The concept is claimed to be useful in predicting an individual’s susceptibility to a particular disease, prognosis of that illness and selection of therapy.
Three main doshas are described, viz. vata, pitta and kapha. Kapha dosha is the “anabolic”, synthetic dosha, responsible for growth and maintenance of structure. The pitta dosha is the one responsible for metabolism, including digestion in the gut, and cellular or sub-cellular metabolism. Vata dosha is responsible for movement (muscular, nervous energy etc.).
According to Ayurveda following are the factors, which determine the prakriti of the foetus: Time and season during the conception., Doshic dominance in the uterus, Condition of the sperm and ovum, Maternal food and lifestyle.We provide best ayurvedic treatment services in kovalam,kerala.
Prakriti is of two types: Sharirika Prakriti, Manasika Prakriti.There are seven types of sharirika prakriti based on permutation and combination of doshas:
Three types of manasika prakriti based on three gunas: Saatvika, rajasika. Tamasika.
Ayurvedic test or Pariksha is an important clinical tool for assessment of the disease and strength of patient.Test aimed at identifying the dosha disturbance. For example, a person with hot, flushed skin and symptoms such as burning sensations, fever, digestive disorders or urinary infections has a disturbance of pitta energy.
Dry, cracked, rough skin that is cold indicates an imbalance of vata energy. Fluid retention, swelling, moist skin, dull pain, watery eyes and chest congestion etc are indicators of imbalance kapha energy.Examinations helps to obtain knowledge regarding the life strength and intensity of morbidity and life span. Pareeksha helps to arrive at proper diagnosis by understanding the condition of the patient.
This is a systematic observation that may provide clues to the cause and duration of the illness. A sharp observation of the patient’s gait, physique and appearance conveys a lot of information about his general condition. This is called “darsana pariksa “.
This examination is done by touching patient (sparsa). We can assess the temperature of the body, feel the margins of swellings in skin, read and note the characteristics of pulse, or check for organ enlargements etc with touch.
For an overall picture of the illness, a detailed interrogation of the patient and some family member or relative is necessary. This is “prasna pariksa” (prasna means question).
“Dashavidha Pareeksha” or the ten -fold method of patient examination that includes the following ten factors. The patient should be examined with