Are you the one who likes basking in the sun- munching groundnuts or chatting on phone or listening to your favourite music while lying there in the sunshine along a beach (like crocodiles) But did you know that Basking in the sun or sun bath is actually used in naturopathy as a cure of ailments of many diseases. Let us check out some facts about the sun Bathing technique
Finding a place for sunbath
A place where there is no strong wind
A place with plenty of sunshine
Calm Quite place, away from hustle and bustle where you can have about holy an hour of undisturbed time.
Garden/ backyard/ roof top beach/ lake side
In Indian Subcontinent the best time of taking Sunbath is between 12 Noon 2 pm in winters
3 pm – 5 pm & 8 am – 10 Am in Summer
Early morning or evening when Sun rays are gentle.
One should not prolong Sunbath if sun is very Strong.
Sun bath may be stopped as soon as sweating starts
Kuhne Sun Bath may be taken from ½ to 1½ hrs.
Only under garments are worn during a Sunbath. Rickley Sun bath is done without any clothes.
Ordinary Sun Bath
Rickley Sun Bath
Kuhne Sun Bath
Sun Bath With Wet Cloth
ORDINARY SUN BATH
Spread a blanket or mat on ground on an appropriate place. Protect head from sunlight by a Wet cloth/ towel or an umbrella. Lie down in the sun only wearing your under garments and feel the magic.
RICKLEY SUN BATH
Rickley Sun Bath is taken just after sunrise.
This is very helpful in curing patients with eczema, growth stagnation in children,blood deficiency diseases etc.
In this type of Sun bath the portion of body exposed to sun is gradually increased every day till the entire body gets exposed on the first day only the feet are kept under the Sun for 5 minutes. The next day legs up to thighs are under the sun. In third way gradually whole body is exposed to Sunlight without any clothes.
After Sun Bath the patient may sit in shadow for about 5-15 minutes. The body may then be wiped with a wet towel
In kuhne Sun- Bath the patient lies down in Sun wearing only an underwear. Banana leaves cover the head face and navel or any other green leaves. This help to open the prose of the skin and sweating begins to take place. Kuhne Sun- bath can be taken from half to one and a half hours. However if the sun is very strong the duration of Sunbath should be reduced.
Sunbath with Wet Cloth
First all clothes are removed and the patient is covered up to neck by a dry sheet or blanket and kept under sunlight. When the body is heated up the dry sheet or blanket is removed and body is covered by wet cloth which has been of the patient may also be covered by banana leaves. The head should be covered by wet cloth. This bath may be taken for 20 to 40 minutes.
Precaution white taking Sun Bath
Head must be protected while taking Sun Bath – either by keeping it in shade or by covering it with a wet cloth.
Do not take Sun Bath in very strong Sunlight
Do not take food immediately after Sun Bath
If headache or any other trouble occurs duration of sunbath should be reduced the next day.
Before taking Sun Bath
You may wash your head face and neck before Sunbath
No meals to be taken during 2 hrs before Sunbath
Method of taking Sun Bath
All parts of body should be exposed to sunlight. The period of sunbath should be divided in 4 timer that is lift side one fourth time, right side of body one fourth time tack one fourth time & lie on your belly for one fourth time.
The duration of Sun Bath varies according to physiological condition of the person.
Time for which Sunbath is taken daily should be increased gradually.
A weak person may begin with a 7-10 minute Sunbath in winter or 3-5 minute Sunbath in summer season.
Sunbath should not be taken for more than One hour.
After Sun bath
Do not take food immediately
Take bath with cold water after holy on hour or wipe all body parts with wet towel
Who should not take a sunbath?
Patients suffering from heart ailments
Patients with fever
Patents allergic to light i.e. photo allergic
How Sunbath cures diseases According to the principles of Sunbath diseases in the human body may occur the to deficiency of any of the seven colors in Sunbath light or excess of any of the colors. With Sunbath any deficiency of any color in the body is removed.
Sunbath leads to sweating- through sweat the foreign matter in the body is brought out ( which according to Naturopathy is the cause of all diseases)
The sunrays treat the foreign (disease causing) matter in the body, which is then expelled through sweat urine or stool.
It helps to open the prose of the skin
It helps the body to metabolize Vitamin D