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Excerpt from The Legacy of Menla, a film by Adam Miklos, Produced by Alex Co and Adrian Szaki (2012)

This video features the Bangalore branch clinic of the Men-Tsee-Khang (Institute of Medicine and Astrology) in India and its method for dispensing medicines. The clinic’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Dorjee Rapten Neshar, has become renowned in the locality for treating and managing cancer cases with Tibetan medicine.

Dorjee was born in 1965 in Tibet and moved to India when he was five. He started practicing Tibetan Medicine in 1988 after completing his medical studies at the Men-Tsee-Khang. As a residential doctor in a Tibetan settlement near Bangalore, he conducted monthly consultation camps in the city. In 1991 a patron decided to sponsor the Bangalore clinic for Tibetan medicine, which started by seeing an average of eighteen patients per day and now sees nearly one hundred.

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