About the Book :
Ayurveda, the science of life, officers a complete solution with medicines, diet and lifestyle. The radical shift occurred in defining health encourages the medical fraternity of modern times to look deeply into empirically evolved Ayurvedic techniques for the maintenance of positive health. In order to diagnose the disease on the basis of Ayurvedic principles, the physician should have to work very hard to know the subtle changes occurring inside the body due to the imbalance of dosha. To become perfect in Ayurvedic diagnosis, the physician needs to understand dosha vikalpa (dravyataba-gunataba-karmataha vriddhi of dosha), dhatu vaishamya (the quantum of vitiation, the status of dhatu & srotas), agni stbiti and nature of ama. It is essential to get the practical training from the Guru (Teacher) in order to become perfect in Ayurvedic diagnosis, as evidenced from the Vagbhata's citation "The proficiency comes by continuous practice just like the genuiness of diamond etc. can't be known by mere reading of books". The fundamental principles for treating any disease are bio-purification, palliative medicine avoiding the causative factors. Considering this, the author tried to incorporate these triad principles of treatment. For every diseases, cause, symptoms, prognosis, principles of treatment, panchakarma treatment, palliative treatment, formulations, prescriptions, yoga therapy, pathya-apathya are explained. Classical (including Kraliya texts) & patent medicines are included with company name & dosage. Prescriptions include the combination of formulations including rasa aushadhi based on my experiences.
About the Author :
Dr. Vasant Patil did graduation from SVM Ayurvedic College, likal and completed M.D. (panchakarma) in August 2006 from Institute for Post Graduate Teaching & Research in Ayurveda (IPGTRA), Gujrat Ayurved University, Jamnagar. He is well versed in Classical & Keraliya Panchakarma and is practicing Ayurveda since 2001 and engagedin teaching since 2006. He has published 8 papers in research journals and 5 articles in magazines. Author also reviewed more than 15 articles of Peer Reviewed International Journals. Currently he is working as editor-in-chief for Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM).