Naturopathy is a kind of alternative medicine with a number of natural therapies serving under its umbrella, such as acupuncture, Ayurveda, homeopathy, homeopathy, herbalism, yoga, meditation, reflexology, Chinese herbal treatment, etc.
Naturopaths prefer to have a holistic approach to the ailment and do not prescribe invasive treatment, surgery or any other kind of medication.
Naturopathy is based on the following six principles
- Do no harm
- Prevention is better than cure
- Explain the patient the importance of self-care
- Use the healing power of nature
- Treat the patient as a whole
- Treat the underlying cause
Types of Naturopathic Treatments:
All those treatments that are often known by the term “alternative treatment,” and not allopathic are Naturopathic.
Administering the intensity of the disease, some of the naturopathic treatments are purely medicinal while some may be practice-oriented.
Here are some of the most widely used natural therapies:
The soul of naturopathic treatment, Ayurveda can cure almost all diseases, including lifestyle based diseases.
Ayurvedic medicines are made from herbs, roots, and stems of the plants.
This treatment type is based on treating the underlying cause rather than the diseases label. Considering that an underlying cause can vary for each individual, treatments are personalized.
For optimal functioning, a human body needs a proper diet. Nutrition is the link between one’s diet and good health.
A healthy diet of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains gives numerous health benefits preparing the body for fighting bacteria and viruses.
Another important aspect of nutrition is the presence of antioxidants in the body that serve to fight the effect of free radicals and delay the onset of premature aging.
These include therapies such as acupressure, reflexology, flower essences, sports medicine, aromatherapy, shiatsu, Chinese massage, etc.
Yoga and Meditation
Yoga and meditation, when done together, can safely treat several medical conditions and diseases.
These are the popular holistic treatments and can be very well supplanted alongside homeopathic treatments for noticeable healing effects.
Some other kinds of naturopathy treatments include color treatments, Unani medicine, psychological counseling, manipulative therapy, etc.
Further due to the spiraling costs of allopathy, strong side-effects, addictive nature, people are now choosing the aforesaid gentler modes of treatment.