Vatsalya Arogya Abhiyan
Naturopathy is the system of healing in which diseases are cured by means of all natural and rational remedies such as light, water, air, heat, exercise, diet and other physiological measures. Naturopathy, also called nature care, prescribes the `return to nature` formula to all physical ills. The main philosophy working behind this medical system is that, left to herself nature can take care of herself and therein lies the belief in the advantages of the human body living in attunement with her. Nature care presents a strong stance against the chemical prevention of diseases and advocates the play of inherent natural defense mechanisms, which are self-curative and self-preventive. According to naturopathy, diseases are physical manifestations of the body`s attempt to heal itself when it falls out of harmony with its environment. Nature care is primarily based on three principles: that the body possesses the power to heal itself through its internal vitality and intelligence; that disease is a manifestation of vital force applying itself to the removal of obstructions to the normal functioning of organs and tissues; that naturopathic cures should take a holistic approach to health. By integrating these principles, naturopathy seeks to stimulate the body`s inherent power to regain health with the help of the five natural elements—earth, air, fire, ether and water. Similar to the `five elements` theory or the Panchabhuta theory of ayurveda, naturopathy also works upon the ideal integration of these elements within the individual. An unhealthy lifestyle can cause many diseases. So it is better to avoid a diet high in fat, salt and refined Carbohydrates, smoking, excess consumption of alcohol and high stress levels. Naturopathy advocates a new life style with corrective habits such as exercise, a good diet and a moderate approach towards all things Naturopathic life style should be viewed as a method of disease prevention. In Naturopathy, the fundamental healing force is considered to be nature itself that is the power of the individual to defeat disease. Naturopathy is primarily and fundamentally drugless and blood-less yet in its broader aspects it does admit the use of both natural medicine and surgery when their use is constructive. The techniques employed in nature cure vary with the experience of its practitioner. Naturopathy helps to prevent many common diseases such as headaches, the common cold, hypertension, peptic ulcers and many of the disorders associated with ageing, including diabetes. It aims at educating people about adopting the type of lifestyle which is conducive to good health.
Ayurveda is a system of Indian medicine now practiced all over the world as a complementary system. Ayurvedic practitioners have identified a number of medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for curing various ailments and diseases, not completely curable in other systems. Many of its methods - such as herbs and massage, can be applied along with other systems, too. Ayurveda, recognized as new age medicine now, represents the science of life and longevity originating in the Vedic tradition of India. A traditional holistic health care system, older than any other system of medicine, ayurveda has been practiced in India for more than 5000 years. Based on the principle of eternal life, this medical system has a vast body of knowledge covering eight branches. Its major premise involves the symbiosis of mind, body and spirit. Any imbalance in this synthesis results in physical ailments. This ancient Indian science of healing seeks to reestablish the harmony between the body and its habitat by creating the optimum health environment. The entire science of ayurveda is based on the `Five Great Elements` (Panchabhuta) theory. These five elements are earth (prithvi), water (jal), fire (agni or tej), air (vayu) and ether or space (akash). In popular tradition, the universe is understood to be made up of these elements. Ayurveda comprehends body, mind and spirit likewise and has specific methods for working on each. It divides the constitution of people into three humoral categories—Vata (ether/air), Pitta (fire) and Kapha (water/earth). Vata rules mental mobility. Pitta, or fire, governs digestion and assimilation on all levels from food to ideas. And Kapha or water governs form and substance and is responsible for weight, cohesion and stability. Using these three types in combinations of two creates six more subtypes. A seventh subtype also exists, which is a combination of all the three categories. According to the concept of good management, ayurveda insists that the `Fault` or Dosha, the `Tissue` or Dhatu and the `Impurity` or Mala should be in harmony with each other, with all the components properly balanced. Any discordant note in this synthesis due to external or internal causes is a cause for concern. These are basically therapeutic measures taken either to prevent diseases or cure them. Thus, ayurvedic procedures are done either to detoxify the body or as a prelude to strengthening the immune system. Panchakarma or `five procedures`, is the most sought after therapy and so is anti-aging (Kaya Kalpa), detoxification therapy.
Allopath, the worldwide commonly practiced system of chemical measures for health management, which has discovered many diseases as well as various methods of curative measures for such diseases; to get an emergency response, people blindly go for this system of medicines without even considering its side effects on the body and mind as per the advice of the qualified doctors because it has many advances too.Param Pujya Didi Maa Sadhvi Ritambharaji has set up all 3 types of medicines in Vatsalya Gram to take care of health of the deserving children, destitute women and lonely grannies as per their requirement. In emergencies, the allopath is used while in other cases either ayurvedic or naturopathic treatment is given to them. All the 3 hospitals have exclusive facilities for children, women and aged separately for male and female.