We regularly host visiting doctors, teachers, and therapists from both the Tibetan and Chinese Medical Traditions in Portland, OR. Please visit our Activities page for updates.
Dr. Nida Chenagtsang was born in Amdo, in Eastern Tibet. Interested in the traditional healing science of his people, he began his early medical studies at the local Tibetan Medicine hospital. Later he gained scholarship entry to Lhasa Tibetan Medical University, where he completed his medical education in 1996. Dr. Nida completed his practical training at the Tibetan Medicine hospitals in Lhasa and Lhoka. Dr. Nida has published many articles and books on Sowa Rigpa (Traditional Tibetan Medicine). He has extensively researched ancient Tibetan healing methods, and has gained high acclaim in the East and West for his revival of traditional Tibetan external healing therapies. Dr. Nida is the Co-Founder and Medical Director of Sorig Khang International (formerly the International Academy for Traditional Tibetan Medicine). He is also the Co-Founder of the International Ngak-mang Institute, established to preserve and maintain the Rebkong Ngakpa yogic culture within modern Tibetan society. Dr. Nida trains students in Sowa Rigpa and the Yuthok Nyingthig spiritual tradition in over 40 countries around the world.
Dr Tenzin Yangdon (White Tara Tibetan Healing), was born in Lhasa, Tibet, graduated in 1992 from Men Tsee Khang Traditional Tibetan Medical College in Dharamsala, India where she studied Tibetan herbalism, acupuncture, and other traditional healing modalities. She practiced for several years under Dr Kunga Gyurme, the personal physician of HH the Dalai Lama before moving to the United States and starting her private practice.
Dr. Tyler Phan is a fifth generation Vietnamese acupuncturist with over fifteen years of experience. He is an anthropologist at University College London and teaches acupuncture in London and Brighton, UK. He was an intern at the National Hospital of Traditional Medicine in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for six years as well as an intern at the Institute of Traditional Medicine Services in Thimbhu, Bhutan for five years. His teachings merge traditional Vietnamese acupuncture, Tibetan Medicine (Sowa Rigpa), and Ayurveda.
Bair Manzarkhanov, LMT (Tengri Healing), a native of Buryatia in Eastern Siberia, brings a unique integrated approach to massage with a firm grounding in Russian and other Eastern traditions. He incorporates a blend of varied modalities into every massage and tailors his approach to each individual.
Upon graduating from the Ulan-Ude Fundamental Medical College with a specialization in the healing arts in 1999, Bair continued his studies and received a master’s degree in psychology. He subsequently received his license as a massage therapist in Russia, and worked both as a private practitioner and in several renowned massage and rehabilitation centers in Siberia, including the Dikulia Center for Rehabilitation in Irkutsk and the Institute for Eastern Medicine in Ulan-Ude, the largest and most respected center for Tibetan medical treatment in Siberia. Bair specialized in treating patients with back pain and other physical trauma and disease. His patients’ ailments ranged from simple neck and back strains to seriously debilitating back and spinal cord diseases and injuries. After arriving in the United States in 2008, Bair trained for the NYS exam at the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY and continues his studies in Tibetan Medicine with the renowned Dr Nida Chenagtsang.