For students of Ayurveda who are unable to read Sanskrit, learning the intricacies of this subtle and complex healing science is challenging, if not impossible. Without the ability to transfer the principles expounded in the ancient texts into practical application according to the time, place, and person being treated, proper results cannot be achieved. During his own study of Ayurveda, Dr. Sanjay Pisharodi discovered some of the available English translations to be incomplete and inaccurate. Now, as the founder of the Purnarogya Holistic Health Care & Research Pvt Ltd, an institution dedicated to preserving, promoting, and propagating the teachings of the Ayurvedic texts, he presents the most authentic English translation of the A¿¿a¿ga H¿dayam to date. Because it is the most practical, concise, and clinical in its presentation and contains the essential points from all the great classics, this text serves as an excellent teaching tool. Through exacting transliteration and translation of every word and verse, Dr. Pisharodi provides unparalleled access to the knowledge imparted in the A¿¿a¿ga H¿daya, including the enriching commentary. This text acts as a vital bridge connecting international students of Ayurveda with the ancient sages and great teachers of this fascinating healing tradition.
Dr. Sanjay Pisharodi is uniquely qualified in both modern and traditional medicine. After completing his degree in palliative medicine, he worked for many years with terminally ill patients and served as the director of several hospitals before deciding to leave behind his promising career to study Ayurveda and other traditional healing arts. He completed an Ayurveda practitioner level course in the United States and advanced training at the National Research Institute of Panchakarma as well as other prominent institutes in India, before going on to study privately with many prominent Ayurvedic physicians in South India. His passion for Ayurvedic medicine led him to establish the Purnarogya Holistic Health Care & Research Pvt Ltd ( Wayanad, Kerala), an institution that provides treatments and education and is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and propagating the teachings of Ayurveda--especially providing access to the ancient Sanskrit texts to international students.