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© 2020 Shrīmālā Healing Arts. Tibetan Medicine is a millennia-old healing discipline formally acknowledged in Tibet, China, India, Bhutan, and Nepal. However, it is not a licensed medical discipline in the USA, UK, or EU, and therefore is not regulated by the FDA, AMA or any other regulatory body in these countries. Erik is not legally qualified to diagnose any conditions, and no herbal formulas recommended or supplied are intended to prevent, treat, or cure any disease. Therapies or treatments pursued under a Tibetan Medicine Practitioner should not be treated as a replacement for qualified care by a licensed physician.

Secondary Causes of Disease

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Diet

Unsuitable diet affects the humors, causing them to become imbalanced (in excess, deficiency, or disturbance), affecting the equilibrium of the body-mind system.

Behavior

Unsuitable behavior affects the humors, causing them to become imbalanced (in excess, deficiency, or disturbance), affecting the equilibrium of the body-mind system.

Time/Season

Seasonal and other cyclic effects on the system can cause accumulation, activation, and pacification of the humoral energies. These can lead to imbalance.  

Provocation

Dön, or provocations, are external influences on our health. Microorganism, environmental toxicity, and mental afflictions all fall under this category.

The secondary causes (gyen) of disease are the conditioning factors that we experience in our day-to-day lives that give rise to experiences of imbalance. When they come into contact with the fundamental causes of the three mental afflictions, they can cause imbalance of the three humors and produce disease.