E-ISSN 2455-3166
 

Original Research 


Clinical Assessment of Prakriti – A Pilot Study

Kothanath Bhaskaran Jyothy, Pansi Siddhali.

Abstract
Background: Assessment of Prakriti (individual constitution) is one among the basic principles and ten major steps of examination of patients explained in Ayurveda. Individuals possessing constitution with equilibrium of three Dosha (bodily humors) named Vata, Pitta and Kapha are said to be excellent and those with two Dosha dominancy are condemnable. The persons with constitution of single Dosha predominance are said to be inferior, mediocre and good depending upon the respective Dosha involvement. In present day clinical practice, due to various reasons the assessment of Prakriti is being overlooked. Aim: The present study was aimed at analysis of physical features in gross level Prakriti assessment. Materials & Methods: The present pilot study was a single group single centre selective sampling survey study on 25 healthy adult participants who were included in the study after obtaining informed consent. 16 selected physical features of different Prakriti as per classical textbooks of Ayurveda were assessed in them with the use of specially prepared questionnaire. The observations made on each feature were given scores from 0 to 1 and the scores were summarized to calculate the percentage. Prakriti was assessed based on the percentage obtained for individual Dosha. Results: Among 25 participants, physical features of Vata Dosha were found to be 36.75% and that of Pitta Dosha and Kapha Dosha were 38.75% and 24.5% respectively. It was observed that 80 % of the participants belonged to Tridoshaja Prakriti whereas 20% belonged to Dwidoshaja Prakriti. It was also observed that the participants had a few clinical symptoms in common such as lumbago, menstrual irregularities, digestive disorders and constipation. Conclusion: At a gross level, assessment of Prakriti of individuals can be drawn by direct observation during clinical examination which will serve as a good tool in planning primary health care strategies in present day clinical practice. The study also demonstrated assessment of Prakriti in individuals who have limitations in effective communication. Studies in larger group are necessary to establish the same further.

Key words: Individual Constitution, Physical Features, Pratyaksha Pramana, Prakriti, Tridosha


 
ARTICLE TOOLS
Abstract
PDF Fulltext
Print this article Print this Article
How to cite this articleHow to cite this article
Export to
Export to
Related Records
 Articles by Kothanath Bhaskaran Jyothy
Articles by Pansi Siddhali
on Google
on Google Scholar
Article Statistics
 Viewed: 252
Downloaded: 82
Cited: 0

How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

Jyothy KB, Siddhali P. Clinical Assessment of Prakriti – A Pilot Study. J. res. tradit. med. 2017; 3(6): 167-171.


Web Style

Jyothy KB, Siddhali P. Clinical Assessment of Prakriti – A Pilot Study. http://www.tmjournal.org/?mno=296922 [Access: August 19, 2018].


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Jyothy KB, Siddhali P. Clinical Assessment of Prakriti – A Pilot Study. J. res. tradit. med. 2017; 3(6): 167-171.



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Jyothy KB, Siddhali P. Clinical Assessment of Prakriti – A Pilot Study. J. res. tradit. med. (2017), [cited August 19, 2018]; 3(6): 167-171.



Harvard Style

Jyothy, K. B. & Siddhali, P. (2017) Clinical Assessment of Prakriti – A Pilot Study. J. res. tradit. med, 3 (6), 167-171.



Turabian Style

Jyothy, Kothanath Bhaskaran, and Pansi Siddhali. 2017. Clinical Assessment of Prakriti – A Pilot Study. JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE, 3 (6), 167-171.



Chicago Style

Jyothy, Kothanath Bhaskaran, and Pansi Siddhali. "Clinical Assessment of Prakriti – A Pilot Study." JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE 3 (2017), 167-171.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Jyothy, Kothanath Bhaskaran, and Pansi Siddhali. "Clinical Assessment of Prakriti – A Pilot Study." JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE 3.6 (2017), 167-171. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Jyothy, K. B. & Siddhali, P. (2017) Clinical Assessment of Prakriti – A Pilot Study. JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE, 3 (6), 167-171.





Most Viewed Articles
  • Efficacy of Erand Sneha (Castor Oil) in the management of Amavata (Rheumatoid arthritis) with respect to its Sama Stage
    Gauridutt Mishra *, Darshana H Pandya
    J. res. tradit. med. 2017; 3(2): 28-35
    » Abstract

  • URAMARUNNU - A TRADITIONAL AYURVEDIC PAEDIATRIC PRACTICE
    INDU SABU, KRISHNA RAO SATHYA
    J. res. tradit. med. 2017; 3(3): 91-97
    » Abstract

  • Pharmaceutico - Analytical Study of Shrugatakadi Taila using the concept of Taila Murchhana (Oil Processing)
    Juhi Ubale* , Anita Wanjari, Bharath Rathi, Dhirajsingh Rajput
    J. res. tradit. med. 2017; 3(2): 36-42
    » Abstract

