Naturopathic Medicine Week logoCelebrate Nat Med Week 2021 

May 16-22

Happy Naturopathic Medicine Week! Each year, this week serves to educate the public on what naturopathic medicine is all about.  Follow along with our community on Instagram and Facebook and tag @bastyruniversity in your own celebration of naturopathic medicine! 

History of Naturopathic Medicine Week

Each year, the naturopathic medicine community celebrates National Naturopathic Medicine week to help raise awareness, share resources and celebrate the medicine we all so strongly believe in. In previous years, the United States ND community recognized ND Week during the month of October, however in 2021, the Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA) changed to align Naturopathic Medicine Week with the Canadian ND schools which celebrates in May. Historically, each of the North American ND schools host a friendly competition on social media, with the shared goal of increasing public knowledge surrounding naturopathic medicine and it's benefits.

This Year's Student Competition 

Let’s get the word out about naturopathic medicine! Do you have your own naturopathic news, info, or ND shoutouts or testimonials to share? Each naturopathic medical school is competing against one another to earn points and win the Golden Avocado trophy.  Be sure to tag @nmsalife, @nmsabuc, @nmsabuw and @bastyruniversity on Instagram and use the hashtags  #nmwBUC2021, #nmwBUW2021 #naturopathicmedicineweek, and #nmsalife.  Students receive points each time these are used. 

ND Week Daily Themes

The Naturopathic Medical Student Association set a theme for each day: 

  • Monday, May 16: What is Naturopathic Medicine?  
  • Tuesday, May 17: Modalities of Naturopathic Medicine | 4 NDs Discuss their how they use these modalities in their practice 
  • Wednesday, May 18: Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine | 6 Principles of Naturopathic Medicine 
  • Thursday, May 19: Determinants of Health | Prevention and Treatment using Naturopathic Medicine 
  • Friday, May 20: Special Populations and Legislative Awareness 




Follow us

Keep informed about Naturopathic Medicine Week on our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter or Pinterest.

About Naturopathic Medicine

Bastyr's Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree program prepares NDs of the future, with degree programs now at our Kenmore, Wash. and San Diego campuses. You can learn more about how naturopathic medicine can help you or your loved ones at our Seattle and San Diego teaching clinics.