Naturopathic medicine is a distinct health care profession, emphasizing prevention and treatment through the use of safe, effective and cost-effective natural therapies that support your inherent self-healing capacity. Naturopathic medicine has been a licensed profession in the US since the 1930’s and has enjoyed a significant resurgence in response to public demand in the last 50 years. There are currently eight naturopathic medical schools in North America, and 28 jurisdictions that protect public health by licensing naturopathic physicians.