Naturopathy is the science that studies the properties and applications of natural elements.
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- 1 History
- 2 Basics
- 3 Areas of Naturopathy
- 4 Food Naturopathy
- 5 Phytocomplementary Naturopathy
- 6 Naturopathy of Natural Stimuli
- 7 Manual Naturopathy
- 8 Sensory Naturopathy
- 9 Functional Naturopathy
- 10 Psychophysical Naturopathy
- 11 Energy Naturopathy
- 12 Semiological Naturopathy
- 13 Source
Dr _._ Benedict_Lust
Naturopathy has its beginnings with the beginning of the healing arts, when primitive man began to use the four elements of nature (earth, air, fire and water) for the benefit of his own health and the health of those around him. . Over the centuries these primitive techniques have grown and developed. The origin of modern naturopathy dates back to the use of natural healing methods in the 18th and 19th centuries . These methods included hydrotherapy , very popular in Germany at that time, and natural cure, developed in Austria and based on the use of food, air, light, water and different herbs to treat diseases. The German Benedict Lusthe was the one who first used the term Naturopathy when he founded in New York , in 1902, The American School of Naturophaty. The school instructed in the use of natural remedies, good eating habits and correct hygiene, as tools to maintain and / or improve health. It was at this time that the principles of a healthy diet, ie fiber intake and reduction of saturated fat, were first highlighted.
Subsequently, the use of naturopathic techniques declined between the 20s and 40s of the last century, but, in the 60s, it resurfaced strongly and reached high levels of popularity. Currently, Naturopathy is a regulated profession in most of the countries and offers a wide variety of natural techniques or natural therapy, among which we can find Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Reiki, vitamin and mineral supplements , Traditional Medicine China, [[Relaxation techniques, medicinal plants, etc. Many of these naturopathic techniques are applied and taught at the Shalom Center. Naturopathy teaches us how to select and how to use harmless elements existing in nature and also how to know and discard the elements that are harmful to health, as well as to understand and abide by its laws to achieve the appropriate balance, physical, mental and spiritual of our body, for as long as possible in our life.
The main task of the naturopath is to activate the internal self-healing system and force that each person possesses. The naturopath does not try to fight diseases, but rather proposes to make the means and forms of human life more natural. Its main task is to eliminate harmful and harmful substances (toxins, waste, etc.) from the body and contribute to the provision of useful and healthy substances (vitamins, minerals, nutrients, etc.). One of the main pillars of Naturopathy is that of organic unity that considers the body as a single organ and treats it as such, as a unit, a vision known as holistic. Another of his propositions is that there are no diseases, but sick people, that is, there are people more predisposed to suffer from diseases than others because they have a more fragile immune system,
- Naturopathy is the science that studies and applies natural methods to regain and maintain health.
- Naturopath is the professional who uses natural methods to maintain or regain health.
Areas of Naturopathy
The practice of Naturopathy is made up of eight modules of action that group all professionals chiropractors , reflexologists , homeopaths , osteopaths , kinesiologists , etc.) each one in their area. Every professional specialized in an area of Naturopathy, has an obligation to know the bases on which this science is based.
The areas of Naturopathy are as follows
- Food Naturopathy
- Phytocomplementary Naturopathy
- Naturopathy of Natural Stimuli
- Manual Naturopathy
- Sensory Naturopathy
- Functional Naturopathy
- Psychophysical Naturopathy
- Energetic Naturopathy
- Semiological Naturopathy
The influence of food on human health is studied, considering natural food. It covers topics such as nutrition, trophology, food science and gastronomy. In the practice of Naturopathy, the consumption of natural foods is recommended, both in its cultivation and manufacture, as in its preparation, composition and properties, as well as complementary products that can be available to anyone. In this area, information is provided, advises, guides, advises and educates on food as a source of health . It includes
- Orthomolecular nutrition: use of adequate doses of nutrients at each moment of life.
- Hygienic Food: information, guidance and advice on food.
- Fastinghygiene: use of fasting not to maintain health.
- Diet hygiene: personalized eating methods to maintain health.
- Ethnodiethetic Orientations: application of traditional food norms: Ayurveda, macrobiotics.
The use of vegetables for the maintenance of health is studied. The use of plants as complements in the Personal Health Program (PPS) is highlighted, as a collaborator in the bio-drainage, in the rebalancing and in the maintenance of the organic functions. In Naturopathy we work with products based on plants or herbs that are easy to find in herbalists and classified as food products by the Herbodiet Industry , as supplements in the Personal Naturopathic Program (PPN)
Includes Phytotechnics (Phytotherapy): use of wild or cultivated plants. Aromatecnia (Aromatherapy): use of essential oils, from plants, for environmental, topical or internal use. Ethnoherbology: traditional application of plants (Ayurveda, China, Arabic.
Naturopathy of Natural Stimuli
Study the application of the four elements: water , sun , earth and air, to maintain a good state of health. In the practice of Naturopathy, the use of natural stimuli is recommended as elements of education and health promotion. It includes
- Hydrotechnics (Hydrotherapy) functional normalization by applying water.
- Thalassotherapy (Thalassotherapy): use of sea water as a health element.
- Thermal Techniques: use of thermal waters to maintain health.
- Geotechnics: application of clays, mud, sand … on the body.
- Heliohygiene: health maintenance through sunbathing.
Study all the techniques that have as a basic instrument for their application, the hands, such as chiropractic, quiromassage, reflexology, acupressure, lymphatic drainage, etc. This type of massage is recommended as a remedy to maintain health and fitness. Likewise, massage in specific areas is recommended to produce a relaxation that produces a high degree of well-being and corrects the body posture. It includes
- Chiromassage: massage performed with the hands in order to produce physical and psychological well-being.
