Reiki Healing

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About healing energies (in brief)
Healing and Prayer are universal. It is not stick to any religion or denomination.
These healing energies come from Divine Source. It transcends all religious beliefs and is available to everyone who learns to focus the mind on their true purpose of incarnation.
Life force plays an important role in everything we do. This is the nonphysical energy that animates all living things. If your life force is low, or if there is a restriction in its flow, you will be more vulnerable to illness. Very often we tend to short-circuit our own energy system as a result of some traumatic event, which has led to a shutdown or blockage in our physical, emotional, psychological or spiritual bands of energy. When it is high, and flowing freely, you are less likely to get sick. Energy healing is thus a process of promoting balance and harmony on all levels. This Life force is present all around us and can be accumulated and guided by the intension.
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through you. Reiki treatment impacts the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of human existence. Reiki can relieve pain and enhance healing of all diseases and illnesses.
One transcends the physical limitations, and true healing occurs and with true healing some amazing cures are produced as byproducts. Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use.
Reiki does not often confer an instant miraculous cure of any condition. It helps to correct body’s disturbed energy pattern, restores energetic balance and repair things like   blockages and tears in the energy field, which create disease and unhappiness. This can take time. Patient often gets great advantage from a single treatment but chronic disease may require consistent treatment for certain period of time.

Reiki

Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a natural system of energy healing this modality involves the transfer of energy from practitioner to patient to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself through the balancing of energy. It is the same energy, which brings forth all life in the universe and nourishes it. This system of energy healing originated in India, its over 3,000 years old. In the late 19th century Dr. Mikao Usui rediscovered the key which led to the recovery of a thousand-year-old tradition of healing.  Rei means universal, Reiki is more accurately interpreted to mean supernatural knowledge or spiritual consciousness.  Ki The Life Force It is also called the vital life force or the universal life force. Throughout  various cultures across the world and time, it referred  by many names as  Chi, Ki, Prana, fohat, Orgone, Odic force, Bioenergetic plasma, Divine breath, Cosmic Pulse, Vital Fire and Vital force etc…Life force plays an important role in everything we do. This is the nonphysical energy that animates all living things. As long as something is alive, it has life force circulating through it and surrounding it; when it dies, the life force departs. If your life force is low, or if there is a restriction in its flow, you will be more vulnerable to illness. Very often we tend to short-circuit our own energy system as a result of some traumatic event, which has led to a shutdown or blockage in our physical, emotional, psychological or spiritual bands of energy. When it is high, and flowing freely, you are less likely to get sick. Energy healing is thus a process of promoting balance and harmony on all levels. This Ki is present all around us and can be accumulated and guided by the intension.

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through you. Reiki treatment impacts the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of human existence. Reiki can relieve pain and enhance healing of all diseases and illnesses.

One transcends the physical limitations, and true healing occurs and with true healing some amazing cures are produced as byproducts. Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use.

It is done by placing the hands on or near the recipient. The practitioner runs Reiki Energy while placing their hands on or over a series of locations on the recipients body.  Advanced practitioners can also work remotely i.e. without physical contact.

 

Is Reiki a Religion?

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from Divine Source. Reiki transcends all religious beliefs and is available to everyone who learns to focus the mind on their true purpose of incarnation.

 

What is Reiki, then?
Reiki is a spiritual healing technique and an energy healing technique; Spiritual healing connects one with Universal Consciousness bring Spiritual growth by healing core patterns/issues and helping one to remember the fullness of Who They Are. Energy healing bring relief of pain and symptoms in the mind, body and emotions.

 

How Reiki Works?

Reiki is so gentle, but powerful and effective also. It addresses not only the symptom but also the cause of disease. Reiki treatment enhances the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Reiki treatment releases blocked energy and bring relief of pain and symptoms in the mind, body and emotions. This life-force energy is not inert or lifeless. It is an active, intelligent and conscious energy.  Reiki energy has an innate intelligence and goes wherever needed in the body and energy field. You can give Reiki treatments to yourself, family, friends, animals, plants and even machines and can be used for world events.

