vis medicatrix naturae

(redirected from only nature cures)

vis medicatrix naturae

Naturopathy
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.