Naturopathy Treatments

India are mushrooming in large numbers and especially the metropolitan cities. Most of them follow a similar routine for treating the common ailments.

For 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
Naturopathy believes:

"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 Rejuvenation' 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 methods The 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.
(6)Homeopathy 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.
(9)Acupuncture and other oriental therapies
(10)Yoga -& Exercise forms a part of almost all methods of treatment.


Hydrotherapy 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. Scientists 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. Hydrotherapy 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. 
There are different ways of treatment in Hydrotherapy. They are:-

Cold baths
Cold 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. 
Sitz baths
Sitz 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 warm compartment.
Steam baths
Steam baths are used to encourage sweating and the opening of skin pores. It has a cleansing and refreshing effect. 
Neutral bath 

There 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. 
Hot and Cold sprays
Hot 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 young children. 
Flotation involves lying face up in an enclosed, dark tank of warm, heavily salted water. It refreshes and relaxes the patient. 
Cold Packs
A 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. Now 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. If a feeling of damp coldness is felt, the wet material may be inadequately wrung out, or the insulation materials too loose. 
Wrapping 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 main therapy. 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 body. 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 ashthma, chronic 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. etc. 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 

A brief history...
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. It is free of side-effects and it cures most of the acute, chronic and conventionally incurable diseases in well experienced hands in a very short time. 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.
What is Acupressure and Accupuncture?
The 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. 
How was Acupuncture invented?
In 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 disorders etc.
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How long does it take to cure?:-
Usually it can cure acute ailments almost instantly, and chronic ailments faster than any other system -usually in matter of few weeks. 
Time to start Acupuncture:-
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. 
Age to undergo Acupuncture:-
Acupuncture 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. 
Acupuncture administered:-
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. 
Advantages of the therapy:-
Acupuncture 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. 
Is Acupuncture 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- 
Traditional observation 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 sickness. 
e) Rehabilitation- 
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. 

As 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. At 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 chakras, or energy centres are different centres of consciousness. Each chakra stands for a different stage through which the soul passes towards infinite perfectio

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