India are mushrooming in large numbers
and especially the metropolitan cities. Most of them follow a similar
routine for treating the common ailments.
instance, strictly vegetarian food is served in all of them, as per
the doctor or dietician's prescription. None of the centers allow
patients to bring in food from outside. Alcohol, smoking, chewing
tobacco, and the consumption of tea, coffee, and non-vegetarian foods
are forbidden in all the centers. All the naturopathy centers require
the visitor (patient) to stay on campus, for a duration that depends
upon the nature of his or her complaint. Some naturopathy centers
prescribe a minimum stay of ten days, as they say that no significant
effect can be observed within a shorter period. Charges vary,
depending upon the kind of room the visitor prefers, with choices
ranging from a dormitory to an entire cottage. In between these two
rates are the various options like a single room, an executive room, a
cottage or a hut.
Apart from the charges for the accommodation, food and treatment
charges are extra. Treatment charges vary depending upon the
complexity of treatment warranted by the specific ailment. Children
below fifteen years of age are not allowed inside these centers nor
are pregnant women. Patients should be able to walk at least 1 km
without support to gain admission here. Whether it is treatment that
suits the more spiritually inclined, with yoga and meditation forming
an important part of the day's routine, or more modern equipment like
saunas and whirlpool baths that take one's fancy, one can choose from
many naturopathy centers in India
"All healing powers are within your
body." Since we fall ill only when we go against Nature, the
cause of diseases (toxins) is expelled from the body to cure it.
Fasting has been described as Nature's way to recover. A thorough
rest, which includes fasting, is the most favorable condition in which
an ailing body can purify and recoup itself.
Rishikesh in India is called the yoga capital of the world and there
are many ashrams in Rishikesh offering courses on meditation, yoga and
Hindu philosophy. The International Yoga Festival is organized every
year from February 2 to 7 by the state tourism. Kerala, in the
southernmost tip of India, is noted, among many other things, for its
Ayurvedic resorts that draw
a large number of tourists every year. The treatments provided by
these resorts have become so popular that the Kerala Tourism
Development Corporation has started a 'Monsoon
Package that combines sightseeing tours with Ayurvedic massages and
treatment. The Ayurvedic treatments are considered most effective
after the karkadam or monsoon months because during this period the
body has less heat and hence is most responsive to treatments. The
treatments are variously divided into rejuvenative, preventive, and
curative. The most common rejuvenative therapy is the herbal oil
massage, where two oils are selected according to one's body
constituency. The massage tones up the whole body and, if followed by
a steam bath (in water mixed with herbal powers), it makes one feel
fresh and invigorating. Most Ayurvedic regulars have this massage once
a week and swear by its rejuvenative qualities.
Naturopathy is the system of healing 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 dictum of Hippo crates, the father of medicine, who
declared "Nature cures; not the physicians".Naturopathy
is a combination of different methods of natural healing. It is also a
way of life. It is known by
different names - Nature
Cure, the natural methods, the New science of healing and Healing from
within. Fasting to relieve the symptoms of an upset stomach, using
water as a healing aid or eating a sensible balanced diet to maintain
good health are all examples of Naturopathy.
The origins of the practice can be traced back over two thousand years
to the time of Hippo crates. Hippo crates 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
basis 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 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
recognised. The blend of therapies employed by Lust included nutrition
and natural diet, Homeopathy, herbal medicine, Hydrotherapy,
Chiropractic and the management of stress. An
unhealthy lifestyle can cause many diseases. So it is better to avoid
a diet high in fat, salt and refined Carbohydrates, smoking, excess
consumption of alcohol and high stress levels. Naturopathy advocates a
new life style with corrective habits such as exercise, a good diet
and a moderate approach towards all things. Naturopathic life style
should be viewed as a method of disease prevention. In Naturopathy,
the fundamental healing force is considered to be nature itself, that
is the power of the individual to defeat disease. Naturopathy is
primarily and fundamentally drugless and blood-less yet in its broader
aspects it does admit the use of both natural medicine and surgery
when their use is constructive. The techniques employed in nature cure
vary with the experience of its practitioner. Naturopathy
helps to prevent many common diseases such as headaches, the common
cold, hypertension, peptic ulcers and many of the disorders associated
with ageing, including diabetes. It aims at educating people about
adopting the type of lifestyle, which is conducive to good health. Treatment
treatment methods of naturopathy are so many that a practitioner can
become a specialist in any one particular area.
