Why and How Do Naturopathic Doctors Focus on Prevention?

Why and How Do Naturopathic Doctors Focus on Prevention?

View the printable PDF version.  The AANP and INM would like to acknowledge Amy Rothenberg, ND, for her contributions to the content of this FAQ. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) follow six guiding principles that serve as a philosophical platform for all of naturopathic medicine. The principles influence how NDs think about medicine, make clinical decisions, and most importantly, how…

How and Why Do Naturopathic Doctors Use Botanical Medicine?

How and Why Do Naturopathic Doctors Use Botanical Medicine?

View the printable PDF version. The AANP and the INM would like to acknowledge Patricia Gaines, ND, and Sheila Kingsbury, ND, for their contributions to the content of this FAQ.  Botanical medicine, also known as herbal medicine, is the science and practice of using medicinal plants and extracts to improve overall health, support wellness, and treat acute and chronic disease. Many…

What Do Naturopathic Doctors Mean By “First, Do No Harm?”

What Do Naturopathic Doctors Mean By “First, Do No Harm?”

View the printable PDF version.  The AANP and INM would like to acknowledge Amy Rothenberg, ND, for her contributions to the content of this FAQ. Licensed naturopathic doctors (NDs) follow six guiding principles that serve as a philosophical platform for all of naturopathic medicine. The principles influence how NDs think about medicine, make clinical decisions, and most importantly,…

How Do Naturopathic Doctors Help People Manage Blood Pressure?

How Do Naturopathic Doctors Help People Manage Blood Pressure?

View the printable PDF version.  The AANP and the INM would like to acknowledge Kasra Pournadeali, ND, for his contributions to the content of this FAQ. Forty-six percent of U.S. adults, and nearly 80 percent of those aged 65 and older have high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association. High blood pressure, which often…

What Do Naturopathic Doctors Mean by Treat the Whole Person?

What Do Naturopathic Doctors Mean by Treat the Whole Person?

View the printable PDF version. The AANP and INM would like to acknowledge Amy Rothenberg, ND, for her contributions to the content of this FAQ. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) follow six guiding principles that serve as a philosophical platform for all of naturopathic medicine. The principles influence how NDs think about medicine, make clinical decisions, and most importantly, how…

What Advanced Training Do Naturopathic Doctors Have in Behavioral Medicine?

What Advanced Training Do Naturopathic Doctors Have in Behavioral Medicine?

View the printable PDF version. The AANP and INM would like to acknowledge Brad Lichtenstein, ND, BCB, Bastyr University Associate Professor and Katie Stage, ND, RH (AHG), Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Division Director of Therapeutics for their contributions to the content of this FAQ. Individual behavior is one of the most important influencers of your health. Your lifestyle and the conditions in which you…

Why Are a Growing Number of Medical Doctors (MDs) Working Collaboratively with Naturopathic Doctors (NDs)?

Why Are a Growing Number of Medical Doctors (MDs) Working Collaboratively with Naturopathic Doctors (NDs)?

View the printable PDF version. The AANP and the INM would like to acknowledge Leonard A. Wisneski, MD, FACP and Dave Johnson, MD, FACC for their contributions to the content of this FAQ. Conventionally trained medical doctors find that naturopathic doctors have education, training and a practice approach that enhances care and expands treatment options for patients. Specifically: NDs…

How Do Naturopathic Doctors Help Address Men’s Health?

How Do Naturopathic Doctors Help Address Men’s Health?

View the printable PDF version. Five key lifestyle changes can add up to 12 years to a man’s life, according to a new Harvard study. But unhealthy lifestyle habits, less frequent screening, and late treatment for preventable chronic diseases all result in men dying at greater rates than women from causes including heart disease, diabetes, accidents, and cancer.…

Why is Doctor as Teacher a Principle of Naturopathic Medicine?

Why is Doctor as Teacher a Principle of Naturopathic Medicine?

View the printable PDF version. The AANP  & INM would like to acknowledge Amy Rothenberg, ND, and Allison Willette, RN, ND for their input on this FAQ. Naturopathic doctors follow six guiding principles that serve as a philosophical platform for everything they do. The principles influence how they think about medicine, how they make clinical decisions, and most importantly,…

NYANP Member Spotlight

NYANP Member Spotlight

Dr. Jillian Finker, Naturopathic Doctor Interview on December 11, 2018 by Dr. Kurt Beil 1. Where did you go to school and when did you graduate? Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM), Graduated in 2003. 2. Why did you want to become a Naturopathic Doctor? Growing up, I wanted to become an MD. I was…