7. NATUROPATHY WORKSHOP
War Widows Association, New Delhi conducted a workshop on “Naturopathy” under its ‘Dialogue Centre Programme’ at Shaheed Bhawan. on 5 February 2017. Dr Rajiv Rastogi, Deputy Director of Central Council of Research, Yoga and Naturopathy, under Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India, Institutional Area, Janakpuri was the Resource person.
Before starting his talk on Naturopathy, Dr. Rajiv Rastogi asked some questions on Naturopathy from the audience. Most of them gave different answers according to their understanding of Naturopathy.
He informed that in India “Naturopathy and Yoga” comes under Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Sidha and Homeopathy ( Ministry of AYUSH).
He also enlightened that everything in the universe is made up of five basic elements, in different proportions. These five elements are earth ( Prithvi),Water ( Jal), Air (Vayu), Fire ( Agni) and Ether(Aakash). Nature cure treatment, the science of natural therapy is based on a use of the same five elements, in the treatment of diseases in the human body.