Book 2012

Evidence-Based Practice in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Perspectives, Protocols, Problems and Potential in Ayurveda


ISBN: 978-3-642-24564-0 (Print) 978-3-642-24565-7 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

  2. Evidence-based and comparative effectiveness analysis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-29

      Fundamentals: Evidence-Based Practice in Complementary and Alternative Medicine—Perspectives, Protocols, Problems, and Potentials

  3. Evidence-based medicine and Ayurveda

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 31-31

    2. Chapter

      Pages 33-49

      Transforming Ayurveda: Stepping into the Realm of Evidence-Based Practice

    3. Chapter

      Pages 51-66

      Diet and Nutrition Concepts in Ayurveda: Gleaming into Opportunities for Evidence-Based Applications in Health Care

    4. Chapter

      Pages 67-78

      Clinical Evidence in the Tradition of Ayurveda

    5. Chapter

      Pages 79-96

      Evidence-Based Traditional Persian Medicine

  4. Substantiating Ayurvedic theory and practice toward Evidence-base

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 97-97

    2. Chapter

      Pages 99-111

      Prakriti Analysis in Ayurveda: Envisaging the Need of Better Diagnostic Tools

    3. Chapter

      Pages 113-137

      Panchakarma: Ayurvedic Detoxification and Allied Therapies—Is There Any Evidence?

    4. Chapter

      Pages 139-158

      Gut and Joint Interconnections: A Reappraisal to Ayurvedic Understanding of Joint Diseases

    5. Chapter

      Pages 159-175

      Ayurvedic Approach to Cardiovascular Diseases: Delineating the Literary and Clinical Evidences

    6. Chapter

      Pages 177-189

      Rasayana Therapy and Rejuvenation

    7. Chapter

      Pages 191-207

      Translational Effectiveness in Ayurvedic Medicine: Implications for Oral Biology and Medicine

  5. Towards future perspectives of evidence based Ayurveda

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 209-209

    2. Chapter

      Pages 211-232

      Safety Aspects of Ayurvedic Drugs

    3. Chapter

      Pages 233-245

      Toward Evidence-Based Practice of Ayurveda: Extrapolating the Challenges in the Current Decade

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 247-252