Pioneers in Naturopathic Medicine
by Friedhelm Kirchfeld and Wade Boyle
Modern naturopathic medicine can look back on a proud tradition that has its roots in the European nature cure movement of the 19th century. This absorbing history of the movement honors the pioneers who called for a return to nature and her remedies: water, air, light, a vegetarian diet, fasting and herbs. They offered a true alternative to the drugging abuses, heroic bloodletting procedures, and the therapeutic nihilism prevailing at that time.