Author(s): Anne McIntyre
This comprehensive guide explores the Indian healing system of ayurveda, from its origins in ancient Vedic scriptures to ayurveda as practised today. Learn how to work towards optimum health through diet, lifestyle, exercise and spiritual practices, according to your dosha or constitution type. Also included are detailed recommendations for the holistic treatment of common ailments, with herbs, food, massage and meditation.
Part of the bestselling Mind, Body & Spirit Bible series that has sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide; Anne McIntyre is a leading authority on herbalism and Ayurveda, and her many books have sold more than 10,000 copies in the UK combined (Nielsen BookScan UK); Ayurveda is growing in popularity and Ayurvedic treatments are now offered in some of the UK's leading health spas, including Champneys.
Anne McIntyre is a Fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and has been practising herbal medicine for over 25 years. She has studied Ayurveda for over 20 years and has incorporated its wisdom into her herbal practice. She teaches Ayurvedic medicine, gynaecology, obstetrics and paediatrics, and lectures extensively on herbal medicine and Ayurveda in the UK, USA and Europe. Her other titles include Drugs in Pots, The Complete Herbal Tutor, The Top 100 Herbal Remedies, The Good Health Garden and The Complete Woman's Herbal.
PART 1: UNDERSTANDING AYURVEDA The history and philosophy of Ayurveda; The principles of Ayurveda PART 2: MAINTAINING HEALTH AND WELLBEING The three prime qualities; Assessing your Ayurvedic constitution; The vital role of digestive fire; Food and your constitution; Preventative health PART 3: AYURVEDIC DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT The causes and stages of disease; Ayurvedic diagnostic techniques; The principles of Ayurvedic treatment; Detoxification; Treatment of the doshas; Treatment of the dhatus; Ayurveda and the mind PART 4: TOOLS OF AYURVEDIC TREATMENT A directory of Ayurvedic herbs; Traditional preparations and formulae; Panchakarma; The concept of Rasayana