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Naturopathic Physicians: Holistic Primary Care and Integrative Medicine Specialists

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Naturopathic Physicians: Holistic Primary Care and Integrative Medicine Specialists

Andrew P Litchy. J Diet Suppl.

Abstract

The use of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is increasing in the United States; there is a need for physician level practitioners who possess extensive training in both CAM and conventional medicine. Naturopathic physicians possess training that allows integration of modern scientific knowledge and the age-old wisdom of natural healing techniques. Naturopathic philosophy provides a framework to implement CAM in concert with conventional therapies. The naturopathic physician's expertise in both conventional medicine and CAM allows a practice style that provides excellent care through employing conventional and CAM modalities while utilizing modern research and evidence-based medicine.

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