What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. See the 6 Naturopathic Principles and The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for more details.
Licensed Naturopathic Doctors are practitioners who have completed 4 years of medical school education from accredited programs and passed professional boards. See the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges for a list of accredited programs.
Naturopathic Doctors are regulated in 22 states and 3 U.S. territories.
Naturopathic Medicine in Tennessee
Can’t find a licensed ND in your local Tennessee area? There is a good reason for that!
Tennessee is not a state that has passed regulative legislation.
Lack of these licensing laws that identify and credential Naturopathic Doctors means that qualified Naturopathic Doctors who live here cannot practice to the fullest extent of their education or offer their services appropriately in the medical community. Limited often to the role of a consultant. This limitation of practice is a deterrent to newly graduated doctors from setting up businesses in Tennessee.
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