Awareness Campaign on Hypertension Held at Samyeling Tibetan Settlement on World Hypertension Day

Majnu Ka Tilla, Delhi: The Samyeling Tibetan Settlement office, its Primary Health Centre (PHC, Delhi) along with Tibetan Medical and Astrology Institute (TMAI) jointly held a hypertension awareness event at the monastery ground in Majnu ka Tilla on May 17, 2019. The health workers of the PHC took blood pressure measurements as well as Body Mass Index ratios of more than 150 participants aged 21 to 81 at the event.

A special video on hypertension from the aspect of traditional Tibetan medicine was screened at the event, keeping in mind the growing public preference for Tibetan traditional medicine. The video featured Dr. Nyima Dorjee of TMAI speaking on hypertension and how it is diagnosed and its causes according to the traditional Tibetan medicine or Sorig. He concentrated specifically on the crucial role diet plays in wellness and preventing such diseases as Hypertension

The video and the overall event was well received by the public.