During energy healing, the healer conducts universal life energy into the patient, allowing the overall health of the energy field to be enhanced. Though Reiki flows through the practitioner but is not generated by the practitioner and does not deplete the Reiki practitioners own energy supplies. The practitioner is the catalyst that assists the patient’s own life-force energies to absorb the correct frequencies required.

Reiki does not often confer an instant miraculous cure of any condition. It helps to correct body’s disturbed energy pattern, restores energetic balance and repair things like   blockages and tears in the energy field, which create disease and unhappiness. This can take time. Patient often gets great advantage from a single treatment but chronic disease may require consistent treatment for certain period of time.

 

What are Attunements ?

Once attuned to Reiki, anyone can access this energy by just intention. It is amazingly simple techniques transferred to the student by the Reiki Master through the processes are called attunements or empowerment or sometimes initiations.  Its use is not dependent on ones intellectual capacity or spiritual development and, therefore, is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.

It removes blocks in the aura and allows the healing energies that surround us to come in through our crown chakra and flow through our bodies and out our hands to where they are needed. They open the palm chakras and energy channels if needed and connect you to the specific Reiki Shakti healing frequencies. The attunements also allow us to direct these energies for specific purposes.

In Usui Reiki there are normally three levels of Reiki designated I, II and Master/Teacher. In level one people are taught history of Reiki basic techniques for hands on treatment for self, family, friends, plants, animals, food and water.

Level two attunes you to dynamic, multi-dimensional energy keys or symbols. These sacred symbols allow you to access many different levels or dimensions of energy. one learns Specific techniques of absentee healing.

Level three adds a spiritual or intuitive healing energy function and the ability to attune others to Use Reiki themselves. Psychic surgery and the making of crystal grids are also taught at this stage to enable the learner to remove energy blocks. There are different views concerning the waiting period between the attunements. I personally feel that it is a matter of personal preference. So we should listen our inner voice and then move on.

Being a Reiki Master is not a sign or guarantee of a person’s moral fiber, upstanding behavior, or any form of spiritual development. Reiki Masters are as human as anyone else.

 

Instructions

It is recommended that you drink a lots of water after an attunement or treatment.

Attunements and treatments begin the recipient’s personal healing immediately. This sometimes shows up as symptoms of physical or emotional release such as an excess of Gas, diarrhea or moodiness. This has been called detoxification.

The most important thing is to use Reiki often . The more you use it  the more comfortable, confident and skilled you will become. While the standard formal treatment uses both hands you can also give informal Reiki treatments just by placing one hand in contact. You may find the you can run Reiki from your feet or other location if its needed. You can just put your hand on your body and give yourself a simple treatment any time you wish.

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Alternative Medicine

The term Alternative Medicine means any form of medicine that is outside the main stream of western medicine or allopathy or orthodox medicine. Alternative medicine exists in all cultures to some degree and terms such as traditional medicine, indigenous medicine or folk medicine etc. are used to describe such practices.
These medicines date back hundred or even thousand of years depending on the country and culture concerned. Because two thirds of the world’s population (mainly in the developing countries) relies entirely on such traditional medical therapies, the World Health Organization has declared its intention actively to encourage traditional medicine world wide.

This term is loosely used to cover all forms of medicine except allopathy. In 1973, the Medical Faculty of the University of Rome convened the first World Congress of Alternative Medicines, and the provisional program contained no less than 135 different therapies. The experts of W.H.O. have also identified and enlisted more than 100 types of practices and they have termed these as traditional medicine.

Traditional medicine

What is traditional medicine?
Traditional medicine refers to health practices, approaches, knowledge and beliefs incorporating plant, animal and mineral based medicines, spiritual therapies, manual techniques and exercises, applied singularly or in combination to treat, diagnose and prevent illnesses or maintain well-being.
Countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America use traditional medicine (TM) to help meet some of their primary health care needs. In Africa, up to 80% of the population uses traditional medicine for primary health care. In industralized countries, adaptations of traditional medicine are termed “Complementary“ or “Alternative” (CAM).
Increasing use and popularity
TM has maintained its popularity in all regions of the developing world and its use is rapidly spreading in industrialized countries.

