Author: Sharadini Dahanukar
Publisher: Popular Prakashan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171540961
Ayurveda is a science shrouded in mystery today. It is much misunderstood being glorified to unrealistic heights by the romantic revivalists and discarded out of hand as unsubstantiated gibberish by the hardcore west-oriented scientists.
The authors of Ayurveda Revisited believe that a bridge needs to be built between these two extreme ends. This book is an attempt to explore the possibilities of explaining hitherto elusive concepts of Ayurveda in terms of contemporary scientific thought. The authors describe the place of Ayurveda in today’s medical system, then discuss the basic principles and therapeutic approaches in Ayurveda.
Their aim has always been to understand the tenets of Ayurveda in the light of current scientific knowledge particularly with respect to research in therapeutic modalities (especially plants) in India and abroad. They have made an effort to identify areas in which Ayurvedic principles will definitely improve the status of currently available therapies in modern medicine. The authors have also attempted to define areas in which experimental verification is needed.
This book will enable the allopathic physician and the Ayurvedic practitioner to develop an intense curiosity about the other medicinal system. This could work towards developing an integrated medical system which can hope to achieve the goal of WHO-Health for all by the year 2000.
Historical Survey of the Evolution of Ayurveda
Current Status of Ayurveda in the Modern Medical World
Basic Principles of Ayurveda
State of the Art