People might be surprised to discover that Naturopathic medicine, while rooted in traditional remedies with long historical use, is heavily backed by rigorous scientific methods. Treatments involving clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Diet and Lifestyle Therapy have consistently shown clinical improvement, cementing their place in complementary health care.
Naturopathic medical schools are accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) after which they are eligible for membership in the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC). There are seven accredited schools in North America, including two here in Canada. These government-appointed boards require candidates to pass comprehensive examinations before licensing them to practice.
Below, you will find more information on how exactly we are trained in this profound and effective model of primary health care.