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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
Ayurvedic Treatment

Ayurvedic treatment methods are of two kinds; constitutional or clinical. Constitutional remedies include diet, mild herbs and proper life-style per constitution. Clinical remedies consist of strong herbs and medications and Pancha Karma. 

Generally all therapies are divided into two types; tonification or reduction. Tonification therapy, also called supplementation is indicated for the weak, debilitated, convalescent, emaciated, pregnant, very young or very old. It rebuilds our internal energy and brings about increase of the tissues but may not clear up all toxins. Reduction therapy is indicated in acute diseases. It eliminates disease-causing factors and pathogens but may have a depleting effect upon the body. Both methods may be combined or used alternatively. Generally tonification follows reduction, as cleansing allows us to rebuild the body on a higher level. 

Tonification consists of rich diet, tonic and strengthening herbs, adequate rest and relaxation, avoidance of excessive activity or stimulation. Reduction methods are twofold as preliminary or radical. Preliminary or mild reduction therapies (shamana) consist of light eating or fasting, herbs to improve digestion, massage, sweating therapy and proper exercise. Radical reduction (shodhana) consists of Pancha Karma, strongly reducing herbs, drugs or surgery.

 

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

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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