Ayurveda may have got its most futuristic upgrade yet. A multidisciplinary team of scientists, including statisticians, genomics experts, Ayurveda researchers and computer scientists, have developed a software — using Big Data and machine learning approaches — that can efficiently classify people into the three dominant types of constitutions that underlie the Ayurvedic treatment philosophy.
Unlike Western medicine that grades patients on the severity of their disease, Ayurveda classifies even the healthy. Every person, in this view, falls into seven broad constitution types, or “Prakriti,” that is determined at the time of birth and remains invariant throughout one’s life.
Vata (V), Pitta (P) and Kapha (K) are the most important divisions, decided on the basis of wide variety of features such as anatomy, appetite, skin-type, allergies, susceptibility of disease. The other four are permutations of these....Read more
Source web page:The Hindu