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Exploring insights towards definition and laws of health in Ayurveda: Global health perspective.

Basisht G - Ayu (2014 Oct-Dec)

Bottom Line: Sushruta has propounded the laws of health, which are unknown to the current healthcare system.This article describes these laws and strategic combination of Ayurveda (defense) and modern medicine (offense) to create a complete healthcare system.This system is called Symbiohealth and is potentially more effective, less expensive, less toxic and creates a healthier society.

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Affiliation: Senior Consultant Rheumatology, Orlando Health, Orlando, Florida, USA.

ABSTRACT
The current healthcare system is focused on disease management. Our current approach to treatment begins only after the diagnosis, and then attempts to treat the symptoms and prevent the progression. Despite increased global healthcare spending, there has been an increasing incidence, and severity of diseases pointing to impaired health of the populace. This progressive deterioration in general health has created an unsustainable increase in healthcare costs that has hampered the economy. Much of the rising costs in healthcare are secondary to treating the progression of preventable diseases and focus on creating new treatments. There has been an ongoing discussion of incorporating a "defense" or prevention as part of our health system. However, there are few established guidelines beyond tactical use of vaccination in known infectious diseases and screening for chronic diseases and cancers. Ayurveda has the core competency and strategy for prevention of disease. Sushruta has propounded the laws of health, which are unknown to the current healthcare system. This article describes these laws and strategic combination of Ayurveda (defense) and modern medicine (offense) to create a complete healthcare system. This system is called Symbiohealth and is potentially more effective, less expensive, less toxic and creates a healthier society.

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Microcosm / Macrocosm holographic phenomenon
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Mentions: Over the last 50 years, there has been an increasing incidence, frequency and severity of chronic diseases pointing to impaired health of the populace.[11] This progressive deterioration in general health has created unsustainable increase in healthcare costs that has hampered the economy. There has also been impaired health of the planet with environmental degradation. In the recent years, there have been efforts to improve the environment or the health of the planet. It has faced opposition because of prohibitive cost, myopic thinking and the inability to comprehend the problem. Human beings are a microcosm of the planet[12] and exhibit holographic phenomenon.[13] Improvement in our health is crucial to the improvement of the planet's health [Figure 1].


Exploring insights towards definition and laws of health in Ayurveda: Global health perspective.

Basisht G - Ayu (2014 Oct-Dec)

Microcosm / Macrocosm holographic phenomenon
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Figure 1: Microcosm / Macrocosm holographic phenomenon
Mentions: Over the last 50 years, there has been an increasing incidence, frequency and severity of chronic diseases pointing to impaired health of the populace.[11] This progressive deterioration in general health has created unsustainable increase in healthcare costs that has hampered the economy. There has also been impaired health of the planet with environmental degradation. In the recent years, there have been efforts to improve the environment or the health of the planet. It has faced opposition because of prohibitive cost, myopic thinking and the inability to comprehend the problem. Human beings are a microcosm of the planet[12] and exhibit holographic phenomenon.[13] Improvement in our health is crucial to the improvement of the planet's health [Figure 1].

Bottom Line: Sushruta has propounded the laws of health, which are unknown to the current healthcare system.This article describes these laws and strategic combination of Ayurveda (defense) and modern medicine (offense) to create a complete healthcare system.This system is called Symbiohealth and is potentially more effective, less expensive, less toxic and creates a healthier society.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Senior Consultant Rheumatology, Orlando Health, Orlando, Florida, USA.

ABSTRACT
The current healthcare system is focused on disease management. Our current approach to treatment begins only after the diagnosis, and then attempts to treat the symptoms and prevent the progression. Despite increased global healthcare spending, there has been an increasing incidence, and severity of diseases pointing to impaired health of the populace. This progressive deterioration in general health has created an unsustainable increase in healthcare costs that has hampered the economy. Much of the rising costs in healthcare are secondary to treating the progression of preventable diseases and focus on creating new treatments. There has been an ongoing discussion of incorporating a "defense" or prevention as part of our health system. However, there are few established guidelines beyond tactical use of vaccination in known infectious diseases and screening for chronic diseases and cancers. Ayurveda has the core competency and strategy for prevention of disease. Sushruta has propounded the laws of health, which are unknown to the current healthcare system. This article describes these laws and strategic combination of Ayurveda (defense) and modern medicine (offense) to create a complete healthcare system. This system is called Symbiohealth and is potentially more effective, less expensive, less toxic and creates a healthier society.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus