Ayurveda has several sub-parts. It is amazing to know that 2700 years ago, Indian medical science was developed to an extent, that it was divided into 8 exhaustive sub-parts. The 8 sub-parts of Ayurveda are together called ‘Ashtangas’. These constitute-
- Surgery (Shalya)
- ENT with Ophthalmology (Shalakya)
- Medicine (Kaya)
- Psychiatry (Bhootavidya)
- Gynac, Obstretics, Paediatrics (Kaumara)
- Medical jurisprudence and toxicology (Agada)
- Gerontology (Rasayan)
- Science of Aphrodiasic (Vajikarana)
For each of these sub-parts, exhaustive literature is available. Modern medicos can make an effort to understand these techniques to make the world a healthier and better place to live.
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That is really amazing, i never knew this things.
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