Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Ayurveda > Ayurveda (The Gentle Health System)
Displaying 1435 of 1526         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Ayurveda (The Gentle Health System)
Ayurveda (The Gentle Health System)
Description
Back of the Book

Ayurveda, the renowned health system of India and the ancient world, has kept people well naturally for centuries. Now it has been rediscovered by Western health practitioners, and it is revolutionizing our thinking about nutrition and disease prevention.

Here at last is an easy-to-read, lavishly illustrated book that shows how it works. Rather than relying on medication to cure ailments, as Western medicine does, Ayurveda emphasizes daily nutrition habits and physical routines for maintaining health so that you don't get sick in the first place. You will find out how to tell which physical type you are (there are basically three) and then get full information on the practical regiments that are right for you.

You'll find ways to diagnose and treat many conditions yourself that might otherwise eventually require medical attention. And specific treatments are given for a variety of illnesses, with suggestions for daily living, including nutrition, relief of stress, and detoxifying environmental pollutants.

Everyone who is interested in maintaining his health the natural way will find intriguing ideas on every page.

Dr. Hans H. Rhyner is an Ayurveda Physician practicing in Switzerland and India. Born in Switzerland in 1951, he moved in 1975 to Bombay, India where he first studied Philosophy. Later, he got trained as a Yoga Teacher at the Yoga Institute, Santa Cruz, and Bombay. Then he became a student of Ayurveda in Bangalore under Professor Vasudevan Nair who was a formidable expert on Pancakarma, as well as Professor P.S. Rai. In 1988, he founded the Ayurveda Research Centre International (ARCI) in Bangalore, of which he is still the President. In 1991, he started the Ayurveda Clinic in Walzenhausen, Switzerland, where up to date more than 10,000 Europeans have been treated exclusively with Ayurveda. He has written several books on Yoga and Ayurveda. He is Head of the Ayurveda Department at the Florida Vedic College and Seva Academy, Munich and runs his own Clinic in Bangalore, India.

Introduction

The development of medicine as a social science occurred over many centuries. Every culture has influenced this development, particularly the evolution of the many different methods of healing. Allopathic medicine (today, synonymous with Western medicine) has its foundations in Greek culture. Hippocrates and Galen were scientists and physicians as well as philosophers. They considered philosophy and medicine two sides of the same coin. Anyone practicing or teaching medicine also had to master philosophy, the latter playing an important role in the successful treatment of a patient.

Only in the last few centuries, with the emergence of natural sciences, such as physics, chemistry, and biology, has medicine been separated from philosophy. Modern medicine has become primarily a somatological science, resting on an experimental basis. Every healing method is subjected to clinical trials and rejected if proven ineffective. This leads to an exaggerated emphasis on somatological and physiological processes, which have become the criteria by which pathological manifestations of an illness or its symptoms are evaluated. Extensive research (particularly experimentation with animals) has produced many new healing methods and hundreds of medications for the treatment of human illnesses. The result has been the development of enormously successful treatments for acute infections and for illnesses that can be treated surgically. On the other hand, in spite of these improvements in modern medicine, the treatment of chronic and psychosomatic illnesses remains unsatisfactory. Patients with such illnesses who are treated according to modern medical methods often suffer more from the side effects of long-term medication than from the illness itself.

Ayurveda developed over centuries as a holistic medical system. From a scientific point of view, ayurveda medicine, practiced from about 1500 B.C. to 500 A.D., was remarkably advanced. The different specialties of ayurveda are comparable to those of modern medicine of the last hundred years.

In contrast to modern medicine, which primarily developed along therapeutic concepts, ayurveda addresses the basic needs of a human being on three levels. According to ayurveda, defined as "the knowledge or science of life," this concept has three components: (1) prevention, (2) awareness of the origin of life, and (3) systematic approach for establishing the diagnosis of an illness and treatment in accordance with a medical protocol.

Tridosha (the theory of the three basic individual constitutions -vata, pitta, and kapha) is a concept that has been clinically tested and proven to be effective for centuries. Even if a precise translation of tridosha according to today's scientific terminology is difficult, it is viewed as representing very basic psycho physiological processes in the human body. This division into three constitutions makes sense when we realize that in ayurveda, the human organism is first viewed as an inseparable whole before an examination of its organs and systems takes place.

