The physical and mental make-up of an individual is known as his/her constitution and every person gets his/her constitution at the time the zygote is formed. When the ovum and sperm fuse and conception occurs, the constitution (make-up of a person) is framed.
What Is Understood By Constitution
Ayurveda introduced ‘constitution’ for the first time and it called it ‘prakruti’. The concept of constitution is also widely used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Later, Hippocrates, the father of medicine introduced the tradition of studying the constitution in clinical medicine, which makes it one of the oldest living traditions in western medicine.
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