Dichotomies in western biomedicine and Ayurveda: health-illness and body-mind
Moreno-Leguizamon, Carlos (2005) Dichotomies in western biomedicine and Ayurveda: health-illness and body-mind. Economic and Political Weekly, 40 (30). pp. 3302-3310.Full text not available from this repository.
What in the western dichotomy of body-mind is seen as a separation of two aspects that influence each other, in Ayurveda it is seen as a holistic identity that has certain consequences. While biomedicine focuses on the body and illness, it is clear that Ayurveda focuses on the emotional and the person. These body-mind and health-illness dichotomies are vital to understand how a medical system is culturally, historically and politically constructed over time.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Ayurveda, biomedicine, illness, medical system|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Health & Social Care|
|Last Modified:||29 Oct 2010 14:35|
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