Naturopathic Doctor’s Training and Regulation

Naturopathic Doctors (ND/NMD) unlike traditional naturopaths are trained at one of these seven federally accredited naturopathic schools: Bastyr University Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine Bridgeport University* Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine National University of Health Sciences National University of Natural Medicine Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine *Bridgeport University is no longer accepting new students. Once…

Definition of Terms

Allopathy/Allopathic Medicine A term originally coined by Samuel Hahnemann, M.D., the founder of homeopathy. Allopathy describes the treatment of disease using a principle of opposites, for example, treating constipation with a laxative. We now know ‘allopathic medicine’ to be considered the same as conventional medicine. Biotherapeutic Drainage Subtle and directed elimination through the body’s ’emunctories’…

Naturopathic Philosophy

Naturopathy, a termed coined around 1901, is the combination of the nineteenth century European practice Nature Cure with the principles and concepts of homeopathy. Your body has the most incredible, innate healing power that is active and  responsive in your everyday life. It is far more powerful beyond what you have been led to believe…

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

In fact, naturopathic medicine was created in 1901 as a direct response to the overuse of chemical drug therapies. Over the previous century the use of mercury, also known as ‘calomel’, was in widespread use, mirroring the current pharmaceutical industry. Naturopathic medicine is a unique doctoral profession built upon the premise of using nature as…