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|When you go to see an
Ayurvedic practitioner, one of the first things that he or she will do is to
take your pulse. When western doctors
take your pulse, they are counting the beats. An Ayurvedic practitioner uses the pulse in a much different
way. Three fingers are used, and
each finger “reads” how much a dosha (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) is present in the
physiology. The doshas run through
the blood in a predictable way, so a trained practitioner can sense the
movement of the doshas and figure out which is dominant. The most subtle dosha is vata. It is felt with the index finger. Pitta is felt with the third finger, it
is liquid and substantial in nature.
Kapha is felt with the ring finger – it is heavy and slow in
nature. The practitioner feels for
these qualities, and also the underlying subtle qualities that lie beneath each
dosha. An experienced practitioner
can get a lot of information just from your pulse!