The Art of Medicine

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Is It Important to Know About the Context in Which Indian Wisdom Traditions (Like Ayurveda or Yoga) Exist?by Dr. Claudia Welch Personal Experience When I was 19, I went to live in …
Rāgā Cikitsa: Desire as Cause and Cure of Diseaseरागादिरोगान् सततानुषक्तानशेषकायप्रसृतानशेषान् औत्सुक्यमोहारतिदान् जघान योऽपूर्ववैद्याय नमोस्तुतस्मैः Aṣṭāṅga Hṛdayam:I:1  rāgādi-rogān satatānuṣaktān-aśeṣa-kāya-prasṛtān-aśeṣān autsukya-mohāratidān jaghāna yo’pūrva-vaidyāya namo’stu-tasmai //1// …
Satyam Vs Ṛtam: Finding Truth Through Rhythmऋ॒तं च॑ स॒त्यं चा॒भी॑द्धा॒त्तप॒सोऽध्य॑जायत ṛtaṃ ca satyaṃ cābhīddhāt tapaso ‘dhy ajāyata Truth was born and …
Osteoporosis (An Excerpt from Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life)Osteoporosis (An Excerpt from the beginning of chapter 16 of Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your …
Appropriation in AyurvedaBy Dr. Ramkumar, Dr. Robert Svoboda & Dr. Claudia Welch Note: This is an evolving …
Svādhyāya & Black Lives Matter: Healing the Wounds of InequityBy Dr. Claudia Welch Disclaimer,  Introduction and entry into svādhyāya (self-introspection): While certainly Black people …
The Five Tenets of Healthby Dr. Claudia Welch With a crazy percentage (and that link is to an article …
A Brief Overview of Pañcakarma (Ayurvedic Detoxification Treatment) For Patients, Places To Get It, & How To Make the Most of the ExperiencePrologue: I have undergone pañcakarma a handful of times in India. In order to contextualize …
A Heart of Iron & WaxBy Dr. Claudia Welch For a long time I have reflected on something that my …
Animals and Africa; Plants and South America; Humans and India(Like the pithy title?) I just finished the second of two books I read back-to-back. …
Fear, Seduction, & Preventative Procedures (like Mammograms): How can we make (informed) decisions?How do we decide whether or not to undergo a, “preventative” procedure like a mammogram? First, …
The Mechanics of Emotional Contagion: Who Affects Whom? Excerpt From, The Four Qualities of Effective PhysiciansDear Friends, My previous book, “How the Art of Medicine Makes the Science More Effective: …
Good vs. Evil; Devas vs. Asuras; Good Planets vs. Bad Planets: If We are Scientific, Why We Should Even Bother With Stuff Like Myth, Movies & Astrology?A few months ago, I was reading about how one of the big Hindu Gods …
Environment as Medicine (Vaidyagrāma—the Ayurvedic Eco- Village)I suppose that, at any given time, there are always at least a few places …
Becoming the Medicine We PracticeAncient Āyurvedic texts describe four qualities one must possess to become an effective physician: Excellence …
What To Look For And How To See It (And why this has anything to do with the Art of Medicine)What To Look For And How To See It  (And why this has anything to …
Um. Try Not to Be a Psychopath With Your PatientsI just spent such a delightful weekend with the Kripalu School of Ayurveda students, who …
New: Women’s Health & Hormones online course taught by Dr. Welch, with an innovative approach to understanding women’s hormones and health conditions. Designed for everybody, regardless of medical background, from MDs to professionals of Ayurveda or TCM, to anyone interested in women’s health.