Traditional Tibetan Medicine

Traditional Tibetan Medicine

Traditional Tibetan Medicine (TTM) is a holistic health system, which includes the effects of spiritual and astrological aspects. This ancient medical knowledge was first formally documented in the 7th century BCE. The healing knowledge of the ancient Bön tradition was also integrated. The Tibetans held several medical conferences with participants from India, China, Greece and Persia. The results of these knowledge exchanges were also integrated into the Tibetan medical knowledge. In this system for the establishment and maintenance of heath, great emphasis is placed upon nutrition and lifestyle.

The Tibetan name for the mild therapies is „Jamche“. They are practiced to harmonize the body’s energies and for health maintenance, establishing a balance between body and mind. The Jamche therapies are wellness treatments for healthy people.

Kunye – Tibetan Massage

Kunye is a full body massage with a special focus on energy points and the flow of energy. Important energy points are treated with warm herbal compresses; then the energy channels are activated with special massage techniques.

Kunye is a very effective method to rebalance disturbed energies and elements. The treatment takes approx. 90 minutes.

One’s hair may become somewhat oily, so please avoid scheduling a massage directly before important appointments. Please also keep in mind that oil may also get on your clothing.

Dugs pa – warm und cool compresses

Diverse energy points on the body are “massaged” with the appropriate herbal compresses. Dugs pa (pronounced: dugpa) are very relaxing. The treatment lasts approx. 45 – 60 minutes and resembles an ayurveda treatment with herbal compresses.


The mild therapies of TTM are not to be conducted:

  • by a high blood pressure condition that is not properly regulated via medication
  • by an overweight condition
  • during menstruation or pregnancy.