Naturopathic Physicians (NDs) are licensed primary care doctors trained as experts in natural medicine. They are unique in providing diagnosis and treatment that bridges both conventional and natural medicine; they integrate the latest scientific research with the healing power of nature.
Naturopathic Physicians (NDs) endeavor to treat the whole person by taking into account the emotional, genetic and environmental factors that have influenced their state of health...
Naturopathic Physicians differ from allopaths (MDs); rather than limiting their treatment to synthetic drugs and invasive procedures, NDs predominantly utilize natural remedies and procedures. Naturopathic Physicians work to identify and eliminate the cause of disease.
-The Princeton Review, "The Best 168 Medical Schools, 2007", p. 24
Licensed Naturopathic Doctors are graduates of 4 year post-bachelor medical schools. Some NDs have advanced training in women's health, homeopathy and intravenous therapy. As professional pioneers in science-based natural medicine, NDs advocate the development of professional standards, accountability and regulation of all forms of medicine to maintain safety and freedom of choice in healthcare. NDs are currently licensed in 15 states and more states will be licensed soon.