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Authors: Jessica Vellela, BAMS, Prasanth Dharmarajan, PhD (Ayu)
Language: English, with original Devanagari, transliteration and translation
Print length: 375 pages
This 5-unit, comprehensive textbook prepares students for a career in Āyurvedic health care outside India.
I: Introduction to Āyurveda as a traditional, whole medical system
II: Legal landscape for Āyurveda in the United States
III: Sanskrit for Āyurveda
IV: Western sciences for Āyurveda
V: Āyurvedic history and literature
Each chapter includes additional reading resources and 10 multiple choice questions. Answer keys are NOT included in the textbook but can be requested. Each unit includes 15-25 unit review questions to prepare for oral examinations.
The Foundations of Āyurveda Series is the most advanced academic material in English for professional Āyurveda today. It prepares students for a career in Āyurvedic health care with a thorough review of ancillary subjects, Western sciences and the tools needed for proper training in the depth and breadth of classical Āyurveda.
About the Authors
Jessica Vellela, BAMS, is the first American-born woman to complete the Bachelor of Āyurvedic Medicine & Surgery degree and practice independently in India. She is committed to making classical Āyurveda available to Western students and clients.
Prasanth Dharmarajan, PhD (Ayu) is a leader in Panchakarma in India today. As the Assistant Professor of the Panchakarma Department in the All-India Institute of Āyurveda, New Delhi, he is one of the country's most highly respected Vaidyas and has managed thousands of Panchakarma cases successfully.
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