(1)Treatment based on Nutrition and diet.
A nutritionist recommends a healthy diet for each person, which may
include the use of vitamin and mineral supplements for deficiencies.
(2)Counseling and lifestyle alteration which may be of particular value
in relieving. psychological
behavioral and emotional problems as well as physical ailments. The
treatment may include hypnotherapy, relaxation techniques and the use
of imagery with suggested adjustments in daily living. Other helpful
measures may include colour, music and dance therapy.
(3)Methods to control and reduce stress including exercise,
relaxation techniques, modification of diet and the use of
supplements particularly to support the adrenal gland.
(4)The use of short periods of fasting or controlled diets
and supplements to aid the natural processes by which the body rids
itself of toxic substances.
(5)Herbal medicine-using plants and their natural products for healing.
a healing method based on the principle of 'like cures like'.
(7)Hydrotherapy using water as a healing agent.
(8)Physical therapies including massage, therapeutic exercises and soft
tissue manipulation such as rolfing.
and other oriental therapies
(10)Yoga -& Exercise
forms a part of almost all methods of treatment.
is the use of water to heal and ease a variety of ailments.
Hydrotherapy is the most beneficial system of restoring normal
functions in the body. It is employed to help balance metabolism.
have revealed the wonderful palliative and curative virtues of water.
No other therapeutic agent
possesses so many admirable qualities as
does water. Being a universal solvent its use internally in the form of
enema or drinking water aids greatly in the elimination of waste
products, (auto-intoxication) which readily accumulate in the body
under certain conditions causing more or less pronounced
injury. Hippo crates the father of medicine had an excellent
understanding of the physiological properties of water, both hot and
cold which he employed in the treatment of fevers, ulcers, hemorrhage
and a variety of maladies both medical and surgical. Hydrotherapy
is perhaps the oldest of all therapeutic methods. Pain and various
other symptoms can be mitigated by accurately adopted Hydropathical prescriptions.
is used as a technique of physiotherapy for people recovering from
serious injuries and
with problems of muscle wastage. It is also used for people with joint
problems and those with severe physical disabilities.
are different ways of treatment in Hydrotherapy.
baths, improve blood flow to internal tissues and organs. It help to
reduce swelling. This method is not advisable for people with serious
conditions or for the elderly or very young.
baths are given as treatment for painful conditions with broken skin,
such as piles or anal fissure, and also for ailments affecting the
urinary and genital organs. For
this, the person first sits in the warm water, which covers the lower
abdomen and hips, with the feet in the cold water compartment. After
three minutes, the patient sits in the cold water with the feet in the
baths are used to encourage sweating and the opening of skin pores. It
has a cleansing and refreshing effect.
are many nerve endings on the skin surface which react to the
stimulation given. If water of a different temperature is applied to
the skin, it will either conduct heat to it or absorb heat from it.
These have an influence on the nervous system and hormonal system. Water
that is of the same
temperature as the body has a marked
relaxing and sedative effect on the nervous system. This is used in
states of stress to calm the patient. This is called 'neutral bath'. For
this patient is placed in a tub of water, the temperature of which is
maintained between 33.5oC and 35.6 oC (92oF
to 96oF). Half an hour of immersion in a bath like this
will have a sedative, or even soporific, effect.
and Cold sprays
and Cold Sprays of water may be given for a number of disorders but
are not recommended for those with serious illness, elderly people or
Flotation involves lying face up in an enclosed, dark tank of warm, heavily
salted water. It refreshes and relaxes the patient.
