Frequently Asked Questions
“NATUROPATHY” A PROMISING CAREER
IN COMPLEMENTARY ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
1. What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathic medicine (also known as naturopathy ) is a school of medical school of philosophy and practice that seeks to improve health and to treat diseases chiefly by assisting the body's innate capacities to recover from illness and injuries.
Naturopathic practice may include a broad array of different modalities, including manual or massage therapy, hydrotherapy, herbal medicine, acupuncture, counseling, iridology, aromatherapy, chromotherapy, heliotherapy, dietetics, nutritional counseling and so on.
Naturopathic medicine is a comprehensive system of health care within the complementary and alternative medicine world that incorporates many modalities.
2.Do they have license to treat patients?
Yes, qualified Naturopathy doctors, who studied under regular educational programmed provided by Naturopathy colleges are registered in state Medical Boards. They are licensed to treat patients. Naturopathic doctors are highly educated and complete healthcare providers who integrate standard medical diagnostics with a broad range of natural therapies./p>
Naturopaths are graded as ‘A' CLASS MEDICAL PRACTITIONER Registration Provided By The Government, Under Dept. of Indian Systems of Medicine & Homeopathy./p>
3.Can Naturopathic doctors treat acute concerns and chronic health conditions?
Yes, Naturopaths are complete holistic health care practitioners, which mean that they can treat the same conditions as a family doctor, including both acute concerns and chronic health conditions. If Naturopathy physicians are unable to treat your condition, they will refer appropriate specialist.
4. How is Naturopathic Medicine different from conventional medicine?
The main difference is in philosophical approach. Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine help people by restoring overall health rather than suppressing a few key symptoms. Naturopaths are more concerned with finding the underlying cause of a condition and applying treatments that work in alliance with the natural healing mechanism of the body rather than against it without prescribing allopathic medicines and surgery. Naturopathic treatments result less frequently in adverse side effects, or in chronic conditions that arise when the cause of a disease is left untreated. Naturopath takes more time with a patient and takes a more comprehensive approach to help the individual.
5. Are Naturopathic Doctors opposed to drugs and surgery?
No, Naturopathy doctors are not opposed to invasive or suppressive measures when they are deemed necessary. Naturopaths also make referrals to such treatments when deemed appropriate.
6. Is Naturopathic Medicine cost effective?
Naturopathic medical approach to any ailments or diseases reduces the incidence of high-cost chronic conditions and can reduce both immediate and long term health cost.
7. Naturopathic doctors cross refer to other practitioners?
Yes, it is becoming more common that Naturopathic doctors, medical doctors, Ayurveda doctors, and other health care professionals cross refer clients for a coordinated and complete health care plan. Naturopathic doctors are trained to recognize conditions that are outside their scope of practice and to refer to other health care providers when it is appropriate.
8. Is Naturopathic medicine scientific? Is it safe?
Every year countless research studies, both scientific and clinical, are conducted by hundreds of independent companies, laboratories and universities. With the growing demand, Naturopathic doctors meet high standards of practice and base their treatments on sound scientific studies.
As for the safety of Naturopathy, since it focuses on using substance that are natural, gentle, non-toxic, and non-invasive. Side effects are rare and Naturopathic doctors are well trained about interactions between Naturopathic remedies and conventional medication
9. What does the Yoga means?
The literal meaning of the Sanskrit word Yoga is to 'yoke'. Accordingly, Yoga can be defined as a means for uniting the individual spirit with universal spirit of God.
The word yoga means "union" in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India where yoga originated. We can think of the union occurring between the mind, body and spirit
10. What is Yoga Therapy?
The term "yoga therapy" encompasses a broad range of different methods and purposes. Most basically, a therapeutic method focuses on healing by prioritizing the health of the student/patient, which is addressed on an individual basis. In terms of physical health, this can be rehabilitative, curative, preventative, or to manage a chronic condition with the goal of improving quality of life.
11. Is Yoga just stretching?
Yoga is not just stretching, it is more than that. Yoga is science and art of living healthy, spiritually uplifted, happy and contended life. It provides the state of harmony between stretching and relaxation brought without any efforts, which tranquilises the mind and stabilises the body.
12. How Yoga does helps students to perform better?
Yoga helps students perform better by
• Providing balanced physical, mental and emotional growth.
• Increasing concentration, memory, clarity of mind.
• Providing sound health and mind.
13. Is Yoga all about just making different postures?
There are different components in Yoga, like pranayamas, various mudra, meditation, Yoga Nidra etc., which can be practiced keeping in mind the physical deformity/handic as per requirements. Techniques can be developed for teaching certain postures/ pranayamas to the handicapped person.
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