One day an old man called his only son and asked him to prepare a list of things which according to him seem essential for life. In just a few minutes son handed him a list of few things containing items like money, house, car, job, etc. After going through the list, the old man drew a straight line over it and wrote a word above all in bold letters “PEACE”
He glanced at his son wisely and said, “Isn’t it the most essential thing you require in life“. How true the old man is ! In the present state of society, we are all busy making money and maintaining a certain status to cope up with increasing competition among other things. IN doing so, we are going far away from our culture, morals, principles and mother nature.
Our desires are boundless and the craving to satisfy them are unending. In the midst of it all, we seek peace and satisfaction. The image of the old man’s son is reflected in all of us. Taking a cue from the above story, we must all develop a divine insight into self
The main cause of all disease is the, “Negative state of the mind” and “our unnatural way of living” especially our food habits. We consume food which is not meant for us by mother nature, thereby overtaxing our stomach (digestive system)
The present day treatment of ailments and diseases have all become fairly expensive and eventually known to cause side effects. Naturally, people are turning more towards “alternative therapies” which are “HOLISTIC” in their approach.
The use of expensive medicines, affordable mainly by the rich, is being thrust on the poorer sector of the society, This has led to increasing acceptance of safer and easily administer line of treatment like NATUROPATHY by the masses
Of late, “POPPING THE PILL” for every little ailment has become the norm without realizing its side effects
It should be remembered that, “Good health is to be earned and not bought across chemists counter“
In order to maintain good health, what should the common man do? It is our endeavour to guide and help him to acquire and practice good health habits from the beginning which is what art of healthy living is about. Naturopathy advocates what nature intended man to follow in his life. “NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE” is a distinct system of healing, a philosophy, science, art and practice which seeks to promote health by stimulating and supporting the body inherent power to regain harmony and balance. This therapeutic system datesâ€¦â€¦To the Era400 BC when Hippocrates became famous for his treatment of diseases in accordance with “Natural Laws“
In practice, the naturopathic principles are applied mainly in two waysâ€¦.
1. By educating people to be aware and responsible for their own health and to access them to understand the “Fundamental Laws of Health” – relating to rest , exercise, nutrition and life style.
2. By using various natural therapies, to increase the vitality of the individual and to remove any obstructions – Chemical, physical, psychological which may be interfering with the normal functioning and internal harmony of the organs and the tissues.
Thus any modality which is non-toxic, non-suppressive of symptoms and supportive of self healing process is applicable in Naturopathic Practice. The choice of treatment is determined not only by any dogmatic principles, but also by the needs and capabilities of the people
The principle of this system is to emphasize the importance of nutrition, exercise, rest, therapeutic use Light, air, water and restoration of the structural integrity and
psychological counseling and individual clinical judgement
It looks toward a sufferer ” as a person ” with holistic and individualistic” view. It tries to focus on and eradicate the root cause of the disease
No therapeutic system is complete in itself. It is best to assimilate and utilize the positive aspects of different therapies. To carry out investigations and to make the diagnosis by the most modern methods and then to follow it up with appropriate treatment by either naturopathy, yoga, homeopathy, etc. seems to be the ideal combination for tackling health problems both at physical and mental levels.
The age old maxim that “Health is Wealth” is universal in its applicability. It is the prime responsibility of each individual to maintain and nurture it. In order to maintain good health throughout, people have to reduce their dependence on medicines, do regular exercise, develop good eating habits and adopt diets which are balanced
To achieve an ideal of healthy mind in a healthy body, one must exercise control over one’s mind – it’s thought processes and emotions make it a habit so that it becomes “Second Nature”
It is through a healthy body and mind that man can aspire to rise and evolve to the higher states of consciousness – the intended purpose of the creator Naturopathy shows the wayâ€¦â€¦â€¦.
“God has not given us any disease for which he has not provided a
remedy”, only we must have the vision to look at itâ€¦â€¦.!!!