Diagnostic Techniques in Ayurveda

July 26, 2018
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Diagnostic Techniques in Ayurveda

How does your Ayurvedic practitioner diagnose your problem?

When you visit a trained Ayurvedic practitioner, you would be asked a lot about your personal history – daily routine, diet, work, mental health and the medical history apart from the physical examination. Diagnosis is the important aspect in Ayurveda, since it treats the root cause of the disease and not just the symptoms. A customized approach towards each person, considering their external, internal, diet and lifestyle factors, an Ayurvedic practitioner identifies the imbalance in the dosha. He designs a treatment to cure not just the physical manifestation of the problem, but the disease itself.

Two divisions of examination –

  • Roga Pariksha – diagnosis of disease and ailments
  • Rogi Pariksha – diagnosis of progression of particular disease in a sick person.

There are methods and techniques employed in making an extensive examination of the disease and sick person. Ayurveda’s immediate objective is to relieve all living creatures from the clutches of disease. That’s why diagnosis of disease – Roga Pariksha – is given more importance than the principles of treatment and drugs.

Roga pariksha is knowledge of the following is necessary for the practitioner

  • Nidana – Complete picture of etiology and causative factors of the disease.
  • Purvaroop – Early signs and symptoms – before the condition of a complete disease.
  • Rupa – signs and symptoms of a disease condition
  • Upashaya – The dietetic and therapeutic steps taken to remove the confusion when the disease mixes with other symptoms.
  • Samprapti – Pathogenesis of diseases.

In Rogi pariksha, examining a patient, following is outlined –

  1. Observation of physical findings –
    1. Darsana – inspection of patient
    2. Sparsana – palpation
    3. Srotra – Ausculation & percussion – listening to sounds.
    4. Ghrana – olfaction – smell
  2. Yukti – Experimentation and judgement by co-relation of factors
  3. Interrogation – getting patient’s history
  4. Comparision and contrast
  5. Inference – Anumana – inference after the findings in particular pathology of clinical, physical, chemical and physiological examination.
  6. Aptopadesa – validating cause and effect
  7. Ganita and Yantras – Mathematics and instruments
  8. Special examination of urine and blood. The nature if blood’s delay in clotting, agreeability to a dog or other pets, their reactions. In case of poisoning colour change etc.
  9. Ashta Sthana Pariksa – Eight-fold examination of
    1. Nadi – pulse
    2. Mootra – Urine
    3. Mala – Faecal matter
    4. Jihvu – tounge for its colour, movement, shape and taste
    5. Srotra – Ear for capacity of hearing
    6. Sparsa – skin for sense of touch, lusture, colour, temperament etc
    7. Dirg and Caksu – the Eye function, eye ball, normal colour, tghtness of lids, constriction of pupil etc.
    8. Akriti-the Facis – The patient’s face examined for emotional upset, grief, anger , fatigue or plethora, jaundice plumpiness, puffiness etc
  10. Ten fold examination of a patient –
    1. Prakriti constitution – general body constitution of the person
    2. Sara-Dhatu- Tissue studying – which is of best quantity and top vitality;
    3. Satwa – Temperament of whether a strong or fickle mind;
    4. Samhanana – nature of the build of the body
    5. Pramana – proportion in development if height, weight and other aspects.
    6. Vikruthi – pathological condition.
    7. Jarana Sakti – capacity of digestion of food
    8. Vyayama Sakti or Bala – ability for physical endurance and work
    9. Vayas or age
    10. Satmya – Nature of food taken

Examination of total person along with his circumstances and 48 other items are taken into consideration for the prognosis. All the physical, psychic, physiological and behavioral aspects are taken into consideration along with the climatic changes and environment.

Also for a perfect diagnosis in Ayurveda, one should know the status of

– Doshas – bodily constitution and imbalance,

– Dhatus- tissues and Srotas – channels through which energy is transmitted,

– Agni – the digestive fire and

– Ama – the undigested fat.

A perfect diagnosis is the right pathway to cure. Visit Ayurclinic and treat not only the physical manifestation of disease but its root cause.


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Disclaimer: In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.

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In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.


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