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Naturopathy medicine is one of the major forms of alternative medicine that has gained enough popularity in the recent times. Today it is one of its own kinds of medicine that is unique. It is a treatment procedure that includes the comprehensive approach towards improving the health and treating illness. It includes diagnosis, effective dealing and prevention of disease using different natural therapies.

Perhaps the primary objective of naturopathic treatment is to address the main root of illness, rather simply eliminating or suppressing the main symptoms. The best part of this form of treatment is that during the treatment the patient is primarily seen as a whole person. The naturopathy medicine usually takes mental, physical, emotional and environmental factors into account while analyzing and developing a plan of treatment.

Naturopathy as an alternative medicine was initially talked about by Benedict Lust around 1900. Schooled in hydrotherapy and other natural practices in Germany, Benedict Lust went to the United States to share his and his father Sebastio Kneipp experience and practice. After that, Lust founded the American School of Naturopathy in New York, which was actually the first naturopathic college in the entire United States. However, today the picture is totally different. In fact, looking at the current scenario there are numerous alternative medicine institutes and colleges that are offering naturopathy course. Unlike naturopathy, the course offered by various institutes and colleges are also gaining more recognition as well.

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