Source: Lad, Vasant, Dr., B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Textbook of Ayurveda: a Complete Guide to Clinical Assessment, Volume 2, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ayurvedic Press, 2006, 382 Pages, ISBN-13: 978-1883725112 (800-863-7721 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-863-7721 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-863-7721 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-863-7721 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-863-7721 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or 505-291-9698) www.Ayurveda.com, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1883725112/ref=ase_medicinebuddh-20
Nidana Panchakam: The Five Clinical Barometers
“The clinical study of disease begins with nidana panchakam. It is the first and foremost barometer for studying any disease or any suffering. Nidana means etiology, pancha means five. So nidana panchakam are the five clinical barometers through which we try to understand a disease. These are:
4. Upashaya: therapeutic guidelines
The Importance of Understanding the Cause of Disease:
“Ayurveda classifies all disorders in terms of qualitative changes. The twenty qualities (gunas) are manifest in the doshas, dhatus, urine, feces and sweat, and they affect the mind and consciousness. In fact they are present throughout the universe. Our body is constantly exposed to the outer environment, which induces its qualities into the body, mind and consciousness through diet, lifestyle, seasonal changes and the quality of our relationships.”
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