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Friday, October 11, 2013

Naturopathic Medicine Week


 
Naturopathic medicine is a form of medicine that:

-               Considers the whole person
-               Focuses on the causes of illness, not just the
                   symptoms
-               Emphasizes prevention and ongoing wellness
-               Uses natural treatments that are less invasive and
                  less expensive than conventional drugs and
                  surgery.

There are approximately 4,400 naturopathic doctors (NDs) in the US who are currently licensed, having graduated from an accredited 4-year naturopathic medical school.  NDs are rigorously trained in approaches that facilitate the body’s inherent self-healing ability.  They treat a full range of illnesses and work closely with their patients, guiding and empowering them education and self-care.
 
The US Senate’s unanimous passage of a resolution (S. Res. 221) establishes October 7-13, 2013 as Naturopathic Medicine Week.  This is the first time Congress has recognized the ability of naturopathic physicians to “provide safe, effective, and affordable health care” and to play an essential role in addressing the nation’s pressing shortage of primary care physicians.  
 
Happy Naturopathic Medicine Week!

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