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Doctor of Naturopathy[edit]

See the main article on this topic: Naturopathy

Doctor of Naturopathy (usually abbreviated ND for "Not a Doctor") is a title claimed by many practitioners of woo.

As awful as the idea is, there are actually 7 accredited institutions in North America that award this degree (as of 2012), 5 in the United States (Bastyr University, National College of Natural Medicine, National University of Health Sciences, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine) and 2 in Canada (Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, and Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine).[1] For those who want a shorter route, it is also widely available from diploma mills.

Holders of this degree are likely to make obsessive use of the title "Dr." though they are not, in many jurisdictions, entitled to use this title.

These are not the doctors who don't tell you What Doctors Don't Tell You.

Doctor of Chiropractic[edit]

See the main article on this topic: Chiropractic

The credential Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) is for those who practice Chiropractic medicine. Training includes four years of schooling and a residency in a Chiropractic field. These residencies include Chiropractic neurology, primary care, and nutrition.[2]

Homeopathy education[edit]

See the main article on this topic: Homeopathy

To clear the air, Homeopathy is no different from drinking a glass of water, that being said, there are institutions offering education in homeopathy. The number of accredited schools offering courses in homeopathy are slim in the US. Homeopathy classes are plentiful at schools such as Bastyr University in the United States. In India, homeopathy classes are extremely plentiful, because the government regulates homeopathy.[3] There are entire medical schools in India devoted to homeopathy. Requirements for certificates in homeopathy vary in the US. An example of homeopathic education in the US (from the New Eden School of Natural Health & Herbal Studies) includes: anatomy and physiology, chemistry, natural health, Bach flower remedies, "cell salts homeopathic remedies" and business practices.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. List of accredited schools of naturopathic medicine in North America
  2. Doctor of Chiropractic, National University of Health Sciences, additional text. There are dangers of going to a chiropractor. Chiropractic is regulated by the American Chiropractic Association
  3. Homeopathy in India
  4. Energy Medicine Programs New Eden School of Natural Health & Herbal Studies