- Ayurveda is based on the subjective understanding of the body.
- Ayurveda aims to improve the wellbeing of everybody and does not belong to a particular country, civilisation or religion.
- Treatment is based on the individual as a whole.
- It is a much more systematic & holistic approach to achieve perfect balance between mind, body & soul.
- Whatever is present in the universe, Ayurveda recognises as also being present in the human body.
- The Universe according to Ayurveda is composed of the five great elements - Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth (Known as Panchmahabhuta).
- These elements are responsible for all the living and nonliving substances in this universe.
- The human body is also composed of the five great elements
- Man is said to be the microcosm of this macrocosm
- These elements are recognised in the form of three Doshas or biological humours - Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
- The three Doshas are the intelligences behind each and every function that occurs in the body:
Air and Ether = Vata
Fire and Water = Pitta
Earth and Water = Kapha
- The Doshas govern the psycho-biological and physio-pathological changes in the body.
- Vata, Pitta and Kapha can be found in every body cell, tissue and organ.
- The level of each Dosha varies from person to person which ultimately determines an individual’s body type (Prakriti).
- It is the most eco-friendly system of medicine as it only uses materials that are natural and compatible to the body.
- Each individual has a unique bodily intelligence that has the power to keep the body in perfect health as long as this intelligence stays in balance.
- Ayurveda gives us a detailed & logical explanation of way the body, mind & soul interact.