With an increase in awareness around natural healing, the demand for complementary and traditional medicine practices like Naturopathy, has been on the rise. A career in Naturopathy is rewarding both from the professional point of view as well as from the point of view of serving mankind.
What is Naturopathy:
One of the seven Ayush systems, Naturopathy is an old traditional system of cure.Its history dates back to centuries ago when there were no drugs. Naturopathy is an art and science of healthy living and a drugless system of healing based on well founded philosophy. It has its own concept of health and disease and also principle of treatment. It is a system of healthcare which promotes the body’s own self-healing mechanism.
Just the way nature is mainly composed of 5 elements, i.e. fire, water, ether, wood and air; similarly, our human body consists of these following 5 elements which Naturopathy aims to keep in harmony and balance with each other in the body.
1 Fire: Fire represents the digestive juices of the body
2 Water: Water represents all the fluids present in the body, such as blood and lymph
3 Ether: Ether represents the hollow organs such as oesophagus etc.
4 Air: Air represents the inflow and outflow of all the gaseous exchange happening in our body such as oxygen and carbon dioxide
5 Earth: Earth represents the musculoskeletal system of the body.
Based on the above principle, Naturopathy treatment takes a holistic approach to wellness, focusing on the body’s innate healing ability. Through Naturopathy training, practitioners learn the key principles of Naturopathy. This includes non-toxic therapies, whole-person treatment strategies, and proactive healing practices.
Naturopathy lays emphasis on preventive methods more than cure. It’s the science that aims at treating the human body, mind, and soul by natural means through nature and not by using any foreign or artificial matter.
A course in Naturopathy opens a wide range of opportunities for the students wherein they can get employment opportunities in government agencies such as the Ministry of Ayush, the Ministry of Health, Research Councils including the Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN), National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN) and Research Centres. Naturopaths are also appointed in government as well as private hospitals and in healthcare centres.
A premier institute run by the Ministry of Ayush is the National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN), Pune. Established in the year 1986. It imparts quality education and training in Naturopathy and Yoga.
Here are some details about this institute:
NIN, is located in Bapu Bhavan, in Pune. “Bapu Bhavan” is named after Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, who made this institute his home by staying there for 156 days, whenever he visited Pune Since 1944.
It offers many prestigious courses like fellowship programmes, training programmes and certificate courses. It also undertakes many short term skill development courses.
For Medical professional:
Fellowship in Clinical Research Methods
Fellowship in Basic and advanced Acupuncture
Fellowship program on Women Care (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Fellowship program on Naturopathy clinical Nutrition
Fellowship program on Yoga and Physical culture
Fellowship program on Lifestyle Medicine
Certificate courses in Ozone Therapy( Level 1 & 2 )
For Para medicos in Naturopathy:
For general public in the pursuit of knowledge:
Fellowship Programme in Gandhian Philosophy of 6 months duration
(In 3-Disciplines, Social, Public health & Audio-visual documentation)
Registered Yoga Training course
Certificate course in Naturopathy cooking
Certificate course in Acupressure
Certificate course in Fitness training
NIN is the first NABH Accredited Naturopathy and Yoga Institute in India.
Library with a collection of more than 9000 books
State of the art pathological research lab.
Full-fledged treatment sections functioning 14 hours every day.
‘Naturopathy Diet Center’ serving satvik & natural diets.
‘Health shop’ with Naturopathy equipment and books which are otherwise not available elsewhere.