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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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He said that in new Hindustan people who have dedicated their lives for treating people through Yoga, Unani, Naturopathy, will also be felicitated the same way.
The institute promotes healing through naturopathy and yoga.
The first half of 2019 included many exciting events for Australian naturopaths and herbalists: a successful NHAA International Conference, the General Assembly of the World Naturopathic Federation (WNF), a government-funded initiative to re-review the evidence for some natural therapies (including naturopathy) with the view to reinstatement of private health insurance (PHI) rebates and a federal election.
She studied naturopathy to help people build stronger immune systems and hence live healthier, longer prosperous lives.
Initially I worked as a massage therapist and as the additional qualifications were completed I included these new skills to employ remedial therapies, nutrition, herbalism and then naturopathy. That makes 32 years of continual practice in May this year.
This particular conference will be a one-off event, not only because it represents 100 years of the NHAA, but also because it will host the General Assembly of the World Naturopathic Federation, and enable us to present Australian naturopathy and herbalism, and mingle with international peers, exchange and share knowledge.
The Aam Aadmi Party leader will leave for Bengaluru today to undergo a 10-day naturopathy treatment for diabetes, party sources said.
Moreover of all these, Indian Ancient Medicinal Systems like Yoga, Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Acupressure, Water Treatment, Natural Treatment, Sun Treatment, Touching Treatment and Panchkarma Treatment will be given by conducting Free Health Check-Up Camps.
This history of naturopathy details a system that, like other popular modalities of the nineteenth century, advocated a philosophy linking body, mind, and soul to an eclectic blend of intuitive and vitalistic therapies.
Naturopathy in South India: Clinics Between Professionalization and Empowerment
All this was the basis of monastic medical practice, which became the forerunner of naturopathy in the US.