It is a traditional system of medicine practised in the Himalayan belt of India.
- It originated in Tibet and popularly practiced in countries namely, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia, and Russia.
- The majority of theory and practice of Sowa-Rigpa is similar to “Ayurveda”.
- Yuthog Yonten Gonpo from Tibet is believed to be the father of Sowa Rigpa.
- The basic theory of Sowa-Rigpa may be adumbrated in terms of the following five points:
- The body in disease as the locus of treatment.
- Antidote, i.e., the treatment.
- The method of treatment through antidote.
- Medicine that cures the disease.
- Materia Medica, Pharmacy & Pharmacology.