Health and Medicine in the Hindu Tradition

Health and Medicine in the Hindu Tradition

"This work analyzes the religious and philosophical underpinnings of the traditions of medicine and the health ideals of Hindus, taking account of their historical and developmental moorings.

Author: Prakash N. Desai

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015025225445

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 153

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"This work analyzes the religious and philosophical underpinnings of the traditions of medicine and the health ideals of Hindus, taking account of their historical and developmental moorings. Hindu concepts of the self and the body are explored to locate the themes of illness, wellness, sexuality, and relationships, on the one hand, and the traditions of curing, on the other. Ayurveda, the principal Hindu medical tradition, is examined from both classical and textual as well as folk and experiential perspectives." "Unlike other volumes in the Health/Medicine and the Faith Traditions series, which have been written by ethicists, church historians, and theologians, this one is the work of a psychiatrist born in India and long resident in the West who deals quite candidly and personally with the tensions in his own life between traditional ways and modern medicine and the difficulties of adherence to Hindu beliefs and values while living in a non-Hindu culture."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Categories: Health & Fitness

Hindu Medicine

Hindu Medicine

Author: Heinrich Robert Zimmer

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4210544

Category: Medicine

Page: 203

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Categories: Medicine

Return of the Rishi

Return of the Rishi

The author recounts his medical career, describes his introduction to Ayurvedic medicine, and shares his views on health and healing

Author: Deepak Chopra

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 039557420X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 212

View: 266

The author recounts his medical career, describes his introduction to Ayurvedic medicine, and shares his views on health and healing
Categories: Health & Fitness

The Nature of Consciousness

The Nature of Consciousness

This is the fundamental presumption of mind and matter that underpins almost all our thoughts and feelings and is expressed in our activities and relationships.

Author: Rupert Spira

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781684030019

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 296

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“I’ve gained deeper understanding listening to Rupert Spira than I have from any other exponent of modern spirituality. Reality is sending us a message we desperately need to hear, and at this moment no messenger surpasses Spira and the transformative words in his essays.” —Deepak Chopra, author of You Are the Universe, Spiritual Solutions, and Super Brain Our world culture is founded on the assumption that the Big Bang gave rise to matter, which in time evolved into the world, into which the body was born, inside which a brain appeared, out of which consciousness at some late stage developed. As a result of this “matter model,” most of us believe that consciousness is a property of the body. We feel that it is “I,” this body, that knows or is aware of the world. We believe and feel that the knowing with which we are aware of our experience is located in and shares the limits and destiny of the body. This is the fundamental presumption of mind and matter that underpins almost all our thoughts and feelings and is expressed in our activities and relationships. The Nature of Consciousness suggests that the matter model has outlived its function and is now destroying the very values it once sought to promote. For many people, the debate as to the ultimate reality of the universe is an academic one, far removed from the concerns and demands of everyday life. After all, life happens independently of our models of it. However, The Nature of Consciousness will clearly show that the materialist paradigm is a philosophy of despair and, as such, the root cause of unhappiness in individuals. It is a philosophy of conflict and, as such, the root cause of hostilities between families, communities, and nations. Far from being abstract and philosophical, its implications touch each one of us directly and intimately. An exploration of the nature of consciousness has the power to reveal the peace and happiness that truly lie at the heart of experience. Our experience never ceases to change, but the knowing element in all experience—consciousness, or what we call “I”—itself never changes. The knowing with which all experience is known is always the same knowing. Being the common, unchanging element in all experience, consciousness does not share the qualities of any particular experience: it is not qualified, conditioned, or limited by experience. The knowing with which a feeling of loneliness or sorrow is known is the same knowing with which the thought of a friend, the sight of a sunset, or the taste of ice cream is known. Just as a screen is never disturbed by the action in a movie, so consciousness is never disturbed by experience; thus it is inherently peaceful. The peace that is inherent in us—indeed that is us—is not dependent on the situations or conditions we find ourselves in. In a series of essays that draw you, through your own direct experience, into an exploration of the nature of this knowing element that each of us calls “I,” The Nature of Consciousness posits that consciousness is the fundamental reality of the apparent duality of mind and matter. It shows that the overlooking or ignoring of this reality is the root cause of the existential unhappiness that pervades and motivates most people’s lives, as well as the wider conflicts that exist between communities and nations. Conversely, the book suggests that the recognition of the fundamental reality of consciousness is the first step in the quest for lasting happiness and the foundation for world peace.
Categories: Literary Collections

Hindu

Hindu

Author: Kaviraj Russick Lal Gupta

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:156761745

Category: Medicine

Page: 209

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Categories: Medicine

AARP The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga

AARP The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga

AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance.

