[ ney-chuh-rop-uh-thee, nach-uh- ]
/ ˌneɪ tʃəˈrɒp ə θi, ˌnætʃ ə- /
a system or method of treating disease that employs no surgery or synthetic drugs but uses special diets, herbs, vitamins, massage, etc., to assist the natural healing processes.
- nature's call,
- nature-nurture controversy,
Origin of naturopathy
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/ (ˌneɪtʃəˈrɒpəθɪ) /
a method of treating disorders, involving the use of herbs and other naturally grown foods, sunlight, fresh air, etcAlso called: nature cure
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[ nā′chə-rŏp′ə-thē ]
A system of therapeutics in which surgery and prescription medications are avoided, and preparations such as vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbs are used to treat and prevent disease.
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