This book makes an effort to present an option to mechanical medical systems and also to add a deeper dimension to the "natural" forms of medicine. It also looks at the social role that dominates women and how they care for their bodies. Ayurveda, as a system, works first to correct basic metabolic imbalances so that symptoms can be addressed.
The ultimate goal of Ayurveda is not health, but peace-in its greatest sense, peace of mind and peace in your soul. This is the goal of all humanity. Health will come when there is peace in the soul and in the mind, but health will not necessarily bring peace. The disease is seen in Ayurveda as a sign of discord in your
soul and mind. Physical problems often result from this discord.
This book uses the Ayurvedic model to present a different point of view on health care for women. This methodology not only works but works permanently and thoroughly, without side effects. It is supported by
over five thousand years of clinical data and experience. It is a part of the science of life, Ayurveda
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!
Vaidya Atreya Smith was born in Santa Monica, California in 1956 and began meditation at the age of seventeen. Atreya studied with the American Vedanta Society in Portland, Oregon in the late 1970's to early 1980's. He then joined a spiritual community in 1982 and met his current teacher Sri H.W.L. Poonjaji in 1991. He has lived in India for more than six years from 1987 to 1994. Atreya is the author of six books published in nine different languages on the art of Indian medicine and healing. He has also either written or edited four textbooks on Ayurveda for Western students. He has a degree in Biology and in 2005 was awarded the title of Vaidya (knower of Ayurvedic texts) in Varanasi for his work in Ayurveda. Since 1987 Atreya works as a professional healthcare and is a professional herbalist. He is also trained in Jyotish (Vedic astrology) and currently lives in the South of France.