1. What types of diseases are best treated by nature cure?
Naturopathy promotes wellness and a healthy lifestyle. The following lifestyle diseases are better treated with nature cure: Asthma, Sinusitis Diabetes, Hypertension, Ischemic Heart Diseases, Orthopedic diseases like Osteoarthritis, Spondylosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Backache, Obesity, Eczema, Psoriasis and other skin conditions, Indigestion, Constipation, various kinds of allergies and other chronic diseases and psychological stress related diseases.
2. Do you accept patients with acute diseases?
Acute infectious diseases like meningitis, typhoid fever, acute severe malaria, leprosy, tuberculosis are not accepted at the Centre. Once the condition is under control and the patient is no more infective, he/she can undertake naturopathic treatment for detoxification. Patients with a history of heart attacks or strokes can also undertake naturopathic treatment once they are stable.
3. Why are health-seekers not allowed to eat any outside food while on treatment?
Dietary restriction is one of the important aspects of treatment in naturopathy. It helps eliminate the toxins. The health-seeker may not benefit from the treatment program if he/she does not follow the prescribed diet and restrictions. Moreover it may be harmful to take solid food while the health-seeker is fasting.
4. Why is a minimum of 10 day’s stay required?
Nature cure treatment is a slow process. The healing is based on the elimination of toxins. Nature takes its own time to eliminate toxins. Depending on the condition, it may take even longer for the treatments to be effective, but normally, it is observed that a minimum of 10 days is required to see the effect of detoxification.
5. How are health-seekers monitored at the Center?
Health-seekers are advised to bring their case details, investigation reports and all other details about their present condition and health history when they come to stay at the Center. Both traditional and modern methods are used to monitor all health-seekers. We use blood and urine investigations, X-rays, Ultrasonography, etc., to monitor them. Where required, blood sugar levels, blood pressure and weight are examined regularly. Treatment and diet plans are reviewed on a daily basis depending on their progress.
6. How are emergencies dealt with?
We have a qualified and experienced team of allopathic as well as naturopathic doctors working at the Center. At least one doctor is always available on-call round the clock; therefore, emergencies are dealt with promptly. Traditional naturopathic remedies as well as allopathic medication are administered as required. Well equipped multi-specialty allopathic hospitals which deal with accidents and emergencies are also easily approachable, if required.
7. What kind of preparations is required before going for naturopathic treatments?
Naturopathy is about regaining health and maintaining a healthy lifestyle by purifying body and mind through changes in diet, practice of yoga, use of various natural therapies and other detoxifying practices.
A simple bland diet, fruit diet, juice diet and fasting are the basic pillars of this treatment. Stimulants such as tea and coffee interfere with the treatment and therefore are not served at the Center. The treatment requires the mind and body to be rested and therefore patients are restricted to go out of the premises of the Center, unless in case of emergency. It is highly beneficial to minimize the use of mobile phones, laptop, and television and to observe silence for a few days during the treatments.
It is advisable that the health-seekers abstain from stimulants like tea / coffee and take simple bland diet for a few days before joining for the treatments at Nisargopachar Kendra.
8. What Should I bring with me when coming to stay at the Center?
A copy of your photo ID is required at the time of admission. Health-seekers are required to bring personal items such as a tooth brush and paste, bath soap, napkin, towel, a battery torch, warm clothes in winter, a shawl or a chadar and track suite or appropriate loose clothes for yoga sessions, slippers and boxers/shorts for treatments, all current and old medical and laboratory reports, adequate stock of current medicines, if any, a knife, spoons, a bowl, a small dish and a lock for their personal requirements in their own room. One set of bed-sheets, a blanket and a mosquito-net will be provided by the Center. The health-seeker should bring any extra requirements. It is advised that health-seekers do not bring expensive items with them such as jewelry, camera, laptops, mobile phones etc.
9. When should I arrive for admission?
Admissions are strictly by prior booking. It is preferred that health-seekers arrive at the Center at around 8:30 am on a weekday, that is from Monday to Saturday, although any time between 8.30 am and 5.00 pm is acceptable.
10. How can I reach to the Center?
The Center is situated at about 5.5 km from Vadodara railway station and the central S.T. bus stand, and about 11 km from Vadodara airport. The nearest international airport at Ahmedabad is about 150 km from the Center. Please visit the “contact us” section for more details and the maps.
11. Do I need prior confirmation to get admitted?
Yes, prior booking is essential. It is essential to send the “application form for indoor admission” along with the booking deposit and get the confirmation before arriving at the Center. Provisional booking can be done on the phone but it is confirmed only after processing the application form and receiving the booking deposit. Please refer to the section on “Booking Procedure” for more details.