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Letter to the Editor: Prescribing Controlled Substances

To the Editor and members of the WANP: How is it that naturopathic physicians have the same level of responsibility to their patients as other physicians yet have limited prescription authority of controlled substances? As physicians, naturopaths need to have all of the necessary “tools” to manage patients appropriately. This is a respectfully pressing commentary […]

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Flash News: Spring 2014

            CE Update – Save the Date – October 11 – 12, 2014 The WANP is offering a two-day clinical conference this Fall at the Lynnwood Convention Center. This year’s program is entitled “Pain Management in Naturopathic Practice” and below is a tentative list of speakers and topics:   Christian […]

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A Call for ND Volunteers: Seattle King County Clinic 2014

Seattle/King County Clinic – October 23-26, 2014 – Providing FREE Dental, Vision and Medical Care The Seattle/King County community is coming together to host the first Seattle/King County Clinic with Remote Area Medical® (RAM) in October 2014. RAM is a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to providing FREE healthcare through clinics operated entirely on community involvement […]

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A Natural Approach to Treating Heel Pain

Podiatry has roots in the conservative treatment of many foot disorders, the most common of which is plantar fasciitis. This condition is characterized by inflammation and degeneration of the plantar fascia at its attachment to the calcaneus and is often mechanically induced by an unstable rear foot or arch and/or tight calf musculature. The most […]

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Guest Commentary: Money, Politics and Health: Finally a remedy that can work!

When it comes to buying influence in healthcare, it really doesn’t matter if the money comes from Pacs, Super Pacs or wealthy individuals.  The end result is the same:  Increased profits for the large pharmaceutical companies, increased barriers and complexity for those in alternative health modalities, and a decrease in the overall health of Americans. […]

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Eucalyptus Oil Inhalation on Pain and Inflammatory Response

The title derives from a 2013 Korean publication (“Effect of eucalyptus oil inhalation on pain and inflammatory responses after total knee replacement: a randomized clinical trial.” PMID: 23853660 with free download) demonstrating reduction of nociceptive response to surgery for total knee replacement. While the technique may appear to be of narrow application, it would seem […]

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Allied Healthcare Update: Exercise Physiology

There is a growing movement within American medicine. As more and more physicians look to lifestyle medicine strategies as effective non-medicated, non-surgical modalities, there is a growing need within the patient population for a personalized, science-based interaction with exercise and its health benefits. It is this need that has given rise to the role of […]

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