Naturopathy is a science and art of drugless system or Alternative therapy of healing for healthy living. It teaches us how we should live, what we should eat and how our daily routine should be. Its main emphasis is to change the living habits of people and educate them to adopt healthy lifestyle. It is simple and easy to practice at the same time within the reach of everyone.
Our body is made up of five natural elements, earth, water, sun, air and sky. Perfect balance of these elements keeps the body in good order. For healthy living our daily activities and dietetic program should be such that balance of these elements continues to be restored.
Naturopathy has evolved out of forest research laboratories of the Sage and the ancient healing traditions. It has a preventative approach to health care and Alternative therapy to other medical streams like Alopathic and Homeopathic. World over, it is now recognized as a valuable and effective treatment for a variety of chronic disorders. Moreover Naturopathic medicine have no side effects.
Why Naturopathy?
Naturopathy focus on maintaining a balance between the human body and the nature. The latent force in the human body and the nature is actually utilized to cure ailments and restoring lost health, vitality and vigour. It thrives to create the positive effect of the five elements of nature on the human body by creating the natural (as made by nature) balance. This is achieved basically by obeying the natural laws and discipline in life so that healing takes place from within.
Naturopathy thus uses the inherent latent power inside our body to heal drugless, by aligning the human body to the natural super system, thus creating a positive balance and aligning the vigour in the desired direction. Naturopathy can cure the following diseases:Constipation, Migraine and headaches,Depression, Dyspepsia,Piles, Myopia, Impotency (Due to depression), Bronchial Asthma,Amoebiasis,Insomnia, Ulcers, Gastritis,Sinusitis,Dysentery,Hyper-acidity, Colitis,Arthritis,Spondylitices- Cervical, Chronic Bronchitis, Diabetes and Heart Disease (Functional),Allergic Rhinitis,General debility, Eosinophilia, Hypertension, Leucorrhoea,Obesity and Menstrual Disorders.
Naturopathy is an Alternative therapy and is very helpful in almost all kinds of life style related and diseases. Several systems of treatment like Allopathy, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Unani and Naturopathy etc. are prevalent in our country and almost all of these are having wide acceptance by public. However, it remains a fact that each system has its own advantages or limitations. No system can claim to be complete in all respects. Therefore the rational approach would be to have an integrated approach in respect of treatment and different system should become complementary to each other in the best interest of suffering masses. Naturopathy an Alternative therapy believes in unity of cause of diseases and unity of their treatment. Naturopathy's approach is holistic. Naturopathy treats the body as a complete unit. So far Naturopathy is concerned, it has it's three aspects. First is preventive, the second one is curative and the third one is health promotive aspect. When a patient undergoes Naturopathy treatment and peculiarity of approach lies in the fact that, In other systems the patient need not understand the technicalities involved in treatment but in Naturopathy treatment, the patients are required to have a good understanding of the laws governing health and disease.
They are grounded well in respect of laws of Nature and are advised to follow them strictly for restoration of health. Health can only be restored or preserved or promoted or prevented from diseases by living in harmony with Nature. In Naturopathy no drugs or medicines are used. It is believed that diseases are outcome of accumulation of foreign matter in the body and health can be restored by eliminating them. Drugs are considered as add to the already accumulated toxins in body and therefore to be discouraged and eliminated. The manifestations of symptoms are indicative of reaction of the body and the only thing that is required to be done is to keep them through drugs and other means. As per Indian beliefs our body is made up of five great elements Earth, Water, Sun, Air and Ether. The imbalances among these five elements are responsible for diseases and the treatment of various diseases with the help of these five element is called Nature Cure.
There is a common saying in Naturopathy that all the diseases but not all the patients are curable by Naturopathy. It depends upon vitality of the patients. If sufficient vitality is there in patients, he can be treated successfully irrespective of the type of disease he is suffering from. It is because cure is effected by vitality working within i.e. Nature. However at Naturopathy centers patients generally come for treatment of G.I.T. disorders, Asthma, Cardiac diseases, Obesity, Diabetes, Insomnia, Hypertension, Mental tension, Anxiety, Cold and Cough, Skin diseases and Occupational disorders as a last resort and surprisingly they get improved.
In Naturopathy the methods employed in treatment are quite easy and can even be practiced at home. In fact Naturopathy is a science of living in tune with Nature,hence it is a Alternative therapy. It mainly stresses on natural way of life. It not only frees one from diseases but also educates one how to prevent himself from diseases. The methods generally employed in treatment are Mud Pack, Enema, Hot and Cold fomentation, Hip bath, Steam bath, Hot Foot Bath, Sun Bath, Spinal Bath, Mud Bath and several types of packs etc. This being a system of healing without medicine, is free from all the sorts of side effects and iatrogenic diseases which are outcome of medicines. Naturopathy therapy is completely safe Alternative therapy for all and beneficial in almost all the disease conditions provided rightly applied.
Yogic Therapy or Yoga
Yoga is a spiritual science which has been gifted to us by our ancient Sages for the final emancipation. Yoga is a curative and preventive measure for human suffering. The life of man is full of pleasure, pains, stress, and strain. Man is affected by environments, social structures, competition & never ending struggles. He is affected within himself by anxieties, worries, desires, lust, anger, greed, aversion hatred, temptation & so on. Yogic method or Yoga gives the maximum & the minutest techniques for the curve of solid body for mind. Therapy is a treatment. "Treatment for a disorderly mental & Physical condition or diseases with remedial agent of techniques.
Why Yoga is required?
Yoga is beneficial in many ways like it increases the flexibility in the body, increases lubrication of joints, massaging of all organs of the body, by complete detoxification and toning of the muscles. Yoga is very beneficial for mental and physical health. Regular practicing of yoga can be slowed down the processes of autointoxication or self poisoning system of our body. By keeping the body clean, flexible and lubricated, we can remove all kind of illness and feel young. To get the maximum benefits of yoga, one has to combine the practices of yoga asans, pranayama and meditation.

With the continuous practice of yoga asana, pranayama and meditation can be helped in some major ailments like Arthritis, Asthma, diabetes, blood pressure, digestive orders, and heart conditions. It is proved by some laboratory tests that the yoga increases the ability of controlling the autonomic or involuntary functions such as blood pressure.According to Alternative therapists that yoga works on the curative therapy and preventive therapy. The yogic therapy creates balance between the nervous and endocrine system which influences all the body organs and body system.With regular practice of yoga individual feels mental peace, concentration power improves relaxation in the state of living and harmony in the relationships.

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