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hydrotherapy, Naturopathic Medicine

The Long Term Health Benefits of Using Hydrotherapy

Since the NUHS Whole Health Center opened a new hydrotherapy suite in 2017, interns and clinicians have been utilizing the therapeutic benefits of water to treat several types of ailments and boost various body systems and functions.

In this blog post originally published as a feature article for the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges in February, Fraser Smith, ND, NUHS assistant dean of naturopathic medicine, discusses how hydrotherapy can keep you in good health for the long term.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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Naturopathic Medicine, naturopathic student stories

Starting a Naturopathic Career in a Pre-Licensed State—Insights from Those Who Are Crushing It

 

With the rising prevalence of chronic disease, more Americans are choosing holistic, lifestyle-based care like naturopathic medicine. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, this demand for alternative health care will continue to grow because of “research and changing attitudes about alternative, non-invasive health care practices.”

In order to make naturopathic care accessible, more states are recognizing and licensing naturopathic doctors (NDs). Currently 20 states, the District of Columbia and two U.S. territories license NDs with three states gaining licensure approval in the last year alone: Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

While several states continue their effort toward ND licensure, NUHS naturopathic medicine graduates are still finding lucrative careers in prelicensed states like Illinois where their program is based.

Below, three NUHS graduates describe their current careers and provide insight into their success.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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Naturopathic Medicine, naturopathic student stories

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Opening Your Own Naturopathic Medicine Practice

National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) graduates Ashley Biscoe, ND, and Alison Egeland, ND, both of the class of 2014, opened their naturopathic medicine practice in September 2016. Their practice, Attune Functional Medicine, (AFM) is located in Broomfield, Colorado. Today, Drs. Biscoe and Egeland are complementary care providers, co-managing patient health with an integrative medical philosophy.

Now, nearing the second anniversary of AFM, Dr. Biscoe shares a wealth of experience for those considering opening their own practices. Whether you are a current student, or a prospective student thinking about becoming a naturopathic physician, read on for 5 questions to ask yourself before opening your own naturopathic medical practice.  

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Thursday, July 5, 2018
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Naturopathic Medicine

The ROI of Pursuing a Degree in Naturopathic Medicine

Are you considering pursuing a degree in Naturopathic Medicine? Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care profession that combines the traditions of natural healing with the rigors of science and evidence-based practice. Naturopathic doctors are trained as primary care physicians and focus on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of illness.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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Naturopathic Medicine, Graduate Student Stories

The Making of a Naturopathic Doctor

The following blog is a guest post by Molly Harmon, third year medical student at National University of Health Sciences. Molly’s article first appeared on the website of the Indiana Association of Naturopathic Physicians (INANP). It offers valuable insight for students working towards becoming a naturopathic physician and shares her journey from a unique perspective.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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Naturopathic Medicine

What It Really Means to Be a Naturopathic Doctor


The following blog first appeared as a featured article for the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges in December 2017. We hope you will enjoy this up-close and personal account of what it means to choose naturopathic medicine as one’s calling and become a naturopathic physician.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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Healthy Tips, Naturopathic Medicine

6 Natural Strategies to Help Reboot Your New Year’s Health & Wellness Goals

According to experts, 80 percent of our New Year’s resolutions fail. That number is quite discouraging, not to mention that’s a lot of pressure to put on ourselves. If your finding that your enthusiasm is beginning to stall this year, don’t worry, read on for six great strategies to help you reboot your resolve and rebalance.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Naturopathic Medicine, Healthy Tips

5 Heart-Healthy Tips from a Naturopathic Medicine Expert

Heart disease is one of the biggest health concerns facing Americans today. As the No. 1 killer in the United States, it accounts for one in every four deaths, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

The good news is it is also preventable. You might think that heart disease is only a concern for older adults, but even at a young age, lifestyle decisions can put you at a higher risk for heart issues later in life.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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Naturopathic Medicine

5 Myths About Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine has its roots in many traditional healing systems, including the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates who expressed the concept of “the healing power of nature” as essential to medicine over 2,400 years ago.

Naturopathic medicine has grown substantially in the past three decades as a safe and effective alternative or complement to pharmaceuticals, and yet the field is not as well known as other forms of health care.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Healthy Tips, Naturopathic Medicine

Natural Ways to Manage Stress Over the Holidays

The holidays are a time to enjoy family gatherings, delicious meals, and home decorating. Nevertheless, it is easy to get over-involved in the holiday chaos and end up stressing over things that are meant to be pleasant.

Each year, there is an increasing amount of studies that show how people are stressed, and even sad, during the holiday season.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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