In the first study year of the extra–occupational advanced training for Manual Ayurveda Therapists (MAT) the following modules have to be completed:

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  • Historical overview – history of Ayurveda
  • Introduction to the Ayurvedic point of view (the elements, Pakruti, Vikruti, the six tastes)
  • Introduction to Ayurvedic philosophy – the concept of man, the eight branches of Ayurveda and the basic understanding of the therapeutic methods
  • Definition of disease and health, Dosha, Dhatu, Pakruti and Vikruti
  • Pathogenesis: the six stages of disease development
  • Overview of diagnostic and therapeutic methods
  • Prakruti vs. Vikruti: understanding the three Doshas and their sub-Doshas. Determining a person’s constitution-type
  • Constitution assessment, with practical examples
  • Restoring the harmony within an individual’s constitution-type
  • Constitution assessment, with practical examples
  • Restoring the harmony within an individual’s constitution
  • Anatomy and physiology in Ayurveda 1: Dhatus, Srotas and Malas
  • Prakruti vs. Vikruti: definition of the three Doshas and the seven sub-Doshas in detail, the ten possible constitution-types
  • Constitution assessment, with practical examples
  • Restoring the harmony within an individual’s constitution
  • Anatomy and physiology in Ayurveda 2: Marmas, Nadis and Kalas
  • The quality and classification of the 13 major Agnis
  • The role of Ama in the development of disease
  • Anatomy and Physiology in Ayurveda 2: Marmas, Nadis, Kalas
  • Function and definition of Ojas, Tejas and Prana
  • Diet and lifestyle in connection with one’s individual constitution and condition
  • The concept of time in relation to the time of day, the time of year and the stage of one’s life
  • Manasika Dosha – the mental constitution. Definition of the manasika Gunas (mental qualities)
  • The 20 qualities (Guruvadi Gunas) and their relationship to the Doshas
  • Nutrition and the importance of the Gunas
  • Knowledge of the Gunas, practical examples
  • Pharmacology and the range of therapies (lifestyle, nutrition, manual therapies, etc.), with practical examples
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Introduction into Ayurvedic physiotherapy
  • Traditional formulations

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Ayurveda – diagnostic methods, Roga Pariksha (the three, eight and 10 methods of diagnostics) and therapy (Chikitsa) in overview

Identification of disease – Darshana (observation), Sparshana (clinical examination) and Prashna (anamnesis)

Specific diagnostic methods, with practical exercise (methods for disease identification, diagnostic measures):

  • Pulse diagnosis: Pakruti-Vikruti and organ pulse diagnosis
  • Tongue diagnosis
  • Fingernail diagnosis
  • Eye diagnosis
  • Face diagnosis
  • Urine diagnosis
  • Stool diagnosis
  • Anamnesis sheet
  • Ayurvedic therapy

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  • Basics of Ayurvedic cooking
  • The cook as mediator, cooking as meditation, cooking as an everyday culture
  • Prana and the modern view of nutrition
  • Ancient knowledge: the five elements, Gunas, Virya and Vipaka
  • Agni – cooking in tune with the Doshas and Gunas
  • Basic rules of Ayurvedic cooking: choice, preparation and consumption
  • Incompatible food combinations
  • Cooking practical
  • Constitution and time of year-specific cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Making Ghee and Vata-, Pitta- and Kapha-churna
  • Recipes for chutneys and Kitchari (tridoshic)
  • Ideas for Ayurvedic menus
  • Ayurvedic nutrition as a therapeutic measure for certain diseases
  • The GI Tract, liver and gall bladder, the cardiovascular, urinary and immune systems, eating disorders, metabolic syndrome, practical exercises and role play

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  • The eight essential components of Ayurvedic healing, detailed overview: including nutrition, physical training, phyto–therapeutic treatment following the heritated Pakruti, course of disease (Vikruti), season, age of the patient, etc.
  • Shamana (balancing therapy) and Shodana (e.g., Panchakarma), with practical case studies

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  • Description of medical herbs in Ayurveda – their effect and use in therapies

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Manual therapy forms in an atmosphere of stillness and inspiration. The treatment methods taught in this module all relate to the individual’s constitution, age, sex and out of balance state. Also taken into account are the environment, the time of day, the season and the type of treatment being given.

  • Abhyanga (whole body massage in different positions)
  • Pada
  • Hasta
  • Shiro
  • Mukha
  • Triguna Abhayanga
  • Classical Kerala Abhayanga

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Basic principles of Ayurvedic yoga massage:

  • Use of different oil mixtures and calmus powder in consideration of bodily constitution
  • Meaning of the Purvakarma and the Snehana for the preparation of a Panchakarma cure
  • Practical exercises: back massage, leg massage

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