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Practitioners and physicians : training content

Practitioners and physicians : training content

(For the definition or translation of Sanskrit terms: see glossary)

THEORY CLASSES

  • ITIHAS - Origins and dissemination of Ayurveda
  • PADARTHA VIJNANA - Overview of the philosophical bases of Ayurveda
  • SANSKRIT - written and spoken
  • MULA SIDDHANTA - Fundamentals of Ayurveda
    • RACHANA and KRIYA SHARIRA - Anatomy and physiology in Ayurveda
      • The five major elements (pancha maha bhuta)
      • The three functional or bio-energetic principles (tridosha)
      • The three functional or bio-energetic principles (tridosha)
      • Digestive Fire and Metabolism (agni)
      • The seven tissues (sapta dhatu)
      • Excretion (mala)
      • Circulatory channels (srota)
      • Energy anatomy (nadi, marma, chakra)
  • DRAVYA GUNA - Pharmacology and Phytotherapy in Ayurveda
    • Fundamentals of Ayurvedic Pharmacology
    • Study of medicinal plants (dravya guna)
    • Study of medicinal formulations (bhaishajyakalpana)
    • Alchemical preparations (rasashastra)
    • The rules of medicinal administration
    • Medicinal prescription
  • SVASTHAVRTTA - Prevention in Ayurveda
    • Daily routine (dinacharya)
    • Seasonal hygiene (rtucharya)
    • Manual treatments and their indications
    • AAHARA
      • The fundamental principles of Ayurvedic nutrition
      • Study of foods according to Ayurvedic nutrition
      • Nutritional prescription in Ayurveda
      • Culinary pharmacy
  • YOGA AND PRANAYAMA
  • NIDANA I - Ayurvedic diagnosis
    • Concepts of health and disease
    • Diagnostic techniques (eightfold, tenfold, fivefold and others)
      • Diagnostic and prognostic criteria in Ayurveda
      • Pulse reading (nadi pariksha)
      • Examination of the tongue
    • Symptomatology of dosha, dhatu, mala, shrota, agni, ama
    • Determination of individual constitutions (prakriti) and pathophysiological disturbances (vikriti)
      • Characteristics of prakriti and vikriti
      • Procedures for the determination of prakriti and vikriti
    • The pathological process according to Ayurveda (samprapti)
    • The six stages of the disease according to Ayurveda (kriya kala)
    • The path of disease (roga marga)
  • NIDANA II & CHIKITSA - Study of classical and modern pathologies and their treatments In the following branches of Ayurveda:
    • KAYACIKITSA - internal medicine
    • RASAYANA - rejuvenation, prevention of aging
    • VAJIKARANA - reproductive medicine
    • SHALAKYATANTRA – ENT
    • PRASUTI TANTRA AVA STRI ROGA - gynaecology and obstetrics
    • KAUMARA BHRITYA – paediatrics
  • CHIKITSA - Therapy in Ayurveda
    • Sixfold therapy (shad-vidhopakrama)
    • Deep evacuation procedures (pancha karma)
    • Internal treatments
    • External applications
  • BHUTA VIDYA - Ayurvedic Psychology
  • Introduction to
    • AGADATANTRA (toxicology)
    • RASA SHASTRA (alchemy)
    • SHALYA TANTRA (surgery)



AYURVEDA – PRACTICAL COURSES

  • Yoga and pranayama
  • Spoken Sanskrit
  • Daily routine (Svasthavrtta)
  • Determination of prakriti and vikriti
  • Health assessment and diagnosis (medical history and clinical examination)
  • Case studies and presentations
  • Therapeutic relationship and emotional management – simulation
  • Nutritional evaluation and coaching - simulation of clinical situations
  • Psychological coaching - simulation of clinical situations
  • Visit to the botanical garden and pharmaceutical production units
  • Medicinal prescription - practical exercises
  • Medicinal preparations
    • For oral administration
    • for external applications
  • Manual treatment technique
    • Therapeutic massage through stimulation of vital points (mardanamarma)
    • Liquid pouring over the forehead (shirodhara)
    • Oil bath on the head (shirobasti)
    • Oil pooling on the back (grivabasti, katibasti, ...)
    • Full body oil pouring and massage (pizzichili)
    • Medicated bolus fomentation (elakizhi, podhikizhi, navarakizhi)
    • Medicinal plasters (lepanam)
    • Deep evacuation procedures (Pancha karma)
    • External eye treatment (netrabasti)
    • Other techniques


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