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Dalai Lama leave hospital, feels 'almost normal' བོད་སྐད།

The Dalai Lama said Tuesday he was feeling much better after being treated in a New Delhi hospital for a pain in his left arm that doctors diagnosed as a pinched nerve.

The 73-year-old exiled Tibetan spiritual leader had been experiencing some mild discomfort in one of his arms over the last three days. On the advice of his personal physician, His Holiness left Dharamsala early Monday and arrived in New Delhi. Who underwent three hours of medical tests Monday, returned Tuesday to the north Indian hill town of Dharmsala, where he has his headquarters.

Speaking to reporters before his departure, the Dalai Lama said he was feeling 'much better, almost normal.'

This treatment would not affect a visit to Italy and Germany, scheduled to begin Feb. 8, said Tenzin Takhla, his spokesman.

The Dalai Lama has had a number of health problems in recent months that have interrupted his busy schedule of international travel to teach Buddhism and highlight the Tibetan struggle for more freedom under Chinese rule.

Information for this report was provided by AP.