A practical example of the VedaPulse assessment’s analysis from the perspective of Ayurveda


For those who have just begun learning about “Vedapulse" with this article, we want to remind that the program includes both - HRV (heart rate variability) algorithms - method recognized by the modern academic medicine, and algorithms, resulted from the traditional Ayurveda pulse diagnosis’ techniques.

Today we will analyze a sample of the real assessment mainly from the perspective of Ayurveda, the academic HRV algorithms will be of the secondary importance for us here.

So, the main theoretical background is the following: in Ayurveda there are three doshas: VATA, PITTA and KAPHA. From the point of view of the modern physiology, they can be linked to the regulatory systems of the body. Each dosha governs its four reflexology channels.

We will conduct the analysis, following the logic of this hierarchy. The first thing to pay attention to is the VPK chart in the "Balance" tab, it shows that absolutely all assessments of this patient conducted within two months, showed a strong imbalance of PITTA.

According to Ayurveda, the imbalance of doshas is the root cause of all diseases. Of course, the VPK chart will not tell us what exactly the disease is, but the root cause is identified. This patient has a PITTA imbalance. The strong FIRE restrains the AIR and destroys the WATER and we can see it on the VPK graph. If it is VATA that most frequently goes out of balance (about 70% of all cases because of its mobility), then in this case the PITTA-fire "burnt out " the AIR and "dried" the WATER.

The list of potential diseases that arise due to this imbalance is long, but we will not try to guess and will move on to the next identifying factor. PITTA is associated with four channels: heart, small intestine, gall bladder and liver. Go to the "Meridians" tab and see that the gall bladder channel was strained in all the cases (it is indicated by number 11 and is highlighted in red in the diagram below).

We will not pay attention to the fact that there was periodical stress in the channels of lungs (1) and stomach (3), because now we’re looking for the main problem. We know that PITTA is imbalanced, therefore firstly let’s focus on the gall bladder channel (11), which is related to PITTA. As the lung channel is associated with VATA, and the stomach channel - with KAPHA, in other words those doshas which are weakened, then temporarily we’ll leave them unattended. We will come back to them at the end of the article.

First conclusion: we have identified the dosha that went out of balance, and found the channel, in which there was tension. As Archimedes said: "Give me a lever and I will move the whole world." Our task is easier than that of Archimedes, we just need to find the point of application of the forces, where the recovery of this patient will start. We have defined it: we need to reduce PITTA and relieve stress in the channel of the gallbladder.

By the way, this patient visited various medical institutions several times and here is the list of identified diseases:

That is the narrow specialists’ asset - each of them can deeply understand their field and can identify some of the local problems. However, these specialists are unable to glance over the whole situation and identify the main problem. Here Ayurveda and VedaPulse come to help us. It is known, that any disease can occur in one of three scenarios of the clinical picture: Vata, Pitta or Kapha. Most likely, the disease in this patient are of a Pitta-type. With high Pitta dosha an atrial fibrillation is usually accompanied by "heat" in the chest and unstable blood pressure, endometriosis occurs with light bleeding, and headaches have a pulsating nature, felt primarily in the parietal-temporal area. The reflux of bile into the stomach cavity with development of peptic ulcer is representative of this problem with the gall bladder, when Pitta is imbalanced.

Also we need to pay attention to the fact that the syndrome of excess (tension) in the channel of gallbladder usually reflects the presence of psychosomatic problems, because the channel of gallbladder is associated with subcortical structures involved in the internal organs’ regulation (visceral regulation).

After identifying the main problem (in this case, the imbalance of PITTA and tension in the channel of gall bladder), the VedaPulse software generates recommendations for herbal therapy, aromatherapy and diet. For reflexologists and hirudotherapists the program has already identified the point where they need to apply their efforts - the gall bladder channel. It is recommended to repeat VedaPulse assessment immediately after the session of reflexology or leech treatment. If the therapy is effective, the changes will be reflected in the dynamics of HRV-parameters. The body's response to correction of the diet will certainly be noticeable after some time. Combined treatment will be the most reasonable here.

The tension in the stomach channel is a reflection of the tension syndrome in the gall bladder channel. Constant reflux of bile into the stomach (all together with the nervous stress and wrong diet) may contribute to the development of ulcers of the gastric mucosa. Thus, we can see an earlier version of the development of this condition in the form of energy imbalance in the corresponding channel, which allows us to prevent further development of problems.

The tension in the lungs channel indicates the nervous exhaustion because of the disease. In this channel begins saturation of the body with pranic energy, and this is the channel that suffers most often. With a further increase of nervous exhaustion the tension can extend from the lungs channel into the channel of colon, which is paired with the lungs channel.

Let’s go to the additional analysis and analyze some aspects of academic HRV-parameters. The first thing that catches the eye is a very high tension of the autonomic nervous system’s sympathetic division. It is reflected in the LF/HF ratio.

In this case, the coefficient ranges from 15/1 to 20/1. This is a very high tension. This is allowed after one ran for 10 miles, or chopped a few bundles of firewood, but if the person lives with the same level of internal mobilization, it indicates a serious problem. By the way, in this case the reserve of adaptation resources is quite large. The TP value varies in different assessments from 2500 to 3500 ms2. This corresponds to the norm. However, the body spends this reserve irrationally.

By the way, those who will download assessment file at the end of the article and open it in the "VedaPulse" program or in the demo version, will find that during the latest assessment there was a failure of adaptation mechanisms and an episode of arrhythmia. Generally speaking, there are only two options of how our heart responds when the body is unable to cope with the internal stress - either with the increase of the rhythm’s rigidity, or with arrhythmia.

Now, in this patient adaptation failure went on the arrhythmia way. By the way, some extrasystoles were observed both in the first and in the third assessments. Only in the second survey they were not found. Well, there is the full adaptation failure and arrhythmia in the fourth assessment. You can even specify the reason why during the second assessment there was no PVCs. The answer is simple - the lower HR value.

Periodically ask, if HRV-parameters are correct in with arrhythmia. In this example you can see that the main tension point is the gallbladder channel – it was recognized also in the fourth survey, where we can see the arrhythmia’s attack and the dominant PITTA. Temporarily increased KAPHA-tension during the arrhythmia, in principle, can also be considered an adequate indicator. But some of the more subtle nuances are difficult to identify. They are hidden due to the noise from arrhythmia. Moreover, the stronger the arrhythmia is, the more noise we have. In the analysis of assessments with arrhythmia we need to take this into account. In particular, the increase in TP, of course, should not be seen as the growth of the forces, but the change in the ratio of LF/HF in the direction of HF growth - objective factor. It shows the tension decrease of the autonomic nervous system’s sympathetic division.

So, we have seen on a practical example, how to analyze the results from a traditional medicine of Ayurveda. This approach does not exclude the academic approach. According to the developers of the "VedaPulse", it serves to hold both of the analyses of each assessment.

In conclusion, we’ve got a small request to all "VedaPulse" users: send us your interesting assessments together with detailed information about the patient’s history. This information can fall into the common Fund of knowledge. The more cases will be available for study, the higher will be the skill level of the participants of our users’ community.

Download the file of assessment: http://vedapuls.ru/file_download/19/Student0001_zhelchnyy-puzyr.rar

This example can be studied independently in the Demo version of the "VedaPulse" software.
Download the VedaPulse™ Professional and install.
Then open the Example-1. It is a part of the Demo version of the "VedaPulse" software.