DASHVIDHA PARIKSHA IMPORTANCE IN PANCHKARMA: A CRITICAL REVIEW
Dr. Swati Bhatt*, Dr. Uttam Kumar Sharma, Dr. Mayank Bhatkoti, Dr. Gyanendra Datta Shukla, Dr. Shikha Pandey and Dr. Lalit Mohan Bhatt
Examination of the patient in any clinical setup is the most critical part of treatment, providing exact line of treatment to an efficient Vaidhya. In the ancient eternal science of life Ayurveda, Acharya Charak has described tenfold of examination i.e., Prikriti, Vikriti, Sara, Samhanan, Pramana, Satmya, Satva, Aharshakti, Vyayamshakti and Vaya, for specific determination of Bala of patient. Panchkarma is the branch of Ayurveda which comprises five unique procedures having great importance in present era to maintain health and to cure disease. Dashvidha Pariksha performed before planning of Panchakarma aimed to assess Ayu, Bala and Dosha Pramana of the patient further it helps to adopt selection of proper drug, Panchakarma procedures and duration of therapy. It is also a marker for prognosis of the disease so, beneficial in planning safe and effective procedures and treatment. Through the study of classical concept of Dashvidha Pariksha from Charak Samhita and related explanatory texts, this article is an attempt to highlight the significance of Dashvidh Pariksha in Panchkarma.
Keywords: Panchkarma, Dashvidh Pariksha, Tenfold examination.
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