Naturopathy is more than a single philosophy regarding health care. It is the philosophy and principle of living life as close to nature as possible. Naturopathy embraces breathing clean air, drinking pure water, eating fresh food that is grown in a safe, chemical-free environment, and living a lifestyle that is natural, healthy, and nurturing to the body, mind, and soul.
The roots of naturopathy are found in the ancient Greece of Hippocrates. As a specific discipline, naturopathy is related to the European Nature Cure, which evolved during the 19th Century. Both of these approaches applied fresh air, sunlight, water, diet, exercise, and rest to promote health. Hippocrates recognized and wrote about the healing power of nature. The European Nature Cure evolved as a result of observing the healing effects of nature.
The basic tenet of naturopathy is that human life is governed by the same self-regulating, self-repairing forces that care for all living things. Its methods are natural in that they utilize readily available resources such as food and water, but do not require specific products. The traditional naturopath, or naturopathic consultant, can assist clients with identifying the improvements in daily lifestyle that would support the body in self-healing.
It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.
~ G. K. Chesterton