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Ayurveda: A Comprehensive Guide to Traditional Indian Medicine for the West
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Ayurveda: A Comprehensive Guide to Traditional Indian Medicine for the West (Hardback)

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Derived from prehistoric sages living in ancient India some r c9730 years ago, Ayurveda denotes life wisdom. The medical system of India, it is arguably the oldest medical tradition that exists. This book translates the Eastern wisdom into terms and concepts Westerners can understand, and Ninivaggi presents the text with both scholarship and compassion. He explains how Ayurveda can promote physical and mental health by targeting threats from acute and chronic stress, to contemporary disorders such as pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, coronary artery disease, and diabetes. Practical, user-friendly nutritional guidelines for maintaining health and addressing health imbalances are given. The center of attention in Ayurveda is the person. The meaningfulness of a quality of life in the world is central. Living a quality life with others and in accord with nature - the environment at large -is emphasized. Derived from prehistoric sages living in ancient India some 6,000 years ago, Ayurveda denotes life wisdom. The medical system of India, it is arguably the oldest medical tradition that exists.

This book translates the Eastern wisdom into terms and concepts Westerners can understand. Ninivaggi presents the text with both scholarship and compassion. He explains how Ayurveda can promote physical and mental health by targeting threats ranging from acute and chronic stress, to pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, coronary artery disease, and diabetes. Practical, user-friendly nutritional guidelines for maintaining health and addressing health imbalances are given. The center of attention in Ayurveda is the person. The meaningfulness of a quality of life in the world is central. Living a quality life with others and in accord with nature-the environment at large-is emphasized. Health strategies are suggested for specific individual constitutional types, to prevent emotional distress, to treat illness, and to enhance optimal living. Avyureda has been handed down across millennia, virtually intact to the present day. It is a comprehensive way of living whose scope includes proactive health measures as well as integrated healing strategies for body, mind, and spirit.

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyComplementary therapiesTraditional medicine & herbal remediesMind, Body & Spirit Publisher: ABC-CLIO Publication Date: 30/11/2007 ISBN-13: 9780313348372  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Frank John Ninivaggi, M.D. is an Associate Attending Physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, Yale Child Study Center, and a member of the Yale-New Haven Community Medical Group. He is also Staff Psychiatrist at Hall-Brooke Hospital in Westport, Connecticut, and the Medical Director for the Devereux Glenholme School in Washington, Connecticut. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, and in 2004 was certified as a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He received his training at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He holds university and hospital appointments at the Yale Child Study Center, where he earlier received fellowship specialty training in child and adolescent psychiatry.

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