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A Celebration of Naturopathic Medicine

On September 10, 2013, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution (Sen. Res. 221) designating October 7 - October 13 as Naturopathic Medicine Week.  The resolution recognizes the value of naturopathic medicine in providing "safe, effective, and affordable health care..." and encourages Americans to learn about the role of naturopathic doctors in preventing chronic and debilitating conditions.
According to Jud Richland, CEO of American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, "Passage of this resolution is an historic achievement for naturopathic medicine. The Congress has now officially recognized the important role naturopathic medicine plays in effectively addressing the nation's health care needs as well as in addressing the increasingly severe shortage of primary care physicians."
Licensed Naturopathic doctors (ND) graduate from a 4 year, fully accredited, medical program.The curriculum includes studies on physiology, pathology, and biochemistry as well a…