Ayurveda:The science of self-healing


Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing – A Practical Guide by Dr. Vasant Lad


This is a practical guide to diagnosis and treatment through the millennial scientific and practical system  Ayurveda.
The book gives the reader an overview of the basic principles and ideas underlying Ayurvedic science.
Some tips for treating some of the most common illnesses are provided, as well as recommendations for lifestyle and nutrition changes that can help anyone achieve health and longevity.

World-renowned Ayurveda expert Dr. Vasant Lad explains the basic terms and procedures that anyone interested in ancient knowledge should be familiar with – whether its purpose is simply to satisfy its curiosity or to turn Ayurveda and its prescriptions into a way of life.

The book is thematically divided into chapters, each presenting the idea of ​​prevention as a key to maintaining good health.

Simple formulas are contained which, in addition to being easy to implement, are also fully applicable in everyday life, as long as one is ready to make the necessary changes in their habits and lifestyles in order to restore their health or maintain it in balance.

We recommend the book as an introduction to Ayurveda

It is suitable for anyone who wants to gain basic knowledge and prepare to embark on the path of Ayurveda – the science of health and longevity.


Practical Approach to Ayurveda Science

A Practical Approach to the Science of Ayurveda: A Comprehensive Guide to Healthy Living by Acharya Balkrishna (in English)

This book helps the reader understand how the body is structured, what diseases are and how we can get rid of them.

Author Acharya Balkrishna is extremely popular as an expert in Ayurveda; one of the founders of the famous Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia – Patanjali.

The guide explains lively and entertaining what is meant by Ayurvedic life, the basic concepts and terms are presented, but this time (unlike the first book recommended) in greater depth – it is therefore possible for the reader to take more effort and diligence. to be able to understand the different theoretical formulations without the help of a teacher.

Almost all Ayurvedic principles to be known or learned are covered, and a chapter on yoga and home remedies applicable in everyday life is included.

The book contains good explanations for many of the terms (in Sanskrit), and many illustrations contribute to easier information perception.

This is a really useful read for the advanced in Ayurveda.


A Clinical Diagnosis in Ayurveda (A Practical Book of Ayurvedic Diagnosis in the Light of Modern Medial Science) by M. Srinivasulu (in English)

This book gives an in-depth review of the Ayurvedic understanding of what a disease is, with the main focus on the diagnosis and study of the disease development process.

The content is divided into three sections.

The first section explains the cases in which different types of methods are used, such as Pandakriya Pariksa (review conducted with the help of five sensory organs), Ashtavidapariksha (review with eight factors), Dashavida Pariksa (review with ten factors).

The second section is devoted to complete body examinations based on the concept of Trayodasharosrotas Pariksa.
The third section presents various screening methods based on the theory of the three doshas and includes a description of the ayurvedic Prakruti Pariksa test.


The book is suitable for the advanced in learning and practicing Ayurveda.


List of Ayurvedic books:


In Bulgarian:

  • Practical Ayurveda. A Comprehensive Guide to Healthy Livingby Acharya Balkrishna
  • Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing – A Practical Guideby Dr. Vasant Lad
  • Ayurveda: A Home Care Guideby Dr. Vasant Lad
  • Ayurvedic textbook. Basic principlesby Dr. Vasant Lad
  • Ayurvedic self-healing cuisineby Usha Lad and Dr. Vasant Lad
  • Ayurveda: the science of self-healing – a practical guideby Vasant Lad
  • Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis – The Ancient Art of Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosisby Dr. Vasant Lad
  • Yoga and Ayurveda: a book on self-healing and self-realizationby David Froly
  • Life in Balance – A Complete Guide to Ayurvedaby Maya Tivari
  • Prakrut: Your Ayurvedic Constitutionby Robert Freedom
  • Ayurvedic Cuisine – A Guide to Good Nutrition and Individual Healthby Amadea Morningstar and Urmila Desai
  • Hormone Balance, Balance in Lifeby Dr. Claudia Welch
  • Fundamentals of Ayurveda – What is Ayurveda and what it can do forby Shubra Krishan
  • Yoga Therapy: A Guide to Therapeutic Use of Yoga and Ayurveda for Good Health and Physical FormatAG Mohan, Indra Mohan
  • Perfect Healthby Deepak Chopra
  • Ashtanga Hridayam– ancient text
  • Samhita Shutras– ancient text
  • Charaka Samhita– ancient text.


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