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Significance of Prakarti Analysis Nowadays

Different prakartis as per doshas constitution in body
Body Types

Ayurveda is the science & art of life that aims to maintain the health of the healthy person and provide management and /or treatment to the ailing humanity i.e. preventive, promotive, and curative health knowledge treasure. Health is a state of constant positive interaction between the individual and the environment. It is conceived that the human body is composed of three functional energies/humours (Tri-doshas) i.e. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha which are derivatives of the pentavalent universe in our body. The relative proportions of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha in an individual during fertilization of Sperm and ovum and intra-uterine life determine his/ her Prakriti / constitution/temperament of the individual. Prakriti is also the state of health or homeostasis which is the prime objective of the physician. Determination of Prakriti is an integral part of Ayurvedic diagnostics and treatment which is nowadays interpreted in terms of P4 (Predictive, Preventive, Personalized, and Participatory) medicine. The determination of Prakriti has significant importance in an individual’s physical, physiological, psychological, and behavioral assessment, in both healthy and unhealthy states which can be applied clinically in diagnosis, treatment (drug, dose & duration), and prognosis of the disease. The choice of drug, its dose, diet prescription, and dos and don’ts in health and diseased conditions also vary with Prakriti.

Prakarti Analysis Consulation
Prakarti consultation

Why emphasize getting the Prakarti Analysis Done?

The basic and natural framework of the living universe is decided in a very primitive stage of fertilization and this psycho-somatic framework is coined as ‘Prakriti,’ a Sanskrit definitive term meaning nature/constitution/temperament in medical terms. Prakriti is an important basic concept of Ayurveda that describes the constitution of an individual in relation to one’s physical, physiological, psychological, and behavioral characteristics and is an integral constituent of Ayurvedic diagnosis, treatment, and disease prognosis. Since the last decade, modern scientists and doctors have generated their belief in P4 i.e. Predictive, Preventive, Personalized, and Participatory medicine. Despite all modern research, person-to-person variation in the manifestation of disease and response of medicines in different individuals has led scientists to look forward to understanding the individualized approach of Ayurveda in treating patients. Thus, the concept of Prakriti i.e. ‘Individual constitution’ has emerged as an interesting area for researchers. With the emerging epidemic of NCDs (Non-communicable diseases), the role of preventive and promotive medicine has gained the prime attention of the medical fraternity across the globe. Both these aspects need an individual participative approach for which the concept of Prakriti has a main role to play. For the promotion of health and prevention of diseases, lifestyle and diet advocacies vary from person to person according to Prakriti. However, the other influencing factors viz region, profession, age, etc. should also be considered. Thus, it is very important to assess the Prakriti of a person carefully before any advice related to health and disease. The characteristic features/ predictors mentioned in classical Ayurvedic texts are subjective and the clinicians/Ayurvedic experts apply their wisdom and experience to capture these predictors. At present, physicians, academic and research organizations researchers are using different questionnaires for assessment of Prakriti which are based on one or other classics.

At MoyaAjurweda, after years of experience and research, Doctor Harpreet has prepared a unique set of questionaries to know the best of Prakarti of an individual to asses patients condition, and involvement of doshas, state of Agni ( Metabolics), malfunctioning, and impairment in the body which is leading to specific disease/unhealthy state in that patient.

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