Most people are a mixture of the dosha characteristics with one usually more prominent than the others and each will flourish under a specific diet, exercise plan and lifestyle.
A balance of these doshas indicates health and imbalance is characteristic of disease.
Emphasis is on health and prevention of sickness and Ayurveda tells one which substances, qualities and actions are life enhancing and which are not. The intricate identification of a person’s constitution is the first step in the process, this then becomes the foundation for all clinical decisions.
Ayurveda has never been more relevant in counteracting the degenerative process
Cure is then through removing the cause of the disease, guiding them back into harmony with their environment with the belief that each individual has the power to heal themselves. It comprises of practical advice on aspects such as diet, exercises, meditation, massage, herbal remedies, and lifestyle in general, emphasizing moderation and diversity.
Ayurveda is today the principal Indian approach to medicine and has government recognition there. It has never been more relevant than it is now in terms of counteracting the degenerative process, environmental pollution, toxic build-up, mental stress etc. which have all become features of modern life.
Ayurveda is best used for rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, infertility, skin disorders, chronic fatigue and hepatitis. But can be used for a range of other conditions.