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Perfect health : the complete mind/body guide
Chopra, Deepak.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Harmony Books, [1990]

Physical Description:
vi, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Central Library R605 .P47 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Ayurveda, the knowledge of life in Sanskrit, is a holistic approach to health conceived in India thousands of years ago. Its goals are a new vitality, clarity of mind, longevity, and the absence of illness. Perfect Health is an accessible guide book describing daily routines and seasonal diets that strengthen the mind and body. Illustrated.

Author Notes

Deepak Chopra was born in New Delhi, India in 1946. He was educated as a medical doctor, specializing in endocrinology, at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He served as Chief of Staff at Boston Regional Medical Center, and has taught at Tufts and Boston University Medical Schools. He recognized limitations in the ways that his medical education approached treatment of individuals. Introduced to the ancient methods of Hindu healing, known as Ayurveda, by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, he saw a way to add a spiritual dimension to treatment of illness. Chopra's thinking led him to develop a theory that he called Quantum Healing, which combines Western and Hindu medical practice.

In 1984, Chopra brought Ayurvedic medicine to the United States, and within a year he established the Ayurvedic Health Centre of Stress Management and Behavioral Medicine in Lancaster, Massachusetts. He is also the founding President of the American Association of Ayurvedic Medicine and eventually founded the Chopra Center for Wellbeing.

He has written more than 55 books including Ageless Body, Timeless Mind: The Quantum Alternative to Growing Old; Creating Health: How to Wake Up the Body's Intelligence; Creating Affluence: The A-to-Z Steps to a Richer Life; The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams; The Shadow Effect and Muhammad: A Story of the Last Prophet; Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life's Greatest Challenges; Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being; and The Healing Self: A Revolutionary New Plan to Super Charge Your Immunity and Stay Well for Life. He has won numerous awards including a Quill Award for Peace Is the Way and the grand prize at the 2005 Nautilus Book Awards for The Book of Secrets. He also writes novels including The Return of Merlin; Soulmate; and Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment.

(Bowker Author Biography) Deepak Chopra, M.D., is the best-selling author of "Ageless Body, Timeless Mind," "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success," & many other books.

(Publisher Provided) Deepak Chopra has written 26 books, which have been translated into 35 languages. He currently serves as CEO & founder of The Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, California.

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Library Journal Review

Chopra, an Indian endocrinologist/physician, has made the Maharishi Ayurveda system of medicine intelligible to the layperson. This traditional Hindu system, which goes back 5000 years, is based on the belief that perfect health is possible when the three doshas (basic metabolic principles governing the mind and body) are in balance. Any imbalance causes disease. The reader takes a quiz to determine body type (indicated by which dosha predominates) and then is given a prescription for leading a healthy life. This includes a proper diet with herbs, daily oil massages, yoga-type exercises, a set routine, and meditation. There is a list of Maharishi Ayurveda health centers. Highly recommended for any library that collects in the areas of folk, traditional, alternative, or holistic medicine.-- Natalie Kupferberg, Brooklyn Coll. Lib., New York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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