Preface to the Fourth Edition
Medical astrology is a highly specialized branch of Vedic astrology. Over the past few years, this subject has undergone great evolution, and this process continues. No longer are the age old inhibitions of the medical fraternity in evidence, and more and more medical personnel are taking up the study of this exalted discipline. Astrologers in general too are concentrating more on this branch of astrology which, if sufficiently developed, can immensely help the suffering patient as well as his treating physician.
The revision and upgradation of the fourth edition of the Essentials of Medical Astrology is a result of our continued endeavour to make medical astrology eminently useful for the suffering humanity. New material has been added and some of the older concepts modified in view of our continuous research in this area. The highly scientific approach to the study of this subject has been maintained throughout the book. We hope this new and upgraded edition of the Essentials of Medical Astrology better serves the medical as well as the astrological fraternity.
About the Book
The Essentials of Medical Astrology is the standard book on Vedic astrology which lays down detailed principles relevant to the analysis of a horoscopic chart, with disease and its various aspects as the main focus of attention. Some of the prominent features of this work are:
Standardisation of approach to analysis of a chart related to disease.
Use of four vargas, or divisional charts, and two dashas to ensure an accurate assessement of the chart.
Discussion of principles of sound and unsound health.
Indications for congenital ailments.
An elaborate approach to ensure accurate timing of onset of disease and its outcome.
Hints about the possible site of disease as well as the nature of disease using the significations of houses and planets, and the Drekkanas.
A detailed account of the principles of Balarishta and Arishta-Bhanga.
The use of such subtle principles of Vedic astrology as the twenty-second Drekkana, the sixty-fourth Navamsha, the Sarpa Drekkana, and Gulika or Mandi, to decide on the onset and outcome of illness.
Classical combinations indicating some of the common ailments, and the scientific approach to application of these principles to actual horoscopic charts.
|Preface to the Fourth Edition||iii|
|Preface to the First Edition||v|
|I||Introduction to Medical Astrology: A way of life; both are ancient; astrology and medicine are inseparable; an astro-medical narration; relevance of medical astrology today; ancient literature on medical astrology; important aspects of disease.||1|
|II||General Considerations: The houses; the signs; anatomy of the chart; the planets; the nakshatras; the vargas; the dashas; tridoshas of Ayurveda.||12|
|III||Benefic and Malefic Planets: Malefics and benefics by nature; benefics and malefics for different lagans; Raja yogas; Trika houses and their lords; the Marakas; relationship of planets to various lagans; Gulika and Mandi; miscellaneous adverse factors (22nd Drekkana, 64th Navamsha, Sarpa Drekkanas).||27|
|IV||Houses, Signs and Body Parts: The concept of Kalapurusha; significations of houses; Drekkanas and parts of the body; Nakshatras and parts of the body||40|
|V||Significations of Planets : The Sun; the Moon; Mars; Mercury; Jupiter; Venus; Saturn; Rahu; Ketu.||47|
|VI||Combinations for Balarishta : Balarishta not necessarily death; untimely death in childhood; astrological principles; classical combinations for Balarishta; affliction to mother; affliction to father; time of fructification of Arishta yogas; examples of Balarishta.||51|
|VII||Arishta Bhanga or Cancellation of Affliction: Classical combinations for Arishta Bhanga; examples of Arishta Bhanga.||64|
|VII||Congenital Illness : The relevant principles; examples of congenital illness; conclusions.||70|
|IX||Sound and Unsound Health: Indications for sound health; indications for ill health; indications for cure or recovery; examples.||81|
|X||Onset and Outcome of Disease: The relevant astrological principles; the role of the Vimshottari and the Yogini dashas, and the divisional charts; application of astrological principles; examples; determination of disease from charts of parents and siblings; conclusions.||90|
|XI||Mental Illness: Classical combinations; astrological basis of mental faculties; afflictions to the Moon; examples of mental illness.||131|
|XII||Disease of the Eye: Classical combinations; Poor vision/eye disease; blindness; blindness since birth; blindness in one eye; injury to the eye; astrological principles underlying eye disease; examples of eye disease.||144|
|XIII||Ear Ailments and Defective Speech : Classical combinations for deafness; astrological principles; examples of ear disease; classical combinations for defective speech; children born deaf and dumb; examples of children born deaf and dumb.||153|
|XIV||Heart Disease : Astrological principles; indicators for cardiac illness; examples of heart disease.||162|
|XV||Miscellaneous Diseases : Diabetes mellitus; combinations for diabetes; examples of diabetes; appendicitis; astrological factors for appendicitis; example; proneness to injury; example; tuberculosis; epilepsy; leprosy; dental disease; hydrocoele; haemorrhoids; impotence; one line combinations for miscellaneous disorders.||178|
Item Code: IDK403 Author: Dr. K.S. Charak Cover: Paperback Edition: 2007 Publisher: Uma Publications ISBN: 8190100831 Language: English Size: 8.5" X 5.5" Pages: 204 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 290 gms
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