From the Jacket :
Healing Systems is a compact guide to holistic health care and complementary medicine. It tells you what different alternative therapies can and cannot do, profiles their limitations and strength, and explains the theory and the science of each therapy. Reassuring and life enhancing. Healing Systems will empower you to discover and support a healthier lifestyle and reach new levels of feeling good.
Alternatives & Choices Acupressure, Acupuncture, Alexander Technique, Allopathy, Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Biofeedback Training, Chiropractic, Colour Therapy, Emchi, Faith Healing, Flower Remedies, Homoeopathy, Hypnosis, Iridology, Magnetotherapy, Massage, Nature Cure, Osteopathy, Psychoanalysis, Reflexology, Reiki, Rolfing, Siddha Medicine, T'aiChi and Other Martial Arts, Unani Tibb, and Yoga.
The book explores a large number of healing systems which have been successfully practised in different civilisations, across all lands and cultures. The life supporting and life enriching role of these diverse practices has been accepted and acknowledged. Their underlying philosophies are no longer seen as different or separate from modern medicine. These alternative health-care choices are increasingly filling in where medications and surgery may not be appropriate or desirable, specially in chronic diseases.
This book will empower you to take charge of your health and lifestyle. Health and healing are dynamic, living process unique to each individual. The book will encourage and help you to find a healing process or processes best suited to your health-care requirements. It will enable you to find out what works (and what doesn't work) in improving your overall health. Knowing yourself, and what it takes for you to be well, will help you to live your daily life in a health-enhancing way.
About the Author:
Prof. Dr O.P. Jaggi, an eminent medical scientist, is the former Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, and the Head of the Department of Clinical Research at Vallabh Bhai Patel Chest Institute one of the leading research institutes in Asia. He has served as Senior Consultant Physician to the Government of Nigeria. He is the President of the Foundation for Total Health-Care and President of Self-Care for Asthma Foundation.
During his professional life extending over 30 years, he has been an ardent advocate of preventive medicine and of demystifying medicine and medical facts. He has travelled widely and researched on health problems under different environments. Though a student and a practitioner of the Modern System of Medicine, he has nurtured a keen interest in alternative systems of medicine and healing arts, and their complementary role in preventing and treating health problems.
He is the author of History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in India, a 15 volume project which is regarded as an authoritative work on the subject. His other books are listed on pate 208 of this book. He lives in Delhi and commands a flourishing practice as a consultant physician, specializing in allergies and respiratory problems.
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