Patients have to start fasting from the following day onwards. They are given food as follows:
It is the external and internal application of water in a therapeutic ways to get relief from a variety of ailments. This is done by giving only pure water for drinking, bathing, cleaning nose and eyes etc. By giving spinal bath lying in specially prepared tubs for half an hour in the morning and evening. The patients get good relief from disease pertaining to the backbone. When hip-bath is given, applying cold water around the waist and public area, the functioning of the internal organs like kidney, sexual organs, uterus, small and large intestines get activated. Pouring pure water to the painful area or by packing the area with pure water and by applying cold and hot water alternately. Rain water is a very effective medicine. It can be given for drinking and bathing. We do that also as per need and accessibility. As plants begin to shoot up in rainwater, human body also does. Dew is also pure water. By letting the patient breath the air containing the dew drops of the morning, letting to bathe in it, it gets into his body and causes purgation of the inner parts as well.
Sunlight is what sustains the living beings on the earth. Plants grown in places with good sunlight will be healthy. People of the equatorial region will be healthier. This principle is applicable to the patients as well. If persons with poor health are laid or made to sit in bearably hot light in the morning and evening, we can see their health improving. Sun light gives solace from pains. There is no other better remedy for skin diseases. Sunlight can also provide nutrients to the body. So we use a natural phenomenon for health care.
Mud is a good curative. In all nature cure hospitals there is a treatment of covering mud in certain prescribed ways on the body for half an hour in the morning and evening. If necessary the whole body can be packed with mud. The patient may be insisted to walk in the earth and to eat food cooked in earthen vessels. Mud may be applied internally also in certain prescribed ways. These are all essential for restoration of health.
Exercises are given for half an hour in the morning or evening. This is the physical and mental refreshment. And further, this will help in the expulsion of waste through sweat. This is the schedule intended for inhaling more fresh air and thus cleaning the lungs. This is applied in varying modes considering the physical and mental strength of the patients.
It means the integration of body and mind. We get benefit by practising various postures and meditation through yoga.It helps to promote a healthy way from various life style disorders.It should be done in early morning with emty stomach and the place where we practise yoga should be venilated.
This is for the tranquillity of the mind. Patient becomes calm, happy and relaxed through meditation. Disturbed minds cause diseases. Meditation is the way of surrendering our self to the Creator of the universe with the mind fully concentrated in a tranquil atmosphere. Through this the patient can bring his mind under control.
To those feeling joint pains and stiffness of muscle, massage is given once a day. It is given usually for one week. This will helps to increase blood circulation and by that nutrition and elimination of waste from cells. It gives one good relaxation and also helps to reduce excess weight.
Fruits and vegetables are the most nutritious among all food stuffs. In the nature cure system fruits are given as the prime food. Dates have the foremost place. Leaves and vegetables come next. The positions of cereals, fish and meat are behind that. Patients are given food as per these priorities. Even if it is nutritious, food cannot be taken stomach full. Full stomach leads to deterioration of health and spread of diseases. Small quantity of food is the miniature form of fasting. A little hunger is a healer. If we strictly observe this routine we can stay happily throughout our life.
In the current age man is eating harmful foods ruining health and alluring diseases. He does not know which food are good and which are bad, when to take, how to take and how much to take. alcohol, tobacco, chemical tooth paste, yeasted, fermented, processed and preserved foods, boiled rice, Maida, red chilli, bitter guard, egg, packet milk, synthetic oil and ghee, tin food, bakery, cool drinks, tea, coffee, white sugar, cooked food after three hours, fried and roasted are harmful to health.
Herbs are the gift of nature. Herbal juices are given by adding one or two spoon full of honey. Honey increases immunity and keeps one free from diseases.