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Chapter 1 Kayachikitsa-Derivations and definitions of Kaya, deba and Sharira; Body- the product of Nutrition 1
Chapter 2 Chikitsa-derivation, definitions, synonyms and descriptions of Dayachiditsa 6
Chapter 3 Chikitsa- swarupa; four aspects of Chikitsa; chikitsya-purusha 11
Chapter 4 Vyadhi- Definitions, synonyms and descriptions; Doshas, the intrinsic cause of vyadhi or disease; Vata, Pitta and Kapha-general description; the classification of vyadhi 18
Chapter 5 Bheshaja-Description; Rasayana and Vrishya; Abheshaja; the elimination of the disease in the ailing and the afflicted; Dravyabhutam and adravyabhutam; Padachatushtaya or the four limbs of Chikitsa 35
Chapter 6 The concept of Ama and Sams; Agni and Pachakapitta; Tikshnagni and Mandagni vis a vis hyper and hypo-metabolism; the for functional states of Agni;Dhatus and Nutrition- Tulya and Vishishta; Amadosha and Amavisha-definitions and description; Vaikarika and Avikarika krimis vis a vis Amavisha; Germs and Disease 45
Chapter 7 Kriyakala-definition and description Chaya, Prakopa and Prashama according to Charaka and Vagbhata; Ritusandhi; Kalaswabjawa and sodhic rythem; the six Kriyakalas of Suhruta-Chaya, Prakopa, Prasara, Sthanasamshraya, Vyakti and Bheda; Analogousmodern developments Single and multiple causation 83
Chapter 8 A reassessment of the Concept of Kriyakala-the Concept of Vata; Derivation; definitions and function; Sharira-vata and Lokavata; Sharira-vata and Nerve phenomenon; Nerve- phenomenon and electricity; the physical properties of Sharira-vata; the nature of the Nerve impulse; the Panchabhautic constitution of Sharira-vata 110
Chapter 9 A reassessment of the Concept of Kriyakala-. The Concept of Pitta; Derivation, definition and functions; Pitta and Agni; Physical properties of Pitta; Pachaka-Pitta its gastrointestinal and metabolic functions; Functions of Pitta-Shariric and Manasic; the identification of Pitta. 129
Chapter 10 A reassessment of the Concept of Kriyakala-Ranjaka-Ptta its functions and locations; A chronological review of the development of the concept of blood-formation; Ranjakapitta of Sushruta and Vagbhata; Ranjaka-pitta and modern advances in heamopiesis; the significance of Saraktam-medas 139
Chapter 11 A reassessment of the Concept of Kriyakala-Sadhaka-pitta its functions and location; an appraisal of the terms Hridaya and Manas; Manas and cerebral functions; diseases of the Manas vis a vis brain and heart; substances found or produced by heart and Sadhaka-pitta; functions of Sadhaka-pitta described by Bhela; the Enzymes system of the brain and Sadhaka-pitta. 145
Chapter 12 A reassessment of the Concept of Kriyakala- Alochaka-pitta its description, location and function according to Ayurveda and Nyaya points of view ; Alochaka-pitta and Rhodopsin 180
Chapter 13 A reassessment of the Concept of Kriyakala-Bhrajaka-pitta; description, location and functions; Bhrahaka, Tyrosinase and Melanin formation 185
Chapter 14 A reassessment of the Concept Kriyakala- A review of the Concept of pitta, as a whole; Classification of Pitta from the point of view of the derivations of this term, description and function; Pitta and Enzymes; the Tejas aspect of pitta and the Prosthetic group; the Bhutagni and Dhatwagni- pakas 193
