The Key Concepts of Ayurveda Medicine

Ayurveda is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate interconnections between the mind, body, and spirit. It states that a balance of the three life forces that control our body work, called Doshas, equals health, while imbalance equals disease.

The three Doshas are:

Everyone inherits a unique mix of the three Doshas. One Dosha is usually more dominant and each one controls a different body function.
The main aim of Ayurvedic medicine is to cleanse the body, re-establishing harmony and balance. Treatments depend on the primary Dosha and on the balance of the three.

The body cleansing program is called Panchakarma.

Additional recommended treatments are:

  • balance restoration
  • spiritual healing
  • immunity boost
  • symptom reduction

The program and treatments include:

  • diet assessment
  • herbs, vitamins, minerals, and metals
  • plant and spice based oils for massages and other practices
  • meditation and lifestyle analysis
  • yoga and stretching exercises
  • breathing techniques