Sunday, June 2, 2013

Indian Perspective of Salutogenesis

Concept of salutogenesis was given by Antonovsky wherein health was seen as a movement
in a continuum on an axis between total ill health and perfect health. Person has ability to
comprehend the whole situation and the capacity to use the resources available and this is
called as Sense of Coherence (SOC) which can be measured by objective tool. This concept
of health is not new in Indian culture, rather well developed, and started in more than two
thousand five hundred years back when Gautam Buddha and Mahavira explained their
experiments to achieve perfect health. Their focus was on training of mind with moral and
ethical value system. The followers of those principles were ensured that they get the best
level of their health. There is a need to explore those principles in present context and
objective criteria should be developed to measure such phenomena and their effects on
human health.  
Keywords: Sense of coherence, Eightfolds path, Buddha,
Reference: Jugal Kishore, Tanu Anand. Indian Perspective of Salutogenesis. RR: Journal of Medicine. 2013; 3 (1): 25-28

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