Ayurveda is the science of life. The aim of ayurveda is prevention of disease and to promote the health in healthy individuals.
Ayurveda is based on the premise that the universe is made up of five elements, air, water, fire, earth and ether. These elements are represented in humans by three doshas, vata, pitta and kapha. When any of the doshas accumulate in the body beyond the limit the body looses its balance. Vata is the air principal necessary to mobilize function of the nervous system. Kapha, is the water principle which relates to mucous, lubrication and the carrier of the nutrients into the arterial system.
A healthy person, as defined in Sushruta Samhita is who, his doshas are in balance, apetite is good, all tissues of the body and urges are functioning properly and whose body, mind and spirit are cheerful.
The body of a healthy person in the mean while tries to reestablish the harmony with the some support from the person. Like, if the person overfeed himself on feeling heavy(indigestion), it might lead to constipation, bloating, gas, hard stool etc. He can avoid the expected disturbances.
|Function of Doshas||Movement||Body heat, Temp.||Stability|
|Natural urges||Hunger, Thirst||Forgiveness|
|Aggressive Doshas can result in||Gas||Ulcers||Mucous Builds up in the sinus,|
|Irritation||Hormonal imbalance acne ,hair fall||lungs,|
|High B.P||Excessive Anger||Colon & nasal Passage.|
|Too Little Doshas can result in||Nerve loss||Indigestion||Expriences|
|Constipation||Inability to understand||A dry respiratory tract|
|Congestion||Sluggish Metabolism||Burning Stomach|