Naturopathic Medicine blends centuries-old
natural, non-toxic therapies with current advances
in the study of health and healing.  Licensed
Naturopathic Physicians are trained at accredited
four-year naturopathic medical schools to be
primary care general practitioners with expertise
in natural medicine.  Their pre-clinical and clinical
training is comparable to that of conventional
medical schools, and they must pass national board
exams to obtain licensure.  Naturopathic Medicine
focuses on whole-patient wellness - the treatment
is tailored to the patient and emphasizes
prevention and self-care.  Naturopaths attempt to
find the underlying cause of the patient's condition
rather than focusing solely on symptomatic
treatment.  Naturopathic medicine is effective in
treating most health problems, both acute and