This book makes an effort to present an option to mechanical medical systems and also to add a deeper dimension to the "natural" forms of medicine. It also looks at the social role that dominates women and how they care for their bodies. Ayurveda, as a system, works first to correct basic metabolic imbalances so that symptoms can be addressed.
The ultimate goal of Ayurveda is not health, but peace in its greatest sense, peace of mind and peace in your soul. This is the goal of all humanity. Health will come when there is peace in the soul and in the mind, but health will not necessarily bring peace. The disease is seen in Ayurveda as a sign of discord in your soul and mind. Physical problems often result from this discord.
This book uses the Ayurvedic model to present a different point of view on health care for women. This methodology not only works but works permanently and thoroughly, without side effects. It is supported by over five thousand years of clinical data and experience. It is a part of the science of life, Ayurveda
Written for women who want to find their own solutions to their health issues, Ayurvedic Healing for Women addresses the need to treat the root cause of feminine problems. It rejects the notion that discomfort, pain, and emotional swings are normal in a woman's life. With this self-help guide, you'll learn how to devise a treatment plan that is right for your unique constitution-how to use dietary changes and herbal supplements to treat PMS, mitigate premenopausal symptoms, prevent osteoporosis, and reverse many other ailments. Also included is an impressive treatment section that details dozens of Ayurvedic formulas using herbs common to North America and Europe.
If you are looking for alternatives to Western medicine and are ready to get proactive about your own health, this is the book for you!
Female readers are able to pinpoint their "individuality" by determining which of the three natural forces dominate them... The book also addresses problems such as depression, menopause, cysts and tumours, recommending herbal formulas according to type."-Today's Librarian, Jan.2000
"Beginning with the three doshas, or bodily constitutions, Atreya establishes the framework for understanding Ayurveda. Treatments for specific metabolic imbalances are outlined..." - Hinduism Today, Dec.1999
"Healing is a process of awareness, intuition and self-discovery, McLaren states." - The Union Democrat, Sonora, California, No.1998
"Written for women who want to find their own solutions to their health issues,...addresses the need to treat the root cause of feminine problems... you'll learn how to devise a treatment plan that's right for your unique constitution-how to use dietary changes and herbal supplements to treat PMS, mitigate premenopausal symptoms, prevent osteoporosis, and reverse many other ailments." - The Holistic Affairs, Vol.I, Issue 12-14, 15th July-31st July 2001
"A self-help guide which teaches you how to layout a treatment plan, fit for your typical constitution, and explains how to use changes in dietary pattern and a variety of herbal supplements to treat a variety of maladies. A must-buy for those women who look forward to alternative medicine and wish to get proactive about their health and that of their friends. - Mystic India, Vol.2, No.1, Jan-Feb, 2001