Joining Knowledge Traditions: Towards an Integrated Approach to Health and Well-Being

  • Antonio Morandi
  • A. N. Narayanan Nambi
  • Antonella Delle Fave
Part of the Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology book series (CAPP, volume 5)


This book was conceived as an attempt to bring together Western and Indian approaches to the theme of health care and promotion, with the aim to propose an integrated perspective that can help overcome the limitations of culture-bound models and highlight the contribution potential of a complex and multidimensional view to research and intervention practices.


Western Medicine Complex Adaptive System Spiritual Dimension Delle Fave Multidimensional View 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Morandi
    • 1
  • A. N. Narayanan Nambi
    • 2
  • Antonella Delle Fave
    • 3
  1. 1.Ayurvedic PointMilanoItaly
  2. 2.SNA Oushadhasala Pvt. LtdThrissurIndia
  3. 3.Department of Pathophysiology and TransplantationUniversity of MilanoMilanItaly

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