The objective of Ayurveda is to give the feeling of wellness, physically, mentally and spiritually. The basic concepts and fundamental principles aim at establishing such a condition through correct and thorough knowledge of healthy living. A person can function normally only when his Doshas, Dhatus, Malas and Agni are in a state of equilibrium. A balance in the Trigunas helps to keep the mind clear of ill thoughts, fear and anger.

When there is perfect harmony in the actions and functions of Doshas, Dhatus, Malas and Agni in a human being, along with a feeling of wellness or tranquility, the body is said to be healthy. When these factors either become increased or decreased, partially or totally, the body may become sick or even die.