Author: R. S. AgarwalPublisher: Sri Aurobindo AshramYear: 2011Language: EnglishPages: 240ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788170580683
Secrets of Indian Medicine is itself a kind of a diagnosis and prescription for what ails the practice of ancient Indian medicine. Some practitioners have forgotten the spiritual idealism and intuitive faculty of the ancient ways, and as a consequence, this profoundly simple system of medicine has become confusing to the modern mind. The author offers lucid and simple explanations of the basic tenets of Ayurveda, including the Tridosha philosophy which lies at the very heart of this ancient system. Using his field of ophthalmology he provides examples of how he has formulated a synthesis of the four well-known systems of medicine – Ayurveda or Indian medicine, Allopathy or modern medicine, Homeopathy, and Nature Cure – to treat eye troubles, and argues this same type of synthesis can be effectively worked out for the rest of the body.The early chapters, which lay the foundation for Dr. Agarwal’s integral approach to medicine, are followed by interesting case histories and question-and-answer sections, making this a handbook for improving one’s eyesight as well as en exposition of the secrets of Indian Medicine.
Introduction1. What is Man?i. Man's nature or gunasii. Action of gunas in maniii. Physical bodyiv. Two kinds of eyes in manv. Faculties of Man2. Tridosha philosophy of Ayurvedavi. Tridhatuvii. Tridoshaviii. Different types and forms of Vata Pitta and Kapha3. Humors of the Bodyix. Composition and function of humors4. Humors Disorders5. Effect of Constitutional Disorders on Eye and Bodyx. How blood is vitiated according to Ayurvedaxi. Important hintsxii. Fatal prognosis6. Functional Disordersxiii. Wrong usexiv. Non Usexv. Over usexvi. Effect of solar eclipse upon the eyexvii. Eye education7. Ancient wisdom in ophthalmologyxviii. Therapeutic agentsxix. Tarpana8. Dieteticsxx. Prescription of diet according to seasonxxi. Light and heavy articlesxxii. Dietetic rulesxxiii. Effect of measured and good dietxxiv. Evils of inadequate dietxxv. Harmful dietxxvi. Qualities of articlesxxvii. Diet in diseasesxxviii. Stomach-Intestine wash9. Classification of organic diseases of Eyexxix. Diseases of eye lidsxxx. Diseases of sclera and conjunctivaxxxi. Diseases of corneaxxxii. Diseases of whole eyeballxxxiii. Diseases of pupilxxxiv. Line of treatment in organic diseasesxxxv. A few important hintsxxxvi. Treatment of headache10. Synthetic Expositionxxxvii. Medicinesxxxviii. Ancient methods of investigation of drugs11. Medical Prescriptionsxxxix. Eyewashxl. Eye dropsxli. Patent medicines of Dr. Agarwal's Eye Institutexlii. Homeopathic Remediesxliii. Massagexliv. Vapour bathxlv. Relaxation methodsxlvi. Central fixationxlvii. Palmingxlviii. Shifting and swingingxlix. Mental picturesl. White lineli. Snellen test type12. Refraction and Diseaseslii. Normal eyeliii. Myopialiv. Hypermetropialv. Astigmatismlvi. Presbyopia or old age sightlvii. Diseases of eyelidslviii. Diseases of conjunctivalix. Diseases of cornealx. Cataractlxi. Glaucomalxii. Night blindnesslxiii. Questions and Answerslxiv. Nursing of the Eyelxv. Eyewash-Eyedrop-Eye applicationlxvi. Palming educationlxvii. Art of seeinglxviii. Treatment of visual defectslxix. Bandagelxx. Enemalxxi. Hip bath and cold packlxxii. Vitaminslxxiii. How to write a treatment chart13. Floating specks or Timirlxxiv. Stories from the clinic14. Inflammation of the Eyelxxv. Inflamed eyelxxvi. Tensionlxxvii. After treatmentlxxviii. Stories from the clinic15. Diseases of the Optic Nervelxxix. Facts reconciledlxxx. Optic atrophylxxxi. Complete optic atrophylxxxii. Shock and optic atrophy16. Eye Educationlxxxiii. See the natural waylxxxiv. Variation in Eye Sightlxxxv. Concentration and Relaxationlxxxvi. How to concentrate17. Prescription of Glasseslxxxvii. How to know the kind of lenslxxxviii. Some Important rules18. Treatment of Myopialxxxix. Case reportxc. Nystagmusxci. Treatment in the clinicxcii. Detachment of Retinaxciii. Macular degeneration19. Health and Ill-Healthxciv. Choice of Foodxcv. Perfection of the Bodyxcvi. Health and vitalityxcvii. Mental attitudexcviii. Human complexitiesxcix. Sex Energyc. Supermanci. Psychologycii. Development of the divine Eye