Prayer to Father of Sowa Rigpa, Tibetan Medicine, the Traditional Medicine system of the himalayan regions of India, Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, Buryatia, Siberia, and Mongolia
Douglas studied at University level as a Biology major in the early 1990's for almost 4 years. Being discontent with the curriculum, he continued studying at the University for several more years, though it was always with the focus from many different healing modalities that he studied. In the late 1990's he began practicing UL Craniosacral therapy, and deepened his knowledge of Ayurveda working as a yoga teacher and therapist at the Growing Edge in Big Sur, CA. He first visited India, China, Nepal and Tibet in 1991. He received certificate of 500 hour study from National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine in 1998, and studied Pancha Karma under Dr Vishundas Kannan of Kerala, India in 2004. In 2010 he began his formal studies in Sowa Rigpa and immediately began replacing many Naturopathic approaches he was utilizing in his clinics, with the traditional remedial measures of Sowa Rigpa. In the summers of 2013 and 2014 Gunasilan studied and practiced external therapies of Sowa Rigpa in Amdo, Tibet at a famous all Sowa Rigpa Hospital in Malo, under the direction of his primary teacher Dr. Nida Chenagtsang. His thorough knowledge of various modern alternative healing modalities allows him to understand his clients' journeys of healing and wellness, and offer them practical advice accordingly.
After almost two decades of study in both modern alternative healing, and indigenous healing arts, Gunasilan decided to focus his studies in Sowa Rigpa. Why?
More than 1,000 years ago, Sowa Rigpa, known as the "Sages Medicine System", fused the best of the indigenous medicine systems in Europe, the Middle East and Asia at a time when they were strong and in tact:
*Unani , an ancient Greek and Persian medicine system originating through ancient Egypt, *Chinese Medicine,*Siddha Medicine of the ancient southern Indian Dravidian Culture, *Ayurveda, from ancient Vedic India and the folk healing traditions of the Tibetan plateau.
Refined over many generations through powerful spiritual masters of medicine and yoga, Sowa Rigpa became an effective holistic system for both body and mind. Utilizing dietary and lifestyle recommendations, complex purifications of plants and minerals compounded in highly specialized processes, as well as a variety of external therapies to balance body energy, and restore physical and psychological balance, Sowa Rigpa integrates the best of ancient traditions and delivers efficient results.['/o
Collect the first urine of the morning IF you woke up in the middle of the previous night and urinated. Bring in the SECOND urine of the day if you did not wake up in the middle of the night to pee.
No sex, drugs, strong spicy food,alcohol or exhaustive exercises for at least one day before consultation.
You will be asked to provide your medical history, current and past medications, supplements, and alternative remedies or treatments that you have had.
Douglas will ask any pertinent questions regarding your general complaints and will inspect your Urine sample, touch your spine and feel your pulse. He may also take your blood pressure, or give you a glucometer to help you measure your blood sugar level.
If time permits your consultation could include some external therapy which could include Copper Cupping, Acupuncture, Moxibustion, gentle massage, Accupressure, Yuk-cho(stick tapping therapy), or Horme(mongolian moxibustion).
Douglas de Becker is not an M.D., medical doctor, or physician. Consultations involve education on health and wellness according to traditional indigenous healing concepts. Suggestions include food, exercise and traditional herbal remedies as suggested by these traditions. Douglas does not "diagnose disease" or "prescribe medicine", nor does he "treat disease." For a "medical condition" please consult your doctor.