The blessings of nature
Naturopathy is the system of remedial in which diseases are cured by means of all natural and rational remedies such as light, water, air, heat, exercise, diet and other physiological measures. Naturopathy is built upon the maxim of Hippocrates, the father of medicine, who declared “Nature cures; not the physicians”. Different methods of natural healing combine together to form Naturopathy. It is also known as Nature Cure, the natural methods, the new science of healing and Healing from within.
The doctors who practice this medicine want it to be a way of life. An unhealthy lifestyle can cause many diseases. So the doctor’s advice to avoid a diet high in fat, salt and refined Carbohydrates, smoking , excess consumption of alcohol and high stress levels to prevent disease. They prescribe exercise, a good diet and a moderate approach towards all things. This system is viewed more as a method of disease prevention than cure. Naturopathy that is the power of the individual to defeat disease.
Naturopathy is above all and essentially drugless and blood-less yet in its broader facet it does admit the use of both natural medicine and surgery when their use is practical. The techniques employed in nature cure vary with the experience of its practitioner.
The origins of the practice can be traced back over two thousand years to the time of Hippocrates. Hippocrates and his colleagues considered disease to be an effect of some imbalance in the elements like air, water and other natural factors such as food. The foundation of the modern practice can be traced back to the beginning of the19th century and to people such as Preissnitz a therapist in Germany, who used the beneficial effects of water as a therapy (hydrotherapy). It is an important aspect of Naturopathy. Towards the end of the 19th century in Bavaria, Father Kneipp, a monk, who was obviously a Naturopath treated an American Benedictine by the name of Lust. As a result of his recovery, Lust stayed with Kneipp to study his particular methods of healing and upon returning to the United States he established his own form of natural medicine which he called Naturopathy. Thus at the beginning of the 19th century, Naturopathy began to be formally recognized. The blend of therapies employed by Lust included nutrition and natural diet, Homeopathy, herbal medicine, Hydrotherapy, Chiropractic and the management of stress. The term ‘Naturopathy’ was created by Dr.Scheel of New York city.
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The treatment methods of naturopathy are so many that a practitioner can become a specialist in any one particular area. Treatment based on Nutrition and diet, Physical therapies like Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Cranial osteopathy, Acupuncture, yoga, Hydrotherapy etc. Many private hospitals are engaging such doctors in their hospitals. They can also do private practice.