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Zusammenfassung

The practical advice offered in this text ranges from benefits of garlic therapy to prayers for protection against malevolent disease deities, and from the effects and treatments of poisons to the interpretation of dreams.

The Roots of Ayurveda Zusammenfassung

The Roots of Ayurveda Various

Ayurveda, the ancient art of healing, has been practised in India for over 1000 years and survives today as a living medical tradition whose principles are at the heart of many of the complementary therapies now used in the West. This science of longevity has parallels with Buddhist thought and advocates a life of moderation through which the three humours of the body will be brought into balance. The practical advice offered in this text ranges from the benefits of garlic therapy to prayers for protection against malevolent disease deities, and from the effects and treatments of poisons to the interpretation of dreams.

Über Various

Dominik Wujastyk is Associate Curator for South Asian Collections at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine. He is also Honorary Lecturer at University College, London. He has taught Sanskrit grammar and literature, and the history of classical Indian medicine and science.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

The Roots of AyurvedaList of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Author's Note

Introduction
The Historical Context
Classical Indian Medicine
The Choice of Texts
The Translations
Plant Names
Measures
Medical Terminology

Caraka's Compendium
Introduction to the Selections
On Not Suppressing Natural Urges
On Eight Sets of Three
On Hospitals
On Epidemics
On Heredity

Susruta's Compendium
Introduction to the Selections
The Use of Knives
Gaining Surgical Experience
Starting Out as a Surgeon
Plastic Surgery on the Ear and Nose
The Diagnosis of Embedded Splinters
The Extraction of Splinters
Blood and Bloodletting
On Breath and Wind
Rejuvenation through Soma
Safeguarding Food and Drink
Stationary Poisons

The Uses of Garlic (from the Bower Manuscript)
Introduction to the Selection
The Uses of Garlic

Kasyapa's Compendium
Introduction to the Selections
Lady Opulence the Demoness Child-Killer

Vagbhata's Heart of Medicine
Introduction to the Selections
Desiring Long Life
Daily Regimen
Seasonal Regimen
The Six Savours
The Science of the Humours
Lethal Points on the Body
On Insanity

Sarngadhara's Compendium
Introduction to the Selections
On Weights, Measures, and Definitions
Pulse, Omens, and Dreams
Introducing Medicine Through the Skin
On the Human Body

References
Vocabulary Index: Flora, Fauna, and Medical Terms
Index

Zusätzliche Informationen

GOR002304373
9780140448245
0140448241
The Roots of Ayurveda Various
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Penguin Books Ltd
20030429
416
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