completing her basic education in Kathmandu, Dr. Tashi studied
Tibetan medicine with her father for six years. She studied
the traditional texts, methods of diagnosis and how to
compound medicine. During this time, she also received
practical training at the Kunphen clinic itself.
In 1996, Dr.
Tashi joined the Tibet Institute of Traditional Tibetan
medicine in Lhasa Tibet (TAR, China). She completed the
three-years course in theory and practice of Tibetan Medicine,
and received her diploma in 1999. From 1999 to 2001, she
continued her practical education by serving at the Lhasa
Mentseekang (Institute of Tibetan Medicine and Astrology) , as
well as returned at times to treat patients at the Kunphen
clinic. In Lhasa Mentseekang, , Dr. Tashi also learned and
practiced acupuncture and moxibustion.
Dr. Tashi has been a full time physician at the Kunphen
clinic. Since 2003, she has been the Medical Centre's Deputy
Director. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Tashi is also
responsible for overseeing the production of all the Tibetan
medicine used at the clinic. Medicine from the Kunphen clinic
is not only used in Nepal, but is as well being exported
abroad, particularly in Europe and Russia. The clinic serves a
wide variety of patients, from high Tibetan Lamas and
Rinpoches to the ordinary Nepalis and Tibetans, as well as
many foreigners living in Nepal, Between 60 to 100 patients
visit the Kunphen clinic everyday...