Overview for The Principles and Practice of Kaya Cikitsa: Ayurveda's Internal Medicine (Volume IV)
Susruta being a practical man very clearly defined the 'Scope of Kaya Cikitsa', even though it is not his speciality. He says "Kaya Cikitsa" is concerned with "Sarvanga" related diseases like Jwara, Apasmara etc. where as Vagbhata is simple words-stressed the importance of Kaya Cikitsa as "Nitya-upayogi" useful in daily life.
Kaya Cikitsa has been enumerated first, while elaborating Astanga Ayurveda. Even today this speciality is in Optimum use in the management of health and Treatment of Diseases. Many western Medical people also are coming closer to this ancient specialty. As a matter of fact-kaya cikitsa is the perfect via medium for further propagation of Ayu. at global level and for this it serves as a Launching pad. Therefore a good edition of kaya cikitsa in English is the primary need. More over in some western countries Ayurveda courses are being introduced, they too need a book in good form and content. The Indian Students, studying B.A.M.S. and M.D. courses in English medium are also facing the same problem keeping all these in mind, the present work kaya cikitsa is planned in four vols covering the entire subject matter of kaya cikitsa. The CCIM curriculams for B.A.M.S. graduation and M.D. Post graduation courses were followed while writing the book. In addition the other essential topics of current interest are also incorporated to make the work most updated and comprehensive one.