The NCANP is a dedicated group of highly trained primary care physicians who specialize in Naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic medicine is a primary health care profession emphasizing prevention and treatment of disease with the use of natural non-toxic therapies. The naturopathic perspective views each person as a whole and recognizes the healing force within each individual. Natural therapies are used to support and stimulate that vital healing force. A naturopathic doctor addresses the underlying cause or imbalance within a person rather than simply treating one’s problem symptomatically. Naturopathic therapies include clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, physical medicine and lifestyle counseling.
While our voting members are trained as Primary Care Physicians, and licensed as Naturopathic Doctors (NDs), who hold and maintain licenses in other states through continuing education, the state of North Carolina is in the active process of finalizing our official state licensure. This would greatly expand the ability of our Naturopathic Doctors in North Carolina to provide the a broader scope of practice and health care necessary for all patient needs. For information on the benefits of state licensure, please visit the licensure section of this website.