The ancient science of Ayurveda pulse examination is called Nadi Vijnana. This wisdom was brought to the mankind by the ancient seers (Rishis) of India from their Tapobhumika (state of complete awareness). And Pulse diagnosis (Nadi Pareeksha) holds prime position among the modes of Ayurveda diagnostics.
Various Modes of Ayurveda Diagnostics
Darshana – Visual inspection is performed thoroughly at first.
Sparshana – This indicates noticing the physical changes by means of touch or palpation.
Prashana – Thorough interrogation is undertaken which involves not only the patient but also his close relations.
Nadi Pareeksha – Pulse Reading is authentically supportive in dealing with both the disease as well as the diseased one.
Nidana – Considering of the aetiological factors that reason for development of the ailment.
Poorvaroopa – The prodromal symptoms that appear before the disease shows up fully and manifests are also taken into consideration.
Lakshana – The intricate signs and symptoms that show up are examined.
Upshaya – Therapeutic diagnostic tests that entails medicinal drugs and formulations, Ayurveda diet and lifestyle.
Samprapti – This signifies prognosis of the ailment.
What is Pulse Diagnosis (Nadi Pareeksha)?
Pulse diagnosis or ‘Nadi pareeksha’ is
The Technique of Pulse Diagnosis
The radial pulse should be felt with the first three fingers i.e. the index, middle and ring finger.
-If the index finger pulse feels strong it indicates strong Vata. The pulse will feel irregular and moves in motion like a snake. This type of pulse is known as snake pulse. The pulse may also feel
-The middle finger detects the Pitta dosha. If the person is suffering from Pitta dosha imbalance, the pulse felt at middle finger will be stronger. The pulse may feel like a jumping frog, also known as frog pulse.
-When the ring finger pulse is more noticeable, it indicates Kapha dosha. The pulse may feel like the floating of swan. Hence it is called swan pulse.
It is assumed that in females, the left pulse gives a more accurate reading and in males, the right hand gives a better reading. The rate of pulse is also an indicator of Doshas imbalance (or the balanced state) in Ayurveda. It mentions that if the pulse rate is 80-90 beats per minute, it indicates Vata dosha. If the pulse rate is 70-80, it is Pitta dosha and if it is 60-70, it is Kapha dosha. The type of irregularity in pulse also helps to identify the dosha imbalance and thus makes Pulse diagnosis an excellent methodology in Ayurvedic diagnosis.
Ayurvedic Excellence of Pulse Diagnosis
The nadi examination can reveal information about
Excerpt from the Book “Nadi Vijnana” by Dr. Talavane Krishna
The Ayurvedic Art of Pulse Diagnosis
Learning pulse diagnosis is a journey in self-discovery as the more one understands the inherent balance and imbalance of the systems in ones physiology; the more one’s awareness can come to a point to bring them into balance ultimately. For any medical and therapeutic practitioners, it is a critical component. Not only does reading the pulse create a heart connection between the practitioner and the
How Pulse Diagnosis Assists Tridosha Imbalance
These three doshas or humors of the body are main focus of Ayurveda physician who would probably perform Pulse diagnosis or Nadi Pareeksha so as to substantiate the imbalance stages of vata or air, pitta or fire and kapha or phlegm imbibed in the body. This needs to be understood that as and when the three doshas are present in their relative balanced states, then these reason for the natural wellness of an individual. Nevertheless when the three doshas get to become imbalanced, this means that either they are decreased or increased than their normal limits. In both these stages disease is certain to manifest.
Significance of Pulse Diagnosis
Reading the pulse is more than just counting the beats. A skilled Vaidya or Ayurvedic doctor can read entire functioning of the body and flow of energy to identify the imbalance