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Panchakarma: Illustrated

G Shrinivasa Acharya (Author) The Chaukhamba Ayurvijnan Studies

The relevance and recognition of Ayurveda and the therapeutic procedures elaborated in this science display an overwhelming demand in the global level. Among the deferent therapies, the Panchakarma which is also popularly known as Detoxification Procedure has attracted more attention than any other speciality branch of ayurveda. Successful establishment of newer and newer Ayurvedic colleges as well as the Panchakarma centers in different sector of globe is the mirror of prospects of Ayurveda in the present time. No doubt, several procedures of Panchakarma are practiced at the institutional level since long; the same is also on the rise in the private sector as public awareness as well as popularity of the treatment is mounting in this day and age. Subsequent to the documentation on the proved facts of Ayurvedic treatment by way of randomized clinical trials in different post graduate institutions as well as government run research units; no longer Ayurvedic treatment is spotted as a placebo treatment, rather its effectiveness is greatly rewarded. Influenced by the present popularity of the Ayurveda more and more Ayurvedic physicians are inclined to run a panchakarma clinic. Further more the Indian system of medicine, in the ministry of Health, Government of India is planning to establish Panchakarma unit in every ayurvedic hospitals. Needless to say, this leaps and bounds of Ayurveda among the health care methods is ascribed to Panchakarma therapies. The Panchakarma and the allied upakarma is the subject matter of this book The ins and outs of every therapeutic procedure with step by step clear image are the inimitable feature of the book and are as good as personal viewing of the procedure by the reader. The meticulous elaboration of the subjects in the book includes the ancient methods of treatment procedures added with recent technical advancement made in this important field. Use of newer technologies keeps the physician abreast of all the advancement in Panchakarma. Thus the whole content is keyed to the need of the Pancharka practitioner. Ways and means of all the procedures with each and every step in succession together with crystal clear illustration made this book more understanding. With the due consideration of the interested students of Ayurveda, research scholars and practitioners; keeping in mind the current trends in the practice of Aurveda this book is shaped as a reader would expect. In simple words this book is at hand to make the grade in Panchakarma practice and an ideal reference at smart pace.

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About the author

G Shrinivasa Acharya

Dr. G. Shrinivasa Acharya is a well known Ayurvedic practitioner who has been working as an assistant professor at the SDM College of Ayurveda, physician at the SDM Ayurveda Hospital in Udupi as well as successfully running his own practice for the last seventeen years.  He graduated in Ayurveda BAMS from Mysore University, Karnataka.  He completed his MD at the Institute of post gradual training at Gujarat Ayurveda University in 1988 winning gold medal.  He specializes in the field of Kaya Chikitsa, Panchakarma, rasayana and Vajikarana and his passion and the field or research is the system of therapeutic detoxification treatments-the Panchakarma.  Dr. Acharya is a co-author of the internationally published integrative Medicine and The Panchakarma Illustrated is going to be his first individually published book.  He is actively involved in research and has to his credit research articles in scientific magazines.  He is a great speaker who gives lectures nation-wide.  The Panchakarma illustrated is a practical and easy to use manual that is meant to reach the broad public as well as Ayurvedic specialists.  Dr. Acharya resides in the town of Udupi, Karnataka with his wife and three children.  He hopes that Ayurveda, the living tradition of a health science of India is going to keep gaining popularity and appreciation in both India and the rest of the world. 

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Title Panchakarma: Illustrated
Format Hardcover
Date published: 11.04.2009
Edition Reprint.
Language: English
isbn 8170843079
length xvi+459p., Plates; References; Bibliography; 26cm.