Changing aspects of Traditional Healthcare System in Western Ladakh, India.

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The Sowa-rigpa system of traditional healing has been practiced from time immemorial in western Ladakh but its existence is in jeopardy today. Documentation of information on various aspects of this system such as treatment methods, materials used for medicine and socio-cultural aspects is needed to ensure the long-term survival of this system.


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Name: Journal of ethnopharmacology
ISSN: 1872-7573
Pages: 621-30


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