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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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This hypothesis may further explain the empirical evidence of nature cure, via earthing, and nature immersion therapy, etc.
After a serious illness in her 40s Kathleen became a devotee of natural healing and started a local branch of the Nature Cure Society of Great Britain.
He has also sparked an interest in nature cure. Like Kejriwal, who often turns to natural therapy to heal ailments such as high blood sugar, his lieutenants are attending naturopathy courses, traditional Indian systems of cure entailing meditation, yoga and well-balanced vegetarian diets.
Early Australian naturopathic journals such as Nature Cure and Medical Freedom and Nature's Path to Health regularly had reports from the naturopathic profession overseas.
As Gandhiji was undergoing the nature cure treatment in the morning, the grandmother of Tushar Gandhi told the young man that he would not be able to meet Gandhiji; but he could hand over the gift to her and the gift would reach Gandhiji.
Interestingly, patients at the Jindal Nature Cure Institute are strictly advised to stay away from the phone and other distractions.
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Nirvana Naturopathy & Retreat Center is built as a dynamic multi-faceted Nature Cure Centre which believes "Cure in Illness, Care in Wellness." Nirvana Naturopathy & Retreat campus comprises of central meditation and meetings hall, massive treatment block with separate floors for ladies and gents, two residential blocks, 3 lake facing exclusive villas, a central dining hall, a zodiac garden, an amphitheater with beautiful manicured gardens and multilevel landscape enhancing the natural gradients of the land.
His book Nature Cure is about learning to live in this new, treeless landscape and enjoy its light, wetness and expansiveness, creating meaning out of an environment that initially seems to provide little purchase.
Though the basic Nature Cure deals only with Pancha Mahabhootas, the recent developments advocates the practice of drugless therapies like Massage, Electrotherapy, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture and Acupressure, Magneto-therapy etc.
The facility is staffed by 12 trained alternate therapists and practitioners who heal through a non-invasive, drugless therapy that combines Indian nature cure with yoga, diet therapy, physiotherapy and acupuncture.

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