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Philosophy of India
AYURVEDA is an ancient Indian form of holistic medicine. It is a practice that incorporates all aspects of human health and well being. The eight arms of Ayurveda include internal medicine, surgery, ears, eyes, nose and throat, pediatrics, toxicology, purification of the genetic organs, health and longevity, and spiritual healing. The basic procedure of analysis of a body is similar to western medicine or city planning. Three vedic barometers of diagnosis are used: see and observe, touch, and inquire by asking questions. These meters determine the dosha, or psychological/ physical type, with particular strengths and susceptibilities based on the characteristics of universal elements: space, air, fire, water, earth. In Ayurveda, problems occur because of an imbalance in the doshas. A person is born with a unique combination of elements and as they mature, the balance shifts due to their situation and experience. This shift can cause an unhealthy imbalance, and it is the goal of Ayurveda to bring the individual back to his or her original combination of elements. Consistent attention to this balance in each of the eight aspects of an individual's health alleviates the need for medicine as a response to malady and increases the ability of a person to achieve a constant state of health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

METHOD

PROPOSAL

FUNDRAISER

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

GLOSSARY FOR PROJECT

POP MEDICINE REFERENCES

CITY PLANNING REFERENCES

URBAN PLANNING + AYURVEDA

 

Myths and Symbols

 

 

POPULAR MEDICINE LIBRARY FOR THE STUDY OF AYURVEDA
(for the advancement of a neighborhood)

For Healthy Living