According to Buddhist perspectives, the mind causes all sickness, disease, and poor health, while our ‘karma’ is responsible for all of our happiness and suffering. Buddhism holds that everything good or bad that happens to us now is the result of all our previous deeds, not only in this lifetime but also in previous lives. To heal ourselves, we must guard and check our own actions and Karma, which necessitates constant mindfulness and awareness of all our body, mind, and speech actions. As a result, Buddhism takes a holistic approach, and according to this, all human beings have the ability to control our destiny, including the state of our mind and body.
Hot Stone Bath for Buddhist Healing Bhutan also believes that in order for permanent healing to occur, it is necessary to heal not only the current disease with medicines and other forms of treatment, but also to eliminate the root cause of disease, which originates in the mind, and that if we do not heal or purify the mind, the sickness and problem will reoccur. To heal the mind and, by extension, the body, we must eliminate negative thoughts and their imprints and replace them with positive ones. The root of our problems and sickness is also selfishness, which forces us to engage in negative actions such as jealousy, anger, and greed.
This approach is a Traditional Bhutanese Arts of Healing practiced since old age and exists till now. It is believed that this Art of Healing improves the health of those who experience mental and physical aches using different medicinal herbs and essential oil.
This natural healing and massage therapy service is also an excellent approach to relax and promote general health and well-being of the recipient.
Sowa Rigpa’s traditional medicine system, also known as nangpai men (Buddhist medicine) in Bhutan, is based on the Volumes of the Four Tantras (rGyud-bZhi). The Lord Buddha, manifesting as the Medicine Buddha in the Celestial Palace known as Drong Khyer Tana Dug, propounded the Four Tantras.
Lingzhi is a major source of high-altitude medicinal plants in Bhutan, which are collected each year to make herbal medicines. Because of Zhabdrung Rinpoche’s blessings, it is believed that the sources are infinite. Low-altitude plants are collected in southern Bhutan, which is 221 meters above sea level, and some herbs are imported from India.
Bhutanese people have used herb-based medical and health treatments since ancient times. Traditional medical services, including local healers, are still available today, and are practiced alongside modern medical and healthcare services.
With the blessings of the aforementioned compassionate and enlightened masters and leaders, traditional medicine, or nangpai men, has thus played a very important role and continues to contribute enormously to the good health and happiness of the people. In practice, traditional medicine is one of the most sustainable alternative healthcare systems because it has the capacity to develop human resources and all of the raw materials can be sourced within the country.