Various authors have noted that Traditional Oriental Medicine (TOM) has developed historically by adopting new models and theories over time, without however, discarding the old ones, even if the two are apparently contradictory. Rather, the practitioner is free to choose whatever theoretical model is empirically most useful in a given clinical situation. This article illustrates the ongoing value of such philosophical openness by demonstrating the possible roots of one of the newest branches of TOM, Korean Hand Acupuncture (KHA), in the teaching of one of the oldest branches, Ayurveda.
Ayurveda, which was developed in ancient India by revelation, has influenced and been influenced by many other traditional medical systems, including ancient Green medicine and traditional Chinese medicine......................Read more
Source: The New Indian Express