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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.
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(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
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(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.
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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
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A system which aims to treat the underlying cause of illness by encouraging the body to cure itself.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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)
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[ˌneɪtʃəˈrɒpəθɪ] Nnaturopatía f
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n. naturopatía, tratamiento terapéutico por medio de recursos naturales.
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n medicina naturista, naturopatía
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References in periodicals archive ?
(66) Timothy Caulfield & Christen Rachul, "Supported by Science?: What Canadian Naturopaths Advertise to the Public" (2011) 7 Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 14.
To acquire a healthy balance in the body, we should consume more fresh produce, say naturopaths.
A national survey of acupuncturists, naturopaths, internists and rheumatologists about their awareness of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) trials, their ability to interpret research results, and their use of evidence in decision making, indicates that CAM research has the potential to make a difference in both conventional and alternative medicine clinical practice.
In addition to taking this supplement, I'd like to echo the suggestions made by naturopaths Michael Murray, ND and Joseph Pizzorno, ND.
Often the body needs assistance to function properly and naturopaths are skilled in tailoring natural health programmes to the individual's requirements.
Resource data were collected through internet phone directories searches and an on-line survey of Montana naturopaths. Seventy-three CAM providers were identified in the target communities.
If you are a regular reader of New Life Journal, then you already know that there's a wide selection of health care practitioners to choose from: acupuncturists, massage therapists, chiropractors, naturopaths, homeopaths, herbalists, allopathic (western medical) doctors, psychologists, Reiki practitioners, iridologists, reflexologists, Ayurvedic practitioners, hypnotists, colon therapists, aromatherapists, taiji, qigong, Pilates and yoga teachers, to name a few.
Naturopaths flock to the state to take advantage of Arizona's licensing laws, which allow them to prescribe drugs and have a broader scope of practice.
Naturopaths believe that nature heals and that there is a life force that, given the right conditions, will self-heal or self-correct.
* There are about 3,000 naturopaths, with licensure available only in a dozen states, primarily in the northwestern U.S.
From 2000 to 2001, Eisenberg represented the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on a state commission charged with examining whether naturopaths, a group of alternative healers, should be licensed by the state as legitimate health practitioners.

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