Ayurvedic medicine — also known as Ayurveda — is one of the world’s oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems. It was developed thousands of years ago in India.
Ayurveda philosophy is based on the theory that balance of body, mind and spirit determines the health and wellness of the patient. The focus of treatment is to promote good health and wellness, rather than fight disease. But treatments may be recommended for specific health problems.
Ayurveda is considered a form of CAM or complementary and alternative medicine.
According to Ayurvedic theory, everything in the universe is connected. Good health is achieved when your mind, body, and spirit are in harmony with the universe. A disruption of this harmony can lead to poor health and sickness.
For disciples of Ayurveda philosophy everything alive or dead has an impact on your health and wellness, and anything that affects your physical, spiritual, or emotional well-being can cause you to be out of balance with the universe.
Maintaining health and wellness within each person – the physical, emotion and psychological being – combine to form your body’s constitution, or prakriti. Your prakriti is believed to stay the same for your entire life. However, how you digest food and eliminate waste can influence it.
Every person is made of a combination of five basic elements found in the universe:
Air | Fire | Water | Earth | Space
The 5 elements in combination with the body form 3 life forces controlling body function, health and wellness.The three doshas are:
Kapha dosha (water and earth) | Vata dosha (space and air) | Pitta dosha (fire and water) |
We have a combination of all 3 dosha with one dominant and each dosha controls a separate body function.
Muscle growth | Body strength and stability | Weight | Immune system
Factors that this dosha are sensitive to include:
Apetite hormones | Digestion | Metabolism/digestion
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