Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture
Brian Carter"s Pulse of Oriental Medecine
The term naturopathy refers to the idea of nature cure, which uses the healing power of nature in an effort to allow the patient to cure their own illness by stimulating the body"s vital force, or qi. The tenets of naturopathy hail from a number of healing traditions, including Ayurveda, European eclectic medicines, the Greeks, and the Chinese Taoist tradition. Although a few naturopathic colleges were functional at the beginning of the 20th century, subsequent monopolization by the conventional medical profession led to legislation that severely restricted
use of other health care systems. However, in the last 30 years, public awareness of natural modalities, combined with a genuine discontent for the current healthcare system in the United States has led to a resurgence of naturopathic medicine.Click here to read the article.