Chapter 14a A reassessment of the concept of kriyakala- The Concept of Kapha; descriptions, derivations, definitions, locations and functions of Kapha; the Physico-chemical properties of Kapha; the identification of Kapha a study in cross section- Shleshma and Puya; Kapha and protoplasm; Functions of Kapha an appraisal; Shleishmika Ojas and body's resistance to decay, degeneration and disease; the nature and mode of the production of Ojas; Bala-sahaja kalaja and yuktikrita; the phenomena of Natural resistance and modern researches in immunology; Natural anti-bodies; the factors of Natural resistance; the Properdin system and Natural resistance; the physical and chemical nature of human Properdin; difference between Properdin system; Properdin system and the inactivation of virus; Properdin and anti-body; bacterial activity of the properdin system; Properdin system and inactivation of virus; Properdim and tissue-poly-saccharides; Properdin system and non-infectous diseases; Serum-Properdin and cancer; Properdin system and bosy irradiation; Shleishmika Ojas and Properdin 217
Chapter 15 A reassessment of the Cpncept of Kriyakala- The five aspects of Kapha-Kledaka, Avalambaka, Bodhaka, Tarpaka and Shleshaka; their descriptions, locations and functions; an appraisal of the five aspects of Kapha vis a vis the special extra-cellular fluid systems-the cerebro-spinal fluid, synovial fluid, aqueous and vitreous humours, salivary secretions, pleural and peri-cardial fluids, endo and peri-lymph; plasma, intersitial fluid and lymph vis a vis Rasa-dhatu; Kledaka-kapha and gastric mucin; the three functions of Avalambaka-kapha-trika-sandharanam, hridayaval ambanam and ambu-karma: Bodhaka-Kapha and the secretions and of salivary glands- its digestive functions and taste-perception; Tarpaka-kapha and the cerebro-spinal fluid system; olfactory, visual and auditory senses and Trapaka-kapha 292
Chapter 16 A reassessment of the Concept of Kriyakala-Shleshaka-kapha its locations and functions; Shleshaka-kapha and the synovial fluid; Shleshaka-kapha as the cohesive factor of the body 306
Chapter 17 A reassessment of the Concept Kriyakala- the concept of Sapta-dhatus; Derivations and Definitions; Nutritional and Structural aspects of Sapta- dhatus; Poshaka dhatus-products of dhatwagni-paka; qualities and functions of poshaka-dhatus; the pattern of distribution of poshaka-dhatus-Kshira-dadhi, Kedari-kulya and Khale-kapota nyayas; the mode of formation of the poshya(sthayi) dhatus; an appraisal of the Concept of Rasa and Rakta dhatus; Plasma, tissue-fluid and Lymph; Sthayi-dhatus; tissues, their classification and description; Sthayi-dhatus and connective tissues 313
Chapter 18 A reassessment of the Concept of Kriyakala-kalas; Kalas and Epithelial tissues; Definition and descriptions of Kalas; different kinds of Kalas and their functions 350
Chapter 19 A reassessment of the Concept of Kriyakala-Upadhatus; Definitions and description; the origin and formation of Upadhatus; Snayus, Kandaras, Siras; Upadhatus and Connective tissues; Stanya,rajas,Vasa,Asthi and Updhatus; the implications of the theory of the formation of Upadhatus 354
Chapters 20 A reassessment of the Concept of Kriyakala-Malas; definitionh and description; the formation of Purisha; Mutra and other malas 365
Chapter 21 A reassessment of the Concept of Kriyakala-Srotas; Derivations, definition and synonymsl Srotas and the internal transport system; contribytions of srotas to health and disease; Srotases, according to Charaka and Sushrutal Srotamsi from the point of view of kayachikitsa and Shalyatantra; sthula and sukshma srotamsil structure of srotas-srotas as ayanas and mukhas; Srotamsi and rasa-sravanal Srotamsi and capillaries; the specificity of srotamsi and modern theories of the selectivity of the capillary wall,. Plasma-membrane and semipermeabilityl Srotovaigunya-srotodushti and srotodushti and srotorodha; summary of Doshas, Dhatus, Kalas, Upadhatus, Malas and Srotas with reference to Kriyakala and Chikitsa

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