Naturopathy Registration Board (NRB) is constituted by Ministry of Ayush, Govt. of India under the aegis of National Institute of Naturopathy, Pune. The objective of NRB is to provide central registration to Naturopathy practitioners, accreditation of Naturopathy institutions and Naturopathy Hospitals.
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 the 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.
Fire represents the digestive juices of the body
Water represents all the fluids present in the body, such as blood and lymph
Ether represents the hollow organs such as esophagus etc.
Air represents the inflow and outflow of all the gaseous exchange happening in our body such as oxygen and carbon dioxide
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.