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Safe and reliable naturopathic medical practice


Naturopathic medical practice is safest among the health professions.  In fact, when data was last compiled in 2014, there had been no medical malpractice claims against naturopathic doctors anywhere in the US.   This is a phenomenal track record of safety, and compares very favorably with the 128,000 deaths per year from "properly" prescribed pharmaceuticals in conventional medicine, as discussed in this Harvard University Center for Ethics article.

Naturopathic medical education

Naturopathic medical students have more classroom hours and more courses in their medical school curriculum than medical doctors.  See this curriculum comparison.  Naturopathic medical schools are 4-year, in-residence, graduate programs.

4-year, on-site, doctoral programs in naturopathic medicine   AANMC

Naturopathic medical school standards and accreditation

Naturopathic medical schools and universities are approved by the US Department of Education and reviewed by

the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education.

Naturopathic medical research

​World class research in naturopathic, alternative and integrative medicine is being conducted

At the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) - Helfgott Research Institute

At National University of Health Sciences (NU)

At the American Naturopathic Research Institute / Naturopathic Oncology Research Institute (ANRI / NORI)

At Bastyr University

​and listed on

The Naturopathic Medical Profession described by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Naturopathic medical philosophy is described on

Naturopathic medicine is integrative medicine.  Cited on PubMed, National Institutes of Health

Find a local naturopathic physician here.