To get frustrated by getting only symptomatic relief from other medicinal apathies, your first step is to consult a board-certified ayurvedic allergist. At IAFA’s doorstep your hard work to find out an allergist is over. IAFA focus on how Dr. Gupta ayurvedic consultancy should be able to look beyond your symptoms. What exactly is right and wrong with your body systems and find out much different from the system. This will take IAFA at different level of involvement during allergy consultation.
IAFA Ashtavidha Pariksha (The Eightfold Exam) for Allergy
Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science and India’s traditional system of medicine, is believed to be around 5,000 years old, and is considered to be the longest continuously practiced system of medicine. Before blood tests, MRIs, CAT scans, ECGs, and X-Rays, there was the eightfold examination process called Ashtavidha Pariksha. (Ashta means “eight,” “vidha” means fold or process, and “pariksha” means exam.) This checkup is still practiced today by Dr. Gupta certified ayurveda allergist. Dr. Gupta master in his ashtavidha pariksha especially in allergic disorder should be able to look beyond your symptoms. Allergy symptoms are also signs of other diseases. So what exactly is right and wrong with your body systems and is very difficult to know the root cause of disease or allergy symptom. This will take IAFA at different level of involvement during allergy consultation. It consists of examining eight areas of the body and bodily functions, all of which reveal places of balance and imbalance.
Pulse Diagnosis (Nadi Pareeksha)
Nadi Pareeksha is also known as ‘Nadi chikitsa’ or the Ayurvedic pulse reading, which can accurately diagnose both physical and mental diseases as well as dosha imbalances.
How Is the IAFA Ayurvedic Pulse Analysis Conducted?
Dr. Gupta certified in Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS, MHA) having experience of 50000+ allergy patients treated and is well known now a days for accurate pulse reading. Nadi Pareeksha is done using the signals obtained from the three precise locations on the wrist at the radial artery using the index, middle and ring fingers corresponding to Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The signals obtained from these locations are not only due to the contraction and relaxation of blood vessel but also a result of movement of blood through the artery. Any change in the nature of signal felt is a means of diagnosis of disease. The different waveforms obtained from vata, pitta, and kapha nadi have a shape similar to that of movement of a snake, frog, and swan.
Significance of Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis in Allergies
The term Nadi refers to the pulse, nerves, veins, arteries, and some sort of channel passage of physiological and biological signals.
- It is a comprehensive method, which and helps to reach the root cause of allergy issues, not merely by addressing the symptoms. Pulse diagnosis forewarns you about potential health risks.
- Accurate and detailed Diagnosis of allergies.
- It gives you an insight on how to optimize your health in accordance with the elements which are predominant in your body.
- It provides you with a personalized and individual prognosis which is accurate.
- Effective, inexpensive and non-invasive method to diagnose allergy.
How Do Dr. Gupta Diagnose an Allergy Using Pulse Diagnosis Chart?
Dr. Gupta is well experienced; by the way of pulse reading he used to determine one’s constitution, or dosha, and current state of imbalance. He feels for the strength of vata, pitta, and kapha in the pulse, look for the overall qualities of the pulse as well: hot or cold, feeble or bounding, stable or mobile, heavy or light.
- A dry, light, cold pulse reveals the presence of vata;
- a hot, bounding, sharp pulse indicates pitta;
- a slow, soft, steady pulse is more kapha in nature.
When there is a dosha imbalance in allergy ailments in the body, a unusual pulse can be identified. For example, a frog may be felt under index where actually a snake should be felt. This is an indication of ‘frog chasing the cobra’ or in simple terms, pitta blocking the Vata dosha results in skin allergies.
Instructions for Nadi Pariksha
- Nadi Parikha is done on empty stomach or 2 ½ hours after consuming food.
- Only water is allowed in these 2 ½ hours
Talking about urination might feel uncomfortable, but there’s important information available in this discussion. The color can indicate if one is properly hydrated; the frequency can indicate if there’s enough fluid intake. Pain or discomfort could indicate a more complicated concern.
IAFA method of Urine Examination in allergies:
Sample of fresh urine in a glass jar (midstream in the first urine in the morning). Place a drop of sesame oil on the surface and observe its pattern:
- Vata Doshas Imbalanced: Oil floats and pattern resembles a snake. Scanty urine can reveal the presence of vataj type of allergy.
