Naturopathic Doctors Present Research and Whole Person Treatments for Depression, Women’s Health and More at AANP 2018 Annual Convention

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San Diego, July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Approximately 300 licensed naturopathic doctors are gathering this week to share research and best practices for whole person health care at the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians 2018 Annual . Licensed naturopathic doctors (NDs) are trained to uncover, evaluate, and address relevant obstacles to healing originating in the body, mind, and spirit. This is according to the , which today released a new on treating the whole person, in partnership with the .

While most primary care providers are trained to treat the body, few also address matters of the mind and spirit, elements that are equally . Multiple factors contribute to health and disease, including diet, lifestyle, genetics, psycho-emotional makeup, spirituality, socioeconomic position, environmental issues, and more. Research shows that whole-person healthcare often leads to higher patient satisfaction and outcomes. Licensed naturopathic doctors take with patients to treat the whole person by:

"More than of Americans seek out holistic care,” said Michelle Simon, Ph.D., ND, and Chair of the INM Board of Directors. “Naturopathic doctors, who evaluate and address physical, behavioral, and emotional components of health, may be a good fit for people who have struggled to find answers about their health concerns. They are a great match for individuals searching for a comprehensive, whole-person approach to managing health.”

The complete FAQ “What do naturopathic doctors mean by ?” can be found .

The Institute for Natural Medicine (INM) is a national not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides public education about naturopathic medicine and increases consumer access to naturopathic doctors. As a close partner to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the INM strives to increase consumer and physician choice in safe, effective healthcare that improves patient outcomes and lowers costs. For more information visit or call 855-799-4490.

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians is the professional association that represents licensed naturopathic physicians. The AANP strives to make naturopathic medicine available to every American and to increase recognition of naturopathic physicians as the identified authorities on natural medicine. Learn more at

Reena Mukamal
Institute for Natural Medicine

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Globe Newswire: 15:00 GMT Wednesday 11th July 2018

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