Whole universe is made of five elements air, water, fire, earth and sky. These elements are intermixed to form 3 distinct characteristics called Vata, pitta and kapha. Each person has unique prakriti that is the influence of these 3 features in different proportions.
Ayurvedic philosophy is mainly based on the concept of Tridosha that is the system of these three features vata, pitta and kapha. This concept has developed right from the times of Atharva Veda, and Charak samhita. They prescribed treatment based on the body nature of the patient.
1) Vata nature:
People with vata nature are thin and highly imaginative people. They commonly have mood swings and digestion problems. Dry skin, constipation, insomnia, arthritis are more common problems for them.
2) Pitta nature:
People are medium built with light brown hair. They are more intelligent and outspoken people. They have high appetite. Skin inflammations, ulcers, premature baldness are most common problems for them.
3) Kapha nature:
Kapha people have strongly built body. They are more relaxed, forgiving and happy go people. They require lot of sleep and have low digestion. Cold and flu, asthma, depression and joint problems are common for them
Causes for Tridosha imbalance:
1) Food habits
As per ayurveda one should consume food as per their body nature. But modern diet forces us to consume more spicy food which leads to increase of vata in body. Consumption of alcoholic beverages and non alcoholic beverages like tea, coffee also increase vata nature in body.
2) Life style changes led to irregular eating and sleeping. This disturbs Tridosha balance and causes different health problems
In this process continuous stream of medicine is poured on head for one hour. It is to reduce stress and induce sleep. They use different liquid medicines like navara, coconut oil for different diseases
Navara rice is cooked in cow milk and that mixture is applied all over the body using linen cloth. This massage nourishes the body and especially useful during muscle disorders
Medicated oils are poured on the patient’s body from a certain height and gives massage all over the body. This helps in reducing vata disorders like arthritis, back pain, paralysis.
Medicated oil is poured in the patients nose to treat many nerve related disorders and respiratory disorders. Along with this other panchakarma treatments like kashayavasthy, raktamaoksham, virechanam, and snehavasthy are done to balance Tridosha imbalance in body.
5) Food habits should be controlled based on the nature of body like vatas should consume salt, sour and sweet food, pitta people should eat bitter, oily foods and kaphas are encouraged to eat light easily digestable vegetables and occasionally meat.
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The above remedies are best used under the consultation of doctor and some ayurvedic medicines are also advisable in case of severity. Arya vaidya sala hospital always has upper hand in providing best quality doctors. They provide treatment with long lasting benefits.