  • In China, traditional herbal preparations account for 30%-50% of the total medicinal consumption.
  • In Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Zambia, the first line of treatment for 60% of children with high fever resulting from malaria is the use of herbal medicines at home.
  • WHO estimates that in several African countries traditional birth attendants assist in the majority of births.
  • In Europe, North America and other industrialized regions, over 50% of the population have used complementary or alternative medicine at least once.
  • In San Francisco, London and South Africa, 75% of people living with HIV/AIDS use TM/CAM.
  • 70% of the population in Canada have used complementary medicine at least once.
  • In Germany, 90% of the population have used a natural remedy at some point in their life. Between 1995 and 2000, the number of doctors who had undergone special training in natural remedy medicine had almost doubled to 10 800.
  • In the United States, 158 million of the adult population use complementary medicines and according to the USA Commission for Alternative and Complementary medicines, US $17 billion was spent on traditional remedies in 2000.
  • In the United Kingdom, annual expenditure on alternative medicine is US$ 230 million.
  • The global market for herbal medicines currently stands at over US $ 60 billion annually and is growing steadily.

Safety and efficacy issues
Scientific evidence from randomized clinical trials is only strong for many uses of acupuncture, some herbal medicines and for some of the manual therapies. Further research is needed to ascertain the efficacy and safety of several other practices and medicinal plants.
Unregulated or inappropriate use of traditional medicines and practices can have negative or dangerous effects.
For instance, the herb “Ma Huang” (Ephedra) is traditionally used in China to treat respiratory congestion. In the United States, the herb was marketed as a dietary aid, whose over dosage led to at least a dozen deaths, heart attacks and strokes.
In Belgium, at least 70 people required renal transplant or dialysis for interstitial fibrosis of the kidney after taking a herbal preparation made from the wrong species of plant as slimming treatment.

Biodiversity and sustainability
In addition to patient safety issues, there is the risk that a growing herbal market and its great commercial benefit might pose a threat to biodiversity through the over harvesting of the raw material for herbal medicines and other natural health care products. These practices, if not controlled, may lead to the extinction of endangered species and the destruction of natural habitats and resources.
Another related issue is that at present, the requirements for protection provided under international standards for patent law and by most national conventional patent laws are inadequate to protect traditional knowledge and biodiversity.

Tried and tested methods and products

  • 25% of modern medicines are made from plants first used traditionally.
  • Acupuncture has been proven effective in relieving postoperative pain, nausea during pregnancy, nausea and vomiting resulting from chemotherapy, and dental pain with extremely low side effects. It can also alleviate anxiety, panic disorders and insomnia.
  • Yoga can reduce asthma attacks while Tai Ji techniques can help the elderly reduce their fear of falls.
  • TM can also have impact on infectious diseases. For example, the Chinese herbal remedy Artemisia annua, used in China for almost 2000 years has been found to be effective against resistant malaria and could create a breakthrough in preventing almost one million deaths annually, most of them children, from severe malaria.
  • In South Africa, the Medical Research Council is conducting studies on the efficacy of the plant Sutherlandia Microphylla in treating AIDS patients. Traditionally used as a tonic, this plant may increase energy, appetite and body mass in people living with HIV.

WHO efforts in promoting safe, effective and affordable traditional medicine

The World Health Organization launched its first ever comprehensive traditional medicine strategy in 2002. The strategy is designed to assist countries to:

  • Develop national policies on the evaluation and regulation of TM/CAM practices;
  • Create a stronger evidence base on the safety, efficacy and quality of the TAM/CAM products and practices;
  • Ensure availability and affordability of TM/CAM including essential herbal medicines;
  • Promote therapeutically sound use of TM/CAM by providers and consumers;
  • Document traditional medicines and remedies.

