Welcome to the VAANP

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Welcome to the VAANP

The Virginia Association of Naturopathic Physicians (VAANP), an affiliate of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), is the professional trade association for naturopathic doctors in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Our members are graduates of accredited four-year, graduate-level, in-residence naturopathic medical programs. While Virginia does not license naturopathic doctors at this time, all of our professional members maintain a license as a naturopathic doctor or naturopathic physician in at least one of the nineteen states, or Washington D.C., that offer licensure. The VAANP is actively pursuing licensure of naturopathic doctors in Virginia.


  • To be a strong presence in Virginia’s healthcare system.
  • To actively promote naturopathic medicine in the Commonwealth.
  • To improve access to safe & comprehensive naturopathic healthcare for Virginia residents.


To promote naturopathic medicine as well as support and strengthen the standards of naturopathic practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • To establish licensure for qualified naturopathic doctors.
  • To promote public safety and professional accountability.
  • To ensure universal access to naturopathic treatment options.
  • To support members of the VAANP in their professional development.
  • To grow the naturopathic profession in the Commonwealth.
  • To improve the well-being of Virginians while providing access to health education.

What We Do

The VAANP Supports the Following Activities

  • Pursuance of licensure and regulation of naturopathic doctors in the state of Virginia.
  • Increase public awareness of the profession of naturopathic medicine and support the public’s universal access to graduates of federally accredited doctoral programs of naturopathic medicine.
  • Establish financial support for the association and its causes.
  • Provide benefits to the members of the association with the development of educational programs, referral networks, and other professional development opportunities.

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Why would naturopathic doctors (NDs) be great for Virginia?

Our Veterans!

With extensive training in whole-person health spanning physical, psychological and social components, naturopathic doctors are well-suited to care for the unique health needs of veterans.

Learn more: naturemed.org/faq/veterans-and-naturopathic-medicine/

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4 weeks ago


Integrative healthcare providers may combine conventional medicine approaches with evidence-informed complementary medicine to provide patients with the most appropriate and effective treatments.

What are the different characteristics of healthcare professions?

Learn more at: naturemed.org/faq/characteristics-of-healthcare-professions-differentiating-between-nd-integrativ...

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1 month ago



Shouldn’t everyone have access to the quality
Naturopathic medical care that you and your family have?

Please help make this a reality for ALL Virginians today!

In order to provide all Virginians with access to naturopathic medical care,
the VAANP (Virginia Association of Naturopathic Physicians) needs your monetary support.

We are mobilizing a public education and licensing campaign that will cost $50,000.
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