Pioneer of Naturopathy in India, Mahatma Gandhi fought for not just
freedom of nation but for independence. Independence in context of each
human being, so he put forward concept of "Buniyadi Taleem"
which enable every man an independent entity. Regarding health he
emphasize on prevention matter and if treatment is necessary, he
advocate for Naturopathy.
Today pharmaceutical industry is one of the wealthiest businesses;
margin of profit is on higher side. Their interest is in curing the
disease. The money spent on curing the disease is much more than the
money spent on prevention of disease. That is why each day, a new higher
antibiotic is introduced in market, side by side new diseases appear,
and old diseases become more prevalent. One example is TB, which is
becoming fatal. Death from IHD and D.M. are on rise. Money and life both
are on the stake.
Other than some acute diseases most of diseases can be prevented. One
should describe to his patient causes of diseases and the prevention
take to control the spreading of disease. Elaborate force must be kept
behind educating the people about health rather than disease. The common
trend is to write prescription and explain how to take medicine and also
some hints are given about diet. The result is, disease turning to
chronic, case file becoming thick, pocket becoming light day by day
because root cause of disease is neglected in most of chronic disease
like Arthritis Diabetes, Cardiac disease, Tuberculosis, Liver disease
etc. The basic principle of change in life style is overlooked.
In most Naturopathy center various chronic disease are treated
successfully without medicine, but it has been seen that particular
patient suffering from that particular disease again came with same
complaints. This is failure of Naturopath and Naturopathy. So this is
humble appeal to all Naturopaths that try to eradicate the ignorance
about disease in the masses. Don't make them dependent on a drugless
therapy. Don't make Naturopathy, a drugless industry.
Try to make it a lifestyle, which make every individual having good
state of mind and body.