RELEVANCE OF “PADA CHATUSHTAYA” (MEDICAL QUARTET) WITH RESPECT TO STATUS OF AYURVEDA EDUCATION IN INDIA
Sathya N. Dornala1*, Snehalatha SN Dornala2, S. Sarangapani3
*1Panchakarma Specialist, SVN Ayurvedic Panchakarma Hospital, Dilshad Garden, Delhi, India.
2Associate Professor, Department of Kaumarabhritya, VYDS Ayurved Mahavidyalay, Khurja, UP, India.
3Former Principal, Dr BRKR Govt Ayurvedic Medical College, SR Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
India’s gurukula tradition of learning and teaching was in practice for many centuries. Gurukula system of one-to-one knowledge imparting education and learning transformed as Kulaguru system i.e., University based education. Education, research and practice are the essential components of the modern education and the same applies to field of Ayurveda. Ayurveda education in India is being regulated by a statutory professional body, Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) established under the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970 of Government of India. Padachatushtaya, one among the fundamental components of Ayurveda education, practice and research is analyzed with respect to existing status of Ayurveda education. Ayurveda, being the Science of Holistic Living and Art of Natural Healing, mainly detailed on the main objective i.e., Wellness to Illness approach. So accordingly any step or action or planning in the field of Ayurveda with respect to education, research and practice should focus on its basic approach. Graduates should be exposed to skill based knowledge so as become the part of the national health force keeping in view of the health policy of the country. In the contemporary times, Integration is much needed. Integration is to understand the traditional knowledge from diversified fields of science for effective utilization and its application.Keywords: Padachatushtaya, Ayurveda, KAPS, CCIM.
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