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Concepts and Contemporary Practices

The important concepts of Ayurveda and their contemporary practices are published in this section. If you wish to contribute, then see the links Contribute online and guidelines for writing or contact us.

Monographs/Chapters on Concepts and Contemporary Practices
Basic learning of Ayurveda
What is Ayurveda (knowledge or science of life)? What is Shastra (science)? Tantrayukti (technical tricks to understand texts) Adhyayana (Methods of study and learning) Interactive session on Contemporary Ayurveda (Based on interactive session)
Teaching methods in Ayurveda (Adhyapana vidhi)
Fundamental Concepts of Ayurveda
Prakriti (fundamental constitution) Deha Prakriti (somatic constitution) Manas Prakriti (psychological constitution)
Purusha (holistic human being) Tanmatra Avyakta
Fundamental Concepts - Panchamahabhuta (five fundamental elements)
Akasha mahabhuta (ether or space element) Vayu mahabhuta (air element) Agni mahabhuta (fire element) Jala mahabhuta (water element) Prithvi mahabhuta (earth element)
Fundamental Concepts of Ayurveda - Pramana (methods of acquiring knowledge)
Pratyaksha pramana (knowledge by direct perception) Anumana pramana (knowledge by inference) Aaptopadesha pramana (knowledge by authoritative statement) Yukti pramana (knowledge by logical application) Upamana pramana (knowledge by analogy)
Fundamental Concepts of Ayurveda - Theories and applications- Siddhanta
Kaarya Kaarana Siddhanta (cause and effect theory) Swabhavoparam vada (theory of natural destruction) Padartha Samanya Vishesha Siddhanta (Theory of similarity and dissimilarity)
Samavaya ( Inseparable relationship) Abhava (Non existence ) Disha (directions) Kala (Time)
Fundamental Concepts of Ayurveda pharmacology
Dravya (matter or substance) Guna (qualities or properties) Karma (action) Rasa (taste and its pharmacology) Veerya (potency)
Vipaka (post digestive effect) Prabhava (influencial effect) Satmya (adaptability or suitability) Aushadha Sevana Kala (times of administration of medicines, chronopharmacology)
Components of Health- Sharira & Dosha
Ayu (life) Sharira (body) Srotasa (Channels of transport and transformation) Marma Kala Sharira
Dosha Vata dosha Pitta dosha Kapha dosha
Components of Health- Agni
Agni Dhatvagni Bhutagni Koshtha (gut pattern) Varna
Components of Health- Dhatu (body tissues or components)
Rasa dhatu (body fluids) Rakta dhatu (blood tissue) Mamsa dhatu (muscle tissue) Meda dhatu (fats or lipid tissue elements) Asthi dhatu (osseous or bone tissue)
Majja dhatu (marrow tissue) Shukra dhatu (reproductive tissue elements) Ojas (vital essence)
Components of Health - Mala (Excretory products)
Purisha (stools) Mutra (urine) Sweda (sweat)
Components of Health -Aatma,Indriya, Manas
Aatma (soul or spirit) Indriya (sense and motor organs) Manas (Mind and mental health)
Sattva (Purity and mental strength) Rajas (Activity and indulgence) Tamas (Ignorance and illusion)
Buddhi (Intellect and intelligence) Dhriti (restraint) Smriti (memory) Prajnaparadha (intellectual errors)
Dhairya (courage) Samadhi (deep meditation)
Concepts and Practices of Preventive and Promotive Health in Chikitsa
Rasayana (rejuvenation and vitalizing therapy) Vajikarana (aphrodisiac or virility enhancing therapy) Dinacharya (daily regimen for health) Ritucharya (seasonal regimen for health)
Ahara vidhi (dietary guidelines) Nidra (sleep) Brahmacharya Vyayama (exercise) Dhumapana
Fundamental Concepts of Diagnosis and Management in Ayurveda (Nidana) and (Chikitsa)
Hetu (causes) Linga (symptomatology/features) Aushadha (therapeutics) Vikriti (abnormalities) Shatkriyakala (Six stages of disease evolution and treatment intervention)
Kha vaigunya (defects in body systems) Vyadhi (disease) Rogamarga (disease pathways) Viruddha Ahara (incompatible food) Ama
Diagnosis and management of prevalent diseases
Amavata Jwara (various fevers) Infectious diseases Cancer Acid peptic diseases‎‎
Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome Cardiac diseases Neurological diseases Skin diseases in Integrative Medicine Psychiatric diseases‎‎
Emergency medicine in Ayurveda Rheumatic diseases Kidney diseases Janapadodhvansa
Concepts and Practices in Chikitsa - Major therapies (shad vidha upakrama)
Langhana (reducing/depleting/fasting therapy) Brimhana (nourishing therapy) Rukshana (drying or absorbing therapy) Stambhana (styptic or stopping therapy) Snehana (unction therapy)
Swedana (sudation or fomentation therapy) Upavasa (therapeutic fasting)
Concepts and Practices in Chikitsa - Panchakarma (five therapeutic purification procedures)
Panchakarma in modern lifestyle Deepana (therapy for kindling digestion) Pachana (therapy for promoting digestion)
Vamana (therapeutic emesis) Virechana (therapeutic purgation) Basti (therapeutic enema) Nasya (intra nasal administration) Raktamokshana (blood letting therapy)
Madhutailika Basti Vaitarana Basti Piccha basti Matra basti Yapana basti
Asthapana basti Shirodhara
Concepts and Practices in gynecology, obstetrics and pediatrics (Kaumarabhritya tantra) in Ayurveda
Artava (ovum and menstruation) Menstrual disorders Garbha‎‎ (fetus or embryo) Prenatal care (garbhini paricharya) Sutika Paricharya (Postnatal care)
Menopausal Syndrome Congenital disorders Neonatal care Immunization

Total chapters: 147

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