Oleg G. Torsunov, MD, is a public health specialist and world-famous writer and lecturer. In 1992 he graduated from the Samara Medical Institute, having finished internship in dermatovenereology. He is also the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia graduate, where he studied corporeal acupuncture. Dr. Torsunov lived in India for several years and studied the Vedic heritage. In cooperation with the Public health department of I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, he conducts scientific research focused on life quality improvement (healthy lifestyle).
Dr. Torsunov’s method of positive motivation on higher human values is recognized as highly efficient for adopting a healthy lifestyle, improving life quality and giving up bad habits. All these things make Dr. Torsunov an expert in a wide range of medical sciences: public health, therapy, reflexology, lithotherapy, as well as traditional medicine. Having been practicing medicine for years, he developed his own methods of diseases diagnosis and treatment in crystal therapy and herbal reflexology.
Educational lectures of Dr. Torsunov take place in various cities of the CIS and Europe: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Riga, Vilnius, Minsk, Tallinn, Budapest (Hungary), Aachen (Germany), San Francisco, and Los Angeles (USA), Almaty, Donetsk, Dnepropetrovsk, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Perm, Ekaterinburg, Saratov, Samara, Barnaul, Krasnodar, Pyatigorsk, Ivanovo, Lipetsk, Togliatti and other places, and have always enjoyed high audience interest. He participated in numerous TV and radio shows in these cities.
Dr. Torsunov wrote popular in the CIS scientific articles "Good advices from Dr. Torsunov", dedicated to effective methods for flu, acute respiratory infections, sore throat, bronchitis, hypertension, hepatitis and other diseases treatment. These publications have helped many people. "The Laws of Happy Life" book series by Dr. Torsunov are well known not only in the CIS, but also abroad.
In his lectures Dr. Torsunov promotes healthy lifestyle. In particular, he pays much attention to the right daily routine and healthy eating habits (proper food selection, combination and cooking). The topics he covers in his lectures go far beyond simply medicine, he thoroughly explains matters of human relationships and their impact on health, family relations, and good parenting, he speaks of Vedic culture and medicine, astrology and planets’ influence on people’s character and health, he speaks of the subtle body structure and also addresses issues of karma and reincarnation. After each lecture he answers to numerous questions.
With a group of his students, for several years Dr. Torsunov has been studying culture, medicine and science from the literary heritage of ancient civilization, the Vedas. Today with the assistance of like-minded people he is looking for ways of application of Vedic knowledge in our daily life, and also studies modern achievements in psychology and medicine to improve life quality. Information obtained from the research paves the way to knowledge and skills that Dr. Torsunov applies in his life and then offers to the listeners and readers.
Ayurveda is a branch of science that comprises part of the Vedas, an ancient and comprehensive body of scientific knowledge that is over 3,000 years in age. The Vedas are increasingly being recognized by the scientific community, as more and more scientific discoveries are beginning to confirm the assertions of these ancient texts.
The term Ayurveda is formed from the Sanskrit root words “Ayus”, meaning “life”, and “Veda”, meaning knowledge. To put it simply, Ayurveda is the science of life. It comprises the study of the material (physical) body, as well as the subtle body and soul. As per Ayurveda, vital force (known as prana), the mind, the rational mind and false ego comprise the subtle body of each person. Additionally, each living being has a soul with a spiritual, non-materialistic, nature.
Most Ayurvedic literature available to western audiences presents Ayurveda as a complex set of measures aimed at eliminating diseases of the physical body. Often, modern Ayurvedic texts only describe the activities of our minds, rational minds and emotions in passing. They speak about the soul even less. This incorrect interpretation of Ayurvedic teachings has led many to the false conclusion that Ayurvedic science is mainly concerned with detoxifying procedures and proper diet. However, these are simply recommendations meant to assist individuals in purifying, and thus readying, their consciousness for spiritual life. In fact, the more important aspects of Ayurvedic knowledge are concerned with the nature of the rational mind, the mind, and how they may be directed towards achieving a healthy and happy life.
As per modern science, our polluted environment, as well as our past mistakes in behaviour and abuse of our bodies, are the causes of many diseases. Though this is true to some degree, according to Ayurveda, the main reason for all of our diseases and suffering is the absence of true understanding of our eternal spiritual nature. If, in working on his character, a person realises knowledge of his eternal, imperishable nature, he achieves immense happiness. Consequently, he gains the ability to conduct himself correctly in this world, and treats his gross and subtle bodies with appropriate care and attention. Therefore, when we achieve happiness in life, we consequently gain good health.