Scientific research is crucial for the acceptability of any science. While the power of Ayurvedic wisdom is widely known, objective evidence of Ayurvedic principles is crucial for scientific credibility and acceptance.
Atreya believes that research with Nadi Tarangini is an important step in this direction. Nadi Tarangini has been built over 13 years of robust research, where a team of Ayurvedic doctors and computer scientists have worked together to build a new evidence-based system in Ayurveda.
In Step 5, the most important and complex task is to describe an Ayurvedic parameter in mathematical terms for modelling in the extracted patterns
For example ‘Sarpagati’ can be explained in simple terms as the movement of a snake. In mathematical modelling, this could be explained as multiple ups and downs in every pulse beat, varying amplitudes and time durations across consecutive pulse beats, low energy content and so on.
Now, variants of the same explanation could be amplitudes at main peak or secondary peaks, ups and downs in systolic block or diastolic block, varying nature at vata fingertip or any fingertip, varying nature when the fingertip is pressed or released and so on. Therefore, every parameter (or problem statement) is a research topic of defining the parameter in mathematical terms and then modelling it with the available pulse data.
Data patterns of more than 25,000 subjects have been collected to extract 15 Ayurvedic parameters in the above manner from complex patterns. The process of optimization and extraction of new parameters (sub-doshas, dhatus, gunas) is in progress.
We have collaborated with esteemed doctors/ clinics/ institutions to provide objective evidence in research through Nadi Tarangini. 5 research papers have been published (and more are under review) in the past one year (2016-17).
Past research papers from Phd. tenure on which Nadi Tarangini is based