Traditional fertility treatment

Fertile grounds

Fertile grounds

I read, with interest, Kuensel’s story about Tibetan traditional infertility treatment that is said to be effective in treating 70% of women who are unable to conceive. The same article quotes the National Institute for Traditional Medicine as confirming that serkhaps (golden needle acupuncture) and traditional medicine can successfully treat infertility.

But, in addition to traditional medicine, we, in Bhutan, also seek fertility from a wide range of local deities, monasteries, and festivals. Chimi Lhakhang, for example, has granted offspring to countless struggling couples, including international tourists.

There are many interesting stories about Chime Lhakhang. If you know any, please share them here.

The photograph of Chime Lhakhang is from


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  1. hi,
    just thought linking to the webpage for the NITM hosted on the MoH website might be an option over the wiki. link.

    btw, good going. your posts are an informative, analytical,and excellent pulse on what’s happening back home. kudos!

  2. I have read somewhere of a Tourist lady who was infertile for a long time. She came to seek the blessing of the Chimi Lhakhang. She was blessed and she conceived a son exactly in nine months after her visit to Bhutan and the Chimi Lhakhang. The son was said to look exactly like the tour guide 🙂 Everyone’s blessed.

  3. 😀 nice story lobxang…

  4. hahaha..lobxang u made me roll on the floor…

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