naturopathy

noun

na·​tu·​rop·​a·​thy ˌnā-chə-ˈrä-pə-thē How to pronounce naturopathy (audio)
: 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)
naturopathic adjective

Examples of naturopathy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also on offer: alternative medicine practices like iridology and naturopathy. Siobhan Reid, Robb Report, 19 Sep. 2023 At the heart of operations is the LANS Medical Concept which blends traditional naturopathy with the latest medical advances and diagnostic techniques. Nel-Olivia Waga, Forbes, 17 June 2021 This means encouraging other treatments that some never thought possible in a Medicare plan — acupuncture, therapeutic massage and naturopathy. oregonlive, 13 Oct. 2019 The most numerous were solicitations for homeopathy or naturopathy for cancer — 474 requests seeking more than $12 million. Lindsey Tanner, The Seattle Times, 24 Oct. 2018 The Samueli’s donation is meant, in part, to elevate the study and practice of alternative medicine, including naturopathy and homeopathy. Gary Robbins, sandiegouniontribune.com, 28 Sep. 2017 Love-Robinson has pleaded not guilty to charges that include practicing medicine without a license, practice of naturopathy without a license, and grand theft. Marc Freeman, Sun-Sentinel.com, 22 May 2017 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. Phil Diehl, sandiegouniontribune.com, 1 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of naturopathy was in 1901

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“Naturopathy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/naturopathy. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

naturopathy

noun
na·​tu·​rop·​a·​thy
variants also natureopathy
plural naturopathies
: 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)
naturopathic adjective

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