top of page

Pulse Diagnosis-detecting state of Doshas -vital energies via the pulse

In Ayurveda, treatments and diet plans are designed in line with the vital energies, or Doshas. To determine whether your dominant Dosha is Vata, Pitta, Kapha or a combination, one of our specialists will conduct an Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis (Nadi Vigyan).This way he can feel the blood flowing in squirts during the expansion and contraction of the heart. This so-called “radial pulse” (Hasta Nadi) is the ideal pulse for complex pulse measurements.

In every medical system in the world, there is a way to study a patient's pulse. However, a detailed study of the pulse is found only in Ayurveda, so we have given it special attention. No other science has more in-depth information about the functioning of the pulse and can examine it in more detail. According to Ayurveda, “Nadi” means pulse and “Parieksha” means examination, but the term “Nadi Parieksha” means a carefully planned test done by an Ayurvedic doctor to diagnose a disease. In Ayurveda, pulse examination has become synonymous with diagnostics.During a pulse reading, your Ayurvedic specialist gently places an index, middle and ring finger on the hollow beneath the wrist and monitors the characteristics of the pulse under each finger. Vata Dosha can be felt under the index finger, Pitta Dosha under the middle finger and Kapha Dosha under the ring finger. In the past, when a patient came for an examination, he first extended his hand and offered his wrist for examination. Some doctors even knew how to read all the symptoms, find the causes and predict the prognosis of the treatment just by measuring the pulse.Historically, the diagnosis of palpitations appeared in the Middle Ages, between the 13th and 16th centuries.

The pulse qualities detected under their three fingers allow the practitioner to determine your constitutional type. Most people fall into one or two type categories and therefore have an imbalance that causes some degree of illness to develop.

  • If the three basic forces are balanced, the Vata pulse should feel cold, light, dry, hard, moving, clear, strong, thin and rough. It is often compared to the slithering movement of a snake.

  • A balanced Pitta pulse feels hot, quick, oily, dynamic and regular like a hopping frog.

  • The qualities of a balanced Kapha pulse feel subtle, slow, regular, soft, viscous and faint. It is similar to a swan gliding on water.

Importance of pulse diagnosis (Nadi Parieksha): Despite the eight methods of examination in Ayurveda, pulse examination is the basis of diagnostics. Other examinations reveal abnormalities in the specific functioning of the body in a more limited way, and the pulse examination is crucial in all abnormalities. Pluses of pulse diagnostics:

  1. The examination is performed externally, without interfering with the inside of the body and thus without additional effort.

  2. The examination does not require additional chemical or electrical instruments. Darkness, light, change in temperature do not significantly hinder it.

  3. Children, deaf-mute, paralyzed, mentally unstable or otherwise incapable of communication are not hindered during the examination, because they do not need to change their body positions.

  4. For most diseases, pulse diagnosis is a suitable indicator.

  5. Pulse diagnosis also offers us an insight into the patient's mental state through his behavior and feelings.

  6. It helps us assess the appropriateness and quality of our treatments.

  7. Ayurvedic diagnostician also monitors other signs that provide information about metabolic blockages. You will be asked about diet and digestion as well as sleep and lifestyle to help them create a holistic picture of your constitution.

Through the use of pulse diagnosis, the Ayurvedic practitioner can determine:

  • The original mental and physical constitution of the patient and their Doshas

  • Any imbalance in the Doshas

  • The movement and state of the Doshas.

  • The movement of the sub-Doshas.

  • The strength of Agni (digestive fire, metabolic activity).

  • The movement of toxins and the existence of any tissue degeneration

  • Any abnormal mental or physical activity

All of this information comes together to form the basis of your treatment plan which includes a nutrition programme and complementary healing methods. We also provide you with a number of tips to take home so that you can work on bringing body and mind into harmony in your everyday life.

Instructions for optimal performance of pulse diagnosis:

  1. You must not be hungry or thirsty

  2. In the early morning is the best time to take a patient's pulse, but not right after the patient has just awakened. In addition, a patient's pulse should also not be taken right after a meal, after physical exercise, after showering or bathing, after drinking alcohol or taking drugs, after smoking or after sexual intercourse. The patient should also not be hungry, thirsty, angry or in a traumatised state of shock.

  3. You must not consume stimulative substances like coffee, alcohol or other toxic substances.

5 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page