I am a firm believer in Naturopathy. Not just because i studied the science but rather i have been adopting it as a way of life since my young age. It’s been 17 yrs of practice, and yet i still remember the last pill which i popped in for a fever at the age of 15. Nature cure has been part of familial healing, preliminary using the remedies from Mom’s kitchen and herbs from granny’s garden. I always found it easy to drink a half glass of pepper kashayam sweetened with jaggery rather than popping a bitter paracetamol pill for fever, which never went down my throat even after gulping a big glass of water. And may be that was my first motivation which created an affinity towards nature and its simple healing Methods.

Naturopathy in my view is not just a system of medicine, but an art of Man building that embraces healthy living by creating a harmony between the Body, Mind and Spirit. “Nature Cure” Literally means healing through Nature. It is a structured framework which utilizes all that nature can provide to overcome illness and strengthen the innate power of healing.

A holistic remedial measure, Naturopathy utilizes the constitutional model of healing. According to Naturopathy, every person is regarded as unique in his/ her constitution. The most important component of understanding the Nature cure system of treatment comes from ascertaining the value of the individual’s constitution, which is his / her core foundation.

The constitution of an individual is the genetic code which decides the physical, physiological and psychological traits of an individual. The constitution with which a person is born remains unaltered throughout his lifetime, and it is made up of combination of the Five great elements of Nature namely the Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether. These elements manifest as rudimentary energies in the human body by birth. They are called as Tridoshas namely the Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These form the Prakriti or the genetical constitution of the Body.

The elements of Nature that govern the body undergo changes in response to the influence of the external environment like Lifestyle, Food ,Climate, Trauma, stress, work and many more, which in turn affect the stability of the tridoshas, thus causing an imbalance in our body called as Vikruti or diseased constitution.

Every creature and plant in this world, live and abide by the Laws of Nature in order to attain health and equilibrium within themselves. We as humans must unite with the boundless nature and strive to be a part in this unified macrocosm. The inherent principles of Nature are the foundation for Naturopathy which helps to maintain a balance between the external and internal environment. This immense knowledge that has been passed over to us since ages perceives the profound association between humans and Mother Nature.

Every creature and plant in this world, live and abide by the Laws of Nature in order to attain health and equilibrium within themselves. We as humans must unite with the boundless nature and strive to be a part in this unified macrocosm. The inherent principles of Nature are the foundation for Naturopathy which helps to maintain a balance between the external and internal environment. This immense knowledge that has been passed over to us since ages perceives the profound association between humans and Mother Nature.

Through the years of experience, i have always felt that Naturopathic Medicine is a guide to people in their path towards Healthy living in harmony with the constructive principles of nature. Guiding them in their lifestyle and food management, helping them in achieving physical and psychic balance and providing them a deeper understanding of their ‘origin’ or the constitution.

Naturopathy is superior science, adopted and practised by Scholars and physicians all over the world. ‘The Father of Medicine’ – Hippocrates himself was a staunch believer of Naturopathy. He precisely analysed the seasons, winds and the waters and contributed his knowledge on the influence of Nature in bringing disease to humans through his book, “Airs, Waters, and Places”.

Nature cure is thus a regimen rather than a therapy, and day to day practice of Naturopathic principles builds a strong body and tranquil mind.