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An integrated view of health and well-being : bridging Indian and Western knowledge

Author: Antonio Morandi; A N Narayanan Nambi
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: Cross-cultural advancements in positive psychology, v. 5.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Concepts like Health and Well-being are not exclusive products of the Western culture. Research has widely demonstrated that the representation of the body and of its pathologies, as well as treatment and healing practices vary across cultures in relation to social norms and beliefs. The culture of India is a melting pot of nine main Darshanas, or philosophical systems, that share the common core of a realization of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Antonio Morandi; A N Narayanan Nambi
ISBN: 9789400766891 9400766890 9400766882 9789400766884
OCLC Number: 851418845
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Health and Well-being in the Western Tradition. Well-Being in the West: Hygieia Before and After the Demographic Transition / Corey L.M. Keyes, Kate Cartwright --
The Psychosomatic View / Nicoletta Sonino, Giovanni A. Fava --
Health and Well-being in Indian Traditions. The Perspectives on Reality in Indian Traditions and Their Implications for Health and Well-Being / Kiran Kumar K. Salagame --
Concept of Health in Āyurveda / P. Ram Manohar --
Determinants of Health and Well-Being in Āyurveda / A.N. Narayanan Nambi --
The Role of Social Rituals in Well-Being / P.R. Krishna Kumar --
Health and Well-being in Indian Local Health Traditions / Unnikrishnan Payyappallimana --
Bridging the worlds. Quantum Logic in Āyurveda / Rama Jayasundar --
The Psychological Roots of Health Promotion / Antonella Delle Fave --
The Emergence of Health in Complex Adaptive Systems: A Common Ground for Āyurveda and Western Science / Antonio Morandi, Antonella Delle Fave --
Conclusions. Joining Knowledge Traditions: Towards an Integrated Approach to Health and Well-Being / Antonio Morandi, A.N. Narayanan Nambi, Antonella Delle Fave.
Series Title: Cross-cultural advancements in positive psychology, v. 5.
Responsibility: Antonio Morandi, A.N. Narayanan Nambi, editors.

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The traditional health system of India, Ayurveda, seeks a balance in individuals among their biology, psychology and environmental demands. This book details how Ayurveda can be integrated in a  Read more...

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