Naturopathic Medicine is the philosophy and practice of treating disease by following the principles and laws of nature, rather than using chemicals, drugs, surgery, or other “artificial” or “intrusive” methods. Naturopaths endeavor to stimulate the innate healing resources of the body through a variety of methods. These alternative methods include: cleansing and fasting to eliminate toxins, physical manipulative therapies like Osteopathy and Chiropractic, and techniques like Acupuncture and Shiatsu to stimulate energy flow. Herbal remedies, mineral and vitamin supplementation and Homeopathic Medicine are frequently integrated into Naturopathic treatments. Some Naturopaths also practice Iridology, a technique of identifying disease symptoms through the different zones of the iris.