Learning Ayurveda: 8 Branches of Classical Ayurveda

Thousands of years before modern medicine made its appearance, Ayurveda had clearly defined the different branches of medicine.

1. Kaaya Chikitsa (Internal Medicine)

2. Baala Chikitsa (Paediatrics)

3. Graha Chikitsa (Psychiatry)

4. Urdhvaanga Chikitsa (Eyes, ENT, Dental and Head)

5. Shalya Chikitsa (Surgery)

6. Damstra Chikitsa (Toxicology)

7. Jara Chikitsa (Geriatrics, Anti-Ageing)

8. Vrsha Chikitsa (Aphrodisiac therapy)

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Additional Reading:

The Eight Branches of Ayurveda

 

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