Ayurveda believes in it.
Therefore, it breaks things down to the very basics.
The three Doshas are a simple way of looking at life. Simplicity with immense power.
Symptom-Diagnosis-Treatment is what one is looking at normally, in the allopathic approach.
However, Ayurveda is going many notches below the symptoms-stage, and looking at accumulation and overflow of Doshas happening there.
Ayurveda is treating potential disease before breakout.
How can it do this?
By breaking life down to three basic Doshas that have the capability to overflow.
Ayurveda identifies what’s overflowing and treats it.
For treatment to be effective, Ayurveda needs to understand the exact nature and natural habitat of the three Doshas. Ayurveda needs to gauge how the Doshas are behaving once out of their natural habitats.
Kapha Dosha accumulates naturally in the stomach. It is of mucous type, cold, wet and oily, and is a lubricant in the digestive process, taking with it wastes for elimination.
Pitta Dosha accumulates naturally in the small intestine. It smells of raw flesh. It is hot, wet and oily. Its primary function is digestion.
Vata Dosha accumulates naturally in the colon. It is cold, dry and erratic. Primarily, it circulates Dosha and Dhatu out of and into the body respectively.
Now let’s look at the 6 stages of disease.
Accumulation of the Doshas in their natural reservoirs.
Aggravation of the Doshas due to stimulus or misbehaviour.
Overflow and spread of the aggravated Doshas. No real symptoms yet.
Localization of the overflowing Doshas at a weak spot. Appearance of internal and mild symptoms.
Manifestation of the now localized Dosha as disease. External and serious symptoms.
Permanency of disease as Doshas chemically intermingle with body tissue to cause permanent change.
Ayurveda identifies where the Doshas are and what their exact status is.
Aggravation will be mellowed.
Overflow will be drained.
Localisation will be mobilised and drained.
Manifestation – well Ayurveda tries hard to reverse it, and succeeds.
Permanency is permanency. However, Ayurveda still takes a shot here, with drastic treatments. We’re talking metals in complex form, and also, we’re talking complete isolation for weeks.
In a simple and effective fashion, Ayurveda quietly goes about reversing the process of disease.