Our Statement of Intent:
The American Naturopath's Association is dedicated to supporting and empowering the many types of traditional naturopaths and students of natural medicine throughout the nation, while evolving the profession and serving the community through our Scope of Practice, continuing education, events, and activities. ANA, along with all ANA members, continue to define the naturopath and traditional naturopath identity.
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A longer range mission? Development of schools - and helping our members establish them. Traditional naturopaths are natural teachers. Teacher Training programs within existing schools will help accomplish this, as will the support of membership within the ANA itself.
"Naturopath" is a generic term, and much like "energy medicine", or "artist", we do not allow this term to be taken from us by legislation.
"ND" is traditionally used by naturopaths all over the country who have completed training in the field of traditional naturopathy. They earned the designation by successfully completing courses of study, and have no reason to abdicate the credential.
We are a professional association in support of the many kinds of naturopaths, and practitioners of natural medicine who have completed certifications and diplomas in natural medicine and traditional naturopathy.
We are immersed in biology and natural sciences all of our lives! This puts us in a position to observe, assess, discern, and draw conclusions based on evidence.
It is a fallacy that this capacity is not available to all of us.
Integration of natural science and spirituality is our BIRTHRIGHT, not something to be metered out in laboratories or churches. Traditional naturopathy teaches us to develop and implement this absolute truth "
American Naturopaths Association is a professional support organization for naturopaths, traditional naturopaths, educators, students, and naturopathic practitioners around the country. We affirm that we practice health and health building, not allopathy.
Our mission is to uphold a professional code of ethics, and to provide networking, continuing education, and supports, including political support, to our members, while promoting awareness and connection to our communities about this expanding and evolving field of health care.
ANA member benefits include
~ Professional listings and promotion on national and state websites
~ News and discounts on Continuing Education offered by schools, educators,
~ Tangible professional benefits such as entree to Credit Unions, and optional
~ Members networking forum and connections through social networking
~ Connection, information sharing, and political strength through conferences to
naturopaths, students, educators, and associated practitioners.
~ Practice building and management support
American Naturopaths Association is prepared to evolve and grow with your input and support- join us today! There is much room for growth, development, and creativity while strengthening our professional presence nationwide.