naturopathy


na·tu·rop·a·thy

noun \ˌnā-chə-ˈrä-pə-thē\

: the treatment of illness by using diet, herbs, exercises, etc., without using standard drugs or surgery

Full Definition of NATUROPATHY

:  a system of treatment of disease that avoids drugs and surgery and emphasizes the use of natural agents (as air, water, and herbs) and physical means (as tissue manipulation and electrotherapy)
na·tu·ro·path \ˈnā-chər-ə-ˌpath, ˈna-\ noun
na·tu·ro·path·ic \ˌnā-chər-ə-ˈpa-thik, ˌna-; nə-ˌtyr-ə-, -ˌtr-\ adjective

First Known Use of NATUROPATHY

1901

na·tu·rop·a·thy

noun    (Medical Dictionary)
plural na·tu·rop·a·thies

Medical Definition of NATUROPATHY

: a system of treatment of disease that avoids drugs and surgery and emphasizes the use of natural agents (as air, water, and herbs) and physical means (as tissue manipulation and electrotherapy)
na·tu·ro·path·ic also na·ture·o·path·ic \ˌnā-chə-rə-ˈpath-ik, nə-ˌt(y)r-ə-\ adjective

Variants of NATUROPATHY

na·tu·rop·a·thy also na·ture·op·a·thy \ˌnā-chə-ˈräp-ə-thē\

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