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naturopathic medicine,

branch of alternative medicinealternative medicine,
the treatment and prevention of disease by techniques that are regarded by modern Western medicine as scientifically unproven or unorthodox. The term alternative medicine
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 concerned with holistic and noninvasive methods of treating illness and maintaining health. Centered on the use of natural substances such as vitamins and herbs, naturopathy can also include homeopathyhomeopathy
, system of medicine whose fundamental principle is the law of similars—that like is cured by like. It was first given practical application by Samuel Hahnemann of Leipzig, Germany, in the early 19th cent.
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, manipulation of the body, and other approaches. Naturopathy also emphasizes the importance of a healthful diet and lifestyle in the prevention of disease. Licensed naturopaths, who are trained at accredited schools, are not physicians; they do not prescribe pharmaceutical drugs or perform surgeries. Embodying some principles dating to the Greek physician HippocratesHippocrates
, c.460–c.370 B.C., Greek physician, recognized as the father of medicine. He is believed to have been born on the island of Cos, to have studied under his father, a physician, to have traveled for some time, perhaps studying in Athens, and to have then
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, modern naturopathy arose in Europe in the 1880s. It became extremely popular in the United States in the 1890s and the early 20th cent., and has experienced a resurgence in the early 21st cent.
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In Nature Cure, Mabey does acknowledge his debt to a pioneering ecocritical text: Joseph Meeker's The Comedy of Survival (1974), which explores the metaphorical resonances between the natural world and a literary genre that exists in all human cultures: comedy.
A number of Doctors of modern medicine and others became Nature Cure enthusiasts and gradually added a number of modalities within the fold of Naturopathy and scientifically developed them.
The kriti Nature Cure Centre (ANCC) will give you the opportunity to slow down your busy life and take care of yourself.
But the chairman of Jindal Nature Cure Institute, K.
Naturopathic medicine and nature cure focus on the end of the treatment spectrum that engages these universal reactions, that trigger the vis.
Early Australian naturopathic journals such as Nature Cure and Medical Freedom (1924-1927), Nature's Path to Health (1930-1950) and Australian Naturopath (1936-1961) extensively covered hydrotherapy treatments.
Many physiological factors were assessed in the survey of the Nature Cure class.
Doing some nature cure therapy can restore equilibrium to the body and also pave the way to ahealthier way of life
The spring de-tox has long been an important period in the Nature Cure diary, a time to lighten up on diet and beat off the winter stodge.
The Corbett Street properties will house an integrated clinic of naturopathic and classical Chinese medicine, a nature cure healing spa, seminar space for community use, and an herbal garden.
The old nature cure doctors thought it best to lay off the liver in the early hours on the grounds that morning is its prime time for detoxifying and recommended eating nothing but fruit before noon.
Tenders are invited for new bath room and ramp-toilet attached to treatment room - stair case above toilet govt nature cure hospital-varkala

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