‘Going back to the roots’ is a very common statement and we often hear it whenever someone tries to apply traditional means to solve a problem. In a broader sense, it also implies going back to ancestral practices. Whatever be the meaning and context, it’s said that our traditional roots are really powerful and have an answer for everything. The more medical sciences are advancing, the more is this theory getting proved since scientists are discovering every now and then how effective traditional means of healing are.
Traditional means of healing are natural and involve using naturally available herbs, plants, shrubs and tree barks for treatment. Even medicines derived from such elements are considered powerful and highly effective in treating various diseases and disorders. One of the chief benefits of undergoing a natural treatment is that it’s free from any sort of side effects. Unlike medicines, which can cause several complications and side effects if unsuitable for your body, natural herbs don’t harm your body in any way.
There’s a special branch of medical sciences which aims at holistic healing using natural treatments and is known as naturopathy. This form of medicinal science involves overall healing of a person, i.e. healing his mental, physical and social condition so that the mind remains free from any sort of tension and the body remains free of any sort of disorder. Since mental tensions are known to cause a lot of problems such as high blood pressure, heart diseases, anxiety, depression etc. naturopaths seek to identify the root cause of such problems and heal it rather than getting the condition in control by the use of medicines.
If you visit a naturopath, he will examine you thoroughly to identify where your disease/disorder emanates from. Based on his findings, he will start a treatment which will involve extensive use of natural elements and natural surroundings. You will be generally kept in a place surrounded by lush green trees, mountains and birds. Being in such an environment, your mind will slowly start healing and steadily, with the combination of medicines, heal the entire body. You’ll hardly find such forms of treatment elsewhere. Even allopathic medicines can’t eradicate the root cause of a problem like naturopathy can.
Naturopaths also consist of nutritionists who prescribe organic food that can free a person of his diseased condition. Since there’s a fruit for every condition, consuming them is the most natural way to get rid of diseases. If you notice, there are some fruits that give a cooling effect whereas there are some that offer a heating effect inside the body. Depending on your bodily condition, you are asked to consume them. If there are too many toxins in your body, a nutritionist may ask you to consume fruits that act as detoxifiers!