Ayurvedic medicine (meaning "science of life") is an ancient holistic system of health and healing that focuses on the interconnectedness of the mind and body with nature. Its goal is to attain proper balance with nature for each individual through means of appropriate foods and lifestyle, seeking the soundness of the mind, body and spirit. In its attempt to create a balance with nature, Ayurvedic Medicine can be seen as both preventative and curative care.
The first question an Ayurvedic physician asks is not 'What
disease does my patient have?' but 'Who is my patient?'" explains Deepak
Chopra, M.D, "He does not mean your name, but how you are constituted.
"Constitution refers to the overall health profile of the individual,
including strengths and susceptibilities. The subtle and often intricate
identification of a person's constitution is the first critical step in
the process. Once established, it becomes the foundation for all
According to Dr. Chopra, the primary characteristic of the Vata metabolic type is changeability. Unpredictability and variability in size, shape, mood, and action-is the Vata trademark. Vata energy fluctuates, with jagged peaks and valleys.
THE PITTA BODY TYPE
The Pitta metabolic body type is relatively predictable. The Pitta person is of medium build, strength and endurance.
THE KAPHA BODY TYPE
"The basic theme of the Kapha metabolic type is relaxed," says Dr. Chopra. The Kapha body type is solid, heavy, and strong.
Can it help me?
When the doshas are balanced in accordance with and
individual's constitution, the result is vibrant health and energy. But
when the delicate balance is disturbed, the body becomes susceptible to
outside stressors, which may range from viruses and bacteria to poor
nutrition and overwork. Imbalance in the
doshas is the first sign that
mind and body are not perfectly coordinated, notes Dr. Chopra. He points
out that once people understand the characteristics and qualities
ascribed to their body types, they can take appropriate measures,
through changes in diet, lifestyle, and environment, to restore
balance, which will prevent disease and ensure continued good health.
Although each person's metabolic type is determined by a predominant dosha, all three doshas are present in varying degrees in every cell, tissue, and organ of the body.
Is motion that activates the physical system and allows the body to breathe and circulate blood. The seats of the Vata are large intestine, pelvic cavity, bones, skin, ears, and thighs.
The metabolism, processes food, air, and water and is responsible for charging the hundreds of enzymatic activities throughout the body. The seats of Pitta are the small intestine, stomach, sweat glands, blood, skin, and eyes.
The structure of bones, muscle, and fat that hold the body together, offers nourishment and protection. For example, the chest, the lungs, and the spinal fluid surrounding the spinal cord are the seats of Kapha in the body.
Does it hurt?
Only you know for yourself how you feel mentally, physically and spiritually. Consulting with the doctor and being honest by answering the questions truthfully on your profile, and having regular follow-up to find out the proper lifestyle, diet, exercise, and what ever else Dr. Eddy might recommend to get you in good harmony and balance for the prevention of stress, and or pain could not hurt, but help.
SO GET BALANCED AND HAVE HARMONY
Is it safe?
How long does it take?
After initial profile and any tests that Doctor might need to perform, it depends on how well you stick to your individual program plan designed for you. Follow-up is one of the most essential things, to keep track of progress that is made or lets you and the doctor know if your program needs adjustments.
How much does it cost?