Definition of naturopathy in English:

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naturopathy

Pronunciation: /ˌnāCHəˈräpəTHē/
/ˌnaCHəˈräpəTHē/

noun

A system of alternative medicine based on the theory that diseases can be successfully treated or prevented without the use of drugs, by techniques such as control of diet, exercise, and massage.
Example sentences
  • Others pursue alternative or traditional therapies like homeopathy, naturopathy, massage or Chinese medicine.
  • The programme also included acupressure, naturopathy, homeopathy and tips on preventing old age diseases.
  • For the time being, however, it's hard to dispute that naturopathy qualifies as ‘alternative medicine’ and is far outside the medical mainstream.

Derivatives

naturopath

Pronunciation: /ˈnāCHərəˌpaTH/ /ˈnaCHərəˌpaTH/
noun
Example sentences
  • A well balanced and complete programme can be offered to the individual by a qualified nutritionist, naturopath or medical herbalist.
  • Pushed to the fringes of society for most of this century, naturopaths have quietly continued to argue about this homeopathic dilemma.
  • I am pleased to say she has a beautiful son and, due to our combined efforts, is seriously considering undergoing training to become a naturopath.

naturopathic

Pronunciation: /ˈˌnāCHərəˈpaTHik/ /ˈˌnaCHərəˈpaTHik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The authors use a set of icons to alert the reader to clinical implications, interpretations, or topics that might be naturopathic or allopathic in origin.
  • A brief description of conventional treatment is followed by a more extensive section on naturopathic treatments - botanical medicine, nutrition, homeopathy, and hydrotherapy.
  • They also teach two years of naturopathic therapeutics, such as nutrition, homeopathy, herbal medicine, counseling, and physical medicine.

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Syllabification: na·tur·op·a·thy

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