Benefits of Naturopathy
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- Type II diabetes
Naturopathy is the system of life where the diseases arise when the vitality of the body deteriorates. Naturopathy is the system of medicine based on the holistic approach on health by treating the root cause of disease. It is based on the belief that the body heals itself that the body has capacity to repair itself and recover from the illness. According to the system the root cause of the diseases are lower vitality & accumulation of toxin matters. The system tells to eliminate the accumulated foreign matters and steps to increase the vital power. Human body is made up of five great elements called Panchamahabhuthas – earth, water, light, air and space. Balance between these five great elements is called harmony in nature and is supportive to all the living organisms in the universe. All the reatments in Naturopathy is based on these principles, and the vitality is regained.Here’s a brief of these elements:
Earth represents the solid state of matter. It symbolizes stability, permanence, and rigidity. In our body, the parts such as bones, teeth, cells and tissue indicate the earth element. Symbolically our body’s, sense organs are the earth form, which as a whole gets the shape of Jiva or life. The body and sense organs are perishable, but elements or atoms are eternal because though the body is buried or cremated after death, all the atoms get disintegrated to come back to its original eternal form. Therefore our body and its Karya or Work is perishable just as the mountain or rock forms, but the eternal atom continues to remain.
Water symbolizes the liquid state. Our blood, lymph, and other fluids bring energy, carry away wastes, regulate temperature, bring disease fighters, and carry hormones from one area to another. Water is tangible, can be touched, tasted and visible.Jal or water has two characters just as the Earth i.e. eternal in the shape of atom and Karya (work) in the form of river, pond that are perishable. The water evaporates from the water body like sea or river to form clouds which comes down to earth in the form of rain. So the eternal atom is only changing its karya or shape of work and what we see is the perishable form.
Fire possesses power to transform the state of any substance. In living beings, agni mahabhoota is the major constituent of biological humor pitta dosha. It is responsible for biotransformation. Agni provides the energy required for all activities in our body. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but it can be converted from one form to another. We derive energy from the food we eat. Biological agni transforms the energy in the food to the energy that can be utilized by our cells. The vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, etc., that we consume are bio-transformed by agni into the substances that can be utilized by our body. All activities in the body are performed smoothly as long as agni is in balance.
Air is the gaseous form of matter, which is mobile and dynamic. It is responsible for movements like those of the motor or sensory nerve impulses, food through the gastrointestinal tract (GIT), movements of the joints, etc.
Akasha, or Ether, is not synonymous with sky. It can be understood as something similar to space. All the body channels, pores, or empty spaces symbolize ether or space.