Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct approach to wellness that integrates modern, science-based knowledge, with traditional Western and Eastern diagnostic and treatment methods.
Education and Training
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are educated in basic, diagnostic, laboratory, and clinical sciences at 4-year accredited medical colleges. Additionally, they receive a comprehensive education in non-invasive, non-toxic therapeutic modalities including clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, acupuncture, physical medicine, counseling, mind-body medicine, minor surgery, and pharmaceuticals.
Naturopathic Physicians undergo two years of intensive supervised clinical training and must complete National Board Exams in order to be eligible for licensure. NDs are currently licensed in 19 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Naturopathic Doctors in the State of Vermont are Primary Care Physicians and most services are covered by insurance.
Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine
Primum Non Nocere
First of all, to do no harm
Vis Medicatrix Naturae
To act in cooperation with the Healing Power of Nature
To address the fundamental causes of disease
To heal the whole person through individualized treatment
To teach the principles of healthy living and preventive medicine
To practice prevention with patients and the public