Author: Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118370100

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 207

View: 473

AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. The remarkable benefits of yoga, which include improved flexibility, balance, muscle tone, endurance, and vitality, only hint at the extraordinary power of this deeply spiritual practice. When adhered to and practiced mindfully, yoga can unlock readers’ full creative potential, their capacity for love and compassion, and ability to find success in all areas of their lives. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga brings spirituality back to yoga. It shows how the Seven Spiritual Laws play a crucial role in yoga’s path to enlightenment while providing readers with a wealth of meditation techniques, mantras, breathing exercises, and yoga poses. Whether a newcomer to yoga or an experienced practitioner, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga is a portal to yoga’s deeper spiritual dimension and a beautiful step to a happier, more harmonious, and more abundant life.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Evidence Based Practice in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Evidence Based Practice in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

This book investigates the ways in which the evidence base is influencing complementary and alternative medicine in general and Ayurveda and allied health practices in particular.

Author: Sanjeev Rastogi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642245640

Category: Medical

Page: 254

View: 553

This book investigates the ways in which the evidence base is influencing complementary and alternative medicine in general and Ayurveda and allied health practices in particular. The latter have traditionally been prevalent in Asia and are now increasingly attracting interest worldwide. The book is divided into four sections, the first of which examines issues related to acquisition and evaluation of the evidence base. Evidence-based approaches to Ayurvedic diagnosis and therapy are then examined, with a special focus on management of cardiovascular and rheumatological diseases, dental care, and rejuvenating treatments. The final section explores further the challenges of applying evidence-based practice in contemporary and alternative medicine and Ayurveda with a focus upon the issues requiring urgent attention in ongoing decade. The same involves encompassing areas such as Ayurvedic pharmaceutics, practice, education and research within an evidence-based perspective.
Categories: Medical

A Deepak Chopra Companion

A Deepak Chopra Companion

An easy-to-understand overview of Chopra's work offers a look at the fundamental concepts of mind-body medicine, the most effective paths to spiritual growth, and other key facets of his philosophy of healing and the expansion of ...

Author: Deepak Chopra

Publisher: Harmony Books

ISBN: 0609804545

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 110

View: 172

An easy-to-understand overview of Chopra's work offers a look at the fundamental concepts of mind-body medicine, the most effective paths to spiritual growth, and other key facets of his philosophy of healing and the expansion of consciousness. Original. 25,000 first printing.
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Golf for Enlightenment

Golf for Enlightenment

The author applies his spiritual insights and mindfulness philosophy to an innovative approach to the game of golf, presenting seven lessons that demonstrate how golf can be mastered from the soul.

Author: Deepak Chopra

Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing

ISBN: 0375431934

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 275

View: 910

The author applies his spiritual insights and mindfulness philosophy to an innovative approach to the game of golf, presenting seven lessons that demonstrate how golf can be mastered from the soul.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Soul of Medicine

The Soul of Medicine

The contributors to this volume approach this topic from their own spiritual perspectives—Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, New Age / Eclectic, secular, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Christian Scientist.

Author: John R. Peteet

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421402994

Category: Medical

Page: 260

View: 337

To what extent should spiritual information be part of a patient’s medical assessment? How should physicians respond when patients refuse life-saving care on religious grounds? Should doctors pray with their patients? Questions such as these raise deeper ones about the goals of medicine and the nature of healing. In a set of engaging and candid essays, The Soul of Medicine explores the role and influence of spirituality in clinical practice, professionalism, and medical education. The contributors to this volume approach this topic from their own spiritual perspectives—Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, New Age / Eclectic, secular, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Christian Scientist. Their thought-provoking essays provide rich insights not only into the needs of patients with various world views but also into how spirituality influences the practice of medicine. When their own spiritual issues arise in medical practice, physicians rely on their professionalism, ethics, and education. To better understand how various world views are incorporated into clinical work, doctors must ask themselves—as these contributors have—a series of important questions: What insights about life and healing does your faith provide? How does your faith challenge or reinforce contemporary medicine? How do you assess and address spirituality in clinical practice? How do your own beliefs influence your interactions with patients? The Soul of Medicine encourages medical students and practitioners to recognize the spiritual dimensions of medicine, to consider how these dimensions inform their own education and practice, and to be compassionate about their patients’—and their own—religious beliefs.
Categories: Medical

Ageless Body Timeless Mind

Ageless Body  Timeless Mind

Through the daily practice of a variety of exercises, the user of this guide and journal may achieve a life dominated by growth and evolution. The journal-keeper's own life may be traced through the pages of this beautifully designed book.

Author: Deepak Chopra

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0517598183

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 130

View: 210

Through the daily practice of a variety of exercises, the user of this guide and journal may achieve a life dominated by growth and evolution. The journal-keeper's own life may be traced through the pages of this beautifully designed book. In these pages the reader will find one of Dr. Chopra's most powerful In Practice guides. 2-color line drawings.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Perfect Health Revised and Updated

Perfect Health  Revised and Updated

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The classic guide to using Ayurveda to harness the healing power of the mind—now revised with updated medical research.

