What is Naturopathy? 7 Ultimate Benefits and Healing Approach



10:28 AM | 31-01-2024

“Only in Naturopathy, The Patient Becomes The Doctor” ~ Pranaw Yoga Maruthuvan

In simple words, naturopathy is a system of health that avoids medicines, and surgery and uses 5 natural elements to heal diseases and improve overall health.

Naturopathy, a science deeply rooted in natural healing, has a rich history and offers transformative health benefits. 

What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy or Nature Cure is a holistic healthcare approach that harnesses the power of the five natural elements or Panchamahabhuta (Sun, Space, Air, Water and Earth) to heal, and eliminate the root causes of diseases. 

Its core healing practice involves Diet & Lifestyle Correction, Natural Therapies, Yoga, and aligned therapies.

Grounded in the belief that the body possesses self-healing capabilities, Naturopathy emphasizes living in harmony with nature to achieve optimum health. This also involves managing the inner life force (Vitality) and eliminating toxins from the body.

The History & Origin of Naturopathy

Originating from the 19th-century European Natural Cure movement, Naturopathy found its roots in Germany with the practice of Hydrotherapy. Pioneers like Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, and Mahatma Gandhi played significant roles in advocating for Naturopathy. In India, the Vedic texts mention Naturopathy and its revival in the late 19th century shaped its presence in states like Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, and Bengal.

One of those founding fathers of naturopathy in India was Acharya K. Laxman Sarma, whose grandson Dr. Arun Sharma is propagating naturopathy through his workshops, camps and programs.

How Does It Work?
The science of naturopathy focuses on using the body’s innate natural healing capacities to heal diseases. It is based on the premise that if the body is provided with the right inputs from 5 natural elements, it achieves optimum health.

It focuses on eliminating the root cause of diseases rather than merely treating symptoms. The philosophy suggests that diseases arise from an improper atmosphere for life within the body, leading to toxin accumulation. By correcting lifestyle and dietary habits, the body enters a detox mode, eliminating toxins and preventing diseases.

Which Diseases Can Be Cured Through Naturopathy?

All lifestyle diseases, chronic ailments, and seasonal diseases can be healed naturally, including:

  • BP, Cholesterol and Heart Diseases

  • Autoimmune Diseases

  • Fertility Issues

  • Hormonal Imbalances

  • Musculoskeletal Pains & Aches

  • Allergies

  • Obesity

  • Headache and Migraines

  • Cough, Cold & Fever

All diseases can be cured through this medicine-free system of healing under the guidance of a naturopathic doctor or a natural health coach. 

Who Practices Naturopathy?

Naturopathic practitioners can be found in hospitals, clinics, community centers, and specialized naturopathy centers across India:

Naturopathic Doctors (Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS):

Naturopathic physicians, commonly known as naturopathic doctors undergo education at an accredited 4.5-year graduate-level course, followed by 1 year internship. Their curriculum parallels that of conventional medical schools, encompassing basic sciences. Additionally, they delve into subjects like nutrition, psychology, and complementary therapies.

Healthcare Providers with Naturopathic Training:

Some healthcare providers, including medical doctors, dentists, doctors of osteopathy, chiropractors, and nurses, incorporate naturopathic medicine into their skill set. This integration may stem from either formal training as naturopathic doctors or comprehensive study of naturopathy.

Natural Health Coaches / Experts:

These practitioners earn a certificate or diploma in naturopathic sciences, nature cure, or holistic nutrition and allied subjects. They often work with a naturopathic doctor to extend their services or run their own private practice through various programs.













7 Benefits of Naturopathy:

  1. Medicine-free Life: Nature cure or naturopathy avoids use of medicines and invasive medical procedures. People who have been on medicines for years can also slowly reduce medicines as they heal, and eventually be completely medicine-free.
  2. Complete Healing: As naturopathy involves removing the root cause of diseases, and transforming your lifestyle it ensures complete healing if one continues to follow the natural lifestyle and food habits.
  3. Holistic Healing: Naturopathy addresses physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health, providing a holistic approach to well-being.
  4. Preventive Approach: By removing the root cause of diseases, Naturopathy adopts a preventive stance, reducing the likelihood of recurring health issues.
  5. Emphasis on Lifestyle: Naturopathy strongly emphasizes correcting lifestyle and dietary habits, promoting overall health and vitality.
  6. Self-Healing: The approach relies on the body's innate ability to heal itself, fostering long-term health benefits.
  7. Minimal Side Effects: Naturopathy often involves natural approaches, minimizing the risk of adverse reactions commonly associated with pharmaceutical interventions.

Where Can You Go For Naturopathic Treatment?

There are many naturopathy centers in India which provide natural treatment and health services. Wellcure is one of the leading online natural healing platforms in India which provides consultation and guided healing programs from the best of experts. Balaji Nature Cure and Wellness Center in Delhi is also a leading naturopathy center run under the aegis of Dr. Govinda Trivedi.










With its roots in natural healing and a holistic approach, Naturopathy offers transformative benefits for individuals seeking alternative healthcare. Embrace the wisdom of Naturopathy responsibly, finding harmony in its principles for a healthier, more balanced life.

Nature Isn’t Alternative Medicine, It is The Only Medicine!

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