Ayurvedic Healing: Contemporary Maharishi Ayurveda Medicine and Science Second Edition

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Singing Dragon, Oct 15, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
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Ayurveda is one of the World's oldest and most comprehensive systems of natural medicine, and is particularly useful for addressing the chronic conditions Western medicine finds difficult to treat. This authoritative book provides a comprehensive introduction to Ayurvedic medicine for the practitioner or student. The authors describe the foundations and principles of Maharishi Ayurveda in detail, and drawing on the latest scientific research into its efficacy, show what it can offer clinical medicine in the West. Topics covered include pathogenesis and diagnosis, diet and digestion, toxic build-up, purification therapies, the effects of the emotions and thinking on health, and the practical applications of Transcendental Meditation. This updated and expanded second edition describes specific Ayurvedic treatments for a range of common medical conditions, and also contains information on more general Vedic approaches to health and wellbeing. This book will provide complementary and alternative health practitioners with a solid base on which to build their understanding of Maharishi Ayurveda, and will also be of interest to mainstream health professionals wishing to learn more about the efficacy of this ancient healthcare system.
 

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Contents

What Maharishi Ayurveda Offers to Clinical Medicine
8
2 The Consciousness Model of Medicine
18
3 Foundations of Maharishi Ayurvedas Approach to Physiology and Anatomy
33
4 Pathogenesis and Diagnosis
62
5 Diet and Digestion
71
6 AmaToxic Buildup in the Physiology
104
7 Active Ingredients Free Radicals Antioxidants and the Herbal Pharmacopeia
112
Transcendental Meditation
158
Panchakarma
212
12 Physical Exercise
224
Gynecology Obstetrics and Pediatrics
242
14 Ayurvedic Treatments for Common Medical Conditions with Case Studies
266
15 Vedic Approach to Health
291
Pronunciation Guide
306
Resources
308
Subject Index
312

9 The Effect of Emotions and Thinking on Health
186
10 The Rhythms of Nature
194

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Hari Sharma, MD, FRCPC, DABHM is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Natural Products Research, Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University; Chairperson of the Integrated Medicine Committee of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin; and has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Ayurveda by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Christopher S. Clark MD is a Clinical Psychiatrist and was Director of the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center at the Raj Health Resort in Fairfield, Iowa. He was a founding faculty member and Assistant Clinical Professor of Physiology at the College of Maharishi Vedic Medicine, Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD is the founder and director of the Policy Institute for Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is a former Executive Director of the College of Physicians and Director of the National Museum of Health and Medicine.

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