China Compiles Tibetan Medicine Textbooks

Xinhua, 13 June 2001

XINING, June 13 (Xinhua)—A group of experts from Tibet and some other Chinese provinces are compiling a set of Tibetan medicine teaching materials for higher education nationwide.

A working meeting on the teaching materials project was recently held here, announcing that the 25 volumes of materials will be completed in two years.

As part of the China's traditional medicine, the Tibetan medicine has a history of over 2,000 years and has been proven to have an extremely good curative effect for heart, blood vessel, liver and gall diseases.

At present, a dozen of Tibetan medicine colleges and institutes have been set up in China's Tibet, Gansu, Sichuan, Yunnan and Qinghai where most of the Tibetan people live.