Naturopathy

Also known as: Nutritional and herbal medicine, Alternative medicine
Naturopathic medicine (or naturopathy) is based on the belief that the body can heal itself naturally. Naturopathic medicine attempts to improve health, prevent disease and treat illness by promoting the use of organic foods and exercise; encouraging a healthy, balanced lifestyle; and applying concepts and treatments from other areas of complementary medicine (such as ayurveda, homeopathy, and herbal therapies).

Recommended Resource

Integrative Medicine Recommended Reading List

Providence naturopaths recommended reading list.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Main site for alternative medicine including acupuncture, dietary supplements, herbs, massage techniques and other non-traditional medical practices.