Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, Ayurvedic Physician, brings a wealth of classroom and practical experience to the United States. A native of India, he served for three years as Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune, India. He was Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine for 15 years. He holds a Bachelor’s of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAM&S) degree from the University of Pune and a Master’s of Ayurvedic Science (MASc) degree from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya. Vasant Lad’s academic and practical training include the study of Allopathy (Western medicine) and surgery as well as traditional Ayurveda.
Beginning in 1979, he has traveled throughout the United States sharing his knowledge of Ayurveda. In 1984 he came to Albuquerque as Director, principal instructor and founder of The Ayurvedic Institute.
The author of numerous books, Vasant Lad is respected throughout the world for his knowledge of Ayurveda. Vasant Lad has written 12 books on Ayurveda as well as hundreds of articles and other writings. With over 700,000 copies of his books in print in the US, his work has been translated into more than 20 languages.
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.