Definition of vis medicatrix naturae in English:

vis medicatrix naturae

Pronunciation: /ˈvis ˌmediˈkātriks nəˈto͝orē//ˈwēs ˌmediˈkätriks näˈto͝orˌī/

noun

  • The body's natural ability to heal itself.

    • ‘Assisting the vis medicatrix naturae is the cornerstone of the naturopathic approach, philosophically and clinically.’
    • ‘Naturopathic physicians respect and work with the vis medicatrix naturae in diagnosis, treatment and counseling, for if this self-healing process is not respected the patient may be harmed.’
    • ‘His passion to deeply understand and teach the vis medicatrix naturae was unparalleled.’
    • ‘The defining principle of naturopathy is vis medicatrix naturae, or nature's healing power.’
    • ‘Now it's up to you to raise his resistance and give the vis medicatrix naturae a chance.’

Origin

Latin, the healing power of nature.

Pronunciation:

vis medicatrix naturae

/ˈvis ˌmediˈkātriks nəˈto͝orē//ˈwēs ˌmediˈkätriks näˈto͝orˌī/