Author: Robert Svoboda
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 812081472X
This book’s interesting and valuable comparison provides a pioneer effort in examining side by side two great systems of medicine, studying closely the historical, theoretical and practical relationships.
In so doing, it offers these ancient paradigms into the practice of modern healing for a synergistic, inclusive approach.
Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda explores the enduring features of humanity’s longest and continually practiced systems of medicine. These two indigenous healing arts arising independently in China and India communed and exchanged experience, techniques, and therapeutic substances over the epochs of their development.
EXCERPT FROM REVIEWS:
This book is a nice comprehensive work of high quality which should interest many students, practitioners as well as research scholars in this field.
-Dr C S Shah,
The Vedanta Kesari
Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda is indeed a valuable contribution to the theory and history of these ancient medical systems. It is worthy of introduction into Ayurveda colleges of India as a supplementary textbook of history of medicine.
-D Suresh Kumar,
Ancient Science of Life
Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine constitute the two major legacies for health and healing from the ancient world.
The Taoist Yin-Yang philosophy and the three Doshas of Ayurveda…were used according to their respective cultural contexts to determine the most balance and appropriate diet, herbs, exercise and lifestyle according to inherited constitution, life work and climate…In these times of maximum fragmentation, it is truly a miracle that the perennial truths and the healing capacities of these great ancient philosophies can arise.
To this purpose, this valuable work should serve as an important contribution.
-Michael Tierra, O M D
Author of Planetary Herbology and The Way of Herbs
PART ONE: CHINESE MEDICINE
Origins and Development
The Tao and Yin-Yang Philosophy
The Five Elements
The Essential Substance
The Meridian System
Diagnosis and Differentiation
Therapeutic Modalities and Ideas
PART TWO: AYURVEDA
Origins and Development
The Sankhya Philosophy
The Three Doshas
The Doshas in the Body
Channels of Flow
PART THREE: TRADITIONS IN COMPARISON
Comparison of Some Medicinal Substances
The Use of Vital Points in Asia
Glossary of Sanskrit and Chinese Terms