At present, WHO is supporting clinical studies on antimalarials in three African countries; the studies are revealing good potential for herbal antimalarials.
Other collaboration is taking place with Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe in the research and evaluation of herbal treatments for HIV/ AIDS, malaria, sickle cell anaemia and Diabetes Mellitus.
In Tanzania, WHO, in collaboration with China, is providing technical support to the government for the production of antimalarials derived from the Chinese herb Artemisia annua. Local production of the medicine will bring the price of one dose down from US $6 or $7 to a more affordable $2.
In 2003, WHO support has so far facilitated the development and introduction of traditional and alternative health care curricula in seven tertiary education institutions in the Philippines.
Training workshops on the use of traditional medicines for selected diseases and disorders have also been organized in China, Mongolia and Vietnam.
Priorities for promoting the use of traditional medicines
Over one-third of the population in developing countries lack access to essential medicines. The provision of safe and effective TM/CAM therapies could become a critical tool to increase access to health care.
While China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Republic of Korea and Vietnam have fully integrated traditional medicine into their health care systems, many countries are yet to collect and integrate standardized evidence on this type of health care.
70 countries have a national regulation on herbal medicines but the legislative control of medicinal plants has not evolved around a structured model. This is because medicinal products or herbs are defined differently in different countries and diverse approaches have been adopted with regard to licensing, dispensing, manufacturing and trading.
The limited scientific evidence about TM/CAM’s safety and efficacy as well as other considerations make it important for governments to:

  • Formulate national policy and regulation for the proper use of TM/CAM and its integration into national health care systems in line with the provisions of the WHO strategies on Traditional Medicines;
  • Establish regulatory mechanisms to control the safety and quality of products and of TM/CAM practice;
  • Create awareness about safe and effective TM/CAM therapies among the public and consumers;
  • Cultivate and conserve medicinal plants to ensure their sustainable use.

Courtesy: WHO Media centre

A few Alternative Therapies

Acupuncture Acupuncture involves stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques (using fine needles) it regulates the flow of vital energy and restore a healthy energy balance.

Acupressure Acupressure is a Chinese massage technique which uses moderate to firm pressure on various acu-points on the body s to stimulate the body’s energy flow. It has the same principles as Acupuncture, but the pressure is applied directly to the Acupoints of the body mainly by using the hands, fingers.

Aromatherapy Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of plant-derived, aromatic essential oils to promote physical and psychological well-being.
aromatherapy is helpful in treating emotional disorders like,  stress and anxiety.

Atlas Orthogonal Atlas Orthogonal is a kind of  chiropractic program.

Ayurvedic Medicine This holistic science is the knowledge of complete balance of the Body, Mind and Spirit, including emotions and psychology, on all levels. Ayurveda includes in its consideration, longevity, rejuvenation and self-realization therapies through herbs, diet, exercise, yoga, aromas, tantras, mantras, and meditation. Ayurveda is Practiced in India for more than 5,000 years.

Biofeedback Biofeedback is a method for learning to increase one’s ability to control biological responses, such as blood pressure, muscle tension, and heart rate. In biofeedback ultra-modern sophisticated instruments are used to measure physiological responses. by this technique a person learns how to regulate certain body functions, such as heart rate, blood pressure, or brain wave patterns, stress, high BP etc.., that are normally considered to be involuntary.

Chelation Therapy Chelation therapy is a process involving the usage of chelating agents to remove heavy metals from the body.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)/ Chinese  Medicine Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is an ancient holistic system of healing. Chinese (Oriental) Medicine uses herbal medicine, massage therapy, acupuncture, heat therapy, nutritional etc…

Chiropractic– The method of treatment usually involves manipulation of the spinal column and other body structures.

Colonics– Colonics or Colon Hydrotherapy/ Colonic Irrigation, is generally the internal cleansing of the large intestine with water. Similar to an enema. The practice of using herbs and other natural substances to help cleanse the body extends back thousands of years. While today’s colon cleanse takes on many forms, those that rely on natural herbal blends and plenty of fiber remain among the most popular. Cleansing with herbal fiber is an alternative to external colonics or harsh fasting diets.

Psychotherapy/Counseling- Counseling/Psychotherapy is a comprehensive subject includes from career counselors to psychotherapies who treat depression, stress, addiction and emotional issues.

