Seattle, June 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Growing reliance on medications linked to coupled with increasing national rates has Americans looking for new options to manage common health conditions, including high blood pressure and chronic pain. Naturopathic medicine expands treatment options for patients, and a growing number of medical doctors are collaborating with naturopathic doctors for this reason and others. This is according to the , which today released a new in partnership with the .
of Americans use complementary and integrative healthcare approaches today. Licensed naturopathic doctors (NDs), who complete a four-year, science-based, post-graduate medical education, are at the forefront of complementary and integrative health disciplines. Naturopathic doctors enhance care and expand treatment options for patients because they:
â€œToday, consumers are seeking wellness, prevention, and health creation beyond disease management. These areas are focal points of naturopathic medicine,â€ said Michelle Simon, PhD, ND and Chair of the INM Board of Directors. â€œBecause of their deep experience in evidence-based alternatives that expand patient choice, naturopathic doctors are increasingly recognized as a vital part of the healthcare team.â€
The complete FAQ â€œWhy are a growing number of medical doctors collaborating with naturopathic doctors?â€ can be found .
About the Institute for Natural Medicine
The Institute for Natural Medicine (INM) is a national not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides public education about naturopathic medicine and increases consumer access to naturopathic doctors. As a close partner to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the INM strives to increase consumer and physician choice in safe, effective healthcare that improves patient outcomes and lowers costs. For more information visit or call.
About the AANP
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians is the professional association that represents licensed naturopathic physicians. The AANP strives to make naturopathic medicine available to every American, and to increase recognition of naturopathic physicians as the identified authorities on natural medicine. Learn more at www.naturopathic.org.
Reena Mukamal Institute for Natural Medicine reena.org