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Naturopathic Medicine Empowers Patients to Take Charge of Their Health

November 7, 2017 Washington, DC – Naturopathic doctors are uniquely educated and trained to engage patients in prevention and lifestyle changes that help build and restore optimal health. This is according to the Institute for Natural Medicine (INM), which today released a new FAQ for…

Naturopathic Medicine Supports Breast Cancer Treatment and Prevention

October 17, 2017 Washington, DC – For patients with breast cancer, naturopathic medicine can help optimize tolerance to conventional medical treatments and also provide strategies to reinforce the body’s natural defenses and recovery systems. This is according to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP),…

Naturopathic Medicine Helps Address Anxiety Without Addictive Medications

October 13, 2017 Rosanna Blacker has suffered from anxiety since a very young age, but is now anxiety-free, exercising again, and back to her goal weight—all thanks to naturopathic medicine and without addictive prescription medications. We celebrate her success story this National Naturopathic Medicine Week,…

Naturopathic Medicine Helps Reboot Immune System and Reduce Reliance on Antibiotics

October 12, 2017 Christopher King used to rely on antibiotic medication 180 days per year for repeated sinus and throat infections, bronchitis, and walking pneumonia. But in the past eight years, he has only needed to take one cycle of antibiotics. He credits his healthier…

Naturopathic Medicine Empowers Elite Mountain Biker in Her Race to Beat Breast Cancer

October 10, 2017 Victoria Cramer not only beat the most aggressive form of breast cancer, but also ran a half-marathon and hit a personal record in a 24-hour bike race–all during 16 months of chemotherapy treatments. She credits her extraordinary mental and physical resilience to…

Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island Have Added Naturopathic Medicine as a Regulated Healthcare Practice

October 8, 2017 There are approximately 6,000 licensed naturopathic doctors in 23 regulated U.S. states and territories Washington, DC – Three states added naturopathic medicine as a regulated healthcare practice in the past year: Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Legislation to regulate naturopathic medicine is…

Naturopathic and Conventionally Trained Doctors Work Together to Deliver Optimal Care for Some Patients

October 6, 2017 Washington, DC – A growing number of naturopathic and conventionally trained doctors are working together to deliver optimal care for patients with certain health conditions. This is according to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), which today released a new FAQ…

Naturopathic Medicine Helps People Manage Chronic Pain Without Addictive Opioids

August 31, 2017 Washington, DC – As a medical discipline that emphasizes a holistic approach and natural treatments, naturopathic medicine offers safe and effective alternatives to highly addictive drugs for managing chronic pain. Licensed naturopathic doctors are trained to start with non-drug approaches to chronic…

Naturopathic Medicine Lowers Health Care Costs by Emphasizing Prevention and Well-Being

August 15, 2017 Washington, DC – Naturopathic doctors are trained to focus on prevention and well-being. Individually or as part of primary care teams, they can play a central role in lowering health care costs while improving outcomes. This is according to the American Association…

Education, Training, and Licensure Are the Most Important Criteria When Choosing a Naturopathic Doctor

August 2, 2017 Washington, DC – When choosing a naturopathic doctor, the most important criteria are whether the doctor 1) has a naturopathic medical degree earned from an accredited, four-year, in-residence, naturopathic medical college, and 2) has passed rigorous board exams as part of a…