One of the interesting aspects of ayurveda is that the different therapies (including herbal and mineral medications) are very deliberately and very specifically correlated to the basic components of tridosha. In other very specifically correlated to the basic components of tridosha. In other words, they are mutually dependent so that, in a given case, an antagonistic and therefore, stabilizing influence on the tridosha can be achieved. This concept is important, because medications that are correlated almost never create negative side effects in the human body, presumably because the organism does not perceive them as foreign bodies.

Hans H. Rhyner presents the ayurvedic concept in classical style, outlining first the underlying philosophy, then moving on to the path physiological aspects, and concluding with a discussion of the different therapies. The author explains the typology of the different constitutions. This is followed by an extensive discussion of nutrition, including a commentary on what constitutes a healthy day in the life of a person. The latter concept has important implications for today's society with all its different forms of stress, the many negative environmental influences and their consequences, and the dangers created by the deterioration of the social norm and order. Integrating preventive and therapeutic approaches to illnesses is particularly important today, in light of the explosion of health care costs.

Including ayurvedic medicine in the health-care system should not be viewed as competition; but as an effective addition for the treatment of chronic and psychosomatic illnesses where modern medicine is only marginally successful. This book is useful for physicians and for people who are generally interested in ayurvedic healing methods. It might also serve as an impetus for research into the basic concepts, such as tridosha, and of specific therapeutic methods, such as panchakarma. The path physiological concept of ayurveda clearly relates to the functional process of stress and the way it affects the immune system. An active cooperation between ayurveda and modern medicine and the natural sciences would benefit the healthy as well as the sick person. A first step in this direction is already in progress with the establishment of the scientifically oriented Ayurveda Clinic in Walzenhausen, Switzerland, where the diagnostic aspects of modern medicine are being correlated with the results of ayurvedic therapy.

CONTENTS
Introduction5
1.Ayurveda, the mother of Medicine
Ithinasa
9
2.Philosophical and Medical Basis
Adisthana Tativa
21
3.Bio-Typology
Prakriti Pariksha
43
4.Anatomical Aspects
Sharira
49
5.Pathology and Diagnoses
Nidana
62
6.Treatment Strategies
Cikitsa
76
7.Nutritional Science
Padthya-Vritta
80
8.Life-Style
Swatha-Vritta
96
9.External Cleansing
Antha-Shodana
107
10.Internal Cleansing
Antha-Shodana
132
Index141

Ayurveda (The Gentle Health System)

Item Code:
IDK088
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
1998
ISBN:
8120815017
Size:
9.1" X 6.2"
Pages:
144 (Color Illustrations 43)
Price:
$26.00   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Ayurveda (The Gentle Health System)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 4933 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
Back of the Book

Ayurveda, the renowned health system of India and the ancient world, has kept people well naturally for centuries. Now it has been rediscovered by Western health practitioners, and it is revolutionizing our thinking about nutrition and disease prevention.

Here at last is an easy-to-read, lavishly illustrated book that shows how it works. Rather than relying on medication to cure ailments, as Western medicine does, Ayurveda emphasizes daily nutrition habits and physical routines for maintaining health so that you don't get sick in the first place. You will find out how to tell which physical type you are (there are basically three) and then get full information on the practical regiments that are right for you.

You'll find ways to diagnose and treat many conditions yourself that might otherwise eventually require medical attention. And specific treatments are given for a variety of illnesses, with suggestions for daily living, including nutrition, relief of stress, and detoxifying environmental pollutants.

Everyone who is interested in maintaining his health the natural way will find intriguing ideas on every page.

