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AN INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA ( For Everyone)

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AN INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA ( For Everyone)
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Item Code: IDF510
Author: Dr. Ravi R. Javalgekar
Publisher: Chaukhambha Sanskrit Bhawan
Language: English
Edition: 2000
ISBN: 8186937196
Pages: 300
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.7" X 5.4"
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This book is written for a Common man whi wishes to keep his Physical and Mental Health Fit throughout his Life.

In this Stress- Age a Common man is always drifted against Nature and easily falls prey to various Psychological and Psycho-somatic Disorders. He also surrers from the increasing Side-effects, Toxic effects and adverse Reactions of Modern Medicines in general. Hence he is now in Search of Natural Methods for Preservation of his Health and Prevention of Diseases.

The Ancient Indian Science Ayurveda is a Science of Life itself! Unlike Modern Medical Sciences, Ayurveda has got the Philosophy of Life. Based on this Philosophy, Ayurveda Preeches the World as to how to Live with Nature with Natural Foods, Plants and Minerals etc. Hence more and more people throughout the World are Know interested to Know, learn and practice Ayurvedic ways of living.

This Book serves the same purpose by a short Introduction to Healthy Living in simple language. For this, Ayurvedic Philosophy, Preventive Medicine and Pharmacology are given in short. Keeping in mind, the importance of Happy Sex Life a special chapter on Ayurvedic Sexology is added. The Topics of Rejuvenation Ayurvedic Apitheraphy and AIDS will be of interest to Common people.

In short this book shows simple Ayurvedic ways and methods to keep our Physical and Mental Life Happy. By following these Ayurvedic ways and means a common man will be surely benefited. This book also serves the purpose of guiding students of Ayurveda for futher study.

CONTENTS
1 HISTORY OF AYURVEDA 1
2 AYURVEDIC PHILOSOPHY 12
-Elemental Theory of Ayurveda 12
-Tridoshas- Three Vital Body Forces 25
-Prakruti- Constitution 36
- Dhatus- Tissues 46
-Updhatus- Secondary Tissues 52
-Malas- Metabolic Endproducts 55
3 SOME AYURVEDIC CONCEPTS 59
-Dhatuwaha Strotasas- Mecnano-Recerptors in the Cells. 59
-Agni- Biological Energy 62
-Oja - Immunity 65
4 SWASTHA VRITTA: Hygene and preventive medicine. 67
-Dinacharya- Daily Regimen 67
-Rutu Charya-Seasonal Regimen 76
-Ayurvedic Dietetics 98
-Care of the Liver 104
5 AYURVEDIC PSYCHOLOGY 109
-Conciousness,Mind and Body Disorders, 109
-Mental Health Care 118
6 RASAYANA- ANABOLIC REJUVENATION 125
7 VAJIKARANA- AYURVEDIC SEXOLOGY: 138
-Ayurvedic approach to Healthy Human sexuality. 142
-Sex Tonics In Ayurveda 148
8 AYURVEDIC PHARMACOLOGY 159
-Dravya- Substance 159
-Rasa- Taste 160
-Virya- Potency 170
-Vipaka- After-Effects. 173
-Prabhava- Special Activity 178
-Guna- Properties Of A Substance 180
-Karmas- Actions 201
9 SOME AYURVEDIC PHARMACOLOGICAL PREPERATIONS. 246
10 APTHERAPY IN AYURVEDA 259
11 AIDS AND AYURVEDA 273
12 AYURVEDIC PROHOST THERAPY IN AIDS 281
13 ACUPUNCTURE FROM AYURVEDIC VIEW 296

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