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From The River Of Heaven
Index

Hindu And Vedic...

The Eternal Teaching Nature's Medicine...
Science Of Light

Social Science...

Sanskrit.. Karma And The Science ..
Universal Forms... Vedic Cosmology..
Dharmic Philosophies The Paths Of Yoga...
The Source Of Teachings

Appendix

Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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NATURE'S MEDICINE : AYURVEDA
The Background of Ayurveda 

Ayurveda has its complex clinical methods including surgery and the use of strong medications. These, however, are secondary to its primary self-healing approach. Its eight branches are internal medicine (kayachikitsa), surgery (shalyatantra), diseases of the head (shalakya tantra), pediatrics (kaumarabhritya), toxicology (agadatantra), psychiatry (bhutavidya), rejuvenation (rasayana) and revitalization (vajikarana). 

Ayurveda, as typical of the Vedic sciences, is applied differently by its various practitioners as it also emphasizes creative intelligence, not a standardized approach. It does not present us with just one way of looking at health or disease but gives us a whole spectrum in harmony with the vastness of life. Hence it cannot be understood from a purely scientific, intellectual or materialistic perspective. 

Ayurveda is based upon the spiritual and psychological background of Yoga, Sankhya and Vedanta. From these come its methods for healing the mind. 

 

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About Nature's Medicine : Ayurveda
Nature's Medicine...Pg1
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Nature's Medicine...Pg3
Self Healing-Pg1
Self Healing-Pg2
Active And Passive...Pg1
Active And Passive...Pg2
Background-Pg1
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Background-Pg3

The Biological Humors...Pg1
The Biological Humors....Pg2
The Biological Humors....Pg3
The Constitutional Types..Pg1
The Constitutional Types...Pg2
The Constitutional Types...Pg3
The Constitutional Types...Pg4
The Constitutional Types...Pg5
Ayurvedic Anatomy...Pg1
Ayurvedic Anatomy...Pg2
The Six Tastes. Pg1
The Six Tastes. Pg2
Ayurvedic Treatment..Pg1
Pancha Karma
Ayurvedic Massage...
Important Ayurvedic Foods..Pg1
Important Ayurvedic Foods..Pg2
Important Ayurvedic Herbs..Pg1
Important Ayurvedic Herbs..Pg2
Important Ayurvedic Herbs..Pg3
Ayurvedic Preparations
Rejuvenation & Immortality..Pg1
Rejuvenation & Immortality..Pg2
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