Saturday, June 03, 2017

I.03.a.2. - A - Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas

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03.a.2. States, Provinces, their boards, and AANP-CAND affiliates:
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[Alabama]
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the State of Alabama states:
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[re-searched 2018-03]
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the Alabama Association of Naturopathic Physicians: 
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no online presence;

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[Alaska]
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the State of Alaska states:
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[in "State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing State Medical Board April 15 – 16, 2010 Minutes of Meeting" (2018)]
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"Dr. Miller pointed out that difference between allopathic medicine and naturopathic medicine is that the allopathic model is based on scientific data that has been peer reviewed that what is being done is effective, not anecdotal evidence of efficacy [...] the Bastyr website states it is preferable that the candidate have a bachelor‟s degree or a science background but if not, exceptions can be made";
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(click here,
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Statutes and Regulations Naturopaths March 2016" (2018)]
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"an applicant who graduated from a school of naturopathy after December 31, 1987 shall document having passed the basic science, clinical, and homeopathic sections of the NPLEX examination";
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(click here,
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,

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[in "Instructions for Naturopath License Application" (2018)]
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"Alaska licensing requires all clinical exams, all basic science exams, and the add-on exam of homeopathy";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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the Alaska Association of Naturopathic Physicians states:
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[re-searched 2018-03]
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2018)]
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"naturopathic doctors are trained at accredited, four-year, graduate, residential naturopathic medical programs. The training consists of comprehensive study of the conventional medical sciences including: anatomy, physiology, pathology, microbiology, immunology, clinical and physical diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis, cardiology, gastroenterology, gynecology, etc. [...] in the United States, the naturopathic medical profession's infrastructure includes accredited educational institutions, professional licensing, national standards of practice, peer review, and a commitment to state-of-the-art scientific research";
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(click here,
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[in 'homepage' (2017)] 
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"our mission is to advance the philosophy, art and science of naturopathic medicine [...] naturopathic doctors craft comprehensive treatment plans that blend the best of modern medical science and traditional natural medical approaches [...] a licensed naturopathic doctor (ND) attends a four-year, graduate-level naturopathic medical school and is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an MD";
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(click here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.akanp.org/)
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[in "About Us" (2014)]
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"Jana Nalbandian, ND AKANP President [...] while at Bastyr, Dr. Nalbandian was the Department Chair of Clinical Sciences";
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[in "Standards of Care" (2012)]
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"naturopathic doctors (NDs) are primary care physicians clinically trained in natural therapeutics and whose philosophy is derived in part from a Hippocratic teaching more than 2000 years old: vis medicatrix naturae -- nature is the healer of all diseases. Their practice is based on the same basic bio-medical science foundation that allopathic practice [...] the naturopathic medical profession endeavors to avoid unnecessary judgment of new methods and theories but rather to review them critically, embracing those which stand the test of time and scientific scrutiny";
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(click here,
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[in "AKANP White Paper: Comparison of Naturopathic and Major Medical Schools: Assuring Safe Naturopathic Medical Practices for Alaskans, Appendix E: Comparison of Naturopathic and Major Medical Schools" (2012)]
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"basic and clinical sciences [...] National, Bastyr, Southwest, John Hopkins, Yale, Stanford [...respectively] 1548, 1639, 1419, 1771, 1420, 1383";
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[in "Health Care is Changing" (2012)]
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"modern medicine calls for doctors who know their science yet honor the body’s innate wisdom to heal [...] naturopathic physicians have taken the lead on writing the texts on integrating the best scientifically validated complementary and alternative therapies along with conventional medicine";
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[in "Take Back Your Health" (2011 Winter]
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"naturopathic medical students attend federally accredited five-year programs (at least 4100 hours) of doctoral level training, both didactic and clinical. To receive a license to practice naturopathic medicine in Alaska, the candidate must graduate from a federally accredited program and pass rigorous national licensing exams (NPLEX) consisting of five basic science and 14 clinical science segments";
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[in "We're Through Senate HHS and on to Labor and Commerce" (2009)]
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"I paste here an SCNM document kindly provided by AANP President Dr. Lise Alschuler, which details standard of care as taught to ND students at SCNM [...] naturopathic doctors (NDs) [...] practice is based on the same basic bio-medical science foundation that allopathic practice is [...] the naturopathic medical profession endeavors to avoid unnecessary judgment of new methods and theories but rather to review them critically, embracing those which stand the test of time and scientific scrutiny";
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(click here, 
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[Alberta]
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the Province of Alberta states:
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[in "Naturopathic Doctor" (2018)]
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"naturopathic doctors blend modern scientific knowledge with tradional and natural forms of treatment to support and stimulate the body's ability to heal itself and treat the underlying cause of disease [...] training for a career as a naturopathic doctor requires several years of post-secondary education: a bachelor's degree with pre-med sciences followed by four years in an accredited doctor of naturopathic medicine program [...] in the United States, the following five schools of naturopathic medicine offer ND programs [...] National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois [...] related high school subjects [...] science: biology, chemistry [...] related post-secondary field of study: health care and medical sciences";

