Health and Medicine in the Hindu Tradition

"This work analyzes the religious and philosophical underpinnings of the traditions of medicine and the health ideals of Hindus, taking account of their historical and developmental moorings.

Health and Medicine in the Hindu Tradition

Author: Prakash N. Desai

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company


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"This work analyzes the religious and philosophical underpinnings of the traditions of medicine and the health ideals of Hindus, taking account of their historical and developmental moorings. Hindu concepts of the self and the body are explored to locate the themes of illness, wellness, sexuality, and relationships, on the one hand, and the traditions of curing, on the other. Ayurveda, the principal Hindu medical tradition, is examined from both classical and textual as well as folk and experiential perspectives." "Unlike other volumes in the Health/Medicine and the Faith Traditions series, which have been written by ethicists, church historians, and theologians, this one is the work of a psychiatrist born in India and long resident in the West who deals quite candidly and personally with the tensions in his own life between traditional ways and modern medicine and the difficulties of adherence to Hindu beliefs and values while living in a non-Hindu culture."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Alternative Medicine

Also of concern is the intimate association between Ayurvedic medicine and
Hinduism, along with its New Age variations, ... Spiritual Many Hindu practices
Quackery or Fraud In the hands of some practitioners Further Reading Kumar,

Alternative Medicine

Author: Donal O'Mathuna

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310861004

Page: 512

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The most complete resource of its kind on alternative medicine• Herbal remedies, dietary supplements, and alternative therapiesTheir specific usesWhich ones really work (and which ones don’t)What to watch out for• Christian versus non-Christian approaches to holistic health• Clinically proven treatments versus unproven or quack treatments• Truths and fallacies about supernatural healing• Ancient medical lore: the historical, cultural, and scientific facts• And much, much moreAlternative Medicine is the first comprehensive guidebook to nontraditional medicine written from a distinctively Christian perspective. Keeping pace with the latest developments and research in alternative medicine, this thoroughly revised edition combines the most current information with an easy-to-use format. University lecturer and researcher Dónal O’Mathúna, PhD, and national medical authority Walt Larimore, MD, provide detailed and balanced answers to your most pressing questions about alternative medicine—and to other questions you wouldn’t have thought to ask.Also includesTwo alphabetical reference sections:Alternative therapiesHerbal remedies, vitamins, and dietary supplementsA description of each therapy and remedy, an analysis of claims, results of actual studies, cautions, recommendations, and further resourcesHandy cross-references linking health problems with various alternative therapies and herbal remedies reviewed in the book

Commentary on the Hindu system of medicine

... he is to receive the authority of the Rajah to practice medicine. CHAPTER IV.
Duties of the Physician, of his attendants, and of the Patient. There are four
circumstances required in the cure of a disease,_ a physician ; a disease that is
known ...

Commentary on the Hindu system of medicine

Author: Thomas Alexander Wise



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The Soul of Medicine

Spiritual Perspectives and Clinical Practice John R. Peteet, Michael N. D'Ambra.
CHAPTER FOUR. Hinduism. Gowri. Anandarajah,. M.D.. Hinduism is as much a
philosophy and a way of life as a religion. As such, it has a tremendous impact ...

The Soul of Medicine

Author: John R. Peteet

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421403951

Page: 272

View: 201

To better understand how various world views are incorporated into clinical work, doctors must ask themselves—as these contributors have—a series of important questions: What insights about life and healing does your faith provide? How does your faith challenge or reinforce contemporary medicine? How do you assess and address spirituality in clinical practice? How do your own beliefs influence your interactions with patients?The Soul of Medicine encourages medical students and practitioners to recognize the spiritual dimensions of medicine, to consider how these dimensions inform their own education and practice, and to be compassionate about their patients’—and their own—religious beliefs.

A Historical View of the Hindu Astronomy

... and his mother, no doubt, though under different names, meant time: for
Diodorus Siculus says, that Isis invented the practice of medicine, and taught the
art to her son Orus; whence we must naturally conclude that Isis, and perhaps
Latona, ...

A Historical View of the Hindu Astronomy

Author: John Bentley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108055427

Page: 334

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First published in 1825, this monograph charts the history of Indian astronomy from its Vedic origins to the modern era.

Hindu Spirituality

In 1913 , for reasons that are not made explicit by either Sivānanda or
Venkatesānanda , he suddenly decided to leave India and move to Malaya in
order to practice medicine . His decision met with the opposition of his mother
and two ...

Hindu Spirituality

Author: K. R. Sundararajan

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120819375

Page: 584

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The term hindu is referred to the religious life of the people of India, and Spirituality understood as wisdom about the way back into the ground of pluralism of religious forms. These two volumes are strucrtured along the division between the classical and the postclassical.Twenty seven scholars from around the world shed light on the spiritual beauty of Hinduisms poetry art and temples, festivals and music, as well as the contributions of modern pioneers such as Swami Vivekananda Sri Aurobindo, Mahatma Gandhi and others.

