"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
Category: Health & Fitness
"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
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 ...
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,
Author: Donal O'Mathuna
Category: Health & Fitness
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
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
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
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
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.
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 ...
( c ) practice of surgery . We find the Hindu systems of medi . From these facts it
would appear that at an early age cine were originally written on the ancient form
and con - | the Hindus had made very considerable progress in the struction of
... 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
Author: John Bentley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Collections
First published in 1825, this monograph charts the history of Indian astronomy from its Vedic origins to the modern era.
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 .
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 ,
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 ...
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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
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.