When the INM was founded, naturopathic physicians were licensed in only seven states. Now, twenty states and territories license naturopathic doctors.

Today, our efforts are focused on public education and connecting patients to legitimate licensed NDs in their region. Since its founding, the INM has served the natural medicine world in many ways. We have:


Launched the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges


Supported ongoing public education efforts


Played a key role in obtaining licensure for naturopathic physicians in California


Funded graduating natural medicine students in studies that advance the profession (through the Dr. John Bastyr Sunshine Fund Clinical Investigator Research Fellowships)