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

The Ayurvedic Press

Ayurvedic Perspectives on Selected Pathologies, 3rd Edition

An Anthology of Essential Reading from Ayurveda Today

by Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc
The 3rd edition is now available. 

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.

ISBN-13: 978-1-883725-24-2

Paperback, 480 pages

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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.

 With 55 in-depth chapters on common medical conditions that range from diabetes and chronic fatigue syndrome to headaches and fevers, Vasant Lad presents the perspective of Ayurvedic medicine in healing. These articles talk about classic 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.

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 behind a range of diseases, these articles guide practitioners towards addressing causes, alleviating symptoms and eliminating the conditions that allow a disease to recur. They will inspire valuable insights in the hearts of those wishing to manage the diseases that are so prevalent in our current age.

"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 D. LAD received the degree of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from the University of Pune, in Pune, India in 1968 and a Master of Ayurvedic Science from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya in Pune in 1980. For 3 years, Vasant Lad served as Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune. He also held the position of Professor of Clinical Medicine for seven years at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine, where he was an instructor. Vasant Lad’s academic and practical training includes the study of allopathic medicine (Western medicine) and surgery. In 1979, he began traveling throughout the United States sharing his knowledge of Ayurveda, and in 1981, he returned to New Mexico to teach Ayurveda. Vasant Lad founded and has served as the Director of The Ayurvedic Institute since 1984.