Naturopathic medicine is a natural approach to health and healing that recognizes the integrity of the whole person. It emphasizes the treatment of disease through stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing capacity of the individual being treated. It uses only natural substances to treat the patient. Naturopathy may include clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, physical therapy, hydrotherapy, massage therapy, exercise recommendation, lifestyle counseling, oriental medicine, naturopathic obstetrics, and psychology. Naturopathic medicine treats the patient from the preventive stage through to serious, chronic or debilitative diseases.