“Food is thy medicine and medicine is thy food”. Food plays a vital role in determining the qualities of man. Diet is the mainstay of naturopathic treatment. Diet is given strong emphasis in our hospital. Satvic food is given to the inmates. The food which increases the liveliness, strength and happiness are termed Satvic.
Satvic food nourishes the body and maintains it in a stable condition. It also purifies the mind, enabling it to function at its maximum potential. It includes cereals, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and honey.
Massage Therapy is an excellent form of passive exercise. Massage tones up nervous system, influences respiration and quickens the elimination of poisons and waste materials from the body through the various eliminative organs such as the lungs, skin, kidneys and bowels. It also boosts blood circulation and metabolic processes. It removes facial wrinkles, helps to fill out hollow cheeks and neck and eases stiffness, sore muscles and numbness.
Mostly, massaging is done using herbal oil . If the patient is averse to oil then juice of fruits like orange, egg or powder may be used. We offer Full body massage and Partial body massage for head, face, neck, shoulder, throat, chest, kidney, abdomen, back etc.
Herbal oil is applied for the treatment of skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema. This oil is specially prepared in our hospital.
Herbal pack is used for the treatment of skin diseases and wounds. It is also useful in relieving rheumatic pain.
Cooling and cleansing are essential to Naturopathic treatment. In Mud bath, mud is generally used as a paste or in the form of a pack. Usually the clay paste is applied to the
It cools down the affected areas, absorbs toxins from the body, reduces swelling, relaxes tension of muscles and soothes over stimulated nerves and relieves pain. It is especially useful in healing sleeplessness. Frequent mud baths help to improve complexion, clear spots and patches on the skin.
Sunlight helps the body in synthesizing Vitamin D. It is also capable of improving the immune system. It also increases the iron content in the blood and thus elevates the hemoglobin level in the blood. Infrared rays present in sunlight plays a prime role in healing diseases. Sunlight helps in improving vision. Exposing body to sunlight is ideal in treating all kinds of skin diseases.
Sunbath is usually done before 9’O clock in the morning and after 5’O clock in the evening.
Water makes beneficial effects on the human system. It equalizes circulation, boosts muscles, tones and aids digestion and nutrition. It tones up the activities of sweat glands and in the process eliminates the damaged cells and toxic matter from the system.
The main methods of water treatment which are employed in the healing of various diseases are enema (rectal irrigation by injection of fluid into the rectum), cold compression, heat compression, Hip bath (cold, hot, neutral, alternative), Spinal bath, Full sheet pack, Arm bath, Foot bath (hot and cold), Steam bath, Immersion bath (cold, neutral or hot), Epsom salt bath, Wet pack.
Fasting refers to the complete abstinence from food, for a specific purpose over a short or long period. By depriving the body of food for a time, the organs of elimination such as the bowels, kidneys, skin and lungs are given opportunity to expel, unhampered, the overload of accumulated waste from the system. Thus, fasting is the process of purification and an effective and quick method of cure.
Fast begins with the giving up food and ends when one feels hungry whereas starvation begins with feeling of hunger and ends with death. We give complete fast (water only), fruit fast, fruit and vegetable fast, juice fast, short fast, long fast, intermittent fast etc.