Tibetan medicinal bathing added to UNESCO list

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Added On November 30, 2018

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added China's Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa to its list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
 
The decision was announced Wednesday during a UNESCO conference in Port Louis, Mauritius.
 
The lum medicinal bathing concerns life, health, illness prevention and treatment among the Tibetan people in China.
 
In Tibetan, "Lum" indicates the traditional knowledge and practices of bathing in natural hot springs, herbal water or steam to adjust the balance of mind and body.
 
The bathing method is widely distributed and has an important bearing on the everyday life of the Tibetan ethnic group.