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Ayurvedic – The Three Guiding Doshas


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Ayurvedic – The Three Guiding Doshas

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Ayurvedic – The Three Guiding Doshas

  1. 1. Ayurvedic –TheThree Guiding Doshas
  2. 2. Ayurvedic – TheThree Guiding Doshas 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.
  3. 3. Ayurvedic – TheThree Guiding Doshas 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.
  4. 4. Ayurvedic – TheThree Guiding Doshas 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.
  5. 5. Ayurvedic – TheThree Guiding Doshas 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 motivation.
  6. 6. Ayurvedic – TheThree Guiding Doshas 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.