Homeopathic versus Naturopathic, What’s the Difference?

Naturopathy and homeopathy are medical disciplines that have existed for hundreds of years.

Many people use the terms naturopathy and homeopathy interchangeably. However, they are two distinct disciplines of medicine, with different natural treatment plans and philosophies.

Naturopathy comprises several medical disciplines, and incorporates a variety of natural treatment methods, including dietary and lifestyle changes, herbal remedies, vitamins and supplements and acupuncture. Naturopathy is a holistic approach to medicine which supports the body’s ability to heal itself. It aims to provide the optimal environment for health and healing.

The goal of naturopathy is to treat the whole person, and also focuses on preventative medicine. Naturopathy can effectively treat a variety of health conditions.

Homeopathy is a single medical discipline which focuses exclusively on homeopathic remedies as treatment. It also treats a wide variety of health concerns. Its philosophy is to treat “like” with “like.” This means that whatever is causing your illness can also be used to cure it. Therefore, the homeopathic remedy corresponds to the symptoms.

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