"The Unified Dimensions of Ayurvedic Medicine" is a unique and unprecedented treatise of its kind. It gives a scientific interpretation and discussion on the principles and practice of Ayurveda in a most comprehensive way. It attempts to unify and synthesize the diverse and some of the less understood aspects of Ayurveda, giving scientific background behind, what is apparently understood as the philosophical and metaphysical concepts e.g. Shrishti Utpatti Krama (cosmogenesis), Prakriti (ultimate matter), Mahat (cosmic intelligence) etc. The subsequent part of the book discusses the formation of animate and inanimate objects, their biophysical, bio-energetic and biological aspects of functioning and relationship of these aspects to the body and mind. The functioning of the entire living system has been illustrated citing the example of the mental phenomenon of cognition and the Nootropic (cognitive enhancer) drugs. It also illustrates how the different kinds of non pharmacological therapies viz. Daiva-vyapashraya and Sattvavajaya bring about changes in mind and body of a patient through bio-energetic mechanisms. The book ends with the few important scientific studies conducted with nootropic drugs of Ayurveda in various clinical conditions, bringing the entire concept to the most practical level.
A broad outlook over the fundamentals of Ayurveda reveals that they can be classified into philosophical and metaphysical, biophysical, bio-energetic and pure biological concepts. These apparent diverse concepts lead to confusion even to a sincere pursuer of Ayurveda. The underlying scientific wisdom has been brought out in the present work with a view to unify and synthesize these dimensions into a single reality, so that they can be applied into practice of medicine.
Thus, the book has widespread utility to a range of scholars sincerely interested to understand Ayurveda. This is extremely useful for postgraduate M.D. (Ay) students especiallyin the disciplines of Kayachikitsa, Manas Roga, Basic Principles, Vikriti Vijnan, Sharir Kriya etc.