Health care costs are spiraling, yet despite the ever-increasing expense, modern medicine does not prevent or cure disease. More than 100 million Americans, or 40% of the population, suffer from one or more chronic disorders—disorders modern medicine cannot cure. These include heart disease, asthma, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease.
In response to this urgent need, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the noted scientist of consciousness and scholar of the Vedic tradition, has brought forth a new approach to health from the ancient Vedic tradition of knowledge. This approach traces all disease and disorder to a single underlying cause—losing connection with the body’s inner intelligence, which gives rise to imbalance in mind or body. As imbalance grows, it expresses itself as sickness and disease. The most effective way to restore balance and health, therefore, is to enliven nature’s intelligence within the body. This creates the ideal state of balance and integration that produces perfect health.
Each feature of Maharishi’s Consciousness-Based approach to health—technologies of consciousness, diet, herbal preparations, daily and seasonal routines—serves to enliven the total intelligence of natural law within the physiology and thereby integrate and balance all aspects of mind and body.
Perfect health can be achieved, but only through a holistic approach that takes care of all values that constitute health—only through the knowledge of the total range of nature’s perfect intelligence and how to awaken it.
This volume brings together articles on this new, scientifically validated approach, grounded in an ancient tradition of knowledge, to understanding human physiology and promoting health from a variety of perspectives.