Pulse Examination

From times immemorial the practitioners of Ayurveda have correctly diagnosed and treated ailments without the help of any tests except that of the pulse. The radial pulse is usually chosen as the site to examine the pulse. It reveals the characteristics of imbalances, the nature of the disease and expected prognosis. Characteristics of Pulse The distinctly different pulse movements (gati) ...

Ten Fold Examination Process

Ten (Dash) fold (Bidha) Examination (Pariksha) Related to the patient. Covers body constitution, pathological state, tissue vitality, physical build, body measurement, adaptability, psychic constitution, capacities for digestion & exercise and age. Body Constitution (prakriti) : Determined by relative predominance of doshas during foetal development the prakriti can be any of vatika, paittika, kaphaja, vata paittika, vata kaphaja, pitta kaphaja or samdoshaja. ...

Eight Fold Examination Process

Eight (Asht) fold (Bidha) Examination (Pariksha) Provides a clear picture of nature of ailment and patient’s general condition. Involves the examination of pulse, tongue, voice, skin, eye, general appearance, urine & stool. Examination of the pulse (nadi pariksha) The foremost clinical art in ayurvedic diagnosis it can provide deep insights into the history of the patient. The ideal time for ...

Three Fold Examination Process

To confirm, evaluate and treat a disease, physicians need to perform clinical examinations of patients – wherein textual knowledge (aptopadesa), direct perception (pratyaksha) and inference (anumana) are all very important components. The examination of patients can be carried out in the following manners: Three (Tri) fold (Bidha) Examination (Pariksha) Covers a general examination of the patient. Involves: Visual observation (Darshan) ...

Diagnosis Process

The imbalance of doshas and the course they follow to cause disease is termed samprapti or pathogenesis. Since diseases develop in distinct stages, a good knowledge of those helps in early recognition of disease. Ayurveda thus elaborates a six stage process for diagnosis called Kriya (action) Kal (time). The first 4 stages being unique to Ayurveda in that they permit recognition and elimination of the disease before it ...

Diagnosis

Introduction Indian medicine names three main causes of disease – ‘overuse’, ‘disuse’ or ‘misuse’ of faculties; ‘errors in judgement’; and influence of seasonal changes. According to Ayurveda all human diseases can be classified into the seven broad categories, namely : 1. Genetic (Adibalapravritta) Consists of ailments as obstinate skin diseases, hemorrhoids, diabetes, tuberculosis and asthma that arise primarily due to defects in ...