Naturopathy is an alternative system of medicine that employs natural, non-invasive and promotes self-healing.
Naturopathy mainly deals with the five great elements (PANCHAMAHABHOOTHA), which is said to be present in everything in the universe, including human body.
These elements are as follows-
1) Pruthvi (Earth Property)
2) AAP (Water)
3) Tej (Fire)
4) Vayu (Air Property)
5) Akash (Ether / Emptyness)
Panchamahabhootha healing is a simple and most efficient way of healing the body with the five elements of mother nature.
Health is lost, when we become separated or dislocated from nature.
When all these elements interact with our body in a balance, the restoration is quickly achieved.
These 5 elements include-
- Earth (food therapy)
Most of the diseases known to man are directly or indirectly caused by the food he consumes. To regenerate and educate the food habits , we have fasting therapy and diet counselling, which helps one to balance their life with proper diet.
Mind therapy also help in alleviating certain diseases.
- Water therapy
Water detoxifies the body and mind. 72% of our body and 8.3% of the brain contains water. We treat certain ailment using water known as hydrotherapy.
Fire helps in circulation of elements and toxins in the body. It also improves lymphatic circulation and clears out toxins from the body.
Suryanamaskara, exercise and fasting increases our body metabolism thereby aids the health of an individual.
Pranayama, breathing exercise.
Mind is connected with the breath. Normally, we never breathe to the fullest capacity of our lungs. Due to various reasons there is in-equal distribution of oxygen in different organs resulting in disease of that particular organ.
Pranayama helps one breathe fully. It also improves oxygen supply to all the cells of our body especially brain.
- Space (ether)
Awareness is life and that is the fundamental of existence. This awareness aspect is the space element. Getting connected to our own being, at the subtle level, nourishes and cleanses our mind and body.
Panchamahabhoothas being the source of our body helps not only in maintaining the good health but also in restoring the lost health. When all the 5 elements interact with our body in a balance, the restoration is quickly achieved.
Dr. Deepika DS
Panchami Yoga and Nature cure Centre
Sridhara Sri Gudda, Kodipalya, Kengeri, Bangalore- 560060
+91 76195 30936