Psychiatric training and therapies in Ayurved.

K. C. Dube, A. Kumar, S. Dube

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This paper describes the selection and training procedures, ethical codes, metaphysical theories and principles of psychiatric treatments as practiced in Ayurved. Three treatment approaches for psychological disorders are: Ministered therapies (psychotherapies), Performance therapies (rituals), Auto therapies. Other forms of therapies mentioned are herbal, physical and natural. Treatments were administered with benediction. Man was treated as a whole with a psychosomatic approach. Ayurved is still a living science, though much of its knowledge has passed into oblivion. Resurrection of the lost treasure is advocated if the objective of 'Health for All by 2000 A.D.' is to be achieved for countries like India.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-22
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Chinese Medicine
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1985
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Complementary and alternative medicine


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