Ayurveda is a simple, practical science of life whose principles are universally applicable to each individual's daily existence. Ayurveda speaks to every element and facet of human life, offering guidance that has been tested and refined over many centuries to all those who seek greater harmony, peace and longevity. The knowledge supplied in this book will be of lasting value to the reader. This book is mainly concerned with presenting a basic overview of Ayurveda, including techniques of examination, diagnosis and treatment; promotion of longevity; the use of herbal remedies and other practical everyday aspects of maintaining health.
Dr Vasant Dattatray Lad (born 1943) directs the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque (New Mexico, USA) and is a member of the governing bodies of diverse Ayurvedic organizations and associations. He has written numerous books and articles on Ayurvedic medicine and teaches physicians, alternative-medicine practitioners, and lay people all over the world.
In 1968, Dr Vasant Lad received a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) from the University of Pune (India) and a Master of Ayurvedic Science (M.A.Sc.) from the Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya in Pune in 1980.