The 1,000-year-old practice of Tibetan Medicine, known as Sowa Rigpa in the Himalayan region, uses methods such as pattern differentiation, tongue and pulse analysis, urine inspection, orbital and facial analysis, palpation, and more to make a conclusion about an individual’s symptoms.
Influenced by Ayurvedic Medicine, Buddhist philosophy, the Tibetan Bön tradition, and astrology, Tibetan Medicine proposes that the conditions of the body arise as the result of an imbalance between the three NYEPA, known as Lung, Tripa, and Beken (Wind, Bile, and Phlegm). The NYEPA correspond to the three poisons in Buddhist philosophy: attachment, anger, and ignorance. Diseases of body, mind, and spirit are the consequence of disharmony among the three NYEPA. The three NYEPA have a direct influence on the five elements that make up this world.
Traditional Tibetan Medicine practitioners (Manpa / Amchi) formulate herbs into pills, decoctions, powders, oils, and wines using over 70 varieties of ingredients. These formulas are often made at the time of a patient's clinic visit, thus providing an individualized approach to symptom relief.
The formulas used in Cheezheng's plaster and other products are the direct result of extensive consultation with renowned Tibetan Medicine professionals in local clinics.