xv, 199p., Gloss., Bib., Index, 23 cm. (The Chaukhamba Ayurvijnan Studies No. 42)
CONTENTS:- 1. Prologue. 2. Introduction to Panchakarma. 3. Basic Principles of Panchakarma. 4. Snehana - Oleation Therapy. 5. Swedana - Sudation. 6. Panchakarma: Their Indications and Contraindications. 7. Vamana - Virechana. 8. Basti - Medicated Enema. 9. Nasya - Nasal Medication. 10. Samsarjana Krama - Detox diet. 11. Raktamokshana - Bloodletting. 12. Panchakarma Therapy for specific Diseases. 13. Herbs Index. 14. Research work on Panchakarma in India. 15. Glossary of Technical Terms. 16. Resources. 17. Bibliography.
There is increasing curiosity and awareness about Ayurveda, and its various branches, not only in India but also throughout the world. However, the Panchakarma branch has attracted more attention than any other branches, and in last decade many Panchakarma centres have opened all over the world.