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Intake Form
There are two templates for intake forms which you can download below

List of Peer-Reviewed Journals:

  1. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine – http://www.jaim.in – Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine – INDIA
  2. International Journal of Ayurveda Research – http://www.ijaronline.com – Publication of AYUSH, Govt. of India – INDIA
  3. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine – http://ijam.co.in/index.php/ijam – Ayurveda Sahiti Prabha – INDIA
  4. Journal of AYUSH – Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy – http://stmjournals.com/journals/AYUSH/journal-of-AYUSH-Ayurveda-Yoga-Unani-Siddha-and-Homeopathy.html – STM Publication – INDIA
  5. AYU (An International Quarterly Journal of Research in Ayurveda) – http://www.ayujournal.org – Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar – INDIA
  6. Journal of Homeopathy & Ayurvedic Medicine – http://omicsgroup.org/journals/ihamehome.php – OMICS Publishing Group – USA
  7. Journal of Research and Education in Indian Medicine – http://www.jreim.com – Journal of Research and Education in Indian Medicine – INDIA
  8. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine – http://www.liebertpub.com/acm – Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers – USA
  9. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine – http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/ – Hindawi Publishing Corporation – USA/Egypt
  10. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine / BioMed Central – http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmccomplementalternmed/ – Jo Appleford-Cook – UK
  11. Journal of Evidence Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine – http://chp.sagepub.com – Sage Journals
  12. Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine – http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/ecam/about.html – Oxford Journals – USA/UK/Japan/China
  13. The African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines – http://www.africanethnomedicines.net/journal.php – africanethnomedicines.net

Other Journals:

  1. International Catalogue of Ayurvedic Publications – http://www.ayurvedacatalogue.com/viewjournal.php
  2. Ayurveda Journal List – http://www.systemicreviewinayurveda.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61&itemid=66

Databases to Search Articles:

  1. PubMed – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/
  2. OVID – http://www.ovid.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/topCategories?storeid=1305&catalogid=9013052&langid=-1
  3. EMBASE – http://www.embase.com
  4. AMED – http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/amed
All About Case Studies

The guidelines are meant to be an overview of the case report writing process. It is very important that case reports are written in a structured manner so that they are easy to follow and serve as an easy to use tool for others.

General Considerations:

Please ensure that all client data has been de-identified. Please identify whether you have any competing interests.

Informed Consent:

Confirm that the client provided informed consent for publication of this case report. (Examples of Informed Consent for case studies can be found on the Council for Ayurvedic Research website)


Include the words “case report,” “case,” or “case study” in the title. Describe what is of greatest interest to you, the author.  This could be the presentation, the Ayurvedic assessment, a test result, the intervention, or the outcome. It is also helpful to include the presenting symptoms, assessment (Western and/or Ayurvedic), and the treatment intervention in the title.


In a short summary (as per the journal guidelines or approximately 200 words) include the following information if relevant: (1) Rationale for this case report, (2) Presenting concerns of the client (such as chief complaints or symptoms, diagnoses), (3) Assessment, (4) Interventions (such as preventive, prognostic, therapeutic herbal, yoga, lifestyle, body work therapy etc ), (5) Outcomes, and (6) Main lessons to learn from this case report. The overall goal in the abstract is to concisely convey why the case was important and how it adds to our collective knowledge base.

Key Words:

Provide 2 to 5 key words that will help potential readers search for and find this case report.  They should include both Ayurvedic and Western related terms that involve the assessment, treatment, and any other words that are important. Introduction: Briefly summarize the background, context, and epidemiological information of this case report, particularly specifying the Ayurvedic context and any relevance for collaboration with other systems of medicine. This should include information about the condition being treated in both the Western and Ayurvedic perspectives.

Presenting Concerns:

Why did the client come to you? Describe the client characteristics (such as the relevant demographics—age, gender, ethnicity, occupation) and their presenting concerns and symptoms with relevant details of related past medications, herbs, lifestyle interventions and/or procedures both biomedically and Ayurvedically. It is very important not to include any observations or interpretation in this section. It should be a faithful report of the client’s perspective and their history. No clinical judgment should be reported beyond a faithful report of the history, previous assessments, and previous treatments.


