Ayurvedic mode of treatment

Ayurvedic mode of treatment

The basic edifice of the Ayurvedic mode of treatment is founded on the fundamental theory commonly called the ‘tridosha tatwa’. Etymologically, the word ‘tridosh’ is derived from the Sanskrit words, ‘tri’ and ‘dosh’ meaning three and pollutant or vitiated factor respectively, and in combination they mean the ‘three pollutants’ or ‘tri-pollutant’; and the Sanskrit word ‘tatwa’ stands for its English equivalent ‘theory’. Essentially, the pollutants or vitiating factors play a significant role in maintenance of health or well-being and disease or illness. In a nutshell, health or well-being is maintained if tridosh or the three pollutants operate in harmony with one another, and disorder or chaotic condition emerges to produce disease or illness, if they do not operate in harmony with one another, or they operate in abnormal fashion

Vata :

 Sense of looseness, dislocation, extension, and expansion of the organs, cheerlessness, sadness, thirst, pain over the entire body, roughness of the skin, stiffness of the organs, reluctance to act, reddishness of the body, feeling of alkaloid taste, perspiration, paralysis, contraction of the organs etc. are some of remarkable sings that appear. If an Ayurvedic physician observes these signs he readily comes to understand that the patient is suffering from some disease caused at the instance of vayu in its abnormal and disturbed state of functioning.

Pitta :

Pitta: Sense of burning, warmth, running secretion out of the deep wound in the body, assumption of reddish colouration etc. are some of the salient signs that emerge. Such senses are noticed to dominate the parts of the body whichever are occupied by the Pages 144 – 155 pitta. The expert Ayurvedic physician is inclined to infer from the appearance of such signs that the disease has been consequence of pitta in its abnormal and disturbed state of functioning

Kapha :

Kapha : Assumption by the body of whitish colouration, sense of coldness, sense of thinness, sense of heaviness, sense of insignificance, sense of oiliness, feeling of a sweet taste and of procrastination in respect of taking action are some of the notable signs that appear. On observation of such signs, the Ayurvedic physician infers generally that the disease has been caused by the kapha in its abnormal and disturbed state of functioning.