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NUNM Celebrates Completion of Ten-Year Naturopathic Medicine Book Series

Research Project Revives Early Naturopathic Wisdom to Inspire Today’s Physicians PORTLAND, Oregon (Feb. 27, 2019) —National University of Natural Medicine and its NUNM Press today announce the completion of The Hevert Collection: In Their Own Words, a 12-volume anthology that presents original writings from the early literature of the founders of the naturopathic profession. Read More

And the Winner is…

#NatMedWeek2018 was amazing! Thank you to all of those who participated by posting, sharing, creating stories, and spreading the greatness that is naturopathic medicine by words and example. It was a terribly difficult decision to pick a favorite for the contest – we were simply overwhelmed by your passion and advocacy. Read More

Naturopathic Strategies for Pain Relief

Anyone who has ever suffered with pain knows how debilitating it can be, particularly when it’s chronic. Yet the conventional solution—strong, pharmaceutical medicines—are turning out to be worse than the problem. They certainly get rid of pain— but at what cost? Pain and Opioids According to the Department of Health… Read More

From Hospice to Good Health

Six years ago, conventional medical doctors sent me home with a prescription for hospice care. They told me I had three weeks to live. But thanks to a non-toxic naturopathic medical treatment, I am still here today, and healthier than ever. How I did go from hospice to good health?… Read More

How Toxins Cause Disease

Although the word toxin sounds scary, most people don’t grasp precisely how toxins interact with human physiology and how long this has been a problem for humans. Doctors noticed almost two hundred years ago that toxins like mercury were causing “mad hatter disease.” It was also known that toxicity from… Read More

What Makes a Naturopathic Doctor Visit Distinct?

Naturopathic doctors are different than conventional doctors, but what specific things that make them distinct? Most naturopathic doctors spend between 1-2 hours with patients on initial visits, and 30-60 minutes on subsequent follow up visits. Beyond extended time, you can expect a discussion about your lifestyle, social setting, and… Read More

NUNM Naturopathic Students Tapped for Oregon Scholarship Program

Providing Primary Care in Underserved Counties in Exchange for Tuition Jan. 23, 2019 PORTLAND, Oregon —The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has awarded National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) a biennial grant of $250,000 to provide educational scholarships for a select group of naturopathic medical students through the Scholars for… Read More

New Year’s Breakfast Muffins

I was thinking about how much I like a frittata, which I usually make in a cast iron skillet. I have these skillets in ascending sizes & when not in use, they usually sit nested in one another on my stove top. Over the years, I have picked up these sturdy,… Read More

Our year in review – 2018

We share a vision of a deeply transformed health care system that cultivates wellness and empowers people to achieve their optimum health.  With that vision in mind, we have been strategically launching and growing programs that support awareness and understanding of naturopathic medicine, as well as increased access to… Read More

Our Mission

INM envisions optimal health and wellbeing through the transformation of the healthcare system by education about and promotion of the principles and practices of natural medicine.

Naturopathic Doctors Undergo Extensive Training

Naturopathic Doctors complete 4,100 hours of coursework including 1,200 hours of clinical study, 60% of which is in direct patient care.

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Licensed NDs are graduates of four-year naturopathic medical schools with admissions requirements comparable to those of other medical schools. The Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND or NMD) or Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) degrees are awarded after extensive classroom, clinical and practical study. Medical science coursework includes cardiology, neurology, radiology, obstetrics, gynecology, immunology, dermatology, and pediatrics.
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