Essentials of Panchakarma Therapy

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Item Code: NAF260
Publisher: Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan
Author: Dr. Pulak Kanti Kar
Language: English
Edition: 2013
ISBN: 9788170845126
Pages: 263 (Throughout Color Illustrations)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 10.0 inch x 7.5 inch
Weight 950 gm
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Book Description
About the Book

Comprehensive view of Panchkarma has been presented in this book with sequential illustrations. The pure connotation of Panchakarma has been magnified here in its applied form. The brief documentation will definitely enrich the out -come of Panchakarma in a qualiltative shape. The requisite therapy for the diagnosed disease in allopathic system is also tuned here with generalized therapeutic modules for the ready reference of the Ayurvedic practitioners. Few photographs of the patients before and after Panchakarma therapy are also added to encourage the concerned students ad physicians to incorporate this noble therapy into their daily practice. Moreover a short profile of Panchakarma has been annexed in this book to maintain the procedure and records in an arranged shape. This book will be immensely helpful to the Ayurvedic practitioners who are not well acquainted with Panchakarma but want to perform it in a rational way.


About the Author

Dr. Pulak Kanti Kar did his graduation of Calcutta, Post graduation in Panchakarma from Gujarat Ayurved University and Ph. D from Rajasthan Ayurved University. He has successfully performed thousands of Panchakarma in different critical diseases. He has written six valuable books on different aspects of Panchakarma. His approach and motivation to propagate Panchakarma has inclined several students and practitioners of Ayurveda to perform this therapy in clinical practice.



The diseases are classified in different ways. The treatment schedule of these classified diseases is specifically divided into pacifying measures and purificatory measures. The diseases which are not cured by the administration of pacifying measures require purificatouy therapy which prevents and cures the diseases meticulously; or both the measures are-performed to arrest the deep seated complicated diseases. Panchakarma is a classical and vast therapeutic procedure and the complete knowledge of each therapy incorporated under Panchakarma is very difficult to perform without the guidance of the qualitative and experienced teacher having sound practice. The pure form of Panchakarma or all the therapies is to be practiced in such a way that in any circumstances respective therapeutics of Panchakarma may be administered with confidence; but prior to that, the pure form of Panchakarma is to be understood categorically to follow the applied form. The institutional knowledge helps the students to mature definitely, but the common application of Pachakarma is easily understood if an individual makes his mind to incline into the practice of Panchakarma. Therapeutically the Panchakarma is broadly explained but in a nut shell it can be studied and practiced with an innovative out look. The broad sense of Panchakarma is confined in this book in such a way so that all the beginners can have an idea with the preliminary experienced knowledge transmitted trough practice. The quantum of diseases is rapidly progressing and the ancient nomenclatures of diseases are to be examined in the modern perspective and the ultimate analysis is to be put with a classical amplification. The diseases in the modern era, apparently identical to that of the ancient nomenclature of the diseases on the basis of subjective parameters, may be encountered with positive coordination of respective purificatory therapeutics as mentioned in the compendium. In this book, the classical concept of Panchakarma is presented with its applied in relation to modern nomenclature of the diseases for the better understanding of the coming generation. The relevancy of modern parameters in clinical practice of panckarma and easily understandable assessment criteria in respect to specific therapy have been annexed in this book. The intension of writing this book will radically explore the momentum of the clinical orientation of Panchakarma.




  Part- I 12
1 Purvakarma 16
1.1 Snehena 16
I. Bahya Snehana: 16
a) Abhyanga 16
b) Mardana 17
c) Unmardana 17
d) Murdhva taila 17
e) Shiro Abhyanga 18
f) Shiro Sheka 18
g) Shiro Pichu 19
h) Shiro Basti 19
i) Karnapurana 20
j) Nasatarpana 21
k) Akshitarpana 21
l) Mastihkya: 22
m) Snehavagahana 23
n) Snehadhara 23
II. Abhuantara Snehana 23
a) Sarpi (Ghrita) 23
b) Taila 24
c) Vasa 24
d) Majja 24
1.2 Svedana 33
2 Pradhana Karma 40
2.1 Vamana 40
2.2 Virechana  
2.3 Basti 62
I. Niruha 62
II. Sneha Basti 81
2.4 Nasya 95
I. General Procedure 98
II. Dhmapana 104
2.5 Raktamokshana 115
  Part- II 126
1 Some Special Svedana Procedures 136
1.1 Pinda Svesa 136
1.2 Shashtikashali Pinda Sveda 136
1.3 Annlepana: 141
1.4 Patra Pauttali Sveda 145
1.5 Jambira Pinda Sveda 145
1.6 Churna Pinda Sveda 149
1.7 Pan ni Kizhi 150
1.8 Baluka Sveda 152
1.9 Tuhsa(Husk) Pinda 153
1.1 Lavana Pinda Sveda 154
1.11 Jeeraka Pinda Svda 154
1.12 Karisha Pinda Sveda 155
1.13 Anda Sveda 155
2 Drava Sveda 158
2.1 Avagha Sveda 158
2.2 Dhara 159
2.3 Shirodhara 161
2.4 Kashiradhara or Dugdhadhara 165
2.5 Takradhara 166
2.6 Dhanyamla dhara 167
2.7 Pizhichil 169
2.8 Pizhin n u tad'aval 174
3 Shiro Pichu 175
4 Shiro Basti 177
5 Tala 184
6 Tala Potichchil 185
7 Nadi Sveda 187
8 Kshiradhuma 189
9 Upanaha 192
9.1 Niragmika Upahnaha 192
9.2 Sagneya Upanaha 194
10 Some Local Basti 198
10.1 Kati Basti 198
10.2 Urahbasti 201
10.3 Griva basti 202
11 Udvartana 204
12 Akshi Tarpana 206
13 Karna Purana 213
14 Mukhalepa 215
  Part-III 218
  Standard Pancakarma tratment of some common diseases 218
  Part- IV 237
  Some photographs of the patuebts treated with Panchajarma 237
  Part-V 247
  Annexure 247

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