Naturopathy is emerging as the most preferred ancient-oriental medical sciences that places great importance to equilibrium within the human body. It posits a principle that the human body, as much as any other natural entity, owes its existence to the composite force of the five elements of nature, namely earth, water, air, fire and ether.

Earth stands for the anatomical structure of the body, water for its many fluids, air for the process of respiration, fire for vitalism of the holistic system and ether for the spiritual reflection of the body (soul).