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Amavata Vijnana : Rheumatology in Ayurveda

Ashwini Kumar Sharma, Chaukhambha, 2005, pbk, xi, 135 p, $12.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Contents: 1. Introduction: anatomy and physiology of joints classification of joint disorders. 2. Amavata. 3. Rheumatoid Arthritis. 4. Concept of Ama. 5. Correlation between concept of Ama and free radical theory. 6. Sandhi-gata vata (Osteoarthritis). 7. Investigations. 8. Differential diagnosis. 9. Management of articular disorders. Bibliography. Rheumatism.

From the foreword: "This book Amavata Vijnana or Rheumatology in Ayurveda is a sincere effort in this direction. It has explained in a very simple language the intricacies of Amavata, Sandhivata and Vatarakta. A very good correlation between the pathogenesis both from modern and Ayurvedic point of view is a highlight of this book. It contains excellent photographs that will help the reader to visualize the conditions very easily."

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