Diagnosis Methodology in Ayurveda
It can be defined as Instruction of the credible person. Communication by a credible authority involves the recipient of verbal knowledge, Further involving beliefs in the words spoken and the arousal of cognition by verbal indication leading to correct or valid comprehension.
2) Pratyaksha pramana ( Direct apprehension through sensory perception )
Acharya Charaka defines 'Pratyaksha Pramana' as direct apprehensions of objects through sense organs and mind. It is utmost important for diagnosis of diseases and evaluating curability of the disease. External objects are recognized by sensory organs (For example we can see citrus in patients eyes) while internal experiences like happiness, desire, hate are apprehended by mind. It is also said in the Ayurveda text as ‘Pratyaksha Hee Alpam Analpam Apratyaksham’, it means there are few things that can be seen but many while are not seen but present.