- Chiropractic: use of manual techniques to preserve an appropriate musculoskeletal structure.
- Osteopathy: manual technique for the normalization of bone structure and musculoskeletal function, in addition to visceral consequences.
- Shiatsu: manual technique in which the bioenergetic structure is used to obtain an optimal state of health.
Foot and manual reflexology: manual technique by which, through a massage in the plantar or palmar area, a reflex effect is produced in the corresponding organ.
- Lymphatic drainage: manual massage through which the lymphatic system is reactivated, allowing the mobilization and elimination of toxins.
- Acupuncture: manual reflex action massage on the points of Traditional Acupuncture .
- Sacrocranial technique: manual technique that produces a reflex action in the LCR system and the sacrocranial structure that preserves the state of health.
- Metamorphic massage: manual method through which a reflex action is produced that allows understanding and solving conflicts that originated before birth and developed afterwards.
- Rolfing: method of alignment of the musculoskeletal structure for organic and psychic readjustment.
- Alexander method: method of postural education.
The application of the elements that act on the senses such as music, color, aromas,… is studied. In Naturopathy, those elements that will produce a healthy well-being for people through the senses are recommended, such as music, sounds, colors, aromas, smells, etc. It is advisable that people know how to use them in their daily lives and in educating a sharpening of the senses, the knowledge of oneself and the universe that surrounds us, as well as it is important to know how to get the most out of them for our health. It includes
- Musical techniques: music is used as a natural health agent to contribute to its maintenance.
- Chromotechnics (Chromotherapy): consists of the use of colors as a natural health agent to contribute to its maintenance.
- Aromahigiene: the odors of essential oils or other substances are used to contribute to the maintenance of health.
The application of elements that operate at levels of organic (enzymatic) function, such as trace elements, biological salts and minerals, are studied, and which are used in minute doses. It includes:
- Oligocatalysis: macro, micro and trace elements use in infinitesimal doses as a functional activator.
- Biosalts: use of the twelve biological salts to compensate for a functional deficit.
- Lithochelation: use and application of rocks and liquefied minerals in infinitesimal doses as health agents.
- Homeopathy: use of micro doses taking into account the principle of Similarity, except all and some plants below D3.
- Spagyria: use of micro doses in order to provide bioinformation so that the organism reaches its activation potential.
The application of brain functions to achieve good health is studied. It works with relaxation, biorespiration, creative visualization, etc. As psychophysical elements, the exercises and techniques that best guide to achieve a psychophysical balance and consequently a greater personal well-being are recommended. Relaxation, mind control and creative visualization techniques are taught and applied. Yoga, Qi Qong and Taichi sessions are used to reconcile the psychophysical control of the person with himself and with the environment that surrounds him. Elements such as laughter are used to produce well-being and any other element or resource considered healthy to achieve psychophysical harmony and better health. It includes
- Relaxation techniques: psychophysical techniques aimed at achieving physical and mental well-being, such as yoga, Tai-Chi, Qi Qong, meditation, etc.
- Creative visualization: mental protocol technique to achieve mastery of one’s own mental schemes through a set of visualization techniques.
- Neurolinguistic programming (NLP): a learning method consisting of mastering mental approaches through verbal reprogramming.
- Gestal: technique based on self-knowledge and cognitive self-management of the person.
- Transpersonal psychohygiene: knowledge and practice of the human psychoenergetic structure.
- Kabbalah: natural method that inquires about the situation of the human being in the universe.
- OH cards: tool to search for the psychosomatic or mental principle of any mental, physical or emotional imbalance.
The application of the energy fields that each person possesses individually and those existing in nature is studied. In this module Geobiology, the energy channels of the human being, magnetism, etc. are studied. In Naturopathy it is advisable to use energy elements (magnets, postures, situations, etc …) to achieve an optimal state of health. At the same time, it intervenes by studying the housing situation to achieve a good reference to a healthier habitat. It includes
- Acupuncture and other puncture techniques: Acupuncture techniques based on Traditional Chinese Acupuncture applicable on the energy points and meridians of the human being.
- Geobiology: method of study and application of the energies existing on Earth and their intervention in health. Bioenergetics: bioenergetic balancing technique through manual positions or using other support instruments, such as filters, geometric figures, etc. In this module you will find techniques such as Reiki, Sintergetica, Chromotechnics, Qi Qong …
Floral bioenergetics: method of Bach flower remedies, New Generation, Golden Flowers, Orchids, … to cause a biopsychoenergetic harmony in the human being.
All the signs are studied that will help us to know which techniques are the most suitable for each person. In this area, techniques such as Iridiology, Chirology, Graphology, Physiognomy … and all those that do not introduce or extract any substance from the body, either by chemical means or by physical means, are used. Naturopathic evaluation is the basic tool for making a qualitative assessment of the health status indicators. It includes:
- Iridiology: it is based on the study of the iris and the pupil.
- Naturopathic file: interview in which the data of the indicators of optimal well-being are collected.
- Kinesiology: manual method by means of which information is collected from the organism through signals and signs reflected in the muscular structure, at the same time that other information is introduced into the organism using the same muscular procedure and reflex movements.
- Physiognomy: collection of personal data on the physiognomy of the face.
- Arolo: diagnosis and treatment through the use of directed energy.
- Taking pulses: diagnosis of the person’s condition through taking radial and distal pulses.