is your go-to online destination for comprehensive coverage of major news across Asia. From politics and business to culture and technology, we bring you the latest updates, deep analyses, and critical insights from every corner of the continent. Featuring exclusive interviews, high-quality photos, and engaging videos, we keep you informed on the breaking news and significant events shaping Asia. Stay connected with us to get a 24/7 update on the most important stories and trends. Our daily updates ensure that you never miss a beat on the happenings in Asia's diverse nations. Whether it's a political shift in China, economic development in India, technological advancements in Japan, or cultural events in Southeast Asia, has it covered. Dive into the world of Asian news with us and stay ahead in understanding this dynamic and vibrant region.


  • Owner: SNOWLAND s.r.o.
  • Registration certificate 06691200
  • 16200, Na okraji 381/41, Veleslavín, 162 00 Praha 6
  • Czech Republic

Nepal’s traditional healers vow to preserve ‘secret and sacred’ indigenous knowledge even as climate change bites

When a patient visits Tsewang Gyurme Gurung’s clinic, he reaches for their wrist first.

His eyes are closed and his fingers move slowly as if he is shifting guitar chords, while examining for a pulse.

“When we do the pulse reading, we will be watching the frequency and amplitude of vital organs to find out if there are any imbalances,” Gurung explains. “The fingers are our tools, they’re the scanner to the body. Pulses are the messenger to the amchi from that body.”

The ancient practice of Sowa Rigpa is facing an existential crisis in Nepal. There are only about 200 amchi still practising in the country, according to the Sowa Rigpa Association, their numbers dwindling due to limited educational pathways and legal recognition challenges.

In his late-30s now, Gurung has been practising the Sowa Rigpa system of medicine since his childhood. He initially wanted to be a surgeon, but followed the path of traditional medicine after his elder brother showed little interest in continuing their family lineage.

Gurung said he learned about human anatomy and medicinal plants used for treatments from his father, Tshampa Ngawang Gurung. He was diagnosing patients when he was a teenager and is now an 11th-generation amchi based in the remote village of Jomsom, the district headquarters.

Sowa Rigpa, commonly referred to as traditional Tibetan medicine, derives its knowledge from centuries-old texts that have been passed on from generations of healers. They studied the human body in detail, while also documenting hundreds of plant species that are used to treat ailments, ranging from coughs and fevers to more severe illnesses.

At his clinic in Jomsom Bazaar, housed on the ground floor of his Dancing Yak Hotel, Tsewang Gyurme unwraps a text