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Definition of Naturopath

Naturopath: A physician who practices naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances which encourage the person's inherent self-healing process, the vis medicatrix naturae.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 10/30/2013

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