The Pennsylvania Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PANP) is a dedicated group of highly trained primary care practitioners who specialize in natural medicine. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) combine centuries of knowledge in healing sciences with new and innovative techniques to support the body through both acute and chronic illness.
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The Pennsylvania Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PANP) is the professional association of Naturopathic Doctors
(NDs) in Pennsylvania.
Our members are graduates of accredited four-year, graduate-level, Naturopathic medical
schools. The PANP is dedicated to advancing the principles of Naturopathic Medicine and expanding Pennsylvania consumers' access to this important natural, prevention-based form of healthcare.
- Delivering evidence-based natural medicine to patients is the best way to gain the public trust, and to ensure the growth and sustainability of natural medicine.
- Natural medicine works. It promotes health, saves lives, and saves money. The best way to create public trust in natural medicine is to support Naturopathic Doctors.
- As the experts in natural medicine, our training in natural products and natural-based therapies ensures the delivery of the very best in evidence-based natural medicine.
By focusing on delivering evidence-based natural medicine, we will bring natural medicine into the mainstream.
Goals of the PANP
- Increase public access to Natural and Integrative Medicine
- Increase the public trust in safe and effective natural modalities such as clinical nutrition, botanical medicine and mind/body medicine.
- Educate local communities and integrate licensed Naturopathic Doctors into private practices, medical groups, and governmental health programs. We want to effect change within our entire health care system.
Six Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
- Do No Harm. Use the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies first.
- Identify and Treat the Cause. Look beyond the symptoms to effectively address the underlying cause(s) of illness.
- The Healing Power of Nature. Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself.
- Treat the Whole Person. View the body as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions.
- Doctor as Teacher. Educate patients in the steps to achieve and maintain optimal health.
- Prevention. Focus on promoting health and wellness, and preventing disease.
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