Ayurvedic medicine: An introduction for nurses
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Ayurvedic medicine
Abstract: 

Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient Indian form of healing. It is gaining popularity as part of the growing interest in New Age spirituality and in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). In this article the principles and practices of Ayurvedic medicine are outlined. In doing so, the safety of ayurvedic medicine is explored in the context of evidence-based practice and the implications of Ayurvedic medicine for nursing are discussed. It is concluded that an awareness of Ayurvedic medicine may help nurses to be cognisant of its benefits and potential complications if it is used with conventional medicine. Although the therapeutic value of ayurvedic treatment is yet to be fully established through randomized control trials, its potential in terms of health promotion, nutrition and spirituality are acknowledged in the emerging literature.

Author(s): 
Narayanasamy, Aru
Narayanasamy, Mani
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
British Journal of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)
Journal Abbreviation: 
Br J Nurs
Publication Date: 
2006 Nov 23-Dec 13
Publication Year: 
2006
Pages: 
1185-1190
Volume: 
15
Issue: 
21
ISSN: 
0966-0461
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 17170694

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Aru Narayanasamy and Mani Narayanasamy. 2006 Nov 23-Dec 13. "Ayurvedic medicine: An introduction for nurses." British Journal of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing) 15: 21: 1185-1190.

Wikipedia Citation

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