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Research Article

Ayurveda: Between Religion, Spirituality, and Medicine

Table 2

Characterization of Ayurveda by therapists and patients.

Ayurveda is a…Therapists PatientsTotal Total number of valid cases value
(%)

Health doctrine67 (100%)69 (100%)136 (100%)1361
Medical system66 (97.1%)57 (91.9%)123 (94.6%)1300.196
Philosophical system54 (87.1%)37 (71.2%)91 (79.8%)1140.035
Science60 (92.3%)53 (93.0%)113 (92.6%)1220.887
Religious doctrine 16 (30.8%)18 (36.0%)34 (33.3%)1020.575
Religion7 (14.0%)4 (8.5%)11 (11.3%)970.394
Spirituality47 (75.8%)39 (69.6%)86 (72.9%)1180.452
Esoterism7 (13.7%)5 (9.8%)12 (11.8%)1020.539
Philosophy of life 39 (73.6%)34 (66.7%)73 (70.2%)1040.441

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