Mudpacks and Prozac: Experiencing Ayurvedic, Biomedical and Religious Healing

By: Murphy Halliburton

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People seeking psychiatric healing choose from an almost dizzying array of therapies-from the medicated mudpacks of Ayurveda, to the pharmacopeia of Western biomedicine, to the spiritual pathways of the world's religions. How do we choose, what do the treatments offer, and how do they cure? In Mudpacks and Prozac, Murphy Halliburton investigates the very different ways in which Western, Ayurvedic, and religious (Christian, Muslim, and Hindu) healing systems define psychiatric problems and cures. He describes people's embodied experiences of therapies that range from soothing to frightening, and explores how enduring pleasure or pain affects healing. And through evocative portraits of patients in Kerala, India-a place of incredible cultural diversity that has become a Mecca for alternative medicine-Halliburton shows how sociopolitical changes around the globe may be limiting the ways in which people seek and experience health care, with negative effects on our quality of health and quality of life. Printed pages:232.

Title: Mudpacks and Prozac: Experiencing Ayurvedic, Biomedical and Religious Healing

Author Name: Murphy Halliburton

Categories: Religion, Ayurveda, Health,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Walnut Creek, California, USA, Left Coast Press: 2009

ISBN: 1598743996

ISBN 13: 9781598743999

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Size: 23 Cms x 15 Cms

Seller ID: 034679

Keywords: Ayurvedic Healing, Religious Healing, Biomedical Healing