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Pathogenesis in Ayurveda (Samprapti)

V B Athavale (Author) The Chaukhamba Ayurvijnan Studies

Samprapti means pathogenesis which deals with the evolution of disease.  This book deals in detail about various causative factors of diseases, how these causative factors bring about changes in structural and functional units of the body i.e. vata, pitta and kapha molecules, how these molecular changes bring about the structural derangement in various tissues and organs, how these structural changes derange the functions of organs and how the deranged function of one organ leads to derangement of function of other organs i.e. complications of diseases.  This book gives the causes of congenital as well as acquired diseases.  Ayurveda has emphasized the importance of suppression of natural urges like passing urine, stool, sneezing, cough etc. in the causation of disease.  It has also stressed the importance of obstruction of various ducts and channels in the causation of disease and how to treat these conditions.  This book also gives the importance of digestive power and how weak digestive power gives rise to various diseases. The book describes the predisposing factors and manifestations of Grahabadha i.e. supernatural powers.  It gives the causes of natural calamities & epidemics.  It also describes the importance of various symptoms and their significance.  It also describes the various defence mechanisms of the body.

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About the author

V B Athavale

Dr. V B Athavale M.B.B.S., D.C.H., M.D. (Paed.), M.A.M.S., F.A.M.S., and Vaidyacharya is a renowned Paediatrician, and a prolific author who has several noteworthy achievements to his credit.  He did his M.B.B.S. from Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, both in Mumbai, stood first inj D.C.H. (C.P.S.) 1956, and completed M.D. (Paed.) in 1958.  He was offered the UNICEF Fellowship in 1965, when his paper was read during the International Paediatric Conference held at Tokyo.  He was also chairman of the workshop on 'Herbal Medicines for Health for the developing Countries', which was held at Bangkok in the year 1981.  Dr. Athavale worked as an Honorary Professor and Head of the Department of Paediatrics, L.T.M.G. Hospital, Sion, Mumbai during 1970 to 1990 and was recognized for his various accomplishments for which he has been bestowed with honours and awards, both National and International.  V.B. Athavale Research Foundation has been founded as a mark of respect and gratitude to Dr. Athavale when he retired after 30 years of selfless service as Hon. Professor and Head of the Department of Paediatrics, L.T.M. Medical College and L.T.M.G. Hospital, Mumbai.

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Title Pathogenesis in Ayurveda (Samprapti)
Author V B Athavale
Format Hardcover
Date published: 08.08.2009
Edition Reprint.
Language: English
isbn 8170841402
length xii+159p., Tables; 23cm.