- Pitta Doshas Imbalanced: Bubbles appear; splits into small drops; makes the shape of a ring, hot urine can show the presence of pittaj type of allergy.
- Kapha Doshas Imbalanced: Looks like a pearl and may sink: cloudy urine may indicate kaphaj type of allergy.
Again, a little uncomfortable to discuss, but it can reveal vitally important information about digestive health indirectly the ailments related to food, skin & nasal allergies. Daily elimination (or lack thereof) is a visible indication of digestive health. Ideally, we should eliminate every morning within one hour of waking. The bowel movement should have no pain or strain and be the consistency of a banana.
IAFA method of Feces Examination in allergies:
- Vata Doshas Imbalanced: Constipation indicates that vata predominant allergy issue.
- Pitta Doshas Imbalanced: loose stools indicate pitta predominant allergy issue.
- Kapha Doshas Imbalanced: heavy, sludgy stools indicate kapha predominant allergy issue.
When examining the tongue, Dr. Gupta looks out at the color and shape, checking to see if there are scallops on the sides, movement, coating, or cracking.
IAFA method of Tongue Examination in allergies:
- Vata Doshas Imbalanced: cracking and a thin, brownish, pointed-tip tongue is more prevalent in vataj type of allergies.
- Pitta Doshas Imbalanced: redness suggests pittaj type of allergies.
- Kapha Doshas Imbalanced: A large, round-tipped, whitish tongue indicates kaphaj type of allergies.
- Malabsorption: Scalloped edges on the sides of the tongue (teeth impressions) indicate possible malabsorption or malnutrition.
- Coating: Coating indicates a presence of ama, or undigested food, in the digestive system.
Sounds in the body
Vata Prakruti Peoples: Gurgling in the stomach or cracking of the joints indicate the presence of vata. Eating cooked foods and keeping regular mealtimes can help with gurgling, and rubbing the joints with sesame oil can soothe cracking sounds. The quality, speed, and tone of your voice also give information about your constitution. If you speak quickly and tend to lose your train of thought, there may be excess vata present.
Pitta Prakruti Peoples: Those with more pitta in their constitution speak sharply and clearly.
Kapha Prakruti Peoples: Kapha types take their time expressing their thoughts while speaking slowly.
The doshas affect both the shape and color of the eyes.
- Vataj Eyes: Small, dry eyes indicate vata doshas;
- Pittaj Eyes: Medium, piercing, intense eyes are present with pitta doshas;
- Kaphaj Eyes: Big, watery eyes are kapha doshas eyes.
IAFA method of Eye Examination in allergies
If there is redness or yellowness in the whites of the eyes, pittaj doshas allergy is present. Soothing the eyes daily by splashing cool water on them or adding a few drops of rosewater can relieve red, itchy, dry, and tired eyes.
Various abnormal sign in nails indicate the presence of vata, pitta, or kapha dosha imbalanced type of allergic conditions.
Long vertical lines can indicate malabsorption;
soft, flexible nails indicate pitta;
brittle nails that break easily are more vata; and
kapha nails are thick, oily, and strong.
Your body shape, the color and texture of your hair, your energy level, and even your gait can indicate the predominance of vata, pitta, or kapha.
- Vataj Appearance: A vataj body is one with thin, small bones, sinewy and without much curve or musculature. Vata hair is typically average in amount, dry, and light brown or blonde. Dry skin is a feature of vata. Vata types have a sporadic amount of energy—bouncing around in one moment and exhausted in the next.
- Pitta Appearance: Pittaj body types are usually medium-framed with a moderate amount of musculature. Pitta types often have thinner hair, reddish or auburn, and may bald or go gray early in life. Oily skin prone to acne and rashes is a sign of pitta imbalance. Pitta types have a strong energy, but tend to burn themselves out by over scheduling.
- Kapha Appearance: Kaphaj body types are fuller and bigger-boned with more curves. Kapha hair is generally thick, curly or wavy, dark brown, and oily. Kapha skin is thick, soft, and smooth. Kapha types are slow and steady; they have the stamina to go the long haul, but they don’t move terribly fast in the process.