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    A fast-paced life, increasing stress, polluted environs and lack of leisure time are all common causes of ill-health in today's world. Though medical research has found cures for more diseases, paradoxically, new ‘lifestyle' diseases are putting the individual at greater risk. Divided into five sections, this manual is a comprehensive guide to better health and happiness in the context of urban life and disorders. The first section introduces the reader to alternative systems of medicine such as Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Siddha, Unani, Tibetan medicine and Herbalism, with complementary therapies including acupuncture and aromatherapy. It describes the ailments that can be treated with these alternatives and how the treatment differs from conventional methods. ‘Back Care' provides a reader-friendly understanding of various types of back pain. It identifies the danger signals, discusses ways of tackling the pain, explores the surgical options available and helps you figure out a daily schedule which incorporates the required amount of relaxation and exercise. The section on heart care addresses the most common cause of death in humans—heart disease. It notes the symptoms of different heart problems, and examines both invasive and non-invasive remedies. The importance of post-surgical therapy and avoidance of recurring episodes are also discussed in detail. The fourth section, ‘Dealing with Diabetes', takes up one of the most problematic issues in modern medicine. It stresses the importance of regular testing, the rights of a diabetic and studies the recent advances made in treatment. Finally, ‘Satisfying Sex' engages with a still partially taboo subject as just another aspect of physical and emotional well-being. It lays to rest numerous misconceptions and myths, encouraging readers to be proactive in their understanding of their own and their partner's needs. Taken together, these different yet related discussions on the body and its regimen show the way to a longer and more fulfilling life. read less...

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    ISBN-13 9780670999156
    Publisher Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
    Imprint Penguin Books India
    Number of Pages 352
    Publication Date 01102006
    Language English
    Binding Hard Cover

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