The natural way of healing Naturopathy shows the way.... God has not given us any disease for which he has not provided a remedy, only we must have the vision to look at it! Naturopathic Medicine, or Naturopathy, is a system of medicine that uses natural substances to treat the patient and recognition that the patient`s mental, emotional, and physical states must all be treated for a lasting effect.
Naturopathy is based on the belief that the body is self-healing. The body will repair itself and recover from illness spontaneously if it is in a healthy environment. Naturopaths have many remedies and recommendations for creating a healthy environment so the body can spontaneously heal itself.
Though the term Naturopathy was coined in 1895, this type of medicine had been practiced for hundreds, if not thousands of years prior. The fundamental difference of Nature Care with other systems is that theory and practice are based on holistic view point whereas the latter`s approach is specific. Nature Care does not believe in the specific cause of disease and its specific treatment but takes into account the totality of factors responsible for disease such as one`s unnatural habits in living, thinking, working, sleeping, relaxing, sexual indulging etc.
It also considers the environmental factors involved which on the whole disturb the normal functioning of the body and lead it to a morbid, weak and toxic state. The foundation of Naturopathic medicine is the vitalistic philosophy of the healing power of nature. This means that within every human organism there is a healing energy, which includes our immune system in the fuller sense of both the physical and the psyche, which is responsible for our wellness and our ability to heal and maintain health.
Naturopathy is a holistic, natural healing system that focuses on the prevention and treatment of diseases and promotion of the self healing process. This method of treatments includes herbs, massage, fasting, detoxification, acupuncture, hydro therapy etc.
It blends the old, natural, traditional therapies with the current study of health. Naturopathic doctors follow six principles of healing based on the observation of health and diseases with scientific methods.
-The healing power of nature-
It is believed that human body has an inborn ability to heal itself and maintain and restore good health. So, here the Naturopaths teach the patient about the self-healing skills of the body by identifying the cause and eliminating the impediments and establish a healthy internal and external environment.
-Do not harm the body-
The main emphasis is on avoiding any harm to the patient. The Naturopaths develop methods which minimizes the risk of harmful side-effects to the body. The diagnosis, treatment are all measured keeping in mind the individual`s healing process and refer for proper treatment when naturopathic healing therapies are incompatible to the patient`s health.
-Identify and treat the cause-
Every illness of the body occurs with a cause. The Naturopathic doctors seek to identify the cause and treat the patient rather than just suppress/eliminate the symptoms.
-Heal the whole person-
A broad approach to diagnosis and treatment: Naturopaths take into account the patient`s over all mental, physical, environmental, emotional, social, spiritual factors that affects the health.
-The physician as Teacher-
The Naturopathic doctors teach the patient and instill in mind the self-responsibility for their own good health. With strong encouragement and motivation, the physician maintains a therapeutic potential of a good doctor-patient rapport.
-Prevention is the best cure-
The most vital health care method is the prevention of disease and can be achieved through education, promotion of healthy lifestyle/healthy living. The Naturopaths evaluate the risk factors and make timely interventions to prevent illness.
1. Getting deep sleep
2. Feeling energetic after getting up in the morning
3. Smooth bowel movement
4. Feeling enthusiastic throughout the day
5. Stomach is flatter than chest
6. Lack of urge for intoxicating and aphrodisiacal substances
7. Always feeling happy
8. Potential to work for hours without tiring
9. Tendency to be involved in creative activities
10. Glow on the face
11. Shining and fearless eyes
12. Ever smiling face
13. Feeling youth and new power
14. Productive thought process
15. Normal physical processes
16. Soft spoken
Hectic lifestyle, poor eating habits lead to an increase in stress levels and create unevenness and disorders within the body that affects vital energy. All diseases are believed to be caused by what we eat and what we don't consume. This form of therapy seeks to find the root cause and eliminate the toxins. It focuses on the entire body and uses natural elements and therapies to cure the imbalances rather than eliminate or restrain the symptoms. Naturopaths aid the healing process for a healthy internal and external environment.
This therapy is effectual for treatment of nervous system imbalances such as stress, anxiety, muscle cramps, headaches, depression and fatigue. Reproductive disorders like menstrual problems, pre-menstrual syndrome, infertility, pre-conception care can be treated by this healing therapy.
It also recommended for digestive disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, constipation and prickly bowel syndrome. Immune disorders, allergies, sensitivities, weight loss, cough, cold and flu, insomnia, prostate problems, arthritis, high cholesterol can be cured by this therapy.
Naturopathy can also tackle illnesses that cannot be wholly healed by allopathic treatment such as sinusitis, asthma, eczema, dermatitis etc. All these problems can be cured to a great level by Naturopathic healing. Naturopathy is in particular effectual for chronic symptoms.
A naturopath will assess the cause and suggest/prescribe a particular remedy as per the individual`s case history. Though two persons may have the same symptoms, the treatment may differ depending on one`s overall health history. The treatment focuses on the patient`s entire body and not just a particular part. Naturopath practitioners prescribe medicines once they have entirely investigated the patient`s entire case history.
Naturopaths suggest prevention of the illness as the best cure for any disease/illness. They instruct the patients about the significance of natural foods loaded with rich nutrition and to maintain a healthy lifestyle/living. Apart from natural sources, Naturopaths offer several therapeutic methods. Naturopathy is considered as one of the best alternative therapies for patients.