Author: Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307421432

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

View: 200

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The classic guide to using Ayurveda to harness the healing power of the mind—now revised with updated medical research. Translated as “the knowledge of life span” in Sanskrit, Ayurveda is the 5,000-year-old medical system from ancient India that has been validated by modern breakthroughs in physics and medicine. Deepak Chopra’s Perfect Health is the original guide to applying the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda to everyday life. Although we experience our bodies as solid, they are in fact more like fires that are constantly being consumed and renewed. We grow new stomach linings every five days, for instance. Our skin is new every five weeks. Each year, fully 98 percent of the total number of atoms in our bodies is replaced. Ayurveda gives us the tools to intervene at this quantum level, where we are being created anew each day. Ayurveda tells us that freedom from sickness depends on contacting our own awareness, bringing it into balance, and then extending that balance to the body. Perfect Health provides a complete step-by-step program of mind body medicine tailored to individual needs. A quiz identifies the reader's mind body type: thin, restless Vata; enterprising, efficient Pitta; tranquil, steady Kapha; or any combination of these three. This body type becomes the basis for a specific Ayurvedic program of diet, stress reduction, neuromuscular integration, exercise, and daily routines. The result is a total plan, tailor-made for each individual, to reestablish the body's essential balance with nature; to strengthen the mind body connection; and to use the power of quantum healing to transcend the ordinary limitations of disease and aging—in short, for achieving Perfect Health.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Radical Beauty

Radical Beauty

Here is the latest information on foods to support your metabolism and how to best promote circulation of beauty-boosting nutrients; the use of the most effective skin-care ingredients coupled with traditional Ayurvedic medicine; and how to ...

Author: Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9781101906026

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

View: 227

Instant New York Times Bestseller! Feel more beautiful, healthy, and energized than you have in years! Now, a revolutionary new way of helping you realize the true beauty that is your birthright! Deepak Chopra, a leading pioneer of integrative medicine and New York Times bestselling author of What Are You Hungry For?, and Kimberly Snyder, a Hollywood superstar nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author of The Beauty Detox Solution, offer an exciting and practical program to help transform you from the inside out. Through six pillars of healthy living that focus on internal and external nourishment, sleep, living naturally, avoiding excessive stress, and better understanding the relationship between emotions and inflammatory foods, the authors offer practical tips, tools, innovative routines, and foods that will allow you to achieve your highest potential of beauty and health. Here is the latest information on foods to support your metabolism and how to best promote circulation of beauty-boosting nutrients; the use of the most effective skin-care ingredients coupled with traditional Ayurvedic medicine; and how to work with your skin to balance your nervous system, thus slowing aging. Further, Chopra and Snyder will show you how positive emotion-based living and peace foster natural and timeless beauty. All of this comes together to help you in developing a more healthy body and mind, increasing your natural glow, magnetic presence, and radiant vitality. With powerful DIY home skin care and beauty remedies and treatments to address everything from acne to dry skin and wrinkles, techniques to promote your natural beauty by syncing with the power of rhythms found in nature, strategic dietary tips, and delicious recipes, Radical Beauty will help you feel more confident, achieve more beautifully smooth illuminating skin, healthy hair, bright eyes, and—perhaps best of all—the ability to tap into and be in touch with the true beauty that is already within you.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Commentary on the Hindu system of medicine

Commentary on the Hindu system of medicine

Besides the practice of surgery is more respected , as affording immediate relief , and is connected with the practice of medicine ; although the latter has ...

Author: T ..... A ..... Wise

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z159722504

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Commentary on the Hindu system of medicine

Commentary on the Hindu system of medicine

Besides the practice of surgery is more respected , as affording immediate relief , and is connected with the practice of medicine ; although the latter has no connexion with surgery . This was agreed to ; and we find the explanation of ...

Author: Thomas Alexander Wise

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:24503534271

Category:

Page: 431

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Perfect Weight

Perfect Weight

Helps readers draw on the healing powers of nature to achieve their ideal weight without counting calories, eliminate cravings and compulsive eating habits, and personalize a weight-control program

Author: Deepak Chopra

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0517599228

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 131

View: 878

Helps readers draw on the healing powers of nature to achieve their ideal weight without counting calories, eliminate cravings and compulsive eating habits, and personalize a weight-control program
Categories: Health & Fitness

Perfect Health

Perfect Health

In short, this is the ultimate guide to achieving Perfect Health. DEEPAK CHOPRA has written twenty-six books, including the international bestseller The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.

Author: Deepak Chopra

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780553813678

Category: Health

Page: 390

View: 558

When it was first published in 1990, Deepak Chopra's Perfect Health quickly became an international bestseller. Combining ancient Ayurvedic healing practices with modern Western medicine, this unique book offered a step-by-step programme of mind/body medicine that could be tailored to the individual's needs. Now, in celebration of the tenth anniversary of this classic bestseller - which has achieved worldwide sales of over 500,000 copies - Chopra returns to his groundbreaking work to bring a fresh, invigorating perspective on this total health plan. Complete with a new introduction, questionnaires and the latest scientific and medical research studies, this revised edition is destined to appeal to the millions of Chopra devotees - and all those in search of balance, harmony and perfect health.
Categories: Health