What is Naturopathy

“Naturopathy is a distinct school of healing, employing the beneficent agency of Nature’s forces, of water, air, sunlight, earthpower, electricity, magnetism, exercise, rest, proper diet, various kinds of mechanical treatment, and mental and moral science.

As none of these agents of rejuvenation can cure every disease (alone), the Naturopath rightly employs the combination that is the best adapted to each individual case. The result of such ministrations is wholly beneficent.

The prophylactic power of Nature’s finer forces, mechanical and occult {meaning beyond present understanding} removes foreign or poisonous matter from the system, restores nerve and blood vitality, invigorates organs and tissues and regenerates the entire organism”

Dr Benedict Lust (1872 – 1945)

Dr Lust founded the American School of Naturopathy in New York, which graduated its first class of naturopathic practitioners in 1902.

These practitioners went on to form the Naturopathic Society of America and established naturopathic medical colleges throughout North America.