Ayurvedic Perspectives in Integrative Healthcare

  • ID: 4753578
  • Book
  • 208 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Ayurveda Perspectives in Integrated Healthcare is the fourth volume in the Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine Series. It provides a clear, structured base of knowledge which compares Ayurveda with other healthcare systems to encourage acceptance of Ayurveda in the community and within patient care practices. It is organized systematically according learning sequence. First, the Shad Darshan is discussed which sets the tone for the aspects emphasized later in the text. Next the body constitution is examined from the perspective of different medical systems. Next, the medical aspects in Ayurvedic medicine are observed such as the connection between the body tissues with channels or meridians which present health or disease states. Finally. the information is brought together by discussing the connection between the material and spiritual aspects in addition to the methods of balancing lifestyle for optimal health. This important reference will aid cardiovascular researchers in the study of integrative Chinese and western medicine as well as provide a clear, structured base to guide clinical practice and encourage collaboration between Chinese and western medicine practitioners
  • Provides a well-rounded study of Ayurvedic medicine in comparison to other related systems for ease of implementation into patient care
  • Compares mainstream systems of medicine, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine and principles of Western Medicine
  • Identifies and inspires ideas where future research can develop and strengthen
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Part I: The Shad Darshan 1. The Four Vedas 2. Material Aspects: Sankya, Nyaya + Vaisheshika 3. Spiritual Aspects: Mimamsa, Yoga, Vedanta and Buddhism

Part II: Integrated Philosophy on Body Constitution 4. Traditional Chinese Medicine 5. Western Medicine Principles 6. Ayurvedic Universal Attributes & Doshic Theory

Part III: The Seven Dhatu Tissues 7. Dhatu Structure, By-Products and Disorders 8. Plasma and Blood 9. Muscle, Fat, Bone, Nerves and Marrow 10. Male and Female Organs

Part IV: Srotamsi: The Channels of the body 11. Introduction 12. Channels Receiving Food, Prana & Water 13. Channels Nourishing and Maintaining the Body 14. Channels of Elimination 15. Channels of the Mind

Part V: The Material and Spiritual Aspects of Digestion 16. The Fire Element 17. Rasa and the Six Tastes 18. Energy & Effects 19. The Phases of Digestion 20. Balancing Diet and Food Combining 21. Three Laws of Nutrition and Cellular Metabolism

Part VI: Balancing Lifestyle 22. Doshic Test 23. Spirituality 24. Nutritional Suggestions

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Al-Shura, Anika
Anika Niambi Al-Shura, MSOM, PhD is originally from Louisville, KY and founded Niambi Wellness Institute, LLC in 1994. Since that time Dr. Anika has been transitioning practice perspectives from alternative healthcare in medical massage therapy to integrative Chinese medicine. In 2004, Dr. Anika earned her bachelors in Professional Health Sciences and masters degree in Oriental Medicine from East West College of Natural Medicine, travelled to China and continued her 10 year medical study and a career in teaching until 2014.

Dr. Anika studied at Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Jujiiang Medical University Hospital and Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital. She earned study certificates in Chinese internal medicine, internal medicine and general surgery, and a specialty in Chinese medicine cardiology.

During her teaching career, Dr. Anika taught medical subjects and research at Shandong Medical University, Jiujiang Medical College and Tianjin Medical University. While teaching, she completed her dissertation on Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine, and received her doctorate in medical education in 2014.

Since 2014, Dr. Anika has been living in Florida, where she is developing the Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine (ICCM) study program at Niambi Wellness. There are 8 courses in the program which were approved by NCCAOM and Florida Medical Board of Acupuncture for awarding CE credits to licensed practitioners. The course textbooks for the program were published by Elsevier Academic Press. Eligibility and registration information can be found at www.niambiwellness.com.

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