Vasant Dattatray Lad - Secrets of the pulse
The ancient art of Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis
Thousands of years ago, Ayurveda described multiple levels of the radial pulse that could be used to interpret the status of the organs and systems of the body as well as the mental and physical constitutions of the individual.
As the first text on pulse diagnosis for the Western student, this book provides a method by which anyone can learn to read his own pulse. Imbalances and potential disease states can be detected in their early stages, giving one the opportunity to correct them before they affect the quality of life. With practice and guidance, one can acquire the proficiency to use this knowledge to heal self and others.
Vasant Dattatray Lad is an American author, Ayurvedic physician, professor and director of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Lad received the degree of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) in 1968 from the University of Pune, in Pune, India and a Master of Ayurvedic Science (M.A.Sc.) in 1980 from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya in Pune. Before coming to the United States in 1979, Lad served as the Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune for three years and as Professor of Clinical Medicine for seven years at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine. His training includes the study of Western medicine and surgery as well as traditional Ayurvedic Medicine.
He founded the Ayurvedic Institute in 1984. Since 2000 Lad has sat as an advisor for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association as well as the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine and Colorado Ayurvedic Medical Association. He is a member of the faculty of the Mount Madonna Institute College of Ayurveda in Watsonville, California, and the Dinacharya Institute in New York City.
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