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The Principles and Education of Naturopathic Medicine
As part of the six principles of naturopathic medicine, the main principle focuses on doctors, as teachers, being an active participant in the patients journey of health, providing information and steering patients in the right direction to better health.
Most importantly, a naturopath empowers patients to take better care of themselves.
There are many educational programs in naturopathic medicine, but a naturopathic doctor would typically complete a 4-year accredited program, similar side-by-side to a medical doctor and learn both pharmaceutical treatments and natural treatments. Currently there are 19 states licensed for naturopathic medicine. I encourage you to visit amna.org and learn more about naturopathic medicine and find out if naturopathic medicine is licensed in the state where you live.
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