Saturday, October 25, 2008

Traditional Healers

Here are some pictures of traditional healers - Chinese, Indian and Tibetan. Note that they are all taking the patient's pulse. The fourth picture is of an Arabic herbalist. I took the final picture in Sri Lanka last month while visiting the Dalada Maligawa. I have been there many times but never before noticed this sculpture. It appears to be of a man massaging a monk's foot. Most unusual!

3 comments:

Javen said...

here's a picture for a Tibetan Jivaka http://www.ancientmassage.com/jivaka.htm
He sits on the top right corner of the Bhaisajyaguru Thangka http://www.ancientmassage.com/palace.htm

chris.orren said...
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chris.orren said...

Please, I would like to know any detail about the indian traditional healer picture. Thank you, C.O.

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