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Atreya Punarvashu: Founder of six Ayurveda Schools

Atreya Punarvasu: Founder of early Six Schools of Ayurveda
History of Medical Tourism, Health and Wellness Tourism in Buddhist Literature and Buddhist Period, India – 4
History of Medical Tourism, Health and Wellness Tourism in India, South Asia – 35
By: Bhishma Kukreti (Medical Tourism Historian)
Medical teachers, Medical students and medical literature are part and partial of Medical tourism because all the cited subjects are must for medical tourism.
There is no direct relation of Atreya Punarvasu with Buddhism. Due to his teaching medical science to Jivika Komrabhacca the personal physician of King Bimbsar and Buddha; Buddhist scholars cite references of Atreya Punarvasu (Rishi) regularly.
Rishi Atreya was dissident of great Rishi Atri (Puran and Mahabharata). Atreya Punarvasu was native of Taxila Gandhar.
It is said that Atreya Punarvasu worked as personal physician of Nagjita of Gandhar Kingdom found in Mahabharata (Mohammad Ali Z., 1988, languages and cultures, p 116).
Atreya Punarvasu had six devoted disciples Agnivesa, Bhela, Jatukarna, Parashar, Harita and Kasharpani , all those founded separate Ayurveda school by creating a Samhita.
It said that Atreya Punarvasu created Bhel Samhita (Ayurveda classic, 600 BCE). Surendra Nath Dasgupta states that Atreya Punarvasu created original Charaksamhita that later Agnivesha and Charaka codified, edited. Dasgupta states that the old Ayurveda Atreya-Charak school has its root on now, extinct Charanvaidya a branch of Atharvaveda. Charak created Charaka Samhita in 300 BCE taking clues from Agnivesha schools of Ayurveda .
The medical science teaching by Atreya and then disciples going different places offers us the direction for strong concept of medical tourism in 600 – 300 BCE.
References –
Surendra Nath Dasgupta, 1922, History of Indian Philosophy page 288

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History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India will be continued in –
Atreya Punarvasu and, History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , North India , South Asia; Atreya Punarvasu and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , South India; South Asia, Atreya Punarvasu and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , East India; Atreya Punarvasu and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , West India, South Asia; Atreya Punarvasu and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , Central India, South Asia; Atreya Punarvasu and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , North East India , South Asia; Atreya Punarvasu and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , Bangladesh , South Asia; Atreya Punarvasu and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India, Pakistan , South Asia; Atreya Punarvasu and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , Myanmar, South Asia; Atreya Punarvasu and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , Afghanistan , South Asia ; Atreya Punarvasu and History of Medical, health and Wellness Tourism in India , Baluchistan, South Asia, to be continued

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