The area of Ayurveda known as Panchakarma is a comprehensive system of knowledge and practices to purify the body of toxins and restore it to balance with natural law.
This book reflects the way the original text of Ayurveda, the Charak Samhita, first presented this knowledge. The first section explores in detail the principles which define Ayurveda as a science of life and health. The second section delves more deeply into the Ayurvedic understanding and how to treat it. This section begins with an elaboration of six stages of disease formation and then systematically unfolds the knowledge of Panchakarma, the science of rejuvenation.
About the Author :
Dr. Sunil V. Joshi practices in Panchakarma therapy. He gives lectures on Ayurveda throughout the U.S. He is the Ayurvedic consultant to The Chopra Center for Well Being.
This text combines insights and information about Ayurveda as well as about the theory and practice of Panchakarma.
"This book will help answer many of the questions that Westerners often askabout Ayurveda" - Professor Kenneth Zysk, Ph.D. Ayurveda and Panchakarma is the study of Ayurvedic purification. The author, Dr. Sunil V. Joshi, began his clinical practice in 1981 in India, specializing in Panchakarma therapy. Since 1989, Dr. Joshi has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. giving lectures and teaching workshops on Ayurveda.
A "Treasurehouse of wisdom isaccessible to more people through this wonderful book." - Dr. Deepak Chopra, M.D.