What is naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a therapeutic approach developed in the early 20th century by Benedict Lust and some of his contemporaries. It combined a number of existing natural therapy techniques and consolidated many of the doctors practicing natural medicine at the time. Nowadays, Naturopathic Doctors are trained in four-year, full-time medical schools with equivalent training to that of a medical doctor. However, instead of specialising in surgery or the use of pharmaceuticals, Naturopathic Doctors study a broad range of alternative health approaches including nutrition, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, counseling and herbal medicine.
In a word, Naturopathy stands for the reconciling, harmonizing and unifying of nature, humanity and God. Fundamentally therapeutic because men need healing; elementally educational because men need teaching; ultimately inspirational because men need empowering, it encompasses the realm of human progress and destiny.