GANDHIAN APPROACH TO HEALTH- CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF GANDHI
Dr. Prakhar Srivastava*
Mahatma Gandhi is an international symbol of peace. What remains lesser known are his teachings on health. The year 2018-19 marks 150 years of Gandhi. On this occasion we look back into the life and teachings of Gandhi and their impact on health. Today India, like many other developing nations, is facing double burden of diseases in the form of communicable and non communicable diseases. Majority of our health problems can be solved by following simple Gandhian methods. They are applicable to all aspects of health, namely, physical, mental and social health. His methods have survived the tide of time and are relevant even in the era of modern medicine. We take a dive into the history and search for health solutions which are simple, inexpensive, efficacious and above all, â€žswadeshiâ€Ÿ.
Keywords: 1. Gandhi 2. Natural healing 3. Preventive medicine 4. Nature cure
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