Recognized as one of the leading Ayurveda Schools and Ayurvedic Health Spas outside of India.
Recognized as one of the leading Ayurveda Schools and Ayurvedic Health Spas outside of India.

The Ayurvedic Press

Ayurvedic Perspectives on Selected Pathologies, 2nd Edition

An Excellent Reference Text

by Vasant Lad, B.A.M.&S., M.A.Sc.
We're working on the 3rd edition now and it should be available late Fall of 2018. The 2nd edition is out of print.

This unique compendium is a testament to the relevance of Ayurveda in our modern world. Applying time-honored insights from this ancient science, it establishes an approach to disease management that is free from unwanted side effects. This book has arisen from Vasant Lad's decades of clinical and classroom experience. By elucidating the fundamental imbalances that lead to a range of diseases, these articles guide practitioners toward addressing causes, alleviating symptoms and eliminating the conditions that allow a disease to reoccur. They will inspire valuable insights in the hearts of those wishing to manage these diseases that are so prevalent in our current age.

Articles written and compiled by Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc.

The third edition of this text has almost twice the number of articles as the second, with 50+ in-depth articles on many medical conditions including diabetes, headaches, and chronic fatigue syndrome presented from the perspective of Ayurvedic medicine. These articles cover classic Ayurvedic remedies such as herbal therapies, yoga postures, diet, and panchakarma therapies. Learn natural ways to support other therapies and improve your overall health and well-being.

Ayurvedic Perspectives on Selected Pathologies, 2nd Edition
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From the archives of the quarterly journal, Ayurveda Today, published since 1988, this is a compilation of Vasant Lad's best articles on Ayurvedic remedies for both common and complex health problems. A must-have for the Ayurvedic practitioner, these clear, concise articles put forth a path to health and well-being for the layperson as well.


"Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex illness now commonly found in this society. The condition called chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is not a new disease. In modern medicine, this illness is associated with an acute viral infection..."

Excerpted from “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” chapter.


Vasant Lad is an Ayurvedic physician who received the degree of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAM&S) from the University of Pune, in Pune, India in 1968 and a Master’s of Ayurvedic Science (MASc) degree from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya in 1980.