WASHINGTON, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Naturopathic medicine emphasizes prevention and self-healing, treating each person
holistically to establish optimal health. This is according to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP),
The FAQ describes naturopathic medicine's Therapeutic Order™, which identifies the natural order in which all therapies should be applied to provide the greatest benefit with the least potential for damage. From least to most invasive, these are the therapeutic approaches employed by naturopathic doctors:
"Naturopathic doctors don't just identify and treat illnesses; we treat patients holistically to restore them to good health," said Michelle Simon, PhD, ND. "We do that by identifying the underlying causes of illness, and developing personalized plans to address them. In that regard, naturopathic medicine focuses on health care, not sick care."
Naturopathic doctors are educated and trained in accredited naturopathic medical colleges. While many naturopathic doctors are trained in primary care, like conventional medical doctors (MDs), some choose to specialize or focus their practices. Specialty associations currently exist for Endocrinology, Environmental Medicine, Gastroenterology, Parenteral Therapies, Pediatrics, Primary Care Medicine, Psychiatry, and Oncology.
The complete FAQ, "What is naturopathic medicine?" can be found here.
About the Institute for Natural MedicineThe Institute for Natural Medicine (INM) is a national not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides public education about naturopathic medicine and increases consumer access to naturopathic doctors. As a close partner to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the INM strives to increase consumer and physician choice in safe, effective healthcare that improves patient outcomes and lowers costs. For more information visit www.naturemed.org or call 855-799-4490.
About the AANPThe American Association of Naturopathic Physicians is the professional association that represents licensed naturopathic physicians. The AANP strives to make naturopathic medicine available to every American, and to increase recognition of naturopathic physicians as the identified authorities on natural medicine. Learn more at www.naturopathic.org.
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