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Chakrapani's first E-book on "A beginners guide on Ayurveda" having all essential information for a beginner.  Ayurvedic dictionary is also included for your convenience.

 
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CONTENTS

 

Chapter 1: Introduction to Ayurveda

  • Origin of Ayurveda

  • Introduction to Ayurveda

  • Definition of Ayurveda

  • Objective of Ayurveda

  • Branches of Ayurveda

  • Pioneers of Ayurveda

  • Famous texts of Ayurveda

Chapter 2: Origin of the universe

  • Shad Darshana Six philosophies

  • Moola Prakriti The primordial matter

  • Adi-Purusha The root consciousness

  • Purusha and Its Twenty four component

  • Tanmatra and Mahabhuta

  • Indriya and Mana

Chapter 3: Dosha (The biological humors)

  • Definition of Dosha

  • Properties & Mahabhautika constitution of Dosha Types and locations of Dosha

  • Vata Dosha : Leader of all dosha

  • Pitta Dosha : The biological fire

  • Kapha Dosha : Cohesive energy

  • Etiology of vitiation of Dosha

Chapter 4: Prakriti (The body trait)

  • Introduction to Prakriti

  • Classification of Prakriti

  • Analysis of Sharira Prakriti

  • Characteristics of Prakriti

  • Manas Prakriti

  • Food compatibility according to Prakriti

  • Lifestyle modification according to Prakriti

Chapter 5: Dhatu, Upadhatu and Mala (The tissues and the excreta)

  • Formation of Dhatu

  • Normal functions of Dhatu

  • Symptoms of imbalance in the Dhatu

  • Ojas

  • Upadhatu

  • Mala

Chapter 6: Srotas (The microcirculatory channels)

  • Types of Srotas

  • Dysfunctions of Srotas

Chapter 7: Agni & Ama (The biological fire & undigested elements)

  • Introduction to Agni

  • Types of Agni

  • Breakdown of food by various Agni

  • Ama: the undigested elements 

Chapter 8: Concept of health and disease

  • Concept of health

  • Three supporting pillars of life - 'Trayopastambha'

  • Three causes of diseases

  • Shat Kriya Kala : Six stages of disease manifestation

Chapter 9: Mana and Buddhi (Concept of mind and intellect)

  • Introduction to Mana

  • Functions of Mana

  • Triguna (Three Properties) of Mana

  • Concepts of Buddhi (intellect)

Chapter 10: Dinacharya & Ritucharya (Daily & seasonal regimen)

  • Ritucharya : Seasonal regimen

  • Dinacharya : Daily regimen

Chapter 11: Principles of diagnosis in Ayurveda

  • Pariksha (Examination)

  • Rogi Pariksha : Examination of the patient

  • Roga Pariksha : Examination of the disease

  • Nidana Panchaka : Five diagnostic points

Chapter 12: Principles of treatment in Ayurveda

  • The meaning of Chikitsa (Treatment)

  • Principles of Chikitsa

Chapter 13: Concept of Marma

  • Definition of Marma

  • Concept of Prana

  • Marma and their constituents

  • Classification of Marma

Chapter 14: Principles of Dravyaguna

  • Introduction to Dravyaguna

  • Attributes of Dravya

  • Rasa : The six tastes

  • Guna : Pharmacological property

  • Karma : Pharmacological action of the drug

  • Effect of Bhaishajya Kalpana (Pharmaceutical processing) on the properties of Dravya

Chapter 15: Healing herbs

 

Chapter 16: Panchakarma (The Ayurvedic Bio - purification therapy)

  • Introduction to Panchakarma

  • Three steps of Panchakarma

  • Snehana : Ayurvedic Oleation Therapy

  • Swedana : Fomentation Therapy

  • Vamana : Ayurvedic Emesis Therapy

  • Virechana : Ayurvedic Purgation Therapy

  • Basti Karma : Ayurvedic Enema Therapy

  • Nasya Karma : Errhine Therapy

Chapter 17: Rasayana (The rejuvenation therapy)

  • Introduction to Rasayana

  • Types of Rasayana therapy

Chapter 18: Vajikarana (The aphrodisiac therapy)

  • Introduction to Vajikarana

  • Classification of Vajikarana Dravya

  • Vrishya Dravya (Aphrodisiac Drugs)

  • Interpretation of Ayurvedic Terminologies in the Area of Human Sexual Behavior

Chapter 19: Primary health care and home remedies

  • Appendix

  • Abbreviations Glossary

 

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