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Naturopathy Treatments

What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy combines ancient natural healing practices with modern scientific knowledge to form the most ancient healthcare system. Naturopathy empowers the body's self-healing abilities. Naturopathy treatment offers a wide range of natural therapies, including dietetics, botanical medicine, acupuncture, fasting, exercise, lifestyle counseling, detoxification, chelation, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, naturopathic manipulation, spiritual healing, environmental assessment, health promotion, and disease prevention. Naturopathy is an art and science of healthy living and a drugless system of natural healings. Naturopathy is a science of disease elimination without drugs. It is a natural treatment based on the principles of co-operation with the natural laws of life which are ever working within as well as outside the body. Naturopathy makes use of only the natural sources like water, air, light, heat, exercise, food etc any pain management.

Naturopathy focuses relatively more on the whole person than the treatment of isolated disease entities.

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Naturopathy adopts core principles and beliefs for personalized treatment plans:

  1. Self-healing: Identifying and removing obstacles to natural recovery.
  2. Addressing underlying issues: Treating body, mind, and spirit to resolve symptoms.
  3. Harmless treatment: Ensuring treatments are side-effect-free and positive.
  4. Holistic approach: Recognizing individuality to address all aspects of health.
  5. Education in self-care: Empowering individuals against ill health through knowledge.
  6. Prevention: Eliminating toxins from lifestyles to prevent health issues proactively

Naturopathic medicine offers effective solutions for various health concerns,including Allergies Headaches, Fertility issues, Digestive problems, Obesity, Hormonal imbalances, Chronic pain, Chronic fatigue syndrome

The system adheres to strong belief in non-pharmacological approaches for preserving health and preventing disease.

Few naturopathy therapies corresponding to each element are:

Earth – Mud pack and wrap
Water – Hydrotherapy
Air – Breathing techniques
Fire – Sunbath
Ether – Fasting

Yoga and Naturopathy

Yoga ,working in tandem with Naturopathy, is regarded as the two wheels of a healing cart, a vehicle to an effective Mind-Body medicine.

Vivekananda Naturopathy™ or VN™ provides the best of naturopathic services; our treatments are scientifically evaluated and rendered successfully around the world.

Naturopathy treatments is a drugless and evidence-based system of natural medicine, relies on the body’s self-healing capacity, healthy living principles, and the wisdom of various cultures. This health profession has a history of over 150 years in our country. Naturopathy doctors offer personalized medical care plans based on similar principles. Treatments include diet and nutrition recommendations, exercise and lifestyle changes,  hydrotherapy, manipulative therapy, herbal dietary supplements, detoxification, and psysiotherapy. These treatments are usually available at any naturopathy clinic.

Yoga and Naturopathy offer holistic physical and mental therapy, addressing health on multiple levels. They have been effective in treating conditions like asthma, diabetes, blood pressure, arthritis, and chronic ailments. These practices create balance in the body’s systems, benefiting overall health.

While modern medicine excels in contagious disease control, lifestyle disorders like diabetes, hypertension, and obesity are on the rise. Yoga and Naturopathy, deeply rooted in holistic philosophy, provide systematic approaches for maintaining health and preventing diseases. These natural systems emphasize living in harmony with nature’s principles, which enhance immunity, prevent disease, and promote overall well-being.

When we depart from nature’s laws and healthy living principles, our vitality diminishes, immunity weakens, toxins accumulate, and health deteriorates. Naturopathy, also known as ‘returning to nature,’ becomes essential to regain lost health at this stage.

Homeopathy vs Naturopathy

People often have the doubt of naturopathy vs homeopathy treatment? Naturopathy and homeopathy share holistic principles but differ in diagnostic methods and treatment approaches. In essence, naturopathy and homeopathy share a holistic approach to wellness, aiming to remove obstacles and support the body’s natural healing processes. Homeopaths conduct detailed interviews to find the precise remedy for balance, while naturopaths often combine various assessments, including testing, to identify physical imbalances. Naturopaths then employ a range of therapies, from dietary changes to natural remedies, to promote optimal health.

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Our Therapies

Naturopathy treatment

Aroma Therapy

Our Aromatherapy massage is particularly suited to conditions involving stress or emotionally-related conditions. Our special blend of essential oils are the concentrated essences taken from the flowers, fruit, seeds, leaves and bark of certain plants. Aromatherapy massage boosts well-being, relieves stress and helps to refresh your body and provides therapeutic benefits.

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Diet Therapy

Lower Back pain may present with different intensity and frequency in different conditions such as Chronic Low Back pain and Sciatica. In Chronic Low Back pain (CLBP) subjects may present with continuous dull aching pain in the belt area. It aggravates due to continued sitting or physical strain.

Natural diet is a diet containing all the essential elements, which is capable of carrying out all functions of the body and which is in harmony with nature’s law. Diet is a crucial part of naturopathy. It's customized to your body type, be it vata, pitta, or kapha. The right naturopathy diet corrects imbalances and promotes overall health.

Most of the treatments in the system consists of cleansing the system. This is achieved through naturopathy diet.

Eliminative diet: Function is to eliminate toxins and to purify blood. Smoothening diet: For normalization of the body post elimination. Constructive diet: Aims at repair and healing of the body in various aspects for maintaining optimal health.

Supporting Studies:

Choosing a naturopathy diet comprising primarily of plant foods can offer protection against diseases like Heart disease, Cancer, Strokes, Arthritis , as well as to other chronic diseases.

(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1988)

Naturopathy Therapy

Fasting Therapy

Fasting is an important treatment modality for health preservation. It is primarily the act of willingly abstaining from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. The word is derived from the old English WORD, ‘ Feastan’ means to ‘fast’, ‘observe’, ‘be strict’.

