Consider the following statements about Sowa-Rigpa system of medicine:

  1. It is a system of traditional medicine originating in Tamil Nadu in South India
  2. It employs a complex approach to diagnosis, incorporating techniques such as pulse analysis and urinalysis, and utilizes herbs and minerals to treat illness

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] Only 2

First statement is incorrect because Sowa-Rigpa has been popularly practice in Tibet, Magnolia, Bhutan, some parts of China, Nepal, Himalayan regions of India and few parts of former Soviet Union etc., and has not been confirmed to be of Indian origin.

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