Current Approaches of Research in Naturopathy: how far is its evidence base?
|Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN) 61-65, Institutional Area, Janakpuri, New Delhi-110058, India|
|Corresponding Author :||Rajiv Rastogi
Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN) 61-65
Institutional Area, Janakpuri, New Delhi-110058, India
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received December 05, 2011; Accepted February 12, 2012; Published February 15, 2012|
|Citation: Rastogi R (2012) Current Approaches of Research in Naturopathy: How Far is its Evidence Base? J Homeopat Ayurv Med 1:107. doi: 10.4172/2167-1206.1000107|
|Copyright: © 2012 Rastogi R. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
Naturopathy is a system of health care comprises a traditional system of healing based on philosophical principles vogue to ancient India. It has its own concepts of health and disease and also principles of treatment. Ancient scriptures like Vedas give a comprehensive detail about these practices. This system laid more importance on the preventive health rather than curative one. This is one of the reasons that Naturopathy system is gaining popularity day by day.
Naturopathy is a science of health and healthy living. It teaches us how to live healthy? What to eat? And how our daily routine should be? And help a person in attaining freedom from disease and with the help of their regular use, positive and vigorous health can be acquired. The main objectives of Naturopathy are to change the unhealthy living habits of people and to teach them the healthy and positive lifestyle in accordance to the laws of Nature with the effective help of different Naturopathy modalities.
Naturopathy system is found very effective in the management of various disorders where there is no cure. However, in depth clinical studies are required to be conducted to establish its efficacy in prevention and management of diseases especially in Naturopathy. Some efforts have been made but not adequate.
The present paper states the current approaches of research in Naturopathy highlighting its basic principles. It also throws light on the reasons behind and explores new areas of research indicating the need of evidence base.