Curriculum

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The advanced applied theory and the practical hands–on training will be taught at the Vinayak Panchakarma Chikitsalaya in Nagpur, India. This is Dr. Joshi's private clinic designed specifically for the Ayurvedic Practitioner Program. The outline below lists some of the topics which will be covered in the practitioner training program.

Defining Ayurveda – Understanding the meaning and definition of Ayurveda through the study of the four components of ayu and the factors that sustain Ayurveda over time
Panchamahabhutas – The theory and application of panchamahabhutas and their utility in management of the body in conjunction with the relationship of dosha and panchamahabhutas and the application of the tridosha theory
Tridosha and Triguna Relationship – The qualities of the three gunas and their inter-relationship with the three doshas
Dosha-Dhatu-Mala Concept – Complete understanding of the three components of the physical body with an emphasis on doshas and their inter-relationship with dhatus, upadhatus, agni and malas
Srotas – Complete clinical description of the examination of the srotas
Ashraya-Ashrayee Concept – The understanding of rasa malakapha, rakta malapitta and anna malavata
Agni Concept – Understanding of the similarities and differences between agni and pitta dosha
Pachan – The laws of digestion and an understanding of the digestive process along with the various types of ajeerna
Aahar Chikitsa – A complete understanding of the treatment of the three doshas using food and the application of the theory of nutrition in the preparation of meals
Vihar Chikitsa – Using lifestyle as a method to treat the doshas with an emphasis on yoga, meditation and pranayama
Rasayan Chikitsa – The theory and practical use of rejuvenative therapies
Panchavidha Kashaya Kalpana – The various methods for herbal preparations and the use of different types of herbal remedies
Snehan – Understanding the principles and types of snehan which includes practical application of snehan in the form of herbal oil and ghee preparations, mardan, samvahan, udavartan, shirodhara, lepa, netra tarpan, picchu dhara, nasa tarpan, karna puranam, manya basti, uro basti and kati basti
Swedan – Understanding the different types of swedana and their practical application in the form of nadi swedan, bashpa swedan, pinda swedan, pishinchali and ruksha swedan

 

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