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Ayurveda is an age-old medical system that was formulated over 5,000 years ago. Documented in the Vedas, the ancient Hindu sacred texts of India, it is a complete wellness regimen with ultimate spiritual goals.Ayurvedaprovides a detailed analysis of India's four healing systemsAyurveda, Unani, Siddha and Tibetan traditional medicine. This fascinating book also takes a look at India's ancient beauty secrets: essays on hair, facial, hand and foot care are accompanied by more obscure practices such as healing with metals, minerals, crystals and gemstones, the art of body painting and chakra alignment.

Author Biography

Kim Inglis is a British writer and editor based in Singapore.

Luca Invernizzi Tettoni is a world-renowned photographer who has lived and worked in Asia since 1973.

Table of Contents

Ancient Wisdoms, Today's Practicesp. 6
wellnessp. 18
Abhyangam: Traditional Ayurvedic Massagep. 20
Chavitti Thirumal: Pressure Point Massage with Feetp. 23
Hot Stone Abhyangamp. 24
Marma Massage: Pressure Point Massagep. 25
Champi: Indian Head Massagep. 26
Udwarthanam: Dry Massage with Herbal Powderp. 27
Sirodhara: Oiling the Third Eyep. 28
Vasthi: The Medicated Enemap. 32
Unani: An Holistic Graeco-Arab Medical Systemp. 36
Siddha: Tamil Herbal Healingp. 38
Soba Rig-pa: Traditional Tibetan Medicinep. 42
Panchakarma: Ayurvedic Revitalizationp. 46
Mud Therapyp. 50
Ksheera Dhooma: Medicated Milk Steamp. 52
Netra Tarpanam: Vasthi Therapy for the Eyesp. 53
Kizhi Therapy: The Hot Herbal Pouchp. 54
beautyp. 58
Ayurvedic Facial Carep. 60
Hand Carep. 68
Foot Carep. 70
Hair Carep. 72
The Art of Mehndip. 76
Body Wrapsp. 78
Body Scrubs and Polishesp. 82
Water Therapiesp. 86
Rasashastra: Healing with Gems, Crystals, Metals and Mineralsp. 94
balancep. 98
Yogap. 100
Amulya Uphar: Lazy Man's Yogap. 112
Pranayama: Therapeutic Breathing Exercisesp. 114
Meditationp. 118
Chakra Therapyp. 126
appendixp. 130
Nattu Vaidya: The Barefoot Doctorp. 132
Healing Plantsp. 136
Ayurvedic Preparationsp. 142
Listingsp. 144
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