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Tibetan Medical Dietary Book: Potency & Preparation of Vegetables by Dr. Yangbum Gyal

For the last 40 years I have relied on Tibetan medicine to help with conditions of the heart, kidney, bladder, along with neurological challenges with walking, coordination and balance. I became convinced that the ancient system of healing based on Buddhist principles was exceedingly effective in the overall management of long-term chronic illness. Dr. Yangbum Gyal carries on this rich tradition with insight and compassion. He has added acupuncture to his practice, having studied at the Miswest College of Oriental Medicine in Racine, WI. I would highly recommend him to anyone wishing to pursue Tibetan healing and/or acupuncture. There is a deep peace in knowing that body, mind and spirit can heal together.
-Marion Nelson, Spring Green WI

I have worked with Yangbum Gyal for a number of years and find him to be a humble man and a great practitioner of both acupuncture and Tibetan Medicine. Many clients have had great results from acupuncture, for both short-term and long-term therapy for more chronic conditions. He is a very thoughtful and gentle man. I would highly recommend him particularly for those who are new to acupuncture and Tibetan Medicine.
-Susan A-A., Middleton WI

Dr. Gyal has has helped with several health issues over the past few years, and continues to be a source of healing for me and my family. As a health practitioner myself, I recommend Dr. Gyal not only for his knowledge as a doctor of Tibetan Medicine, but as a caring and compassionate person.
-Nathalie d.M., Bloomington IN

Dr. Yangbum Gyal exhibits many qualities that indicate excellence as a Tibetan physician. His intelligence and understanding are stable. Further, his ministrations seem to be strengthened by genuine motivation. I have personally benefited for over a decade from Dr. Gyal’s care. My chronic pain condition is well-managed and I feel happier and more energetically balanced than I have in a long time. 

 -Kirsten V. G., Madison WI

Dr. Yangbum Gyal

Dr. Yangbum Gyal is a traditional Tibetan medicine doctor (amchi) and licensed acupuncturist who has been practicing Tibetan medicine for over 25 years. Dr. Gyal is currently practicing Tibetan herbal medicine and acupuncture in Madison WI, Life Force Healing Center in Evanston IL (Chicago area), Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington IN, and Tsengdok Monastery in Vancouver BC.


Dr. Gyal received his BTMS (Bachelor in Tibetan Medical Science) from Malho Medical School in Qinghai Province (Eastern Tibet), and his Menrampa (Doctor of Tibetan Medicine) from Men-Tsee-Khang Tibetan Medical & Astrological Institute in India, and his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Racine, Wisconsin.


Dr. Yangbum Gyal served as a resident doctor, research fellow, and professor at the Men-Tsee-Khang in India and its branch clinics in Nepal. He also served as a resident doctor at the Hargay Health Center in Qinghai Province (Eastern Tibet).

Dr. Gyal has taught Tibetan language and topics on Tibetan medicine at Indiana University-Bloomington, and is currently working in the Cultural Linguistic Services department at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He authored the Tibetan Medical Dietary Book: Vol. I, The Potency and Preparation of Vegetables (Men-Tsee-Khang, 2004) and has published and presented various papers on Tibetan medicine and general health topics. An accomplished translator, he translated One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn into Tibetan, which was published by Gansu Nationality Publishing House (2013).

Health and wellbeing support an active, growing mind: Dr. Gyal and other supporters contributed to the completion of the Jamo School Project, an effort to provide clean, safe, and aesthetically pleasing school grounds for Jamo Primary School in Qinghai Province (Eastern Tibet). The school has provided education to local children for around 44 years. Of these students, around 230 have graduated from college and now have professional careers. Due to the hard work and dedication of both teachers and students, it has received more 30 different awards and recognitions from county, state, and province.


I have been to Dr. Yangbum Gyal for 12 years, both at his offices in Madison and at the Medicine Buddha Healing Center in Spring Green, WI. He is a conscientious, thorough, and excellent practitioner of Tibetan Medicine and Acupuncture. I have recommended Dr. Gyal to many people, friends and acquaintances. I would highly recommend anyone to have a consultation with Dr. Gyal to see if his services would be beneficial to them.

-Kathy M., Dodgeville WI

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