Upasaya

Advantageous medicine, Diagnosis during Ayurveda treatments through food and/or medicine.

Literally, “that which gives comfort to the patient”. An attempt to verify the diagnosis through the proper administration of treatment. If successful (upasaya), the diagnosis is confirmed. If
unsuccessful (anupasaya), additional information has been gained through the trial, which is useful for altering the treatment plan. Trial and error. Also called satmya.