Dr. Hans H. Rhyner is an Ayurveda Physician practicing in Switzerland and India. Born in Switzerland in 1951, he moved in 1975 to Bombay, India where he first studied Philosophy. Later, he got trained as a Yoga Teacher at the Yoga Institute, Santa Cruz, and Bombay. Then he became a student of Ayurveda in Bangalore under Professor Vasudevan Nair who was a formidable expert on Pancakarma, as well as Professor P.S. Rai. In 1988, he founded the Ayurveda Research Centre International (ARCI) in Bangalore, of which he is still the President. In 1991, he started the Ayurveda Clinic in Walzenhausen, Switzerland, where up to date more than 10,000 Europeans have been treated exclusively with Ayurveda. He has written several books on Yoga and Ayurveda. He is Head of the Ayurveda Department at the Florida Vedic College and Seva Academy, Munich and runs his own Clinic in Bangalore, India.

Introduction

The development of medicine as a social science occurred over many centuries. Every culture has influenced this development, particularly the evolution of the many different methods of healing. Allopathic medicine (today, synonymous with Western medicine) has its foundations in Greek culture. Hippocrates and Galen were scientists and physicians as well as philosophers. They considered philosophy and medicine two sides of the same coin. Anyone practicing or teaching medicine also had to master philosophy, the latter playing an important role in the successful treatment of a patient.

Only in the last few centuries, with the emergence of natural sciences, such as physics, chemistry, and biology, has medicine been separated from philosophy. Modern medicine has become primarily a somatological science, resting on an experimental basis. Every healing method is subjected to clinical trials and rejected if proven ineffective. This leads to an exaggerated emphasis on somatological and physiological processes, which have become the criteria by which pathological manifestations of an illness or its symptoms are evaluated. Extensive research (particularly experimentation with animals) has produced many new healing methods and hundreds of medications for the treatment of human illnesses. The result has been the development of enormously successful treatments for acute infections and for illnesses that can be treated surgically. On the other hand, in spite of these improvements in modern medicine, the treatment of chronic and psychosomatic illnesses remains unsatisfactory. Patients with such illnesses who are treated according to modern medical methods often suffer more from the side effects of long-term medication than from the illness itself.

Ayurveda developed over centuries as a holistic medical system. From a scientific point of view, ayurveda medicine, practiced from about 1500 B.C. to 500 A.D., was remarkably advanced. The different specialties of ayurveda are comparable to those of modern medicine of the last hundred years.

In contrast to modern medicine, which primarily developed along therapeutic concepts, ayurveda addresses the basic needs of a human being on three levels. According to ayurveda, defined as "the knowledge or science of life," this concept has three components: (1) prevention, (2) awareness of the origin of life, and (3) systematic approach for establishing the diagnosis of an illness and treatment in accordance with a medical protocol.

Tridosha (the theory of the three basic individual constitutions -vata, pitta, and kapha) is a concept that has been clinically tested and proven to be effective for centuries. Even if a precise translation of tridosha according to today's scientific terminology is difficult, it is viewed as representing very basic psycho physiological processes in the human body. This division into three constitutions makes sense when we realize that in ayurveda, the human organism is first viewed as an inseparable whole before an examination of its organs and systems takes place.

One of the interesting aspects of ayurveda is that the different therapies (including herbal and mineral medications) are very deliberately and very specifically correlated to the basic components of tridosha. In other very specifically correlated to the basic components of tridosha. In other words, they are mutually dependent so that, in a given case, an antagonistic and therefore, stabilizing influence on the tridosha can be achieved. This concept is important, because medications that are correlated almost never create negative side effects in the human body, presumably because the organism does not perceive them as foreign bodies.

Hans H. Rhyner presents the ayurvedic concept in classical style, outlining first the underlying philosophy, then moving on to the path physiological aspects, and concluding with a discussion of the different therapies. The author explains the typology of the different constitutions. This is followed by an extensive discussion of nutrition, including a commentary on what constitutes a healthy day in the life of a person. The latter concept has important implications for today's society with all its different forms of stress, the many negative environmental influences and their consequences, and the dangers created by the deterioration of the social norm and order. Integrating preventive and therapeutic approaches to illnesses is particularly important today, in light of the explosion of health care costs.

