There are a number of concepts in Naturopathy
medicine system. To know about the various basic concepts of
Naturopathy, read on.
The Nature Cure can very well be referred to as a
'way of life'. The utility of the system can be estimated from the fact
that, it even finds reference in the Vedas and other ancient texts. This
leads to the conclusion that the morbid matter theory, concept of vital
force and other concepts, upon which Nature Cure is based, were widely
practiced in ancient India. However, to make things easy, we can
summarize the basic concepts of naturopathy into three titles, which
- Accumulation of Morbid Matter
- Abnormal Composition of Blood and Lymph
- Lowered Vitality
This explains that Naturopathy believes that all the
diseases occur due to the accumulation of morbid matter into the body.
When opportunity is given for its removal, it provides cure and relief.
Also, it considers that the human body is self sufficient as it
possesses inherent self constructing and self healing powers. Now, based
on this, if we compare Nature Cure with other systems of medicine, we
will find that its theory and practices are based on holistic healing
whereas the latter's approach is specific.
Thus, on the contrary Naturopathy does not just take into account the
specific disease and its specific treatment. It deals with the all the
possible factors for the disease as a whole, which even includes flaws
in a person's lifestyle, the disturbing environmental factors that might
hamper the normal functioning of the body, leading it to a weak and
toxic state. After determining the factors, it stresses on their
rectification, allowing the body to recover itself. Thus, a Naturopath
helps Nature's effort to overcome the disease by applying the natural
modalities such as air, water, heat, mud and space, and also keeping in
control the natural forces.