Ayurveda & Ayurvedic Studies

Instructor: Dr. David Frawley
Ayurvedic healing presents in detail Ayurvedic methods of constitution balancing and treatment of common diseases. Methods include diet, herbs, oils, aromas, gems and mantras, as well as lifestyle counseling. This course combines the natural medicine of India, a 5,000-year tradition, with the science of Yoga and Meditation. Ayurveda is concerned with eight principle branches of medicine: pediatrics, gynecology, obstetrics, ophthalmology, geriatrics, otolaryngology (ENT), general medicine and surgery. Each of these medical specialties is addressed according to theories of the five elements (Ether, Air, Fire, Water, Earth); the tridosha, or three bodily humors; the seven dhatus, or body tissues; three malas (urine, stools, sweat); and the trinity of life; body, mind and spiritual awareness. This course presents a basic overview of Ayurveda, including promotion of longevity; the use of herbal remedies and other practical everyday aspects of maintaining health.
AY 440: 13 credits