  • Pharmaceutical Standardisation of Kukkutanda Tvak Bhasma (Incinerated Egg Shell)
    Ghanshyam Mahulkar * , Bharat Rathi
    J. res. tradit. med. 2017; 3(2): 43-50
    » Abstract

  • Concept of Chakshushya in the Materia Medica of Ayurveda
    Tarkeshwar Sukhadev Wankhade* , Pravin Raghunathrao Joshi, Suraj Laxmansingh Thakur, Mante G B
    J. res. tradit. med. 2017; 3(2): 55-63
    » Abstract

  • Review on Various types of Makaradhwaja (Gold containing mercurial preparation)
    Mangala Jadhav *, Swati S Chirane, Anjali Menon
    J. res. tradit. med. 2017; 3(2): 51-54
    » Abstract

  • Shashti Upakrama (Sixty Procedures) in the management of Vrana (Wound) - A Review
    Rajneesh V Giri
    J. res. tradit. med. 2017; 3(4): 109-116
    » Abstract

  • Histological validation of Pleeha (Spleen) as one of the Mulasthana (Origin) of Rakta Vaha Srotas (Circulatory System)
    Gaurav Soni*, Neelam
    J. res. tradit. med. 2017; 3(1): 18-22
    » Abstract

  • Indigenous knowledge of medicinal plants and perception of managing disease among the Yanadi Tribe of Veyi Lingala Kona
    Chandrika Thalari*, Palapandala Thiripalu
    J. res. tradit. med. 2017; 3(1): 12-17
    » Abstract

  • The ‘four’ stratagem of Traditional Indian Medicine – Ayurveda
    Jyothy Kothanath Bhaskaran
    J. res. tradit. med. 2017; 3(4): 98-100
    » Abstract

  • Most Downloaded
  • URAMARUNNU - A TRADITIONAL AYURVEDIC PAEDIATRIC PRACTICE
    INDU SABU, KRISHNA RAO SATHYA
    J. res. tradit. med. 2017; 3(3): 91-97
    » Abstract

  • Evaluation of Anti - Hyperglycaemic activity of Madhu (Honey) in High fat diet induced diabetes - An Experimental study
    Sowmya Hariharapura Yogendra, Satish Pai, Manjula Santhepete Nanjundayya
    J. res. tradit. med. 2017; 3(5): 129-136
    » Abstract

  • The ‘four’ stratagem of Traditional Indian Medicine – Ayurveda
    Jyothy Kothanath Bhaskaran
    J. res. tradit. med. 2017; 3(4): 98-100
    » Abstract

  • Management of Avascular Necrosis through Ayurveda - A Case Study
    Ram Lakhan Meena, Santhosh Bhatted, Prashanth Dharmarajan, Nilam Meena, Jitender Kumar, Hanumant Nirmal
    J. res. tradit. med. 2017; 3(4): 123-128
    » Abstract

  • Shashti Upakrama (Sixty Procedures) in the management of Vrana (Wound) - A Review
    Rajneesh V Giri
    J. res. tradit. med. 2017; 3(4): 109-116
    » Abstract

  • Wound Exudates and its Analogies – A Prognostic Indicator
    Rashmi Tenkalkote Mahesh, Sathish Heggade Siddalingaiah, Mithun Bhaskar Shetty, Narmada Magalam Gururajarao, Lalatendu Sekhar Panigrahy
    J. res. tradit. med. 2017; 3(4): 101-108
    » Abstract

  • Behavioural Problems in Children – Methods to Prevent and Manage through Good Parenting and Ayurveda
    Renu Rathi, Bharat Rathi, Dhiraj Sing Rajput
    J. res. tradit. med. 2017; 3(4): 117-122
    » Abstract

  • A Review on Smriti (Memory) and its Affiliates in Ayurveda
    Pallavi Ashok Ghadage, Niranjan Yethdaka, Narendra Trivedi
    J. res. tradit. med. 2017; 3(5): 143-150
    » Abstract

  • Efficacy of Kshara Karma (Caustic therapy) in Primary and Secondary Third Degree Arshas (Haemorrhoids) - A Case Report
    Rajasree Gopalakrishnan, Ajith Kumar Raveendrakurup
    J. res. tradit. med. 2017; 3(5): 137-142
    » Abstract

  • Management of Grahani Dosha in Children with Devadarvyadi Vati
    Maleka Raisbhai Vhora, Rahul Ghuse, Virendra Kori, Rajagopala Shrikrishna, Kalpana S Patel
    J. res. tradit. med. 2017; 3(3): 85-90
    » Abstract

  • Most Cited Articles
  • Fourier Transforms Infrared Spectroscopy Study on Shadguna Makaradhwaja - An Ayurvedic Mercurial Drug Compound
    Vaibhav Charde*, Kishor Patel, Rohit Gokarn, Dhirajsingh Rajput, Biswajyoti Patgiri, Pradeep Kumar Prajapati
    J. res. tradit. med. 2016; 2(4): 94-98
    » Abstract
    Cited : 1 time [Click to see citing article]