Ayurveda has been around for thousands of years and is one of the best ways to treat diseases and lead a healthy lifestyle. It is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems, developed in India more than 5000 years ago. Let’s learn about what to expect from an Ayurvedic consultation.
Ayurveda is a non-invasive science enabling us to reach the root cause of diseases and not work just on the symptoms.
Complete Ayurvedic consultation or Analysis
It also believes in providing holistic solutions to all the problems on the basis of a person’s Prakrati and Vikriti (the imbalance) and prescribes diet and lifestyle changes. Taking a personalised consultation from an Ayurvedic practitioner can help you if you want to learn more about:
- Your body constitution (Prakriti/ Dosha)
- You want to follow Ayurvedic diet
- Optimise your health or get proper treatment of any disease(s) that you may have
- Know about diseases that your body is prone to as per the current diet and lifestyle that you are following
Ayurvedic consultation – a Holistic assessment
Ayurveda looks at the whole picture of your health and tries to achieve full understanding of you as an individual (mind body soul approach) rather than looking at the symptoms that may have been caused because of an ailment. This is the way we can achieve true health and wellbeing in our life by eradicating the root cause of diseases so that they don’t re-occur.
There is an Eightfold examination in Ayurveda which is called Ashtasthana rogi pariksha. Ashta means ‘eight,’ sthana means ‘fold’, rogi means ‘patient’ and parikshan means ‘examination’. This eightfold examination is a very thorough process to check balances / imbalances (if any) in your body.
Ashtasthana rogi pariksha or the eight-fold Ayurvedic Assessment.
1 – Pulse examination/ Nadi Pariksha
An Ayurvedic practitioner can determine your body constitution, Prakriti or Dosha and current state of imbalance in the body and mind by checking your pulse. Not only this, but a proper pulse diagnosis can also give information for any health risks that may occur in the future on the basis of your current diet & lifestyle so that you can take corrective action now to avoid it.
2 – Tongue analysis / Jihva Pariksha
The tongue is the only visible part of the digestive track and therefore, is the mirror that reflects the conditions of the body’s internal organs. Different areas of the tongue correspond to different organs of the body. Hence by correlating the location of the blemishes on the tongue, the Ayurvedic Practitioner can determine which organs of the body are out of balance.
A careful diagnosis of the tongue can help assess the current scenario of your body. It also can help you understand what type of diseases you may get in the future. Hence, by knowing this you can alter your lifestyle and diet to prevent such diseases from happening.
3 – Urine examination / Mutra Pariksha
According to Ayurvedic textbooks, Urine examination talks volumes about one’s health. The colour and the frequency can indicate if one is properly hydrated, pain or discomfort can also indicate concerns.
4 – Stool examination / Mala Pariksha
Stool examination can also tell a lot about digestive health of the body. The colour, consistency, smell, floating / sinking, presence of mucus or blood in stool give a lot of information about the body’s condition.
5 – Eye examination / Netra Pariksha
Eyes reveal so many things about an individual’s health. The size of eyeball, shape, dryness and contour of the eye can reveal loads about body imbalances. Vata aggravation can make eyes sunken and dry. Pitta aggravation can turn them red or yellow. Kapha aggravation can make them wet and watery.
6 – Touch examination/Sparsha Pariksha
Sparsha means to touch. Sparsha Pariksha is the skin examination. Dr. will assess the quality of the skin to check if it’s rough, soft, acne-prone, cracks on the feet.
7 – Sound examination/ Shabdha Pariksha
The way in which a person speaks tells a lot about imbalances in the body. A healthy person’s voice will be natural when all doshas are in balance. The voice will become heavy when Kapha is aggravated, cracked when pitta is aggravated and rough when Vata is aggravated.
8 – General appearance examination / Akriti Pariksha
The Doshas imbalances may also reflect on the face of the person. This helps the Ayurvedic Practitioners in disease examination.
At OmniLife, our Chief Ayurveda Consultant, Dr. Sudhindra Uppoor who is internationally acclaimed, lends his clinical experience of 20 years in Ayurveda in diagnosing and analysing body-constitution, treating prakriti & vikriti imbalances as well as conducting Ayurveda-based detox programs.
In OmniLife’s online Ayurvedic consultations, some of the components of the eightfold examinations are little tweaked to work within an online environment, however, a lot of components remains intact. Dr. Sudhindra Uppoor is an expert in Tongue Analysis and hence this is the best online Ayurvedic Consultation.
The Pulse / Nadi would obviously won’t be checked, but our Practitioner will ask you to stick out your tongue and show your face, eyes and nails for better diagnosis.
It’s important to be honest to the doctor about your health conditions & symptoms as this is in your own benefit. Ayurveda focuses not only on the body but also on all the other areas of your life. Hence one needs to be prepared to talk about their personal and medical history like the current diet, lifestyle, sleep habits, working environment, close relationships, fitness routine etc.
After a complete Ayurveda analysis over a video call, our doctor will suggest diet & lifestyle recommendations. If necessary will also prescribe certain Ayurvedic herbs & medications to treat any imbalances that you may have.