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5.3 Humors: House, Process and Imbalance


Each of the humors is said to “live” primarily is one place in the body. This is to be taken both metaphorically and literally because the three humors permeate the entire body, yet the first signs of trouble are usually in the site of their “home”.

See figure F005

The vata humor lives in the large intestine;
the pitta humor in the small intestine;
the kapha humor in the stomach.


sjmtoc 5.3.1 Steps of disease process
sjmtoc 5.3.2 Vata imbalance
sjmtoc 5.3.3 Pita imbalance
sjmtoc 5.3.4 Kapha imbalance


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