Friday, January 1, 2016

Acharya Charaka

Father of Medicine : Acharya Charaka
1. Acharya Charaka was greatest scholar in science in Ancient India,principal contributors to the ancient art and science of Ayurveda, a system of medicine and lifestyle developed in Ancient India.
2. Acharya Charaka roughly lived around 800 BC - 1000 BC,His famous work CHARAKA SAMHITHA is unarguably the most ancient and authoritative textbooks of Ayurveda.
3.He seems to have been an early proponent of prevention is better than cure doctrine. The following statement is attributed to Acharya Charaka:
"A physician who fails to enter the body of a patient with the lamp of knowledge and understanding can never treat diseases. He should first study all the factors, including environment, which influence a patient's disease, and then prescribe treatment. It is more important to prevent the occurrence of disease than to seek a cure."
4.Most of his analysis about human body are accurate,Charaka was the first physician to present the concept of digestion, metabolism and immunity.(Imagine how genius he is,all these research done around 1000 BC, with nil equipment).
5.Ancient India is always rich in Knowledge,I bow down to all these great people from our past.

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