Hinduism and the 1960s

Practitioners are becoming more and more aware that they need to conduct
formal research on Ayurvedic remedies, and to publish their findings in academic
journals, as is the practice within Western medicine. As at the moment there are ...

Hinduism and the 1960s

Author: Paul Oliver

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472530780

Page: 200

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The West has drawn upon Hinduism on a wide scale, from hatha yoga and meditation techniques, to popular culture in music and fashion, yet the contribution of Hinduism to the counter-culture of the 1960s has not been analysed in full. Hinduism and the 1960s looks at the youth culture of the 1960s and early 1970s, and the way in which it was influenced by Hinduism and Indian culture. It examines the origins of the 1960s counter-culture in the Beat movement of the 1950s, and their interest in Eastern religion, notably Zen. When the Beatles visited India to study transcendental meditation, there was a rapid expansion in interest in Hinduism. Young people were already heading east on the so-called 'Hippie Trail', looking for spiritual enlightenment and an escape from the material lifestyle of the West. Paul Oliver examines the lifestyle which they adopted, from living in ashrams to experimenting with drugs, sexual liberation, ayurvedic medicine and yoga. This engaging book analyses the interaction between Hinduism and the West, and the way in which each affected the other. It demonstrates the ways in which contemporary Western society has learned from the ancient religion of Hinduism, and incorporated such teachings as yoga, meditation and a natural holistic lifestyle, into daily life. Each chapter contains a summary and further reading guidance, and a glossary is included at the end of the book, making this ideal reading for courses on Hinduism, Indian religions, and religion and popular culture.

Encyclopedia of Hinduism

With the growing movement of Hindu nationalism, sometimes known as
fundamentalism, feminism came under attack for ... JEAN (1906–82) French
Indologist who first qualified as a medical doctor and continued to practice
medicine for some ...

Encyclopedia of Hinduism

Author: Denise Cush

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135189781

Page: 1128

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The Encyclopedia of Hinduism contains over 900 entries reflecting recent advances in scholarship which have raised new theoretical and methodological issues as well as identifying new areas of study which have not been addressed previously. The debate over the term 'Hinduism' in the light of post-Orientalist critiques is just one example of how once standard academic frameworks have been called into question. Entries range from 150-word definitions of terms and concepts to 5,000-word in-depth investigations of major topics. The Encyclopedia covers all aspects of Hinduism but departs from other works in including more ethnographic and contemporary material in contrast to an exclusively textual and historical approach. It includes a broad range of subject matter such as: historical developments (among them nineteenth and twentieth century reform and revival); geographical distribution (especially the diaspora); major and minor movements; philosophies and theologies; scriptures; deities; temples and sacred sites; pilgrimages; festivals; rites of passage; worship; religious arts (sculpture, architecture, music, dance, etc.); religious sciences (e.g. astrology); biographies of leading figures; local and regional traditions; caste and untouchability; feminism and women's religion; nationalism and the Hindu radical right; and new religious movements. The history of study and the role of important scholars past and present are also discussed. Accessibility to all levels of reader has been a priority and no previous knowledge is assumed. However, the in-depth larger entries and the design of the work in line with the latest scholarly advances means that the volume will be of considerable interest to specialists. The whole is cross-referenced and bibliographies attach to the larger entries. There is a full index.

Davidson s Principles and Practice of Medicine E Book

... Med PGCE Clinical Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine, Cardiff University;
Honorary Consultant, Palliative Medicine, ... FRCP FNA Professor of Medicine,
Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India Simon
H.L. ...

