Maharishi Vedic Medicine is a holistic approach to health that emphasizes harmony in all aspects of a person's life. Treatments for chronic ailments are individualized, as this form of Ayurvedic medicine stresses that the person is treated, not the disease. Although the authors assume some knowledge of the topic, their thoughtfully written guide presents the concepts in a very readable style, explaining how to apply them to the treatment of chronic conditions. The appendix includes information on locating practitioners of Maharishi Vedic Medicine and a lengthy list of recommended reading. Reddy, an anesthesiologist and faculty member at Albany Medical College before becoming director of the Maharishi Vedic Health Center in Bethesda, MD, has written extensively on this subject, as has Egenes, who teaches at the Maharishi University of Management. Recommended for consumer health collections with extensive holdings in alternative health. Marge Kars, Bronson Methodist Hosp. Lib., Kalamazoo, MI Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.