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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…

Licensed Naturopathic Doctors and Naturopaths Are Not the Same

June 30, 2017 Washington, DC – Even though the terms “naturopathic doctor” and “naturopath” are often used interchangeably by medical practitioners in other disciplines and the public, consumers seeking a naturopathic doctor should know they are not the same. This is according to the American…

Six Reasons to Choose a Naturopathic Doctor

June 29, 2017 Washington, DC – Patients seeking a doctor who will boost their body’s natural healing ability and apply the least invasive diagnostics and therapies first should consider a licensed naturopathic doctor. This is according to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), which…

Naturopathic Medicine Treats Each Person Holistically to Establish Optimal Health

June 20, 2017 Washington, DC – Naturopathic medicine emphasizes prevention and self-healing, treating each person holistically to establish optimal health. This is according to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), which today released a new FAQ for consumers on the definition and focus of…

INM and The Future Doctors of America Cooking Class

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The Future Doctors of America (FDA) 10-week student health educational program featured a cooking class on May 23, at Jefferson Middle School located in West San Gabriel, Calif. Funded by The Institute for Natural Medicine, the program is designed to educate middle school children about heart…

Pain Expert, Dr. David Katz M.D., Works Side-by-Side With Naturopathic Physicians

Millions of Americans live with chronic pain that conventional medicine has been unable to alleviate. In a column published in the New Haven Register, pain expert Dr. David Katz, MD, urges medical practitioners to change their approach to chronic pain.  He recommends taking a holistic…

Dr. Rob Katchko Featured in “Celebrate Woman Today”

Maintaining a healthy weight is an important factor in living a long and active life. Diets provide quick weight loss, but mounting evidence shows they rarely result in sustainable weight loss. According to Dr. Robert Kachko, ND, LAc, diets fail primarily because they do not…

How Naturopathic Doctors Are Educated, Trained, and Licensed

May 5, 2017 Washington, DC – Naturopathic doctors educated and trained in accredited naturopathic medical schools in North America are required to complete a four-year, in-residence, hands-on medical program consisting of 4,100 hours of class and clinical training. This is according to the American Association…