About the Journal

Bhutan Sorig Journal (BSJ)

Bhutan Sorig Journal is a publication of the Faculty of Traditional Medicine, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan, Thimphu, Bhutan. Sorig (or sowa rigpa) refers to the science of healing that has been in practice in Bhutan since times immemorial. The sorig system of medicine is highly popular and well sought after by people from Bhutan and other countries. With growing research output related to sowa rigpa in the country, the Faculty of Traditional Medicine launched the Bhutan Sorig Journal on 17 December 2023 to provide space for researchers and scholars to discuss and disseminate their findings.

Scope of the Journal

Bhutan Sorig Journal is a multidisciplinary journal with subject content in Sowa Rigpa (science of healing), complementary and alternative medicine, traditional medicine, healing medicine practiced in communities in Bhutan and the countries in the region, and studies on biological mechanisms of action, as well as their efficacy, safety, costs, patterns of use and/or implementation of traditional herbal formularies. It is a peer-reviewed journal meeting the standards of scientific publishing. It provides a balanced and inclusive platform for researchers, professors and student-researchers to share their ideas of innovation and technology. Articles are published in English; articles in Dzongkha are accompanied by English translations of the title, abstract and keywords.