scientific articles

in preparation/submitted/accepted


Sabernig, Katharina (submitted). Metaphors in Tibetan Medical Concepts. Religions.


Sabernig, Katharina (accepted). Visceral Anatomy as depicted in Tibetan Medicine. In:

Knowledge and Context in Tibetan Medicine. PIATS 2016. Edited by William A. McGrath. Leiden: Brill.


Sabernig, Katharina (accepted). The Tree of Nosology. in Cultural systems of Classifications:

Sickness, Health and Local Epistomologies. Edited by Ulrike Steinert.


Sabernig, Katharina (forthcoming?) Gender related symptoms in Tibetan medical practice.  

     Proceedings of PIAC 56.



Sabernig Katharina. 2018. Illustrations depicting the environment around the mythical city of

Tibetan medicine. In Pavel Grokhovskiy (ed.) Modernizing the Tibetan Literary Tradition. p. 169-180.

The Mythical City of Tibetan Medicine.pd
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 Sabernig, Katharina. 2017. Vulnerable Parts: Locating and Defining Vital Areas of the Body in

Tibetan Medicine. Asian Medicine 12: 86-118.

Asian Medicine Vulnerable Parts.pdf
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Sabernig, Katharina. 2016. Anatomical Structures and the Structure of Anatomy in Tibetan

Medicine. The Fourth Chapter of the Explanatory Tantra in its Commentaries, Curare 39/1: 22-32.

Curare Anatomical Structures.pdf
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Sabernig, Katharina 2014a. Medical Murals at Labrang Monastery. In: Bodies in Balance -

The Art of Tibetan Medicine. Edited by Theresia Hofer: New York and Seattle: Rubin Museum of Art and University of Washington Press.


Sabernig, Katharina. 2014b. Tibetan Materia Medica in Dispute. Pharmacological 

Achievements of Dar-mo sman-rams-pa Blo-bzang Chos-grags. Curare 37 (2014) 2. p. 100-112.

Tibetan Materia Medica in Dispute.pdf
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Sabernig, Katharina 2013. Tibetan Medical Paintings illustrating the bshad rgyud, ZAS

    42: 61-82.

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Sabernig, Katharina 2012. On the history of the murals in the medical college
    of Labrang. Asian Medicine 7.2: 358-383.

Medical College at Labrang Monastery.pdf
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Sabernig, Katharina 2011b. The Medical College at Labrang Monastery in Eastern Tibet:

    A Historical and Ethnomedical Study and Documentation of 19 Murals Illustrating 

    the bshad rgyud. In: Viennese Ethnomedicine Newsletter, volume XIV, number 1.

    Austria p. 17-24.


Sabernig, Katharina 2011a. The substitution of rare ingredients in traditional Tibetan

    medicine on the basis of classical Tibetan texts, their use in modern formularies and

    a case study from Amdo/Qinghai. In: New Trends in Ethnobotany and

    Ethnopharmacology: Selected Contributions of 6thEuropean Colloquium of

    Ethnopharmacology/ 20th conference “Ethnomedicine” / Medical Anthropology at 

    Leipzig 8th to 10th November 2007. Curare34 (2011)1+2.p. 83-96.


Sabernig, Katharina.2005. External Treatments at Kumbum Monastery Hospital; in:

    Viennese Ethnomedicine Newsletter; Volume VII number 3 Department of

    Ethnomedicine, Institute for the History of Medicine, Centre for Public Health;

    Austria p. 7-15.


Sabernig, Katharina 2004. Warm Up the Cold – Take Out the Heat: Modern Practice of

    Traditional Tibetan Pharmacology in Amdo. In: Viennese Ethnomedicine Newsletter,

    volume VI, number 3. Austria: Department of Ethnomedicine, Institute for the

    History of Medicine. p. 3-9.


Sabernig, Katharina 2001. 'The heart is the home and the brain is the working office of

    the soul': Report on Tibetan Medicine. In: Viennese Ethnomedicine Newsletter;

    volume III, number 2. Austria: Department of Ethnomedicine, Institute for the

    History of Medicine p.25-31.