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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.
With the idea of promoting Vedic Healing, AG8 has started kriti Nature Cure Centre (ANCC) in which the healing centre is based on Vedic Science alternatively, Yoga, Naturopathy, and Ayurveda.
Although her "nature cure" is likely a phrase intended as a satiric echo of the spate of "cures" being hawked by various physicians of the time, Wright also presents her ideas as offering tangible and practical "cures" for real ailments of body and mind in her culture--all of which result from a skewed perception of the physical environment.
One of the great contributions of clerical medicine was to preserve "certain cures" and "tried remedies" while applying as a basis of treatment use by electricity, water, and physic, which also led to today's development of nature cure and naturopathy.
The 46- year- old AAP leader was discharged from Jindal Nature Cure Institute on the outskirts of Bengaluru where he was admitted on March 5 and returned to Delhi around 8 pm on Monday.
Although naturopathy grew from and inherited the traditions of various therapeutic schools (such as the Eclectics and Thompsonian herbal medicine traditions), it was the Nature Cure movement and hydrotherapy practice which most influenced early naturopathy (Whorton 2004).
Doug's programme follows in the footsteps of the natural hygienist movement which spawned many of the European nature cure centres.
Fasting has been part of nature cure for centuries.
Doing some nature cure therapy can restore equilibrium to the body and also pave the way to ahealthier way of life

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