Vata, Pitta und Kapha

The system of the three Doshas: Vata, Pitta, Kapha

The concept of balance is central to the ayurvedic logic: balance of mental, physical and emotional functions, and balance within the environment, close and distant.

Ayurveda describes a state of balance or imbalance in terms of the three fundamental values called Doshas in Sanskrit. Read more ...

The 3-doshas system is further used in describing all aspects of life relevant to human health: behavioural, environmental or climatic factors, food qualities, characteristics of diseases, etc.

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Our balance condition varies with time and most of us are a combination of 2 or 3 doshas. Sometimes, combinations of Doshas differ on the physical and mental level.
It is thus often difficult to determine on the basis of a medical questionnaire which Dosha(s) are out of balance and what to do in order to restore balance.
That’s why the technique of pulse-diagnosis is essential in detecting imbalances of Doshas in the physiology, in the most direct and precise way.