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1-At the core of Ayurvedic philosophy is the concept of the three doshas, the vital energies that make up our physical constitution and are evident all around us. 2-Only a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner can accurately assess the exact balance of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha energies in your physical constitution;

however, it ispossible to get some idea from a simple self-test. We've included the test here to permit you to take the first step toward a more healthy, balanced future. 3-Remember, this test is not intended to diagnose medical conditions. Neither is it intended to replace an evaluation by a qualified practitioner. With this proviso (condition) in mind, then, we hope you find the test interesting and that it gives you some insight into your basic physical nature and your current physical, mental, and emotional state. In a patient, eight places should be examined. THE METHOD TO READ THE PULSE :

06 FACTS;-- 1-The arm of the patient should be extended, hand of the patient should be slightly bent at the elbow joint, the fingers should remain straight. The patient should not feel any pain or discomfort. The pulse examination should be done at the root of the fingers, in the wrist part, in the first three hours (Prahara) of the morning. 2-The pulse should be examined three times, by feeling the pulse and giving gap in between. With due intelligent analysis, the disease should be diagnosed. The doctor should use his three fingers to know about the status of Vata, Pitta and Kapha respectively. The doctor should observe the MOVEMENTS OF PULSE;--

3-THE MOVEMENTS OF PULSE;- 1-Mandagati – mind movement of pulse 2-Madhya gati – moderate movement of pulse and 3-Teekshna gati – sharp, swift movement of pulse. 3-With pulse diagnosis, the doctor can know about imbalance of individual Doshas – Vata, Pitta Kapha, imbalance of two of these Doshas together or imbalance of all the three Doshas together. 4-CONTRA INDICATION FOR pulse reading: Those who have just taken bath, who have just taken food, those who have just undergone snehana (oil massage or fat intake), who are having thirst and hunger and who are asleep – in these, the pulse cannot be well appreciated. 4-1-The pulse that can be felt at the root of the thumb indicates about disease and health. In women, left hand or left leg should be examined for pulse. 5-Examination of Nadi should be done as thoroughly as examination of gems. 6-DOSHA NADI ;-- Lord Brahma lies in Vata Nadi Lord Shankara lies in Pitta Nadi Lord VIshnu lies in Kapha Nadi. 6-1-At the distal part, flows the Vata Nadi, in the middle, flows Pitta nadi and in the proximal part flows the Kapha nadi. 6-2-In Vata-Pitta imbalance, snake kind of pulse and frog kind mixed. In Vata-Kapha imbalance, snake and swan kind of pulse. 6-3-In Pitta – Kapha imbalance, Hari (monkey) and Hamsa (swan) kind of movement in pulse. 6-4-In case of Sannipata – imbalance of all the Doshas together, then like woodpecker (Kashtakutta), the pulse will felt swiftly sometimes with frequent gaps. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ WHAT IS ASADHYA NADI? ( indicating INCURABLE DISEASES) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

10 FACTS;-- 1-The pulse which beats for 30 times speedily and ten subsides abruptly, and that pulse which runs with lot of interruption. 2-The pulse which is weak, mild, feeble, stops in between, very minute, which is sometimes felt feebly in shoulder and sometimes at wrist, such a Nadi indicates an incurable disease. 3-When the Nadi is like Damaru (musical instrument of Lord Shiva), sometimes observable, sometimes not, it indicates incurable disease. 4-The pulse which is too high, too frequent and fast, suggests death in future. The Nadi which is stable but suddenly sparks up like a lightening, suggests incurable disease. 5-The feeble and cold Nadi suggests death is certain within a day or two. If the feature of the Nadi changes from Vata to Pitta and to Kapha, which keeps on circulating in this manner, which suddenly rises and falls on its own, such a Nadi reading indicates incurable disease. 6-The Nadi which is swift, felt only near to the distal one third of wrist, often feels cold, associated with sweating, suggests death within a week. Person with cold body, who suffers from dyspnoea, breathes forcefully with mouth, with swift Nadi dies within 15 days. 7-In the pulse place, if the distal part does not read any pulse, middle part is cold and proximal part is feeble, the person dies within 3 days. Similar to these, a few more Nadi symptoms suggesting death are mentioned in this chapter. 8-If the Nadi becomes steep (Gambheera), then it indicates that it runs in Mamsa Dhatu (Muscle tissue) – Mamsavahini. 9-It the pulse reading feels hot, it implies fever. 10-Due to Kama (sexual desire) and anger, the pulse rate increases. Due to worries and fear, low digestion strength and depleted body tissues (Ksheena Dhatu), it decreases. 11-When blood (Rakta Dhatu) is dominant and when Ama is there (altered digestion and metabolism), then it will be bulky, heavy and hot. When the digestion strength is more, Nadi will be light, and fast. 12-In hungry and satiated person (who has taken food), the pulse will be stable. 13-In case Nadi is not felt in hand, it should be examined in leg. In case of Vataja Jwara (fever of Vata origin), Vakra – Nadi will be zig zag, swift, and cold to touch. 14-In sheetapitta Jwara (fever due to allergy), Nadi is fast, and thin. 15-In Jwara due to Kapha, the Nadi is mild, stable, cold and sticky. Similarly, Nadi features of fever with duel Doshas are mentioned. Overall, the Nadi examination is explained with the intention of--------- 1– identifying the Doshas involved in the disease 2– identify extent of Dosha involvement 3– to know the in curability of the disease ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 5 things that you should never do after having a dinner or lunch: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1-Smoke Many people are aware that smoking is extremely harmful to their health and yet they still continue with this terrible habit, and they even do it right after having a meal. It is very important to wait a few hours after having a meal and then smoke a cigarette because cigarettes contain nicotine which can bind to the excess oxygen essential for digestion, thus allowing the body to absorb more carcinogens than usual. According to some studies, smoking right after a meal is equal to smoking 10 cigarettes at once. In addition, this can increase your risk of lung and bowel cancer. 2-Eat Fruit The best time for consuming fruit is before a meal, on an empty stomach due to the fact that fruits require different enzymes in order to digest. Also, the sugars contained in fruit need more time so they can be completely absorbed. Do not forget to mention that you will obtain the best benefits from all the nutrients, fiber and other sugars when your stomach is empty. Eating fruit after a meal, on the other hand, can cause heartburn, indigestion, and burping. 3-Sleep If you go to bed right after having a meal, it is more likely to experience discomfort, bloating and other sleeping patterns because this can cause your stomach to burn during the night. The University of Ioannina Medical School conducted a study which proved that people who waited a longer period of time to go to bed after having a meal, had less risk of experiencing a stroke. So, make sure not to eat at least a few hours before going to sleep. 4-Shower Showering right after having a meal can increase the blood flow in the legs and hands, thus reducing the blood flow in the stomach. This will weaken your digestive system and lead to stomach pain. 5-Drink Tea 1-You should never drink tea right after having dinner because it can interfere with the iron absorption.

2-The tea contains a tannic acid which can bind with iron and protein in our food. It is scientifically proven that in most cases this results in 87% decrease in absorption of iron. And iron deficiency can cause anemia, thus causing pale skin, poor appetite, chest pain, cold feet and hands, dizziness, weakness, and extreme fatigue. So, you can conclude that there are certain things that you should avoid right after having a meal. Make sure to make a mental note of the time and leave some space in between eating fruit, drinking tea, or lying down! ----------SHIVOHAM-------