Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors

Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors

April 30, 2008 12:54 ET

Naturopathic Doctors Rally to Promote Naturopathic Medicine on a National Level

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 30, 2008) - Naturopathic Medicine Week is an annual awareness initiative, focusing on disease prevention and health promotion from a naturopathic perspective. Naturopathic Medicine Week 2008 runs from May 4-11 with Health Promotion and Disease Prevention as its theme.

Over the course of the week regulated naturopathic doctors across Canada will be providing open house clinic tours as well as public workshops and lectures on topics such as healthy eating, proper sleep habits, and stress management. This is to educate the public on the benefits of naturopathic treatment.

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. Naturopathic doctors diagnose, treat, and prevent disease using natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, and lifestyle counselling.

Naturopathic doctors are primary health care providers with 7 years post-secondary education that practice safe, effective, science-based natural health care.

Naturopathic Medicine Week is listed on the Health Canada Calendar of Health-Related Days.

For additional information on Naturopathic Medicine Week and a listing of events by province please contact Stuart Watson or visit: www.cand.ca/index.php?id=nmw&L=0. For more information about naturopathic medicine in general visit: www.cand.ca.

The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) has been the national voice of the Canadian naturopathic profession since 1955. CAND membership consists of over 1,500 Naturopathic Doctors and naturopathic medical students.

Contact Information

  • The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
    Stuart Watson
    Media Assistant
    (416) 496-8633 or Toll Free: 1-800-551-4381
    (416) 496-8634 (FAX)
    Email: swatson@cand.ca
    Website: www.cand.ca