Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Naturopathy?
• Naturopathic medicine (also known as naturopathy ) is a school of medical philosophy and practice that seeks to improve health and treat disease chiefly by assisting the body’s innate capacity to recover from illness and injury.
• Naturopathic practice may include a broad array of different modalities, including manual therapy, hydrotherapy, herbalism, acupuncture, counseling, iridology, aromatherapy, nutritional counseling and so on.
• Naturopathic medicine is a comprehensive system of health care within the complementary and alternative medicine world that incorporates many modalities.
2. What is Yoga and Yoga Therapy?
Naturopathic doctors are highly educated and complete healthcare providers who integrate standard medical diagnostics with a broad range of natural therapies.
3. Do they have license to treat patients?
Yes, qualified Naturopathy doctors, who studied under regular educational programmed provided by Naturopathy colleges are registered in state Medical Boards. They are licensed to treat patients.
4. Can Naturopathic doctors treat acute concerns and chronic health conditions?
Yes, Naturopaths are complete holistic health care practitioners, which mean that they can treat the same conditions as a family doctor, including both acute concerns and chronic health conditions. If Naturopathy physicians are unable to treat your condition, they will refer appropriate specialist.
5. How is Naturopathic Medicine different from conventional medicine?
The main difference is in philosophical approach. Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine help people by restoring overall health rather than suppressing a few key symptoms. Naturopaths are more concerned with finding the underlying cause of a condition and applying treatments that work in alliance with the natural healing mechanism of the body rather than against it. Naturopathic treatments result less frequently in adverse side effects, or in chronic conditions that arise when the cause of a disease is left untreated. Naturopath takes more time with a patient and takes a more comprehensive approach to help the individual.
6. Are Naturopathic Doctors opposed to drugs and surgery?
No, Naturopathy doctors are not opposed to invasive or suppressive measures when they are deemed necessary. Naturopaths also make referrals to such treatments when deemed appropriate.
7. Is Naturopathic Medicine cost effective?
This approach reduces the incidence of high-cost chronic conditions and can reduce both immediate and long term health cost.
8. Naturopathic doctors cross refer to other practitioners?
Yes, it is becoming more common that Naturopathic doctors, medical doctors, Ayurveda doctors, and other health care professionals cross refer clients for a coordinated and complete health care plan. Naturopathic doctors are trained to recognize conditions that are outside their scope of practice and to refer to other health care providers when it is appropriate.
9. Is Naturopathic medicine scientific? Is it safe?
Every year countless research studies, both scientific and clinical, are conducted by hundreds of independent companies, laboratories and universities. With the growing demand, Naturopathic doctors meet high standards of practice and base their treatments on sound scientific studies.
As for the safety of Naturopathy, since it focuses on using substance that are natural, gentle, non-toxic, and non-invasive. Side effects are rare and Naturopathic doctors are well trained about interactions between Naturopathic remedies and conventional medication.
10. What does the word Yoga means?
The literal meaning of the Sanskrit word Yoga is to ‘yoke’. Accordingly, Yoga can be defined as a means for uniting the individual spirit with universal spirit of God.
• ‘A’ CLASS MEDICAL PRACTITIONER Registration Provided By The Government,
Under Dept. of Indian Systems of Medicine & Homeopathy.
11. Is Yoga just stretching?
Yoga is not just stretching, it is more than that. Yoga is science and art of living healthy, spiritually uplifted, happy and contended life. It provides the state of harmony between stretching and relaxation brought without any efforts, which tranquilises the mind and stabilises the body.
12. How Yoga does helps students to perform better?
Yoga helps students perform better by
- Providing balanced physical, mental and emotional growth.
- Increasing concentration, memory, clarity of mind
- Providing sound health and mind.
13. Is Yoga all about just making different postures?
There are different components in Yoga, like pranayamas, various mudra, meditation, Yoga Nidra etc., which can be practiced keeping in mind the physical deformity/handic as per requirements. Techniques can be developed for teaching certain postures/ pranayamas to the handicapped person.
14. What is scope of practice / placement after B.N.Y.S.?
After the successful completion of B.N.Y.S. program, the graduate has a wide range of Career Opportunities:
- Naturopathic Physicians / Consultants
- Medical Research
- Scientist Doctor in MEDI-SPAs
- Academician in Naturopathic Medical Institutions
- Yoga Consultant / Therapist
- Stress Management Consultant Life Style Interventionist in various disciplines like Cardiology / Obesity / Fitness / Endocrinology etc. Acupuncture Physician
- Corporate / Wellness Consultant
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND NATIONAL BODIES RELATED TO NATUROPATHY AND YOGA
1. Naturopathy and Yoga is recognized as an Indian System of Medicine by Department of AYUSH under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
For info: http://indianmedicine.nic.in
2.The Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN) , New Delhi is an autonomous body under Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. It is an apex body in the field of Yoga and Naturopathy, actively engaged in promotion, propagation, research, education, training and publication work.
For info: www.ccryn.org
3. National Institute of Naturopathy, Pune It is an autonomous body under the Dept. of AYUSH., Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. With 100% financial aid from the Central Government. This organization is governed by a governing body, headed by Union Minister for Health & F.W., as its President.
For info: http://punenin.org/
4. Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi is an autonomous organization registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and fully funded by Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India
For info: www.yogamdniy.com