Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth — they are five fundamental elements of nature, of our lives. Our body is made up of them, in Ayurvedic terms, “Space & Air, make Vata; Fire & Water, make Pitta; and Water & Earth, make Kapha. As red, blue and green color make a whole image; Vata, Pitta and Kapha make the whole body.
For Vata, Space is “cold” and Air is “dry”. For Pitta, Fire is “hot” and Water is “moist”. And for Kapha Water is “moist” and Earth is “heavy”. It is nothing but the inherent nature of the elements are taken. Vata controls movement; Pitta controls metabolism, and Kapha controls structure — of the body.
Imbalance of Vata means body organs turn dry and he is allergic to cold. The foods which give cold or dry effects are dangerous. Due to impact of Space and AIR, a person thinks a lot, feels restless, may turn insomniac; and his pain moves all over the body.
Imbalance of Pitta means there is fire inside the whole body and it is not dry but moist. Person suffering from Pitta must avoid the foods which give spicy effects. Otherwise his hair may turn grey (may be baldness), skin problems, stomach aches … and whole bunch of problems. And above all his behavior turns very intense, due to the effect of Fir.
Imbalance of Kapha, as it controls the structure of the body, ties one cell to another, you may have problems related to congestion, mucus, fluid, your tongue taste may be lost. As Earth is heavy, you may sleep more, procrastinate the things and may feel lazy. A person suffering with it, must avoid the foods which are heavy to digest or increase the Kapha.
A person may suffer from either any one of, Vata, Pitta and Kapha — or any combination of them.
An ayurvedic doctor finds out the imbalances by checking your “pulse”. And (should) tell what to eat and not to eat, suggest ayurvedic medicines — to create balance. Once your body is balanced, your energy is aligned and your are cured.
Where is the best ayurvedic clinic?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brihaspati_Dev_Triguna and also check this for address.