Ayurvedic Healing is oriented towards the practical treatment of disease. It is intended to serve as a handbook of Ayurvedic therapy, mainly on herbal level. It also explains relevant dietary, life-style and yogic methods to enhance herbal therapy, including the use of oils, aromas, colours, gems and mantras.
On the first level of treatment, Ayurvedic Healing outlines general constitutional and life-style measures for health enhancement and disease prevention and gives home remedies for common disease. We can treat many of our disease ourselves or at least aid in their treatment. A few simple therapies as part of our daily regimen can work wonders for countering many health problems. Only when our life-style is out of harmony, do severe diseases arise and professional health care becomes necessary.
On the second level of treatment, Ayurvedic Healing provides specialized medical knowledge and outlines specific remedies, including various herbal recommendations. However, accounts of diseases and their treatments are given here only in essence. Additional knowledge and experienced practice may be necessary to deal with severe conditions, acute symptoms or long standing complaints.
David Frawley is among the leading Ayurvedic experts in the Western world. He has immeasurably contributed to our awareness of the value of Ayurveda. Ayurvedic Healing will be a classic - Deepak Chopra
Ayurvedic Healing provides a practical how-to-do-it approach rather than another theoretical treatise. Both the general public as well as professional practitioners will welcome this book." - Michael Tierra
"This Volume contain very indepth and valuable research work done by the author on this subject and if every citizen of the world can make use of this guide our citizens of the world will be saved from numerous diseases to which they continue to become victims in their day to day life." - Dr. J.N. Puri, National Herald, 24th Feb, 2001
"Dr. Frawley has emphasised the essence of Ayurveda in each of these chapters without in any way trying to modernise the knowledge or give explanation to satisfy a Western-educated intellect. This (book) can also be of great use as text-book for the Schools of Ayurveda and kept in the libraries of all medical colleges and pharmacology departments for ready referral."-Dr. B. Ramamurthi, The Mountain Path, June 1991
"...The three great cosmic forces-the energy of life (called prana), the principle of light, and the principal of cohesion-Dr.Frawley goes on to show that good health in a human being is a balance of all the three... This is a specialized book for those qualified in Ayurveda; though interested amateurs might like to dip into it."-Prema Raghunath, Vedanta Kesari
About the Author(s)
David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) is one of the few Westerners recognized in India as a Vedacharya or teacher of the ancient Vedic wisdom. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Vedic Topics including Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology,Vedanta, Hinduism, Yoga and Tantra, as well as translations and interpretations from the Vedas. Dr. Frawley has been given many awards for his work in India including the Veda Vyasa award by the International Institute of India Studies. He is a Jyotish Kovid through the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences, and is also the President of the American Council of Vedic Astrology, the American offshoot of the Indian council; He has a Doctorês degree in Chinese Medicine and has also been certified as an expert through the University of Poona for his knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda. He is presently Director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies.