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Ayurvedic Art of Clinical Assessment
Dr. Vasant Lad BAM&S, MAScJuly 1st, 2011
Below is full lecture outline (Friday lectures are just an Introduction)
Every individual is a living book. Page after page has been written in his/her consciousness. To read this book, Ayurveda gives eight clinical methods of examination. Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic Physician, has worked extensively in hospitals and clinics, with out-patients and in-patients. This depth of experience provides the student with a more clinical approach to prakruti, vikruti, and other pre- and post-pathological signs and symptoms.
Vasant Lad will talk about the subtle means and skills with which a practitioner can explore a patient's thoughts, feelings, and emotions, and their relationship with current psycho-somatic manifestations. If a physician, even though he or she has a profound knowledge of the scriptures, does not enter into the heart of the patient with the flame of love and the light of knowledge, he or she will not be able to treat the disease properly.
Deepen your understanding of Ayurvedic clinical examination through clinical practicum. Explore and apply the principles of trividha pariksha (three-fold examination), asthavidha pariksha (eight-fold examination), and nidana panchakam (five clinical barometers).
This seminar is clinically oriented and directed toward practitioners and students of health disciplines.