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Concepts and Contemporary Practices

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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.

Basic learning of Ayurveda

  1. What is Ayurveda (knowledge or science of life)?
  2. What is Shastra (science)?
  3. Adhyayana (Methods of study and learning)
  4. Teaching methods in Ayurveda (Adhyapana vidhi)
  5. Tantrayukti (technical tricks to understand texts)
  6. Interactive session on Contemporary Ayurveda (Based on interactive session)

Fundamental Concepts of Ayurveda

  1. Prakriti (fundamental constitution)
  2. Deha Prakriti (somatic constitution)
  3. Manas Prakriti (psychological constitution)
  4. Purusha (holistic human being)
  5. Tanmatra
  6. Avyakta

Fundamental Concepts - Panchamahabhuta (five fundamental elements)

  1. Panchamahabhuta (five fundamental elements)
  2. Akasha mahabhuta (ether or space element)
  3. Vayu mahabhuta (air element)
  4. Agni mahabhuta (fire element)
  5. Jala mahabhuta (water element)
  6. Prithvi mahabhuta (earth element)

Fundamental Concepts of Ayurveda - Pramana (methods of acquiring knowledge)

  1. Pramana (methods of acquiring knowledge)
  2. Pratyaksha pramana (knowledge by direct perception)
  3. Anumana pramana (knowledge by inference)
  4. Aaptopadesha pramana (knowledge by authoritative statement)
  5. Yukti pramana (knowledge by logical application)
  6. Upamana pramana (knowledge by analogy)

Fundamental Concepts of Ayurveda - Theories and applications- Siddhanta

  1. Kaarya Kaarana Siddhanta (cause and effect theory)
  2. Swabhavoparam vada (theory of natural destruction)
  3. Padartha
  4. Samanya Vishesha Siddhanta (Theory of similarity and dissimilarity)
  5. Samavaya ( Inseparable relationship)
  6. Abhava(Non existence)
  7. Disha (directions)
  8. Kala (Time)

Fundamental Concepts of Ayurveda pharmacology

  1. Dravya (matter or substance)
  2. Guna (qualities or properties)
  3. Karma (action)
  4. Rasa (taste and its pharmacology)
  5. Veerya (potency)
  6. Vipaka (post digestive effect)
  7. Prabhava (influential effect)
  8. Satmya (adaptability or suitability)
  9. Aushadha Sevana Kala (times of administration of medicines, chronopharmacology)
  10. Nama Rupa Vijnana (Science of identification and nomenclature)

Components of Health- Sharira & Dosha

  1. Ayu (life)
  2. Sharira (body)
  3. Srotas (Channels of transport and transformation)
  4. Marma
  5. Kala Sharira
  6. Dosha
  7. Vata dosha
  8. Pitta dosha
  9. Kapha dosha

Components of Health- Agni

  1. Agni
  2. Dhatvagni
  3. Bhutagni
  4. Koshtha (gut pattern)
  5. Varna

Components of Health- Dhatu (body tissues or components)

  1. Dhatu (body tissues or components)
  2. Rasa dhatu (body fluids)
  3. Rakta dhatu (blood tissue)
  4. Mamsa dhatu (muscle tissue)
  5. Meda dhatu (fats or lipid tissue elements)
  6. Asthi dhatu (osseous or bone tissue)
  7. Majja dhatu (marrow tissue)
  8. Shukra dhatu (reproductive tissue elements)
  9. Ojas (vital essence)

Components of Health - Mala (Excretory products)

  1. Mala (Excretory products)
  2. Purisha (stools)
  3. Mutra (urine)
  4. Sweda (sweat)

Components of Health -Aatma,Indriya, Manas

  1. Aatma (soul or spirit)
  2. Indriya (sense and motor organs)
  3. Manas (Mind and mental health)
  4. Manovaha srotas
  5. Sattva (Purity and mental strength)
  6. Rajas (Activity and indulgence)
  7. Tamas (Ignorance and illusion)
  8. Buddhi (Intellect and intelligence)
  9. Dhriti (restraint)
  10. Smriti (memory)
  11. Prajnaparadha (intellectual errors)
  12. Dhairya (courage)
  13. Samadhi (deep meditation)

