Naturopathic doctor (ND)

Naturopathic doctors often combine different therapies—such as massage, herbal medicine, or diet—to help the body heal itself and stay well. They may refer people to a medical doctor or specialist when needed. In some states, naturopathic doctors have the ability to prescribe medicines.

A licensed naturopathic doctor (ND) attends a graduate-level naturopathic medical school. The ND studies basic sciences along with alternative approaches to therapy, such as herbal medicine, homeopathy, and bodywork.

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