The Ayurveda Encyclopedia: Natural Secrets To Healing, Prevention, & Longevity

The Ayurveda Encyclopedia: Natural Secrets To Healing, Prevention, & Longevity

The Ayurveda Encyclopedia: Natural Secrets to Healing, Prevention, & Longevity

The theories and practices of Ayurvedic medicine—including the therapeutic benefits of aromas, foods, herbs, meditation, yoga, and more—are featured in this comprehensive handbook. With a section dedicated to health disorders, this guide clarifies the simplicity of healing naturally and offers counsel towards an improved sense of well-being, reduced stress, and mental peace. Photographs of more than 80 herbs and yoga postures round out this home reference and teaching tool.

From Library Journal
Although there is no shortage of books that attempt to explain Ayurveda medicine (a system that originated in India about 5000 years ago) to a popular audience, the author, instructor at the Ayurveda Holistic Health Center in Bayville, NY, claims that this is the first English-language textbook on the subject. However, he does little to simplify this complicated system and goes into too much detail not only for average readers but for health practitioners who want to learn more about this form of treatment. Many of his statements seem far-fetched (e.g., can the color orange really help with menstrual cramps?). Organization is poor; for instance, information on therapies for diabetes is spread throughout the book...

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