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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.

Vision

  • 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.

Mission

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.

Member Spotlight – May 2020

What inspired me to pursue a career in naturopathic medicine: I was introduced to naturopathic medicine as I was pursuing a Master's degree in Human Nutrition. I came to appreciate the power of food as medicine and our body's inherent capacity to course correct...

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2 weeks ago

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Did you know that 1 in every 12 Virginians is a veteran?@vawarmemorial

@virginia_nds honor and support the men and women of our country for their service and sacrifice.

THANK YOU VETERANS!

#virginia #VA #veterans #VeteransDay #peacetime #thankyou #service #sacrifice #virginian #rva #nd #naturopathicdoctor #naturopathy #support #healthcare #honor #naturopathicmedicine #provider
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3 weeks ago

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We have come an incredibly long way since our first licensure bill in 2005. There is no turning back, but to make licensure of NDs in #VA a reality, we need your support. We are $15K shy of meeting our legislative consultant's fee.

This year we are excited to offer #free health-supportive gifts when you contribute to our important #cause!
Check them out:

Donate $100-249, and receive your free gifts: a Seasonal Immune Supportive Tea, 60 minute VAANP webinar on Immune Support & Resilience, along with a handout ($300 value)

Donate $250-499, and receive your free gifts: Immune Support gift box: Elderberry Syrup, Seasonal Immune Supportive Tea, Aromatherapy bottle, and VAANP webinar on Immune Support & Resilience, along with a handout ($400 value)

Donate $500 or more, and receive your free gifts: Immune Support Box that will include: Elderberry Syrup, Seasonal Immune Supportive Tea, Aromatherapy bottle or spray, 60 minute VAANP webinar on Immune Support & Resilience, along with a handout , and a 3 part video series "Healthy Kids, Happy Families" by Dr. Marie Rodriguez ($700 value)

Below is a link to our campaign — feel free to share with others who support ND licensure in Virginia.
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