The Healer of body and mind
Shakyamuni Buddha is known as the great physician because he has taught the Dharma which is the antidote to the sickness of suffering within samsara.
It is believed that the Four Noble Truths laid down by him are based on the ancient medical formula of diagnosis, cause, prognosis, and treatment.
His right palm facing outwards, and offering, in a gesture of generosity, a stem of the myrobalan plant.
This is a healing fruit well known in Tibetan medicine.