ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Dichotomies in Western Biomedicin and Ayurveda

What in the western dichotomy of body-mind is seen as a separation of two aspects that influence each other, in Ayurveda it is seen as a holistic identity that has certain consequences. While biomedicine focuses on the body and illness, it is clear that Ayurveda focuses on the emotional and the person. These body-mind and health-illness dichotomies are vital to understand how a medical system is culturally, historically and politically constructed over time.

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