Describe the background information that is relevant to the client’s presentation. This includes but is not limited to: 1) Medical, family, and psychosocial history including lifestyle and genetic information, 2) Past history of Interventions (Ayurvedic, biomedical and other holistic or self-care).


This section is optional. Create a timeline that includes specific dates and times in a table, figure, or graphic. Visit www.care-statement.org/case- report-examples for one example of a case report timeline.

Clinical Findings:

Include relevant biomedical findings and Ayurvedic constitutional assessment. Descriptions of the constitution and imbalance should be specific and brief. Describe the physical examination (PE) focused on the important findings including results from laboratory or other testing. It is important not to render a diagnosis in this section and it should be restricted to reporting of the exam and laboratory findings.

Ayurvedic Assessment/Diagnosis:

Include the biomedical diagnosis. The Ayurvedic assessment/diagnosis should take into account the results from the physical exam and constitutional assessment. It is helpful to make a correlation to Western diagnosis when possible and appropriate so that the report can have greater readership and appreciation. Therapeutic plan: Describe the (1) types of interventions (herbal, yoga, lifestyle, body work therapy etc.) and (2) administration, intensity, and duration of the intervention. Where applicable, include the dosage (amount/day and length of time taken).

Follow-up and Outcomes:

Please describe the clinical course of this case including all follow-up visits. Use the same measures reported in the Ayurvedic clinical findings and exam details.

This section should address:

  • 1. Intervention modification, interruption, or discontinuation, and the reasons;
  • 2. Adherence to the intervention and how this was assessed;
  • 3. (A) Client-reported outcomes, (B) clinician assessed and reported outcomes, and
  • 4. Adverse effects or unanticipated events.


Please describe the strengths and limitations of this case report including case management, and the scientific and medical literature related to this case report. Please discuss what is unique about this case and the way in which the case study adds to the knowledge base in this area. Discuss how these results may be useful or applicable to other clinicians and clients. This discussion should including a summary of what is generalizable from the case report as well as what is individual and unique.

This section should include:

  • 1. Main findings of the case report.
  • 2. The rationale for the conclusions.
  • 3. Strengths and limitations of the case report.
  • 4. Contributions to the knowledge in the field.
  • 5. Suggestions for future research.

This page is available as a doc file here:

Case Report Guidelines.doc

Writing a Case Report

Writing a Case report for publication and Conference Presentation

  • A case report (case study) is a method of descriptive research that documents a practitioner’s experiences, thoughts, or observations related to the care of a single patient
  • A case series combines the observations from a group of similar patients


  • Education case report
  • Diagnostic/Assessment case reports
  • Treatment/Management case reports

Steps - Identifying Case in Practice

Literature Search

  • Tells you what you need to know to design your study
  • Tells you what you need to know to understand and interpret your study results/outcomes
  • Helps you develop an unbiased, objective understanding of your topic

Search Engines

  • Ebsco
  • Ovid
  • Pub med
  • Index to Chiropractic literature  MANTIS

Choosing Your Audience

Choose Your Journal Before You Start Writing

  • This is very important because all journals have different requirements for case reports:
  • – Some do not allow case reports to be published.
  • – Others range from about 1,000 to 3,000 words allowed for a case report.
  • – The number of references also ranges. Some limit to 5, other journals allow unlimited.
  • – Finally, the sections of the manuscript may differ based on the journal instructions.

Access the instructions for authors

  • The instructions are listed in every scientific journal and are different for every journal  Check to see if they allow case reports
  • Read them thoroughly

Obtaining Patient Consent Outcome Measures

  • All the possible measurements of results that may stem from exposure to a causal factor, or from preventive or therapeutic interventions
  • Qualitative
    – Anything that can be described in words (usually in quotes)
    – Examples: “I have not been able to sleep through the night in years!”
  • Quantitative
  • – Anything that can be described in numbers (subjective or objective)
  • – Examples
  • — Lab results
  • — Height/weight
  • — Pain levels on VAS
  • — Quality of life on SF36

Which outcome measures should be used?

