Definition of vis medicatrix naturae in English:

vis medicatrix naturae

noun

  • [mass noun] The body's natural ability to heal itself.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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

/vɪs mɛdɪˌkeɪtrɪks ˈnatʃərʌɪ/