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naturopathy

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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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Many naturopaths would class themselves as 'pro-choice' in relation to their views on vaccination.
To prepare for work as a naturopath, it will help if you take a qualification that is recognised by one of the professional organisations for naturopathy and work towards membership of a professional body, and register with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.
Besides, she said, naturopaths are less likely to refer patients to specialists, meaning lower costs.
Experienced naturopaths and integrative medical and allied health professionals will find many sections useful but this is a hefty book for the shelves rather than a concise clinical desktop reference.
The naturopath told the family their daughter should also attend her dermatology appointments and between all of them, hopefully, the girl's eczema would improve.
30) The Council's "review of the naturopath education and training programs in drug therapies found educational content is similar to the content taught in nursing, pharmacy and medical schools.
You could say that she made her own choices when she consulted a naturopath and that the consequences are her own responsibility.
To acquire a healthy balance in the body, we should consume more fresh produce, say naturopaths.
Chris Meletis is a professional naturopath and the series editor for Praeger Publisher series 'Complementary and Alternative Medicine'.
This is done through a naturopath who does a thorough check-up to assess the condition of an individual.
Also, naturopathy and Ayurvedic inputs are provided by the retreatCOs naturopath doctor.
MEETING the Swiss naturopath, Dr Alfred Vogel, changed pharmacist Jan de Vries' life forever - and in turn has improved the health of more than 100,000 people.