National Associations for Naturopathic Doctors

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)

The AANP is the primary agency representing the interests of the profession of naturopathic medicine in the US Based in Washington, D.C., it actively supports, promotes and advocates on behalf of naturopathic physicians. It cooperates and often collaborates with other agencies and programs (like the AANMC) that share similar goals. From the AANP mission:

“To transform the health care system from disease management to health promotion by incorporating the principles of naturopathic medicine.”

818 18th St. NW Suite 250
Washington, DC 20006
202.237.8150 phone
866.538.2267 toll-free
202.237.8152 fax

The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND)
Association Canadienne des Docteurs en Naturopathie

The CAND is the professional association in Canada which represents the interests of naturopathic doctors and promotes naturopathic medicine throughout the country. It facilitates communication within the profession, advocates for regulatory change at the federal level and educates the public and other health care professionals about the benefits of naturopathic medicine. The CAND vision:

“To be a strong voice in Canadian health care and to ensure the optimal health of Canadians through the active promotion of the art and science of naturopathic medicine and the advancement of its practice.”

20 Holly St. Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario MS4 3B1
Phone: 416.496.8633 Toll free: 800.551.4381

Naturopathic Health Resources

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Professional Associations and Organizations

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American Academy of Environmental Medicine
Supports those in the profession of environmental medicine, recruits the professional to study environmental medicine, defines environmental medicine, and includes members-only page.

American Association for the Advancement of Science
The world’s largest general scientific society, with the mission of advancing science, serving society.

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
Professional society representing naturopathic physicians licensed (or eligible for licensing) as primary care providers; consumer and professional site, including a members-only page.

American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM)
Dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals on the latest findings and emerging procedures in preventive/nutritional medicine.

British Columbia Naturopathic Association
The professional association for naturopathic physicians in British Columbia; offers student information and patient referrals to doctors throughout the province.

Canadian Health Network (CHN)
National, bilingual, Web-based health information service combining the resources of leading Canadian health organizations and international health information providers.

Canadian Naturopathic Association
Represents the interests of naturopathic doctors and promotes naturopathic medicine throughout Canada.

European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy (ESCOP)
Aims to advance the scientific and regulatory status of phytomedicine at a European level; not information-heavy; includes much password-protected content.

Institute for Natural Medicine
Works with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians to increase public awareness of naturopathic medicine and access to naturopathic doctors for their patients.

International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM)
Aims to improve human health through education, practice and research in energy medicine, the interaction of energy with the human psyche and physiology; publishes a journal and newsletter.

National Center for Homeopathy (NCH)
Promotes health through homeopathy; offers articles and research, education directory and homeopathic directory listing; publishers of Homeopathy Today magazine.

Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP)
Works to advance the philosophy, science and practice of naturopathic oncology and enhance the survival and quality of life for people living with cancer through the integration of naturopathic oncology into cancer care.

Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND)
Offers information about naturopathic medicine, answers to commonly asked questions, list of naturopathic doctors, public newsletter and more.

Yahoo’s List of Alternative Medicine Organizations
General collection of Web links organized by modality; includes Alexander Technique, aromatherapy, holistic health, massage, medicinal marijuana, meditation, naturopathy and Qi Gong.