Myanmar Traditional Medicine currently practiced in Myanmar, has four components. Aryuveda traditional medicine inclusive in the bhesijjanaya, Srikestra and Halin of the early periods of Myanmar civilization. Beginning of the Bagan ear during which Theravada Sanana shone brightly, the Abhidhamma-based Desananaya, Netkhattanaya and Vijjadharanaya branches of the profession took root in Myanmar.


1- The Desana system

It is based on natural phenomenon such as hot and cold. Its concept largely depends on Buddhist Philosophy, with the therapeutic use of herbal and mineral compounds and diet.


2- The Bhesijja system

This system is based on Ayurvedic concepts with extensive use of herbal and mineral compounds to establish balance among three dosas namely Vata, Pitta and Kapha.


3. Netkhatta system

It is based on calculations of zodiac of stars, planets and age. These calculations are linked to prescribed dietary practices


4. The Vijjadhara system

This system is largely dependent on meditation and practices of alchemy. The skill, know-how and techniques of the drug preparations are such that they are derived from heavy metals such as lead, mercury and poisonous substances such as arsenic and its compounds after they are converted into inert ones by means of series of chemical processes, in order to obtain supernatural power.