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An Elementary Textbook of Ayurveda: Review

The easy-to-understand and definitive guideto Ayurveda.

Book Review by Pam Gordon

An Elementary Textbook of Ayurveda: Medicine With a Six Thousand Year Old Tradition 

by Frank John Ninivaggi, MD

Ayurveda has been practiced in India for between 3,000 to 6,000 years. This textbook is good for both the medical professional and the lay person. It is a classic in its field.

Ayurveda is a comprehensive way of life that encourages balance in all aspects of living as well as a proactive approach to health. It has been practiced in India for between 3,000 to 6,000 years.

A Yale University School Of Medicine medical doctor and psychiatrist, Dr. Ninivaggi writes from his enormous knowledge of Ayurveda and his background as a Western-trained psychiatrist, which enables him to present Ayurveda to Western readers in a straightforward and clear fashion.

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He explains the fundamentals of traditional Indian health care, translating them into terms and concepts familiar to westerners with or without a medical background.

Excellent for the lay person as well as the medical doctor or the practitioner of a complementary modality adding  Ayurveda to his/her practice.

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