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AWC 16: Ayurveda Counseling Chikitsa

Course Description

This course will cover the Ayurvedic remedies (chikitsa) used in Ayurvedic Wellness Counseling for 30 of the most common health conditions that we face in the modern world today. From stress induced fatigue to metabolic diseases. Students will learn the different pathways of disease, causes, symptoms, and various treatment methods from an Ayurvedic counselor’s perspective. This will include basic anatomy and physiology, Ayurvedic pathogenesis, western diagnostic techniques and treatment protocols. As Ayurveda encapsulates the science of life, everything from mental to physical and emotional wellbeing will be examined for each disease. 

Covered Topics

  • Brief western medicine description of each disease
  • The Ayurvedic nidan (causative factors) for each disease covered
  • How to use Ayurveda to prevent each disease covered
  • Learn the pathways of disease pathogenesis
  • Correctly diagnose basic disorders
  • Diet and nutrition for lifestyle disorders
  • Identify the proper treatment protocol for each disease covered
  • Anatomy and physiology from the Ayurvedic perspective
  • Common practices and their health related significance. Ie, eating a heavy dinner, showering at night. 
  • Routine do’s and don’t’s and other precautions
  • Diet and lifestyle for optimal wellbeing
  • Common metabolic disorders and their Ayurvedic management
  • Herbs and herbal formulations for common health conditions
  • treatments, bodywork and panchakarma
  • Rasayana for longevity
  • Ayurvedic differential diagnostics of the varying doshic forms of each disease
  • The samprapti of each disease
  • Preventative practices for each health condition
  • Diet, lifestyle, herbs, routines and subtle therapies used to treat each condition
  • Change your schedule, change your life
  • Early signs and symptoms for each health condition

Course Instructor

Dr. Manas Kshirsagar

Sevanti Institute Instructor

Dr. Manas Kshirsagar is a NAMA Board Certified Ayurvedic Doctor. He comes from a Rig Vedic Bramhin tradition with an extensive Ayurvedic background. He graduated from Aloha Ayurveda Academy and completed his MS in Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine from Maharishi University of Management. He is an acclaimed wellness consultant, who has worked as an Ayurvedic Consultant at MAPI and the prestigious Raj Panchakarma center in Fairfield, IA. Manas has extensive training in many different healing modalities including certifications in Yoga, Meditation, and Reiki.