Uyghur Medicine in Diaspora

Updated: Jan 14

By Adil Emchi

Uyghur Medicine is an important component of Uyghur culture. It is the scientific summary of the Uyghur people’s consistent battle against diseases for many centuries. It has been preserved and developed by Uyghurs through many generations via student-successor method (ئۇستاز-شاگىرت). In the past 50 years various institutions were founded across East Turkistan and a systemic curriculum was developed. Due to the unfortunate events happening in East Turkistan, it is now in the hands of Uyghur Medicine experts to preserve and sustain Uyghur medicine. Recently, the Uyghur Medicine Research Foundation was founded in Istanbul, Turkey.

This talk and the following discussion focused on how Uyghur medicine is/was being studied both in the country and abroad, particularly in Turkey.

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The Tarim Network is a registered charity based in London, United Kingdom.

We are a family of passionate individuals creating a platform to unite, inspire and advance the Uyghur youth community around the world. 


Our mission is to create a global Uyghur youth community that inspires and cultivates excellence while providing cultural and social enrichment for its members. 

UK Registered Charity number 1184295

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