to Ayurveda, every human being is a unique phenomenon of cosmic consciousness.
The three Dosha (humors) determines every individual’s psychosomatic
temperament or constitution. Vata (ether plus air), Pitta (fire plus
water) and Kapha (water plus earth) are called the Tridosha, meaning
the three Dosha. The internal environment is governed by Vata -Pitta
-Kapha (V-P-K), which is constantly reacting to the external environment.
The wrong diet, habits, lifestyle, incompatible food combinations
(e.g. milk and fish, melons and grain, yogurt and meat or cooked honey
etc.), seasonal changes, repressed emotions and stress factors can
all act either together or separately to change the balance of V-P-K.
According to the nature of the cause, Vata, Pitta or Kapha undergo
aggravation or derangement that produces Ama (toxins). To stop the
further production of Ama Ayurvedic literature suggests putting the
person on a proper diet with appropriate lifestyle, habits and exercise,
and administering a proper cleansing program such as Panchakarma.