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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony (April 6, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0609802860
  • ISBN-13: 978-0609802861
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,998 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

Lad, a leading expert in the field and founder of the Ayurvedic Institute (Albuquerque, NM), demystifies this ancient healing tradition from India. He provides handy self-analysis charts to determine one's constitutional type and describes down-to-earth Ayurvedic home remedies and routines for over 120 health conditions. A helpful resource list and glossary increase his book's value. (LJ 3/1/98)
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Lad, director of an Ayurvedic educational institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, refers to Ayurveda as "the art of daily living in harmony with the laws of nature." This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide can be considered the Ayurvedic counterpart to a conventional home medical handbook. Parts 1 and 2 present the philosophy, principles, and therapies of this 5,000-year-old Indian medical system. The therapies include diet, herbs, exercise and yoga, oil massage, breathing techniques, meditation, and such adjuncts as sound, color, and aromatherapy. Part 3, fully one-half of the guide, is an encyclopedia of remedies organized in an AZ format by symptom or condition; see references provide adequate access to the more than 100 common ailments. Numerous sidebars throughout the text provide additional information or precautions. The guide closes with line drawings of yoga postures, a glossary, resources, and further reading. Penny Spokes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Vasant Lad, B.A.M.&S., M.A.Sc., brings a wealth of classroom and practical experience to the United States. He received the degree of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.&S.) in 1968 from the University of Pune, in Pune, India and a Master of Ayurvedic Science (M.A.Sc.) in 1980 from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya in Pune. For 3 years, he served as Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune, India. He also held the position of Professor of Clinical Medicine for seven years at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine, where he was an instructor for many years. Vasant Lad's academic and practical training includes the study of allopathic medicine (Western Medicine) and surgery as well as traditional Ayurveda. In 1979, he began traveling throughout the United States sharing his knowledge of Ayurveda and, in 1981, he returned to New Mexico to teach Ayurveda. In 1984, he founded and began as Director of The Ayurvedic Institute.

Vasant Lad's books include Ayurveda, The Science of Self-Healing and Secrets of the Pulse and co-author of The Yoga of Herbs and Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing. His work from Harmony Books, The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies, is a compendium of classic Ayurvedic treatments for common and chronic ailments. He is the author of a series of textbooks on Ayurveda. The Textbook of Ayurveda: Fundamental Principles, Volume 1, The Textbook of Ayurveda: Clinical Assessment, Volume 2, and The Textbook of Ayurveda: General Principles of Management and Treatment, Volume 3 are the first three of the four-volume set covering the topics he teaches in his eight-month Ayurvedic Studies Program. He is co-author of a book on marma therapy, Marma Points of Ayurveda. Dr. Lad just revised and expanded his book on specific therapies, Ayurvedic Perspectives on Selected Pathologies, which in now available.

Vasant Lad is the author of 11 books on Ayurveda as well as hundreds of articles and other writings. With almost 500,000 copies of his books in print in the US, his work has been translated into more than 20 languages.

Customer Reviews

This book is full of useful information about Ayurvedic and Holistic remedies.
K. Shimalin
This book can absolutely change your health profile and bring happiness in your life.
Shreya Brata Dash
For the novice, such as myself, this book is an easy read and very informative.
Terri McQuirter

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

228 of 235 people found the following review helpful By Eric S Lloyd on January 1, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book is the first one I've read on Ayurveda which makes immediate sence. Written in a practical straight forward way, It is obvious the author genuinely cares about his readers.
I have tried several cures listed in the book, they have provided better and faster relief than any drugs. There is one for sinus headache (pg 250) that worked in less than 10 min. And the best story of all, is one he lists for food allergies which has allowed me to eat dairy and wheat again. This book has changed my life. I have been independantly studying holistic medicine for the past 9 years, and this book is a fast leap forward in my awareness of the field of alternative treatments.
I only hope to be able to meet Dr. Lad some day and offer my gratitude.
Sincerely
Eric Lloyd
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129 of 131 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 30, 2000
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This book is incredibly useful, and full of home remedies for a very wide variety of problems. I've tried many of them myself - for sinus troubles, insect bites, ordinary fatigue, and simple stomach complaints. It also has guidance on more serious issues, to be used in concert with a physician's medical advice. As a physician, I have over 20 "home medical guides" in my house, and I usually turn to this one first. I highly recommend it for any household.
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104 of 106 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 15, 2000
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I have been buying books on Ayurveda for several years. I usually read a little and then put them on the shelf. Not so with Dr. Lad's The Complete Book of Auyrvedic Home Remedies. I immediately adopted his simple morning routine, and it has helped me physically and mentally. I recommend this book to anyone interested in making a profound, positive change. It's practical and easy to follow.
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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful By R. Garg on October 9, 2005
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I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who is actively involved in attaining a good health or someone with health issues who is looking for a natural way to fix it. I have read this and many other books by Dr. Lad and also been to a 3 day health convention where he personally discussed the Ayurvedic ways of achieving perfect health. I cannot say enough about Ayurveda in general and the way Dr. Lad puts forth the information and it all makes so much sense. I have personally used his remedies discussed in this book for severe respiratory allergies, sciatica and common colds etc and it works!!!!! However, any user has to understand that these remedies are not like weatern medicine but they work as a life style change in terms of following a daily routine of life, watching your food combinations and knowing and eating according to your body type. I have recommended this book to many of my friends. I fact, I own 3 copies and keep lending two to friends and still have one for myself to consult.
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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Paul Hoffman on April 14, 1998
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This is probably the best book on ayurveda available today. It is clear, doesn't go into excessive detail, and gives you a wonderful sense of self-understanding. Dr. Lad has written other books as well, but this one is the most approachable.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Mom x 3 on August 15, 2006
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Who would have thought that mixing a mashed banana with two very common kitchen ingredients would help with a little girl's cough? Or, that a tea containing cinnamon combined with two other tasty kitchen spices would reduce a little boy's fever?

Dr. Ladd's book is full of simple, home remedies that are wonderful for children and perfect for parents who are interested in natural home medicines for their children. Our family has used the recipies in this book extensively for both children and adults over the years with great success. If you are looking for a replacement for the standard over the counter drugs for kids, this is the book for you.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By M. Buttersnaps on February 16, 2007
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I really like this book! I like that it not only has information on Ayurveda in general, but also an "encyclopedia" of remedies. We've used many of the remedies with success and refer to it before other sources when there is a problem.

The only drawback to this book are the recommendations for herbs that are common in India but not so easy to get elsewhere. I can't locate many much less pronounce them. Hopefully I will find a resource for purchasing them so I can try out their effectiveness.

Definitely a book worth purchasing and keeping close at-hand.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A. Rao on June 17, 2006
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For common ailments like sore throat, constipation, headaches.. ayurveda works wonderfully. Why spend $20 co-pay to your physician for these ailments when you can get the cure in your kitchen (e.g. honey, pepper, milk.. ). Its worth it!!
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