naturopathy

naturopathy

[ney-chuh-rop-uh-thee, nach-uh-]
noun
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.

Origin:
1900–05; nature + -o- + -pathy

naturopath [ney-cher-uh-path, nach-er-] , noun
naturopathic, adjective
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naturopathy (ˌneɪtʃəˈrɒpəθɪ)
 
n
Also called: nature cure a method of treating disorders, involving the use of herbs and other naturally grown foods, sunlight, fresh air, etc
 
naturopath
 
n
 
naturopathic
 
adj

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naturopathy na·tur·op·a·thy (nā'chə-rŏp'ə-thē)
n.
A system of therapeutics in which neither surgical nor medicinal agents are used, with dependence being placed only on natural remedies.


na'tur·o·path' (nā'chər-ə-pāth', nə-chur'-) n.
na'tur·o·path'ic adj.
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