Ayurveda textbook by Vasant Lad
General Principles for Management and Treatment Volume IIIVasant Lad is one of the most famous Ayurvedic doctors and teachers in the world. After the general principles have been described in volume 1 and the clinical examination in volume 2, volume 3 deals with the practical principles of Ayurvedic therapy. Vasant Lad explains the full range of treatment options. He explains the essential protocols step by step and explains how the disturbed Dosha of a patient can move and be eliminated during the treatment. A large chapter is dedicated to food as medicine. Dr. Lad gives clear recommendations on how to eat, how much and when, depending on the type (Dosha) and the season. A healthy lifestyle with daily routines depending on the phases of the year and Dosha is just as important. As one of the cornerstones of Ayurvedic therapy, the Panchakarma cure is explained in detail as well as a wide variety of drainage measures, individual rejuvenation healing plans and soothing therapies. Subtle healing methods such as sound and speech therapy, massage treatment, color, taste and aromatherapy are also used. Yoga exercises, breathing techniques (pranayama) and the use of medicinal herbs and oils are also described. Impressive case studies illustrate the effectiveness of the various approaches. The book is unique in scope and depth - a basic work for every Ayurveda therapist and anyone interested. "Dr. Vasant Lad explains the deep wisdom of Ayurveda in a way that makes it alive and accessible to serious students. I can only express my gratitude for this volume, as it vividly illuminates the multitude of possibilities that an Ayurvedic doctor has to offer Treatment are available. " -Premal Patel, Banyan Botanicals, USA "Dr. Lad's transmission of Ayurveda is truly masterful: absolutely profound and comprehensive, yet easy to understand and absorb. His new book represents a treasure trove of practical Ayurvedic wisdom for our time." -Rebecca and Sascha Kriese, Ayurvedic doctors, England "This textbook is full of practical knowledge that can only be conveyed so succinctly by someone with profound Ayurvedic knowledge. With this text, Dr. Lad shares with us the priceless gift of his wisdom, which will help you to accomplish the task of Ayurveda: Eliminate suffering and rejuvenate health. We owe him eternal thanks. " - Sebastian Pole, author, Ayurvedic Medicine "Dr. Vasant Lad continues to illuminate the wisdom of Ayurveda in a way that makes it alive and accessible to many serious students. I can only express my gratitude for this volume as it illuminates the multitude of therapeutic options available to an Ayurveda Doctor available. " - Dr. Premal Patel, Wellness Director, Banyan Botanicals Vasant Lad, B.M.A.S., M.A.Sc. is an Ayurvedic doctor. In 1968 he received his Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.M.A.S.) from Pune University and in 1980 a Master of Ayurvedic Science (M.A.Sc.) degree in Pune, India. He worked for three years as Medical Director at the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune. For seven years he was Professor of Clinical Medicine at Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine, where he taught for many years. Vasant Lad's academic and practical training includes the study of allopathy (Western medicine) and surgery as well as that of traditional Ayurveda.