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Ayurvedic Medicine

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Holly Donahue Singh (Judy Genshaft Honors College)

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This project discusses the advantages and disadvantages to Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurvedic medicine is the holistic way of treating a patient with various techniques varying from herbal remedies to simply relaxing the body. This is a widely practiced technique in South Asia and other countries by South Asians. This practice will be compared against biomedicine, or Western medicine. This project uses various different sources to discuss and analyze how effective Ayurvedic medicine really is by evaluating the advantages and comparing them against the disadvantages. Additionally, some personal experience by the author will be included to back up some of the research as she comes from an Indian background and is raised in a family who uses Ayurvedic medicine for many different disorders in the household. Several different case studies are presented in this project. These studies include case studies of successful uses of Ayurvedic medicine, and cases of the adverse effects of using Ayurvedic medicine. The project will dwell into what exactly Ayurvedic medicine can include and then it will go deeper into the practice of the medicine by discussing the difference between Ayurvedic medicine and Western medicine. Then, the case studies will be used to prove the different points which will then be used to come to a conclusion on whether or not Ayurvedic medicine is actually as effective as biomedicine. Different cases such as epilepsy, hypertension, schizophrenia, and even cancer treatments will be discussed. Based on the analysis a conclusion will be made at the end of the project.

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Ayurvedic Medicine

This project discusses the advantages and disadvantages to Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurvedic medicine is the holistic way of treating a patient with various techniques varying from herbal remedies to simply relaxing the body. This is a widely practiced technique in South Asia and other countries by South Asians. This practice will be compared against biomedicine, or Western medicine. This project uses various different sources to discuss and analyze how effective Ayurvedic medicine really is by evaluating the advantages and comparing them against the disadvantages. Additionally, some personal experience by the author will be included to back up some of the research as she comes from an Indian background and is raised in a family who uses Ayurvedic medicine for many different disorders in the household. Several different case studies are presented in this project. These studies include case studies of successful uses of Ayurvedic medicine, and cases of the adverse effects of using Ayurvedic medicine. The project will dwell into what exactly Ayurvedic medicine can include and then it will go deeper into the practice of the medicine by discussing the difference between Ayurvedic medicine and Western medicine. Then, the case studies will be used to prove the different points which will then be used to come to a conclusion on whether or not Ayurvedic medicine is actually as effective as biomedicine. Different cases such as epilepsy, hypertension, schizophrenia, and even cancer treatments will be discussed. Based on the analysis a conclusion will be made at the end of the project.