Explore information on the effectiveness of naturopathic medicine, studies on specific conditions, and history of this natural medical practice.

Naturopathic Medicine – A Comprehensive Review of the Naturopathic Profession

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Explore the naturopathic profession with an overview of accreditation, licensure, training, and practice. Discover the history of naturopathic medicine as it has evolved in the United States and the current care landscape.

Naturopathic medicine for the prevention of cardiovascular disease: a randomized clinical trial.

Seely D1Szczurko OCooley KFritz HAberdour SHerrington CHerman PRouchotas PLescheid DBradley RGignac TBernhardt BZhou QGuyatt G.

Background: Although cardiovascular disease may be partially preventable through dietary and lifestyle-based interventions, few individuals at risk receive intensive dietary and lifestyle counselling. We performed a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of naturopathic care in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Patient-Reported Experiences with First-Time Naturopathic Care for Type 2 Diabetes

Erica B. Oberg, Ryan Bradley, Clarissa Hsu, Karen J. Sherman, Sheryl Catz, Carlo Calabrese, Daniel C. Cherkin

Abstract:  This study provides the first report of the perceptions of persons with type 2 diabetes of their first experiences with naturopathic care for their diabetes. Following their participation in a one-year prospective cohort study of adjunctive naturopathic care for diabetes, twenty-two patients were interviewed about their experiences working with a naturopathic physician. Using a content analysis approach, nine dominant themes were identified.

Naturopathic care for anxiety: a randomized controlled trial ISRCTN78958974.

Cooley K1Szczurko OPerri DMills EJBernhardt BZhou QSeely D.

Background:  Anxiety is a serious personal health condition and represents a substantial burden to overall quality of life. Additionally, anxiety disorders represent a significant cost to the health care system as well as employers through benefits coverage and days missed due to incapacity. This study sought to explore the effectiveness of naturopathic care on anxiety symptoms using a randomized trial.

Naturopathic care for chronic low back pain: a randomized trial.

Szczurko O1Cooley KBusse JWSeely DBernhardt BGuyatt GHZhou QMills EJ.

Objective: Chronic low back pain represents a substantial cost to employers through benefits coverage and days missed due to incapacity. We sought to explore the effectiveness of Naturopathic care on chronic low back pain.