ROLE OF JIVHA PARIKSHAN BY TRIVIDHA PARIKSHA TO ASSESS IMBALANCE OF DOSHA AND STATUS OF AGNI - A REVIEW ARTICLE
*Dr. Mayur V. Mukund and Dr. Nikita R. Kulwal
Background: Jivha parikhan by Trividha pariksha i.e., Darshan Pariksha (by inspection), sparshan and prashnan pariksha helps to determine imbalance of dosha and status of agni. Presence of disease in our system indicates an imbalance in our doshas and agnidushti. Various features of the tongue such as colour, size and shape are considered to assess imbalance of dosha. As jivha acts as mirror of digestive system it reflects the status of agni. Sama jivha (coating over tongue) on darshan pariksha indicates ama production in the body which is ultimately indicator of agnimandya. So, jivha parikshan is important to know the imbalance of doshas, status of agni and diagnosis of disease. Thus, the examination of the tongue becomes an important starting point in the clinical examination of patient. It often gives a physician an insight into the status of agni and prognosis of diseases.
Keywords: Trividha Pariksha, imbalance of dosha, status of agni, Jivha parikshan.
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