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In Ayurveda, everything is analysed after considering all the factors and not just the true cause of any disease or ailment. Just like the treatment, the concept of diagnosis is also intriguing in Ayurveda. Diagnosis is done by studying the mental, physical, psychological and behavioural aspects of the patient. 

According to Ayurveda, diagnosis consists of three initial and basic methods. These methods are used to get a clear understanding of the patient and the ailment.  

  1. Questioning 
  2. Observation
  3. Touch

All of the above methods are equally important and every Ayurvedic diagnosis must contain these three methods with other aspects. Today, Ayurveda is helping modern medical studies and giving a larger view of the disease of patients. Whether a person is sick or not, it is usually examined by checking the pulse (touch). It takes practice to do Ayurvedic diagnosis more than skills. In simple terms, Ayurveda is the mother of all healings and Ayurvedic diagnosis is one of the most basic yet difficult practices in the world of medical science.  

The diagnosis also involves the following examinations:

  • General physical examination
  • Urine examination
  • Pulse examination
  • Examination of tongue and eyes
  • Examination of the faces
  • Examination of skin and ear including tactile and auditory functions.

Last updated on June 2nd, 2021 at 12:51 pm