Resources for Patients

Finding a Qualified Naturopathic Doctor Near Me

A number of U.S. states and Canadian provinces currently license/regulate naturopathic doctors, and licensure initiatives are underway in others. Only graduates of CNME-accredited and candidate naturopathic doctoral (ND) programs—who complete a comprehensive, four-year ND program—are qualified for professional licensure. In states and provinces where NDs are not yet regulated, patients should seek out a naturopathic physician who is a graduate of a CNME-accredited program.

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians/AANP and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors/CAND have online directories that provide contact information to help individuals find qualified naturopathic doctors in their area, as well as general information on naturopathic medicine. Many U.S. state and Canadian provincial naturopathic professional associations also have online directories; these directories can be accessed through the AANP and CAND links above.

Conditions Treated by Naturopathic Doctors

Naturopathic doctors (NDs) provide individual and family primary healthcare, and treat a wide range of chronic and acute ailments.

Chronic conditions treated by NDs include:

  • Allergies
  • chronic pain
  • digestive issues
  • hormonal imbalances
  • obesity
  • respiratory conditions
  • heart disease
  • fertility problems
  • menopause
  • stress-related conditions
  • cancer
  • fibromyalgia
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • mental health concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety)
  • headaches
  • neurodegenerative conditions
  • autoimmune conditions (e.g., thyroid disease, lupus)
  • autism and ADHD
  • chronic skin conditions
  • chronic infections

Acute conditions treated by NDs include:

  • infections (e.g., ear infections)
  • influenza
  • strep throat
  • skin rashes
  • diarrhea
  • urinary tract infections
  • hepatitis
  • musculoskeletal conditions and injuries
NDs prescribe a variety of botanical medicines to treat a wide range of chronic and acute illnesses.

Photo courtesy of Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

NDs prescribe a variety of botanical medicines to treat a wide range of chronic and acute illnesses.

States and Provinces that License Naturopathic Doctors

U.S. States and Jurisdictions Where NDs Are Licensed

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Hawaii
  • Kansas
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Washington

Canadian Provinces that Regulate Naturopathic Doctors

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Ontario
  • Saskatchewan
Naturopathic physicians provide safe and effective healthcare for people of all ages.

Photo courtesy of National University of Natural Medicine

Naturopathic physicians provide safe and effective healthcare for people of all ages.