2. Definition (Naturopathy)
• "Naturopathy is a system of treatment which recognizes the
existence of the vital curative force within the body."
• It aids human system to remove the cause of disease i.e. toxins
by expelling the unwanted and unused matters from human
body for curing diseases.
• It is the treatment of disorders using different forms of water
• Hydrotherapy additionally uses its temperature effects, as in hot
& cold baths, saunas, wraps, etc and in all its forms-solid, fluid,
vapour, ice and steam, internally and externally.
• Water is used in many forms in treatment. The various forms of
Compresses and Fomentation
9. Manipulative Therapy
Manual therapy, or manipulative therapy, is a physical treatment
primarily used by physical therapists,to treat musculoskeletal
pain and disability; it mostly includes kneading and manipulation
of muscles, joint mobilization and manipulation
10. Massage therapy
• Massage is an excellent form of passive exercise.
• Massage involves acting on and manipulating the body with
pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving –
tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical
11. Types of massage
• Swedish massage
• Deep tissue massage
• Trigger point massage
• Prenatal massage
• Sports massage
• Hot stone massage
• Aromatherapy massage
• Reflexology massage
13. Mud therapy
• Mud therapy is the process of using one of the natural element
of the universe for healing purpose
• the mud used for this should be clean and taken from 3 to 4 ft.
depth from the surface of the ground and also from areas
where hot spring water can combine with volcanic ash
Used in the form of:
14. Acupressure and Acupuncture
• Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers or
any blunted objects to press key points called as ‘Acu
Points’ (Energy stored points) on the surface rhythmically on
the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities.
• When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension
and promote the circulation of blood and the body’s life force to
• Acupuncture is the procedure of inserting and manipulating
fine filiform needles into specific points on the body to relieve
pain or for therapeutic purposes.
• Seven colours of Sun rays have different therapeutic effects
• Water and oil exposed to sun for specified hours in coloured
bottles and coloured glasses, are used as devices of Chromo
Therapy for treating different disorders.
17. Magnet therapy
• Magnet therapy is a clinical system in which human ailments are
treated and cured through the application of magnets to the
body of the patients.
• Light therapy—or phototherapy, classically referred to
as heliotherapy—consists either of exposure to daylight or
some equivalent form of light as a treatment for seasonal
affective disorder (SAD), or exposure of the skin to
specific wavelengths of light using polychromatic polarised
light to treat a skin condition.
20. Fasting therapy
• Fasting is primarily the act of willingly abstaining from some or
all food, drink, or both, for a period of time.
• A fast may be total or partial concerning that from which one
fasts, and may be prolonged or intermittent as to the period of
• Fasting is an important treatment modality for health
23. Diet therapy
• Diet therapy is the branch of dietetics concerned with the use
of foods for therapeutic purpose. It is method of eating
prescribed by a physician to improve health.
• Diet therapy usually involves the modification of an
existing dietary lifestyle to promote optimum health.
24. Definition (Yoga therapy)
• Yoga therapy is a type of therapy that uses yoga postures, breathing
exercises, meditation, and guided imagery to improve mental and
• The holistic focus of yoga therapy encourages the integration of mind,
body, and spirit.
26. NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE OVERVIEW
Naturopathy is guided by a unique set of principles that recognize the
body’s innate healing capacity, emphasize disease prevention, and
encourage individual responsibility to obtain optimal health
NATUROPATHIC APPROACH TO HEALTH
In naturopathic theory, illness is viewed as a process of disturbance to
health and subsequent recovery in the context of natural systems.
Many things can disturb optimal health, such as poor nutrition, chronic
stress, or toxic exposure. The goal of the physician is to restore health
by identifying and minimizing these disturbances