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Bon Lineage Doctors And The Local Transmission Of Knowing Medical Practice In Nagchu

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This chapter demonstrates how local doctors use lineage to legitimise themselves as upholders of a medical tradition inside their former tribal communities in the nomadic region of Nagchu, and how it also reflects and legitimises regional medical expertise. This medical expertise, in addition to the general transmission of the standard medical knowledge as expounded in the Rgyud bzhi, concerns the personal transmission of specific medical treatments and local medical knowledge, especially concerning materia medica. The chapter also exposes the familial, social and professional relationship among these lineage doctors, and reveals an alternative model of Tibetan medicine that can either exist outside of, or overlap with, institutionalied and modernised Tibetan medicine represented by the Mentsikhang system.

Keywords: Bon Lineage Doctors; medical knowledge transmission; Mentsikhang system; Nagchu; Rgyud bzhi; Tibetan medicine

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