About Dr. Sherab Barma

He completed two years of internship under the personal guidance of Dr. Trogawa Rinpoche who is the Founder and Director of Chagpori Tibetan Medical Institute during 1997 - 1999. Dr. Sherab taught Dzongkha and Tibetan Language at the St. Joseph’s College in North Point, Darjeeling, India and St. Paul’s School in Jalapahar, Darjeeling, India from 1991 - 1995 while he was studying at the Chagpori Medical College in Darjeeling. He then worked as a resident doctor at the Chagpori Tibetan Medical Institute for two years. From 1999-2006 Dr. Sherab's work included working as a consultant doctor and advocate of rare medicinal plantations including the conservation, management and sustainable use of endangered medicinal plants in the Mount Everest region. Studying the effects and causes of high altitude sickness.Working for World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Nepal with the late Yeshi Lama on medicinal plants research. Producing a documentary for the National Geographic Channel series "The Science of the Mind" concerning traditional indigenous medicine (2005). Teaming up with Ian Baker and National Geographic on an expedition in search of five magic plants and other medicinal plant research in PemaKod, India (2006/2007). Working for the German NGO (Medi-Himal) in free medical services in the remote villages of Nepal 2001-2006. From 2006 to the present his work and research has included Consultant Doctor for Wild Earth Pvt. Ltd. and advisor for both traditional treatment procedures and herbal formulations. Creating the Chi Spa's Signature "Himalayan Hot Stone Treatment" with Joanna Clare, which won the Baccarat Crystal Asia Spa 2006 best spa treatment of the year Award. Helping to develop the traditional tsampa rub treatment. Assisting in creating Jampeche products: the mendril gem treatment, horgi maytsa treatment, herbal foot and face steam bath, flowing river lymph drainage de-tox products as well as yab and yum herbs. Consulting and developing along with Kelly Shaw, former Spa Director of Chi Spa Shangri-la Malaysia, on the creation of new Chi Spa Signature treatments: mud, milk and salts as well as teas for yab and yum, flowing river, spikenard, relaxation. Working on the development and production of Sowa-Rigpa treatment methods.

Teaching traditional Tibetan massage "Ku Nye". Dr. Sherab has been doing healing tours in Europe and the USA from 2004-2009. Dr. Sherab received his Men Rampa degree (MD) in Traditional Sowa-Rigpa indigenious medicine from Mentsekhang, Dharamsala, India in 2009. He is a member of AWB (Acupuncturist without border) International. Dr. Sherab is also the founder and director of Pure Vision Sorig Healing and Research Center in Nepal. The Center is located in the valley of Dollu a few minutes drive from the village of Pharping and one hour drive from Kathmandu city. The center has a Traditional Tibetan medical clinic, traditional healing massage, hot medicinal bath therapy, herbal dry sauna, meditation hall, library, shrine room and Medicine Buddha garden and six clean and comfortable healing rooms with twin beds, attached bathrooms and kitchens. The center is also suitable for long term retreating people as it is located in a peaceful environment. He not only practices Tibetan medicines thus gives great importance to the preservation of medicinal herbs. So he has started a medicinal herb plantation in Bhutan from 2008, which started with 10 kinds of medicinal herbs and they are growing very well. He has a second plantation project to start in Pharping, Nepal near by the healing center.

Anyone who is interested to support and contribute any amount to this conservation project is most welcome.