Ayurvedic equivalent to general
medicine, this branch deals with the routine
diseases that are likely to affect human beings,
and their treatment.
Bala Chikitsa: This
branch, equivalent to pediatrics,
deals with prenatal and postnatal baby care as
well as the care of a woman before and during
pregnancy. It also covers various diseases of
children and their treatment.
Graha Chikitsa: This
Ayurvedic branch is the same as Psychiatry
in modern medicine. It focuses on the detection
and effective treatment of mental disorders. It
also treats psychosomatic
Corresponding to the E.N.T.
field of modern medicine, this branch of Ayurveda
diagnoses and treats diseases affecting organs
like the ear, nose and head.
Salya Chikitsa: The
great Maharishi, Susruta was
the inventor of this branch of Ayurveda. He even
wrote a book on surgery titled
'Salya Chikitsa'. This book describes various
and the devices associated with them.
Visha Chikitsa: This
branch deals with the toxins that enter the body
from vegetables, minerals and animal origins.
It is equivalent to toxicology
in modern medicine. Pollution is said to be the
cause of various epidemics.
In addition to do's and don'ts for better living,
this branch of Ayurveda contains various treatments
for improving beauty, health and intellectual
power. Rasayana Chikitsa is equivalent to rejuvenation
therapy in modern medicine.
Equivalent to the aphrodisiac
treatment in modern medicine, this branch
of Ayurveda helps to stimulate the production
of sexual hormones in one's body, thus increasing