Author: Ajay Kumar SharmaPublisher: Sri Satguru PublicationsYear: 2002Language: EnglishPages: 404ISBN/UPC (if available): 817030752X
Pancakarma therapy primarily aims at clearing the body of its accumulated impurities, toxins or stagnant Malas and nourishing the body Dhatus. Panca Karma therapy is not only a prerequisite for all the therapeutic procedures and medications but has also a full therapy role as a promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative procedure. The purpose of this endeavour is to introduce this important therapy to students, scholars, researchers and foreigners in very simple language. The classical facts about the Panca Karma therapy available in various Ayurvedic treatise have been compiled, rearranged and reoriented to make it more practicable. The book reviews the ancient classical concepts, traditional practices and recent advances made in this important field. A number of photographs and illustrations are given at appropriate places through out the book to make it more beneficial for the readers. Personal experiences of the author are also inserted at relevant places to enrich the subject matter. It is expected that the students, scholars, physicians, scientists and common people who are interested in the subject will find this book useful.
FOREWORD PREFACE 1. General introduction. 2. General introduction to Panca Karma therapy. 3. Purva Karmas. 4. Svedana Karma. 5. Vamana Karma. 6. Virecana Karma. 7. Vasti Karma. 8. Nasya Karma. 9. Raktamoksana. 10. Keraliya Panca Karma. 11. Details of some important instruments used in Panca Karma therapy. 12. Diseasewise indications and contra-indications of Pancakarma therapy. GLOSSARY BIBLIOGRAPHY