Contents: Introduction. 1. Historical Development of Ayurveda. 2. Principles of Ayurveda. 3. Ayurvedic Concepts. 4. Ayurvedic Diagnosis. 5. Ayurvedic Treatments. 6. Abhyanga. 7. Kaya Rejuvenation Treatment. 8. Ayurvedic Therapies. 9. Pancha Karma. 10. Rasayana. 11. Ayurvedic Diet. 12. Ayurvedic Herbs. 13. Ayurveda and Yoga. 14. Other and Childcare in Ayurveda.
The Ayurvedic system of treatment is based on therapeutic measures which are markedly different from the modern medicine of allopathy, relying upon procedures which include massages dietary specifications the concept of panchakarma and a whole body of philosophical beliefs which may sound highly mystical to the disbelieving cynic.
This book has been designed to give readers an overview of the changes that have been taking place over the last two decades in Ayurvedic medicine.The aim is to give readers an insight into the way the Ayurvedic system works and how it is evolving in the face of advances in contemporary medicine the growing interest in nature based therapies and break throughs in it. In addition the critical perspectives included within the text serve to aid a better understanding of the issue.