Ancient Science of Life

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Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 262-

Clinical diagnosis in Ayurveda


Beuy Joob1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,  
1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Joseph Ayobabalola University, Nigeria

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Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok
Thailand




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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Clinical diagnosis in Ayurveda.Ancient Sci Life 2013;32:262-262


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Sir,

The recent publication on clinical diagnosis in Ayurveda is very interesting. [1] In fact, the application of the International Classification Disease (ICD) system for disease classification according to modern medicine is useful for clinical practice in alternative medicine. Nevertheless, it must be noted that the concept of holistic approach must remain the most important part of clinical Ayurveda. How to integrate the modern ICD concept to the classical Ayurveda is the issue for further discussion. In fact, the similar issue can be seen in Chinese traditional medicine, which is another important alternative medicine system. Setting up of a parallel system to ICD might be a good solution. In Chinese traditional medicine, the so-called "Chinese Classification of Disease" has been set and approved for clinical usefulness in clinical practice. [2] The similar setting of coding system for Ayurveda clinical practice should be internationally done and set. This should be another point that World Health Organization might support as previous issue in traditional Chinese Medicine. [3]

References

1Manohar PR. Clinical diagnosis in Ayurveda: Challenges and solutions. Anc Sci Life 2012;31:149-50.
2Li ES. A computerized Chinese classification of diseases and coding system. Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 1989;69:607-9, 42.
3Gao PF, Watanabe K. Introduction of the World Health Organization project of the International Classification of Traditional Medicine. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao 2011;9:1161-4.