I did the Nadi Pariksha (Pulse diagnosis) last week when I was at Art of Living Ashram, Bangalore. I was really impressed of that pulse diagnosis, because there were no medical instruments used but only three fingers of the physician and hence I decided to assemble the basic info about Nadi pariksha and compile a post.
What is Nadi Pariksha?
Nadi means pulse and pariksha means examination or diagnosis. Nadi Pariksha is an ancient ayurvedic technique of diagnosing human body by examining the pulse. Basically the physician looks for the Vata, Pitta and Kapha balance in the patient’s body. It can accurately diagnose both physical and mental diseases as well as imbalances. Unlike other modern medical diagnosis, this does not go for any particular symptoms on your body but it reaches to the root cause of health issues.
What exactly the Nadi Pariksha reveals?
Basically Nadi pariksha reveals body’s Prakriti and vikriti of the combinations of Vata, Pitta and kapha. Prakriti is something that you have it from birth. Lets say you have a body primarily influenced of Pitta so the Prakriti is Pitta and vikriti are the other factors such as: Vata and Kapha. For different person the prakriti and vikriti may be different and hence the body nature and treatments. Today we have thousands of medicines, diseases and hence instruments but ancient ayurveda had Vata, Pitta and kapha as the primary body controlling factors which were usually examined for any disorders in body and it was advised to eat foods accordingly to balance them, that’s all.
What is the best time of nadi examination?
The pulse should be examined in the morning on empty stomach in a calm and peaceful atmosphere, but can be examined at any time of the day and at any place of the globe. So be sure not to eat anything before going to the test. If have to eat anything then make it at least three hours before the test is scheduled.
Have a look on the Nadi pariksha video from Art of Living. The video demonstrates very less on the exact subject and more on Ayurveda explanations but I feel it’s still worth watching.
And if you want to have a Nadi Pariksha done at Art of Living then here is the link and from other places Nadi pariksha link from Practo may help you.
If you are an ayurvedic doctor and want to know more about nadi pariksha from a doctor’s perspective then here is a more explanatory link.