cold pack is really a warm pack-the name comes from the cold nature of
the initial application. A
large piece of cotton material, a large piece of flannel or woolen
material, a rubber sheet-to protect the bed; a hot water bottle,
safety pins are the materials required for a cold pack. First,
soak the cotton material in very cold water, wring it out well and
place it on the flannel that is spread out on the rubber sheet on the
bed. Lay the person who is having the treatment on top of the damp
material, fold it round his trunk and cover him up at once with the
flannel material. Firmly place it with the help of pins.
pull up the top bed covers and provide a hot water bottle. The initial
cold application produces a reaction that draws fresh blood to the
surface of the body; this warmth, being well insulated, is retained by
the damp material. The cold pack turns into a warm pack, which is
gradually, over a period of six to eight-hours, bakes, itself dry.
a feeling of damp coldness is felt, the wet material may be
inadequately wrung out, or the insulation materials too loose.
is used for feverish condition, backache and bronchitis. A cold wet
sheet that has been squeezed out, is wrapped around the person,
followed by a dry sheet and warm blanket. These are left in place
until the inner sheet has dried and the covering are then removed.
Acupressure and Acupuncture
Non-invasive or needle free acupuncture is the form of acupuncture where
penetrating needles are not used. This modality may be preferred in
young children, frail and the elderly, for cosmetic use, or when the
recipient is afraid (fear of the unknown) of needles. Some of the
non-invasive modalities are, however always used as supplements to the
The mode of implementation varies, e.g., Moxibustion, Reflexology or
Acupressure, Auriculo- therapy, LASER & Ultrasonic, Cupping, Su
Jok, Plum-Blossom, Shiatsu, etc.
Common Indications of Acupressure -Muscular/Skeletal pains, Cervical
Spondylitis, Headache, Shoulder & Lumber
Pain, Knuckle-joint & arthritic pain, Psychosomatic diseases ego
sleep disorder, nervousness, sea-sickness, nausea, constipation &
menstrual problems etc.
Acupressure is an art based on the system of
acupuncture where a simple knowledge of the ‘meridians’ and the
‘reflex points’ imparted to a paramedical worker, a masseur or
even a lay person is used by applying pressure on them for energising
the ‘chi’ for first-aid or relief of minor ailments.
Reflexology or acupressure is basically an
ancient oriental method that restores the health and well-being by
correcting the flow of vital life-force ‘Chi’ through the human
The use of needles in traditional acupuncture evokes
a fear in majority of people, because they are conditioned to painful
needle pricks of drug injections, etc. The insertion of acupuncture
needles is normally not painful. Thus, it is only a ‘fear of the
unknown’. An individual who decides to get well and thinks of
acupuncture, rarely finds it to be a problem. Also, the use of
needle-free acupuncture is largely promoted for commercial reasons, or
due to the inexperience of the practitioner.
Needle-free acupuncture, inspite of all the promises
is never equally efficient, both in terms of cure rates and time
factor. However, the various modalities used to complement traditional
acupuncture does improve the outcome of a sickness. Thus, the choice
should be ideally left to the practitioner, who may himself decide as
to the choice of modalities of treatment suited best for the patient.
Myalgia, Fascitis, Periarthritis, Spondylitis, Spinal
and Disc lessions, Radiculopathy, Osteo and Rhtd. Arthritis etc.
Hypertension, CAD, Arrhhmias, Gangrene, Post-CABGIPTCA Rehabilitation / Nieuralgia etc. Bronchitis
bronchitis emphysema etc. Dyspepsias, Ulcers, Hiatus hemia, Chronic
Colitis, I.B.S., Gall Stones, Ch. Hepatitis, Pain abdomen (NYD).
Migraine, Headache, Neuralgia, Paralysis, Insomnia, Autonomic I Functional disorders, etc. Diabetes,
Dyslipidemia, Gout, Obesity,
Menstrual Disorders, Pr.Sterility, Menopausal Syn.,Oligospermia. Acne,
Alopecia, Allergy, Eczema, Psoriasis, Leucoderma, Keloids etc. Acute I
Chronic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Laryngitis, Tonsillitis, Epistaxis,
Mennier’s Syndrome, Vertigo, Myopia, Squints etc.
