Kumuda Reddy: Ancient medicine, modern application
The ancient Indian system of healing and medicine known as Ayurveda has proven effective in disease prevention and health creation for thousands of years and is becoming increasingly popular as a holistic alternative to conventional allopathic medicine.
Ayurvedic medicine works by enhancing the immunity of the individual through an analysis of the three body types: vata, pitta, or kapha. Maharishi Vedic Medicine is a revival of the most ancient Vedic wisdom of natural health care from India, the "Land of the Veda." The forty different treatment modalities of Maharishi Vedic Medicine are a comprehensive and holistic alternative medicinal approach to the prevention and treatment of all diseases and enliven and enhance all aspects of life.
The author, or co-author, of these books is Kumuda Reddy, MD
, who has been practicing medicine for nearly thirty years. She completed her residency and fellowship at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York and was the Medical Director of Maharishi Vedic Center in Bethesda, Maryland and a former faculty member of Albany Medical College. Dr. Reddy practiced Ayurveda full time for twelve years in Bethesda and in Falls Church, Virginia, before returning to India in 2008.
Through her practice, books and lectures, Dr. Reddy conveys this simple message, that "we are one with nature." Because of our intimate connection to nature and the entire cosmos, we need natural and holistic medicine. It is her belief that no other medicine has proven to be as natural, comprehensive, time-tested, and holistic as Ayurveda.