Concepts and Practices of Preventive and Promotive Health in Chikitsa

  1. Rasayana (rejuvenation and vitalizing therapy)
  2. Vajikarana (aphrodisiac or virility enhancing therapy)
  3. Dinacharya (daily regimen for health)
  4. Ritucharya (seasonal regimen for health)
  5. Nitya sevaniya - asevaniya Dravya (Daily consumable & non consumable foods)
  6. Ahara vidhi (dietary guidelines)
  7. Nidra (sleep)
  8. Brahmacharya
  9. Vyayama (exercise)
  10. Dhumapana

Fundamental Concepts of Diagnosis and Management in Ayurveda (Nidana) and (Chikitsa)

  1. Hetu (causes)
  2. Linga (symptomatology/features)
  3. Aushadha (therapeutics)
  4. Vikriti (abnormalities)
  5. Shatkriyakala (Six stages of disease evolution and treatment intervention)
  6. Kha vaigunya (defects in body systems)
  7. Vyadhi (disease)
  8. Rogamarga (disease pathways)
  9. Viruddha Ahara (incompatible food)
  10. Ama
  11. Ashayapakarsha
  12. Aupasargika vyadhi (Contagious diseases)
  13. Adharma
  14. Pranavaha srotas
  15. Udakavaha srotas
  16. Annavaha srotas
  17. Pramanatah Pariksha
  18. Samhanana Pariksha

Diagnosis and management of prevalent diseases

  1. Amavata
  2. Jwara (various fevers)
  3. Infectious diseases
  4. Cancer
  5. Acid peptic diseases‎‎
  6. Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome
  7. Cardiac diseases
  8. Neurological diseases
  9. Skin diseases in Integrative Medicine
  10. Psychiatric diseases‎‎
  11. Emergency medicine in Ayurveda
  12. Rheumatic diseases
  13. Kidney diseases
  14. Janapadodhvansa
  15. Udavarta
  16. Pakshaghata (hemiplegia)

Concepts and Practices in Chikitsa - Major therapies (shad vidha upakrama)

  1. Langhana (reducing/depleting/fasting therapy)
  2. Brimhana (nourishing therapy)
  3. Rukshana (drying or absorbing therapy)
  4. Stambhana (styptic or stopping therapy)
  5. Snehana (unction therapy)
  6. Swedana (sudation or fomentation therapy)
  7. Upavasa (therapeutic fasting)

Concepts and Practices in Chikitsa - Panchakarma (five therapeutic purification procedures)

  1. Panchakarma (five therapeutic purification procedures)
  2. Panchakarma in modern lifestyle
  3. Deepana (therapy for kindling digestion)
  4. Pachana (therapy for promoting digestion)
  5. Vamana (therapeutic emesis)
  6. Virechana (therapeutic purgation)
  7. Nasya (intra nasal administration)
  8. Raktamokshana (blood letting therapy)
  9. Basti (therapeutic enema)
  10. Asthapana basti
  11. Madhutailika Basti
  12. Vaitarana Basti
  13. Piccha basti
  14. Matra basti
  15. Yapana basti
  16. Shirodhara

Concepts and Practices in gynecology, obstetrics and pediatrics (Kaumarabhritya tantra)

  1. Artava (ovum and menstruation)
  2. Menstrual disorders
  3. Garbha‎‎ (fetus or embryo)
  4. Prenatal care (garbhini paricharya)
  5. Sutika Paricharya (Postnatal care)
  6. Contraceptives‎‎
  7. Menopausal Syndrome
  8. Congenital disorders
  9. Neonatal care
  10. Immunization
  11. Stanya (breast milk)

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