It is an important diagnostic tool used by Ayurvedic doctors and consists of various examination or physical tests. Nadi Pareeksha is widely used since years for the diagnosis of imbalance of dosha in the body and concluding a disease. Book appointment. Pulse diagnosis or Nadi Pareeksha is done using the signals obtained from the three precise locations on the wrist at the radial artery using the index, middle and ring fingers corresponding to Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The signals obtained from these locations are not only due to the contraction and relaxation of blood vessel but also a result of movement of blood through the artery. The Nadi Vaidyas use their experience and skill for accurate pulse reading.
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Jump to navigation. Your pulse is not just a number on a doctor's chart. It's the rhythm of consciousness in your body. Find out what secrets it can reveal.
Your pulse is the signal of life in your body. Although modern medicine uses the pulse as a basic marker of health, Western thought is that the pumping of blood is dictated by an involuntary electric impulse coming from the heart.
In other words, this marvel of efficiency that supports our very existence is largely seen as electro-mechanical. In Ayurvedic science, the heart is thought to be the true home of your higher consciousness, or soul. This view of the heart is a little more comforting … and revealing. The heart carries your personal vibration, which is way more than just a dance of biological activity.
The pulse caused by this ebb and flow is in fact the rhythm of consciousness in your body. As such, pulse reading, or Nadi Pariksha, is one of the most fascinating aspects of this healing system. The pulse rate and general circulation is primarily attributed to Vyana Vayu, a subdosha of Vata. Since Vata is a doshic combination of the elements air and space, it has within it the source of electric energy air. However, the applications of this understanding can vary greatly between these medical fields.
Like most things in Ayurveda though, there are some basic concepts that are accessible to all. To take your pulse, gently put your right arm out in front of you in a comfortable position, palm facing you, and wrap your left hand around your wrist so that your fingers fall about an inch away from the bottom of your right thumb.
Ladies, your primary pulse will be on your left wrist, so do the opposite placing your right fingers below your left thumb. The goal here is to feel the pulse without much pressure. Keeping the little finger raised, the remaining three fingers should be close together and aligned—they act as your pulse sensors.
Each finger corresponds to a specific dosha—the index finger to Vata, the middle finger to Pitta, and the ring finger to Kapha. This is the first stage of reading your own pulse.
Feel for the location of the force within the pulse. Which finger feels it the strongest? In order to determine your Vikruti, or current state of doshic imbalance, simply press down a little bit on the artery with all three fingers. As you lift up notice which finger receives the initial strongest "kickback.
For a more detailed reading of your pulse, take this a step further. The hands are positioned the same and the fingers are still going to indicate Vata, Pitta, and Kapha respectively. This time, however, you should feel for what kind of animal the movement reminds you of. Use the chart below as your guide. But knowing the basics can help guide you in your effort to create perfect health on a daily basis.
With regular inquiry, you may start to notice the subtle ways in which your pulse changes, reflecting changes in your doshic balance. The more ways you can read and evaluate your doshic balance, and the more accurate that reading becomes through practice, the better your health will be. These and other techniques can be used in any setting and do not need any equipment. Being mindful of your doshic balance throughout the day, moment-to-moment, is central to obtaining optimal health.
Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.
Search form Search. How to Read Your Pulse. How to Read Your Ayurvedic Pulse To take your pulse, gently put your right arm out in front of you in a comfortable position, palm facing you, and wrap your left hand around your wrist so that your fingers fall about an inch away from the bottom of your right thumb.
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Total : PDF: Total views: Dravyaguna, Dr. Ayurvedic collage, Hyderabad, India. In Ayurveda we find the mention of a very important diagnostic tool referred to as the Ashtvidhpariksha. Nadi pariksha forms an inevitable part of this Ashtvidha Pariksha. Vata - Pitta - Kapha which forms the base of diagnosis and treatment in Ayurveda ; their effect and their current status in the body can be determined only through Nadi Pariksha. The information about Nadi is available in the form of Shlokas in our ancient books.
How to Read Your Pulse
Nadi Pariksha is the ancient ayurvedic technique of diagnosis through the pulse. It can accurately diagnose physical, mental and emotional imbalances as well as diseases. It is a non- invasive science that enables to reach the root cause of health issues and not just address the symptoms. Nadi Pariksha understands the vibratory frequency of the pulse at various levels on the Radial artery. Subtle vibrations are read at seven different levels vertically downward that help in ascertaining various functions in the body. This is interpreted in the form of symptoms along with their prognosis, which helps in understanding the cause. Thus, Nadi Pariksha forms the basis for addressing any ailment in an individual.