Basic Principles of Traditional Medicine and Peensa (1: 15/00)
History, development and basic principles of traditional medicine in Sri Lanka, Traditional primary healthcare, Diagnostic methods including pulse diagnosis, Special traditional therapeutics measures, indigenous knowledge regarding the local medicinal herbs, Classification and traditional treatment for Peenasa and Gedi Vana Pilika.
Akshi Roga, Devum Pilissum, Gedi Vana Pilika and Vata Roga (3: 30/30)
Diagnostic methods, classification, complications, and traditional management
of Akshi roga, Devum Pillissum and Vata roga.
Kedum Bindum Vedakama (Treatment of Fractures and Dislocations) (2: 15/30)
Traditional diagnostic methods, complications, traditional therapeutic measures
of fractures and dislocations.
Sarpa Visa, Vidum Pilissum, Manasika Roga or Unmada (2: 15/30)
Identification and classification of poisonous snakes. Diagnostic methods and
traditional treatment of snake bites. Detailed descriptions of Vidum and Pilissum.
Nilasthana or vital points of the body. Traditional treatment of Vidum Pilissum.
Classification and specific features of Manasika roga and their management.
Fundamentals of Agadatantra (1: 15/00)
Definitions and terminology of varieties of poisons, Classification of toxic substances. Hinsaka visha, Aathmaghataka (suicidal), Parahatya (homicida),
Balaka mara (infanticidal). Identification of Intoxication, Vishakanya, Vishadhata
and Vishaktha bhojana, contamination of air, water and food and the purification
processes, stages of toxication. Handiling a toxicated patient, Vishadansha, Visha
vega and veganthara, Garavisha, Krithimavisha, Dushivisha and Visa sanghataka
vishartha pareeksha. General treatment of a case of poisoning suvisi upakkrama
(firstaid) and special management.
Sthawara visa (2: 15/30)
Kshayakaraka visha: Salphuric, nitric, hydrochloric, acitic, carbolic, oxalic acid
and calcium oxide, zinc chloride, potassium cyanide. Ugra visha, phosphorus,
chlorine, bromine, Iodine, Pasanam, Harithala, Manahshila, Anjana, Parada, Tamra, Yasada, Spatikari, Berium, Erandu Gunja, Arkaksheera, Niyagala, Hondala, Chitraka moola, Bhallataka, Ergot, Snuhiksheera manioc, hydrogen salpide, phenol, lead, arsenic, atropine, nadi visa, Ahiphena, chloroform, ether, chloral hydrate, Dhusthura beeja, Baladona, Ganja, Havosiamus, Karpura, Cocain, Godakaduru, Atirikta visha, Vachchanavi, Digitalis, Karaveera, Hydrocionic acid, Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, Kerosene and pesticides chemical combination. Currently used first aid and treatment in Sri Lanka. Poisons due to occupations. Commercial use of poisons and the law governing, purchasing, sale, storage, and transpoting. Aharaja visha and virudda ahara. Gara visha, Krutrima visha, dushi visha, Visha Sankata, Agro-chemicals, Addictive drugs.
1. Jangamavisa (2: 15/30)
Identification and varities of snakes, visha kriya. Methods of first aid, prevention
and treatment, Keeta, Vrushchika, Luta, Mushika and Alarka poisons, 20 clinical
presentations should be made with the association of O.P.D. and I.P.D of the
Ayurveda Teaching Hospital. Educational Tours: Visits to the Zoological Garden
for Special Lectures and Demonstrations. Traditional sarpa visha vedakama. (The
treatment of snake bite). Visiting relevant places.