Diagnostic methods of Ayurveda
Finding of an illness utilizing Ayurvedic systems comprises of taking after points of interest. The two fundamental columns on which the finding is based are: History of disease, and Examination of the patient.
History of Illness:
- This alludes to the accompanying points of interest:-
- Details of the symptoms i.e. how, when where they happen, term of prescriptions taken, easing and disturbing variables and so forth.
- Past history of comparable sickness, medicines taken, surgery undergone and so forth.
- Personal history i.e. marriage, sexual life, family, word related history, eating routine, rest, defecation, smoking, liquor consuption, living conditions, money related status, social life and mental status .
- Family history of comparative indications/sickness and what type of treatment taken.
Examination of the patient is done in two stages. To start with is the general examination and second is the examination of the diverse frameworks of the body.
- General Examination or Ashta Vidha Pariksha: This comprises of the accompanying parameters: Examination of the pulse diagnosis (Naadi Pariksha), Tongue, Urine and stool examination, Speech, Examination by palpation and percussion, Gait (substantial development), General appearance of the patient, and, Examination of the body constitution (Prakriti).
- Systemic Examination: This comprises of examination of the accompanying systems of the patient: Digestive system of the patient, Heart and Circulatory system, Respiratory system, Musculo-skeletal system, Nervous system, Urinary system, Reproductive system, Skin and Hair, and Eyes.