Naturopathic Career Specialties

Naturopathic Career Specialties


Acupuncturists use thin needles to pierce specific points on the body (called pathways or meridians) to relieve pain and other symptoms of physical or emotional distress.


Ayurveda is an Indian science that strives toward the balance of body, mind and spirit, and includes therapies such as diet, exercise, herbs, yoga, mantras, meditation, and massage.


Chiropractors treat patients with nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems, especially those concerning the spine, through physical manipulation.

Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine uses plant-based formulas to treat ailments and promote overall health and well-being.


Homeopathic medicine is based on a theory of like cures like. Homeopathy says that while a large dose of a substance will cause a symptom, a very small dose will cure it.


Massage is the manual manipulation of muscle, joints, and skin in an effort to relieve tension, relax muscles, eliminate waste, and improve circulation.

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic physicians are trained in conventional medicine but focus on nutrition, homeopathy, physical manipulation, botanical medicine, pharmacology, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, and natural childbirth.

Oriental Medicine/Traditional Chinese Medicine

Oriental medicine employs traditional techniques based on philosophies of five elements, meridians, and yin-yang which have been used in many Asian countries for thousands of years to treat and prevent disease and promote overall good health.

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