Human Body is a Small Universe
Everything in nature reflects that it is created in the same pattern. For example, if you look at the human body you can find it as a mini-universe. It is the miniature of the universe in every sense.
Ayurveda, the ancient medical system of India, considers that human body is a miniature universe. Its Five-element theory is based on this universal truth that the human body is the embodiment of the universe.
Ayurveda is based on the five-element theory
Ayurvedic system and its treatments are based on the belief that the human body is a mini-microcosm of the universe. The ancient sages of Ayurveda, who were actually great ‘;rishis’; of spiritual enlightenment, could find out this great truth of universality.
They have written in their texts that every human body contains in it every element, every gas, every mineral, every influence that is found outside the body.
If you analyze deep, you can easily find that the fundamental structural constituents of the universe as well as the human body are the same.
The sages of Ayurveda called the five elements as Mahaboothas. They found the five elements, Earth, Water, Air, Fire, and Aether, have great relationship among themselves. They also revealed that there is a great relationship between the Five Mahaboothas and the Five elements of the human body.
The different combinations and permutations of these five basic constituents or five elements are responsible for the differences that we find in creation.
This five element theory of Ayurveda can also be seen in the ancient medical systems and the philosophies of the Greeks, the Persians, the Egyptians, and the Chinese.