Naturopathy believes that the human body owes its existence to Nature's five elements. The Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Sky - a composite representation of all forces of Nature.
The element Earth stands for the solid structure like bones. Water is the representative of fluids, like blood, lymph, etc. Air represents the breath of life, Fire symbolises the vitality and Sky personifies the reflection of the human spirit - Soul - the unseen aspect of the human entity.
In positive health, each of these elements is in equilibrium and well balanced. Any disturbance in this equilibrium due to any cause leads to accumulations of toxins and morbidity, which manifest in diseases. Naturopathy aligns us with the self-preservative will of Nature to protect and heal the body from within, by weeding out the undesirable, with a strong sense of WILL POWER.
"Sometimes all our five senses lose the rhythm of their functional co-relation. This causes an imbalance in the overall co-ordination of the faculties. Naturecure and Yoga help restore the balance." says Charakasamhita.
The relevance of Nature Cure in today's life.
The unbridled growth of industrialization, accentuated by modern science and technology, has created a situation, which prevents man from bestowing adequate care and attention even to his minimal personal health needs. Health is not something that can be purchased in a bottle from a drug store, but a condition built over the years from within by our own vital processes through conscientious efforts and self-control or will power.
According to the basic concept of Naturopathy or Nature cure, healing comes from within the body itself. There are self-curative forces which are inherent in the human body working towards healing and maintains health. A Naturopath provides required guidance, whereas it is the duty of patient to pave the way towards health by self-control of diet and exercise.
Diseases are caused due to "the violation of Nature's laws", i.e., breach of rules of diet, exercises, sleep, relaxation, drinking water etc. "Disease as such is the self-purifying effort of Nature", proclaims Naturopathy.
Dr.Lindlahr, an eminent Naturopath, states "Every acute disease is the result of the cleansing and healing effort of Nature. If you suppress the conditions by drugs or by any other means, you are simply laying foundation for chronic diseases. All diseases, from a simple cold to skin eruptions, diarrhea, fever etc., represent nature's effort to remove from the system some of the accumulated morbid matter and some poisons dangerous to health and life". Drugging is like whipping an already exhausted horse.
Naturopathy believes that the germs which cause disease appear and flourish only where morbid matter has accumulated. Hence, a disease cannot attack unless there is already a soil in which the germs can thrive. When waste products in the body become very strong, the self-curative forces (vitality) work at low pace and nature loses its fight, diseases result in.
In the order of healing sciences, Naturopathy stands first, but unfortunately it is practiced last after hopelessly trying all other medical sciences. It is beyond doubt that Nature Cure is a sure cure for a majority of the diseases and though inexpensive, it is very effective. In other words, it is a drugless healing which is unique because it has no side-effects what so ever. It has preventive, curative and promotive aspects of health. It only demands a little sacrifice, time, patience and perseverance.
This unique charitable health care centre or institute houses all drugless therapies like hydrotherapy, mud therapy, colon irrigation, dietetics, nutrition, fasting therapy, acupressure, acupuncture, herbology, massage therapy, exercise and yoga therapy, physio / electro therapy, etc., all are sheltered under one head to facilitate holistic, comprehensive benefits to the patients. It also helps for furtherance of this system of medicine and to unravel its potentialities to its fullest by various research works.