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[in "Naturopath Profession Recognized Under Health Professions Act" (2018)]
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"Dr. Allissa Gaul, founding president of the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta. “We offer Albertans a distinct system of primary health care that is an art, a science, a philosophy and a practice of diagnosis and assessment, treatment and prevention of illness, and we applaud this government for making health and wellness a priority to benefit Albertans'";
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(click here,
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2018)]
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"a licensed naturopathic doctor (ND) attends a 4-year, graduate-level naturopathic medical school where he or she studies basic sciences and therapies such as herbal medicine, homeopathy, and bodywork";
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,

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the Alberta Association of Naturopathic Practitioners states:
[now see College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta]
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[re-searched 2017-06]
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replaced by CNDA;
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[for their ND list, click here, http://www.cnda.net/page3.html]

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[in "Naturopathic Medicine Backgrounder" (2011)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care that combines art, science, philosophy and the medical practice of diagnosis and assessment, treatment and the prevention of illness";
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the [Alberta] College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta states:
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[re-searched 2018-03]
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[in "Code of Ethics" (2018)]
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"principles of naturopathic medicine [...] I practice the art, science, and spirit of the profession to the best of my ability by following these principles [...] responsibilities to the profession [...] recognize my responsibility to give the profession’s general opinions when interpreting scientific knowledge to the public";
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[in "Dr. Farheen Madatali" (2017)]
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"Dr. Farheen Madatali completed her bachelor of science in kinesiology at McGill University and is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine";
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[in "Practice Permit Information" (2017)]
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"an applicant must have the following requirements [...] successfully pass the basic sciences and clinical portions of the NPLEX examinations";
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(archived here,
https://web.archive.org/web/20170601102509/http://www.cnda.net/practice-permits)
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Frequently Asked Questions About Naturopathic Doctors in Alberta" (2013)]
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"[regarding science] naturopathic programs include basic and clinical medical sciences [...] NDs study the same basic medical and clinical sciences as other healthcare professionals, such as MDs, DCs, DDSs, and RNs. These sciences lay the foundation for detailed history, intake, physical and laboratory diagnosis [...] is naturopathic medicine proven by science? Many naturopathic treatments have been researched and been proven safe and effective for numerous conditions [...] scientific examination of naturopathic methods is important, helping to bring clarity and refinement to the traditional and historical use of various therapies [...] there are also numerous randomized control trials and evidence‐based studies in the literature that have shown the efficacy of the approaches and modalities used in naturopathic medicine";
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(click here, 
http://www.cnda.net/FAQ.pdf)[vsc 2013-01-22]
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2013)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine [...] in Canada, the naturopathic medical professions infrastructure includes [...] a commitment to state-of-the-art scientific research";
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(click here,

