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The Complete Book Of Ayurvedic Home Remedies

Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Crown
 | 
April, 1999
ISBN:
9780609802861
In stock now: 
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$24.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Dr. Vasant Lad, a veteran of lecture tours with both Deepak Chopra and Andrew Weil (he’s also Chopra’s own advisor), is abundantly qualified to present Ayurvedic practice to Western readers. The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies offers natural alternatives to conventional treatments along with practical advice and easy-to-follow instructions. Once you have determined—with Dr. Lad’s help—which mind-body type or combination of types you are, he helps you restore your body to its natural “state of balance.” You learn which traditional Ayurvedic remedies—herbal teas and formulas, essential oils, meditation, yoga—offer relief from a variety of conditions, such as cold and flu symptoms, headaches, toothaches, sore throats, high cholesterol, vision problems, impotence, migraine, anxiety and depression. All of the herbs, foods and oils recommended can be found in health food stores or through mail-order catalogs.

The book is clearly laid out: it begins with the requisite introduction to Ayurveda, then continues with explanations of how to determine and understand your mental and physiological type, why we get sick, and how we can stay healthy. Then it covers the elements of an Ayurvedic lifestyle, including the practice of pranayama breathing, meditation and Ayurvedic eating habits. Finally, more than half the book is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of common illnesses, conveniently arranged in an A-Z format.

In a profound sense, Ayurveda is the mother of all healing systems.... The great sage-physician Charaka, one of the founders of Ayurvedic medicine, said, “A physician, though well versed in the knowledge and treatment of disease, who does not enter into the heart of the patient with the virtue of light and love, will not be able to heal the patient.” To the best of my ability, I have followed this advice all my life, and I would urge you to follow it in using this knowledge to help others and to heal yourself.

Also by Vasant Lad: Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing and Secrets of the Pulse.

Publisher’s Description: 

Based on the ancient healing tradition from India that dates back thousands of years, The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies offers natural alternatives to conventional medicines and treatments with practical advice and easy-to-follow instructions. A leading authority in this field, Dr. Vasant Lad first explains the principles behind the science of Ayurveda, exploring the physical and psychological characteristics of each of the three doshas, or mind-body types--vata, pitta, and kapha. Once you have determined which type or combination of types you are, Dr. Lad helps you to begin your journey to the ultimate "state of balance" and well-being.

The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies is an invaluable guide to treating common ailments and chronic problems with strategies tailored to your personal needs based on your dosha. Dr. Lad explains why certain imbalances often result in illness and shows you how to restore your body to natural order. You'll learn which traditional Ayurvedic remedies--herbal teas and formulas, essential oils, meditation, yoga--offer relief from a variety of conditions, such as cold and flu symptoms, headaches, toothaches, sore throats, high cholesterol, vision problems, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Lad also shows you how to use diet and specific Ayurvedic techniques to prevent future illness and to promote body consciousness and healthy living.

The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies enables us all to experience the benefits of Ayurveda's healing properties that have been refined over thousands of years. All of the herbs, foods, and oils Dr. Lad recommends can be found in local health food stores or through mail-order catalogs. Complete with an extensive glossary and resource list, this is the definitive guide to natural, safe, and effective remedies, everyday keys to a lifetime of vitality and well-being.This book by a leading authority on Ayurveda offers natural alternatives to conventional medicines and treatments, with practical advice and easy-to-follow instructions. Once you have determined which of the physical and psychological types or combination of types you belong to, Dr. Lad shows how to treat common ailments and chronic problems from headaches to depression with strategies tailored to your type.

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