Kaya Chikitsa (General Medicine)
This branch of Ayurveda deals with the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of general diseases such as skin disorders, diabetes, tuberculosis, rheumatoid arthritis and many other disorders.
Charaka Samhita is the most important scripture on Kaya Chikitsa. It discussed the basic principles of treatment, various types of therapies and purification or detoxification methods. According to this natural treatment, the body of a person is product of the constant psychosomatic interactions and diseases caused are due to the imbalance caused in the Trishods of the body.
This imbalance caused in the three doshas of vata-pitta-kapha is sometimes, caused by the mind and occasionally by the body's dhatu (tissues) and mala (toxin deposits). It is then that the Kaya Chikitsa branch of Ayurveda comes to assistance.