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na·tur·op·a·thy

 (nā′chə-rŏp′ə-thē)
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.

naturopathy

(ˌneɪtʃəˈrɒpəθɪ)
n
(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

na•tur•op•a•thy

(ˌneɪ tʃəˈrɒp ə θi, ˌnætʃ ə-)

n.
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.
[1900–05]
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

naturopathy

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)
Translations

naturopathy

[ˌneɪtʃəˈrɒpəθɪ] Nnaturopatía f

nat·ur·op·a·thy

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

naturopathy

n medicina naturista, naturopatía
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A complementary medicine method which has by now gained broad acceptance, it was developed at the beginning of the 1990s by a naturopathically active colleague of mine, the general practitioner Reimar Banis.
Actually, one of the problems when mycotic infections are dealt with medically or naturopathically, is that the sufferer will sometimes feel better before the problem is gone, will skip some interventions (not take supplements, violate dietary restrictions, etc.
Another example is chronic sinusitis, which may be diagnosed naturopathically as sinus congestion related to impaired immune function and poor mucous membrane integrity.