The basis of Ayurvedic knowledge of health based on the assumption that a person is the sum of the five elements, and each presented in different combinations. Each prevails something of their own, and the right to build a method of treatment can only be given this feature, and referring to the dominant element or supporting those who are weak. Here are the elements: water, earth, air, fire, air. When combined they form different functions of human physiology. All of the functions according to this science, can be divided into several types, called "doshas".
Vata dosha - an association of ether and air. It is responsible for the blood flow, movement, respiration, nervous system. Pete dosha is fire and water. It carries metabolism including cellular and digestion. Kapha dosha is obtained when connected to water and land. Its functions are: growth and protection (meaning all sorts of mucous membranes, cerebrospinal fluid, and all of these tissues in the body).
To human health are determining the proportions in which he combines all three types of doshas. If one of the components too much prevails over the other, then the person is inharmonious, and in order to rectify the situation, Ayurveda offers to take a variety of herbs and infusions, as well as to follow the specific recommendations in the choice of diet and lifestyle.
When Vata, Kapha and Pete are balanced, the person feels in his body harmony reigns. But if there is a strong imbalance between the doshas, the body is violated, may develop all kinds of diseases. If you remove the cause, and it is this imbalance, the disease will disappear by itself.
Also in Ayurveda it is believed that human health is very much connected with nature. Taken into account, including the spiritual, emotional and mental state of a person. Physical means is selected in accordance with the physique.