Ayurveda is an ancient healing science which basis its understanding on the fundamental view that good health is dependent on the correct balance of the foundational elements of the human body. These three fundamental humours are known as the three dosha’s or “Tridosha” and contain the traditional five elements within them: Vata (wind), Pitta (Fire) and Kapha (Earth and Water). Understanding the basic qualities of Tridosha, their inner and outer significance, and balancing them in everyday life through diet and lifestyle, is of vital importance to our well being, particularly in our fast paced modern lifestyle.
Ayurveda has been known and practiced in India for over 3000 years and it’s continuation today highlights why its philosophy and practical application via diagnosis and treatment, is so effective and beneficial.
From the viewpoint of Ayurveda, the elements of the three dosha’s form the basis of our whole worlds “macrocosm” and we, as a “microcosm” are also formed by these elements. Within the human body, these elements are represented and function as:
- Vata (air) which stands for the nervous system in the body as well as general vitality.
- Pitta (fire) represents the circulatory system which imparts heat to the body, necessary for it’s preservation
- Kapha (water and earth) which rules over all liquid (mucous) surfaces of the body.
Through understanding and applying the view of Ayurveda -along with practical treatment methods such as marmapuncture- we can balance the functions of our bodies natural intelligence which can boost immunity, decrease pain through injury and increase mental and emotional well being, therefore supporting good health.