Health and Medicine in the Hindu Tradition

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.

Author: Prakash N. Desai

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015025225445

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 153

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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
Categories: Health & Fitness

Commentary on the Hindu System of Medicine

Commentary on the Hindu System of Medicine

28 ch 2 52 ) When a student has studied medicine , and has understood ,
examined , and remembered the symptoms of disease with the actions of
medicines and has acted for himself , he is to receive the authority of the Rajah to
practice ...

Author: Thomas Wise

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10086703

Category: Medicine

Page: 431

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Categories: Medicine

Alternative Medicine

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,
Sanjay.

Author: Donal O'Mathuna

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310861003

Category: Health & Fitness

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
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Review of the History of Medicine

Review of the History of Medicine

fancies , and other defects in the modern Hindu practice of medicine . The
students of Sancrit found important information on other subjects in the ancient
records of the Hindus , but very rarely extended their examination to the medical
 ...

Author: Thomas Wise

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:303174476

Category: Medicine

Page:

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The Historical Relations of Ancient Hindu with Greek Medicine in Connection with the Study of Modern Medical Science in India

The Historical Relations of Ancient Hindu with Greek Medicine in Connection with the Study of Modern Medical Science in India

Professor ROYLE Ancient Hindu Practical Medicine . proves that Greeks and
Arabs borrowed from their materia medica . ... But among the ruins of ancient
Hindoo Medicine , the practice of Mesmerism may , I think , be mentioned as most
 ...

Author: Allan Webb

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z158283100

Category: Medicine

Page: 34

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Categories: Medicine

The Soul of Medicine

The Soul of Medicine

The contributors to this volume approach this topic from their own spiritual perspectives—Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, New Age / Eclectic, secular, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Christian Scientist.

Author: John R. Peteet

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421402994

Category: Medical

Page: 260

View: 103

To what extent should spiritual information be part of a patient’s medical assessment? How should physicians respond when patients refuse life-saving care on religious grounds? Should doctors pray with their patients? Questions such as these raise deeper ones about the goals of medicine and the nature of healing. In a set of engaging and candid essays, The Soul of Medicine explores the role and influence of spirituality in clinical practice, professionalism, and medical education. The contributors to this volume approach this topic from their own spiritual perspectives—Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, New Age / Eclectic, secular, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Christian Scientist. Their thought-provoking essays provide rich insights not only into the needs of patients with various world views but also into how spirituality influences the practice of medicine. When their own spiritual issues arise in medical practice, physicians rely on their professionalism, ethics, and education. 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.
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The History of British India

The History of British India

Even medicine and surgery, to the cultivation of which BOOK II. so obvious and
powerful an interest invites, had ... He does not mean to say that the Hindus had
not cultivated the practice of medicine ; on the contrary, he says, " We have still ...

Author: James Mill

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044018795856

Category: Hindus

Page:

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Categories: Hindus

A Historical View of the Hindu Astronomy

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, ...

Author: John Bentley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108055420

Category: Literary Collections

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.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Pharmaceutical Journal

The Pharmaceutical Journal

The systematic works of the Hindus were most prothemselves by their knowledge
of the medical profession , bably ... The perishable find that Hippocrates used in
his practice a number of schools of medicine from which they were borrowed .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:65446720

Category: Pharmacy

Page:

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Categories: Pharmacy

The Ayurvedic System of Medicine Or An Exposition in English of Hindu Medicine

The Ayurvedic System of Medicine  Or  An Exposition  in English  of Hindu Medicine

Without a respectable stock of medicines of all kinds , no physician can be much
useful within the field of his practice . Calcutta abounds with practitioners of
Hindu Medicine . Without counting the quacks , - - and their number is legion ,
who ...

Author: Nagendranātha Sena

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015010129933

Category: Medicine, Ayurvedic

Page:

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Categories: Medicine, Ayurvedic

The pharmaceutical journal and transactions

  The pharmaceutical journal and transactions

The . perishable find that Hippocrates used in his practice a number of schools of
medicine from which they were borrowed . We material on which the ancient
Hindu MSS . were written , Indian plants , imported from that country into Grece ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB11358621

Category:

Page:

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Pharmaceutical Journal

Pharmaceutical Journal

The names and medicines recommended ' on Hindu medicine were composed ,
and enable us to comin the medical works ... We material on which the ancient
Hindu MSS . were written , find that Hippocrates used in his practice a number of
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015075082514

Category: Pharmacy

Page:

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Categories: Pharmacy

Hindu Spirituality

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 ...

Author: K. R. Sundararajan

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120819373

Category: Hinduism

Page: 584

View: 330

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.
Categories: Hinduism

Hinduism and the 1960s

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 ...

Author: Paul Oliver

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472530783

Category: Religion

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.
Categories: Religion

Hinduism and Christianity in Orissa

Hinduism and Christianity in Orissa

Native Medical Practice . — Practice of Missionaries . — Balasore Dispensary . -
Medical Class . —— Results . EVERY European in India being looked upon as a
superior being , is supposed to understand more or less of medicine , and is ...

Author: Otis Robinson Bacheler

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:22420544

Category: Baptists

Page: 224

View: 637

Categories: Baptists

A History of Medicine Primitive and ancient medicine

A History of Medicine  Primitive and ancient medicine

In 1947, the British Indian Empire was divided into India (prevalently Hindu) and
Pakistan (prevalently Muslim) and both countries were ... The earliest religious
practices of the Aryans seem to have been sacrificial rituals focused on fire.

Author: Plinio Prioreschi

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781888456011

Category: Medical

Page: 596

View: 186

Categories: Medical

Half yearly Compendium of Medical Science

Half yearly Compendium of Medical Science

Pythagoras and Plato obtained many of their philosophical ideas from the Hindus
, and the internal evidence of the Greek ... 6 This injunction in the oath that was
taken before entering upon the practice of the medical profession among the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015076678468

Category: Medicine

Page:

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Encyclopedia of Hinduism

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 ...

Author: Denise Cush

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135189785

Category: Reference

Page: 1128

View: 877

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.
Categories: Reference

Davidson s Principles and Practice of Medicine E Book

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. ...

Author: Brian R. Walker

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702051036

Category: Medical

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.
Categories: Medical