Addictions: Smoking, Alcoholism, Drugs,
Anxiety Neurosis, Psychosis, Psychosomatism etc. Auto-immune
disorders, Allergies, Viral Infections, General debility, Shock, P.U.O.
Acupuncture comes handy even in some emergency
cases. It can permanently cure most of the chronic and acute pains.
Due to its usefulness in emergency situations, it acts as a bridge
between conventional and alternative therapies
The practice of Acupressure and Acupuncture
developed as Traditional Chinese Medicine over the last 5000 years.
Here the dynamic life force energy ‘chi’ views the human organism
as one microcosmic unit of the macrocosmic whole, interlinked through
strategic points on human surface called acupuncture points. The
‘chi’ is regulated by insertion of painless hairline sterile
needles to restore harmony in yin-yang energy, i.e., the homoeostatis
that activates the individual’s own inherent natural healing to
restore health. The modern revival of acupuncture is due to its great
success at all levels of health in the People’s Republic of China,
its recognition by World Health Organization ( WHO ), the NIH and FDA
in USA and NHS in UK.
is free of side-effects and it cures most of the acute, chronic and
conventionally incurable diseases in well experienced hands in a very
Today, acupuncture is scientifically woven into the
very web of modern medicine. It is by itself, a complete system that
helps to cure most of the acute or chronic diseases. It effectively
bridges between modern medicine and the various ancient life-force (
Chi, Ki, Prana, etc.) management systems. Acupuncture concurrents acts
to at physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels of health,
thereby qualifying to be truly holistic.
Acupressure and Accupuncture?
word ACUPUNCTURE is derived from Latin words -’acus’ and
‘punctate’ i.e., a needle and to penetrate respectively. It is
recorded to be 5000 yrs. of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in which
hair fine sterile needles are inserted at acupuncture points on the
skin to rectify the flow of the life force energy or the “chi” in
the channels or meridians, as well as their collaterals to restore the
“yin-yang” balance or the homoeostasis.
This phenomenon augments the body’s own inherent
natural healing energy,that cures most of the acute,chronic and even
conventionally incurable diseases.
an ancient battle an arrow hit a warrior in his leg, as a result of
which his frozen shoulder got healed! This attracted the attention of
his physicians to the relationship between the point punctured and
disease cured in a distant part of the body. Over the years the
physicians between the point punctured and the disease it cured worked
out a cause and effect relationship. All such points were charted out
on the Human body. The joining together of these points called
acupuncture points, with similar physiological and therapeutic
properties led to the development of what is called now the “system
of the acupuncture meridians or channels
Effect of Acupuncture:-
In well-trained and experienced hands,
acupuncture is a complete system of health by itself. Its efficacy
improves tremendously when a qualified physician dedicated to
acupuncture practices it.
What can be cured by Acupuncture?
It is a complete system by itself. However, it
is best used in the cure of commonly incurable diseases e.g.,
migraine, insomnia, mental disorders, sinusitis, asthma, indigestion,
arthritis, sodalities, sciatica, paralysis, eczema, substance abuse,
viral infections, chronic fatigue, autoimmune or psychosomatic
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does it take to cure?:-
it can cure acute ailments almost instantly, and chronic ailments
faster than any other system -usually in matter of few weeks.
It should be started right at the onset of any sickness. Even very old
or most of the chronic or the incurable diseases can be cured.
is equally effective at all ages; in the infants, children, young
adults and the elderly. In fact the old people are amazed at its
efficacy, as they don’t have to fight longer with ailments related
to their age.
Traditionally it involves insertion of special
hair fine sterile needles, at prescribed acupuncture points to
regulate the flow of “chi” in the body and bring cure. Is
acupuncture a form of where penetrating needles are not used.
