• 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 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 & Ether
Fire & Water
Earth & Water
• 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
• Ayurveda gives us a detailed & logical explanation of way the body, mind & soul interact.