My first visit with the Naturopath Doctor was exciting.
In a 1-hour consultation, I felt like we made more progress with my health issues than the past few years with my regular family physician.
I am always learning, growing, and striving to help others attain optimal health and become the best they can be. As a chiropractic physician, doctor of naturopathy and former teacher of neurology with post graduate education from Harvard Medical School, I am the first to admit that 50 percent of what I learned in college is obsolete today.
The naturopathic profession in the United States stands at a crossroads. With more than 78 separate organizations representing fragments of an already small community of naturopathic doctors (NDs), a perceived chasm in the profession has emerged.
On the one side are those who adhere to the vitalistic roots of naturopathic medicine. They champion the philosophies taught by the early founders of naturopathy and approach clinical practice in line with these ideals.
On the other side are those who embrace some aspects of modern conventional medicine.
It’s said that the true test of a person’s character is what he or she does and says when no one is watching. When it comes to science and medicine, naturopaths fail that test of character.
“Wait, you’re what kind of doctor? A nat-uro-pathic doctor? What’s that?”
Ask any naturopathic doctor about their dream professional role, and it will likely include helping transform healthcare to include whole-person, preventive therapies, and natural medicine. Imagine if that transformation were integrated into primary care with conventionally trained physicians and allied health professionals.
A 501c3 nonprofit, INM works to educate the public about naturopathic medicine & to help ensure access to licensed naturopathic doctors across America.
Confessions of a naturopathic doctor. I am an ex-naturopathic doctor. I started this blog to expose naturopathic medicine and protect patients from the dangerous and incompetent practices rife in my former profession.
Starting in 2005, Naturopathic Doctor News and Review (NDNR) is the leading clinical information resource for naturopathic physicians in North America. It serves as a dynamic voice for the advancement of naturopathic medicine by informing and educating physicians in the recent developments of the practice of natural medicine.
The International Journal of Naturopathic Medicine (IntJNM) will publish high-quality manuscripts with direct relevance to the practice of naturopathic medicine. IntJNM will engage and inform naturopathic physicians and allied health professionals, and encourage debate within the naturopathic profession.
Natural Medicine Journal is a cutting-edge electronic journal and website for integrative healthcare practitioners, students, faculty, and anyone interested in the field of natural medicine. Readers of the journal and visitors to the site will find scientifically valid, clinically relevant information within the peer-reviewed monthly journal and online resources.
Founded in 1985, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) is the national professional society representing licensed naturopathic doctors. The AANP aims to increase awareness of and expand access to naturopathic physicians, help its members build successful medical practices, and expand the body of naturopathic medicine research.
The Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) was established in 2001 to advance the naturopathic medical profession by actively supporting the academic efforts of accredited and recognized schools of naturopathic medicine.
The Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS) is Australia's largest professional association of massage therapists, herbalists, acupuncturists, homeopaths, naturopaths, reflexologists and nutritionists, representing about 65% of the total profession.
A pioneer in natural medicine, Bastyr University is a nonprofit, private university that is at the forefront of developing leaders in natural health arts and sciences for the 21st-century.
The British Naturopathic Journal publishes research papers on naturopathy and closely allied subjects as well as critical reviews, discussion papers and brief communications.
Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors advocates on behalf of the naturopathic profession federally, supports scientific research as well as the regulation of all health-care professionals to ensure public safety.
Founded in 1906, National University of Health Sciences is a leader in the growing field of integrative medicine and is respected worldwide for success in balancing healing arts and science, combining broad-scope integrative medicine with patient-centered care.
Unbiased, scientific clinical information on complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies.
The Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA) is an international, student-governed 501(c)3 non-profit organization established to support naturopathic medical students at accredited schools in the USA and Canada.
To advance the philosophy, science and practice of naturopathic oncology.
The World Naturopathic Federation represents naturopathic organizations from across the globe. Our goal is to promote naturopathy, increase awareness of naturopathy within our member countries and provide education to countries about the value of naturopathy to the health of all people.