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Naturopathy Definition  



Naturopathy is used to diagnose and treat people using natural therapies such as nutrition, supplements herbal medicine and homeopathy. The philosophy of naturopathic medicine is to focus on helping the body to heal itself. Naturopathic medicine is the practice of assisting in the health of patients through the application of natural remedies. Naturopathy can be defined as those therapies practiced by naturopaths a drugless system of therapy. A holistic medical system that treats health conditions by utilizing what is believed to be the body’s innate ability to heal. Naturopathic physicians aid healing processes by incorporating a variety of natural methods based on the patient’s individual needs.

An example of current primary naturopathic therapies include, nutrition, homoeopathy, herbalism, psychotherapy, many forms of massage, osteopathic and tactile (touch) therapies. It can also include, but not limited to, other secondary therapies such aromatherapy, reflexology, flower remedies etc. A type of therapy that depends on natural forces rather than surgery or medicine to treat disease. Non-comedogenic: Also called non-occlusive, a system of treating disease that avoids drugs and surgery.


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