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Naturopathic Medicine: Frequently Asked Questions

A service for consumers from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the Institute for Natural Medicine (INM)


The AANP and the INM would like to acknowledge the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) for its contributions to the content of this FAQ. The AANMC was established in 2001 to advance the naturopathic medical profession by actively supporting the academic efforts of accredited naturopathic medical schools. 

FAQ #1:
How are Naturopathic Doctors Educated, Trained, and Licensed? 

FAQ #2:
What is Naturopathic Medicine?

FAQ #3
Under What Circumstances Should I Choose to See a Naturopathic Doctor? 

FAQ #4:
​What is the Difference Between a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor and a Traditional Naturopath?

What do Naturopathic Doctors Mean by the Healing Power of Nature?

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