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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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As we are nearing the end of the year we about to restart our ND licensing efforts - please consider supporting the VAANP licensing efforts to optimize healthcare in Virginia. Thank you for your support!

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PsychANP conference coming up next weekend - lots of relevant and informative topics! ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Naturopathic Medicine Week! 🌿💚 #naturopathicmedicine #naturopathicdoctor #NDHealth #NatMedWeek2020 #Virginia ... See MoreSee Less

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IS THERE A NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR NEAR YOU IN VIRGINIA⁉️

The #VAANP website (link in bio) is filled with information to educate and support #Virginia residents and the community about #Naturopathic #Doctors 🌿

Browse the @virginia_nds website and find out if there’s an #ND near you‼️
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