How Do Naturopathic Doctors Help People Manage Chronic Pain Without Highly Addictive Opioids?

How Do Naturopathic Doctors Help People Manage Chronic Pain Without Highly Addictive Opioids?

FAQ #7: How do naturopathic doctors help people manage chronic pain without highly addictive opioids? A service for consumers from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the Institute for Natural Medicine (INM) Anyone who has ever experienced chronic pain knows how debilitating it can be. Yet the most commonly recommended conventional medical solution—prescription…

How Does Naturopathic Medicine Lower Health Care Costs?

How Does Naturopathic Medicine Lower Health Care Costs?

FAQ #6: How does naturopathic medicine lower health care costs? A service for consumers from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the Institute for Natural Medicine (INM) As concerns grow over high health care costs and poor health outcomes in the United States, a growing number of policymakers, health care practitioners, and other…

How Should I Choose a Naturopathic Doctor?

How Should I Choose a Naturopathic Doctor?

FAQ #5:  How Should I Choose a Naturopathic Doctor? A service for consumers from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the Institute for Natural Medicine (INM) The most important criteria in selecting a naturopathic doctor are that the doctor 1) has a naturopathic medical degree earned from an accredited, four-year, in-residence, naturopathic medical college…

What is the Difference Between a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor and an Unlicensed Naturopath?

What is the Difference Between a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor and an Unlicensed Naturopath?

FAQ #4: What is the difference between a licensed naturopathic doctor and an unlicensed naturopath? A service for consumers from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the Institute for Natural Medicine (INM) Licensed naturopathic doctors, sometimes referred to as naturopathic physicians, are regulated at the state level to practice naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic medical students…

Under What Circumstances Should I Choose to See a Naturopathic Doctor?

Under What Circumstances Should I Choose to See a Naturopathic Doctor?

FAQ #3: Under what circumstances should I choose to see a naturopathic doctor? A service for consumers from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the Institute for Natural Medicine (INM). 1. You want a doctor who will treat all of you, not just your illness. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are trained to treat the…

What Is Naturopathic Medicine?

What Is Naturopathic Medicine?

FAQ #2: What is naturopathic medicine? A service for consumers from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the Institute for Natural Medicine (INM). Naturopathic doctors are educated and trained in accredited naturopathic medical colleges. They diagnose, prevent and treat acute and chronic illness, restore and establish optimal health by supporting the person’s inherent…

How Are Naturopathic Doctors Educated, Trained, and Licensed?

How Are Naturopathic Doctors Educated, Trained, and Licensed?

FAQ #1: How are naturopathic doctors educated, trained, and licensed? A service for consumers from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the Institute for Natural Medicine (INM) Accredited naturopathic medical schools are four-year, in-residence, hands-on medical programs consisting of a minimum of 4,100 hours of class and clinical training. During naturopathic medical school, students…

Alternative Medicine As the Original Disruptor of Healthcare

Alternative Medicine As the Original Disruptor of Healthcare

Alternative Medicine As the Original Disruptor of Healthcare: Recognizing Self-Care Advocates as Collaborators Instead of Disruptors to Improve Individual Health Outcomes Written by Millie Lytle, ND Recently, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan announced they are launching a joint initiative to reduce health care costs in the US. This is significant. Because of the scale of resources…

How Do Naturopathic Doctors Empower People to Take Charge of Their Health?

How Do Naturopathic Doctors Empower People to Take Charge of Their Health?

Written by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Institute for Natural Medicine (INM). Empowering people to become more informed about their health options, more involved in decisions made about their health, and more capable of maintaining their own good health can lead to better health outcomes and lower costs.1 In addition to diagnosing…

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Written as a service for consumers from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the Institute for Natural Medicine (INM). Naturopathic medicine is a distinct practice of medicine that emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process to treat each person holistically and improve outcomes while lowering health care costs. Naturopathic doctors are educated and trained in…