AYURVEDA THERAPY COURSE – LEVEL 1

1.1. 50 hours

Panchamahabhuta

Lakshana (charactieristic) os dravya – its number and types.
Lakshana and types of earth, water, fire, wind and ether.
Origin of mahabhutas and their inrenal assembling ( Parasparanupravesha)

Dosha

Detail knowledge of sharira (body) Doshas.
Etiology, nature, properties, function, site and types of vata, pitta and kapha.
Site, qualities and function of doshas according to their sub types.

Dhaatu

Rasa dhatu
Formation of rasa dhatu from ahara rasa. Functions, site, quantity and properties of rasa dhatu. Symptoms of increased and decreased fo rasa dhatu.

Rakta dhatu
Site and production of rakta dhatu. Description of raktavaha srotas. Signs of pure blood. Description of the functions of rakta dhatu. Signs and simptoms of increased and decreased rakta dhatu

Maamsa dhatu
Characteristics, properties, function and site of mamsavaha srotas. Signs and symptoms of increased and decreased of mamsa dhatu.

Medo dhatu
Formation, properties, function, site of medovaha srotas. Signs and symptoms of increased and decreased medo dhatu.

Asthi dhatu
Formation, characteristics, functions of asthi dhatu.Relation between vata and asthi dhatu. Signs and symptoms of increased and decreased asthi dhatu.

Majja dhatu
Properties, function and site of majja dhatu. Signs and symptoms of increased and decreased majja dhatu.

Sukra dhatu
Formation, site, characteristics of sukra dhatu. Signs and symptoms of increased and decreased sukra dhatu.

Ojas
Characteristics, types, quantity, function, importance and its sites.

Upadhatus

Formation, number and characteristics of upadhatus.

Malas

Number of ahara malas and dhatu malas. Formation, site and function of purisha, mutra and sveda.

History

Determination of vedic period, anaditvam (eternity) of Ayurveda.
Descendence of Ayurveda. Atreya Dhanvantari.
Great churning of ocean, manifestation of Nectar, manifestation of Dhanvantari.
Atreya and Dhanvatari schools.
Brihatraye and laghutraye.

Philosophy

Meaning of the word “Darsana” and its comprehensiveness. Origin, number and classification of Darsanas. Six Darsanas.
Srshti utpatti (origin of the universe)

1.2. 14hours

Introduction to pulse and tongue diagnosis. Concept of health and disease.

Types of disease:

Aagantaja, sharira, manasa, svabhaavika
On basis of aadibalapravrutti
On the basis of praakruti, vaikruti
On the basis of anubandhya, anubandha.
Vyadhy gaurava-laghutva
Vyadhi nanatmaja hetu

Pancha nidaana (diagnostic therapy)

Hetu
Samprapti – Purvarupa – Rupa
Upashaya

1.3 50hours

 Dietetics and cooking

Diet habits, special rules (aayatana) of food intake
Ahara parinamkara bhaavas (factors responsible for digestion)
Pathya and apathy ahara.
Bad effects of food and the resultant diseases.
Description of paachaka agni, bhoota agni and dhatva agni.
Aara-paaka and avastha-paaka.
Separation of saara (nutrients) and kithha ( excretory products).
Description of mridu (soft), madhyam ( medium) and krura (hard) koshtha (bowel).

Dravya guna

Sapta padaartha (dravya, rasa, guna, virya, vipaaka, prabhava, karma

Swastha vritam

The objectives of Swasth vritta.

Characteristics of health.

Dinacharya (day regimen) and raatricharya (night regimen).

Rutucharya (seasonal regime).

Dhaaraneeya and Adharaneeya Vegas ( the urges which should be held and and which should not be held).

Upavaasa (fasting)

 

1.4 30 hours

Bhaisaja kalpana

Oil, syrup, ghee and vati preparations.

Dravya guna

Gurvadi guna

Paradi gunas

 

1.5 6hours

Introduction to Sanskrit alphabet

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