Why Ayurveda? Open Your Eyes To Ayurveda

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Item Code: IDH328
Author: Dr. Anil K. Mehta And Dr. Alakananda Rao
Publisher: Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan
Language: English
Edition: 2006
ISBN: 8170842706
Pages: 153 (Color Illus: 23, B & W Illus: 2)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 8.6" X 5.5"
Weight 650 gm
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Ayurveda is an ancient system of life (ayuh) knowledge (veda) practised in India for more than 5000 years. Ayurveda theory evolved from a deep understanding of creation. The great Rishis or seers of ancient India came to understand creation through deep meditation and other spiritual practices. The rishis sought to reveal the deepest truths of human physiology and health. They observed the fundamentals of life, organized them into an elaborate system, and compiled India's philosophical and spiritual texts, called Veda of knowledge.

Ayurveda is a careful integration of six important Indian philosophical systems, many physical/behavioral sciences, and the medical arts. Ayurveda deals with what is good life and bad life, happiness and misery, that which supports or destroys, and the measurement of life. It works to heal the sick, to maintain health in the healthy, and to prevent disease in order to promote quality of life and long life.

Health is not mere absence of diseases but is defined as an experience of happiness in the soul, mind, and senses. Health is a good balance of the body's three governing forces, seven tissues, three wastes, digestion, and other processes such as immune functioning.

With the understanding of this wonderful philosophy, popularity and acceptance of Ayurveda is growing enormously through out the world. Before adopting it as a medical system or even as a part to improve the life style, the curiosity among people is giving rise to many questions. The range of these questions is very wide. Right from the basic question 'Is Ayurveda applicable in today's modern world?' up to 'what Ayurveda can do for cancer and AIDS patients?' We have tried out best to put our sincere efforts to put forward the answers in simple language to such commonly asked questions.

For some of us even the term 'Ayuveda' could be a new word and some others may have heard few things regarding it but have lot of questions in their mind. Some people are there who are looking for good alternative, natural and safe systems of medicine and some want to compare Ayurveda with all the other conventional systems of medicine. When it come to health, people become more cautious and may questions arise in their mind regarding its availability, efficacy and safety. We have tried to give essential information for so-called FAQs with valid logics.

The growing popularity of Ayurveda has increases our responsibility as Ayurveda physicians to deliver the knowledge of Ayurveda in its pure and authentic form. We have tried our level best present this holistic and Wholistic science in simple and lucid manner.

We hope, this book will help you to make Ayurveda, your way of life, a life-style which is a style in itself.


1 Introduction to Ayurveda 1
2 Ayurveda - Outdated Old or The Old is Gold 3
3 Your Body & Mind are Your Main Assets 4
4 Aim of Ayurveda 4
5 Ayurvedic Definition of Health 5
6 Go with Nature 6
7 Ayurveda - The Art of Living 7
8 Complete Lifestyle Guidance 7
9 Daily Regimen 8
10 Seasonal Regimen 12
11 Menstrual Regimen for Women 18
12 Relation Between Your Environment and You 20
13 Theory of Five Elements 21
14 Know Your Body Type 24
15 Theory of Tridoshas 24
16 Prakriti and Vikriti 25
17 20 Attributes or Qualities 27
18 Properties of 3 Doshas & Features of Body Types 29
19 Dhatu - Body Elements 33
20 Agni - The Digestive Fire 33
21 Mala - Three Waste Products 35
22 Traya Upastambha - Three Pillars of Life 35
23 Vegas - Natural Urges 37
24 Salient Features of Ayurvedic Treatments 37
25 Holistic Approach verses Specialisations and Super Specialisations 45
26 Ayurveda is Applicable in any Frame of Time. Why? & How? 46
27 Ayurveda - Working from Inside-out 47
28 Eco-friendly Ayurveda 48
29 Rules of Picking Medicinal Plants 49
30 Ayurveda for Plants 51
31 Ayurveda for Animals 52
32 Ayurveda: Friend of Animals 52
33 Standardisation of Medicines in Ayurveda 53
34 No Side Effects with Ayurvedic Medicine 58
35 Specialised Preventive & Rejuvinative Treatments in Ayurveda 61
36 Diseases of Modern World and Ayurveda 62
37 Human Body is Perfect 65
38 Boosting Your Own Healing Powers with Ayurveda 66
39 Vyadhikshamatva - Immunity 67
40 Reaching up to the Root Cause of Problem 67
41 Does Ayurvedic Treatments take Longer Time for Healing? 69
42 Quantity verses Quality and Ayurveda 70
43 Health Oriented or Money Oriented Health System You Want 73
44 Ayurvedic Methods over the Modern Methods of Research 74
45 Non-invasive Diagnostic Methods 74
46 Ayurveda - The Indian Science for Everyone 78
47 Dear Indians Take Pride in Ayurveda 80
48 Are Indians Using Ayurveda Unknowingly? 81
49 Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants & Herbs in Indian Culture 86
50 Ayurveda in Indian Kitchen 91
51 Say Yes to Ayurveda, Say Yes to Change in Your Lifestyle 94
52 Diet and Nutrition in Ayurveda 97
53 Ayurveda for Presents 119
54 Ayurveda for Children 120
55 Beauty And Ayurveda 121
56 Stress Management in Ayurveda 124
57 Home Remedies for Common Ailments 126
58 Mini Panchakarma (Body Cleansing at Home) 133
59 Appendix 1-Spice Mixtures by AGN 145
60 Appendix 1-Few common ailments where Ayurvedic Treatments are Recommended 152

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