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The Tibetan Medical Bracelet

The Tibetan Medical Bracelet  is made from combinations of five metals that subtly influence the five elemental and planetary energies circulating in the human body.  Worn on the wrist it is said to assist in harmonising these energies, and is a positive influence on our general health and well being.

Since ancient times Tibet has developed its own unique medical and astrological traditions.  No Tibetan doctor can qualify without a sound grounding in the medical astrology of the planets and elements.  Many aspects of this are fascinating in the uses of specialised Tibetan herbs, acupuncture, moxibustion, amulets and other devices.  An important aspect of this tradition is the theory of elemental pulses  which circulate within the body along channels called Tsar.  Each of these channels carries elemental energies and are related to the five planets and elements of the Tibetan astrological- medical system.  They are five types of energy which, in multifaceted ways, underlie the health of our body & the state of our mind.

The condition of these five elemental energies can be ‘read’ by the Tibetan doctor through a system of pulse diagnosis, whereby the condition of the elements  can be ascertained as they pass through the subtle pulses in the wrist.  This is a highly developed science and the skill takes many years to acquire.  When the elements are balanced then good health results.  When the energies are in a condition of disharmony and imbalance, illness eventually results.  The Tibetan Medical Bracelet subtly imparts the positive effects of the five metals to the five elemental pulses whilst it is worn around the wrist.

This traditional design permits all metals to come into direct contact with the skin, and its pattern, representing interlaced Dorjes or Vajras, is also said to impart a beneficial influence to the wearer.  The Dorje is a stylised lightning bolt. In Tibetan symbology its flashing electrical energy is said to dispel  negativity at all levels of ones being.

The effects of the METALS according to traditional Tibetan medicine are:-


  • improves blood flow & consistency
  • dries up watery infections & conditions
  • purifies the blood

  • Copper

  • cures and prevents fevers of liver & lungs.
  • dries up excess fluid & swelling in the joints

  • Tin

  • promotes the healing  of wounds,
  • helps regrowth of skin and flesh after injury
  • expels poisons from the body & dries up infections

  • Nickel

  • improves eyesight and
  • improves various eye disorders
  • alleviates hives, acne & various skin problems

  • Iron

  • strengthens the liver & eyes
  • improves eye condition
  • antidote to poisonous lead in the body

  • No claim is made in Australia for the therapeutic effects of this bracelet beyond the accuracy of the information regarding the Tibetan views on the subject.

    This bracelet is specially produced for Tibastro Imports, and is based upon the original style of Tibetan medical bracelet.  The effects of the five metals has been researched in the Tibetan medical texts by Kim Lai from Tibetan Astrology Australia, and Doctors from the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute in Dharamsala.

    Proceeds from the sale of the Tibetan Medical Bracelet supports further research into Tibetan Astrology and Medicine, thru the Tibetan Astrology Network.


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