t is based on Tridosha Theory i.e. The humors of our body called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The equilibrium of these three humors maintains health, and vitiation of any one of these causes’ diseases.
consider human body is made up of five major elements called ‘ pancha maha bhootas’. They are ether (akasha), air (vaayu), fire (agni), earth (prithvi), water (jala).
hese Tridoshas, Vata Pitta & Kapha got originated from Pancha Maha Bhootas. I.e. vata originates from ether and air, pitta from fire and water, kapha from prithvi and water.
f these only vata has got the ability of movement. By this property it governs or direct the nerve impulse, circulation, respiration and elimination. Pitta helps in metabolism ie anabolism and catabolism. Kapha helps in growth and protection in the form of body fluid like Cerebro Spinal Fluid (CSF) in the brain and spinal cord. Ayurveda takes not only the disease into consideration, but the individual is taken as a whole. It uses the natural herbo minerals in the treatments.
he ‘Ayu’ includes a combination of body, mind, senses and soul. The healthy state of these promotes a healthy individual.