Global Resurgence of Ayurveda and the New Paradigm-Shift in Health Care
AAJ Pushpa Mumara
Senior Lecturer, Department of Chikitsa, Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute, LK
Ayurveda is one of the most ancient systems of life, health and cure, flourished through 5000 years with an unbroken tradition of practice. The study aims at analyzing the globalization effects, the trend of a paradigm shift and the resurgence of Ayurveda not only in India or Sri Lanka but also in other parts of the world. Sri Lanka has not been able to make progress in this direction in contrast to China and India which have captured a big share of the market and enjoy several direct and indirect economic benefits.
Globalization of Ayurveda will help Sri Lanka to enter the 70 Billion international market of natural products as there are immense resources within the country. A significant economic benefit will be the global inputs for its development, particularly funding from global organizations like W.H.O and UNESCO for scientific research. Globalization of Ayurveda will also create employment opportunities for institutionally trained Ayurveda professionals abroad.
Key Words: Ayurveda; Globalization; Resurgence; Paradigm
Sri Lankan Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Vol.1(2) Oct 2009
How to Cite:
Mumara, A.P., 2010. Global Resurgence of Ayurveda and the New Paradigm-Shift in Health Care. Sri Lanka Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1(2).
13 Dec 2010.