Naturopathic Medicine, or Naturopathy, is a system of medicine that uses natural substances to treat the patient and recognition that the patient's mental, emotional, and physical states must all be treated for a lasting effect.
Naturopathic medicine treats the patient from the preventive stage through to serious, chronic and debilitating disease. Therefore, people can go to Naturopaths for colds, bronchitis, allergies, as well as for heart disease, diabetes, and malignant diseases.
The treatments are variously divided into rejuvenative, preventive, and curative. The most common rejuvenative therapy is the herbal oil massage, where two oils are selected according to one's body constituency. The massage tones up the whole body and, if followed by a steam bath (in water mixed with herbal powers), it makes one feel fresh and invigorating.
Some of the methods of naturopathy are as follows.
Acupuncture: It is a method of inserting and controlling filiform needles into specific body points for therapeutic purpose and to heal pain.
Herbal Medicine: This therapy uses medications prepared by plants and plant extracts. Colonic irrigation or colon hydrotherapy: this form of therapy involves the use of medicinal remedies mixed with water to detoxify the body.
Abstinence: This form of therapy includes voluntarily restraining certain appetites and desires that give pleasure. It also takes in discontinuing an addictive drug.
Hydrotherapy: It is also known as Hydropathy. This form of therapy use water for treating diseases and soothing pains. Hot and cold water is used in form of bath, sprays, packs, compresses and douches for healing diseases.
Diet: A suitable diet is prescribed and regular check is kept on the diet of an individual.
Naturopathy Treatments also involve specific diets, herbs, meditation, exercises and massages.
It uses many drug-free therapies for healing.
Zone Reflexology: commonly known as Acupressure, this therapy rejuvenates the nervous system. It also improves and balances the working of various organs and glands.
Magnet Therapy: A number of diseases are treated by applying electro-magnets. Magnetic water is also used for balancing the polarization of the body.
Chromo Therapy: The seven colors of the sun are utilized through radiation on the body or by directing charged oil or water for treatment.
Reiki: This form of naturopathy is used to balance chakras and energy.