What is TMCA Clinic

What you see – If you wish to experience the goodness of Tibetan and Chinese medicines in Pune, Dr. Passang’s clinic is the one for you. With a doctorate degree in traditional ancient medicine of China and Tibet, Dr. Passang has tried to unite both the disciplines with the administration of herbal medicine with acupuncture.
Enter the clinic but without footwear for it is mandatory to remove your shoes to maintain hygiene here. As we sat and browsed through the books we couldn’t help noticing the numerous pictures of human anatomy pasted all over the walls of the waiting room. It was a biology class all over again for us. There are also articles educating you about medicinal practices.
The consulting room has a wall hanging of Buddha in red, along with small Buddha statues all over giving a very spiritualistic outlook. We also saw a letter from Dalai Lama, wishing Dr. Passang health and luck and motivating him to have confidence in himself for all his future endeavors. Dr. Passang has two separate rooms where the treatment sessions take place.
What you get – The combination of traditional Tibetan and Chinese herbal medicine and Acupuncture along with Moxa, cupping and Chiropractic work is used to heal body pains, stiffness, acute and chronic problems (apparently even cancer), face and skin problems of all types, physical and mental emotional problems, weight loss and gain. They even have sessions to help quit smoking and drinking.
Moxa treatment which is also called as maxibustion is a traditional Tibetan medical technique that involves the burning of mugwort (a weedy plant) over the required acupuncture points of the patient. It is believed that this helps in strengthening the blood circulation and Qi (spiritual energy) and maintaining health.
They also use the method of cupping here. It takes care of blockage of blood and phlegm. This helps to maintain a better flow of blood movement which ultimately takes care of chronic imbalances. It heals spondylitis, blood pressure, water retention etc. For people with bone problems like hernia etc, chiropractic work is suggested to help strengthen and align them.
Our verdict – Dr. Passang is known in India and Europe for promoting acupuncture and is on the board of many health councils. Along with an American psychiatrist he travels all over the world to incorporate acupuncture in solving problems of the emotionally affected. This ancient form of healing is said to have no side effects. Prior appointments are necessary here. Once in a year they also offer free Moxa treatments.

Anytime between
– 9:00 AM -1:00 PM and 4:00 PM – 7.30 PM (Closed on Sundays)
For appointments– call mob.+91-9822057729     tel. 020-65231581, 020-26155936
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Rejuvenation and Longevity Retreat with Tibetan Medicines, Chinese Acupuncture and Iyangar Yoga.




Brief History Of Traditional Tibetan Medicine

The Tibetan medical system is one of the world’s oldest known medical traditions, with a history going back approximately 2500 years. There are many well-established practices, such as applying residual barley from Chung (Tibetan Beer) on swellings, drinking hot water in the case of indigestion, and using melted butter for bleeding and wounds. These practices developed from experience and formed the basis for the development of the art of healing in Tibet. During the pre-Buddhist era, there were also religious and cultural influences from the indigenous Bon tradition.

4th century

The renowned Tibetan physician, Dungi Thorchok, was born early in the century. He became eminent in his field and later served as personal physician to the 28th Tibetan King Lhathothori. Under his reign the famous Tibetan physician, Yuthok Yonten Gonpo, was born.

7th century
This period marks the beginning of two centuries of Tibetan dominance of Upper Asia. King Songtsen Gampo (617-650) invited physicians from India, Nepal, Persia and China to Tibet to discuss their medical systems. The result is believed to be a collection, in Tibetan, of their combined medical knowledge.

8th century

During the reign of King Trisong Deutsen (755-595), the first International Medical Conference was held at Samye, in Tibet. Physicians skilled in the medical systems of India, Persia, Nepal, Greece, China and other neighbouring countries debated and shared their knowledge. After the conference, the elder Yutok Yonten Gonpo, synthesised the essence of the various Asian medicals ystems and rewrote the Four Tantras, known as the rGyud-bZhi (pronounced Goo-shee). He founded the first Tibetan medical school in Kongpo sMenlung, Tibet in 762.

12th century

Yuthok Yonten Gonpo, the Younger, wrote eighteen other supplementary works on the rGyud-bZhi, the teachings on which Tibetan Medicine has since been based.

13th – 14th century

Jangpa Namgyal Dragsang and Zurkhar Nyamnyi Dorjee wrote many books on medicine and astrology.

17th century

Tibetan medicine underwent further development at the hands of Desi Sanggye Gyatso, an influential politician, scholar and renowned Tibetan physician. He was founder of the Chogpori Medical Center, in Lhasa, Tibet.


The 13th Dalai Lama established the Men-Tsee-Khang in Lhasa, Tibet.


His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama in exile re-established the Men-Tsee-Khang in Dharamsala, India.

Current situation

Tibetan Medicine which has been highly respected throughout Asia for many centuries, is now engendering great interest all over the world.

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Dr.Passang Thopchen

Dr. Passang Thopchen – B.T.M.S., D.T.C.M., M.D.



Dr. Passang Thopchen is third lineage of Namwed Kegal Tsang. Namwed Kegal who ruled Song choo area in east Tibet. He practices a unique fusion of both disciplines and so is able to complement the administration of herbal medicine with acupuncture. He is totally dedicated to the ancient medical sciences and is constantly engaged in research.

Tibetan medicine takes the whole person into account considering all aspects: lifestyle, diet, morality, and most important, the emotions. If unbalanced, these weaken the immune system and so are perceived as being the root cause of all sickness. Prevention is better then cures. Doctor Passang cures through diet, moral behaviour, medicines and therapy (internal and external therapy) to treat the patient.

Dr. Passang has been practicing on the international community in Dharamsala and Pune, India. He has treated more then 100.000 patients in that time, and so has gained unprecedented insights into the national emotional characteristics he has encountered.

Treatment always involves the patients in their own recovery. Dr. Passang offers counseling and visualization as techniques to balance the mind, by changing the diet, morality. He has been successful in treating a wide spectrum of ailments, from drug addiction to the common cold. Perhaps it is because he comes from a medical back-ground (his mother is a qualified western medical doctor, she also used acupuncture.) But Dr. Passang accesses his ancestral intuition in both diagnosis and treatment. He conducts acupuncture and Tibetan medicine course. He never fails to hit his target and has had invariably positive feedback.

Dr. Passang is a member of the Tibetan medical society of Tibet, the acupuncture TCM of China, and India academy of acupuncture science (I A Ac Sc) of India. He has attended international conferences in Beijing, New Delhi and Rome.