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This article presents COVID-19 as understood by Tibetan medicine in the dimensions of its etiology, diagnosis, and treatment as described by senior Tibetan physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic and highlighting key excerpts from the Tibetan classic Four Medical Treatises and related commentaries.

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The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 as its resultant virulent infectious disease that has reached global pandemic proportions has become an internationally shared experience of hardship and challenge. An understanding of this condition from the Tibetan medical paradigm highlights distinctions of therapeutic and investigative relevance compared to biomedical and other traditional Asian medical approaches.

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This page is a summary of: Tibetan Medical Paradigms for the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic, Asian Medicine, August 2021, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/15734218-12341485.
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