Ayurveda names three elemental substances, the doshas (called Vata, Pitta and Kapha), and states that a balance of the doshas results in health, while imbalance results in disease. One Ayurvedic view is that a the doshas are balanced when they are equal to each other, while another view is that each human possesses a unique combination of the doshas which define this person's temperament and characteristics. In either case, it says that each person should modulate their behavior or environment to increase or decrease the doshas and maintain their natural state. A geometrical presentation of three doshas with the five elements which constitute the metabolism of human body is presented below for easy understanding.
Ayurvedic Practice and Importance of Massage therapy.
Ayurvedic doctors considers physical existence, mental existence, and personality as a unit, with each element being able to influence the others. This is a holistic approach used during diagnosis and therapy, and is a fundamental aspect of Ayurveda. Another part of Ayurvedic treatment says that there are channels (srotas) which transport fluids, and that the channels can be opened up by massage treatment using oils and Swedana (fomentation). Unhealthy channels are thought to cause disease. Hence massage therapy exercise a very important role in Ayurvedic remedies. Grego Massage and Ayurvedic Remedies concentrate on this aspect of Ayurveda.