Dr Jan M A van der Valk

Scholar-Practitioner specialising in Tibetan medicine

Jan is Scholar-Practitioner specialising in Tibetan medicine (Sowa Rigpa), and a student of Menrampa Pasang Yonten Arya. He completed his Anthropology PhD (2017) and Ethnobotany MSc (2011) at Kent. He is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Universty of Vienna, in the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies. He recently contributed several articles to a special issue of Himalaya (Vol 39 (1), 2019) on Approaching Potent Substances in Medicine and Ritual across Asia.

 

Gerke, Barbara and van der Valk, Jan M.A. (2019) “Introduction | Approaching Potent Substances in Medicine and Ritual across Asia,” HIMALAYA, the Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies: Vol. 39 : No. 1 , Article 10. Available at: https://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/himalaya/vol39/iss1/10
van der Valk, Jan M. A. (2019) “Garuda 5 (khyung lnga): Ecologies of Potency and the Poison-Medicine Spectrum of Sowa Rigpa’sRenowned ‘Black Aconite’ Formula,”
HIMALAYA, the Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies
: Vol. 39 : No. 1 , Article 14. Available at:https://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/himalaya/vol39/iss1/14
Schwabl, Herbert and van der Valk, Jan M. A. (2019) “Challenging the Biomedical Notion of ‘Active Substance’: e BotanicalPlasticity of Tibetan Medical Formulas,”
HIMALAYA, the Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies
: Vol. 39 : No. 1 , Article 18. Available at:https://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/himalaya/vol39/iss1/18
van der Valk, Jan M. A., Christine J. Leon, Mark Nesbitt, 2017. Macroscopic authentication of Chinese materia medica (CMM): A UK market study of seeds and fruits. Journal of Herbal Medicine, Volume 8: 40-51.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hermed.2017.03.007.