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Indigenous Medical System in Comparative Perspective
Indigenous Medical System in Sri Lanka
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abhichara allopathic medicine aspects Ayurveda Ayurveda Sameeksha Ayurvedic classics Ayurvedic medical Ayurvedic practitioners bali bali performer branch of indigenous Buddhist chapter chronic diseases Colombo context cosmopolitan medicine cultural demonic possession discussed dispensary empirical medicine environmental factors field survey follows healers health-seeking behaviour herbal Homagama home remedies Hospital hot-cold classification illness important indigenous medical practice indigenous medical practitioners indigenous medical system indigenous medicine Little Tradition medical anthropology medical pluralism medical sociology medicinal materials medicine in Sri mentioned modern instruments months No improvement non-registered practitioners Nordstrom number of patients Obeyesekere observed physician pirith pluralism and interface practice of indigenous practitioners of indigenous practitioners of special problems registered practitioners religious ritual healing roga sanniya sarvanga Sinhala snakebite Social Science society socio-cultural special branches Special Practitioners Sri Lanka Sri Lankan indigenous techniques therapeutic systems therapies thovil traditional medicine treatment types Unani understand vedakama village Waxler western medicine Wolffers