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Buddhism in the Everyday Medical Practice of the Ladakhi Amchi

Abstract : Almost the entire content of the medical texts, as well as the therapeutic practices carried out daily by the practitioners of the scholarly medicine of Ladakh, North-western India, are of a technical medical and a-religious nature. However, medical ethics and elements of medical epistemology are based on Buddhism, and all healers underscore the importance of the moral dimension in the practice of medicine, a dimension that refers expressly to religion. The ethnography presented in this article examines the role of religion for medical practice in both moral and practical points of view.
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Laurent Pordié. Buddhism in the Everyday Medical Practice of the Ladakhi Amchi. Indian Anthropologist, 2007, 37 (1), pp.93-116. ⟨halshs-00516414v2⟩

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