Naturopathy is a clearly defined profession with guiding principles that can be traced to the teachings of Stoicism in ancient Greece and which was incorporated into a complete system of medicine by Hippocrates; a Greek medical doctor who is considered the father of modern medicine. The first principle of naturopathy, as stated in the Hippocratic oath, is ‘Do No Harm.’
Naturopathy is a discipline of accumulated knowledge of effective natural therapies, diet and lifestyle in practice, and does not have a single originator.
Naturopaths use the following core modalities:
✧ Diet and nutrition
✧ Heat, cold, water, earth, air, sunshine, exercise, electricity, sleep, rest, meditation, inspiration