Many holisitic disciplines of medicine, such as naturopathy, include the use of herbal medicines in their treatments, as part of a natural approach to good health. They are sometimes known as natural remedies or alternative medecine.
Naturopathy treats many forms of illness, both acute and chronic, by using nature (natural remedies) and the human body's own healing powers. It is often called "alternative medicine" or "natural health".
Naturopathy is a growing area of alternative medicine in Australia, but has been a popular field in other countries, particularly Asia, for many decades. It involves herbal remedies and homeopathy and is sometimes known as natural health.