COURSE CONTENTS

COURSE CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

Definition of Ayurveda
Unique features of Ayurveda
Aims of Ayurveda
The need for protecting our body
The concept of health

2. HISTORY OF AYURVEDA

Origin of Ayurveda and its descent to humanity
Development of Ayurveda in different time periods

3. BRANCHES OF AYURVEDA

8 – Different branches of Ayurveda and its description.

4. THE PANCHA MAHA BHUTA CONCEPT

The structural element of the universe
Properties of Pancha Mahabhuta

5. TRIDOSHA CONCEPT (VITAL ENERGIES)

Tridoshas by definition
Relation between Tridohas & Pancha mahabhutas
Position of Tridoshas
Site of action of Tridoshas
Three states of Tridoshas
Qualities of Tridohas
Normal functions of Tridoshas
Signs of aggravation of Tridoshas
Causes of aggravation of Tridoshas
Signs of diminution of Tridoshas
Causes of diminution of Tridoshas
Five divisions of Vata dosha
Five divisions of Pitha dosha
Five divisions of Kapha dosha
Treatments of ailments caused by aggravated Tridoshas
The treatments of ailments caused by diminished Tridoshas

6. CONCEPT OF SAPTHA DHATUS (BODY TISSUES)

Seven bodily constituents
Formation of the Sapta dhatus in the body
Relation between Sapta dhatus and Tridoshas
Formation of Tridoshas during the process of digestion
Normal functions of Sapta dhatus
Functions of aggravated Sapta dhatus
Functions of diminished Sapta dhatus
Treatments of aggravated & diminished Sapta dhatus

7. CONCEPT OF MALAS (WASTE PRODUCTS)

Normal functions of Malas
Functions of aggravated Malas
unctions of diminished Malas
Treatments of aggravated & diminished Malas

8. CONCEPT OF AGNI (DIGESTIVE FIRE)

Different states of agni
Samagni (normal digestive power)
Vishamagni (unsteady digestive power)
Teekshnagni (strong digestive power)
Mandagni (weak digestive power)
13 – types of Agni
Kayagni (digestive fire for food)
Bhutagni (digestive fire of Pancha bhuta)
Dhatwagni (digestive fire of Sapta dhatus)
Formation of different types of Agnis
Importance of Agni

9. CONCEPTS OF KOSHTAS (ALIMENTARY TRACT)

Types of Koshta
Krura Koshta (hard alimentary tract)
Mrudu Koshta (soft alimentary tract)
Madhya Koshta (moderate alimentary tract)

10. CONCEPT OF DEHA PRAKRUTI (BODY TYPE)

Vata Prakruti (nervous temperament)
Pitha Prakruti (bilious temperament)
Kapha Prakruti (phlegmatic temperament)
Vata-Pitha Prakruti
Vata-Kapha Prakruti
Pitha-Kapha Prakruti
Sama prakruti (balanced temperament)

11. POORVA KARMA (PREPEFATORY PROCESS OF PANCHAKARMA)

Importance of Poorva Karma
arious Poorva Karma procedures

12. SNEHA KARMA

Definition of Snehakarma
Persons suitable for Snehakarma
Contra-indications of Snehakarma
Types of Snehakarma – internal & external Oleation
Medicines used for Snehapana (internal Oleation)
Indications for the administration of medicated ghee
Indications for the administration of medicated oils
Indications for the administration of bone marrow
Indications for the administration of muscle fat
Types of Snehapana depending on the dose of medicine

13. ACHAPANA (Oleation in Large Dose)

14. VICHARANA (Oleation in Small Dose)

Types of external Oleation
Poorvakarma of snehapana (pre-operative procedure)
Pradhanakarma of snehapana (operative procedure)
Paschat karma of snehapana (post-operative procedure)
Signs & symptoms of improper digestion of Oil
Signs & symptoms of proper digestion of Oil
Signs & symptoms of proper Oleation of the body
Signs & symptoms of improper Oleation of the body
Signs & symptoms of excess Oleation of the body
Complications of Oleation therapy
Treatments of the complications
Methods of immediate Oleation & its indications
Medicines for immediate Oleation
Benefits of Oleation therapy

15. ABHYANGA (EXTERNAL OLEATION THERAPY)

Persons suitable for Abhyanga
Persons unsuitable for Abhyanga
Benefits of Abhyanga
Method of Abhyanga

16. SHIRO ABHYANGA (OLEATION OF HEAD)

17. MUKHA ABHYANGA (OLEATION OF FACE)

18. SWEDA KARMA (SUDATION THERAPY)

Definition of Sudation
Persons suitable for sudation
Persons unsuitable for sudation
Types of sudation

19. TAPA SWEDA (FOMRNTATION)

20. UPANAHA SWEDDA (SUDATION USING WARM POULTICE)

21. USHMA SWEDA (SUDATION USING HERBAL STEAM&BOLUS BAGS))

22. DRAVA SWEDA (SUDATION USING STEAM)

23. DIFFERENT SUDATIONS WITHOU THE USE OF FIRE

24. SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF PROPER SUDATION

25. SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF IMPROPER SUDATION

26. SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF EXCESS SUDATION

27. BENEFITS OF PROPER SUDATION

28. REGIMEN TO BE FOLLOWED AFTER SUDATION THERAPY

29. PANCHAKARMA THERAPY

Description of Panchakarma
Need for Panchakarma Cleansing
Different Panchakarma treatments

30. DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF VAMANA (EMESIS THERAPY)

31. DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF VIRECHANA (PURGATION THERAPY)

32. DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF VASTI (ENEMA THERAPY)

33. DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF NASYA (NASAL CLEANSING)

34. DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF REKTA MOKSHA (BLOOD LETTING THERAPY)

35. DESCRIPTION OF MARMA POINTS and MARMA THERAPY

36. DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PULSE DIAGNOSIS

37. PROPERTIES AND USE OF VARIOUS HERBAL OILS

SCHEDULE

DISTANT LEARNING PROGRAM

SCHEDULE FOR – 2013 / 2014

  August 15th August 2013
  September 15th September 2013
  October 15th October 2013
  November 15th November 2013
  December 15th December 2013

SCHEDULE FOR 2014

  January 15th January 2014
  February 15th February 2014
  March 15th March 2014
  April 15th April 2014
  May 15th May 2014
  June 15th June 2014
  July 15th July 2014
  August 15th August 2014