NATUROPATHY - Dr. Luigi Di Vaia

Naturopathy is today, in Europe, a matter of accredited university degree in many public hospitals and recognized by medical collective bodies. In Italy this evolved concept is not yet come; waiting for this change to happen by the legislature, the naturopath will be constantly updated on new biomedical technologies, new naturopathic protocols and everything is updated continuously in naturopathy. Our school organizes constantly training courses in clinic naturopathy and practical laboratory of nutricologia. We organize continuous courses and training for naturopaths in TOW Technical Operator of Wellness, massage courses, courses of cosmetic and Wassage, the water massage: Wassage massage in the water.

Naturopathy is a discipline which in Italy is poorly regarded by the legislator but very appreciated by the public. Unfortunately, there are many courses in naturopathy with no structured program and without a real clinic teaching on the customer. Many courses in naturopathy are improvised and naturopaths are constantly seeking training courses. We organize courses of TOW Technical Operator of Welfare in the ambit of naturopathy with the ASLs and paths with hospital ASL certification also with training and practice on the field.

History of naturopathy
Some people see in the ancient greek philosopher-physician, father of medicine, Hippocrates, as the first supporter of naturopathic medicine, before the term existed. The modern practice of naturopathy has its roots in the treatment through natural remedies in Europe. In Scotland, Thomas Allinson starts his naturopathic work of "Hygienic Medicine" in 1880, the promotion of a natural diet and the exercise with the exception of tobacco and the overwork. The term heilpraktiker was sometimes used to refer to naturopaths, particularly in the Northwest Pacific of the United States. Even before we should not think that the Cathars and the first Templars cured all diseases with remedies derived from herbs and diet based on fruits and vegetables. In the Old Testament it makes use of natural practices such as herbal and remedies as intestinal enemas to clean the colon from parasites and intestinal dysbiosis. Naturopathy has very ancient roots, but we must its real scientific approach and its true terminology to Sheel at the end of ‘800 in America. The term naturopathy was coined in 1895 by John Scheel, and used by Benedict Lust, the "father of naturopathy in the United States". B. Lust had been schooled in hydrotherapy and physical health in other natural practices in Germany by Father Sebastian Kneipp. Attended Kneipp, Lust was sent to the United States to spread his drugless method. Lust defined naturopathy as a wide discipline, rather than a particular method, and are included between the techniques, the hydrotherapy, phytotherapy and homeopathy, as well as a detoxifing diet for too tea, coffee and alcohol. He described the body in spiritual terms and vital energies with "absolute reliance upon the cosmic forces of the nature of man." In 1901, he founded the Lust American School of Naturopathy in New York, in 1902 he founded the Naturopathic Society of America (reorganized in 1919 as the American association of naturopathy, ANA). It became naturopathy, licensed naturopathic or drugless practitioner, with laws in 25 states, in the first three decades of the twentieth century. Naturopathy was a discipline adopted by many chiropractors, and several schools offered Doctorate of Naturopathy (ND) and Doctorate of Chiropractic (DC). The estimates of the number of active naturopathic schools in the United States during this period varies from one to about two dozen. After a period of rapid growth, the naturopathy went into decline for many decades after 1930. In 1910, the Carnegie Foundation for the advancement of teaching published the Flexner Report, which criticized many aspects of medical education of the naturopaths, especially quality and lack of scientific rigor. The advent of penicillin and other as the "miracle of the synthetic drug" and the consequent popularity of modern medicine also contributed to naturopathy's decline. After the death of Lust, in 1945, the ANA is divided into six distinct organizations. Between 1940 and 1950, the widening in the field of legislative applications brought chiropractic schools to abandon the title of doctor of naturopathy, though many chiropractors continued to practice naturopathy. From 1940 to 1963, the American Medical Association introduced a campaign against the naturopathic medical systems. With 1958, the practice of naturopathy in America were licensed only in five Member States. In 1968, the US Department of Health, Education, Welfare, published a report on naturopathy concluding that it was not established medical science and education has been inadequate for many naturopaths, accused many schools of naturopathy to prepare graduates in superficial way to make appropriate diagnosis and provide inadequate and irresponsible treatments, the report recommends to no expand medical coverage to include that one of naturopathic treatments. In 1977, an Australian commission of inquiry has reached similar conclusions, and did not recommend the issuance of certificates for naturopaths. Naturopathy never completely ceased to exist, and early 70s he created a big interest in the US and Canada, while in Europe had already spread. Today, there are six accredited naturopathic medical college in North America. In 1956, Charles Stone, Frank Spaulding, and W. Martin Bleything established the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon, in response to plans by the College of Chiropractic to abandon its program of Doctor of Naturopathy, ND. In 1978, Sheila Quinn, Joseph Pizzorno, William Mitchell, and John Les Griffith created the "John Bastyr College of Naturopathic Medicine" of naturopathic doctors (now Bastyr University) in Seattle, Washington. The increasing of the interest in the prevention and holistic health spread in the early 1970s and have contributed to this recovery, legislative policies and healthy university courses training stricter naturopaths as well as continuous updates mandatory for doctors.