From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with Naturopathy.
Manipulative and body-based methods - edit
NCCAM classifications
  1. Alternative Medical Systems
  2. Mind-Body Intervention
  3. Biologically Based Therapy
  4. Manipulative Methods
  5. Energy Therapy
See also

Naprapathy (Czech náprava, correction - from napravit, to correct'[citation needed]') is a branch of alternative medicine, a manipulative therapy that focuses on the evaluation and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions.[citation needed]


Naprapathy was founded in the early 1900s by Oakley Smith, an early chiropractor. Naprapathy is a derivative of osteopathy and chiropractic, and focuses on the spine and connective tissue.[citation needed] Naprapaths working with the spine emphasise the underlying ligaments.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Beideman RP (1994). "Oakley Smith's schism of 1908: the rise and decline of naprapathy". Chiropr Hist 14 (2): 44–50. PMID 11613385.