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    DescriptionAyurveda 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, with a particular emphasis on the Maharishi tradition. 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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    Ayurvedic Healing
    Contemporary Maharishi Ayurveda Medicine and Science
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hari Sharma, By (author) Christopher Clark
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 173 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    ISBN 13: 9781848190696
    ISBN 10: 1848190697

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    Libri: I-HL
    DC22: 615.538
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    BISAC V2.8: HEA009000, MED004000
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    DC22: 615.5/38
    LC classification: R733 .S53 2012
    DC23: 615.538
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Imprint name
    Singing Dragon
    Publication date
    15 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Hari M. Sharma MD DABP FCAP 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.
    Table of contents
    Introduction. Preface. Acknowledgments.; 1. Introduction: What Maharishi Ayurveda Offers to Clinical Medicine.; 2. The 'Consciousness Model' of Medicine.; 3. Foundations of Maharishi Ayurveda's Approach to Physiology and Anatomy.; 4. Pathogenesis and Diagnosis.; 5. Diet and Digestion.; 6. Ama - Toxic Build-up in the Physiology.; 7. Active Ingredients, Free Radicals, Antioxidants, and the Herbal Pharmacopeia.; 8. A Practical Application of the Consciousness Model: Transcendental Meditation.; 9. The Effect of Emotions and Thinking on Health.; 10. The Rhythms of Nature.; 11. Purification Therapies: Maharishi Panchakarma.; 12. Physical Exercise.; 13. Women's Health: Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Pediatrics.; 14. Ayurvedic Treatments for Common Medical Conditions with Case Studies.; 15. Vedic Approaches to Health. Appendices.; Appendix I: Pronunciation Guide.; Appendix II: Resources. Index.