Clinical Examination Methods in Ayurveda - Dr. Anand Pol
Dr. Anand Vasant Pole, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu, Gujarat, India - working as a professor and head of the department of Rog Nidana (pathology), Government Ayurved College, Vadodara, Gujarat, India. Having 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, published various articles, publications, books and invited as a resource person for various national and international conferences, selected subject expert committee member in Rog Nidan by Central Council of Indian Medicine, conducted and developed various CME (Continuing Medical Education) programs in Ayurveda.
Topic: Exploring the concept of ancient clinical examination methods
Abstract: Acharya Charaka says that a physician can accomplish the desired results if he duly initiates action after having full knowledge of the subject. Charaka in around 2nd B.C. has elaborated scientific methods of patient examination. This approach to patient examination is very practical and scientific. Most important of all these Methods is a patient, who constitutes the site for the administration of therapies with a view to bringing about equilibrium in the Body. The patient should be examined so as to obtain knowledge regarding the span of life, strength and the intensity of morbidity. Because, it is on the basis of the intensity of morbidity that the dosage of the therapy is determined and the latter is dependent upon the strength or the power of resistance of the individual. Therefore, the patient should be examined with tenfold examination methods described in ancient Ayurveda Texts.