Presentation (Project) Title

The Ayurvedic Method of Healing

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Holly Donahue Singh (Judy Genshaft Honors College)

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Abstract

Ayurveda, which originated in India thousands of years ago, is a holistic system of healing which focuses on maintaining the wellbeing of the whole through natural forms of healing. The balancing of the three Doshas, which are considered to be energy or life forces, are critical to the wellbeing of the body, mind, and spirit. There are many forms of Ayurvedic healing that will be addressed in this project, each of which deal with different types and subsets of illnesses. This research essay will focus on the basics of Ayurveda before delving into its application in both pregnancy and mental illness treatments. Additionally, the relationship between Ayurvedic methods and biomedicine, or Western medicine, will be explored through evidence obtained by research projects based in Mysore, India and Sri Lanka.

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The Ayurvedic Method of Healing

Ayurveda, which originated in India thousands of years ago, is a holistic system of healing which focuses on maintaining the wellbeing of the whole through natural forms of healing. The balancing of the three Doshas, which are considered to be energy or life forces, are critical to the wellbeing of the body, mind, and spirit. There are many forms of Ayurvedic healing that will be addressed in this project, each of which deal with different types and subsets of illnesses. This research essay will focus on the basics of Ayurveda before delving into its application in both pregnancy and mental illness treatments. Additionally, the relationship between Ayurvedic methods and biomedicine, or Western medicine, will be explored through evidence obtained by research projects based in Mysore, India and Sri Lanka.