Branches of Ayurveda

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BRANCHES OF AYURVEDA

There are eight main branches of Ayurveda, popularly known as ‘Ashtang Ayurveda’.

Branch Modern correlate
Kaya chikitsa Internal Medicine.
Shalya Tantra Surgery.
Shalakya Tantra ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) and Ophthalmology(eye)
Bhoot Vidya Psychiatry.
Agad Tantra Toxicology, Forensic medicine.
Kaumar Bhritya Pediatrics
Rasayan Tantra Rejuvenation and Geriatrics.
Bajikaran Tantra Aphrodisiacs therapy.