Ayurveda is an ancient health care tradition that has been practiced in India for 5,000 years, reminds Dr. Pankaj Naram. The word originates from the Sanskrit terms Ayur which means life, and Veda which means knowledge.

Ayurvedic medicine was recorded in the sacred historical texts known as the Vedas several centuries ago, Ayurveda has grown over the years and is now integrated with other traditional practices such as yoga, says Dr. Pankaj Naram.

Ayurveda is extensively followed on the Indian subcontinent, and more than 90 percent of Indians use some of the forms of Ayurvedic medicine. In recent years the tradition has increased popularity in the Western world, although it is still considered an alternative medical treatment, says Dr. Naram.

Dr. Pankaj Naram Explains The Principles of Ayurveda

Health care is a very individualized practice under Ayurvedic principles, which state that everyone has a special structure, or Prakruti, that determines the physical, physiologic and mental character of every person, according to Master Healer Pankaj Naram.

Prakruti is defined by three energies of the body called doshas. There are three primary doshas, and although everyone has some characteristics of each, most people have one or two that dominate.

Pitta energy derives from fire and is thought to control the digestive and endocrine systems. People with Pitta energy are considered fiery in temperament, intelligent and fast-paced. When Pitta energy is out of balance, inflammation, digestive problems, anger, heartburn, and arthritis can occur.

Vata energy derives from air and space and is linked to the movement of the body, such as breathing and blood circulation. Vata energy is said to prevail in people who are energetic, creative and original thinkers. Problems such as joint pain, constipation, dry skin, anxiety and other similar health issues befall those individuals who have the element Vata out-of-balance says Dr. Pankaj Naram.

The energy that derives from earth and water is Kapha.It is believed to control growth and power and is associated with the chest, torso and back. Those who are dominated by the Kapha energy are considered robust and solid in structure, and they are commonly calm in nature. But obesity, diabetes, sinus problems and gallbladder issues can result when Kapha energy is out of balance, according to Dr. Naram.

Dr. Pankaj Naram says that factors such as stress or an unhealthy diet can all influence the balance that exists between a person’s doshas. These unbalanced energies, in turn, leave individuals more receptive to disease and health problems.

Dr. Pankaj Naram helps deal with imbalances in the body, mind, and emotions with his Secret Remedies. Visit his website and learn more about how to balance your doshas and experience good health, vitality, ease, strength, flexibility and emotional well-being.