South-East Asia Primary Health Care Innovations Network (SEAPIN)

Information Resource Centre on Herbal/Traditional Medicine

South-East Asia Primary Health Care Innovations Network (SEAPIN) was formally launched in August 2010 under the auspices of World Health Organization, South-East Asia Regional Office, New Delhi with 17 Institutions from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The Institute of Primary Health Care Innovations and Foundation for Quality of Life, Thailand was unanimously elected as the Secretariat for the SEAPIN for the first term for three years.

The National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Royal University of Bhutan, Thimphu was identified as the Information Resource Centre on Herbal/Traditional Medicine during the First Meeting of the South-East Asia Primary Health Care Innovations Network (SEAPIN) in August 2010 at Chiangmai, Thailand. Since then, the Institute has tried to compile the national publications on herbal and traditional medicine in Bhutan and following are the list of Publications so far:

  • Institute of Indigenous Medicine(1983) Formulary of Traditional Medicine of Bhutan, Department of Health Services, Ministry of Social Services,Thimphu (English and Dzongkha)
  • National Institute of Traditional Medicine(1989) An Introduction to Traditional Medicine in Bhutan, Department of Health, Ministry of Social Services, Thimphu (English)
  • National Institute of Traditional Medicine(1999) Medicinal Flora of Bhutan, Health Division, Ministry of Health and Education, Thimphu(Dzongkha)
  • Institute of Traditional Medicine Services(2002) Institute at a Glance, Department of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Education, Thimphu(English)
  • Institute of Traditional Medicine Services(2005) An Introduction to Traditional Medicine Services in Bhutan, Second Edition, Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Health, Thimphu (English) 
  • Institute of Traditional Medicine Services (2005) Research Guideline, ITMS, Thimphu (English and Dzongkha)
  • Wangchuk.D, Jamphel.K, Wangchuk.P (2006) Proceedings of Bhutan - Japan Joint Symposium on Conservation and Utilization of Himalayan Medicinal Resources, ITMS, Thimphu (English)
  • Tenzin.S (2007) Traditional Medicine Formulary of Bhutan, 2nd Edition, Menjong Sorig Pharmaceutical, ITMS, Thimphu (English and Dzongkha)
  • Institute of Traditional Medicine Services (2007) National Traditional Medicine Professional Service Standard, Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Health, Thimphu (English and Dzongkha)
  • Dorji. Y (2007) Training Manual for Collection of Low Altitude Medicinal Plants, ITMS, Thimphu (Dzongkha)
  • National Traditional Medicine Hospital (2008) Therapy Guidelines for Traditional Medicine Practitioner, ITMS, Thimphu (Dzongkha)
  • Zangpo.N (2008) Preliminary Practice of Astrology and Astrological Calendar, NITM, Thimphu (Dzongkha)
  • Wangdi. T, Wangdi.S (2008) Introduction of Sowa Rigpa in Bhutan, NITM, Thimphu
  • National Traditional Medicine Hospital (2009) Standard Treatment Guide for Traditional Medicine, ITMS, Thimphu (Dzongkha)
  • Dorji.Y (2008) Identification of Hot Springs and Medicinal Water of Bhutan, ITMS, Thimphu (Dzongkha)
  • ITMS and IASTAM (2009) Conference Programme and Booklet of Abstract, ITMS, Thimphu (English)
  • Samten (2009) Monograph on Medicinal Plants of Bhutan, Vol. I, Pharmaceutical and Research Unit, ITMS, Thimphu (English)
  • Wangchuk.P, Samten (2009) Monograph on Medicinal Plants of Bhutan, Vol. II, Pharmaceutical and Research Unit, ITMS, Thimphu (English)
  • National Institute of Traditional Medicine (2009) Pulse Reading and Urine Analysis, NITM, Thimphu (Dzongkha)
  • Wangchuk. P, Samten, Ugyen (2009) High Altitude Medicinal Plants of Bhutan: An Illustrated Guide for Practical Use, Research and Pharmaceutical Unit, ITMS, Thimphu (English)
  • Pharmaceutical and Research Unit (2009) Handbook on Quality Control of Raw Materials, ITMS, Thimphu (English)
  • Wangchuk.P, Samten (2009) Low Altitude Medicinal Plants of Bhutan: An Illustrated Guide for Practical Use, Pharmaceutical and Research Unit, ITMS, Thimphu (English)
  • Gaylek.K, Lhendup.N, Karma (2010) Bhutanese Traditional Classification of Diseases and related health problem, 2nd Edition, Department of Medical Services, Thimphu (Dzongkha)
  • Wangchuk.D (2010) An Introduction to Traditional Medicine Services in Bhutan, ITMS, Thimphu (English)
  • Lhamo.N (2011) Health Seeking Behavior related to Sowa Rigpa in Bhutan, NITM, Thimphu (English)
  • Dorji.Y (2011) Precious Stones and Minerals for Medicine Formulations, Menjong Sorig Pharmaceutical, Ministry of Health, Thimphu (Dzongkha)

        English Language                          =             12

        Dzongkha Language                      =             10

        Dzongkha and English                  =              4

   

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