Author: Sunil V JoshiPublisher: Motilal BanarsidassYear: 2013Language: EnglishPages: 309ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788120829602
The area of Ayurveda known as Panchakarma is a comprehensive system of knowledge and practices to purify the body of toxins and restore it to balance with natural law. This book has been designed in two sections to reflect the way the original text of Ayurveda, the Charak Samhita, first presented this knowledge. The first section explores in detail the principles, which define Ayurveda as a science of life and health. The second section delves more deeply into the Ayurvedic understanding and how to treat it. This section begins with an elaboration of six stages of disease formation and then systematically unfolds the knowledge of Panchakarma, the science of rejuvenationThis book will help answer many of the questions that Westerners often ask about Ayurveda" states Professor Kenneth Zysk, Ph.D.
ForewordIntroductionSECTION 1 FOUNDATION OF AYURVEDACHAPTER 1 AYU THE FOUR ASPECTS OF LIFESoul, Mind, Senses and BodyCHAPTER 2 PANCHAMAHABHUTAThe Five Elements TheoryCHAPTER 3 DOSH, DHATU AND MALAThe Three Compents of Human BodyCHAPTER 4 DIGESTIONThe Key to HealthCHAPTER 5 PRAKRUTIYour Unique ConstrictionCHAPTER 6 AHARA, VIHARA AND AUSHADHIThe Three Pillars of AyuSECTION 2 AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF DISEASECHAPTER 7 THE DISEASE PROCESSCHAPTER 8 PANCHKARMAAyurvedic Disease ManagementCHAPTER 9 PURVAKARMAL Preparing For PANCHKARMA CHAPTER 10 PANCHKARMA"S FIVE MAIN PROCEDURESCHAPTER 11 PANCHKARMA POST: TREATMENT PROCEDURES CHAPTER 12 SELF-CARE AT HOME BibliographyGlossaryResourcesIndex