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Geriatrics In Ayurveda

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Item Code: IDF470
Author: Dr. S. Suresh Babu
Publisher: Chaukhambha Orientalia
Language: English
Edition: 2013
ISBN: 9788176372862
Pages: 105
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.9" X 5.7"
weight of book 241 gms


About the Book:


'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 GERITRICS with Practical and clinical applications.

The Entire book in written in Doctor's-Friendly style.


About the Author:

Dr. S. Suresh Babu MD (Ayur.) a renowned writer and Practioner of Ayurveda, has been Teaching, guiding and writing for the cause of Ayurveda for more than two-decades.

He won "Vaidya Ratna P.S. warrier prize" of Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakal for "Best Thesis" Three times - consecutively in the years 1994, 1995 and 1996 A Hat Trick Achievement!

Presently Dr. Babu is working as Asst. Professor in the Post-graduate centre, Dr. BRKR Govt. Ayurvedic College, Hyderabad.

His other Published books are:
· AIDS - An Ayurvedic Perspective (1997)
· The Role & Scope of Psyctic Factor -in Ayurvedic Treatment. (1995)
· A Treatise on Home remedies (2000) Pustak Mahal.
· Green Remedies: Healing Power of Herbs (2001) Pustak Mahal.
· Geriatrics in Ayurveda (2001) Chaukhambha Orientalia
· Myopathy in Ayurveda (2001) (Chaukhambha) (under Press)

The Co - Author of this book, Dr. P. Jyoti is a Research Associate working with Dr. S. Suresh Babu. For Further Details



In pure philosophical sense-'We begin to Age the Minute we are born'. In Real life this this Process of Aging sets in around 30 years of Age and Silently this goes on to the End. And this change Episodes- That makes the Human Life Miserable.

AYURVEDA, the Ancient Medical Wisdom Prescribed Numerous way and Means to over-come the old-age related medical, psychological and social problems in a- Holistic way. All these concepts, Recommendations and Prescriptions are embedded in this small work in a- Systemic manner for the benefit of- physicians as well as senior citizens. If one adopts and practices these things, there is an every possibility of Aging- with Dignity and grace.

As all of you aware- The Information on 'Geriatrics' in Ayurvedic classics is scattered Here and There under different Headings and contexts. All such DATA is collected, well Researched, Edited and Presented in this FORM before the Medical world for the perusal.

We Hope, that this work is Highly useful for the Ayurvedic students, practioners and Teachers in 'Framing' the Line of- Treatment for various Geriatric problems. We invite Suggestions, Improvements, Critical Remarks Etc from the Readers for futher Improvement of the Subject in Future Editions and Efforts.

Finally, we would like to Express our Hear-felt thanks to all our Teachers, Scholars and Friends who- Helped us directly or indirectly in the making of this book- GERIATRICS IN AYURVEDA. Our Special Thanks to Sri Brij Bhavan Das Gupta and Sri Atul kumar Gupta of M/s Chaukhambha Orientalia, Varanasi for their special efforts in publishing.


Part - I Conceptual Outlook  
Chapter - I Introduction: Important Considerations 1-8
Chapter - II Geriatric Profile 9-15
  1. Historical Milestone 9
  2. Paribhasha - Ayurveda 11
Chapter - III The Pathophysiology of Ageing 16-57
  a. Theories of Ageing 18
  b. Effects of Ageing 22
  c. The Ayurvedic Concept of Ageing 37
  d. Factors Accelerating Ageing 55
Part II Chitsa Yojana  
Chapter - IV Jara Vikara Prasamana 58-74
  I. Hita Charyas 59
  II. Rasayana 65
  III. Perspective and Promotive Care- Modern Aspect 71
Chapter - V Jara Vikara Prasamana 75-97
  a. Nucleus of Therapeutic Measures 76
  b. Jaravikaras 80
  (i) Immobility and Instability 82
  (ii) Incontinence 88
  (iii) Intellectual Impairment 90
  (iv) Miscellaneous 92
  c. The Essence of Rehabilitation 95
Chapter - VI Significance of Vasti 98-99
Chapter - VII Epilogue 100-103
  Bibliography 104-105


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