naturopathic medicine

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naturopathic medicine:

see naturopathynaturopathy
or naturopathic medicine,
branch of alternative medicine concerned with holistic and noninvasive methods of treating illness and maintaining health.
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The Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors went back to the administration and has made changes recommended to the bill, which has the support of the Department of Public Health.
See CAND, Questions: Education and Regulation, online: Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors <http://www.
The researcher (RW) who conducted the interviews is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND), but does not specialize in Aboriginal issues nor did she have a prior relationship with any of the study participants.
On grounds of "patient protection" and "public interest," the AMA has taken several steps over the last year to restrict the growth and expansion of naturopathic doctors (NDs), doctorate level nurse practitioners, and professionals who, together with the mainstreaming of "alternative" medicine, represent a threat to the longstanding hegemony of conventional, drug-based allopathy.
Naturopathy is not currently regulated, so while some Naturopathic Doctors receive lengthy, rigorous training similar to their conventional medical counterparts, other practitioners with much less training also call themselves Naturopaths or Naturopathic Doctors.
In fact, good herbal information is readily available through licensed naturopathic doctors.
Naturopathic doctors use nutrition, herbs, and Chinese medicine.
AFI: Combining herbal and nutritional alternatives with HRT is common practice among naturopathic doctors.
The authors, both naturopathic doctors, cite studies and facts in the margins and emphasize that they have researched the remedies in the book.
As there are relatively few naturopathic doctors, most are generalists.
Under California Business and Professions Code 4170, only nurse-midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and naturopathic doctors who function pursuant to standardized procedure or protocol as set forth in sections 2746.
When Washington State required health insurers to cover the services of naturopathic doctors, KPNW investigators asked respected naturopaths to tell them which conditions were appropriate for naturopathic care.