BANGALORE: Diabetes, hypertension, obesity, stress are definitely difficult to fight. But going the naturopathy way may help, according to studies at the Institute of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences.
Nature cure or drugless therapy that naturopathy propounds uses an integrated approach to tackle ailments - back-to-nature diet, consisting mostly of vegetables, fruits and other high-fibre food, juices and fasting, mud and water and massage therapies.
On Friday, the International Conference on Naturopathy and Yoga showcased the success stories of natural ways on the occasion of the silver jubilee of INYS at the Jindal campus.
Govt offers support Home minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday promised state support to the INYS for spreading naturopathy.
Governor T.N. Chaturvedi, filmstar and member of parliament, Raj Babbar, and three senior Karnataka ministers participated in the inauguration.
An international conference on yoga and naturopathy and an exhibition is being held as part of the two-day celebrations.
INYS founder S.K. Jindal earlier lamented the lack of attention being paid to naturopathy by leaders of the state. "One nature-cure hospital in every district will go a long way in alleviating the healthcare burden of the country," he said.
Even the power of allopathy can be increased if a few principles of naturopathy are incorporated, he suggested. Dr Jindal, who put his trust in the power of naturopathy after a personal