Ayurveda as a blueprint — what happens when healing tradition travels abroad
Ayurveda is one of the oldest codified traditional systems of medicine worldwide. During the last decades an increasing usage and acceptance of Ayurveda in countries outside of its original context, particularly in West-ern countries, has been observed. Notably, Ayurveda has taken different shapes during this fascinating journey, interacting with several other concepts of healing and philosophy. Depending on where and by whom it is being practiced and called upon, it has taken different shapes to different degrees depending on a significant number of cultural, political, economic, geographical and other factors. Due to this complexity, interdisciplinary Ayurveda research is required in all related fields, e.g. medicine, anthropology, philosophy, indology and religious sciences, in order to further clarify Ayurveda´s current status over here and its potentials in countries outside of South Asia. This panel invites scientists from all disciplines to present their research work related to Ayurveda as practiced outside of South Asia.