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Ayurveda is a truly holistic and integral medical system that treats human beings as a 'whole', which is a combination of body, mind and soul. Ayurvedic treatments in Langwarrin bring the body back into balance for optimum wellness.

Dr Mahesh is one of the very first Ayurvedic Doctors that started practicing in Melbourne.

"AYU" means all aspects of life from conception to death, and "VEDA" means knowledge or learning. It is a way of life that describes the diet, medicine and behaviours that are beneficial or detrimental for your life or lifestyle.

The History of Ayurvedic Services

Ayurveda is one of the oldest (approximately 6,000 years old) scientific medical systems in the world, with a long record of clinical experience. It is one of the great gifts of the Gods of ancient India to mankind. It is not just a system of medicine in the common sense of curing disease; it is also a way of life which teaches us how to maintain and protect our health.

According to the four main vedas (Rig, Yajur, Sama, Atharva), they stated that when the God Brahma created the universe with human life, human beings started to feel sick, not doing all Karmas properly as they were supposed to. So the creator of the universe, Brahma, wrote Ayurveda, which some people call as a fifth veda.

The Rig veda is the foundation stone of the other vedas, being the oldest of the four and contains concepts of Ayurveda. Its three great Gods - Indra, Agni and Soma - related to the three doshas (body type) of Ayurveda - Vata, Pitta or Kapha.

In Atharva, we find references to anatomical and physiological factors, the disease process, treatment of specific diseases and other systematic knowledge about Ayurveda. All the material about the science of life is compiled together in the so called fifth veda, Ayurveda, and all those compilations are called "Samhitas".

Due to invasion of different cultures in ancient India, many of these Samhitas have been lost or burnt, but three main Samhitas are available: Charaka-Medicine Veda, Sushruta-Surgery Veda, and Ashtanga Hridaya-Lifestyle Management.

Guides for Ayurvedic Treatments in Melbourne

How to determine your constitution

Select one of the three options below to determine which description fits you best. Make a note to which type your choice belongs. If you feel two or all options fit, jot down each type. If you are unsure about a choice, just leave it. Tally up how many times each type has been chosen. As each person is a combination of all three types, you are likely to have numbers for all three. The type with the highest number is your dominant constitutional type.

The Vata Type The Pitta Type The Kapha Type
Usually low body weight and light bone structure. Enthusiastic and sensitive. Prone to illnesses like : rheumatism, anxiety, infertility, impotence, heart trouble. Like a warm environment. Prolonged intellectual concentration can affect their health. Like physical activity. Metabolism works well, muscle and bone structure are moderately developed. Intellectually alert and methodical. They make good leaders, scientists or technicians. Impatient and aggressive. Prone to high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, skin cancer, herpes and inflammations. Usually heavily built. Do not like to rush, take their time. Strong and enduring. Prudent, confident, reliable, calm under pressure. Good business sense. Can become greedy or lethargic. Prone to digestive problems, poor blood circulation, colds, bronchitis, lung and breast cancer.

