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Bridging Ayurveda with evidence-based scientific approaches in medicine.

Patwardhan B - EPMA J (2014)

Bottom Line: In doing so, the author presents a pragmatic assessment of quality, methodology and extent of scientific research in Ayurvedic medicine.This review article concludes that traditional knowledge systems like Ayurveda and modern scientific evidence-based medicine should be integrated.The author advocates that Ayurvedic researchers should develop strategic collaborations with innovative initiatives like 'Horizon 2020' involving predictive, preventive and personalized medicine (PPPM).

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Affiliation: Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Ganeshkhind, Pune, Maharashtra 411007 India.

ABSTRACT
This article reviews contemporary approaches for bridging Ayurveda with evidence-based medicine. In doing so, the author presents a pragmatic assessment of quality, methodology and extent of scientific research in Ayurvedic medicine. The article discusses the meaning of evidence and indicates the need to adopt epistemologically sensitive methods and rigorous experimentation using modern science. The author critically analyzes the status of Ayurvedic medicine based on personal observations, peer interactions and published research. This review article concludes that traditional knowledge systems like Ayurveda and modern scientific evidence-based medicine should be integrated. The author advocates that Ayurvedic researchers should develop strategic collaborations with innovative initiatives like 'Horizon 2020' involving predictive, preventive and personalized medicine (PPPM).

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Key factors for evidence-based Ayurvedic medicine.
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Fig1: Key factors for evidence-based Ayurvedic medicine.

Mentions: The Ayurvedic sector should urgently recognize and address the need for scientific evidence [66]. Systematic documentation, appropriate methodology and rigorous experimentation in accordance with good practices coupled with epistemologically sensitive approaches will remain crucial to move towards evidenced-based Ayurveda. Key factors crucial for Ayurveda to move towards evidence-based scientific approaches related to quality of drugs and practices are portrayed in FigureĀ 1. The question of epistemologically sensitive methods is relevant only to biomedical laboratory and clinical research. The good agricultural practices for procurement of raw materials and good manufacturing practices for Ayurvedic drugs must be in accordance with the globally accepted norms.Figure 1


Bridging Ayurveda with evidence-based scientific approaches in medicine.

Patwardhan B - EPMA J (2014)

Key factors for evidence-based Ayurvedic medicine.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2
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Fig1: Key factors for evidence-based Ayurvedic medicine.
Mentions: The Ayurvedic sector should urgently recognize and address the need for scientific evidence [66]. Systematic documentation, appropriate methodology and rigorous experimentation in accordance with good practices coupled with epistemologically sensitive approaches will remain crucial to move towards evidenced-based Ayurveda. Key factors crucial for Ayurveda to move towards evidence-based scientific approaches related to quality of drugs and practices are portrayed in FigureĀ 1. The question of epistemologically sensitive methods is relevant only to biomedical laboratory and clinical research. The good agricultural practices for procurement of raw materials and good manufacturing practices for Ayurvedic drugs must be in accordance with the globally accepted norms.Figure 1

Bottom Line: In doing so, the author presents a pragmatic assessment of quality, methodology and extent of scientific research in Ayurvedic medicine.This review article concludes that traditional knowledge systems like Ayurveda and modern scientific evidence-based medicine should be integrated.The author advocates that Ayurvedic researchers should develop strategic collaborations with innovative initiatives like 'Horizon 2020' involving predictive, preventive and personalized medicine (PPPM).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Ganeshkhind, Pune, Maharashtra 411007 India.

ABSTRACT
This article reviews contemporary approaches for bridging Ayurveda with evidence-based medicine. In doing so, the author presents a pragmatic assessment of quality, methodology and extent of scientific research in Ayurvedic medicine. The article discusses the meaning of evidence and indicates the need to adopt epistemologically sensitive methods and rigorous experimentation using modern science. The author critically analyzes the status of Ayurvedic medicine based on personal observations, peer interactions and published research. This review article concludes that traditional knowledge systems like Ayurveda and modern scientific evidence-based medicine should be integrated. The author advocates that Ayurvedic researchers should develop strategic collaborations with innovative initiatives like 'Horizon 2020' involving predictive, preventive and personalized medicine (PPPM).

No MeSH data available.