Tibetan Ayurveda

Health Secrets from the Roof of the World
By (author) Robert Sachs

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Tibetan Ayurveda
Health Secrets from the Roof of the World
By (author) Robert Sachs

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Pages : 256

Book Size : 6 x 9

ISBN-13 : 9780892819362

Imprint : Healing Arts Press

On Sale Date : May 01, 2001

Format : Paperback Book

Illustrations : 35 b&w illustrations

Tibetan Ayurveda provides a comprehensive guide to the four levels of traditional Tibetan medicine with a wealth of traditional health practices and teachings. Includes material on little-known therapies such as Pancha Karma and Kum Nye, as well as guidelines for nutrition, longevity, detoxification, and meditation.
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About Tibetan Ayurveda

Discover the four levels of traditional Tibetan healing science with this preventive health care manual for people of any age, culture, and physical type.


• Includes material on little-known therapies such as Pancha Karma and Kum Nye, as well as guidelines for nutrition, longevity, detoxification, and meditation.


• Author has studied with many of the best-known Tibetan and Ayurvedic physicians alive today.


Tibetan medicine was probably the first truly integrated system of ancient healing science. From the seventh to the tenth centuries, Tibetan kings encouraged physicians from India, China, Nepal, Persia, and Greece to teach their traditional medical sciences to Tibetan physicians, who at that time were primarily influenced by Ayurveda and shamanic healing modalities. This cross-cultural marriage of the greatest healing traditions makes Tibetan medicine ideally adaptable to Western health needs.

Tibetan Ayurveda provides a comprehensive guide to the four levels of traditional Tibetan medicine with a wealth of traditional health practices and teachings. Much of the contemporary material on Tibetan medicine focuses solely on herbal medicine and acupuncture; Tibetan Ayurveda goes beyond these to look at other important forms of treatment such as Pancha Karma for detoxification and rejuvenation and Kum Nye for integrating mind and body. A self-profile test is included to allow readers to determine their own health needs and embark on the path toward realizing their full potential for health and well-being.

Table of Contents

Table of content


Acknowledgments

Preface

Foreword by Dr. Lobsang Rapgay

Introduction



1. Self-Evaluation

2.
Nutritional Practices

3.
Exercise

4.
Skillful Behavior

5.
Meditation and Spiritual Practice

6.
Detoxification and Rejuvenation

7.
Time and Place


Appendix One: Ego and Suffering: A Buddhist View

Appendix Two: Theory of the Three Nyepas

Appendix Three: A Concise Meditation on Medicine Buddha

Appendix 4. Mewas and Buddhist Spiritual Practice

Notes

Glossary

Bibliography

Resources

Index

Author Bio
Robert Sachs has spent the last twenty-five years studying with some of today’s most noted Tibetan spiritual leaders and Ayurvedic physicians. He is a member of Sogyal Rinpoche’s Spiritual Dying Network, a Licensed Social Worker, and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. He is the author of Perfect Endings and Nine-Star Ki: Your Astrological Companion to Feng Shui. He lives in California.
Reviews

Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"Tibetan Ayurveda is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to live a life based on the wisdom of Ayurveda. I recommend it highly."
Deepak Chopra, author of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, director of The Chopra Center for Well Being

"This book will provide a glimpse into how we can incorporate Tibetan healing concepts into our daily lives, not just as an intervention against sickness, but as a part of our daily well-being."
Dr. Lobsang Rapgay, Tibetan physician

"I highly recommend this work for both lay persons and health practitioners alike who would like to expand their horizons and add to their knowledge of alternative therapies."
J. Paul Peszko, Whole Life Times, March 2002
Back Cover

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH / AYURVEDA

Tibetan Ayurveda is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to live a life based on the wisdom of Ayurveda. I recommend it highly.”
--Deepak Chopra, author of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, director of The Chopra Center for Well Being

Tibetan medicine was probably the first truly integrated system of ancient healing science. Tibetan Ayurveda provides a comprehensive guide to the four levels of traditional Tibetan medicine with a wealth of traditional health practices and teachings.

Much of the contemporary material on Tibetan medicine focuses solely on herbal medicine and acupuncture; Tibetan Ayurveda goes beyond these to look at other important forms of treatment such as Pancha Karma for detoxification and rejuvenation and Kum Nye for integrating mind and body. Using the source text of the Gyud-Zhi, “The Ambrosial Heart Tantra,” Robert Sachs looks at the powerful regenerative therapies that underpin this ancient healing science. He provides clear explanations of their principles and methods and supplies guidelines on nutrition, exercise, relaxation, rejuvenation, detoxification, as well as on meditation and other spiritual practices. A self-profile test is included to allow readers to determine their own health needs and embark on the path toward realizing their full potential for health and well-being.

ROBERT SACHS has spent the last twenty-five years studying with some of today’s most noted Tibetan spiritual leaders and Ayurvedic physicians. He is a member of Sogyal Rinpoche’s Spiritual Dying Network, a Licensed Social Worker, and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. He is the author of Perfect Endings and Nine-Star Ki: Your Astrological Companion to Feng Shui. He lives in California.

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