Designed for yoga practitioners ranging from beginners to experienced, Healing Yoga shows how every reader can not only heal, but can also help diagnose, their specific medical conditions. Written by internationally recognized physical and rehabilitative medicine physician Loren Fishman, MD, this guide unites Western medical information with the practice of yoga. Depending on the severity and chronicity of the ailment, the advice and postures in this book can provide a doctor's immediate assistance--at home, and without cost or fancy equipment, drugs or surgery. Addresses 20 common conditions: headache, weight gain, the common cold, insomnia, bone health, scoliosis, PMS, stress, depression, 8 different types of back pain, and others. Includes 170 photographs that illustrate healing techniques Dr. Fishman has invented, refined, and validated with thousands of patients, through decades of experimentation. Features Dr. Fishman's own evidence-based, pioneering, and prize-winning clinical research on rotator cuff problems (1,200 cases, 90 percent success rate), osteoporosis, and scoliosis. Offers insights learned directly from Dr. Fishman's teacher, BKS Iyengar, the founder of Iyengar Yoga, as well as how Dr. Fishman went beyond his early training to discover groundbreaking curative techniques.