Hi Yuzu, that’s a great question.
In Ayurveda, practitioners always treat the current state (or, Vikruti) of their patients. So I would recommend for the Dosha quiz that you choose based on your current signs and symptoms while keeping in mind your Prakruti, or constitution. Sarada was asking the client about his childhood experience to determine his Prakruti!
Here is a great quote I’ve just read:
“According to the Caraka Samhita (the ultimate, ancient, classic reference on Ayurveda), there are three things that must be taken into consideration in order for a treatment to be considered ayurvedic: The ayurvedic physician must know the nature of the patient (prakruti), the nature of the imbalance or disease (vikruti) and the nature of the remedies (dravya guna – the qualities of a substance). With this knowledge, an ayurvedic practitioner can prescribe a program of care to guide the patient back to health.”