"We get an even larger understanding of [Tibetan medicine] - including a discussion of contemporary Tibetan pharmacology, the history of Tibetan surgery and the global influence of Tibetan healing - in the imposing exhibition catalog, edited by Ms. Hofer."
"A beautifully produced exhibition catalogue . . . containing 12 richly illustrated chapters by scholars working on diverse dimensions of sowa rigpa's textual, visual, scientific, religious, and cultural meanings, this will surely become a definitive resource for teaching and scholarship on the theme. . . . Bodies in Balance takes the already sophisticated representational art and science of Tibetan medicine into new and exciting territory."
-Sara Shneiderman, Museum Anthropology
"It is not hyperbole to describe this collection itself as a work of art. This large and colorful volume might make for a novel and fresh approach to teaching as part of an in-depth investigation of Tibetan medicine. . . . [Bodies in Balance] serves as a detailed introduction to Tibetan medicine and simultaneously probes the complex debates embedded in the interdisciplinary study of Tibetan medicine."
-Sara Lewis, Medical Anthropology Quarterly
"This beautifully designed, richly illustrated, scholarly, and compelling exhibition catalogue is a must-read for all those who want to get to know in detail and appreciate the art of Tibetan medicine. . . . An outstanding companion to what has probably been the most important exhibition to date on the art and practice of Tibetan medicine."
-Mona Schrempf, Journal of Asian Studies