Naturopathy Versus Allopathy
In the era of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a wave of mental and physical disorders. The resort is given to traditional medicine ever since the saying got prevalent that a doctor is a God if not ultimate but definitely in times of distress. With this comes into picture a crucial issue as to do the allopathy as a branch of medicine treats to the core or it just provides symptomatic relief and does the work of temporary maintenance. This serious question poses a huge responsibility on an ordinary human to find a means of reliability as when a person or any of the family members falls sick.
Today, we see not only conventional yoga gurus, who have been imparting yoga wisdom based on their knowledge from scriptures but also there are various certified yoga trainers as well who are attracting us towards the importance of naturopathy and herbal remedies. Not to forget even the celebrities seem to be strong supporters of the same and are teaching yoga online as their side business.
Well, the debate to conclude would require long untiring research about the methodologies, treatment procedures, effects, and ultimate results. What I feel is, of course, yoga and herbal treatments as a cure of various deadly diseases work on an etheric level and are evident to be painless and harmless in terms of side effects and after-effects.
Also, yoga as a remedy had been in use since ancient times when there were fewer doctors available per patient. The concept that naturopathy uses is to work on the metabolism of the body.
It focuses on self-healing techniques and vitalism. The advocates of naturopathy describe it as a mechanism of treating the whole person or boosting a person’s general well-being to treat a root cause of a disease. Allopathic medicines on the other hand attempt to alleviate the symptoms of the disease by attacking/affecting the natural defense of the body.
There is no denying the fact that when it comes to serious injury or illness the modern medical system comes to aid as the quickest method to control further devastation.
The diagnosis done by Ayurveda or Naturopathy has proved to be more accurate than scientific medicine. Another aspect that we encounter is that drug resistance can occur with the overuse of allopathic medicines which is not the case with Naturopathy that uses nature-based solutions to treat the root issue. Further, allopathic medicines operate on the level of the body but naturopathy functions on the level of body, mind, and soul. The herbal extracts, plants, and other forms used in naturopathy have been tested to be safe for the human body.
Another advantage is that Ayurveda doctors teach self-care to help empower people against illness.
Thus, keeping in view the various merits and demerits of both branches it can be safely said that Naturopathy as a cure for symptomatic and asymptomatic ailments is a clear winner.