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Alzheimer's and Tibetan medicine, some preliminary thoughts.

In recent months we have had a few people contact us to discuss Alzheimer’s disease, hoping to use our Tibetan formulas as a primary protocol as well as in ways to support more conventional treatment options. From a Tibetan medical perspective, Alzheimer’s is related to a disturbance of the energy (rLung) which flows in one of the main energy channel of the head. Being a rLung issue, Agar 35 and Bimala can be helpful, but they are often not strong enough to be used alone, and must be combined with Western medicines to be effective. This being the case, several caregivers have reported that supplementation with Agar 35 has helped to keep the patient calm during the day when they...

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What is Vimala?

Vimala (more commonly known as Bimala) is a balanced formula, the basis of which is Nutmeg, Terminalia chebulam, Boswellia serrata and Aquilaria malaccensis. Nutmeg and Boswellia serrata are warming; Terminalia Chebula and Aquilaria malaccensis are cooling, and all are used in controlling wind. In particular, the function of nutmeg is to regulate wind in the central channel and heart cakra. In addition to these four herbs, Vimala has a number of other supporting herbs which control wind and support the heart cakra. Vimala might be described as the meditator's formula of choice. Vimala is an excellent herbal support for those who are embarking in meditation retreats where vata or "rlung" disturbances are a constant issue. In addition to this, since...

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