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Limitations of the
Acupuncture and Acupressure
Like all other systems, acupuncture too has
its inherent limitations in not always being able to cure all the
patients. A patient in medical emergency needing life-saving
resuscitation, urgent surgery, critical care, serious infection,
trauma, any life threatening condition or a mechanical problem must be
first directed to an emergency medical facility. Acupuncture in such
conditions would normally be a useful supplement in speeding up the
recovery, final outcome of the sickness, and curing the residual
I chronic component of the sickness. The most important of all is
that the practitioner must be competent and know his limitations, as
not to waste precious time vital for patient’s recovery.
The govt. should immediately extend official
recognition to this system and form a council on the pattern of other
recognized systems of medicine, to regulate its growth in the country
and to save the people from ‘quackery’. The practice by
unqualified people and ‘sale’ of degrees by commercial schools
should be declared criminal by the government.
Acupuncture is currently available in most of
the govt. and corporate hospitals, as well as many nursing homes, as
part of their doctors managing these clinics have generally received a
few weeks part-time training in acupuncture, but are not fully versed
with its science, philosophy and potential. They are, therefore, not
competent to extend its full benefits to their patients. The
practitioner must be a qualified doctor with special training in
acupuncture. Invariably a specialist with full-time practice in this
subject should be looked for.
However, in the absence of any recognised standard
training within the country, one has to make his own judgements from
the credentials of the doctor.
Cost of the Therapy:-
Treatment is available free in govt. hospitals, and
charges in the private sector vary with the facilities and the
competence of the practitioner. Comparatively, acupuncture costs a
fraction of conventional treatments, is cost-effective and gives value
for one’s money.
of the therapy:-
being a natural therapy, saves one from the side-effects and toxicity
of drugs. It compliments all other systems of therapy. The greatest
advantage is that acupuncture cures most of the diseases permanently
and activates positive well-being of the body, mind and the spirit.
and Acupressure effective at all levels of health?
Yes, it is. For example -
a) Promotion of health-
To further improve the
health of the healthy; many sportsmen are using acupuncture during
their training to enhance their performance and instant cure from day
to day fatigue and injuries.
b) Prevention of sickness-
The ancient Chinese
paid their physicians as long as they were healthy and stopped his
dues when they fell sick.
c) Early diagnosis and cure-
of the pulse or the tongue helped to diagnose the disease well before
it manifested physically, enabling an early cure. Supplementing
acupuncture with the knowledge and diagnostics of modern medicine
further helps to cure any sickness much quicker, thereby minimizing or
eliminating the adverse effects of prolonged sickness or medication.
d) Disability Limitation-
Timely diagnosis and
effective cure limits the after-effects or the residual disability of
Acupuncture has been found to be excellent in the
relief of most of the chronic incurable diseases and restoration of
the individual to a state of positive health.
Current Status of Acupuncture and
Acupressure in present day life:-
In People’s Republic of China, the
country’s primary health care is based upon the T.C.M. It also
supplements all the centers of modern medicine providing secondary and
tertiary care. This model has proved its tremendous success as within
its limited resources the PRC has achieved a health status comparable
with the best in the world.
After exhaustive scientific evaluation over 25 years the World Health
Organisation given recognition to acupuncture. The food and drug
agency (FDA) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) in the United
states having endorsed its scientific basis, the various states in the
U.S.A. offer licenses to its practitioners. In UK, the National Health
Services (NHS) recognises and pays for acupuncture. Most of the
insurance companies in the west reimburse expenditure on this therapy.
The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in
getting well.”...Hippocrates ..
Holistic Medicine is dedicated to promotion of health and well-being of
the individual Body-Mind-Spirit, as far as possible, by natural means.
Holistic Medicine is zero side-effect cost-effective value for money time-efficient:-
our learn the technique of ancient breathing practices
and peaceful meditation, that harmonises your energy and attain a
state of positive health.
energises your own inherent natural healing, highly
effective in the cure of a wide range of acute, chronic and even
conventionally incurable ailments.
Holistic Medicine enables you to discover the hidden
potential, the infinite and everlasting healing power within you and
that of your mind.
the life-giving solar white light comprises of seven beautiful colors,
similarly an optimum complementing of the various systems of medicine
can only enable us to achieve total health & well-being.