Davidson s Principles and Practice of Medicine E Book

Author: Brian R. Walker

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051039

Page: 1392

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More than two million medical students, doctors and other health professionals from around the globe have owned a copy of Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine since it was first published. Today’s readers rely on this beautifully illustrated text to provide up-to-date detail of contemporary medical practice, presented in a style that is concise and yet easy to read. Davidson’s provides the factual knowledge required to practise medicine, explaining it in the context of underlying principles, basic science and research evidence, and shows how to apply this knowledge to the management of patients who present with problems rather than specific diseases. The book has won numerous prizes including being highly commended in the British Medical Association book awards. Davidson’s global perspective is enhanced by the input of an international team of authors and a distinguished International Advisory Board from 17 countries. Building on the foundations laid down by its original editor, Davidson’s remains one of the world’s leading and most respected textbooks of medicine. The underlying principles of medicine are described concisely in the first part of the book, and the detailed practice of medicine within each sub-specialty is described in later system-based chapters. Most chapters begin with a two-page overview of the important elements of the clinical examination, including a manikin to illustrate the key steps in the examination of the relevant system. A practical, problem-based clinical approach is described in the ‘Presenting Problems’ sections, to complement the detailed descriptions of each disease. The text is extensively illustrated, with over 1000 diagrams, clinical photographs, and radiology and pathology images. 1350 text boxes present information in a way suitable for revision, including 150 clinical evidence boxes summarising the results of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials and 65 ’In Old Age’ boxes highlighting important aspects of medical practice in the older population. A combined index and glossary of medical acronyms contains over 10 000 subject entries. The contents can also be searched comprehensively as part of the online access to the whole book on the StudentConsult platform. Access over 500 self-testing questions with answers linked to the book’s content for further reading. The text uses both SI and non-SI units to make it suitable for readers throughout the globe. A new chapter specifically on Stroke Disease recognises the emergence of Stroke Medicine as a distinct clinical and academic discipline. A rationalisation of the 1350 boxes used throughout the book gives a simpler and clearer presentation of the various categories. New ‘In Adolescence’ boxes recognise the fact that many chronic disorders begin in childhood and become the responsibility of physicians practising adult medicine. These boxes acknowledge the overlap ‘transitional’ phase and highlight the key points of importance when looking after young people. The regular introduction of new authors and editors maintains the freshness of each new edition. On this occasion Dr Ian Penman has joined the editorial team and 18 new authors bring new experience and ideas to the content and presentation of the textbook. An expanded International Advisory Board of 38 members includes new members from several different countries.

The Medical World

They also by certain ceremonies and religious rites called HINDU FEMALES . ...
ful imposition upon thoughtless , un - read people , of marriage of females at
twelve with men of by those who pretend to practise medicine as thirty years old .

The Medical World





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A History of Medicine Early Greek Hindu and Persian medicine

Henry Ernest Sigerist, Professor and Director of the Institute of the History of
Medicine Henry E Sigerist ... There was no license to practice medicine granted
by the state or any other organization , as we have had in the West since the
Middle ...

A History of Medicine  Early Greek  Hindu  and Persian medicine

Author: Henry Ernest Sigerist

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press


Page: 368

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Volume II details the development of medicine among the early Indo-European peoples--Greeks, Indians, and Persians. The Indo-Europeans were the first to use empirical knowledge to develop philosophical systems of medicine which looked beyond the sick man for universal laws. This volumeexamines the Greek rational systems which are the foundations of modern science, and the similar Near Eastern approaches, which had an additional mystic component better suited for handling mental and spiritual problems.

Textbook Of Forensic Medicine And Toxicology Principles And Practice

... was injuries to the human beings as they pertain to Forensic causing severe
inroads into security and covert Medicine . ... His sleep pattern was erratic ;
mentions that Bhim Sen , the Hindu Samson , was the bronchitis became worse .

Textbook Of Forensic Medicine And Toxicology  Principles And Practice

Author: Vij

Publisher: Elsevier India

ISBN: 9788131211298

Page: 756

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The book is a comprehensive and authoritative exposition of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. It provides precise and useful information on relevant legal provisions and forensic anatomy, and promotes interdisciplinary understanding of issues where law an medicine converge. The text is oriented towards the practical problems ncountered during day-to-day medicollegal work. About the Author : - Krishnan Vij, MD, L.L.B. is Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh, India.

Hindu Bioethics for the Twenty first Century

It represents a single Hindu model of the new discipline of bioethics, which is the
application of ethical principles to the ... The thrust of paternalistic practice is
capsulized in the dictum of the American Medical Association Code of 1847: “
unite ...

Hindu Bioethics for the Twenty first Century

Author: S. Cromwell Crawford

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791486583

Page: 226

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Explores contemporary controversies in bioethics from a Hindu perspective. S. Cromwell Crawford breaks new ground in this provocative study of Hindu bioethics in a Western setting. He provides a new moral and philosophical perspective on fascinating and controversial bioethical issues that are routinely in the news: cloning, genetic engineering, the human genome project, reproductive technologies, the end of life, and many more. This Hindu perspective is particularly noteworthy because of India's own indigenous medical system, which is stronger than ever and drawing continued interest from the West. The Hindu bioethics presented in this book are philosophically pluralistic and ethically contextual, giving them that conceptual flexibility which is often missing in Western religions, but which is demanded by the twenty-first century's complex moral problems. Comprehensive in scope and passionate in nature, Crawford's study is an important resource for analyses of practical ethics, bioethics, and health care.

