Dosha is a Sanskrit word meaning "that which changes".  Ayurveda recognizes our health by the balance of our three basic functional energies:
Vata, which governs all movement;
Pitta, which is responsible for all transformations in the body;
Kapha, which gives us structure, strength, immunity, and lubrication.

During your Ayurvedic consultation, specific doshic imbalances can be detected in your pulse and by various other assessment tools to determine the area of the physiology being affected by the energetic imbalance.  Once we understand the imbalance, there are a multitude of modalities used in Ayurveda to support you in your quest for vibrant health.  Ayurvedic treatments are natural and gentle, addressing the root cause of the problem, as well as its symptoms.

Vata

Signs of Balance:

  • Exhilaration
  • Enthusiasm
  • Clear mind
  • Alert Mind
  • Perfect Functioning of Bowels (regular movements, well formed, without straining in AM)
  • Perfect Functioning of Urinary Tract
  • Proper Formation of All Bodily Tissues
  • Sound, Restful Sleep
  • Excellent Vitality
  • Excellent Immunity

Signs of Imbalance:

  • Rough Skin
  • Dry Skin
  • Weight Loss
  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Worry
  • Constipation
  • Joint Pain
  • Weakness
  • Decreased Concentration
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of Enthusiasm
  • Lack of Mental Clarity
  • Spaciness

Pitta

Signs of Balance:

  • Lustrous Complexion
  • Contentment
  • Perfect Digestion (no heartburn, intolerance of any foods, bloating, sleepiness after eating)
  • Softness of the Body
  • Heat and Thirst Mechanisms Balanced
  • Strong Intellect

Signs of Imbalance:

  • Excessive Body Heat
  • Inflammation
  • Skin Diseases
  • Rashes
  • Allergies
  • Heartburn
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excessive Thirst
  • Excessive Hunger
  • Frequent Aggressiveness
  • Irritability
  • Loose Stools
  • Diarrhea

Kapha

Signs of Balance:

  • Strength
  • Normal Joints
  • Stability of Mind
  • Dignity
  • Affectionate and Forgiving Nature
  • Strong and Well-proportioned Body
  • Courage
  • Vitality

Signs of Imbalance:

  • Pale Complexion
  • Coldness
  • Lethargy
  • Excessive Sleep
  • Dullness
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Colds
  • Excessive Weight Gain
  • Yeast Infections
  • Lack of Motivation