naturopathic medicine

Burden of Proof

The following comes from Grant Antoine, a second-year student in the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Program at Bastyr University California. It first appeared at Naturopathic.org, the website of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). The opinions expressed belong to the author.

DC FLI: Naturopathic Students Meet with Congress to Support Medicare Inclusion

Naturopathic medicine supporters from around the country convened in Washington DC for the annual DC Federal Legislative Initiative (DC FLI) in April. DC FLI lets members of Congress learn about the benefits of naturopathic medicine and upcoming legislative bills to support the profession. This year’s event focused on legislation to integrate naturopathic doctors as Medicare health care providers and to implement a second annual Naturopathic Medicine Awareness Week.

Focused Effort Brings Licensure Rights to Naturopathic Doctors in Maryland

On April 14, 2014, with bipartisan support and Governor Martin O’Malley’s signature, Maryland became the 18th state to license naturopathic doctors (NDs). The newly signed law provides the people of Maryland greater access to comprehensive naturopathic health care by licensed professionals.