Author(s): Atul Subramanian, Arun Chandran, Arhanth Kumar A, Divyarani, Sapna D
Examination plays an important role in the diagnosis of a disease. In ancient times the method of examination was by the usage of trividha pariksha, dasha vidha pariksha and ashta sthana pariksha. Ashta sthana pariksha represents the clinical assessment as well as the laboratory investigations of that period. Among the ashta sthana pariksha, mutra pariksha is one which proves to be an important aid in diagnosis as well as assessing the prognosis of a disease. The taila bindu pariksha which is a part of the mutra pariksha helps in assessing the prognosis of a disease. Kamala is a clinical condition characterised by peeta mutrata. Hence the study was under taken on a single group of 30 patients of kamala to evaluate the prognosis by Taila bindu pariksha. The urine samples collected from the patients were subjected for tailabindu pariksha. The relation of peetamutrata and peetanetrata with the nature of spread, direction of spread and shapes formed by the oil drop was assessed for determining the prognosis of the disease. Peeta netrata in relation with nature of spread, direction of spread and shape of spread was significant with P value of 0.038, 0.001 and 0.001 respectively. The findings with respect to the nature of spread, direction of spread and patterns created by the spread of oil drop in majority of the patients matched with the description given in classical literature of Ayurveda.