Generally, a naturopathic medical approach supports you on all levels –mental, emotional and physical. Naturopathic doctors are trained to teach you how to optimize wellness and use naturopathic medicine to enrich your life. Treatments include safe and effective natural remedies and therapies:
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Homeopathic Drainage
- Flower Essences
- Emotional Freedom Technique
- Dietary and lifestyle modifications
- Botanical medicine
- **Intravenous Vitamin Therapy**- **Not Available In NYS
- **Minor Surgery**- **Not Available In NYS
- **Naturopathic Manipulative Treatment**- **Not Available In NYS
**Not Available In NYS
Naturopathic Medical Education
A licensed naturopathic doctor attends a four-year professional level naturopathic medical school,earning the graduate degree doctor of naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic medical students receive training in the same basic sciences as conventional medical students with additional coursework in holistic and nontoxic approaches to therapy and medication. While naturopathic medical curriculum includes in-depth training in diagnosis and treatment of disease, it emphasizes disease prevention and wellness optimization.
Above and beyond conventional medical curriculum requirements,the naturopathic medical student must complete four years of training in clinical nutrition,homeopathic medicine, botanical medicine, psychology, and lifestyle counseling Like conventional medical school graduates, naturopathic medical school graduates are required to take rigorous professional board exams for licensure by a state or jurisdiction in order to practice as general or primary care physicians.
There are seven naturopathic medical schools in North America. Please refer to http://www.aanmc.org for a list of accredited schools. Always ask your naturopathic doctor where they received their training and in what jurisdiction they are licensed. There are unlicensed practicing healthcare practitioners that call themselves “naturopaths” .They have limited online book training on the theory and practice of naturopathy and are not qualified to practice primary care medicine in any state.