An ancient medicinal practice, Tibetan medicine is a vital part of Tibetan culture. Practiced throughout Tibet, China, Bhutan, Nepal, Ladakh, and Sikkim, it is now gaining popularity in India, Russia, Europe and North America as well. The Tibetan name for this holistic healing system is Sowa Rigpa, which means the ‘science of healing’. A unique practice, Tibetan medicine combines the holistic principles of Ayurveda and the natural bounty of the Himalayas with the philosophical and spiritual beliefs of the Buddhist faith. The medicinal practice helps one to maintain a sense of balance between the mind and body as well as the balance of the entire organism with the universe. According to this ancient science, illnesses readily occur when a disruption in this balance arises. Based on the teachings of the Gyu-zhi or The Four Tantras, this science has been handed down from generation to generation.

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Chinese Alternative Medicine or most commonly known as traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the use of different mind and body practices as well as herbal medicines to prevent and treat various health problems. It is over 2,000 years old and originated in Eastern Asian regions like China, Vietnam, Japan, Korea and Tibet. These are ancient practices that are usually designed to restore balance and harmony in the human body. TCM stimulates the body’s natural curative powers. Today, many people use it as a complementary health approach.

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Traditionally practiced in China for relaxation and health promotion, Acupressure therapy has gained popularity across the world. The Acupressure therapy uses electromagnetic forces that surround us. It is based on principles of Acupuncture. Electromagnetic forces travel through different parts of our bodies. In acupressure therapy, needles are pricked or pressure is applied through hands at different acupressure points, that lie along meridians of the body. The electromagnetic energy of environment flows between these points of pressure taking these points as antennae/ receptors.

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Colors are known to influence behavior and brain of people. Color therapy has been used in Egypt, India and China for centuries. Colors can heal disorders generated out of stress . Every color has a different effect on human mind. For instance, rainbow generates healing effect in human mind and helps in relieving stress. Seven colors of rainbow are related with seven chakras of the body, these chakras are energy centers of the body. Seven colors of rainbow thus resonate with chakras of the body. Energy of all chakras of the body must be balanced for smooth functioning of the body. Colors help in creating this balance of chakras thereby providing good health and healing effect.

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Water therapy is a very powerful method to cure a variety of ailments. It involves treatment with water containing sea salts at different combinations of hot and cold water for treating different ailments. Water therapy can be classified in two categories: Hydrotherapy and Water exercise therapy. While water therapy requires special knowledge of the procedure and must be performed under guidance of a trained therapist, Hydrotherapy could also be performed at home for backache. The most popular of water therapies are Enema, Hip bath, Spinal bath, Colon irrigation, Foot bath. Arm bath, Jacuzzi, Steam bath, Whirlpool, Circular bath, underwater massage, Immersion bath, Wet pack etc. Different combinations of hot and cold water are used for various effects for treating different ailments.

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Constipation is a very common digestive disorder worldwide with approximately 2.5 million people visiting doctors annually due to this problem. Constipation, which is characterized by difficulty in passing bowels due to hardened feces, is as a result of slowed movement of stool in the digestive tract. An individual can be said to be constipated if they produce less than three bowel movements in a week. Even though it is not a serious illness, constipation can be very uncomfortable. It is, therefore, crucial that one understands some of home remedies that can be used to deal with this problem. Luckily, there are a lot of natural and readily available products that have proven to be effective in dealing with constipation. Firstly, though, you will need to understand the causes of this problem to help you in preventing it in the first place.

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Fasting is abstinence from food or drink consumption, or both, for a specific period of time. The word Fast comes from Feastan in English, which means to observe. In Sanskrit fast is called Vrath. In naturopathy, it is believed that fasting is important for preservation of health. Fasting could be practiced for a long period or could be practiced with intermittent breaks. It is essential to consult a naturopath incase one wishes to proceed with a prolonged fast. Fasting duration in Naturopathy- Duration of fasting depends on age, nature of illness and prior drug usage. Under professional guidance, fasting could be started with smaller fasts lasting two to three days and gradually duration could be increased.

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What is Acupuncture? How does acupuncture work? Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese therapy which promotes body’s self-healing process by stimulating acupuncture points. Traditional Chinese medicine is based on the philosophy that body remains healthful when two opposing forces, Yin (Universe) and Yang (Body), are in balance. There is a constant flow of energy along specific path (meridians) through 350 Acupuncture points of the body, this keeps Yin and Yang balanced. When the flow of energy is disrupted, body experiences pain/illness. Acupuncture releases blocked energy and helps in bringing Yin and Yang back to a balance, thus enhances self-healing process of the body. Native to China, Acupuncture therapy has recently gained popularity in Europe, the US and Canada for innumerous health benefits that it provides.

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