Two Works on Naturopathy from a Modern Perspective
A review of "Neo-naturopathy: The Science of Healing or the Doctrine of Unity of Diseases" by Benedict Lust and Louis Kuhne and "Naturopathy: Why, When and Where" by Theodor Muetzell.
# 153105 | 1,092 words | 2 sources | APA | 2013 |
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The paper explains that essentially, naturopathy is a holistic practice that relies on the ability of the body to heal itself naturally through natural practices. The paper examines the work, "Neo-naturopathy: The Science of Healing or the Doctrine of Unity of Diseases" by Benedict Lust and Louis Kuhne, and outlines how these authors present a comprehensive view of naturopathy and how it can be used as a way to help ease a myriad of physical and mental symptoms. The paper then reviews Theodor Muetzell's "Naturopathy: Why, When and Where" that shows how naturopathy is a better alternative compared to conventional medicines, but can still be utilized to augment conventional treatment practices.
From the Paper:"The first book examined here is a blend between nineteenth century categorization of naturopathy with a modern perspective analysis that allows the reader to see where the practice began, and where it is going in the future. Benedict Lust is a primary scholar on the subject, who has helped structure the practice in its modern roots. The book itself presents revelations Lust, along with his colleagues, have made within the field of naturopathy. Lust has developed the theory to such an extent that he has relabeled a more specified practice neo-naturopathy in his 2003 work. The "Nature Cure" goes back as far as 1864, but within this work Kuhne and Lust breathe new life into an older and less conventional framework for practicing medicine (Kuhne & Lust 2003 p 10). Here, Lust uses the older word of Louis Kuhne to help structure naturopathy in a stronger and more modern light. The work features the words of Kuhne during the earliest days of the developing medical practice philosophy and then turns to exploring individual diseases and ailments as a way to better understand them using the naturopathy framework.
"First, the authors explore many viral agents as a way to understand how the body becomes victim, and how to best fight them off naturally. Some major diseases, such as scarlet fever, diphtheria, and even small pox are examined to show what natural elements can be strengthened to help best fight them off, with limited or no use of external antibiotic agents."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Kuhne, Louis & Lust, Benedict. (2003). Neo-naturopathy: The Science of Healing or the Doctrine of Unity Diseases. Kessinger Publishing.
- Muetzell, Theodor. (2008). Naturopathy: Why, When and Where. Lulu Publishing.
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