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Ayurveda

Ayurveda = Ayur (life) + Veda (knowledge) This is said to have begun with the legendary Dhanvantari and historically with Agastya, a friend of Murugan, who was linked with the founding of Palani. Ayurvedic therapeutics entail the: 5 Mahabutas 3 Doshas 2 Dushti 7 Dhatus 3 Mala 13 Agni 13 Srotas Some versions also speak of: 20 Gunas two main schools of Ayurveda at that time. Atreya- the school of physicianshttp://www.floridavediccollege.edu/ayurveda/history.htm, and Dhanvantari - the school of surgeons 8 Schools : Kaya Chikitsa (General medicine) Shalya Tantra (Surgery) Shalakya Tantra (Diseases of Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat) Kaumarbhritya (Children diseases, obstetrics and Gynecology) Agada Tantra (Toxicology) Bhuta Vidya (Psychiatry) Rasayana (Rejuvenation), and Vajikarana (Aphrodisiac/sexology) http://www.charakayurveda.com/faqs.htm
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