Integration of Modern and Traditional Tibetan System of Medicine

The Integration Program is an initiative directed mainly to prevent and treat various diseases in Tibetan social settings through a collaboration of the traditional medicine and the allopathic system. As quoted in article 18, clauses 2 of the Charter of the Tibetans in Exile, and under the guidance and encouragement of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and also as the result of the report of the 2016 Overall Health and Prevention Measures Status in Tibetan Community and consecutive Department of Health Review meetings, the First Conference on Collaboration between allopathic and Tibetan Traditional Medicine was held on 27th September 2019. The program was incepted on 1 st October 2020 with the appointment of a special coordinator.
This program primarily aims to create a platform to look for the best practices from both the system in
addressing the preventive measures and treatment of diseases commonly traced within the Tibetan
community such as TB, Hepatitis, and depression in close association with locally selected integration
committee. To empirically study the best practices of both systems in addressing the illnesses.
The main reports under this integration program are:
1. 2019 Report on the First Meeting of Directors Committee Advisory board members
2. 2019 Report on the First Meeting of Integration program
3. 2019 Report on the Second Meeting of Directors Committee Advisory board members
4. 2020 Report on Workshop for Traditional Doctors on Interpretation of Western Medical Report.

Integration meetings being held at CCTM.