Student Research Papers

The selected papers published on our website have been written by students of the California College of Ayurveda as a part of their required work toward graduation.

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Male Pattern Baldness (by Scott Ryals C.A.S)

Allopathic Perspective on Androgenetic Alopecia Hair Structure Hair is composed of strong structural protein called keratin. This is the same kind of protein that makes up the nails and the…

Menopause from an Ayurvedic Perspective (By Deva Khalsa)

Table of Contents Introduction………………………………………………………………………. 2 What is menopause?……………………………………….3 Hot Flashes………………………………………………………………………… 5 The Doshas………………………………………………………………………… 8 Dhatus……………………………………………………………………………….. 10 Herbs…………………………………………………………………………………. 15 Pathology of Menopause…………………………………………………… 18 Hormone Replacement Therapy………………………………………… 21 Diet……………………………………………………………………………………. 25 Conclusion………………………………………………………………………… 27…

Nature Deficit Disorder: An Ayurvedic Approach to Understanding and Treating Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder By Saran Ekambaram

When Ayurvedic classical texts were first being written, there was no such disease labeled as attention deficit disorder (hereafter referred to as ADD). Therefore, this paper will look to understand what ADD is via the western definition, and how that applies to understanding it through the lens of Ayurveda as a disease of majja dhatu (nervous system) and manas (the mind).

Pregnancy a Mystical Expression By Maria Rojas Munoz

Table of Contents! Introduction…………………………………………………………………………… 3 Prenatal Development Stage a Mystical Expression………………………………………… 3 Prakruti/Constitution………………………………………………………………………… 5 The Three Vital Essences: Ojas, tejas, and prana………………………………………………5 How to avoid miscarriage……………………………………………………………………… 6 General practices for…

Prolactinoma and Ayurveda By: Tesia Love

 An Ayurvedic Interpretation and Approach to the Treatment of Prolactin-Secreting Adenoma of the Pituitary Gland INTRODUCTION Prolactinoma, a prolactin-secreting benign tumor (adenoma) of the anterior pituitary gland, is the most…

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The papers published on our website have been written by students of the California College of Ayurveda as a part of their required work toward graduation. Each paper is reviewed by College staff prior to publication. However, the papers have not gone through a standard peer-review process. For this reason, the information in each paper should not be construed as the final word on any subject nor should it be assumed that minor errors do not exist. These papers are not suitable to be cited in other research papers.