My education includes an Associate's of Science Degree and a Bachelor's of Science Degree. I have been licensed, though not current, in insurance, food sanitation, massage. My studies have included computers, dietetics, food service, herbology, psychology, Ayurveda. I have work experience with massage, acupressure, acupuncture, electrotherapy, laboratory diagnostic testing, insurance, taxes, counseling.
WHO defines traditional medicine as sum total of knowledge, skills, practices based on theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in maintenance of health as well as in treatment of physical and mental illness.
The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods, diagnostic and therapeutic modalities: clinical and laboratory diagnostic testing, nutritional medicine, botanical medicine, physical therapy, public health measures, hygiene, counseling, minor surgery homeopathy, acupuncture, prescription medicines, intravenous and injection therapy, obstetrics.
Currently, Illinois does not have a legal definition of Naturopathic Medicine and thus does not have a licensing law to define the scope of practice for ND's. Currently 18 states have licensing laws for naturopathic doctors. In these states ND's are required to graduate from a four-year residential naturopathic medical school and pass an extensive postdoctoral board examination (NPLEX) in order to receive a license. Scope of practice varies from state to state, but many consider ND's primary care providers.
By contacting me for more information regarding traditional medicine, you consent that you understand I am not a licensed physician and am providing unlicensed healing arts services. All clients must confirm in writing they were given information about my license status.