- I. Conceptual outlook:
- Introduction: important considerations
- Geriatric profile
- The pathophysiology of ageing
- II. Chikitsa Yojana:
- Jara Vikara Prasamana
- Significance of Vasti
’Geriatrics’ is emerging as a challenging speciality, because of ever growing population of aged people all over the world including India. In near future, every physician has to "treat" a large number of aging problems of our ripe and senior citizens in their clinics.
Ayurveda System of Medicine (ASM) offers an excellent line of management for these: i.e. aging problems under Rasayana and ‘Rasa’ therapies. In fact ‘Jara’ is an exclusive therapy for old-age related complaints.
Keeping all these concepts in view, a systematic search to gather the relevant and useful information on "Geriatrics in Ayurveda" has been attempted along with inputs from (modern) Geriatrics, so as to have a comprehensive hand book on Geriatrics with practical and clinical applications.
The entire book in written in doctor’s friendly style.