Naturopathic medicine is a holistic system of family healthcare that blends natural therapies with conventional medical standards. Naturopathic doctors specialize in promoting health and wellness and in preventing disease. We view each person as an integrated whole of body, mind and spirit, looking beyond symptoms to identify and address the underlying cause of illness. We take the time to listen to our patients and nurture healing relationships.
Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are trained as general family practitioners at accredited naturopathic medical schools. Like conventional medical schools, these four-year doctoral programs provide an education in the basic medical sciences and modern diagnostic and treatment methods. Extensive coursework in naturopathic principles and therapies is combined with supervised, outpatient clinical rotations to complete the training in comprehensive family healthcare.
Naturopathic doctors have been licensed to practice in New Hampshire since 1995. In order to obtain a license, naturopathic doctors must graduate from an accredited naturopathic medical school and pass national board exams. NDs must complete regular continuing medical education to maintain their licenses