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine E Book

They are the acknowledged transmitters of Siddha medical doctrines and
practices. By attributing a divine or extrahuman origin to its medicine, the Tamil
Siddhars assured Siddha medicine a legitimate place in the corpus of Hindu

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine   E Book

Author: Marc S. Micozzi

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437727050

Page: 624

View: 170

Focusing on emerging therapies and those best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine describes some of the most prevalent and the fastest-growing CAM therapies in use today. Prominent author Dr. Marc Micozzi provides a complete overview of CAM, creating a solid foundation and context for therapies in current practice. Coverage of systems and therapies includes mind, body, and spirit; traditional Western healing; and traditional ethnomedical systems from around the world. Discussions include homeopathy, massage and manual therapies, chiropractic, a revised chapter on osteopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, naturopathic medicine, and nutrition and hydration. With its wide range of topics, this is the ideal CAM reference for both students and practitioners! An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. Coverage of CAM therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you carefully evaluate each treatment. Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Longevity in the market makes this a classic, trusted text. Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, Victor Sierpina, and Marc Micozzi himself. Suggested readings and references in each chapter list the best resources for further research and study. New, expanded organization covers the foundations of CAM, traditional Western healing, and traditional ethnomedical systems from Asia, Africa, and the Americas, putting CAM in perspective and making it easier to understand CAM origins and contexts. NEW content includes legal and operational issues in integrative medicine, creative and expressive arts therapies, ecological pharmacology, hydration, mind-body thought and practice in America, osteopathy, reflexology, South American healing, traditional medicines of India, and Unani medicine. Revised and updated chapters include aromatherapy, classical acupuncture, energy medicine, biophysical devices (electricity, light, and magnetism), massage and touch therapies, traditional osteopathy, reflexology, vitalism, and yoga. New research studies explain how and why CAM therapies work, and also demonstrate that they do work, in areas such as acupuncture, energy healing, and mind-body therapies. Expanded content on basic sciences includes biophysics, ecology, ethnomedicine, neurobiology, and pschoneuroimmunology, providing the scientific background needed to learn and practice CAM and integrative medicine. Expanded coverage of nutrition and hydration includes practical information on Vitamin D and healthy hydration with fluid and electrolytes.

Alternative Medicine

It is a Hindu spiritual practice that started thousands of years ago in India. The
goal of yoga is to reach complete peacefulness of mind and body through a
series of physical poses (asanas) and concentration on breathing (pranayama).

Alternative Medicine

Author: Catherine G. Davis

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0761388540

Page: 112

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The increasing cost of health care in the United States and disappointment with conventional, or Western, medical practices has led people to seek different, more natural ways to maintain a healthy mind and body. These alternative treatments include herbal remedies, massage, acupuncture, meditation, yoga, and music therapy. USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, has reported that "nontraditional medicine is no fad...alternative medicine is in the mainstream." But the number and variety of available treatments collectively known as alternative medicine can be overwhelming. In this book you'll read about alternative medical treatments and how they can be used alone or together with conventional health care. Case studies describe situations in which these methods have helped people to lead healthier lives. Discussions of the pros and cons of alternative treatments will help you make informed decisions about all your health care options.

The Facts on Holistic Health and the New Medicine

societies, almost 90 percent already have procedures institutionalized for just
such practices. Altered ... For further study, the research of Tal
BrookeinRidersofthe CosmicCircuit is illustrative in the area of Eastern (Hindu)
religious practice.

The Facts on Holistic Health and the New Medicine

Author: John Ankerberg

Publisher: ATRI Publishing

ISBN: 1937136272

Page: 48

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Can you trust your doctor? The holistic health movement has gathered many occult healing methods under its umbrella in recent years. The broad acceptance of this New Medicine by society makes it difficult to know which practices are dangerous or spiritually deceptive. This eye-opening book - overviews 40 suspect practices; reveals potential dangers of various holistic treatments; questions the scientific validity of the New Medicine; exposes occult influence in many holistic treatments. A biblical evaluation of each practice from chiropractic & hypnosis to biofeedback & visualization makes this concise guide to modern health care a handy reference resource.

Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The premise of meditation practice is that every individual has vast inner
resources which , through meditation practice , can ... perfected as a health -
enhancing technique for several thousand years in the Jain , Hindu and Buddhist
practices .

Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Author: Chun-Su Yuan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781842141342

Page: 416

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The popularity of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has risen sharply in the last decade. This consumer driven movement affects all specialities of conventional medicine and can influence the decision-making process and practice of primary care physicians. It is critical for today's medical professionals to be familiar with the potential benefits, adverse effects, and interactions of different CAM therapies. Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine presents a sound academic understanding of the healing therapies, approaches, and systems of CAM. The editors take a two-pronged approach to the subject. They discuss the underlying principles and their relevance to conventional medicine and provide in-depth information on specific therapies for common medical conditions. The book focuses on the CAM therapies most often used and therefore, most likely to effect a physician's practice. There are a number of CAM books available. However, most of authors of these books are CAM practitioners, neuropathic physicians, or both. This book is unique in that the contributors are academic physicians and other mainstream professionals. Thoroughly referenced, Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine is a science-based guide to the wide range of herbal and other CAM therapies and to understanding their application to human health and their interaction with conventional medicine.