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Awareness and Discernment lead to Homeostatic Integration – a research on the mechanisms of psychoneuroimmunology in Ayurveda

Carlo Monsanto, Shanmugamurthy Lakshmanan


There are advanced therapeutic modalities and protocols as part of the broader discussion of Ayurveda. It is imperative to understand that all of these are based on a deeper understanding of how choiceless awareness integrates the neurological, immune and metabolic systems with psychological processes to function as a whole. These systems are homeodynamic because they are organized at points of their behavior where they lose stability. The mechanisms of causation of imbalance and disorder negatively affect this level of integrity. In this research article, we present an innovative framework and pedagogical approach that is recreated from ayurvedic knowledge to describe and facilitate integration within aforementioned and other systems. Within this context, we interpret integration as systems acting together as a whole, which makes them fundamentally interconnected. We also present a set of axioms as the basis of the unifying theory, pedagogy, and educational practice in ayurvedic psychology. This research offers the tools to understand, explain and assess events within the consciousness of individuals to facilitate integration. Where applicable, we reference other authors.


Ayurveda, Consciousness, Discernment, Homeostatic, Homeodynamic, Psychoneuroimmunology, Psychology

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