Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Bastyr's Science Subset Ayurveda Weirdness

here, along the lines of Bastyr claiming science subset naturopathy subset homeopathy weirdness:

001. in the video "Inside Look: Ayurvedic Sciences Program"
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"[the description points us to] http://bastyr.edu/academics/ayurvedic-sciences [...and in the video we're told] Bastyr University Department of Ayurvedic Sciences [...] Bastyr program is the only university degree granting program in the this country that is regionally accredited program [...says] Dhaval Dhru, MD Department Chair, Ayurvedic Sciences [...] this program is heavily oriented toward clinical application of ayurvedic philosophies [...as] ayurvedic science";

so science subset ayurveda is the claim.

002.  Wikipedia cites:

the work "Semple D, Smyth R (2013). Chaper 1: Psychomythology. Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 20. ISBN 978-0-19-969388-7"

and states "ayurveda medicine is considered pseudoscientific."
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