In Madhav Nidan Basics: Categories of Chikista, Students will gain a broad understanding of the different categories of chikista (treatments) as per Ayurveda. These treatments range from cleansing therapies, rejuvenating therapies, and psychological therapies. Additionally, indications and contraindications per Prakruti and Vikruti is discussed in detail. Furthermore, interesting topics such as color and gem therapy will be touched upon. Finally, practitioner students will gain a brief overview of diagnostic techniques which include the assessments of the pulse, tongue, nails, skin, and eyes. This class is a prerequisite for the advanced practitioner program’s Madhav Nidan course.
Some of the topics covered under this course are:
- Sadvidha, and Saptavidha
- Learning about Anubandha Chatushya, Upadrava, Arista, Nidan and Linga, etc
- Prakṛti and Vikṛti
- Three-fold Diagnostic Method (Trividha Parīkṣā)
- Eight-fold Diagnostic Method (Aṣṭavidha Parīkṣā)
- Ten-fold Diagnostic Method (Daśavidha Parīkṣā)
Dates: Schedule Posted Here!
Instructor: Susan Bernhardt
Class format: In-person in Superior, Colorado near Boulder
Credits: 1 Credit
Text Book(s)/Notes: Students will receive PowerPoint notes prior to class