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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


naturopathy  listen  (NAY-cher-AH-puh-thee)

  A system of disease prevention and treatment that avoids drugs and surgery. Naturopathy is based on the use of natural agents such as air, water, light, heat, and massage to help the body heal itself. It also uses herbal products, nutrition, acupuncture, and aromatherapy as forms of treatment.