Department of Kaya Chikitsa

Kayachikitsa is considered to be the foremost branch of Astanga Ayurveda. The word kaya has two literal meanings such as Agni and body and the word chikitsa means treatment. So kayachikitsa deals with the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of disorders such as geriatric medicine (Rasayana), Aphrodisiac medicine (Vajikarana), skin disorders, Diabetes and other lifestyle disorders, general medical disorders, arthritis and joint disorders. In order to develop a state of the art Kayachiktsa department in an institute like ours, it can be broadly sub-divided into two sub departments viz. Teaching department in medical college set up and Clinical department in hospital set up.

1) Teaching Department

Department of Kayachikitsa or the Department of medicine is one of the main departments in an institute like us that impart teaching and training to the 3rd prof of B.A.M.S. course. The basic aim of this department is to provide excellent training of theoretical as well as practical aspect of kayachikitsa along with its modern western parlance and concept as well. Kayachikitsa as a subject is also studied at post-graduate and doctoral level. The main focus of this department will be to make the student aware regarding the fundamental of diagnosis and treatment, various approaches to the treatment of various diseases and to make the student familiar with the various modern tools and techniques of investigations and latest ultramodern information regarding the general life saving procedures in emergency and intensive management. The knowledge of ancient principles of longevity of Ayurveda in regard to the basic treatment modalities especially the medicinal approach in the treatment, the Rasayana or the rejenuation concept are also taught during the course.

2) Clinical department

The parallel running hospital along with the Ayurvedic medical college is providing the basic medical and health facility to local villagers as well as other people of New Delhi. Its department of Medicine should be up to mark to fulfill the teaching and training requirement to student of final year of BAMS course and Internee doctors. There must be sufficient resources to complete the knowledge of medicine at their level as given above. The medicine department must be fully equipped and should be in well running condition. The facility of fully hygienic OPDs, Casuality fully equipped to manage all types of emergencies 24 hours, ICU and wards must be present.

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