Definitions for "Naturopathic medicine"
An alternative medical system in which practitioners work with natural healing forces within the body, with a goal of helping the body heal from disease and attain better health. Practices may include dietary modifications, massage, exercise, acupuncture, minor surgery, and various other interventions. Source: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
A comprehensive practice that includes techniques from multiple modalities. Naturopathy is based on the belief that one's body has a unique equilibrium. An unhealthy lifestyle disrupts this delicate balance and can lead to illness. Naturopaths see themselves as teachers. Their role is to educate patients to take responsibility over lifestyle, diet and habits.
is the study of natural medicine. Prevention is a key component as well as modalities such as homeopathy, nutrition and diet, herbs, acupuncture and acupressure, life style and other aspects of health.