Naturopathy is a system of natural cure originated in west and in India almost during the same early part of 1900s. Naturopathy gained large scale acceptance in India in the first half of 20th century. Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation once said Naturopathy is the most accessible kind of treatment form available to Indians.
The words and action of different prominent personalities like Mahatma Gandhi played an important role in making naturopathy acceptable by the people of India.
Naturopathy therapy makes use of natural remedies like sunlight, air and water. Specialized diet and massage therapies are also used.
Some elements of naturopathy can be found in yoga and Ayurveda, but majority of them are not.
Mind, body and soul concept is present in naturopathy principles. Body is self healing is another concept that is similar to that of Ayurveda’s. However, Ayurveda doesn’t rely too much on sunlight, water, sand or such items for curing.
There are a number of institutes that offer courses on naturopathy.