Let’s look at some real cases to understand how naturopathy works.
Since each person is different, the efficient cause for each person is also different, which is why it manifests in the form of different diseases – psoriasis for one and arthritis for another. Take the case of a 55-year-old woman whose insomnia stubbornly refused to go even after I gave the regulation nature cure course. To find out the efficient cause, I inquired about her habits, and she said she religiously goes every Sunday to her guruji ka satsang. Eureka! I said to myself. The satsang every Sunday was dinning into her head that her 55 years of life of moh-maya (worldly ways) was a waste, she was no better than an animal. Coming back home, she would feel guilty and demoralized. As the week wore on, she would recover, only to be taken on the same old guilt trip the next Sunday. She was angry with herself – the insomnia was only a physical symptom. I forbade her from going anywhere near her guru, prohibited her from watching even Aastha kind of TV channels, and put her on a daily dose of Shammi Kapoor’s old yahoo movies. Within a month, she got well.
Our saints of yore have always maintained that this very body is the temple of God. So why not keep this temple clean and cobweb-free?
Lately, I have encountered many cancer patients who insist that their diet is healthy; they have been regularly practicing yoga and pranayam, and yet are accursed with the deadly disease. When I inquired, I understood that they were trying to ape gods and great men by suppressing their natural instincts and self-sacrificing for the sake of others. The body takes its cues from the mind. And in the case of suppression, over a period of time, the body gets afflicted with cancer. In such cases, I recommend release, release of suppressed energy. This can be accomplished in various ways: by punching the boxer’s bag, pouring out your woes on paper as a story, writing out a plaintive missive to your family, boss, or even God, before burning it, or sitting alone and crying your heart out.
A short but incisive set of questions is all that is required to find out what is causing a person stress or suppression. You can then decide on and suggest modes of release.
So whether the cause is physical or efficient, there is something present like toxins which should be removed and something which is deficient like vitality or iron or amino acids, which should be restored. Nature cure believes in handling the first task first, that is removing what should not be there, before putting in what needs to be there. So the turn of nutrition/supplements (herbs/foods that heal) comes after cleansing. Take vitamins and minerals. In deficient conditions, modern medicine prescribes copious quantities of the chemical-based, lab-produced tablets, most of which is rejected by the body. It is wiser to have natural, organic supplements, like aloe vera, spirulina or B-Propilis (made from the white layer on the honey bees’ hives, which is an excellent alternative to antibiotics). Some of these supplements come in packs, so are bound to have used some preservatives, but never mind that.
Source: Lifepositive.comFirst Published: Jul 18, 2012 at 3:48 PM