I love Ayurvedic medicine. I have worked for many years as a Naturopath with excellent results and have incorporated my Ayurvedic understandings into my practice, which have dramatically improved my clients' health and wellbeing. Ayurveda means the 'science' or 'wisdom' of life. It is an ancient system based on eternal truths about the human body, mind and spirit. Although it originated in the East thousands of years ago, it is relevant and appropriate for present-day Western society too. Just the simple understanding of our primary constitutional type, and therefore being able to see the underlying cause of our disease, can be so empowering for treating ourselves and our children.
In Ayurveda, we understand the inseparable link between body, emotions, mind and spirit. For example, if someone is manifesting a disease, it is never just the body that is imbalanced. Usually, the root cause of the physical illness is in the mind or spirit. Traditionally Ayurveda was used to bring balance even before disease was seen to manifest physically.
Characteristics of Vata
The basic tendency of the vata type is creative and changeable.
Characteristics of Pitta
The basic tendency of the pitta type is quick and fiery.
Characteristics of Kapha
The basic tendency of the Kapha type is slow and deliberate.