Relation between Prakriti (Physical constitution) and Vital signs in healthy infants.

  • niraj kumar srivastava Reader, department of Kaumarbhritya/Bal roga Government Ayurvedic college, Varanasi (UP)
Keywords: Keywords:-Prakriti, Heart rate, Temperature, Respiratory rate, Oxygen Saturation, Infants.

Abstract

Abstract:           Background: The word Prakriti is derived from ‘Pra’ and ‘Kriti’, here ‘Pra’ means origin or beginning and ‘Kriti’ means to create or to act; while the Prakriti means constitution, disposition or fundamental form. Prakriti is enumeration of body features, internal as well as external. Prakriti Dosha quanta and blood groups are present in a person since birth till death without changing. Vitals signs like temperature, heart rate (HR), Respiratory rate (RR) and Oxygen saturation have specific relation with Prakriti. Aim: - To study the Relation between Prakriti & Vital sign (Heart rate, Respiratory rate, Temperature and Oxygen saturation) in healthy infants. Material and Methods: After obtaining Institutional Ethics Committee permission, normal healthy 226 infants of either sex were taken for Prakriti assessment and vital sign assessment. Their Prakriti evaluation was done by questionnaires prepared by department of Kriya Sharira and Kaumarbhritya/Bal roga. Vitals sign like temperature, heart rate (HR), respiratory rate (RR) and oxygen saturation of each baby were assessed by pulse oximeter (multi-channel). Discussion & Conclusion: - In present study, higher temperature and heart rate of infants may attribute to Pitta and Kapha characteristics manifested in respective Prakriti of infants. As per Ayurveda, Pittaja Prakriti have Ushnamukha  and Ushnasharira,  while Kaphaja Prakriti infants have Alpa Santapa (little temperature).This manifestation might be of Kapha resulting low heart rate while increased temperature along with high heart rate occur in Pittaja Prakriti. This study explores relation between vital sign and Prakriti in healthy infants. Keywords:-Prakriti, Heart rate, Temperature, Respiratory rate, Oxygen Saturation, Infants.

Author Biography

niraj kumar srivastava, Reader, department of Kaumarbhritya/Bal roga Government Ayurvedic college, Varanasi (UP)
Reader, department of Kaumarbhritya/Bal roga Government Ayurvedic college, Varanasi (UP)221006

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2018-06-27
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