Washington, D.C., September 11 – The U.S. Senate last night unanimously passed a resolution designating October 7 – October 13 as Naturopathic Medicine Week.
The resolution recognizes the value of naturopathic medicine in providing “safe, effective, and affordable health care…” and encourages Americans to learn about the role of naturopathic physicians in preventing chronic and debilitating conditions.
According to Jud Richland, AANP’s CEO, “Passage of this resolution is an historic achievement for naturopathic medicine. The Congress has now officially recognized the important role naturopathic medicine plays in effectively addressing the nation’s health care needs as well as in addressing the increasingly severe shortage of primary care physicians.”
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The Basics of Naturopathic Medicine
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct system of health care that emphasizes natural healing and prevention diseases. The doctors of naturopathic medicine (Naturopathic Doctors), are trained to serve as primary care general practitioners who are experts in the prevention, diagnosis, management, and treatment of both acute and chronic health conditions using various non-invasive natural therapies, such as clinical nutrition, homeopathy, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, physical medicine, and counseling.
Naturopathic Medical Training:
Naturopathic doctors are trained at accredited, four-year, post-graduate naturopathic medical schools. The training consists of comprehensive study of the conventional medical sciences, including basic medical sciences, clinical and physical diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis and imaging, clinical sciences as well as naturopathic philosophy and a wide variety of natural therapeutics
.Principles of Naturopathic Medicine:
- First, Do No Harm
- The Healing Power of Nature
- Find and Treat the Cause
- Treat the Whole Person
- Doctor as Teacher
Naturopathic treatments are not only effective in treating a wide variety of conditions without the need for additional intervention, but also can be used to complement treatments used by conventionally trained medical doctors. The result is a patient-centered approach that may provide the most appropriate treatment for an individual’s needs.