(Last Updated on : 06/04/2017)
Principles of Naturopathy believe in the 5 elements of nature - Earth
. These 5 elements form the contour of the naturopathy treatments as these are the source of energy and helps in the treatment. Naturopathy is a holistic health care system which has its roots deeply seated in the ancient cultural heritage of India. The body has natural abilities to resist diseases and to heal itself this very concept of naturopathy gains diction amidst the principle of naturopathy.
According to the Principle of Naturopathy therefore, addressing the root cause of ailment and eliminating the root cause is necessary for a healthy body. The principle of naturopathy thus focuses on naturally occurring and minimally invasive methods, trusting to the healing power of nature.
According to the Principle of Naturopathy, Pran
is the vitality force. The holistic treatment procedure therefore aims at providing Pran or life force to the body by protecting the body from both the external and internal threats. Although achieving this state is difficult however, it is achievable if and when a harmonious and coordinated functioning of the 5 elements of nature exists. Naturopathy believes that control over senses is the foundation of good health and therefore a well planned life, sattvic diet
and positive thinking is necessary to ensure health.
Naturopathy believes that every human body has germs that grow and multiply and these germs are the source of all sorts of ailment. To prevent germ growth therefore naturopathy prescribes the daily and regular cleaning and detoxification of the body. Naturopathy purifies the blood and tissues to develop immunity, amidst simple nature cure process.
The Principle of Naturopathy is self-described by 6 core values which are as follows:
Do No Harm: Firstly, naturopathy advises not to harm anybody.
Identify and Treat Causes: Identification and removal of the root causes of illness, rather than eliminating or suppressing symptoms are necessary.
Let Nature Heal: Naturopathy insists to recognize, respect and promote the self-healing power of nature that underlies in each individual.
Educate Patients: Educating and inspiring rational hope while encouraging self-responsibility for health is needed.
Treat the Whole Person: Naturopathy treats each person by considering all individual health factors and influences.
Prevent Illness: Emphasizing the condition of health to promote well-being and to prevent diseases for the individual, each community and indeed the whole world, is one of the basic principles of naturopathy.