In Sanskrit it means ‘Upavasa’ [abstinence from all sensual gratification] .A fast may be total or partial , and may be prolonged or intermittent as to the period of fasting. Mental preparedness is an essential pre-condition. Prolonged fasting should be done only under the supervision of a competent Naturopath.

Supporting Studies:

Intermittent fasting may have some benefits on biological pathways that directly affect metabolism and potentially longevity, even in healthy individuals.(Martin et al., 2015) Greater weight and fat loss was achieved with intermittent ER. (Byrne 2018)

Naturopathy Therapy

Helio Therapy

Heliotherapy is the scientific application of the sun’s rays in the treatment of disease. The living animal absorbs stored-up sun energy in the form of food, which in itself or in its original form, the sun’s rays, excites the living organism to greater activity accompanied by setting free stored-up energy.

The sun treatment also promotes greater respiratory activity which improves the cardiac action and the general circulation. In addition, heliotherapy stimulates the endocrine glands; the metabolism is increased, the appetite is improved and the digestive functions are more normal.

Supporting Studies:

Exposure to the sun has multiple positive effects on androgen deprived prostate cancer patients and severe osteoporosis prevention. (Josip Spanjol et al, 2008)

Mud therapy- Naturopathy treatment

Mud Therapy in naturopathy is a system of treatment in which mud is applied either partially or completely over the body to get the desired therapeutic effect. Mud is one of five elements of nature having immense impact on the body both in health and sickness. Mud therapy in naturopathy is based on using moistened earth, offering various benefits. It's often cool, providing relief to inflamed skin, and contains minerals for detoxification. Different types of mud are used, such as marine mud (like Dead Sea mud) for skin exfoliation, black mud for moisture retention, and Moor mud for detoxification and nourishment.

Based on mode of application:

Direct (on the skin)
Indirect (as packs)

Supporting Studies:

Mud therapy effective in OA knees (pain and functional status)- Odabais et al., 2008.

Physiotherapy- Naturopathy treatment

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a form of treatment carried through the medium of physical forces such as heat, electricity, mechanical pressure and mechanical forces. Thus, in physiotherapy heat, electrical current, water, soft tissue manipulation, and exercises with or without resistance are utilized in the naturopathy center.

Manual manipulation: Moving joints and soft tissue helps to improve circulation, drain fluid from the body, and relax overly tight or muscles with spasms.

Electrical nerve stimulation: Small electrical currents delivered to affected areas helps to suppress and block pain signals to the brain.

Exercise therapy: Includes therapeutic movements, fundamental and derived positions, posture, gait, gait training and transfer techniques, and different types of equipments used in exercise therapy.

Ultrasound therapy: Therapy is the use of sound waves to treat medical problems mainly musculoskeletal and inflammation from injury(sprain, tendonitis)

Demonstration: Teaching proper movement patterns.

Thermal treatments: to improve circulation and reduce spasm.(wax therapy, infrared therapy)

Studies have been shown:

Pelvic floor exercise therapy significantly improves the pelvic floor muscle function in subjects with urinary incontinence in women. (Aarthi et al., 2018)

Mud therapy- Naturopathy treatment

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy treatment is the external or internal use of water in any of its forms (water, ice, steam) for health promotion or treatment of various diseases with various temperatures, pressure, duration, and site, Treatment with water as the main modality.

Physiological mechanism involves:
Vasodilation and vasoconstriction (Kellogg, 2009)
Changes in blood flow and associated metabolic functions
Thermoregulation (Guyton, 2006)

Supporting Studies:

Hydrotherapy patients showed significantly greater improvement in joint tenderness and in knee range of movement (women only). At follow up, hydrotherapy patients maintained the improvement in emotional and psychological state. (Jane Hall et al., 1996)

The balance of high to moderate quality evidence supported benefit from hydrotherapy in pain, function, self-efficacy and affect, joint mobility, strength, and balance, particularly among older adults, subjects with rheumatic conditions and chronic low back pain. (Jenny 2002)

Massage therapy- Naturopathy treatment

Massage Therapy is manually manipulation of soft tissues for enhance of health.

It accelerates the circulation and draws the blood into the surface.
Relaxes and opens the pores of the skin.
Promotes the elimination of morbid matter.

Supporting Studies:

Massage therapy has recently received empirical support for facilitating growth, reducing pain, increasing alertness, diminishing depression, and enhancing immune function. (Field & Tiffany, 1998) Massage has shown to be effective for back pain, where conventional treatment has had limited success. (Daniel et al., 2003) There was a significant decrease in anxiety and increase in relaxation which were significantly correlated with increase in NIK cell number following massage. (Gail Ironson et al., 1996)

Children with asthma have improved pulmonary functions after massage therapy. It appears that daily massage improves airway caliber and control of asthma. (Tiffany Field et al., 1998)

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Magneto Therapy

The use of magnets and its properties for therapeutic healing is called magnetotherapy.

Magnets might change how the cells function (reduced ability to transmit impulses).(McLean et al., 1995)
Static magnets might increase blood flow. (Martel et al., 2002)
Weak pulsed electromagnets might affect how nerve cells respond to pain (increase in pain threshold). (Ryczko and Persinger, 2002)
Pulsed electromagnets might change the brain’s perception of pain (increase in serotonin receptors). (Johnson et al., 2003)

Supporting Studies:

Magnet therapy in case of abdominal wound worked successfully where other approaches have failed. (Szor JK, Topp R. Ostomy Wound Manage. 1998)

Significant pain reduction was seen after 24 hours in 54 patients with either chronic back or knee pain. ( Holcomb et al. Environ Med. 1991)

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