Naturopathy is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and its
prevention using natural therapies including botanic medicine, hydrotherapy,
traditional Chinese Medicine and lifestyle counselling. In Naturopathy an
individual is treated as physiological, structural, psychological, social,
spiritual, and environmental factor. Keeping all these in view Naturopathy
treats the patient of all the ailments he/she has. Symptoms of diseases are
seen as warning signals of the improper functioning of the body. The primary
goal of Naturopathy is to treat the underlying cause of the disease.
Naturopathy or Nature Cure dates back to the Father of Medicine -
Hippocrates of Ancient Greek. Its a natural medicine system, which uses the
fresh air, exercise, sunshine, wholesome diet, pure water, healthy
environment, rest and emotional balance as the Equipments of the treatment.
Natuorapathy means - being near to the nature.
Naturopathic Doctors are educated in utilization of many kind of
treatments. Some are cross trained as Medical Doctors or as Osteopathic
Application of Hot and Cold Water for the treatment of a particular
therapy is known as Hydrotherapy. The water regulates the blood flow
through certain organs, especially the digestive organs. This treatment
takes away the toxins out of the body, thus treating the patient.
Chinese Medicine Therapies
Naturopaths trained in Chinese Medicine also use the Chinese Medicine
when Indian medicines don't work for a particular case or use both the
medicines to treat the patient. In a way Naturo Therapy makes use of the
nature for treatment.
Method of Naturopathy :
Naturopathy works on five principles : Do no Harm; use the healing power of
nature to rejuvinate the body and mind; identify and treat the cause; treat
the whole person and not the particular part with ailment; work on disease
prevention and health promotion. Keeping all these points in mind, the
Naturopathic Doctor treats the patient.
There are certain kind of Naturopathic Therapies which are used by the
Naturo Doctors. Naturopathy works on the philosophy that every human being
has the innate ability to treat himself. It works on self cleansing, self -
repair and therefore self healing. As per naturo doctors, this stage can be
achieved by focussing on immune, hormonal, nervous and detoxification of the
body systems. Naturopathy being a Holistic Medicine, Naturopathic Doctors
take into consideration the individuals biochemistry, biomechanics and
emotional pre - dispositions.
The naturopathic Medicines make use of clinical nutrition, botanical
medicine, homeopathic medicine, Chinese medicine and physical medicine to
diagnose the patient. Naturopathy does believe in and practices IV
Therapies, Chelation Therapy, Minor Surgery and Colon Therapy (Medics
Naturopathy gives some suggestions to keep yourself in good health - Clean
your house and your surroundings. Take a broom and invite as many volunteers
from your neighbor to treat the surroundings. To reduce swelling in minor
sprains use ice packs with compression. To cleanse out the heatburn, drink
large glasses of water whenever you walk out of your home, office, shop,
college or school and exercise... . To avoid stress or doing exercises to
reduce stress is also an important advice.
Centres for Naturo Therapy
- Life Positive, C 153, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase - I, New
- Life Positive, A 43, 4th Floor, Navyug Niwas, Opp. Minerva Cinema,
167 Lamington Road,
- ICARD - 115/Sector 13, Pocket A, Phase II - Dwarka New Delhi
- Naturopathy works on self healing. As per Naturopathy, every
individual is Doctor as everyone can heal themselves. Its important to
keep it in mind whenever you are ill.
- In Naturopathy the idea is not to avoid stress. In todays life
stress is a part of daily life Its important to know how to release
the stress. For it, one needs to be near the nature.
- Naturopathy is a slow treatment where the entire body is treated
along the specific body ailment. It takes time to be treated by
Naturopathy, years too! But other treatments too take years to treat
you. Its the faith in Naturopathy which works better.
- In Naturotherapy, water is the main Nutrient. It works on drinking
lots of water wherever required. Diet control is also an important
part of it.
- Sometimes, Naturopathy requires that one stays in the Ashrams
meant for it. Away from the town, these are a great healer.
- Naturopathy works best in winters but it also depends upon the
climate or place where you are staying. Consult a naturopath for it.
- Some of the Naturopath Practices require assistance. Do not try
any of the practices before consulting a Naturo Doctor.