Nature cure is a constructive method of treatment, which aims at removing the basic cause of disease through the rational use of the five great elements such as Earth, Water, Fire, Space, and Air, which is freely available in nature. The word Physician is derived from a greek root meaning “Nature”. Hippocrates, a Physician who lived 2400 years ago, is often considered the earliest originator of Naturopathic Medicine. He taught that “Nature is the healer of all diseases”. Yoga is a cultural heritage of India/part of Indian philosophy which has been gaining popularity across the globe for the past 3 to 4 decades mainly in the management of stress and Non-Communicable Diseases.
Naturopathy and Yoga are two sides of the same coin and it is a part of Complementary and Alternative system of Medicine (CAM) which mainly emphasizes on the concept of holistic health, which includes the physical, mental, social and spiritual aspects of well-being. With the ideal Naturopathy and Yoga techniques, we could establish a harmonious balance between body, mind, and spirit, thus bringing a fundamental change in the organism/enhancing cellular health, with an improved quality of life, de-accelerating the aging process, preventing and managing the illnesses.
A Naturopathy & Yoga Physician is a health care professional (studied 5 ½ years medical course under a recognized Medical University). The physician is academically qualified and experienced enough to diagnose and administer treatment for acute and chronic medical conditions by applying an array of treatment modalities based on principles of Naturopathy and Yoga. The treatment modalities include Nutrition and Dietetics Management, Juice Fasting Therapy, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Reflexology, Hydrotherapy, Physiotherapy (Electro and Exercise Therapy), Massage/Mud Therapy, Chromo Therapy, Magnetotherapy, Botanical Medicine and Yoga Therapy/Counselling. The Naturopathy and Yoga Physician does work on stimulating the healing power of body by tonifying the body through correcting immune function, toxicity, inflammation, metabolic function and managing stress.
Scientific research across the globe has validated the potential benefits of Naturopathy and Yoga treatment modalities for Stress, Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, Anxiety, Depression, Hypo/Hypertension, Coronary Heart Disease, Osteoarthritis, Bronchial Asthma, Tension Headache/Migraine, Chronic Back and Neck Pain, Insomnia, Dyslipidaemia, Digestive Disorders, Auto-immune Disorders, Skin Disorders, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Menstrual Disorders and other lifestyle/chronic medical conditions
By looking at the current global challenge to tackle mainly above mentioned Non-Communicable diseases, Naturopathy and Yoga play a significant role in achieving this goal. Thinking in this direction, our visionary leader and founder president of JSS Mahavidyapeetha “His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Sri Dr. Shivarathri Rajendra Maha Swamigalavaru” started the Nature Cure and Yoga Hospital in the year 1997, in a serene natural environment surrounded by picturesque mountains and coconut palm trees. The Hospital provides holistic health care services in prevention and treatment of different medical conditions effectively.
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest patients in the maintenance of the human frame, in diet and in the prevention of disease” – Thomas Edison
I welcome you all to visit our hospital for a better and healthy living.
Prof. Dr. NAVEEN G.H.
BNYS, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Yoga and Psychiatry, NIMHANS)
Ex-Chair (Yoga), Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
Chief Medical Officer (CMO)