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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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1 Of the proposed reforms, the sixth reform directly impacts on herbalists, naturopaths, homoeopaths and nutritionists.
Communication takes an extra air of importance for regulated professions, and naturopaths and Western herbalists would be no exception (Wardle 2011).
It is likely that the same potential risks that encouraged the Lin report's recommendations for statutory regulation of naturopaths and Western herbalists still exist, and in fact the increased numbers and higher profile of these professions may have made them more profound.
I had one representative tell me that if I were taking herbs recommended by a naturopath and then went to an MD, I would be afraid to tell the MD what herbs I was taking -- and it could be dangerous for me," said Kane.
In 2004 it was estimated that there were over 90 professional associations representing naturopaths and Western herbalists in Australia (Bensoussan et al.
Nutrition Prescriptives will act as a centralized distributor of the NTx test to the chiropractic and naturopath community.
Social media chatter by naturopaths and herbalists would suggest that the recently proposed TGA advertising changes were targeted at removing CAM practitioners, but the primary reason for modification was to include three professions (occupational therapists, Aboriginal and Torres Strait health workers and medical radiation practitioners) who are now registered but were not included in the previous legislation (Therapeutic Goods Administration 2013).
Under the rider, members will pay only a co-pay to visit chiropractors, acupuncturists and in Connecticut only, naturopaths.
This issue also features an empirical health services research (HSR) article by Diezel and colleagues that examines the interface between midwives and complementary health care professionals, including Western medical herbalists and naturopaths, during pregnancy.
A culture of dissent: Australian naturopaths perspectives on practitioner, regulation.
In the third and final round the working party will consider the need to regulate the unregulated health professions, which includes herbalists and naturopaths.
ASH Networks currently has about 1,900 chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths and licensed massage therapists in Oregon and Washington.