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Naturopathic Medicine experienced a decline in the 1940’s and 50’s with the rise and popularity of pharmaceutical drugs, technological medicine, and the widespread belief that these therapies could eliminate all disease. But it has experienced a resurgence in the last two decades, as a health conscious public seeks out alternatives to conventional medicine.

 

A 2018 Map of Naturopathic Medicine regulated states

In 2018, According to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, currently 20 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands have licensing or registration laws for Naturopathic Doctors.1  In these states, Naturopathic Doctors are required to graduate from accredited four-year residential naturopathic medical programs and pass an extensive postdoctoral board examination (NPLEX) in order to receive a license or registration.

 

For information about the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examination Board (NPLEX) and the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE), please see the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians' Education page.

 

Licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctors must fulfill state-mandated continuing education requirements annually and have a specific scope of practice as defined by their state's law. Jurisdictions that currently regulate Naturopathic Doctors are:

 

Alaska

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Hawaii

Kansas

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Minnesota

Montana

New Hampshire

North Dakota

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Utah

Vermont

Washington

 

District of Columbia

Puerto Rico

US Virgin Islands

 

Click here for a PDF map of regulated states and states seeking licensure.

 

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Information about your visit to Vitae Health Center for Naturopathic, Integrative and Complementary Medicine services
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Information about your visit to Vitae Health Center for Naturopathic, Integrative and Complementary Medicine services
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Information about your visit to Vitae Health Center for Naturopathic, Integrative and Complementary Medicine services
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