Ayurveda and body type
There seems to be a historical tendency to divide patients/people into categories whether they are 4 temperaments of humoral medicine, 3 Ayurvedic doshas, 8 Jungian personality types or 4 endocrinological personality types.
These concepts; of personalities or constitutions of people and treating the ‘whole’ person, seem to form the basis of psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology and psychosomatic medicine. Ayurveda may also be considered as a traditional psychosomatic system of medicine.
Ayurveda describes people and herbs in terms of their doshas, which means a fault or a blemish. There are seven main doshas types or also called psychosomatic constitutions of people; Vatta, Pitta, Kapha, Vatta-Pitta, Vatta-Kapha, Pitta-Kapha, Vatta-Pitta-Kapha.
The five elements of the macro-cosmos can be recognized in the three Doshas (Humors) named:
- Vatta (Air and Ether/space)
- Pitta (Fire and Water)
- Kapha (Water and earth)
Three doshas and their primary physiological functions in human or animal bodies are:
A healthy body
Doshas in their balanced state are responsible for a healthy body. However, when imbalanced they are one of the major causes to initiate the pathogenesis or samprapti of a disease.
Visit www.ayuva.com to download a Dosha Questionnaire and find your unique dosha. This will be the first step towards a HEALTHY YOU.
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Ashish Paul is a fully qualified Herbal and Ayurvedic Medicine practitioner located in Woodford Green, Essex and typically sees clients from the surrounding areas of Walthamstow, Chigwell and Loughton.
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