Pancakarma, the fastest growing specialty of Ayurveda globally, presents a unique approach of Ayurveda with specially designed five procedures of internal purification of the body through the nearest possible route. Such purification permits the biological system to return to normalcy & to rejuvenate rapidly and also facilitates the desired pharmacokinetic & therapeutic effects of medicines administered thereafter.
Author of this book has made great effort of writing a comprehensive book on Pancakarma by describing each therapy analytically & critically, using various Ayurvedic texts, commentaries, contemporary research works and experiences of eminent physicians. Currently, very few books on Pancakarma are available in English language.
Fundamentals of Pancakarma, Shodhana and Purvakarma are described in separate chapters, which is the unique feature of this book.
The new & highlighting features of this book are Basic considerations, Practical considerations, Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice, Critical notes. The author has efficiently compiled.
The classical references and also the experiences of Pancakarma experts.
In the chapter therapeutic Pancakarma, the indications of Pancakarma in different diseases with references has been described in tabular form.
A chapter on Research has been dedicated with the latest research updates on Pancakarma, case report forms and Standardization of Pancakarma.
The classifications, dose, indications, contraindications etc. are presented in tabular form for easier and better understanding. The mode of action has been described in Ayurvedic as well in modern views in order to highlight the scientific foundation of action of therapies.
I am sure that this book will definitely satisfy the reader & will be widely accepted by the Ayurveda fraternity.
I convey my best wishes to author for his sincere effort.
Principles & Practice of Pancakarma is an essential text on the Pancakarma, a branch of Medicine. The need for such a book results from scarcity of well written, critically reviewed and the less number of books on Pancakarma in English language.
In 3rd edition of Principles & Practice of Pancakarma, important topics have been added wherever necessary in order make the book complete. Current Practice of Pancakarma in different diseases is updated.
We are very much thankful to all those readers especially students for their overwhelming response & feedbacks. This incredible response increased the responsibility of Atreya Ayurveda Publications to come out with quality Ayurvedic Books. We hope the readers will continue to support in the same manner for this edition & other publications.
A Comprehensive Book for BAMS students, M.D. scholars, Academicians, Practitioners and Researchers. This book will helps in precise & deeper understanding of the principles, concepts & practices of Pancakarma therapy.
Description of fundamentals of Pancakarma and fundamentals of Shodhana in separate chapters, which is the unique feature of book.
All the Keraliya Pancakarma therapies are covered in Snehana & Svedana chapters, in detail critically with current practices.
In the chapter entitled "Fundamental principles of Shodhana", the author has tried to explain the need, importance, utility, fundamentals, Basic considerations before biopurification and practical considerations in vivid manner.
Basic considerations before Pancakarma and before Vamana etc. karma are the unique feature of this book.
In the chapter therapeutic Pancakarma the indications of Pancakarma in different diseases with references has been described in tabular form.
The research chapter deals with the problems of research, research methodology, researches done on Pancakarma, standardization of Pancakarma, area of research, Pancakarma Record form, which is unique and first work.
Experiences of the eminent physicians, research findings & my past 8 years experiences also included in order to make the book more practical & authentic.
The heading 'Critical notes' in each Karma refers to the description of essential notes, which needs to be separated from the procedure to make the book reader friendly.
The classifications, dose, indications, contraindications etc. subjects are presented in tabular form for easier and better understanding.
The mode of action has been described both by Ayurvedic and Modern views in order to highlight the scientific substantiation of action of therapies.