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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 201-211

Mind in Ayurveda


Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Madurai Medical College, Madurai-625020, India

Correspondence Address:
A Venkoba Rao
'TILAK' 506, IV Main Road, K.K. Nagar, Madurai- 625 020
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Ayurveda now among the alternative complementary systems of medicine is over 5000 years old. Its origin and the compilation of Caraka Samhita are noted. The nature of mind as a sensory and a motor organ, its structure and functions are discussed. The concept of Thdosha theory and Trigunas are explained besides the so-called master-forms of Doshas namely Prana, Tejas and Ojas. The constituional and tempermental types depending upon the doshas are described. These determine diagnoses and guide treatment. Ayurveda is highlighted as a holistic system with its concern for prevention of disease and promotion of health. Disease denotes failure of prophylaxis. Some methods of Ayurvedic therapy are mentioned.



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