Llewellyn's Complete Book of Ayurveda: A Comprehensive Resource for the Understanding & Practice of Traditional Indian Medicine

Llewellyn's Complete Book of Ayurveda: A Comprehensive Resource for the Understanding & Practice of Traditional Indian Medicine

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Ayurveda is the art of good life and gentle healing. It is a holistic system of medicine that includes prevention, psychology, diet, and treatment. Join Hans H. Rhyner, a leading authority on Ayurveda, as he explores the principles, therapies, and collected knowledge of this powerful approach to health and wellbeing, including:

  • Anatomical Aspects (Rachana Sharira )
  • Evolutionary Physiology (Kriya Sharira )
  • Constitution (Prakruti )
  • Pathology (Samprapti )
  • Diagnostics (Nidana )
  • Pharmacology (Dravya Guna )
  • Treatment Strategies (Chikitsa )
  • Nutritional Sciences (Annavijnana )
  • Preventative Medicine (Swasthavritta )
  • Quintet of Therapeutics (Panchakarma )
  • Clinical Applications

Filled with natural treatment suggestions and herbal remedies for dozens of conditions, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Ayurveda provides detailed explanations of the most important topics in the field, such as:

  • The Legend of Ayurveda
  • Creation and Evolution (Sankhya )
  • Logic and Analysis (Nyaya-Vaisheshika )
  • Yoga
  • The Channel System (Srota )
  • Vital Points (Marma )
  • Seven Basic Tissues (Sapta Dhatus )
  • Biological Fire (Agni )
  • Toxic Wastes (Ama )
  • Somatic Constitution
  • Psychic Constitution
  • Causes of Disease (Nidana )
  • Six Stages of Pathogenesis (Kriya Kala )
  • Observation and Examination
  • Principles of Treatment
  • Acupuncture and Moxibustion
  • Eight Considerations on Food
  • Diet for Your Constitution
  • Kitchen Pharmacy
  • Daily Healthy Habits (Dinacarya )
  • Rules for Different Seasons (Rutacarya )
  • Ethical Life (Sadvritta )
  • Purificatory Treatments (Pradhanakarma )
  • Dietetics (Pascat Karma )
  • Ethics
  • Spirituality in Psychotherapy (Vedanta )
  • Ayurveda Surgery
  • Ayurveda Psychiatry
  • Vastu-Vedic Geomancy
  • Medical Astrology
  • And Much More

Hans H. Rhyner holds MD and PhD degrees in Alternative Medicine as well as an NHP in Ayurveda. He began his training in Ayurveda more than thirty years ago in India, and founded the Ayurveda Research Center to preserve the knowledge of traditional Ayurveda traditions. He ran an Ayurveda clinic near Bangalore and established the first Ayurveda hospital outside of India. Hans currently operates clinics in Austria, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland. His books on Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vastu have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He can be found online at www.Ayurveda-Rhyner.com.


  • ISBN-13: 9780738748689
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
  • Publication date: 06/08/2017
  • Series: Llewellyn's Complete Book Series , #11
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 566,742
  • Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.70(d)

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