Craniosacral Therapy– Craniosacral therapy (CST) or Cranial Osteopathy, this healing modality uses very light touching to balance the craniosacral system in the body. Craniosacral therapy (CST) or Cranial Osteopathy is used by massage therapists, naturopaths, chiropractors and osteopaths, who manually apply a subtle movement of the spinal and cranial bones to bring the central nervous system into harmony. Craniosacral therapy includes the bones, nerves, fluids, and connective tissues of the cranium and spinal area.

Movement Therapies/ Dance – experts of this technique work with individuals with disabilities, additions, sexual abuse, histories, eating disorders etc… Dance/Movement Therapy involves expressive movement as a therapeutic tool for both personal expression and psychological or emotional healing.

Holistic Dentistry– Holistic dentistry (biologic dentistry), is an alternative holistic approach that uses non-toxic restorative materials for dental work.

Ear Candling– Ear Candling/ Ear Coning/ Thermal-Auricular Therapy is a kind of folk medicine practice intended to assist the natural clearing of earwax (cerumen) and “toxins” from a person’s ear by means of a hollow candle placed in the ear.

Feng Shui– This ancient practice Feng shui is based on the Chinese concept of yin and yang. Feng Shui is the Chinese art or practice of positioning (arranging) objects, especially graves, buildings, and furniture, based on a belief in patterns of yin and yang and the flow of chi that have positive and negative effects. It creates harmony and balance within an environment.

Flower Essences (Bach Flower Remedy)– Medicines derived from specialized medicinal plants are advocated for holistic treatment.

Herbalism– Herbalism is the study or use of medicinal herbs to prevent and treat diseases and ailments or to promote health and healing.

Hypnotherapy– Hypnotherapy is defined as, the treatment of a variety of health conditions by hypnotism or by inducing prolonged sleep.  Hypnosis may help in behavioral, emotional or attitudinal change like, weight loss, smoking cessation,  treating phobias, stress etc…

Homeopathy– Homeopathy is addressed commonly in infant and childhood diseases, infections, fatigue, allergies  and chronic illnesses like, arthritis. Homeopathy seeks to stimulate the body’s defense mechanisms and processes so as to prevent or treat illness.

Iridology– Iridology is the study of the iris to diagnose disease.

Kinesiology– Kinesiology involves study of muscles and movements (anatomy, physiology, and mechanics of body movement).

Lymph Drainage Therapy– Lymph Drainage Therapy is a Therapy to drain and improve the lymphatic vessels.

Midwifery/ Childbirth Support– Midwifery/Childbirth assists Practitioners of childbirth support.

Therapeutic Massage– Therapeutic Massage involves the  manipulation of muscles and other soft tissue to improve the health.

Naturopathic Medicine / Naturopathy Naturopathy is a system of therapy and treatment which relies exclusively on natural remedies, such as sunlight, air, water, supplemented with diet and therapies such as massage. Naturopathic or Naturopathy doctors (physicians) helps to strengthen the healing ability.

Ohashiatsu– This physical techniques Ohashiatsu, includes meditation, exercise. Ohashiatsu is helpful to release tension, Stress, Fatigue and bring relaxation and peace.

Osteopathic Medicine– Osteopathy emphasis on the relationship between the organs and the musculoskeletal system as well as on treating the whole individual rather than just the disease. Osteopathic Medicine includes,  preventive medicine, diagnosis, surgery, prescription medications and hospital referrals.

Reconstructive Therapy/ Prolotherapy– Reconstructive Therapy/ Prolotherapy strengthens weak or damaged joints, cartilage, ligaments and tendons. This therapy is used to treat degenerative arthritis, lower back pain, torn ligaments and cartilage, carpal tunnel syndrome etc… Prolotherapy uses a dextrose (sugar water) solution, which is injected into the ligament or tendon where it attaches to the bone. Prolotherapy increases blood flow, flow of nutrients and stimulates the tissue, swelling, and pain. The body then launches a course of repair and healing.

Reflexology – Reflexology is based on the philosophy that each of the body’s organs and glands are “linked” to corresponding areas of ears, hands and feet.

