Determinants of Health and Well-Being in Āyurveda

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


This chapter investigates the approach of health and well-being in eastern medicine, specifically focusing on the perspective of Āyurveda. The epistemological underpinnings of the evolution of the body as a whole and its compartments and the framework adopted to investigate their relationships will be discussed. The interrelationship among all possible health determinants is discussed in details, suggesting that modern science can derive useful information from traditional knowledge systems. This chapter will also emphasize how this approach can cross the boundaries of medicine and exhibit inclusiveness of all possible actions in life.


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  1. 1.SNA Oushadhasala Pvt. LtdThrissurIndia

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