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Indian beauty, health traditions reborn
by Denise Mann

WebMD with AOL Health    Translate This Article
4 September 2004

On 4 September 2004 WebMD with AOL Health reported: An article on the growing popularity of various Indian health and beauty traditions features Ayurveda and quotes Dr Nancy Lonsdorf, medical director of the Raj, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center in Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa. It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of health.

The article reports that Ayurveda, rather than being so heavily focused on treating specific sysmptoms, requires a global evaluation and diagnosis of the individual before prescribing a wholistic treatment which includes diet, herbal remedies, exercise and techniques such as Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation Programme. It is founded on the 5,000 year-old tradition of Vedic medicine, explains Nancy Lonsdorf, MD, medical director of The Raj, Maharishi Ayurveda Health center in Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa. 'I have seen Ayurvedic medicine go from being on the fringe to being totally mainstream for prevention to serious illness,' she tells WebMD. 'There is a real, great appreciation that something natural is needed to enhance health and I have seen the use of Ayurvedic medicine grow tremendously.'

Ayurvedic medicine emphasizes the connection between mind and body through techniques such as Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation. Dr Lonsdorf said, 'I see that this medical approach is going to continue to gain popularity and eventually be used as the primary approach to any chronic condition and prevention.' She predicts, 'Modern medicine will be reserved for car accidents and life-threatening emergency situations.'

In fact, the popularity of Vedic knowledge in the US has grown so much there is now an actual city—Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa—built according to Vedic principles. The city uses nontoxic construction materials and all buildings face east and are built on flat land. 'We have a population of 150 and growing.'

Every day Global Good News documents the rise of a better quality of life dawning in the world and highlights the need for introducing Natural Law based—Total Knowledge based—programmes to bring the support of Nature to every individual, raise the quality of life of every society, and create a lasting state of world peace.

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