Evidence-Based Practice in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Perspectives, Protocols, Problems and Potential in Ayurveda

  • Sanjeev Rastogi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Evidence-Based and Comparative Effectiveness Analysis

  3. Evidence-Based Medicine and Ayurveda

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Mahsa Dousti, Manisha Harish Ramchandani, Andre Barkhordarian, Sohrab Danaei, Francesco Chiappelli
      Pages 79-96
  4. Substantiating Ayurvedic Theory and Practice Toward Evidence-Base

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Sivarama Prasad Vinjamury, Manjusha Vinjamury, Sobhana Sucharitakul, Ingebritt Ziegler
      Pages 113-137
    3. Sanjeev Rastogi, Rajiv Rastogi, P. S. Srivastav
      Pages 159-175
    4. Ram Harsh Singh, Sanjeev Rastogi
      Pages 177-189
    5. Manisha Harish Ramchandani, Mahsa Dousti, Andre Barkhordarian, Francesco Chiappelli
      Pages 191-207
  5. Toward Future Perspectives of Evidence-Based Ayurveda

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. K. K. Pant, C. K. Katiyar, Arun Gupta
      Pages 211-232
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-252

About this book


This book investigates the ways in which the evidence base is influencing complementary and alternative medicine in general and Ayurveda and allied health practices in particular. The latter have traditionally been prevalent in Asia and are now increasingly attracting interest worldwide. The book is divided into four sections, the first of which examines issues related to acquisition and evaluation of the evidence base. Evidence-based approaches to Ayurvedic diagnosis and therapy are then examined, with a special focus on management of cardiovascular and rheumatological diseases, dental care, and rejuvenating treatments. The final section explores further the challenges of applying evidence-based practice in contemporary and alternative medicine and Ayurveda with a focus upon the issues requiring urgent attention in ongoing decade. The same involves encompassing areas such as Ayurvedic pharmaceutics, practice, education and research within an evidence-based perspective.


Ayurvedic Diagnostics Ayurvedic Rheumatology Evidence-based Ayurveda Evidence-based Medicine Nutrition Rasayana and Rejuvenation

Editors and affiliations

  • Sanjeev Rastogi
    • 1
  1. 1., PG Department of Kaya ChikitsaState Ayurvedic CollegeLucknowIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-24564-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-24565-7
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