Naturopathy also called as Naturopathic Medicine, is a medical system Indian Systems of Medicine, under which is an eclectic composition of a huge array of drugless healing modalities which are practiced on the basis of the fundamental principles strongly emphasizing the potential of the natural inherent healing capacity of human body. This comprises various therapeutic modalities like Hydrotherapy, Mud Therapy, Manipulative Therapy, Therapeutic Fasting, Reflexology, Acupressure, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Natural Dietetics, Yoga and its Applied aspects, Lifestyle Modification, Physiotherapy, Applied aspects of Psychology and Counselling Techniques.
Naturopathy promotes the body to rejuvenate and recover by facilitating its own healing capacity by providing and enabling a favourable internal mechanism in the physical and mental sphere. It also educates and empowers individuals to make lifestyle changes necessary for the best possible health.
This professional academic program on Naturopathy provides a rigorous, systematic training based on well planned course curriculum, comprehensive clinical training and ground breaking workouts in applied aspects well oriented with research methodology.
The program produces doctors, who are ensured of a well respected, nationally recognized degree in Naturopathic Medicine, who are well prepared for successful career supported by our in depth clinical training module coupled with a strong basic medical sciences curriculum. This ensures the consistency in their capacity to formulate effective and personalized treatment plans for patients as well make them resonate with their core values. i.e. a strong belief in natural healing and owning up responsibility for personal health.
We are training physicians for the future medicine having a serious commitment to contribute towards the globally accepted concept of integrative holistic healthcare.
World over there has been a shift in health care professionals towards considering the mental, emotional, social & spiritual components of one's personality into mainstream medical practice which is focusing grossly on physical health.
Though Naturopathy is an old age Indian System of Medicine, as an upcoming branch of medical science, it has started gaining recognition in the recent years. There are handful of colleges imparting medical education in Naturopathy and Yoga in India. At the same time, many countries in the world have shown clear inclination in adopting Naturopathic medical stream as a recognized system of treatment.
Naturopathic medicine (also known as Naturopathy) is a school of medical philosophy and practice that seeks to improve health and treat disease chiefly by assisting the body's innate self-healing capacity to recover from illness and injury. In the present day situation, there is an increase in awareness towards this alternative medicine as well as increased population of people opting for Naturopathy among all the other alternative medicines for healthcare for the specific reason that this is a drugless system of Medicine.
The positive attitude of the population as well as their openness in informing their General Practitioner about their willingness to undergone Naturopathic treatment is because of the versatility of this stream of medicine to effectively deliver quality and safe healthcare.
Naturopathic medicine concentrates on whole-person wellness; it specifically design prescription to the patient and emphasizes on prevention and self-care. Naturopathic medicine attempts to find the underlying cause of the patient's condition rather than focusing solely on symptomatic treatment. Naturopathic doctors cooperate with all other branches of medical science, referring patients to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate.
Naturopathic doctors are holistic health care physicians clinically trained in natural therapeutics with a philosophy derived in part from a Hippocratic teaching more than 2000 years old: Vis medicatrix naturae – nature is the healer of all diseases. Their practice is based on the same basic bio-medical science foundation as that of allopathic practice. However, their philosophies and approaches differ considerably from their conventional counterparts.
Naturopathic doctors diagnose disease and treat patients by using natural modalities such as physical manipulation, clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, counseling, acupuncture, and hydrotherapy, among others. They choose treatment based on the individual patient, not based on the generality of symptoms. This approach has proven successful in treating both chronic and acute conditions. The precepts that guide the practice of naturopathic medicine include the Seven Principles of Naturopathic Medicine, The Therapeutic Order, and The Components of Patient Centered Care.
The main features of Naturopathy are as under:
The concepts and practices of Yoga originated in India about several thousand years ago. Its founders were great Saints and Sages. The great Yogis presented rational interpretation of their experiences of Yoga and brought about a practical and scientifically sound method within every one’s reach. Yoga today, is no longer restricted to hermits, saints, and sages; it has entered into our everyday lives and has aroused a worldwide awakening and acceptance in the last few decades. The science of Yoga and its techniques have now been reoriented to suit modern sociological needs and lifestyles. Experts of various branches of medicine including modern medical sciences are realizing the role of these techniques in the prevention and mitigation of diseases and promotion of health.Yoga is one of the six systems of Vedic philosophy. Maharishi Patanjali, rightly called "The Father of Yoga" compiled and refined various aspects of Yoga systematically in his "Yoga Sutras" (aphorisms). He advocated the eight folds path of Yoga, popularly known as "Ashtanga Yoga" for all-round development of human beings. They are:- Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi. These components advocate certain restraints and observances, physical discipline, breath regulations, restraining the sense organs, contemplation, meditation and samadhi. These steps are believed to have a potential for improvement of physical health by enhancing circulation of oxygenated blood in the body, retraining the sense organs thereby inducing tranquility and serenity of mind. The practice of Yoga prevents psychosomatic disorders and improves an individual’s resistance and ability to endure stressful situations.
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