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Dr. Tia Trivisonno, The Story of Naturopathic Medicine

I really felt like if I want to help the medical paradigm and I want to educate my family, my friends, and ultimately future patients about a system that can work for them, naturopathic medicine to me is the one that blends these things in such a way that you speak the language of the…

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How Do Naturopathic Doctors Treat Endometriosis?

View the printable PDF version. The AANP and INM would like to acknowledge Marianne Marchese, ND and Amy Rothenberg, ND for their contributions to the content of this FAQ.Endometriosis is one of the common yet misunderstood medical conditions, affecting 10-15 percent ofwomen of childbearing age. Licensed naturopathic doctors (NDs) utilize effective diagnostic interventions for discovering underlying causes of endometriosis. Trained extensively in clinical nutrition,…

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How Do Naturopathic Doctors Treat Insomnia and Other Sleep Problems?

View the printable PDF version. The AANP and the INM would like to acknowledge Amy Rothenberg, ND, for her contributions to the content of this FAQ. If you struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep, you are not alone. Forty percent of Americanadults get less sleep than the nightly seven hour minimum recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.…

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Do Naturopathic Doctors Prescribe Medication?

View the printable PDF version.The INM and AANP would like to acknowledge Christie Fleetwood, ND, RPh, for her contributions to the content of this FAQ. Licensed naturopathic doctors (NDs) are trained as primary care providers to diagnose, prevent, and treat acute and chronic illness. NDs complete rigorous education in pharmaceutical drugs during their four-year, science-based medical education, and…

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Who Ensures the Quality of Naturopathic Medical Schools?

View the printable PDF version. The AANP and INM would like to acknowledge Marianne Marchese, ND, and Daniel Seitz, JD, EdD, for their contributions to the content of this FAQ. Accreditation is an external peer review and regulatory process for higher education. Its goal is to ensure high-quality education and training in various disciplines, including medical education, in order…

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How Do Naturopathic Doctors Treat Hypothyroidism?

View the printable PDF version. Of the 20 million Americans who have thyroid disease, most have hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland can’t make enough thyroid hormone to keep the body running normally. More common in women than men, hypothyroidism can have a number of genetic, nutritional, and immune-related underlying causes and contributing factors. Licensed naturopathic doctors…

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How Do Naturopathic Doctors Diagnose and Treat Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis?

View the printable PDF version. The AANP and the INM would like to acknowledge Eric Yarnell, ND, for his contributions to the content of this FAQ. When diagnosing and treating patients with acute or chronic gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, licensed naturopathic doctors (NDs) address the whole person—including body, mind, emotions, genetics, environmental exposures, and socio-economic status. NDs employ a…

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How Do Naturopathic Doctors Help Prevent Cognitive Decline?

View the printable PDF version. The INM and AANP would like to acknowledge Doni Wilson, ND, Sara Thyr, ND, and Amy Rothenberg, ND, for their contributions to the content of this FAQ. As the aging baby boomer generation grows, a growing number of Americans are projected to have dementia and associated cognitive decline. Currently over five million Americans are living…