Re: The future of naturopathic medicine: Credibility and Legitamacy
Posted by stephen on 11/25/00 at 03:15 AM

There does seem to be a great interest in "natural" medicine by allopathic physicians today. But as of this momemtn the two fields remain quite distinct. For example: Columbia University now teaches alternative medicine. However this consists of only two courses in botanical medicine. 6 credits do make make a naturopath I'm afraid. To illistrate another example. I recieved a brochure in the mail last year. It was aimed at MD's who wanted to learn about alternative medicine. (I'm only a part time student and have no idea wht I recieved it?) It was for a three day course in "beautiful" San Diego. The brochure listed all of the attractions and activities one could partake of while there. It also explained that since many patients have an interest in alternative medicine, profit is to be gained by learning something about it. My point is that while MD's are learning a little bit about naturopathy they are still a long way away. The only exception might be the MD's coning aout of Dr Weils program in Arizona. Someday the two sides might get closer, but that hasn't really happened yet. (at least in my opinion) I'm following my heart and have applied to one of the naturopathic colleges, and will be interviewing soon. I won't make the money of an MD, but I'll be happy. ( I can hope!) Good luck in what ever you chose. Stephen

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