The department of Kayachikitsa is established in 1963 and
is the major clinical department of the faculty. This department is essentially
concerned with postgraduate education, research and patient care in the
area of Ayurvedic Internal Medicine and its clinical specialties. The
Department conducts MD (Ay) and Ph.D. programmes in its three broad specialties
besides other subspecialties i.e. Kayachikitsa-Chikitsa (General Medicine),
Manas Roga (Psychosomatic medicine & Psychiatry) and Panchakarma (Bio-purification
and Physical Medicine). Post Graduate Diploma course in Panchakarma therapy
was started in the year 2000.
The various research activities in the evaluation of efficacy of Ayurvedic
drugs in hrid roga (cardio-respiratory disorders), udar roga (gastrointestinal
disorders), yakrit roga (hepatology), twak roga (skin & VD), manas
roga (psychiatry), rasayana and vajikarana (geriatrics and aphrodisiacs)
and vata vyadhi (rheumatology and neurology) are going on. The future
development plans are to start geriatric clinic and to establish well
equipped departmental laboratory to conduct drugs research.
Section of Manas Roga-
The Manas Roga section is an important section of Department of Kayachikitsa
which deals with treatment of psychosomatic diseases & Psychiatric
disorders. It was established in 1988 under the guidance of Prof. R. H.
Singh. It has its own specialty clinic and Satvavajya laboratory. The
Satvavajaya laboratory is equipped with several instrument such as electronic
reaction timer, memory drum etc. which are useful for patient care. Since
inception this section has been actively engaged in research activities
as well as patient care. The focused area of research are residual schizophrenia,
mental retardation, depressive disorders, anxiety neurosis, chronic daily
headache, tension headache, IBS and other psychosomatic disorders, on
which various MD and Ph.D. scholars has done exhaustive work.
Section of Panchkarma-
Panchkarma unit was started as a section in the department of Kayachikitsa
in 1980, under the guidance of Prof. S. N. Tripathi and Prof. G. N. Chaturvedi.
Since then it is growing continuously; initially only a few procedures
were carried out, but now almost every procedure is performed in this