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Everything you Need to know about Nadi Pariksha

everything you need to know about nadi pariksha
HWC Team
December09/ 2015


Nadi Pariksha is an ancient ayurvedic science or technique of detecting and diagnosing through the pulse. This is a method which helps in accurate diagnosing of both mental and physical imbalances and diseases.  This science not just diagnosis but reaches the root cause of health problems.

Infact Nadi Pariksha also helps to detect problems in advance and hence warns of potential risks. Those who specialize in this technique are also thus able to suggest ways for people to remain healthy and optimize their physical and mental well being.  If you are interested in knowing more about this method, then you can go through the following given information.

The treatments of  Nadi Pariksha or pulse diagnosis come in two main forms as follows:

  • Panchakarma-this is a 5 staged programme of body purification and consists of exercise, light diet, herbal remedies, cleansing treatments and specific massages for the body.
  • Herbal medicines-the second form of treatment in pulse diagnosis involves taking herbal medicines which can help bring about a certain balance in the body.

Choice of Hand for Nadi Examination

  • During the process of Nadi examination, the right hand is used for checking pulse in the males while in case of females the left hand is usually preferred. This is so because the main organ which is responsible for finding the pulse is karma and its position may be different for the genders.

The Method of Examination

  • For examination, the patient and the physician must sit facing one another in a comfortable position and preferably at the same height. Also, the pulse must be examined when the patient is in sitting form.
  • The arm of the patient should be kept fully extended and the physician must place three of his fingers-index, middle and ring finger of his right hand on the radical pulse which is just adjacent to the styloid process which is located 1 finger below the root line of the thumb.
  • The physician’s fingers must be half flexed and he should only touch gently with the tip of the fingers for maximum results.
  • Pulse of the patient can be measured in superficial, middle and deep levels.

The Right Time for Examination

  • Pulse examination must ideally be done in the morning on an empty stomach in a peaceful and calm atmosphere.
  • This process can also be done 3 hours after the patient has eaten.
  • The patient must remain calm and must sit in an upright position.

Various Precautions to be Observed

  • Pulse diagnosis should be performed on the patients under normal conditions so that accuracy can be ensured.
  • The pulse must not be diagnosed after the patient has done some exercising, massage, bathing, sex or after eating or drinking.
  • It must not be done in a room which is too hot or too cold because these factors can change the accuracy of the diagnosis and may give the wrong indications or results.

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