Nature is not a blind force. She is not
inert. She is an intelligent principle and full purity.
She is the power of God, so she is
omnipotent and omniscient. Shakta (the processor of power) and
shakti (power) are inseparable.
The chief aim of Nature cure is to prevent
disease and to maintain radiant health. Nature vehemently
attacks the administration of drugs for the relief of symptoms
without removing the cause. Nature cure is really a philosophy
and a way of looking at life, health and disease. Nature cure
teaches us how to protect our body from the attack of diseases
and how to get rid of them. It also teaches the principles on
which the body is built – the principles of scientific dieting
and right living, the principles of power, and the means by
which we can maintain a high standard of health, vigour,
vitality and efficiency to a ripe old age.
Fundamental principles of Nature cure
Nature rebuilds and repairs the body. It
also cleanses the system. All forms of disease are due to the
same cause, namely accumulation in the system of toxins or
poisonous waste matter on account of wrong living such as
improper food, overeating, lack of exercise and fresh air, lack
of rest and sleep, lack of proper care of the skin, etc. If this
accumulated poisonous matter which clogs the system is
eliminated through proper method such as fasting, enema, baths
and cleansing foods, diseases can be cured and good , radiant
health can be ensured. This is the first and most important
principle of Nature cure.
During the process of metabolism,
constructive and destructive changes, oxidation, etc. are going
on in the system. Waste products are always being formed. In a
healthy person these are at once eliminated through the kidneys,
lungs, skin and bowels. If they continue to accumulate, owing to
inefficient action of the eliminative or excretory organs, slow
poisoning takes place and diseases result.
Nature tries to get rid of all the
impurities and germs from the system which are dangerous to life
and health. She repairs all injuries. She herself heals all
diseases. God has endowed her with marvelous healing power.
Every acute disease is the result of a purifying effort by
nature. There is unity of disease and treatment. The symptoms of
disease are actually symptoms of healing. Diarrhoea is
Nature’s effort at self-cleansing.
When there is congestion and inflammation
in the throat, ear, nose and eyes, Nature at once starts the
self-cleansing process and begin to throw out sputum and mucus.
It does the healing work in a very thorough manner.
According to the teachings of Nature cure,
acute diseased conditions are forcible
body-cleansing processes which are
beneficial and necessary. They are Nature’s healing efforts.
All acute reactions signify increased activity of the vital
force, resulting in fever, inflammation, itching, pain, redness,
swelling and skin eruptions. Crises, acute reactions or acute
diseases are Nature’s endeavour to establish health. This is
another expression of the fundamental law of action and
reaction. Nature cure easily transforms the inflammatory
processes and helps them within safe limits through simple,
natural methods of treatment. It never checks or suppresses by
means of poisonous drugs.
By administering drugs injudiciously, the
self-cleansing and healing effort of Nature is suppressed and
hindered and the real trouble or cause of the disease is not
removed. Some relief may be obtained by pain- relieving drugs
and sedatives, but the thief still remains within and always
reappears after some time with redoubled force. Nature cure is
not superficial. It is perfectly thorough. Nature’s healing
begins in the minute living cells. When the body is wounded,
Nature starts the healing process at once. New cells are formed
to replace the once destroyed.
All methods of Nature cure are directed
towards the purification and regeneration of the system or
bodily mechanism. When this is done, the healing power asserts
itself and restores normal functions. The individual attains
perfect health, happiness, strength and vitality. When the
obstruction in a gutter is removed, the water flows freely.
Similarly, when the poisons and toxins in body are eliminated,
health and vitality flow freely.
Nature Cure methods
Fasting cleanses the system and removes all
the waste matter and impurities which have accumulated through
many years of wrong eating and wrong living. It is the most
potent method of Nature cure. It is a strong and effective
weapon to slay all diseases. It conserves energy. The energy
that was previously directed towards digestion is now utilized
for elimination, repairing and healing. This is the law of vital
economy. Through correct dieting, the further accumulation of
waste matter and toxins in the system is prevented. The blood is
kept pure and all the internal organs function properly.
Cold baths tone cleanse the system,
invigorate the nerves and brain and remove poisonous material
from the body. Wet-packs reduce the temperature in fevers and
remove inflammation and pain.
The sun is the source of life and energy
and has tremendous healing power. It is the best disinfectant in
the world to kill germs and parasites. It tones the skin and
nerves and fills the whole system with energy and power. It
supplies vitamin D. Physical exercise builds the body and helps
to process of healing and the healthy functioning of all the
internal organs. It helps digestion and improves the blood
qualitatively and quantitatively. If you do not exercise, all
the muscles and organs will degenerate. Do asanas and surya
namaskara and other exercise regularly. Do not overexert. There
should be exhilaration of sprit, not fatigue, after the
exercises. It tones and purifies the whole system and removes
oscillation. It fills the body with new abundant energy.
Practise bhastrika, sheetali, ujjayi and such purvak.
Rest is very necessary to conserve energy.
All the organs are rendered fit to discharge their functions
properly after rest. The muscles need rest after work. Rest is
Nature’s recuperative agent. So have sufficient rest.