Vata, Pitta and Kapha are the three types of Doshas or primary functional energies in the body. Vata is related to wind. Pitta is related to fire and Kapha relates to water. These Doshas are related to the elements of nature. It is commonly believed that there are five elements of nature. It is called Pancha Mahabhoothas.
According to Ayurveda, these three regulatory principles or Doshas are important for health; because when they are in a balanced state the body is healthy and when imbalanced; the body has diseases. Ayurveda holds that each human possesses a unique combination of Doshas.
Ayurveda teaches that the origin of most diseases is found in either an exogenous or endogenous dosha imbalance or an inherent or acquired weakness of tissues. The disease process is a reaction between the three doshas and dhathus and is influenced by the environment. There are very precise methods for understanding the disease process before all signs of the disease are manifested. An Ayurvedic practitioner can determine the nature of the disease by examining bodily reactions and for this, he mainly depends on Ashtasthana pareeksha.
In Ayurveda, the human body perceives attributes of experiences as 20 Guna. Surgery and surgical instruments are employed. It is believed that building a healthy metabolic system, attaining good digestion and proper excretion leads to vitality. Ayurveda also focuses on exercise, yoga meditation, and massage. Thus body, mind and spirit/consciousness need to be addressed both individually and in unison for health to ensue.
No prize for guessing this one. Wayanad boasts of a rich history of Ayurvedic medicines, primarily because of the abundance of spices and herbs that grow in this area. That’s why people from different parts of the globe head to Wayanad for Ayurvedic treatments.