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Dichotomies in western biomedicine and Ayurveda: health-illness and body-mind

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.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ayurveda, biomedicine, illness, medical system
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:10
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/4008

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