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naturopathy

or

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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A considerable amount of overlap developed between naturopathy and Western herbalism beginning in the late 1960s (Hunter 1991).
ATMS naturopathy members need a Diploma of Naturopathy, professional indemnity insurance of a minimum of $1 million and senior first aid certificate.
Australia's neoliberal economic framework places immense doubts on the granting of statutory registration to herbal medicine and naturopathy practitioners in the foreseeable future.
Thus, some practitioners, particularly graduate naturopaths, may have difficulty in practising naturopathy.
He practices classical homeopathy and naturopathy in Asheville, NC at Asheville Natural Health & Homeopathy.
Similarly, only 12% indicated that electromagnetic field therapies were effective, and 16% of physicians believed that homeopathy and naturopathy were effective to some degree.
ATMS naturopathy members need to hold a Diploma of Naturopathy, current professional indemnity insurance of a minimum of $1 million and current senior first aid.
Trinity College of Natural Health offers professional programs of study leading to designation such as Master Herbalist (MH), Doctor of Naturopathy (ND), and Certificate of Nutritional Counciling (CNC).
Qualifying students are those studying chiropractic, dietetics, naturopathy, massage therapy or acupuncture at any accredited institution in the country.
There are three autonomous organizations under Ministry of AYUSH namely, CentralCouncil for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN), Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNY) & National Institute of Naturopathy(NIN), Pune.
In naturopathy, the therapeutic hierarchy (14) offers guidance to treatment, and is itself an example of the sort of protocol encouraged by EBM.
All this was the basis of monastic medical practice, which became the forerunner of naturopathy in the US.