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Ayurveda: A Comprehensive Guide to Traditional Indian Medicine for the West

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2008 - Spring


by Frank John Ninivaggi, M.D., FW ’77, assistant clinical professor in the Child Study Center (Praeger Publishers) Ayurveda is the traditional medical system of India, used for thousands of years as a source of proactive health measures as well as integrated healing strategies for body, mind and spirit. The author explains the ways in which Ayurveda can promote physical and mental health by targeting such threats to health as acute and chronic stress, pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, coronary artery disease and diabetes.

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