Including ayurvedic medicine in the health-care system should not be viewed as competition; but as an effective addition for the treatment of chronic and psychosomatic illnesses where modern medicine is only marginally successful. This book is useful for physicians and for people who are generally interested in ayurvedic healing methods. It might also serve as an impetus for research into the basic concepts, such as tridosha, and of specific therapeutic methods, such as panchakarma. The path physiological concept of ayurveda clearly relates to the functional process of stress and the way it affects the immune system. An active cooperation between ayurveda and modern medicine and the natural sciences would benefit the healthy as well as the sick person. A first step in this direction is already in progress with the establishment of the scientifically oriented Ayurveda Clinic in Walzenhausen, Switzerland, where the diagnostic aspects of modern medicine are being correlated with the results of ayurvedic therapy.

CONTENTS
Introduction5
1.Ayurveda, the mother of Medicine
Ithinasa
9
2.Philosophical and Medical Basis
Adisthana Tativa
21
3.Bio-Typology
Prakriti Pariksha
43
4.Anatomical Aspects
Sharira
49
5.Pathology and Diagnoses
Nidana
62
6.Treatment Strategies
Cikitsa
76
7.Nutritional Science
Padthya-Vritta
80
8.Life-Style
Swatha-Vritta
96
9.External Cleansing
Antha-Shodana
107
10.Internal Cleansing
Antha-Shodana
132
Index141
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

C-Health Granule
The Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakal
250 gms
Item Code: AMX56
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Amrutanjan Pure Health Essence Kick Out Pain Join Muscle Spray
Accra Pac (India) Pvt. Ltd.
30gms
Item Code: AMW43
$14.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sundari Jeevak (with free 20 Jeevak Plus Capsule) (An Excellent Herbal Tonic for Women's Health)
Multani Pharmaceuticals Limited
200 ml
Item Code: ANB77
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Beauty and Health Through Ayurveda
Item Code: NAC401
$11.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Eternal Health: The Essence of Ayurveda
by Dr. Partab Chauhan
Paperback (Edition: 2000)
Jiva Institute, Vrindavan
Item Code: IDE331
$27.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Positive Health Through Ayurveda
Item Code: NAJ810
$15.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ayurveda for Child Health Care
Item Code: IDE466
$19.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
AYURVEDA FOR PERFECT HEALTH
Item Code: IDG201
$22.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Promotion of Health for All by Ayurveda and Yoga (An Old and Rare Book)
by K.N. Udupa
Hardcover (Edition: 1985)
Tara Printing Works, Varanasi
Item Code: NAK464
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ayurvedic Massage (For Health and Healing)
by S.V. Govindan
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Abhinav Publications
Item Code: IDE001
$32.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

The Lakshmi statue arrived today and it is beautiful. Thank you so much for all of your help. I am thrilled and she is an amazing statue for my living room.
Susanna, West Hollywood, CA.
I received my ordered items in good condition. I appreciate your excellent service that includes a very good collection of items and prompt delivery service arrangements upon receiving the order.
Ram, USA
Adishankaracharya arrived safely in Munich. You all did a great job. The packaging was extraordinary well done. Thanks to all of you. I´m very happy...
Hermann, Germany
We had placed the order on your site and we received it today. We had tried a lot for finding that book but we couldn't. Thanks for the book.This was what we wanted.
Harkaran
I received my items in good condition. Packing was excellent. I appreciate your excellent service that includes a very good array of items you offer, various good shipping options, and prompt response upon receiving the order.
Ram
I received the necklace today. It is absolutely beautiful -so amazing. And the beautiful box it came in. Thank you so much for this amazing art. Very best regards.
Clare, Ireland
I received a dupatta with a Warli print. It is so beautiful! Great price.
Marie, USA
I just got the package delivered. The books look in good condition from outside. Thanks again. It is always a pleasure doing business with you.
Shambhu, Brooklyn
I wanted to let you know that the books arrived yesterday in excellent condition. Many, many thanks for the very rapid response. My husband had purchased many years ago a Kâshî Sanskrit Series edition of Nâgesha’s work that lacked the second volume. Delighted to have found the entire work — and in the original edition.
Cheryl, Portland.
I received a sterling silver cuff and ring. Both are more beautiful than I imagined. They came in a beautiful box; I will treasure them. The items here are made by artists.. and the shipping was faster than I expected.
Marie, USA
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India