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Ayurveda believes in 3 doshas: Vata, Pitta, Kapha. When they are balanced, we are happy, hale, hearty. The moment any of them gets imbalanced, we start experiencing physical or mental ailments. What people generally think is Vata is gas, Pitta is digestive fire, Kapha is the mucus coming out from nose and throat but It is very detail oriented.

What are Vata, Pitta, Kapha in Ayurveda?


All the movements happening in the body are because of Vata/Vayu as the air keeps moving. Food going down from our mouth to the digestive system is because of Vayu. Words flowing out of our mouth is because of Vayu. Reproduction, elimination, every movement happening in the body is regulated by Vayu. The messages flowing from brain to the sense organs and back is controlled by Vayu.


Pitta symbolizes heat in the body. The digestive fire, all the breakdown of molecules, metabolism happen because of Pitta. It also symbolizes the inspirations, ambitions of a person. Kapha denotes the density, all fluids, the stickiness, the viscosity in the body.


One dosha is predominant at every stage of life. Like in childhood, Kapha is predominant. If you look at the skin of children, it is soft, tender that’s because of Kapha. Then comes the young adulthood say from 16 to 40 years- During this period, Pitta is high in the body, you must have heard people saying, his young blood is boiling. So that’s the natural heat in your body. Vata dominates the old age. You see the dry wrinkled skin of people of this age that is because Vayu is dominant here. There is pain in the body it is because of Vayu.

Which Prakriti people are more prone to getting Migraine?

When we talk of Migraine, it is majorly because of aggravated Vata and Pitta in the body. And majority of cases of Migraine will be seen in the age group of 16 to 40 years when Pitta is running high. It is not that Migraine doesn’t hit at other age groups. We have treated as young as 7 yr old boy with Migraine and as old as 70-year-old woman but majority of the case we get are in middle age.

With Ayurveda, it is easier to bring down the headaches and get it cured once we bring down Vata and Pitta level in the body. So, it is important to get your Prakriti assessed and then get treatment done for Migraine. The best treatment for migraine can be done only after proper assessment of a Migraine patient.

You can reach us to get Prakriti Analysis done.

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