Amchi system

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The Amchi system of medicine is also known as the Tibetan System of Medicine. The system traces its origin to Lord Buddha. It uses many concepts of Ayurveda and the treatment is by use of herbs, minerals, animal organs, and mineral water. [1]

Now it is a part of Indian system of medicine officially and under the Department of Ayush of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Government of India.

Amchi in India

There are 2 Amchi Government Hospitals with 32 beds and 131 Amchi dispensaries.[2] There is an Amchi Medical Institute in Dharmashala, Himachal Pradesh. The Central Council for Research in Ayurveda, under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has a research wing in Tibetan medicine.


  1. Strengthen Indian systems of medicine: Task force, from The Hindu
  2. Ayush in India 2007, Summary of All-India AYUSH Infrastructure Facilities
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