Pulsation diagnosing is a technique that is secondhand to various healing systems to decide the wellness condition and the course of treatment for patients. In Ayurvedic practice, and in traditional Chinese medicine, the techniques of pulsation have been developed over thousands of years, as these are two ancient systems of medication in the world.
Ayurveda pays special attention to the pulse. It describes three distincty types of pulses radial: vata, pitta and kapha, with six types of pulsation for arms (three deep and three superficial), through which it is possible to perceive the vitality, strength and normal physiologic tone of specific organs.
Acupuncture, a branch of traditional Chinese medicine, has depended on pulsation as the main tool or deciding factor regarding the course of treatment. Allopathic Doctors place their hands on the carpus, and listen to the pulse rate at various points on the consistency with a stethoscope. Doctors look for any abnormalities in pace and rhythm that could indicate heart problems, fever and inner bleeding. Measuring blood pressure is another way to determine circulatory conditions, hypertension and such other problems.
Ayurvedic pulsation is called ‘nadi pariksha’ in Ayurvedic terms. The principle is that the pulse is measured at the radial arteria, a gore vessel, located on interior of the wrist joint. Ayurvedic doctors use three fingers to feel the pulse. Doctors take note of heart beat per unit, by counting the number of beats per minute and per breathing cycle. The doctors check pulsation on both wrists, as each gives different indications.
Apart from checking the pulsation in the wrist alone, at times, the pulsation is checked at other points on organic structure, including the inner-side of the arm above the elbow, the femoral that travels down the inner side of the leg, the carotid at the base of the neck, the ankles, the points at the temples and on top of the feet.
Ayurvedic physicians examine the appearance of skin, voice, tongue, urine, eyes, skin, and stool, and such physical characteristics too, apart from the established method of pulsation alone, while diagnosing.