We are a very small office with no government funding and very limited resources. Despite this we have been very successful in making an enormous difference in the lives of people who have been given few other options because of finances or care available to them. With expanded resources we can continue to keep costs low for patients, and at the same time allow the doctor to continue offering his services in 3 offices around California as well as consulting with Tibetan doctors and patients around the world, without sacrificing the quality of care being given.
Additional funding will also allow the center to provide more services towards patient education and alternative therapies. Any contributions over our desired goal will allow us to keep going longer and continue our mission of serving the community.
SHORT TERM NEEDS:
- Cost of shipping herbs
To cover the cost of shipping herbs from Nepal, where we have a relationship with the growers and know we are getting the best possible quality for what we offer to our patients. We are currently using an express carrier (DHL) in order to move more quickly through customs, but the cost is very high, attributing to the rising cost of herb formulations for patients. If anyone out there has a shipping company that might be able to help reduce costs, that's also another option to consider, :-)
- The cost of attending conferences
Being part of these conferences helps Dr. Dhondup spread the knowledge of Tibetan medicine and its benefits to medical professionals who are looking to incorporate this information into their own practices. But it costs a lot of money to participate (loss of income for the time away from patients, the cost of flight and hotel/meal costs, etc) and if the money's not there he's unable to share his wisdom.
- Costs of supporting the centers in Encinitas/Costa Mesa and San Rafael
Our hope is to bring other Tibetan doctors to America to work with Lobsang so that more people can be helped. But in order to do this the center needs to sponsor them with financial security. Bringing doctors to America would lead to being able to give back to community and the institution where Dr. Dhondup learned his skills. If he has doctors who can see patients while he’s away it would allow him to donate time by going to go Lhasa or Dharamsala once a year for a month to help train other young Tibetan doctors, give lectures, do research, etc. Instead of seeing individual patients during that time he can help a larger community by continuing to spread his knowledge where it is greatly needed.
Other short term needs:
- Help cover reduced rates for very low-income patients who would otherwise not be able to use our services, or any services!
- Cost of traveling to and from satellite offices 3 times a month (space rental, airfare, car rental, meals, etc). -
- To help make the office become more efficient with better administrative programs like scheduling, phone system, database and email programs.
LONG TERM NEEDS/GOALS (these are dreams, really....so if someone out there has a similar dream and has the means to help us out with any of these ideas, please contact us so we can begin to see them through in the service of humanity):
Over the past 30 years of practice and 20 years of intensive research on neurodegenerative diseases, the ultimate goal is to raise money for Lobsang’s non-profit foundation, Global Institute for Tibetan Medicine. With these funds our ambition is to:
- Create a clinical trial research retreat center based on Tibetan Medicine principals. It would be a holistic/whole system focus, using herbs, diet, social and spiritual lifestyle change, therapeutic Tibetan treatments (such as herbal baths, oil treatments, precious pills, concentrating on rejuvenation and regeneration)
- Continue doing research and clinical trials
- Create a Tibetan Medicine Hospice
- Pay for a research assistant
- Pay for someone to write grants and assist with administrative duties
- Buy land to grow high quality Tibetan herbs in America for use in the clinics and treatment center
Lastly, if you have received benefits from Tibetan medicine, thank you for considering us in your planned giving as part of your estate plan!
Here are a few TESTIMONIALS FROM PATIENTS who have been helped by Tibetan medicine:
Regaining stamina and getting off meds for allergies - September, 2016
When I was 27, I was in a car accident and my heart stopped. I sustained many broken bones and a punctured lung. It was a long recovery. I never regained my stamina.
I have found Lobsang to be a treasure. When I first met Lobsang , I was taking 8 prescription drugs, suffering with asthma and always tired. Within 3 months I did not need any of the medication, had changed my diet radically ( and I had always eaten organic and what I thought was healthy). I now need an hour less sleep, have so much energy and know the herbs I need as we go through the year, since our bodies change with the seasons. I have no problems with asthma and my gastrointestinal issues are under control.
I have probably sent 40-50 friends and family members to see Lobsang and they all have seen improvements and sing his praises as well.
Fatigue, Depression and Cancer - September, 2016
Lobsang has made all the difference in my health improvement. I have energy, I am happy and most important I am well after years of fatigue, depression, several cancers and very poor health. I cannot recommend him enough to everyone. Tibetan medicine is amazing, as is Lobsang himself.
ALS recovery - September, 2016
Lobsang is my main man. After 12 years I am still ALS symptom-free after my initial treatment by Lobsang. All my ALS symptoms disappeared: no back pain, no more peripheral neuropathy, and my throat completely cleared.My recommendation for you is to try out Lobsang first for the best chance for change in your health. Call me for any questions.
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