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An Ayurvedic Perspective on Dermatology 

An Ayurvedic Perspective on Dermatology
An Ayurvedic Perspective on Dermatology

Vasant Lad

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date: 28 January 2021

In this chapter, we will briefly summarize some of the basic philosophies and framework of Ayurveda. This includes the origins of creation, the human being, and his/her manifestation as a being of body, mind, and spirit. These fundamental points are essential to an understanding of Ayurveda, since Ayurveda aims to balance these parts of human existence in order to maintain health. Then we will discuss the relationship of skin with the seven tissues of the body, skin’s functions from the modern viewpoint, and the types of skin defined by Ayurveda. Finally, we will cover the etiological causes of skin problems and a range of skin conditions and their treatment, as defined by the ancient texts of Ayurveda.

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