Holistic medicine does not replace conventional
treatments; instead it complements each one of them.
Dr. Pranab Chaitanya
Holistic Medicare the wholesome natural healing augments the existing
curative, rehabilitative, promotive and preventive facilities to
attain. Holistic well being, further raise cure rate, overall quality
of life and thus, the level of satisfaction of each individual patient
as well as his attending consultant. Smy nature cure patients are
treated scientifically by a synergic blend of various non-drug natural
therapies, viz., Acupuncture (traditional, moxibustion, reflexology /
acupressure, sujok, cupping, ultrasonic, LASER, etc.), Naturecure
(Yoga, Meditation, Relaxation, Pranayama, Panch karma, Hypnosis,
Reiki, Pranic Healing, etc.) an Nutrition, etc.
Yoga is a science which the present society
needs as it not only helps attain physical fitness and vigour, but
also develops our mental and emotional well being to combat stress.
BhagavadGita says Samah
bhutva samatvam yogah (Equilibrium is yoga). Regular practice
of yogic postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama),
and relaxation techniques (meditation)
find the Body-Mind-Spirit in and holistic’ harmony. It is being
increasingly realized by modern psychologists, that Meditation should
be a part and parcel of everyone’s daily schedule, to provide a
counter balance to the stress produced by the intensely active life
that everyone is involved in a present day world. Regular meditation
calms the mind, and enables one to concentrate his powers. This is a
great blessing on humanity that such a life is possible.
Depicted along the spinal column of the are different Chakras, or
Energy Centres, which are symbolised in the form of a lotus. The
or energy centres are different centres of consciousness. Each chakra
stands for a different stage through which the soul passes towards
therapy is a system of treating patients with the use of magnets. Not
only the magnet but even magnetized water has been found to have very
favorably acted on human diseases and has worked as a beneficial
medicine in many cases.
magnet has many healing properties. It not only attracts iron but also
attracts all martial humors that are in the human system of blood;
phlegm, black bile and yellow bile, of which the body in ancient
medicine was thought to be composed. The magnet is useful in internal
and external diseases.
Science, Magneto therapy is based on natural force like electricity
and in Arts, it involves the selection of magnets of different
strengths to the different parts to relieve different ailments of the
therapy is used as complementary or supplementary to another system of
medicine as and when needed. It has proved beneficial in certain
diseases, especially in rheumatic and muscular aches and pains, as it
has the power of draining pains out of the body.
Therapy is about 3,000 years old natural therapy that was practised in
Egypt, China and India. It is now recognized and practised in many
countries like USA, Canada, Germany,Atralia,Japan,Korea etc.
Field creates a spiral effect that improves blood circulation, thereby
bringing fresh oxygen and nutrients as well as washing away toxins.
Improved blood circulation gives immune system a kick start and sets
up the healing process. It helps to prevent blocking of arteries and
resulting rise in blood pressure. Nervous system also regains enhanced
function. Hormone production is also brought to normal. In brief
improved circulation improves the health of all the cells of the body
and so they start functioning normally and in full Capacity .
Like sunlight, food, oxygen and water magnetic waves are equally
important for our health. The Earth itself is a huge magnet. But due
to our tendency to dwell in concrete, commute by train, bus or car we
detach ourselves from the Earth's Magnetic field. Moreover the Earth's
Magnetic field has been decreasing since past 2,000 years. Magnet
Therapist describe as "MAGNETIC DEFICIENCY SYNDROME". The
effect of this is that there is greater frequency of people suffering
from aches, pains, and inflammation, which detract us from one's
quality of life. We have all felt the occasional unexplained pain in
shoulder, back or legs. Deficiency of magnetic field is partially
responsible for the poor blood circulation and this general feeling.
have benefited from this simple but effective therapy; you
can also, and improve your quality of life. Unlike modern drugs
it has no side effects and does not work at one particular organ, part
of body or ailment, but improves the general well being of the whole
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