Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is a philosophy of medicine practiced by a naturopathic physician.

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Naturopathic physicians are medical practitioners that attended a 4 year, accredited, post-graduate medical school that trains and educates primary care physicians to diagnose and treat patients with acute and chronic illness from a holistic perspective.  The training consists of both classroom and clinical rotations.  There is a strong emphasis on prevention and wellness, as well as causing as little harm as possible to the individual on their health journey.

A naturopath is not defined by the treatment modalities they prescribe.  It is the reason treatments are recommended that is at the heart of naturopathic medicine.  Naturopathic physicians are trained in: homeopathy, botanical medicines, pharmaceutical medicines, orthomolecular supplements (vitamins, minerals, amino acids), hydrotherapy, minor surgery, Chinese medicine and acupuncture, naturopathic physical medicine, and lifestyle/diet modifications.

Currently naturopathic physicians are licensed in 16 states within the United States and there are 5 schools in the United States training naturopathic physicians.
Individuals who call themselves naturopathic physicians do not get training from online, non-accredited schools or businesses.  In an unlicensed state, such as Indiana and Kentucky, it is crucial that individuals question a “naturopath” about their training to discern if the individual is actually a naturopathic physician; or simply someone claiming to be a naturopath or traditional naturopath after purchasing a degree online.

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