Is there a place for Ayurveda in healing what ails us? Most certainly. But this debate goes back as far as the practice of modern medicine, and the introduction of Ayurveda to the west, in the early 20th century.
In 2022, the rate of burnout among doctors was exceptionally high, with rates of alcohol abuse reported among 20% of physicians.
We have developed a system of medicine in which providers, under enormous pressure, simultaneously abuse the sweetness of sacred soma, “spirits” per se, on which the foundations of healing were established, while dissociating from their own humanity.