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What is well-being, host resistance, public health, preventive medicine and clinical medicine? We briefly talk with practitioners from traditions many people access for taking care of illnesses: Allopathy, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Homeopathy, and Faith?

Dalhousie, 2006

the doctor
the docent
the teacher, minister
artist, physician
the mystic
the intuit
the healer
the friend

jaysi, 2006


Author Spotlight

Public Health

Dr. Lila Caleb Varkey has a Doctorate of Science degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University with a specialty in Maternal and Child Health. She worked for the Population Council in New Delhi until Sept 2005.Read Full
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What is Ayurveda?

Vaidya M.S. Deshpande
Vaidya Madhu Sudan Deshpande has been practicing Ayurveda since 1981. He trained at Vikram University in Ujjain. He has been treating survivors of the Union Carbide Gas Disaster at the Sambhavna Clinic in Bhopal since 1996.Read Full
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Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Vaidya Rashmi Jha
Vaidya Rashmi Jha is an ayurvedic physician and a survivor of the Union Carbide Gas Disaster in Bhopal. She became inspired to study acupuncture when that was the only treatment modality that offered relief of the symptoms she was suffering from exposure to the Union Carbide Gas. She received a fellowship to study Chinese language in Beijing followed by two years of acupuncture training in Canton. She has been practicing acupuncture for the past ten years in Bhopal along with 30 years of practicing Ayurveda.Read Full
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Pradumna K. Sharma
Professor Pradumna K. Sharma has a Ph.D. in biophysics and retired as professor of electronics and instrumentation and director of the department of telecommunications center from Pumjab University in Chandigarh. He also graduated with a degree in homeopathy and has been practicing since 1965. I spoke to him over the phone just days before his youngest son’s wedding.Read Full
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Bishop Maqbul Caleb
Bishop Maqbul Caleb retired after 35 years of service as a Pastor and then a Bishop from first the Punjab Diocese and then the Delhi Diocese. He lives with his wife Jane at the Mehboob Villa in Dalhousie.Read Full
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Faith in Homeopathy

Bhagwant Singh and AvtarKaur
Bhagwant Singh and his wife, Tarlochana Kaur, have been practicing homeopathy in Dalhousie since the 1970s.Read Full
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Faith in Ayurveda

Mahinder Singh and Tarlochna Kaur
Vaidya Mahinder Singh studied Ayurveda from his father and practiced for over 60 years in Dalhousie with the assistance of his wife Tarlochna Kaur.Read Full