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Perception of Health Care Option and Therapy Seeking Behaviour of Tangkhul Nagas

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Author(s): R.K. Jeermison

Journal: Journal of North East India Studies
ISSN 2278-1455

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 26;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Folk-medicine | collaborating-centres | Ayurveda | Allopathy

ABSTRACT
Despite increasing attempts to centralised Folk Medicine and integrating with the mainstream medical system, this un-professionalised medical system is miles away to be accepted as a significant healing method in urban based modern society and among biomedical practitioners. Traditional Medicine (TM) in India under the acronym “AYUSH” have tried to make its presence felt in the global market. But as TM is restricted to AYUSH, this has overlooked a major underlying substratum of Folk Medicine that largely invokes natural and supernatural agents as the cause of illness. This calls for further investigation on the scholarship of alternative medicine in India.

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