Ayurveda: Between Religion, Spirituality, and Medicine

  title={Ayurveda: Between Religion, Spirituality, and Medicine},
  author={Christian S. Kessler and Manfred B. Wischnewsky and Andreas Michalsen and Clemens Eisenmann and Joerg Melzer},
  booktitle={Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM},
Ayurveda is playing a growing part in Europe. Questions regarding the role of religion and spirituality within Ayurveda are discussed widely. Yet, there is little data on the influence of religious and spiritual aspects on its European diffusion. Methods. A survey was conducted with a new questionnaire. It was analysed by calculating frequency variables and testing differences in distributions with the χ (2)-Test. Principal Component Analyses with Varimax Rotation were performed. Results. 140… CONTINUE READING
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