Let us rightly understand the word DIAGNOSIS to be able to appreciate what the Centre offers through its DIAGNOSTICS facilities. The dictionary meaning of Diagnosis is “the identification of the nature of an illness or problem by examination of the symptoms.”
Diagnosis requires a medical history (including family history), a physical examination, and usually tests and diagnostic procedures (e.g. blood analysis, diagnostic imaging). A list of possible causes – the differential diagnosis – is developed and then narrowed down by further tests that eliminate or support specific possibilities.
In order to provide accurate diagnosis, the Centre has adopted two types of diagnostic methods: The Ancient and The Modern.
1. Ancient methods of diagnosis
- Pulse diagnosis –
“taking your pulse is more than counting the beats.” The health of the entire body may be determined from the pulse, including the balance of dosha.
- Tongue diagnosis—
the organ of taste and speech, the tongue, corresponds to different organs of the body, hence a blemish on the tongue can determine which organ of the body is out of balance
- Face diagnosis –
disorder and disease are manifested on the face, rightly calling it the “mirror of the mind.”
- Lip diagnosis –
Similarly, the condition of the lips may indicate the condition of certain physical organs and their functions. For instance, lips are examined for whether they are pale, parched, shrivelled, dry and rough, blue, black or yellow, with inflammatory patches, or with brown spots reflect body imbalances
- Nail diagnosis –
Like the lips, the coloration of the nails reflect doshic imbalances
- Eye diagnosis –
The examination of the eyes, as with the lips and nails, may also reflect potential doshic imbalance. Excessive blinking indicates nervousness, anxiety or fear; drooping upper eyelid indicates a sense of insecurity, fear or lack of confidence; different colourations indicate different lack of proportions — ALL are vata imbalances
2. Modern methods of diagnosis
Modern scientific diagnosis not only confirms and complements traditional methods, but also paves the way for more specific analyses and interpretations. The Center is thus equipped with the following state of the art diagnostic tools:
- Pathology Lab
- X-ray unit
- Electrocardiography unit
- Ultrasound unit