The relevance and recognition of Ayurveda and the therapeutic procedures elaborated in this science display an overwhelming demand in the global level. Among the different therapies, the Panchakarma, which is also popularly known as detoxification procedure, has attracted more attention than any other specialty branch of Ayurveda. The ins and outs of every therapeutic procedure is elaborated in this novice book with due consideration of the general introduction, benefits, indications, contraindications, requirement, procedure, after procedure and precautions.
Thus this book proves to be useful both for the beginners and the professionals as well. Step-by-step illustration of therapies with more than 600 crystal clear relevant digital photographs has made this book as good as a live demonstration. Inimitable feature of the book include illustration of more than 60 Upakrama and thus comprising all therapeutic procedures in the domain making this a complete work. The meticulous elaboration of the subjects in the book includes the ancient methods of treatment procedures added with recent technical advancement made in this important field. Use of newer technologies keeps the physician abreast of all the advancement in Panchakarma.
Herbal formulations of proven efficacy are included in the list of prescription. Additional to this, concise review of research works in the field of Panchakarma makes this book a handy reference in Panchakarma practice. With the due consideration of the interested students of Ayurveda, researchers, scholars and practitioners; keeping in mind the current trends in the practice of Ayurveda this book is shaped as a reader would expect. In simple words this book is at hand to make the grade in Panchakarma practice and an ideal reference at smart pace.
About the Author:
Dr. G. Shrinivasa Acharya is a well known Ayurvedic practitioner who has been working as an assistant professor at the SDM College of Ayurveda, physician at the SDM Ayurveda Hospital in Udupi as well as successfully running his own practice for the last seventeen years. He graduated in Ayurveda BAMS from Mysore University, Karnataka. He completed his MD at the Institute of post gradual training at Gujarat Ayurveda University in 1988 winning gold medal. He specializes in the field of Kaya Chikitsa, Panchakarma, rasayana and Vajikarana and his passion and the field or research is the system of therapeutic detoxification treatments-the Panchakarma. Dr. Acharya is a co-author of the internationally published integrative Medicine and The Panchakarma Illustrated is going to be his first individually published book. He is actively involved in research and has to his credit research articles in scientific magazines. He is a great speaker who gives lectures nation-wide. The Panchakarma illustrated is a practical and easy to use manual that is meant to reach the broad public as well as Ayurvedic specialists. Dr. Acharya resides in the town of Udupi, Karnataka with his wife and three children. He hopes that Ayurveda, the living tradition of a health science of India is going to keep gaining popularity and appreciation in both India and the rest of the world.