Ayurveda is a complete and integrated life science that originated as far back as 2000 B.C. Derived from Sanskrit 'Ayurveda' is a compound word that implies two connected ideas - the science of life and the art of living. Unlike modern western medicine, Ayurveda is Holistic - a complex, spiritual and philosophical system of medication that covers all the principles of Allopathy, Homeopathy and Naturopathy. It is especially effective for disorders of the liver, stomach, allergies, migraines, obesity and sleep disturbances. Compiled in consultation with an ace Ayurvedic physician, this hardback presents an introduction to the fundamental tenets of Ayurveda, in-depth instructions on the various types of massages complete with instructions & photographs, a brief on recommended dietary patterns and an illustrated guide to the various herbs and roots that are commonly used in this age old yet amazingly rational therapy.