Indian Medicine and Ayurveda

  title={Indian Medicine and Ayurveda},
  author={Philipp A. Maas},
  journal={The Cambridge History of Science},
  • Philipp A. Maas
  • Published 13 December 2018
  • Medicine
  • The Cambridge History of Science

Sarvāstivāda Buddhist Theories of Temporality and the Pātañjala Yoga Theory of Transformation (pariṇāma)

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Traditional Mediterranean, Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine systems are described and the “psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunology” paradigm is examined and reasons for its increasing popularity in biological and medical scientific sciences are examined.



On what became of the Carakasaṃhitā after Dṛḍhabala’s revision

* Work on this paper has been generously supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) in the context of FWF projects P17300-G03 (“Philosophy and Medicine in Early Classical India I”) and P19866-G15

The Doctrine of the Three Humors in Traditional Indian Medicine and the Alleged Antiquity of Tamil Siddha Medicine

In the Tamil school of Siddha medicine, the strange notion that health depends on a balance of faults appears without antecedents that could explain it ; the school is therefore a late expansion of the system of medicine taught by Susruta and Vāgbhaţa.

The Theory of Practice and the Practice of Theory in Indian Intellectual History

S9astra is one of the fundamental features and problems of Indian civilization in general and of Indian intellectual history in particular. But the idea and nature of sastra in its own right have

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The Combinatorics of Tastes and Humours in Classical Indian Medicine and Mathematics

This paper explores some combinatoric problems which are treated in the Sanskrit literature of both ayurveda (medicine) and of jyothsastra (mathematics).

The Medical Profession in Ancient India: Its Social, Religious, and Legal Status

Examining the divergent views of the medical profession in ancient India is intended to glean some understanding of the history of social and religious attitudes underlying this schizophrenia by paying close attention to Sanskrit vocabulary pertaining to medical professionals.

Science vs. religion in classical Ayurveda

This paper evaluates claims that classical Ayurveda was scientific, in a modern western sense, and that the many religious and magical elements found in the texts were all either stale Vedic remnants

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