The American Tibetan Medical Association, Inc. (ATMA) is a nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Tibetan medicine.
Board Of Directors and Members
Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo, President
Dr. Yangdron Kalzang, Director
Dr. Chimed Rabtan, Director
Dr. Gerald Steinberg, Treasurer
Dr. Kalsang Wangyal, Director of public Relationship
D. Tashi Dorje, Sacretary of the professional TMD
Passed Board of Directors:
Dr. Yang Ga, TMD and Ph.D. ( Lhasa)
Dr. Kunchok Gyaltsen, TMD and Ph.D, ( Amdo)
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche
Rodney Barker, Esq.
Daniel Goleman, PhD
Thomas Lesser, Esq.
Lama Surya Das
Anasuya Weil, M.Sc.
Lhajegang Tseten Namgyal, Tibetan Medicine Dr.
Regarded as science, art, and philosophy, Tibetan medicine is an ancient form of holistic healthcare indigenous to the Tibetan people.
Tibetan medicine integrates core Buddhist principles of: altruism, karma, and ethics.
Originating from early Tibetan culture, traditional Tibetan medicine evolved into a synthesis of thousands of years of accumulated empirical knowledge from: China, Persia, India, and Greece. Tibetan medicine has been practiced continuously into Tibet for over 2,500 years and refined for centuries in order to alleviate the suffering of all sentiment beings.
Unlike traditional Chinese medicine, Tibetan medicine has its roots in Buddhism and the core texts are believed to have come directly from the Medicine Buddha.
These texts integrate great deep insights of the human mind with a common sense approach to illness that results in treatments specifically tailored to each individual’s temperament and physical condition. Treatment modalities include: diet, behavior, medicine, and external therapies.
Tibetan medicine seeks to balance the body and mind as well as their relationship to society and the environment. Herbs, minerals, roots, and barks are gathered in a sustainable manner so as to safeguard their availability for future generations. Tibetan medicine is particularly relevant for the modern age because it is: sustainable, ecological, affordable, and it’s emphasis on the mind-body connection make it cross-functional in relation to physical and mental health.
There is an urgency in ATMA’s mission because many of the elder practitioners of Tibetan medicine who were trained by the great masters are passing away. It is crucial that this knowledge is shared with the next generation of Tibetan physicians. Currently there are two main schools for Tibetan Medicine within India but there is only one in North America. ATMA has dedicated itself to preserving these precious lineages.
Mission & Goals:
The American Tibetan Medical Association is a national organization representing the Tibetan medical profession within the United States of America. It’s mission is to preserve, protect, improve, and promote the: philosophy, knowledge, science and practice of Tibetan medicine for the benefit of humanity.
* To serve as a representative membership organization of the Tibetan medical profession.
* To serve as an official spokesperson/representative for the Tibetan medical profession within the United States.
* To establish and maintain standards of: education, ethics, professional competency, and licensing.
* To establish and maintain desirable relationships within the Tibetan medical profession, other professions, organizations, governmental agencies, groups and with all reputable organizations of the two that medical profession throughout the world carrying out compatible purposes.
* To affect public policy and legislation and all matters pertaining to Tibetan medicine.
* To support the establishment of licensing for the practice of Tibetan medicine.
* To develop, participate in, conduct and supportive at medical research programs consistent with two that medical principles.
* To maintain the science of Tibetan medicine as a separate and distinct healing profession.
American Tibetan Medical Association
PO Box 278
Conway, MA, 01341 USA