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Treatment methods in the period of the mongolian empire

Treatment methods in the period of the mongolian empire

Khusekhui and his “Brief Practical Guide to Healthy Diet

Khusekhui was a Mongolian doctor who lived from the late 13th to early 14th century. The career of Khusekhui, as he states in preface to his book, was in the reign of Buvantu Khan in Mongolian Buyantu Khaan (1314—1320) of Yuan Dynasty. Around in 1315, Khusekhui initially emerged as the therapist of Empress Dowager,...

Medical Organizations

When Khubilai Khaan won the throne, he moved the Mongolian capital to Beijing and declared himself as heir to the throne of Mongolia. He also changed the name of Mongolia to the Yuan Dynasty. However his historical role is valued positively as well as negatively, he is proclaimed as the wise Khaan on account...


Many Mongolian aimags and nomadic tribes of Mongol origin were acquainted with the medicinal plants growing in their area and gained much experience in healing and treating diseases. In the XII and XIII centuries the Mongols were uniting and interrelationships between aimags expanded and knowledge of medicinal plants and herbs was exchanged. Tikin was one...

Entrails Applying Therapy

This traditional therapy is performed by applying the 5 entrails (heart, liver, lungs, spleen and kidneys) on the relevant points (Heart is applied on an area close to the patient’s heart, kidney is applied on an area close to the patient’s kidney etc.) of the body, absorbing diseases from those areas. Nomadic herders of the...

Cud Applying Therapy, Skin Applying Therapy

Taking cud out immediately after slaughtering animals and applying it on an aching area is called cud applying therapy. In the beginning, it was one of the simple methods to treat illness that was commonly used. Gradually, it grew into an independent treatment method of traditional medicine. In the contemporary medical texts cud applying...

The Ambulance Service, Manipulation

In the 12-13th century, Mongolian soldiers, generals and especially military doctors gained much experience of rescuing and curing wounded soldiers on battle fields. One of the unique methods used by the Mongolians was to make sick men stronger by having them sit in the abdomen (womb) of a cow or ox, i.e. when someone...

Dairy Products

Fermented mare’s milk is the best drink from all Mongolian dairy products. The process of milking a mare and fermentation of the milk started during the time of the Hunnu. It is included in Jun Lu’s history of the Han empire. Afterwards, in many basic sources as well as in the secret history of...

Traditions of Practical Measures of Nomadic Health

Social health elements were considered to be initially developed among the sedentary societies, yet the Mongolians created preventive health measures which suited their nomadic lifestyle and they have been converted to daily routines and traditions over the years. To keep drinking water clear, the Mongolians prohibited letting the animals graze around the beginning of any...

Medical care Reguiations Approved by Chinggis Khan

From 1206 to 1577 bone setting, healing injuries and wound care were common healing methods. Because of the necessity to cure battle injuries and injuries caused from daily physical work such as catching horses, breaking horses and wrestling, the healing methods were developed over time gaining new and different techniques and procedures. Thus we...


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