Ayurvedic medicine is based on the concept of the three doshas ("tridosha"), or types of physical and mental constitution. These are derived from the five natural elements of earth, water, fire, air and space. Together, they determine all of the functions and processes within the human body, including the mind. Ayurvedic medicine seeks to identify and eliminate any imbalance between the doshas. This may be achieved by a variety of treatment methods, such as ayurvedic medicines, massages with special oils, or a specific ayurvedic diet.
Aim: to achieve balanced physical and mental function