Overview for Concept of Ama in Ayurveda: With a Chapter on Amavata and Its Management
The concept of Ama is deep-rooted in all the segments of Ayurveda like Nidana (pathology), Kaya Chikitsa (treatment) and Salya Chikitsa (Surgery) etc., and in fact, it (ama) is considered as one of the Vital Vyadhi Ghataka (VVG) responsible for the initiation of the disease process in the body, hence called as Amaya in Ayurveda, which is a well known synonym for Vyadhi (disease). This it self illustrates the potentiality of ama. It's role in certain disease entities is as significant as that of dosa, amavata and visachikitsa are the classical examples, hence it had been termed as 'ama dosa' in these contexts. Similarly, because of its rapidity and toxic like action on the human system i.e. 'asukari svabhava', it has been described as 'ama visa' in some other instances. All these facets of ama needs a close and scientific scrutiny, so as to understand its pathogenic nature in a proper perspective for better clinical success
M Srinivasulu (Author)
Prof. M. Srinivasulu passed his graduate and postgraduate studies in Ayurveda as an university ranker from the Osmania University. Doctorial studies done at National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur on Hyperlipidemias. Apart from Ayurvedic courses underwent post-graduate courses in psychology and medicinal botany. He completed 30 years of service in Govt. of Andhra Pradesh as Medical Officer, Lecturer, Asst. Professor, Professor (UG) and retired as Professor P.G. & Head of Post Graduate Department of Pancakarma, Govt. Ayurvedic College, Hyderabad, A.P.
He is having vast clinical experience as a physician, since he worked in rural, tribal, sub urban and urban setups. His entire teaching was a clinical teacher fro Undergraduate, Post graduate and Ph.D. scholars. His core subject of interest is in Concept of Ama and its related disorders. Evolved pathological prarameters in diagnosing the Saama conditions done. Many works on physiological concepts of Ayurveda, like estimation of Rasa-raktadhatu parimanas and Prakriti in relation to blood groups etc.
Engaged in postgraduate entrance coaching, preparing many students to achieve their targets and published books like ‘Brihattrayi Prashnavali’ and ‘Laghuttrayi Prashnavali’. Life member of many Academic Organisations and member Board of studies of various universities. Now he established his own institution for research and academic activities under banner of Marri Academy of Ayurveda, Hyderabad.