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Posted by Susan S ( on September 25, 2000 at 16:14:08:

In Reply to: PLEASE HELP !!!! posted by L MORGAN on September 25, 2000 at 15:06:04:

: I Need TO know the beliefs for receiving medical care for the buddhists. What type of medicla interventions are permitted? Plese help.

I sense an urgency in your message so let me try and make it simply for you. In the Buddhist world, all medical treatment is acceptable, nothing is denied in that arena. We have Lamas that come to this country (USA) or Europe that are in need of great help in that area and so it is referred to as approiate medicine.
There is many types of medical medicine but there are times when it is necessary to be treated by modern medicine so if you have a problem, then don't deny anything. There is Tibetan medicine and Chinese medicine and I can remember when I went to Dharmsala years ago that I had the opportunity to see His Holiness's personal physician who gave me medicine but also stated it would take a long time. On returning home and my problem became life threatening, I had to turn to modern medicine as surgury was the only thing that would benefit me. It is still the same today in areas of my life and life is very precious and to stay in the physical body, if that is what you need, don't hesitate.
This time when I was in Nepal I received medicine that in the future will help me and with the promise that if I use it, I probably will not have to face surgury again. I am able to use both kinds of medicine, Modern and Tibetan and Chinese to help me for the future.
It is most important what I am going to say to you. You must totally understand what is the problem and what is happening to you on the physical level so you can help yourself and modern medicine has the tests and machinary to see inside and that is very important.
I hope this helps in answering your question. Also remember not every where is there Tibetan Doctors that can be consulted.

Susan S

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