tridosha

tridosha

Ayurvedic medicine
The sum of the three doshas—kapha, pitta and vata—which, according to the ayurvedic construct, orchestrate a person’s mental and physiologic functions, including metabolism and mind/body type.

Tridosha

The combination of three basic principles of energy, or biological humor, that comprise life, according to Ayurvedic philosophy.
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[3] The concept of Tridosha is basis of the Ayurvedic theory of human physiological regulation through the integration of characteristics of the three doshas.
[9] Earlier studies have tried to establish a statistically significant relationship between primary doshas of Ayurvedic Tridosha concept and risk factors of cardiovascular or inflammatory diseases along with inflammatory and oxidative stress-related genes.
This venerable practice can be used to classify everyone into unique prakritis (representing the nature of an individual's mind and body constitution) based on the theory of tridosha (the three major constitutional types).
Ayurveda's Tridosha system of overall organism regulation (18) suggests that a 1-to-3-furcation coordinates overall system function, requiring a tricritical point.
Ayurveda, the traditional Indian System of Medicine, deals with the theory of the three tridosha states (both physical and psychological): Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
Assim, toda a realidade pode ser reduzida aos cinco elementos que, quando combinados, geram tres forcas vitais, o tridosha. E a partir da compreensao do ser humano como sendo composto, tanto fisica quanto psicologicamente, pelas tres forcas vitais ou humores e que se organizam os fundamentos da anatomia, fisiopatologia e farmacologia ayurvedica (Lad, 2001; Subbarayappa, 2001).
In a short discussion, the general ideas like the three humors (tridosha), the human constitution (prakruti), qualities or attributes of substances as well as of thoughts and actions (guna) and the seven tissues (dhatus) are presented.
The science of understanding our constitution is the science of tridosha. Tridosha defines the three fundamental doshas or principles that govern the function of our bodies on the physical, mental and emotional levels.
Ayurveda, the traditional medical system of India, considers holistic principles which emphasize on health promotion, disease prevention, and early diagnosis and treatment of diseases in highly personalized manner.[1] No two persons are alike; every individual is unique having different body constitution.[2] Hence, the unique concept of Prakriti, based on theory of Tridosha, namely Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, has been described in Ayurveda that underpins all understanding of human physiology and treatment of disease in highly individualized manner.[3]
According to the Ayurvedic system of medicine, the body is composed of tridosha or three humours, vata, translated into wind, corresponds to mind and nervous system, the pitta translated into fire or bile and is responsible for all metabolic transformations including digestion and assimilation of the food, while kapha is translated as water or mucus and it is responsible for the anabolic functions such as development of muscle and bone tissues.
The Prakriti or the Ayurvedic constitutional type is described to be consequence of the relative predominance of Doshas, namely, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha and is influenced by environment during development, ethnicity (Jatiprasakta), familial characteristics (Kulanupatini), and place of origin (Dehaupatini) are also said to influence the body constitution through their effect on Tridosha and Prakriti.[6,7] One or more than one Dosha predominates at the time of conception resulting in seven types of Doshika prakriti, namely, Vataja (V), Pittaja (P), Kaphaja (K), Vata-pittaja, Vata-kaphaja (VK), Kapha-pittaja, and Sama prakriti (S).