TIBETAN MEDICAL DOCTOR
Tenzin Dakpa, a Tibetan medical doctor, is available for consultations at the Center for Dzogchen Studies on a monthly basis. Tibetan medicine is helpful if you have an ongoing medical problem or for prevention of disease. Dr. Dakpa will use pulse, tongue and urine observation to determine whether an imbalance exists and will then prescribe diet, behavior and herbs to rebalance your system. The visits last 30-40 minutes per person. The cost of the initial visit is about $100, which includes any herbs he may prescribe.
Dr. Tenzin Dakpa received his doctoral degree from Men-Tsee-Khang (The Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute of His Holiness the Dalai Lama) in 1991, graduating first in his class. After serving as resident doctor at clinics in New Delhi, India and Pokhara, Nepal, Dr. Dakpa was transferred to Men-Tsee-Khang Headquarters in Dharmasala, India. There he served as a Special Technical Assistant to the Director and was Secretary to the High Level Tibetan Medical and Astrological Committee. He also worked as a lecturer at the Tibetan Medical and Astrological College and was the Editor-in-Chief of the sMan-rTsis Journal.
As assistant to the late Dr. Tenzin Choedrak, senior personal physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dr. Dakpa has traveled throughout Europe, Asia, and North America for seminars, conferences, and medical consultations. He attended the Third World Congress on Medical Acupuncture & Natural Medicine in Edmonton, Canada and the founding ceremony of the International Peace University in Berlin, Germany in 1995. He also attended the Annual International Symposium on Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics at Columbia University, New York City in 2000, 2005, 2006, and 2007; the International Congress on Tibetan Medicine in Washington, DC in 1998 and 2003; and the Longevity & Optimal Health: Integrating Eastern and Western Perspectives convened by the Columbia Integrative Medicine Program and Tibet House, US in 2006.
Dr. Dakpa is co-author of Fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine, published in 2001. He has also written Tibetan Medicine – Part One: History, Principles and Methodology and Part Two: Tibetan Materia Medica and its Application in Chronic Ailments in Principles of Integrated Medicine, as well as The Science of Healing: A Comprehensive Commentary on the Root Tantra and Diagnostic Techniques of Tibetan Medicine. Since coming to the United States, he has been a Tibetan Health Advisor at the Medicine Buddha Healing Center in Spring Green, WI; Research Scholar in Alternative Medicine and Honorary Fellow of the Center for South Asia, University of Wisconsin; and the Tibetan Medicine Program Coordinator of Tibet Center, Chicago, IL. He currently teaches at Shang-Shung Institute School of Tibetan Medicine in Conway, MA and sees patients in New England and New York.