Our mission is to enhance human health and wellness by advancing the profession of naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic physicians will guide and empower people to discover and experience improved health, optimal wellness, and effective management of disease through the principles and practices of natural medicine.
Naturopathic Doctors guide. They use their knowledge to lead their patients through the obstacles that stand in their way of being restored to optimal health, and show them the path back to their true selves. Naturopathic Doctors use their broad and deep medical knowledge (obtained through a rigorous academic program), and their awareness of the best and most innovative developments in healthcare and medicine, to formulate the best possible health programs and solutions for their patients. Naturopathic physicians give patients a sense of personal renewal by giving them hope and a sense of relief that they can achieve a return to total body wellness through the identification and elimination of the cause of their illness.
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, a.k.a. AANP, aims to transform healthcare by guiding and empowering people to discover and experience improved health, optimal wellness, and effective management of disease through the principles and practices of naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic medicine is a distinct method of primary health care - an art, science, philosophy and practice of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of illness. Naturopathic physicians seek to restore and maintain optimum health in their patients by emphasizing the body's inherent self-healing process. This is accomplished through education and the rational use of natural therapeutics. Naturopathic physicians do not simply mask symptoms of disease, they find and treat the root causes.