This booklet by Dr. U Win Ko provides a brief introduction to the traditional medical systems of Myanmar (formerly Burma), which are called ‘Traditional Myanmar Medicine’ (TMM). U Kyaw Than Win, also known as Dr. U Win Ko in academic circles, graduated from the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Myanmar in 1980. He is now head of the acupuncture unit at the Watchet Jivitadana Hospital and is vice-chair of the Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association, Mandalay region.
The topics covered in this publication include: a brief history of medicine in Myanmar; a description of four systems of traditional medicine; the system of five elements; herbal treatments; massage; the use of hot compresses; and an overview of the organizations providing traditional medical treatment in Myanmar.
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