This traditional medicine system was almost eradicated during the British occupation of India. It has since revived. It can be used for prevention of cancer, reduction of disease and immune enhancement. It has also been shown to reduce the toxicity of chemotherapy. Creating balance is the key point in this system.
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Ayur-Vedic medicine utilizes the five senses for healing.
-taste through herbs
-smell using aroma therapy
-touch using sesame oil massage
-sound using mantras
-sight with color therapy
Fasting is also used consisting of juices or just salads or steamed vegetables for 5-30 days. Acupressure and reflexology are incorporated, along with saunas and steam therapy in some cases.
For further information and to find out about local practitioners, contact: Maharishi Ayur-Veda Medical Center, P.O. Box 282, Fairfield, IA (515)472-5866 or
Maharishi Ayur-Ved Products International, Inc. P.O. Box 49667 Colorado Springs, CO 80949-9667
To locate practitioners in your area: (800)843-8332 or look in the phone book.
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Antioxidant Adj Therapy Using Herbal Mix During Chemo
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Liver Protection w/Amoora rohituka
Pharmaceopidemiology & Drug Safety,
Ann Fonfa's email to the author/RESPONSE
J Exp Thera & Onc, 9/03
Doctor from Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Excerpts from Kerala News, 1/04
LINK: "Maharishi Ayurveda USA uses only ingredients & herbal products that meet (their rigorous standards for safety". Tested for heavy metals, residual pesticides, microbiological contamination, follow GMP and GLP.
LINK to herbal glossary
J Alternative & Complementary Medicine,
LINK to commercial site that
also contains information
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Useful herb, poste January 2008
Protective Effects of Boerhaavia diffusa L. Against Radiation—Induced Damage
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"We focus on patients with chronic intractable ailments where routine medicine is only palliative".
LINK: New Zealand-based group building a knowledge base online
LINK: "a small family-owned business that takes pride in making Organic Ghee from the milk of free-range cows fed on grass".
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