The following table can help you identify your body type better-

Physical Attributes

Body Type

Vata Pitta Kapha
SKIN thin, dry, cool, fairly dark, tans easily pale, lustrous, freckles, rashes, sunburns easily thick, whitish, oily, cold
MOUTH small or large, gums receding medium size large
NECK thin, scrawny, very long, very short average, in proportion to body solid, like a tree trunk
HAIR thin, dark, dry, curly, coarse, kinky, frizzy fine, soft, fair, reddish thick, plenty, wavy, shiny, brown
NOSE small, narrow, long, crooked, asymmetrical pointed, average size large, rounded, oily
LIPS thin, narrow, tight, dry, unbalanced medium, well proportioned, soft, red big, full, smooth, oily
FACE long, angular, small chin heartshaped, pointed chin large, round, full
EYES small, narrow, sunken, dark, brown, grey average, hazel, light blue, grey, intense lustre large, attractive, blue, light brown
TEETH irregular, big, crooked, little medium size, soft gums, yellowish strong, white, healthy gums
SIZE at birth thin, small average large
HEIGHT very short, very tall medium tall, sturdy, short, stocky
WEIGHT low, hard to put on weight moderate, easy to put on or take off weight heavy, tends to overweight
FRAMEBONES light, delicate, narrow hips, shoulders medium large shoulders, hips are broad
MUSCLES underdeveloped, prominent tendons firm, well developed solid, strong
JOINTS prominent, dry, tend to crack, knobbly normal, in proportion to limbs large, healthy, well lubricated
SWEAT very little, often little smell a lot when hot, strong, sour smell moderate, a little sweat present
ACTIVITYLEVEL busy, involved, fidgety moderate slow, lethargic, heavy
SEXUALACTIVITY intense, passionate, fantasies solid, capable, sensuous slow to arouse, maintains passion
FERTILITY low average high
TEMPERATURE prefers warmer environment prefers cooler environment hates coldness
STOOL dry, hard, irregular, constipated soft, oily, loose, regular slow, oily, thick, heavy, plenty
SLEEP fitful, scanty, interrupted, not restful not long, but very sound very deep, prolonged, likes plenty
SPEECH fast, not lost for words sharp, clear, cutting, precise slow, monotonous
MEMORY good short term, poor long term good, rapid recall slow, very good long term


THINKING superficial, theorises, few actions logical, precise, plans well ahead slow, refuses to be rushed
BELIEFS few deep beliefs, changeable strong, fanatical deep, steady, does not change
EMOTIONS fearful, unpredictable, anxious aggressive, judgemental calm, greedy, possesive

Way of Life

Work Preference creative, imaginative intellectual caring
Money spender, unwise, poor moderate, likes luxuries saves, prudent, rich

A Food & Diet Guide for the Three Ayurvedic Types

Our Ayurvedic doctors in Melbourne believe that food should be natural. Cooking, freezing, etc. changes the natural quality of food. How foods can be combined, how much food should be eaten, the environmental history of food growing, seasonal effects on the food, eating habits and manners, how a person's attitude can affect food are all factors to be considered for a proper guide. Buttermilk is very good for any of the body types, balancing all three doshas.

Vata Reducing Diet - VATA, a combination of the elements of ETHER and AIR requires sweet, sour, salty and moistening foods. Avoid eating when stressed, anxious or nervous. Try to develop regular eating habits. Drink milk, spice or herb tea. Avoid dried fruit, apples and melons. Eat sweet fruits, avocado, banana, brown rice or red cabbage.

Pitta Reducing Diet - The element of Pitta is predominantly FIRE. Pitta people benefit from foods that have a cooling effect. Avoid fatty and spicy foods including: sour fruits, peanut butter, oranges, banana, tomatoes or garlic. Don't drink much alcohol. Concentrate on raw fruits and vegetables. Try to eat in an atmosphere of calm and order. Take time when eating. Drink lots of cool water, fruit juices and tea.

Kapha Reducing Diet - As WATER and EARTH are the elements of KAPHA, avoid foods that are sweet, sour and salty. Concentrate on food that is bitter, spicy and tangy. Eat light, warm meals. Avoid overeating, do not eat between meals and do not let emotional disturbances make you eat more. Never sleep after a meal as this will increase weight. Drink as little as possible, especially avoiding cold drinks.

Helpful Resource

Ideal Food Guide for your constitution - Download

Looking for an Ayurvedic Practitioner in Melbourne?

If you’re specifically looking for Ayurvedic doctors in Melbourne, you’ll find the right practitioner for you here at Wellbeing Natural Health Group. We even have an Ayurvedic shop in Melbourne where you can conveniently buy any supplies or specialist remedies that are needed as part of your treatment plan. Your Ayurvedic doctor will advise you on this as well as other services that may be beneficial for your Ayurvedic treatments in Melbourne.

Need to find Ayurvedic Doctors in Melbourne? Visit Wellbeing Natural Health Group

The Ayurvedic doctors at our Melbourne healing centres can help you experience a real positive change in your lifestyle and health. We’re interested in sustainable improvements over time by taking a holistic view of your wellbeing. All of our healing disciplines, including Ayurvedic treatments in Melbourne, aim to balance the body for grater harmony in your system between mind, body and spirit. To experience more balance today, call us now 9785 6411.


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