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Symptoms and diseases

Disorder rLung in blood or Totshang disease

ཁྲག་རླུང་སྟོད་འཚངས། སྟོད་འཚངས། ཁྲག་རླུང་ནད།
tragloong toetshang/ toetshang / tragloong ne
khrag rlung stod ‘tshangs / stod ‘tshangs / khrag rlung nad

A disease in which the bad blood (ཁྲག་ངན། Wyl. khrag ngan), stirred up by the all-pervasive rLung (ཁྱབ་བྱེད་རླུང་། Wyl. khyab byed rlung) accumulates in the upper part of the body, accompanied by the blood vessels bulging and shortness of breath.

The symptoms are: feeling that your head aches or bursting, pulsation in the head, episodic pain in the neck, insomnia, memory loss, ringing in the ears, numbness in the hands, emotional stress, fatigue, inflated blood vessels are clearly visible.

Described above clinical picture of the disease from the point of view of Western medicine in general corresponds to hypertension.


1) བོད་ལུགས་གསོ་རིག་ཚིག་མཛོད་ཆེན་མོ། Pecin, 2006, pp. 1054, ill ISBN 7-105-07607-0 (Tibetan) Comprehensive modern dictionary of Tibetan Medicine terminology.

2) བསམ་གཏན “གསོ་རིག་སྙིང་བསྡུས་སྐྱ་རེངས་གསར་བ།” བོད་ལྗོངས་མི་དམངས་དཔེ་སྐྲུན་ཁང 1997 pp. 378 ill ISBN: 7-223-01075-4 - (Tibetan) Modern Tibetan Medicine manual.

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