Nadi Pariksha is an ancient technique of Ayurveda and known as Pulse Diagnosis. It can detect mental, physical or emotional disturbances in an individual. Nadi Pariksha helps to reach to the root of the disease.
The pulse rate of an individual varies from time to time and day to day hence the 3 types of the pulse are predominant at different times:
Modern science is unable to fathom the change in the pulse during a day. Whereas, Ayurveda links this phenomenon to the positions of the planets, moon, and sun.
Nadi Pariksha has to be done during early mornings on an empty stomach or during the day after 3 hours of consumption of food.
The Nadi examiner should be aware of all the underlying disorders, nature, history of the ailments, family history, reaction during climatic change, facial expressions, mood swings, breathing patterns, and sleeping patterns, etc. These concerns are necessary to accurately perform Nadi Pariksha.
The examiner/physician uses 3 fingers for Nadi Pariksha and they are:
Few of the significance of Nadi Pariksha are listed below:
Nadi Pariksha is not scientifically proven, and it can be unreliable at times.
The patient has to be relaxed before Nadi Pariksha. The arm should be free and slightly bend from the elbow such that the patient’s forearm rests on the examiner’s left hand and the fingers of right hand i.e., index finger, middle finger, and ring finger are placed on the patient’s wrist. The index finger is placed slightly below the thumb and the other two fingers are placed beside the 1st finger, then the pulse is measured.
The western pulse rate of a normal healthy individual is approximately 60-72 bpm (beats per minute). Whereas, according to Nadi Pariksha technique, all the three doshas have different pulse rate: