World Naturopathic Federation (WNF) in Fuhnehtik Inglish iz Wrld Nachropathik Fed uv Omneeonizm uv Omneeoh.

Naturopathic in Fuhnehtik Inglish iz Nachropathik uv Hows HohLd Syzohmz uv Omneeonizm uv Omneeoh.

Na·tur·o·path·ic (nā'chūr-ō-path'ik),
Relating to or by means of Naturopathy.

Naturopathy in Fuhnehtik Inglish iz Nachropathee uv Hows HohLd Syzohmz uv Omneeonizm uv Omneeoh

Naturopathy (n.)
1901, a hybrid from combining form of Nature + Suffix pathy. A correct formation from all-Greek elements would be *physiopathy. Related: Naturopath.

Naeechr Iz Fohnehtik Eeng-glish Speech Sownd Synz
Fohr Nature

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(Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈneɪtʃə/
(General American) IPA(key): /ˈneɪtʃɚ/
(Northern England) IPA(key): /ˈnɛːtʃɐ/

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OhfishuL ETymoLogy nature (n.)

late 13c., "restorative powers of the body, bodily processes; powers of growth;" from Old French nature "nature, being, principle of life; character, essence," from Latin natura "course of things; natural character, constitution, quality; the universe," literally "birth," from natus "born," past participle of nasci "to be born," from PIE root *gene- "give birth, beget."

From late 14c. as "creation, the universe;" also "heredity, birth, hereditary circumstance; essential qualities, innate disposition" (as in human nature); "nature personified, Mother Nature." Specifically as "material world beyond human civilization or society" from 1660s. Nature and nurture have been contrasted since 1874.

Nature should be avoided in such vague expressions as 'a lover of nature,' 'poems about nature.' Unless more specific statements follow, the reader cannot tell whether the poems have to do with natural scenery, rural life, the sunset, the untouched wilderness, or the habits of squirrels. [Strunk & White, "The Elements of Style," 3rd ed., 1979]

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Encyclopedia Definition uv Nature

all natural phenomena and plant and animal life, as distinct from man and his creations

Biology: the complement of genetic material that partly determines the structure of an organism; genotype

Thus, Naichr Meenz "Bohrn Essenss".

Suffix Pathy uv Naturopathy uv Hows HohLd Syzohmz uv Omneeonizm uv Omneeoh

word-forming element meaning "feeling, suffering, emotion; disorder, disease," from Latin -pathia, from Greek -patheia "act of suffering, feeling" (from PIE root *kwent(h)- "to suffer"). Meaning "system of treatment of disease" is abstracted from homeopathy (q.v.).

Natural Medicine Policy Statement

The WNF recognizes the important role that natural medicine plays in the global healthcare system. WNF also recognizes that the practice of naturopathy / naturopathic medicine is eclectic and encompasses many aspects that are considered Natural medicine.
One of the challenges of Naturopathy / Naturopathic Medicine is that the term Naturopathy is often used interchangeably with Natural medicine. Although there is a degree of overlap, it is important that naturopathy and Naturopathic Medicine be recognized as distinct.
One of the main goals of the WNF is to provide clarity and to provide the distinction between natural medicine and naturopathy that is required. In order to do this, the WNF will:
 Ensure that all member organizations have at least 65% of their members as naturopaths
and that all member organizations commit to focusing primarily on the advancement of
Naturopathy / Naturopathic Medicine as part of their mandate.
 Engage in projects that focus on the clarification and the advancement of Naturopathy / Naturopathic Medicine.


The Mission of the WNF is:

  1. Supporting the growth and diversity of Naturopathy / Naturopathic Medicine worldwide
  2. Supporting the appropriate regulation and recognition of Naturopathy / Naturopathic Medicine
  3. Promoting accreditation and the highest educational standards for our global profession
  4. Encouraging Naturopathic Research
  5. Working with world agencies (World Health Organisation, United Nations, UNESCO) and national governments and supra-national agencies in order to promote the Naturopathic profession.

See: World Naturopathic Federation 2015 White Paper

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