course detail

Glossary of Sanskrit terms used in Ayurveda.
Darshanam (Philosophy)
The relevant schools of Indian Philosophy with special reference to Yoga.
Ayurveda Ithihasam(History)
Evolution of universe, Essential points in the history of Ayurveda, Historical figures in Ayurveda.
Fundamental principles of Ayurveda
Sareera vignanam(Anatomy & Physiology)
The concept of human anatomy and physiology according to Ayurveda
The study of marmas (vital points) in the body.
Panchabhoota (five elements) theory, Thridosha (three humor) theory, Guna (quality), Dhatu (Tissues), Mala (waste products), Prakruthi (body types), the concept of mind-body-soul relation.
Swastha Vritham (Social & Preventive medicine)
Preventive aspects of health care, Dina Charya (daily routine), Ritu Charya (seasonal routine), Diet and its significance in health and disease, Skin care, Sexual pleasure &health, Preservation of environment, Diseases due to environmental pollution, Sadvritta (moral codes), physical, mental and spiritual values in life.
Dravya Guna Vignanam (Pharmacology)
Identification and classification of medicinal plants, single drug remedies, mechanisms of drug action, Dravya(matter), Rasa(taste), Guna(quality), Virya(potency), Vipaka(transformed taste), Prabhava(special qualities), and their relevance in drug action.
Bhaishajya Kalpana (Pharmaceautics)
Collection, purification, preservation, making of compound formulation, dosage, vehicles for medicines and methods of administration of ayurvedic medicine.
Rasa Sasthra (Use of metals & minerals)
Aspects of ayurvedic metallurgy and alchemy, higher metals, mineral ores in ayurvedic medicine
Roga Nidana (Etiology)
Five parts of etiology, etiology of all diseases samprapthy (pathology), lakshana (symptoms) and Roga-Rogi Pareeksha (investigation of diseases and diseased-an ayurvedic perspective).
Kaya Chikitsa (General medicine)
Treatment of common diseases, different branches of treatment.
Pancha Karma – Eliminative and Purification treatments
Special treatment modalities
Scope and practice of special treatment  like  Pizhichil, Kizhi, Thalam, Dhara, Poochu etc
Abhyanga (ayurvedic massage)
Different modalities of traditional Ayurvedic massage therapies – Abhyanga (gentle massage), Uthsadana (circulatory massage) and Udvarthana (deep massage), Kerala styles of massages like thadaval, uzhichil and chavitti thirummu
Manasika chikitsa (Psychiatry)
Salya thantram (Surgery)
Salakya thantram (Diseases of head and neck)
Koumara bhrityam (Pediatrics)
Agada thantram (Toxicology)
Prasoothi thantram (Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
Rasayana chikitsa (Rejuvenation therapy)
Vajeekarana cikitsa(Aphrodisiac therapy)



Practical include identification of essential medicinal plants, familiarizing single drugs and compound formulations used in common diseases, Panchakarma purification treatments, Demonstration of Kerala special treatments Abhyanga, Kizhi, Pizhichil, Thalam, Dhara, Tharpana, Poochu etc. Visit to Ayurveda Herbal Garden, traditional ayurvedic center and ayurvedic hospitals also will be organized as part of the course, in addition to slide shows, video presentations by eminent acknowledged Ayurvedic physicians.