Ayurveda Revisited

Author

Dr. Sharadini A. Dahanukar, Dr. Urmila M. Thatte

Publisher

Popular Prakashan Bombay

Edition

Not Available

Date

1989

Keyword

Ayurveda

Abstract

Ayurveda is a science shrouded in mystery today. It is much misunderstood being glorified to unrealistic heights by the romantic revivalists and discarded out of hand as unsubstantiated gibberish by the hardcore west-oriented scientists. The authors of Ayurveda Revisited believe that a bridge needs to be built between these two extreme ends. This book is an attempt to explore the possibilities of explaining hitherto elusive concepts of ayurveda in terms of contemporary scientific thought. The authors describe the place of Ayurveda in today's medical system, then discuss the basic principles and theraupeutic approaches in Ayurveda. Their aim has always been to understand the tenets of Ayurveda in the light of current scientific knowledge particularly with respect to research in therapeutic modalities (especially plants) in India and abroad. They have made an effort to identify areas in which Ayurvedic principles will definitely improve the status of currently available therapies in modern medicine. The authors have also attempted to deifne areas in which experimental verification is needed. This book will enable the allopathic physician and the Ayurvedic practitioner to develop an intense curiosity about the other medicinal system. This could work towards developing an integrated medical system which can hope to achieve goal of WHO - 'Health for all by the year 2000'.