Rolfing- Rolfing/ Structural Integration, is a technique of soft tissue manipulation that attempts to organize soft tissue relationships. It manipulates  the fascia (connective tissue) to regain the body’s natural alignment and enhances vitality and well-being.

Shiatsu– Shiatsu is a kind of therapeutic massage where pressure is applied with the thumbs and palms on the areas of the body as in acupuncture. shiatsu is mainly practiced in  Japan.

Tibetan Medicine – Tibetan Medicine remedies are effective in rheumatism, asthma, gastritis, diabetes and many neurological disorders. Tibetan medicine seeks to achieve a harmony of the self. Medicine is one of five branches of Tibetan science, and is known to the Tibetans as gSoba the science of healing. Trees, rocks, resins, soil, precious metals, sap etc… are used by Tibetan pharmacopoeia in this therapy.

Unani– Unani is helpful in sinusitis, leucoderma, rheumatism,  jaundice and elephantiasis etc..   Unani stands for a symbol of life. Unani includes the mainly herbs.

Vitamin Therapy– The use of vitamins to prevent or cure disease. Many physicians are now recognizing the beneficial uses of anti-oxidant and other vitamins for a wide variety of conditions. Vitamin Therapy is recommended in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and HIV/AIDS. Some Alternative Therapies Next

 

Naturopathy

Naturopathy Mud Therapy

Naturopathy, also called naturopathic medicine, is a system of therapy and treatment which relies exclusively on natural remedies, such as sunlight, air, water, supplemented with diet and therapies such as massage.

Naturopathy believes that the body is self-healing.The body will repair itself and recover from illness spontaneously if it is in a healthy environment. Naturopaths have many remedies and recommendations for creating a healthy environment so the body can spontaneously heal itself. This holistic system of healing, Naturopathy has evolved over time in different cultures and parts of the world. Naturopathy (naturopathic medicine) emphasis on supporting health rather than combating disease.

Naturopathy is rooted in health care approaches that were popular in Europe, especially in Germany, in the 19th century, but it also includes therapies (both ancient and modern) from other traditions.

A Brief History of Naturopathy

Naturopathy has its origins in India along with Ayurveda, but is today practiced in many countries around the world in one form or another, where it is subject to different standards of regulation and levels of acceptance.

Naturopathy was named and popularized in the United States by Benedict Lust, who was born in Germany in the late 1800s. When Lust became seriously ill with what he believed was tuberculosis, he was treated by a priest and healer in Germany named Sebastian Kneipp. Kneipp’s treatment was based on various healing approaches and philosophies that were popular in Europe, including:

  • Hydrotherapy (water treatments).
  • The “nature cure” movement, which focused on restoring health through a return to nature. This movement advocated therapies such as gentle exercise, herbal medications, wholesome dietary approaches, and exposure to sun and air.

Lust found his health much improved from Kneipp’s treatment, and when he immigrated to the United States at the turn of the 20th century, he was dedicated to popularizing it. He gave it the name naturopathy, led the way in developing it as a medical system in the United States, and founded the first naturopathic college and professional association. In naturopathy’s early years, other therapies were added to its practice-for example, homeopathy and manipulation (a hands-on therapy).

Naturopathy’s popularity reached its peak in the United States in the 1920s and 1930s. However, its use began to decline when drugs (such as antibiotics) and other developments in conventional medicine moved to the forefront of health care. Naturopathy began to reemerge in the 1970s, with increased consumer interest in “holistic” health approaches and the founding of new naturopathic medical colleges. Today, naturopathy is practiced in a number of countries, including the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand.

Naturopathic practice may include a broad array of different healing modalities, including manual therapy, hydrotherapy, herbalism, acupuncture, counseling, environmental medicine, aromatherapy, nutritional counseling, homeopathy, and so on.

