About the book
Dilip Sarkar combines his intimate knowledge of Eastern and Western healing practices with a surprising personal journey to generate a compelling case for integrative health practices that could reverse the costly problem of chronic illness in our country. Once the chairman of the Department of Surgery and chief of staff for a prominent hospital in Virginia, Sarkar came to learn the life-changing benefits of Eastern medicinal practices following the shocking discovery of his own illness. In Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda, and Western Medicine: A Healthy Convergence, Sarkar explains how the practice of Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda can treat, reverse, and heal the types of chronic dis-eases that plague many Westerners. Sarkar begins with his personal health journey, then explains yogic anatomy and physiology and how Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda work to treat chronic dis-ease and maintain health. The book describes the initial power of Western medicine to treat the acute onset of a chronic dis-ease, but also recommends the preventive and restorative power of Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda to reverse dis-ease and allow a patient to slowly withdraw pharmaceutical support for a healthy lifestyle, showing how East meets West meets East. This how-to guide is recommended for achieving health through primary and secondary prevention, rehabilitation, and the cure of chronic diseases.