Definition of naturopathy
: a system of treatment of disease that avoids drugs and surgery and emphasizes the use of natural agents (such as air, water, and herbs) and physical means (such as tissue manipulation and electrotherapy)
naturopathplay \ˈnā-chər-ə-ˌpath, ˈna-\ noun
naturopathicplay \ˌnā-chər-ə-ˈpa-thik, ˌna-; nə-ˌtyu̇r-ə-, -ˌtu̇r-\ adjective
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Love-Robinson has pleaded not guilty to charges that include practicing medicine without a license, practice of naturopathy without a license, and grand theft.
Young is not a medical doctor, but has degrees in naturopathy and nutrition from the Clayton College of Natural Health, a nonaccredited correspondence school in Alabama.
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First Known Use of naturopathy
NATUROPATHY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of naturopathy for English Language Learners
: the treatment of illness by using diet, herbs, exercises, etc., without using standard drugs or surgery
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)
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