Principles of naturopathy

The practice of naturopathy is based on six key principles:

  1. Promote the healing power of nature.
  2. First do no harm. Naturopathic practitioners choose therapies with the intent to keep harmful side effects to a minimum and not suppress symptoms.
  3. Treat the whole person. Practitioners believe a person’s health is affected by many factors, such as physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, and social ones. Practitioners consider all these factors when choosing therapies and tailor treatment to each patient.
  4. Treat the cause. Practitioners seek to identify and treat the causes of a disease or condition, rather than its symptoms. They believe that symptoms are signs that the body is trying to fight disease, adapt to it, or recover from it.
  5. Prevention is the best cure. Practitioners teach ways of living that they consider most healthy and most likely to prevent illness.
  6. The physician is a teacher. Practitioners consider it important to educate their patients in taking responsibility for their own health.

Naturopathy in India

Naturopathy is very popular in India, and there are numerous naturopathy hospitals in the country. There are also many doctors trained in the Western system of medicine who have acquired naturopathy degrees so as to integrate the insights gained into their system of practice.

The Indian stream of naturopathy differs from the Western stream in many ways, particularly in their emphasis of strict vegetarianism and yoga.

Today, Naturopathy is quickly growing in popularity and accepted use.

Naturopathic Physicians doctors/ naturopathic medicine schools (certification)/ naturopathy course

Naturopathic physicians are educated and trained in a 4-year, graduate-level program at one of the four U.S. naturopathic medical schools accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education. Admission requirements include a bachelor’s degree and standard premedical courses. The study program includes basic sciences, naturopathic therapies and techniques, diagnostic techniques and tests, specialty courses, clinical sciences, and clinical training. Graduates receive the degree of N.D. (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine). Postdoctoral training is not required, but graduates may pursue it.

Depending on where they wish to practice, naturopathic physicians may also need to be licensed. A number of states, the District of Columbia, and two U.S. territories have such licensing requirements (see the box below), most often consisting of graduation from a 4-year naturopathic medical college and passing the national standardized board examination (known as the NPLEX). The scope of practice varies by state and jurisdiction. For example, some states allow naturopathic physicians with special training to prescribe drugs, perform minor surgery, practice acupuncture, and/or assist in childbirth.

Regulation of Naturopathy

The following U.S. states and jurisdictions have laws regulating the practice of naturopathy:

Alaska

Arizona

California

Connecticut

Hawaii

Idaho

Kansas

Maine

Montana

New Hampshire

Oregon

Utah

Vermont

Washington

District of Columbia

Puerto Rico

U.S. Virgin Islands

Traditional Naturopaths

The second major group of practitioners are traditional naturopaths, or simply naturopaths. They emphasize education in naturopathic approaches to a healthy lifestyle, strengthening and cleansing the body, and noninvasive treatments. Prescription drugs, x-rays, and surgery are several of the practices that traditional naturopaths do not use. Education and training for these practitioners typically consists of correspondence courses, an apprenticeship, and/or self-teaching. Admission requirements for schools can range from none, to a high school diploma, to specific degrees and coursework. Programs vary in length and content. They are not accredited by agencies recognized for accreditation purposes by the U.S. Department of Education. Traditional naturopaths are not subject to licensing.

Conventional Providers With Naturopathic Training

This group consists of licensed conventional medical providers (such as doctors of medicine, doctors of osteopathy, dentists, and nurses) who pursue additional training in naturopathic treatments, and possibly other holistic therapies. Education and training programs for this purpose also vary.

Benefits of Naturopathy/ Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is useful for treating chronic as well as acute diseases. It is sometimes used in conjunction with allopathic care to enhance wellness and relieve chronic symptoms, such as fatigue and pain. A naturopath treats a wide range of health problems, ranging from back pain to depression.

Side Effects and Risks in Naturopathy

Naturopathy appears to be a generally safe health care approach, especially if used as complementary (rather than alternative) medicine.

 

NCCAM-Funded Research in Naturopathy

Some recent NCCAM-supported projects have been studying:

  • CAM approaches, including naturopathic treatments, for women with temporomandibular disorder, a condition in which the joints connecting the skull to the lower jaw become inflamed
  • A naturopathic dietary approach as a complementary treatment for type 2 diabetes
  • The mushroom Trametes versicolor, for its effects as a complementary immune therapy in women with breast cancer
  • The costs and effects of naturopathic care, compared with conventional care, for low-back pain
  • Herbal and dietary approaches for menopausal symptoms.

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