The TXANP is dedicated to advancing the principles of Naturopathic Medicine and expanding Texas consumers' access to this important natural, holistic, prevention-based form of health care.
Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are the alternative counterpart to conventional doctors (MDs), and have the same education and licensing requirements, although licenses are issued by a different organization. The same patient examinations and lab tests are used to measure patient progress, but therapeutic methods are typically different.
Naturopaths look at the body as a dynamic whole, recognizing that no one system works without all the other systems. This holistic approach to medicine is extremely successful for both chronic conditions (like diabetes or fibromyalgia) and acute illnesses (like a cold or flu). Naturopaths also work with your conventional doctors or specialists to make sure you are getting the best care possible and that all of your medications and treatments are working well together.
Legally, the practice of naturopathic medicine is different from state to state. In some States, naturopaths are licensed as primary care physicians, and in others naturopaths have a limited license or are not licensed at all, as in Texas. In unlicensed states such as Texas it is especially important to make sure your ND is fully educated and qualified.
The TXANP is working actively on ensuring that proper licensing laws are initiated in Texas to help protect consumer safety and professional integrity.
1. The TXANP is a professional association of Naturopathic Doctors (NDs). We are dedicated to advancing the philo
2. Our members are graduates of four-year graduate-level Naturopathic medical schools who currently practice in the State of Texas.