With a unique medical history,Vinson DiSanto, DO, holds a variety
of certifications and degrees. Currently serving as Spectrum
Services’ medical director, Dr.Vinson DiSanto holds both a doctor of
acupuncture and a doctor of ayurvedic degree.
The oldest healthcare system in the world, ayurvedic medicine is
guided by the basic principle that each individual is made up of a
mix of three different guiding forces, or doshas. Each dosha controls
a different bodily function, governing the inner and outer
environments of each individual.The practice believes
that, although one or two doshas are usually dominant, disease is
caused by an imbalance between the three forces within the body.
Vata dosha represents air and wind. Considered to be the most
powerful of the three, it controls mind, breathing, heart
function, and blood flow. Individuals controlled by this dosha are
more enthusiastic, energetic, and creative.When imbalanced, these
types become anxious and nervous, often experiencing problems
with sleeping and focusing.
Kapha dosha, or earth, controls weight and the body’s immune
system. Kapha types are nurturing and easy-going, but become
depressed and congested when imbalanced. Further, these types
are more likely to develop diabetes and gain weight when
imbalanced due to increased feelings of sluggishness and lack of
The final dosha type is pitta, which is fire type. Pitta predominates
tend to be intelligent , intense, and goal-oriented.Typically
controlling digestion and hormones linked to appetite, individuals
controlled by this dosha are prone to heartburn and high blood
pressure. Imbalance within pitta types causes compulsions and
increased irritability, along with jealousy and anger.