Naturopathy is a system of medicine that treats the human body and systems, not diseases and symptoms.

Of course symptoms are still addressed and treated as on their own they create disharmony within body and mind, but successful treatment does not cease when no symptoms remain.

Naturopathy is both an analysis and a treatment modality and encompasses a broad range of modalities. Confusion as to what "Naturopathy" is occurs because each naturopath uses different modalities to achieve the aims of treating the body - ranging from the purely modern (e.g. supplemental nutrition, dietetics) to the more traditional (e.g. ancient massage techniques) to the modern-influenced practises of the traditional (e.g. Western herbal medicine, food-based nutrition).