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Essentials of Practical Panchakarma Therapy: A Complete Practice Guide on Classical and Keraliya Panchakarma

Vasant C. Patil (Author) M.S. Baghel (Foroward)

The volume presents an essential text on panchakarma, a branch of kayachikitsa in Ayurveda. A practical guide for professionals, that is, Ayurveda practitioners, as well as academicians and beginners, the volume offers the fundamentals of panchakarma and bio-purification theory, explaining the need, significance and practical considerations vis-à-vis the latter. There is a chapter on therapeutic panchakarma giving panchakarma therapy in detail with respect to various diseases, oleation therapy, sudation therapy, emesis therapy, enema therapy and others. Including experiences of practising physicians and with illustrative diagrams, tables and pictures, it covers good clinical practices, diet and regimes including restrictions. It covers panchakarma practice in resorts and spa: guidelines for it, panchakarma packages for different age groups and cosmetic therapy in Ayurveda. It also delves into the state of Panchakarma education and research.

Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Fundamental principles of panchakarma. 3. Guidelines for establishing new panchakarma centre. 4. Good clinical practice (GCP) guidelines. 5. Diet and regimen. 6. Poorvakarma (Pre-purification procedures). 7. Snehana karma (Oleation therapy). 8. Svedana karma (sudation therapy). 9. Fundamental principles of Bio-purification therapy. 10. Vamana karma (Emesis therapy). 11. Virechana karma (Purgation Therapy). 12. Basti karma (Enema therapy). 13. Nasya karma (Errhine therapy). 14. Raktamokshana (Bloodletting therapy). 15. Dhumapana (medicated smoking). 16. Therapeutic panchakarma based on the current practices. 17. Panchakarma practice in resorts and spa. 18. Panchakarma education and research. Bibliography. Appendices. Index.

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About the author

Vasant C. Patil

Dr. Vasant C. Patil graduated from SVM Ayurvedic college, Ilkal affiliated to RGHUS, Bangalore . He completed M.D. (Panchakrama) in August 2006 from Institute for post Graduate Teaching & research in Ayureveda (IPGTRA), Gujrat ayurved University. Jmananagar. He is well versed in classical & Keraliya Panchakarma He is Practicing Ayurveda since 2001 and engaged in teaching since 2006.

He Publishing 15 papers in research Journals & 5 articles in magazines. Author also reviewed more than 15 articles of peer Reviewed International Journals. Currently he is working as executive editor for journal of ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM).

Recipient of 2nd prize in an essay competition on “Rationale behind Panchkarma therapy “ organized by Punarnava Ayurveda , Mahabalipuram (2006).

Recipient of 1st ” prize essays competition on “Bahirparimarjana cikitsa “ organized by Dr. Ishwara.

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Title Essentials of Practical Panchakarma Therapy: A Complete Practice Guide on Classical and Keraliya Panchakarma
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789381608593
length xv+502p., Illustrations; Colour; 25cm.