Senate Passes Naturopathic Medicine Week Resolution
The U.S. Senate last night unanimously passed a resolution designating October 7 – October 13 as Naturopathic Medicine Week.
resolution recognizes the value of naturopathic medicine in providing
“safe, effective, and affordable health care” and encourages Americans
to learn about the role of naturopathic physicians
in preventing chronic and debilitating conditions.
to Jud Richland, CEO of the National Association of Naturopathic Physicians, “Passage of this resolution is an historic
achievement for naturopathic medicine. The Congress has now officially
recognized the important role naturopathic
medicine plays in effectively addressing the nation’s health care needs
as well as in addressing the increasingly severe shortage of primary
For the latest information about Naturopathic Medicine Week, visit the NMW page on AANP’s web site (http://naturopathic.org/naturopathicmedicineweek).
The resolution (Sen. Res. 221) is not yet available on Congress’ official web site but will be soon.