WHEN TO CONSULT AN AYURVEDIC PHYSICIAN
Today, many people have gotten into the habit of searching the internet for solutions to their health issues. From fatigue to headaches and cancer, people seek knowledge on the internet. However, internet knowledge can be a bane when it comes to healthcare. With half-understood details and self-medication based on symptoms, you may be putting your health in severe conditions
So, here we give you some tips as to when and why you should visit an Ayurvedic practitioner.
To assess your dosha and manage it effectively:
Often people take some online quizzes and try to determine the dosha aspect of their body. In most cases, you may be more confused as such quizzes won’t be able to capture a clear picture. Also, taking any medication based on such quizzes can be harmful.
The only way to assess your body dosha type is to visit an Ayurvedic practitioner. Using pulse, they assess dosha based on several questions, observations, and diagnoses. An Ayurvedic practitioner can give you a precise diagnosis of your current state of health and imbalances. Working with an Ayurvedic practitioner will help you travel on the right path of health.
When you have some skin issue that’s persistent for some time or a chronic illness, it’s best to consult an Ayurvedic practitioner. Ayurveda addresses the root of the problems and prescribes its management using diet, lifestyle, and medication.
Today, work and lifestyle are pretty demanding on the mind and body. To sustain the energy levels and stay on top of your health, Ayurveda has time-tested methods. Consulting an Ayurvedic practitioner helps you stay fit and energetic.
An Ayurvedic practitioner conducts the examinations in three parts:
Darshan or observation: An Ayurvedic practitioner assesses the person’s health by looking at the patient and observing their movements, skin color, eyes, lines on the face, nose shape, body contour, quality of hair, nails, and lips.
Sparsha or touch: An Ayurvedic practitioner will use touch, press down on parts of the body, listen for sounds made by the internal organs, and tap on some parts. The ayurvedic practitioner applies focus on the patient’s pulse, speech, tongue, and nails.
Prashna or questions: Ayurvedic practitioner will check with the patient about the symptoms, complaints, duration of the problem, and disease progression. The practitioner also will check the mental and psychological condition of the patient.
The comprehensive examination helps an Ayurvedic practitioner diagnose the disorder and customize the management for each patient. For the diagnosis, the Ayurvedic practitioner employs rogi-roga pareeksha. This method combines disease analysis with a deep examination of individuals.
Ayurveda considers that human beings have the energy to bring the body back to a healthy or balanced state. Hence, instead of focusing on treatment or medicine to manage the illness, the Ayurvedic practitioner focuses on the techniques to strengthen the healthy elements inherent in the body, which will help the individual to recover. This principle is called svabhavoparamavada, which means the Ayurvedic idea of helping the body urge its energy to heal.
While treatments and medicines are used in the process, it is only to support the body’s self-reparation.