Post By Director NIN
As part of 4th Naturopathy day commitment we, naturopaths are going to people with the aim of making them self-health reliant, month wise campaigns through our clinics hospitals and institutions. For the month of December’2021 we are engaging people to establish a link with Nature. Although we are part of the Nature, knowingly or unknowingly, we try to subjugate it and wherever possible dominate it or destroy it. Giving Nature a chance, regulating the daily life, and reinstating faith and confidence in the physical, mental and spiritual forces restore man to his natural birth right of good health and happiness. The Covid-19 pandemic taught us a lesson to understand Nature and go with it, and negotiate inorder to keep us alive.
‘Return to Nature!, The True Natural Method of Healing and Living and the True Salvation of the Soul, Paradise Regained’, is a book written by Adolph Just(1896), who practised nature cure in Philadelphia, in his nature cure sanatorium, Jung-born. Highly influenced by this work Mahatma Gandhi, adopted many ideas from this book and implemented in his ashram.
For example, let us take the matter of Vitamine D. It is easily, freely, naturally available and can be of immensely helpful in granting health benefits. But why most of the populations are Vit D deficient?! we have come a long way, away from nature, since the time we started living within four walls. We do not expose to Sun. In fact, we spend money by way of sunscreen lotions, chemical preparations to prevent Nature to work on our bodies!! Over and above that, most of the body is covered with several layers of cloth. Apart from these, the seasonal changes, time variations(morning, afternoon and evening), duration, type of skin, age, sex, are all going to impact the Sun exposure to be converted to Vit-D. The morning and evening sunlight may not be sufficient to synthesise Vit-D, which further triggers cholesterol and calcium metabolism in the body; other melatonin related hormonal activities to get initiated. Not just skin but the entire system gets energized with simple Sun exposure. But, we are not aware of it. This needs to be addressed urgently by sensitizing people the need to simply, ‘return to nature’ to be healthy. There are so many other things in Nature. Let us explore and experience the benefits. Emphasize the virtues of ‘nature cures’.
All nature cure doctors must regard it as their ideal aim to develop the people to the point where each will be her/his own physician. It is of course always easier and pleasanter to let others think for us, or perhaps not think for us. But if people wish to pursue a course that will certainly lead them to true health, to the springs of life, each must be her/his own doctor.
Prof.(Dr.) K.Satya Lakshmi