Naturopathic Studies – More Than Just Natural Healing April 2, 2010Posted by Dreamhealer in naturopathic.
By: Steven Parbach
Find Naturopathic Studies in the United States and Canada. Naturopathic studies do not only involve naturopathic medicine as most might assume; a matter of fact, naturopathic studies consist of a diverse makeup of natural healing medicines and therapies like Oriental medicine, homeopathy, and other mind-body-spirit medicines.
Individuals interested in becoming a practicing naturopathic doctor (ND), must first complete a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or school prior to applying to a naturopathic school.
Like many medical programs, naturopathic studies entail rigorous curriculums in anatomy, physiology, histology, and biochemistry – in addition to naturopathic theories and philosophies, botanical medicine, massage therapies, clinical nutrition, and other related subject matter. Additional naturopathic studies include coursework in acupuncture, Oriental medicine, herbology, and energy healing, among others. Naturopathic studies also include clinical and laboratory instruction that teach students how to make clinical and diagnostic evaluations; which is important in case management.
Upon successful completion of all naturopathic studies (usually completed within 4-7 years), graduates are awarded a doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree (ND) or diploma. (Diplomas are awarded in Canada.) Candidates can then become licensed in their respective state or province to practice.
As the demand for natural and integrative medicine rises, students who have proficiently achieved all naturopathic studies and who have attained licensure as a naturopathic doctor have a bright future. Aside from having the ability, skills and knowledge to help others naturally, naturopathic doctors can also earn a substantial living. Depending on reputation, experience and education, NDs can earn over $80,000 yearly.
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