Naturopathy is based on the conviction that the body is self-healing. The body restores itself and recovers from illness impulsively if it is in a healthy atmosphere. Naturopathy is a system of treatment and healing which relies wholly on natural remedies, such as sunlight, air, water, supplemented with diet and therapies such as massage.According to Naturopathy the human body has five primary elements – Earth, Fire, Air, Water and Ether.
These elements are collectively known as the Panchamahabhootas. A disparity of these elements results in ill health. Naturopathy attempts to reinstate the balance by treating the body in a holistic manner. By tackling the root causes of an illness and by evading artificial chemicals Naturopathy treatment provides efficient enduring relief for many chronic conditions. Patients who have benefited from Naturopathy treatment continue to live an improved lifestyle and apply the values of naturopathy to their every day diet.
Naturopathy is thus not just a system of treatment but also a way of life. By tackling the root causes of an illness and by evading artificial chemicals Naturopathy provides efficient enduring relief for many chronic conditions. Patients who have benefited from Naturopathy treatment continue to live an improved lifestyle and apply the values of naturopathy to their every day diet. Naturopathy is thus not just a system of treatment but also a way of life.
CERTAIN BASIC PRINCIPLES
Naturopathy asserts that the body has the intrinsic ability to heal itself and, when working at an optimal level, to ward off disease.
Naturopaths work from the perspective that health and disease are more than just germs and infection. Mental, physical, spiritual and environmental factors each play a role. Naturopaths take all of these factors into consideration when developing treatment.
This principle is, of course, part of the Hippocratic Oath taken by physicians. Traditionally, naturopathy focuses on gentle, non-invasive therapies that enhance the healing process. It is this principle that underlies the reluctance to turn immediately to drugs for a cure.
Instead of treating symptoms, naturopaths seek to identify and treat the underlying cause. Symptoms are not the cause of illness-they simply indicate that your body is out of balance. The cause is often more difficult to identify. By identifying and addressing (or removing) the cause, the symptoms can be relieved rather than suppressed.
Naturopaths place great emphasis on preventive care. Naturopaths assess your risk factors and make suggestions that will support your good health.
Naturopaths see themselves as teachers and try to teach patients about how to take responsibility for their own health. This may involve suggesting nutritional, emotional, dietary or other lifestyle changes.
Thus Naturopaths believe that illness is caused by bad living habits like eating the wrong foods, too much stress and not having enough exercise. As a result of all these, waste materials build up and poison the system. This therapy is to throw off these toxic accumulations by adapting to a healthier regime including a wholesome diet, hydro therapy, manipulation and psychological counseling.
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