vis medicatrix naturae


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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.
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The staff in the emblem emphasises Vis medicatrix naturae, the primordial mystery of life, which we can observe by way of bioplasm (living protoplasm).
He was an advocate of only the most effective methods in therapy and a believer in "vis medicatrix naturae" and in nature's efforts to cleanse the body from disease by means of fever, sweating, looseness, and eruptions.
Do we simply observe disease progression, and allow the vis medicatrix naturae to follow its own course?