Ayurveda is defined as the “Science of Life” and is considered to be the oldest Indian systems of medicine.
“Ayur” refers to all aspects of life from birth to death and “Veda” means knowledge.
According to Ayurveda, each person has a constitution that determines a person’s basic body type and personality. This constitution is the inherent balance of these three doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Therefore, each person is understood to be unique. The imbalance of three dhoshas are the causes of diseases.
Vata qualities reflecting the elements of space and air. It is the energy of movement and the force governing all biological activity.
Pitta qualities reflecting the elements of fire and water. It is the energy of digestion and metabolism in the body that functions through carrier substances such as organic acids, hormones, enzymes, and bile.
Kapha qualities reflecting the elements of water and earth. It is the energy of building and lubrication that provides the body with physical form, structure, and the smooth functioning of all its parts.
Ayurveda treatment goals include eliminating impurities, reducing symptoms, increasing resistance to disease