Physicians who emphasize the use of natural (as opposed to surgery and manufactured drugs) remedies to increase and maintain the health of their patients. There are three main principles that many naturopaths use as the foundation of their practice.
- Disease is caused by the accumulation of injurious products in the body as a result of poor diet, lack of exercise and overwork or other stress.
- The body is always striving for the good of its owner even when the owner treats the body poorly.
- The body contains within itself the power to be healed if the right methods and treatments are used.