|Classifications Of Diseases
“A man who commands his senses and vanquishes his body, who sees one's atman* as the atman in all, who purifies his mind before he performs his deeds – such a man is not sullied.”
The Bhagvad Gita
Diseases in Ayurveda are classified according to the origin of their causes.
Adhyatmika diseases originate from factors within the human body, including psychosomatic diseases. Adhyatmika diseases are further divided into hereditary diseases, congenital diseases and those caused by the aggravation of the doshas (maladies).
Adhibhautika diseases are those whose origin can be traced to external physical factors such as germs and accidents.
Adhidaiveka diseases are caused by the seasons, planetary influences, providential causes and so forth.