Ayurvedic Assessment & Pulse Diagnosis

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Discover the ancient science of Ayurvedic Assessment methodologies including Pulse Diagnosis to detect an individual’s mind-body constitution and state of imbalance. Ayurvedic classical texts clearly explain how to identify the subtle disease conditions which a physical examination or other assessment techniques are unable to recognize.

We will cover the traditional Ayurvedic techniques as outlined in the Vedic texts in this 3-day weekend intensive training. You’ll join like-minded healers and Ayurveda students like yourself to hone your assessment skills and protocol development.


Who should take this program


Students are required to have an existing knowledge of the fundamentals of Ayurveda including Subdoshas (KAA101 – The Essence of Ayurveda and KAA102 – Ayurvedic Physiology or equivalent). Please contact admissions@keralaayurveda.us if you would like to verify an equivalent course to satisfy this requirement, attend our next KAA101 and KAA102 class session or purchase the most recent class recordings.


Learning Objectives

  • How to perform Three Step Assessment (Trividha Pareeksha), Eight Step Examination (Ashtavidha Pareeksha), Ten Step Assessment (Dasavidha Pareeksha)
  • How to perform assessment of Pulse (Nadi), Tongue (Jihva), Eye (Netra), Skin (Twak), Stool (Mala), Urine (Mutra), Voice (Sabda), Structure (Akriti)
  • How to perform Ayurvedic assessment of systems and channels (Sroto Pareeksha)
  • Understand how to differentiate between Constitution (Prakriti) and Disease (Vikriti) for accurate assessment, prevention and remedy
  • Learn the procedure for consolidating the assessment outcome and mapping the Ayurvedic etiopathogenisis (Samprapti)


Program Details


Day 1

  • Overview of Ayurvedic assessment methodologies
  • Importance of using all the three tools in assessing Constitution (Prakriti) and Disease (Vikriti)
    • Observation (Darshana)
    • Touch (Sparshana)
    • Questioning (Prashna)
  • Do’s and Don’ts during Ayurvedic assessment
  • Assessment of Constitution vs Disease


Day 2

  • Pulse Diagnosis- practical methodologies based on classical Ayurvedic texts
    • Overview of Pulse assessment
    • Methodology of assessing Prakriti and Vikriti
    • Various layers of pulse
    • Practical assessment of live cases
  • Tongue Diagnosis
    • Overview of Tongue assessment
    • Methodology of assessing various systems disorders
    • Understanding specific disease conditions from Tongue
    • Practical assessment of live cases


Day 3

  • Ayurvedic Assessment of
    • Eye (Netra)
    • Skin (Twak)
    • Nail (Nakha)
    • Hair (Kesa)
    • Stool (Mala)
    • Urine (Mutra)
    • Voice (Sabda)
    • Structure (Akriti)
  • Consolidating the assessment outcome and mapping the Ayurvedic etiopathogenisis
  • Practical assessment of live cases to establish the complete mapping of disease (Samprapti)