What is Sowa-Rigpa?
Sowa-Rigpa which is one of the seven Ayush systems, is one of the oldest and well documented systems of traditional medicine in the world. The term ‘Sowa-Rigpa’ is derived from the Bhoti language which means ‘Knowledge of Healing’. Believed to have originated in India from Bhagwan Buddha, it is one of the significant healthcare systems practised in India predominantly in Himalayan regions.
Since there is a demand for trained and skilled manpower in the field of Sowa-Rigpa, it offers many employment opportunities in the Himalayan region, as well as in other parts of the country. Besides India, trained professionals in Sowa-Rigpa are also in demand in other countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia and Russia. Employment opportunities for Sowa-Rigpa professionals are available in training, education, research, public health, government and private sectors.
Some of the career options for a Sowa-Rigpa professional are listed below:
- General practice
- Management & Administration
- Hospital and Healthcare Administration
- Health Supervisor
- Sowa-Rigpa Consultation
- Master of Public Health
- Public Health Centre
Educational Institution for Sowa-Rigpa under Ministry of Ayush
National Institute of Sowa-Rigpa (NISR), Leh http://www.ccras.nic.in/content/national-research-institute-sowa-rigpa-leh
The National Institute of Sowa-Rigpa, Ministry of Ayush, Govt. of India is established in 2020 in Leh town of Union Territory of Ladakh. The Institute has provision for Research, Education and Public Health. The mandate of the Institute is to preserve and promote Sowa-Rigpa system of medicine with the following objectives:
- To impart quality education in Sowa-Rigpa System of medicine.
- To conduct fundamental and clinical research on various therapies and formulations of Sowa-Rigpa system of medicine.
- To revalidate Sowa-Rigpa with scientific tools and parameters.
- To explore and document the herbal and mineral resources of the Himalayas.
- To conduct research on the rich literary wealth of “Sowa Rigpa”.
- To develop and strengthen Sowa-Rigpa practice for public health.
- Conservation and cultivation of Himalayan medicinal plants.
Last updated on July 8th, 2021 at 02:08 pm