EXPLORING THE SCIENCE OF NATUROPATHY
Naturopathy is a Science to treat & prevent diseases
with the help of the things provided to us by Nature itself.
It is non controversial that all the things, plants &
animals are made up of basic Five Elements of Nature, though in different
Every element has its own properties & have a specific
order as mentioned below;
Sound (see the mobile phones)
(sun): Sight, Touch, Sound
Fluidity, Sight, Touch, Sound
Smell, Fluidity, Sight, Touch, Sound
If we concentrate a bit, this order tells us that the
Element in the lower order pollutes the Element in the upper order & the
upper Element helps in cleaning the lower Element. Air in a closed room gets
stale in just 2-3 days & when we give it Space by opening its doors &
windows, Air turns fresh. We all know that Water of the oceans is purified
& made drinkable only by the fire of Sun. So when we know the building
elements & their properties, it becomes possible to treat & prevent diseases.
Naturopathy believes in Holistic approach while treating a
disease because body is a union of 5 elements & scalp is also linked to the
nails of toes.
Fasting in every religion is nothing but providing Space
Element for the betterment of health & being on the top of the order it
purifies all the lower elements. In a way detoxifies the whole body.
Air element is used therapeutically by way of different
breathing exercises devised by Scholar Patanjali , particularly different types
of Pranayaams. They successfully treat
physical, mental & spiritual ailments. Not the Oxygen only, many types of
Airs namely Praan, Apaan, Vayaan, Udaan, Samaan, Krikkal, Naag & Dhananjaya
are circulating in our body.
Fire or Sun element is used in so many ways starting from
fruits & vegetables saturated with sunrays, water, air, soil packs & so
Water element is directly related to blood in body. It is
used hot when dilation, relaxation etc. is required & cold when
contraction, strengthening, stimulation etc. is desirable. Its internal uses
include drinking, nasal irrigation, stomach washing, colon cleansing etc. while
there are numerous external applications. The external applications include
treating the whole body with Steam Baths, Neutral Baths, Hot or Cold Baths,
Full Body Wet Sheet Wraps etc. & other applications are done locally on
different parts of the body that include Hot Foot/Hand/Hip etc, Cold, Steam,
time controlled Alternative Hot/ Steam & Cold, Bath of the Genital organs
& baths of Spine etc.
Gravity is the Nature of Earth. So it can pull out toxins.
It is absorbent, rubefacient, haemostatic, strengthening & so on. It is
applied in the form of hot or cold paste made with water – locally or on the
Root cause of the disease is considered to be the
accumulation of toxins & morbid matter in the body. Nature has made
excretory systems to clean them. There are intestines, lungs, kidneys, skin to
sweat & uterus to menstruate.
Now it becomes very
easy to understand.
Dissolve the toxins deposited at the diseased part, move
them towards the related excretory organ & activate that excretory system
to expel them out of the body – use all the 5 elements of Nature to get
Here I will like to give a very simple example of an
inflamed knee joint. Increase the flow of blood (Water) towards the joint using
Hot Water/Steam/Hot Mud Pack/Red lamp etc.; apply a cold Wet Sheet Pack. Now go
for a Hot application at Kidneys’ place. The blood dissolves toxins at the
joint & while circulation , kidneys filter those toxins & pass them out
of the body with urine.
This is Natural – Naturopathy.
A careful selection
of Yog Aasans further supplements Naturopathy. They help in doing regular
Cardiac, Thyroid, Pancreas etc. massages, improving lung functions, abdomen
toning, cervical & lumbar strengthening, improving reduced joint spaces due
to old age & so many of them.
Diet is the most important part of Naturopathy. Always take
hints from Nature. Nature gives you coconut water only at sea shores where we
need them & a watermelon in very hot places to save us from dehydration.
So, what Nature gives us in the nearby areas & in plenty is best for our
They are the fruits & vegetables of which our body is
made up. There are Detoxifying, Nourishing & Medicinal veggies &
Simply understanding, function of Lungs is to exhale Carbon
Dioxide. So a diet rich in Carbohydrates & Starch can further increase load
on lungs to throw out Carbon molecule during the diseases related to lungs. And
at the same time, a diet rich in spices & condiments is mucolytic &
mucokinetic as well. They liquefy the phlegm for its easy excretion.
Kidneys expel end products of Proteins. So during illness, a
reduction in Proteins helps & adding fruits & veggies with high water
content e.g. coconut water, melons, and radish, carrot etc. further boost the
The Insoluble Fibers are the sweepers of the intestines.
All the aforesaid treatments need a careful Synchronization
to get optimum results.
The subject is very vast but simple to understand &
It successfully cures tough to treat diseases like Asthmatic
Bronchitis, Asthma, Coronary artery blockages 7 some other problems related to
heart, GERD, IBS, Colitis, Hemorrhoids, Varicose veins, Arthritis &
Rh.Arthritis, Maturity onset Diabetes, Nephropathy, Anxiety & Depression,
Polymyalgias, Prostatitis & so many more.
Dr. Satish Bajaj
Niramaya® Naturopathy, 7, A.G.C.R. Enclave, Delhi-110092.