Anguli Parimana in Ayurveda and its association with adiposity and diabetes

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Recent studies have shown the association of disproportionate body size measurements with noncommunicable diseases like diabetes. This concept is described in Ayurveda (1500 BC), which uses Anguli Parimana (the breadth of one's own finger as 1 unit) to measure the body proportions. Excessive tallness or shortness (deviation from the reference value of Anguli Parimana) indicated deranged meda dhaatu (mainly adipose tissue). Deranged meda dhatu was associated with Prameha (diabetes).

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  • cure

    Such findings should have practical application in real life and should perfectly predict the occurence of D.

  • " Excessive tallness or shortness (deviation from the reference value of Anguli Parimana) indicated deranged meda dhaatu"

    what is the reference value?Any idea?

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