Rehabilitation and Curing for the Physical and Mental Balance According to Vajrayana Buddhism

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Sutthipun Thanompun Phrakru Sunthornsanghapinit Thepprawin Chanreang Somwang Kaewsufong

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This research consists of 3 objectives as: 1) to study the concept of rehabilitation and curing for the balance of physical and mental health in the Asia and the West; 2) to study the process and outcomes of rehabilitation and curing for the balance of physical and mental health in line of Vajrayana Buddhism and 3) to analyze the process and outcomes of rehabilitation and curing for the balance in line of Vajrayana Buddhism. Research methodology was a document analysis study and the survey for evidence-based through field interviewed with the doctors, patients and practitioners in Tibetan community:  Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Results of the research were as follows:
The concept of rehabilitation and curing for the balance of physical and mental health in the Asia and West had been developed from traditional medicine of the primitives by healing with herbs and worship God; based on religious and cultural beliefs. In the Asia, it was developed into Ayurvedic, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Buddhist medicine and the West, it was developed into modern medicine. The process of rehabilitation and curing for balanced of physical and mental in line Vajrayana Buddhism was the
Bodhisattva’s path healing by Tibetan doctors ; divided into 2 aspects as 1) the process of promoting for the balance of physical and mental health; 2) the process of rehabilitation and maintaining for the balance of physical-mental health. The first process is giving dietary, habit and behaviors lifestyles advices for healthy personals. The second process is rehabilitation and balance of three humors in body and mind patients by dietary, habit and behaviors lifestyles advice, herbal medicine and other treatments. The results of process; consisted of 3 effects: 1) wellbeing; recovery from illness; 2) longevity and 3) peaceful life. The data analysis of process and outcomes of rehabilitation and curing for balanced of physical and mental health in line of Vajrayana Buddhism illustrated there were the similarity and the difference from modern medical science.

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