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n. pl. na·tur·op·a·thies
A system of therapy that avoids drugs and surgery and relies on natural remedies, such as diet, exercise, and massage, to treat and prevent illness.

na′tur·o·path′ (nā′chər-ə-păth′, nə-cho͝or′-) n.
na′tur·o·path′ic (nā′chər-ə-păth′ĭk, nə-cho͝or′-) adj.


(Complementary Medicine) a method of treating disorders, involving the use of herbs and other naturally grown foods, sunlight, fresh air, etc. Also called: nature cure
naturopath n
naturopathic adj


(ˌneɪ tʃəˈrɒp ə θi, ˌnætʃ ə-)

a method of treating disease that employs no surgery or synthetic drugs but uses fasting, special diets, massage, etc., to assist the natural healing processes.
na′tur•o•path` (-əˌpæθ) n.
na`tur•o•path′ic, adj.

naturopathism, naturopathy

a method of treating disease using food, exercise, heat, etc. to assist the natural healing process. — naturopath, n.naturopathic, adj.
See also: Remedies


A system which aims to treat the underlying cause of illness by encouraging the body to cure itself.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.naturopathy - a method of treating disease using food and exercise and heat to assist the natural healing process
treatment, intervention - care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)


[ˌneɪtʃəˈrɒpəθɪ] Nnaturopatía f


n. naturopatía, tratamiento terapéutico por medio de recursos naturales.


n medicina naturista, naturopatía
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