Complementary Health Approaches

Frequently Asked Questions

14. What is naturopathy?

Naturopathy, also called naturopathic medicine, is of European origin. A central belief in naturopathy is that nature has a healing power. Practitioners prefer to use treatment approaches that involve the least possible force or intervention. Naturopathic practitioners use many different treatment modalities, including nutrition counseling, dietary supplements, massage, joint manipulation, exercise therapy, and lifestyle counseling.