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Kaya Chikitsa (A Text Book of Medicine)

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About the Book Kayachikitsa or internal medicine is a subject, which has attached attention of all those who are eager to learn Ayurveda. Physicians of other medicines, students and common people all want to know more about this subject as it deals with description of various diseases and its treatment. The subject is very vast and it is practically difficult to cover the entire matter in one book. However this book has been written more in the interest of the students of Final Year of Ay...
About the Book

Kayachikitsa or internal medicine is a subject, which has attached attention of all those who are eager to learn Ayurveda. Physicians of other medicines, students and common people all want to know more about this subject as it deals with description of various diseases and its treatment. The subject is very vast and it is practically difficult to cover the entire matter in one book. However this book has been written more in the interest of the students of Final Year of Ayurveda. The syllabus of Kayachikitsa for Final B.A.M. & S. examination has been divided in 4 papers. In this book I have covered first three papers in detail. The fourth paper deals with Panchakarma and we intend to publish seperate book for this paper. I have also given due consideration for the common readers who are interested in this important subject. The book deals with basic principles of Kayachikitsa, description of all important diseases and their treatment. The treatment has been described in detail and proper care has been taken to include all important herbs, decoctions, avalehas, ghrutas and readily available herbo-mineral combinations. Totally more than 1000 for- mulations and their effect on various doshas, dhatus and diseases have been described.

I am sure students of FinaI B.A.M.& S. as well as the scientists, physicians and common people who are interested in this subject will find this book useful.

 

About the Author

Prof. Dr. Subhash Ranade, has recently retired as Principal of Ashtang Ayurveda College in Pune, India. He has authored more than 50 books on Ayurveda which have been published in German, Polish, Italian, English and many Indian languages. He has given many television and radio interviews on Ayurveda in India and abroad, and has attended many International Seminars. He has the honour 0 being the visiting Professor to all the colleges of Ayurveda in U.S. and other Institutes like Sewa Akademie in Germany, Ateneo Veda Vyasa in Italy, Foundation of HeaIth in Poland and Ayurveda International Diffusing Association of Japan. His pioneering work in Ayurvedic CD-ROMS like Dhanvantari and Ayurvedic Massage and Manna therapy has been whole- heartedly welcomed and highly appreciated. Since 1981, he has visited and conducted hundreds of Ayurveda courses for medical practitioners as well as for common people in Europe, U.S.A. and Japan. He is also working as consulting editor for various magazines like Ancient Science of Life, Health and Psychology and Jeevaniya.

 

Preface

Anmol Prakashan, Pune, has published my Kayachikitsa book in Marathi language in 1981. This was written as per the syllabus for B.A.M. & S. Course, of integrated system pattern. Since that time there were constant changes in the syllabus and accordingly the book was updated several times. The last updating was done in 1998, as per new changes made by the CCIM, Delhi. This book is so popular in Maharashtra State, that so far; eight editions have come out and more than 25,000 copies have been sold.

When the same pattern of syllabus was introduced at the All India level, there was great demand, that this book should also be published in English language.

The present book has been divided in 7 sections. This covers the entire syllabus of Kayachikitsa of third B.A.M&S. excluding the topic of Panchakarma. The reader will find information on more than 130 diseases and their treatment including 400 generic medicines described in various ancient texts. I have added many important diseases, which have not been included in the syllabus, but are useful to Ayurvedic physicians and students.

At the end, I have also included the list of important medicines with their contents along with detailed list of herbs with their Sanskrit-English names for easy reference of users.

I hope that like my other 59 books published in various languages like Hindi, Malayalam, German, Polish, Italian and other English books published in United States, Germany, Poland and Italy the readers will also appreciate this book. I am happy that Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan, Delhi has taken up the task of its publication and have published the book in excellent manner.

 

Contents

 

Paper 1 (Section: K)  
Chapter 1: Basic Principles of Kayachikitsa 3-4
Chapter 2: Vyadhi-Dosha 15-30
Chapter 3 : Vyadhi-Samprapti 32-35
Paper 1 (Section: KH)  
Chapter 1: Ama-Metabolic Toxin 43-46
Chapter 2: Dosha-Dhatu-Mala Vikruti 51-86
Chapter 3: Alternative Medical Systems 95-113
Paper 2 (Section: K)  
Chapter 1: Jwara-Fever 119-163
Chapter 2: Annavaha Srotas 165-209
Chapter 3: Mutravaha Srotas 211-220
Chapter 4: Pranavaha Srotas 222-257
Chapter 5: Raktavaha Srotas 259-280
Chapter 6: Udakavaha Srotas 282-299
Chapter 7: Rasavaha Srotas 304-320
Chapter 8: Asthivaha Srotas 321-325
Chapter 9: Shukravaha Srotas 327-330
Chapter 10: Purishavaha Srotas 333-342
Chapter 11: Medovaha Srotas 344-352
Paper 2 (Section: KH)  
Chapter 1: Yauna Roga 355-358
Chapter 2: Chaya-Apachaya Vyadhi 360-364
Chapter 3: Tvakroga 366-385
Paper 3 (Section: K)  
Chapter 1: Majjavaha-Mamsavaha Srotas 389-418
Chapter 2: Kuposhanajanya Vyadhi 421-427
Chapter 3: Antahsravi Granthi Vyadhi 428-436
Chapter 4: Gurudhatujanya Vyadhi 440-447
Chapter 5: Vyadhikshamatva Vikrutijanya Vyadhi 450-454
Paper 3 (Section: KH)  
Chapter 1: Manasroga 465-484
Chapter 2: Vardhiki 485-488
Chapter 3: Atyayik Chikitsa 490-503
Chapter 4: Emergency Treatment of Some Important Diseases 504-514
Paper 4 (Section : KH)  
Chapter 1: Rasayana 519-528
Chapter 2: Vajikarana 534-591
Appendix One 541
Appendix Two 547
Appendix Three 577
Glossary 587
Bibliography 591
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Item Code: NAJ815 Author: Prof. Dr. Subhash Ranade Cover: Paperback Edition: 2001 Publisher: Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan ISBN: 8170841732 Language: English Size: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch Pages: 606 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 685 gms
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