Pacific Naturopathic - Palo Alto, California

Naturopathic Training

Our naturopathic doctors have received N.D. degrees from Bastyr University in Seattle, have fulfilled the national licensing requirements for naturopathic doctors, and are licensed in California and Hawaii. They are members of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the California Naturopathic Doctors Association.

Naturopathic TrainingBastyr University is a federally-accredited
four year postgraduate naturopathic medical school.

In naturopathic training, doctors receive basic, clinical science, and diagnostic training similar to the training that conventional doctors receive, as well as hundreds of hours of training in natural therapeutics and nutrition.

Naturopathic doctors are trained in primary health care, emphasizing prevention, treatment and the promotion of optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and modalities that encourage the self-healing process, which we call the vix medicatrix naturæ. The philosophical approach of naturopathic medicine includes prevention of disease, encouragement of the body's inherent healing abilities, natural treatment of the whole person, personal responsibility for one's health, and education of patients in health-promoting lifestyles. Naturopathic practice blends centuries-old knowledge of natural, nontoxic therapies with current scientific knowledge. The scope of practice includes all aspects of family and primary care, from pediatrics to geriatrics, and all natural medicine modalities.

Naturopathic diagnostics and therapeutics are supported by scientific research drawn from peer-reviewed journals from many disciplines, including naturopathic medicine, conventional medicine, European complementary medicine, clinical nutrition, phytotherapy, pharmacognosy, homeopathy, psychology and spirituality.

Most naturopathic doctors provide primary care natural medicine through office-based, private practice. Many receive additional training in specialized disciplines to broaden the services they can offer their patients. These disciplines include midwifery, acupuncture and Oriental medicine, homeopathy, psychotherapy, and Ayurvedic medicine. Some naturopathic physicians choose to practice as specialists. An increasing trend is the establishment of associate practices and interdisciplinary integrated care clinics, bringing together the services of a diverse group of practitioners.

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Pacific Naturopathic - Palo Alto, California
1580 W. El Camino Real, Suite 7  -  Mountain View, CA 94040
Voice: 650-961-1660 Fax: 650-426-3935

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