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[Arizona]
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the State of Arizona states:
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[in "State Of Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board[...] Board Meeting Thursday, January 14, 2016" (2018)]
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"discussion, consideration and possible action by the Board regarding science based medicine";
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[in "State of Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board CME Compliance Check Sheet" (2018)]
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"one credit hour, may be claimed for each eight hour day of research in subjects listed in A.R.S. § 32-1525(B), ( A.R.S. § 32-1525(B), basic biomedical science, core science, core clinical science, minor surgery and acupuncture) if the research is conducted by or sponsored by a school of naturopathic medicine that is accredited or a [...] credit hours may be earned for the following activities that provide necessary understanding of current developments, skills, procedures, or treatment related to the practice of naturopathic medicine, if the physician maintains a record for at least three years that includes [...] independent reading of scientific journals and books";
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(click here,
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Accredited Naturopathic Colleges" (2018)]
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"AANMC offers seven accredited naturopathic medical programs and eight campus locations in North America [...] National University of Health Sciences 200 East Roosevelt Road Lombard, IL 60148 Phone: (630) 629-2000, Fax: (630) 889-6499 [...] University of Bridgeport - College of Naturopathic Medicine Health Science Center, 60 Lafayette Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604 Phone: (800) EXCEL UB (392-3582) ext. 4108";
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Requirements for Naturopathic Medical Licensure in the State of Arizona" (2018)]
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"Part One: I took and passed the NABNE Basic Sciences Examination on [...] Part Two: I took and passed the NABNE Clinical Science Examination on";
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[in "Title 4. Professions and Occupations Chapter 18. Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board" (2018)] 
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"R4-18-202. License by Examination [...] the date applicant took and passed the required NPLEX examinations of Part I; Biomedical examination, Part II; Clinical Science examination, Part II; Core Clinical Science Examination, and the Clinical Elective examinations in acupuncture, and minor surgery [...] the date applicant took and passed the examination in Arizona naturopathic jurisprudence that is administered by the Board, and the required NPLEX examinations of Part I; Biomedical examination, Part II; Clinical Science examination, Part II; Core Clinical Science Examination, the Clinical Elective examination in acupuncture, and the Clinical Elective examination in minor surgery [...] a maximum of eight credit hours may be earned for the following activities that provide necessary understanding of current developments, skills, procedures, or treatment related to the practice of naturopathic medicine if the physician maintains a record for at least three years that includes the name of the activity, the date of the activity, and the amount of time to complete the activity [...] independent reading of scientific journals and books";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,

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the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association states:
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[in "CME Requirements in Arizona" (2017)]
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"independent reading of scientific journals and books";
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[in "About Us" (2017)]
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"standing committees [...] scientific affairs: Dr. Nick Burotavich";
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.aznma.org/about-us/)
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[in "Patients: What is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2017)]
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"naturopathic medical students study the same basic and clinical sciences as do other medical students";
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.aznma.org/patients/)
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[in "Online CMEs" (2017)]
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"2012 Spring Conference – Bioenergetic Medicine.  CMEs: 3 Pharmacy and 6 General. Presenting a recap of our 2012 Spring Conference: The Science & Practical Application of Bio-Energetic Medicine";
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.aznma.org/education/online-cmes/)
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[in "Terms and Conditions" (2017)]
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"as with all clinical reference resources, they reflect the science of naturopathic medicine at the time of their development";
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.aznma.org/members/terms-and-conditions/)
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[in "Dr. Phillip Williamson" (2017)]
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"Dr. Phillip Williamson NMD received his bachelor of science summa cum laude in biological sciences and chemistry from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, where he was twice awarded the presidential scholar award";
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[in "Frequently Asked Questions" (2017)]
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"naturopathic medical students study the same basic and clinical sciences as do other medical students [...] National University of Health Sciences Illinois Campus: 200 E. Roosevelt Lombard, IL 60148 Phone: (800) 826-6285";
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[in "Scientific Validation - Naturopathic Medicine Passes the Test" (2002)]
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scientific validation [...] it is difficult to find another disciple which has successfully withstood as much scientific scrutiny as naturopathic medicine has [...and mentions] students are taught how to interpret peer-reviewed scientific literature [...are taught] clinical and basic sciences [...within] a comprehensive foundation in the biological and biomedical sciences [...and the profession’s] adherence to building [...naturopathic] curriculum on a solid foundation of science and scientific understanding [...per] scientific basis [...per] scientific references [...per] scientific background [...that] naturopathic treatment methods are supported by conventional science";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[Arkansas]
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the State of Arkansas states:
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[in "National Center for Education Statistics Classification of Instructional Programs - 2010" (2018)]
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"naturopathic medicine / naturopathy [...] includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, epidemiology, neuroscience, biostatistics, public and community health, laboratory and clinical diagnosis, pharmacognosy, botanical medicine, homeopathy, principles of Oriental medicine and Ayurveda, manipulative therapy, naturopathic therapeutics, therapeutic nutrition, case analysis and management, philosophy of naturopathy, patient counseling,practice management, and professional standards and ethics. Examples:- Naturopathic Medicine/Naturopathy (ND)";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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the Arkansas Naturopathic Association:
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[re-searched 2018-03]
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no online presence;
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