CONCEPT AND APPLICATION OF PRAMANA PAREEKSHA
Science is the knowledge about the natural world that is based on facts learned through experiments and observations. A scientific study is the concerted human efforts to understand, or to understand better, the history of natural world and how the natural world works with the observable physical evidence as the basis of understanding. It includes annotations, measurements of entities addition of data’s and lastly scrutiny of entire findings to arrive at a conclusion. To unscrew the pathology of various diseases and to assess the Bala Pramana of an individual, thorough understanding of the structural and functional built up of human physique is inevitable. Among Dashavidha Pareeksha, Pramana Pareeksha is one of such aspect of Charaka which includes the study of measurements of human body constituents. It is of great significance as it proves the individualistic approach of Ayurveda rather than a generalized one. Applications of Swangula Pramana can be seen in different contexts like in preparing different Shastras, Yantras realated to Shalya, Shalakya and Panchakarma and probably these are prepared by assessing the Swa-angula Pramana of Rogi who is under treatment. Charakacharya enumerates that a person endowed with ‘Pramanavat Shareera’ has longevity, strength, happiness, power, wealth and virtues where as those with high or poor measurements hold qualities contrary to that which explained in the classics. Hence, this paper conveys the relevance of concept of Pramana Pareeksha, and throws light on its role in clinical practice.
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