vis medicatrix naturae
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vis medicatrix naturaeNaturopathy
A statement attributed to Hippocrates (meaning “only nature cures”), which has been quoted by practitioners of alternative medicine as a justification for any hands-off approach to disease management.
vis medicatrix naturae (vēˑ me·di·käˑ·triks nä·tōōˑ·rā),
n the recognition by Hippocratic physicians that life is self-healing. Used as a philosophical basis for many complementary and natural therapies.