Evaluation of Naadi Perception in the Diagnosis of Regional Pathological Conditions

Sreeraj, E R (2019) Evaluation of Naadi Perception in the Diagnosis of Regional Pathological Conditions. Masters thesis, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai.


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AIM OF THE STUDY: To establish the Naadi based diagnosis as a cost effective investigatory tool. OBJECTIVES: 1. To carry out a blinded examinations of Naadi and to determine pathological conditions of particular regions of the body. 2. To find out if any specific character in Naadi which may provide a clue to the diagnosis of any specific organ pathology, prognosis and complications of that pathological condition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: “Evaluation of naadi perception in the diagnosis of regional pathological conditions” carried out in out patients, Department of Noinaadal of Ayothodoss Pandithar Hospital National Institute of Siddha, Tambaram Sanatorium, Chennai-47. STUDY TYPE: Observational type of study. STUDY DESIGN: A single blind exploratory trial. STUDY PLACE: Out patient department, Ayothidoss Pandithar Hospital, National Institute of Siddha (NIS), Chennai- 47. SAMPLE SIZE: 500 patients. STUDY PERIOD: 24 months. Inclusion Criteria: Age 15-80 years, Both male and female. Exclusion Criteria: Age below 15 years, Age above 80 years, Persons wet in rain, Persons with fractured hands, Persons under the influence of intoxicants and narcotics. OBSERVATION: Majority of the participants (45%) fell under the age group of 61-85 among these 26.20% were male while 18.80% were female. In the age groups 41- 50 and 51-60 the numbers of participants were almost equal, 18.80% and 19.90% respectively. Second highest number of female participants (13.40%) fell under the age group 51-60. Lowest number of participants (4.40%) fell under the 15-30 age group, and lowest number of male (3.40%) and female (1.00%) participants also fell under the same age group. In patients below the age 30 (Younger adults) and above 60 (Geriatric population) ratio of male to female is more, While in the age group 41-60 (Middle aged group) the ratio of female more to male was more. But in the age group of 31-40 the male to female ratio was almost equal. Minimum age of the participant in this study was 19 and maximum 79. Median 60. Mean - 55.426, Standard Deviation - 12.8335. CONCLUSION: It is concluded from this study that Naadi examination has been found to be a very effective tool in the detection of the disease affected region of the body with reasonable accuracy. Also some of the commoner diseases could be picked up with fair percentage of sensitivity, has been proved that Naadi examination could be a cost effective and useful tool in the early diagnosis of diseases. Finding out the serious illness in its infantile level itself eases the recuperation and thus saves the life. Naadi can pick up the derangement of the three humours, physical locations of that derangement, and thus can also be used as an indicator of prognosis and so it is advisable to use Naadi as a primary screening and assessment tool. This Naadi or Siddha pulse examination has been found to be an effective diagnostic and prognostic tool and hence it can be subjected to a further larger study with more controlled study sample to confirm the leads obtained from this study. Once confirmed, these findings can be generalized and applied to the population at large with more and more personnel are inducted and trained in the skill of Naadi diagnosis.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: (Reg.No.321615207)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Naadi Perception, Diagnosis, Regional Pathological Conditions.
Subjects: AYUSH > Noi-naadal
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2020 06:24
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2020 06:48
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/12246

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