“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
“The body of beings has grown from the elements. Disease also is produced by the same elements. The antidote too bears the same elemental nature. The body, disease and the antidote, are then bound together by the same nature.”
(The Medicine Buddha)
Our body is built by the elements Wind, Fire, Water and Earth. Space pervades and contains them all. These elements further distil into 3 qualities: Lung which arises from the elements space and wind. Tripa which arises from fire. Badkan, from water and earth.
When all elements within themselves and towards each other are in balance, this is called health. When they become unbalanced, this is called disease. Therefore, the way to health, is balancing the elements.