Diagnostic in Ayurveda
Diagnosis is a very vital aspect of Ayurvedic treatment. Diagnosis according to Ayurveda is to find out the root cause of a disease. Unless the proper diagnosis is done it is difficult to provide medicine and cure the disease. It is not always necessary that the root cause is internal. Many times the cause may be external. To give permanent relief the root cause has to be removed. Ayurveda not only treats the physical aspect of the disease but it cures the total disease. All causative factors of disease internal or external directly or indirectly create an imbalance (increase or decrease) in these doshas first and only then do the symptoms of the disease manifest. The causative factors can be the food, life style or other activities. Factors affecting your health could be your diet, life style or daily activities. In Ayurveda, the diagnosis and treatment of disease is always individual to each patient. As Ayurveda treats according to the constitution of an individual, it is known as a highly accurate and personalized method of analyzing diseases. All diseases are caused by aggravation of the three doshas i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha. This aggravation is caused by the intake of improper diet and an improper lifestyle.
Ayurveda is a whole person healing process, treating body, mind, emotions and spirit.
When you visit an Ayurvedic practitioner, be prepared to talk about yourself. Because Ayurveda emphasizes balance in all areas of your life, a trained practitioner will not only examine your body, but will take an extensive personal and medical history, including questions about daily diet, profession and working conditions, exercise routines, relationships, and mental health.
This thorough intake process helps the practitioner identify key symptoms and potential causes of imbalance and determine suitable treatment options.