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Policy formation and debate concerning the government regulation of ayurveda in Great Britain in the twenty-first century

Wujastyk, D; (2005) Policy formation and debate concerning the government regulation of ayurveda in Great Britain in the twenty-first century. Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity , 1 (1) pp. 162-184. Green open access

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Abstract

Since 2000, the British House of Lords and the Government have been working towards a regulatory scheme for Complementary and Alternative medicine in Britain, a scheme that will include ayurveda.The present paper discusses these regulatory moves by the Government, and suggests that shortcomings in the range and type of evidence taken into account by the various Government agencies will leave a legacy of difficulties for CAM practitioners and their patients. Since 2000, the British House of Lords and the Government have been working towards a regulatory scheme for Complementary and Alternative medicine in Britain, a scheme that will include ayurveda.The present paper discusses these regulatory moves by the Government, and suggests that shortcomings in the range and type of evidence taken into account by the various Government agencies will leave a legacy of difficulties for CAM practitioners and their patients.

Type: Article
Title: Policy formation and debate concerning the government regulation of ayurveda in Great Britain in the twenty-first century
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Additional information: Imported via OAI, 7:29:01 3rd Mar 2007
Keywords: House of Lords, Ayurveda, Medicine, India
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1066
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