  • Look at which measures are consistently used in the literature  Check out texts on outcome measures
  • Read articles on new outcome measures

Structure of a case report

  • Title
  • Abstract/Key words
  • Introduction
  • – Background information and overview of previous research (if any) Gaps in previous research
  • – Significance of topic area
  • – Objective of your case report
  • Case study section
  • – Profile of patient
  • – Treatment plan
  • – Outcome measures
  • Results
  • Discussion/Conclusions
  • – Briefly restate the findings of the study, and then discuss how previous research findings correlate.
  • – Provide a rationale for the treatment techniques and modalities selected.
  • – Describe why the results may have occurred
  • – Discuss any policy or practice implications
  • – Limitation
  • – Conclusion
  • References

This page can be downloaded in .pdf format here:

Writing a Case report for publication and Conference Presentation (2)

Dr. Kishor Patwardhan Resources
List of books recommended for Kriya Sharir (Ayurvedic Physiology )


  • Tridosha Theory - V.V. Subrahmanya Shastri
  • Introduction to Kayachikitsa – C. Dwarikanath
  • Digestion and Metabolism in Ayurveda - C. Dwarikanath
  • The Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda - C. Dwarikanath
  • Ancient Indian Medicine – Kutumbiah P.
  • Concept of Agni in Ayurveda - Vd. Bhagwan Das
  • Sharira Kriya Vijnana (Part 1 and 2) – Nandini Dhargalkar
  • Human Physiology in Ayurveda – Kishor Patwardhan


  • Ayurvediya Kriyasharir – Ranjit Rai Desai
  • Purush Vichaya – Acharya V.J. Thakar
  • Abhinava Sharir Kriya Vigyana – Acharya Priyavrata Sharma
  • Prakrita Dosha Vigyana – Acharya Niranjana Dev
  • Sharir Kriya Vigyana – Prof. Jayaram Yadav Dr. Sunil Verma

Compiled by

Dr. Kishor Patwardhan,M.D. (Ay), Ph.D., Vaidya-Scientist Fellow

Reader in Kriya Sharir, Department of Kriya Sharir, Benaras Hindu University

Indu Arora Resources

Books recommended for Yoga

  • The Textbook of Ayurveda: Fundamental Principles, Volume I, II and III- Vasant Lad
  • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
  • Anatomy and Asanas: Preventing Yoga Injuries by Susi Hately Aldous
  • Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice by TKV Desikachar
  • Yoga for your Type:An Ayurvedic Approach to Your Asana Practice by David Frawley  and Sandra Summerfield Kozak
  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • Yoga Education for Children by Swami Satyanada Saraswati
  • Autobiography of a Yogi
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Vishnu Devananda
  • Light on Yoga by B.K S Iyenger
  • Meditation Science and Practice by N.C Panda
  • Yoga and Ayurveda by David Frawley
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Veda Bharati
  • Philosophy of Hatha Yoga by Swami Veda Bharati
  • Yoga Therapy by A. G Mohan and Indra Mohan
  • Tattva Samas by Swami Nityamuktananda Saraswati
  • Soma in Yoga and Ayurveda by David Frawley
  • Essence of Pranayama by Srikrishna
  • Yoga Nidra- Yogic Trance by N. C Panda
  • Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing. 2nd ed. – Vasant and Usha Lad
  • Yoga: Ancient Heritage Tomorrow’s Vision – Indu Arora
  • Mudra: The Sacred Secret – Indu Arora

Classical Texts

  • Patanjali Yoga Sutras
  • Bhagwad Gita
  • Brahma Sutras
  • Taittriya Upanishad
  • Gheranda Samhita
  • Yoga Vashishtha
  • Siva Sutras
  • Shiva Samhita
  • Swara Yoga
  • Charaka Samhita
  • Samkhya Karika
  • Yoga Ratnavali
  • Ishopanishad
  • Shvetasvatara Upanishad
  • Yoga Rahasya
  • Yoga Yajnavalkya Samhita