Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 812081746X
Ayurveda, the oldest continually practiced medical system in the world, has always had a special branch or medicine just for women and offers unique understanding of female anatomy-one that encompasses not only the physical and energetic body, but the emotions, the mind, and the spirit.
Written for women who want to find their own solutions to their health issues, Ayurvedic Healing for women addresses the need to treat the root cause of feminine problems. It rejects the notion that discomfort, pain, and emotional swings are normal to a woman’s life.
With this self-help guide, you’ll learn how to devise a treatment plan that is right for your unique constitution-how to use dietary changes and herbal supplements to treat PMS, mitigate premenopausal symptoms, prevent osteoporosis, and reverse many other ailments. Also included is an impressive treatment section that details dozens of Ayurvedic formulas using herbs common to North America and Europe.
If you are looking for alternatives to Western medicine and are ready to get proactive about your own health, this is the book for you!
EXCERPTS FROM REVIEWS :
Female readers are able to pinpoint their individuality by determining which of the three natural forces dominate them…The book also addresses problems such as depression, menopauses, cysts and tumors, recommending herbal formulas according to type.
Beginning with the three doshas, or bodily constitutions, Atreya establishes the framework for understanding Ayurveda. Treatments for specific metabolic imbalances are outlined.
Healing is a process of awareness, intuition and self-discovery, MaLaren states.
-The Union Democrat, Sonora, California
Foreword by Elisabeth Hesse, MD
PART ONE-AYURVEDA AND YOU
The Ayurvedic Perspective
You as an Individual Woman
The Female Anatomy According to Ayurveda
Imbalances as the Disease Process
A Modern Look at the Hormone System
How Substances Work in the Body
PART TWO-AYURVEDIC TREATMENTS
The Ayurvedic Method
Premenstrual and Menstrual Difficulties
Menopause and Postmenopause
Cysts, Fibroids, and Tumors
Nutrition as a Healing Power
Appendix 1. Getting off Pharmaceutical Medications
Appendix 2. Pregnancy and Childbirth According to Ayurveda
Appendix 3. Aphrodisiacs and Fertility
Appendix 4. Herb Glossary
Appendix 5. Resources
About the Author