THE VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS

An affiliate of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), we are the sole professional trade association representing qualified Naturopathic Doctors in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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8 Allergy Prevention Tips

Allergy season has arrived! Fortunately, natural medicine has much to offer in the way of relief.   Here are a few of Dr. Sarah's tips for preventing and managing allergies: Wear sunglasses while outside - prevents the pollen from...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! With this year coming to a close, may all of us carry forward with renewed optimism and resilience into 2021 – resolved to care for ourselves, our communities, and our Commonwealth. We wish you continued strength and new joy for the year ahead. To your...

Have a Healthy GI for the Holidays!

Season’s Greeting! During the holidays, it’s exceptionally common for folks to overindulge. And with the unique challenges so many of us have experienced over the last year, as ND’s we’ve also seen and recognized how the difficulties of 2020 have contributed to a...

SPOTLIGHT ON: Warming Socks Treatment

As rates of infection are on the rise, we want to continue sharing helpful, immune-supportive tips. This week, we are highlighting the “Warming Socks” - a safe, simple, inexpensive, and effective hydrotherapy technique that naturopathic doctors frequently utilize in...

With Gratitude

Friends & Supporters, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what we are grateful for, even in these extraordinarily difficult times. It’s important for us to still find gratitude - as gratitude isn’t based solely in our circumstances; it also comes from how we...

SPOTLIGHT ON: Benefits of Black Elderberry

Do you feel like the pressure to “stay well” during this pandemic is heavier, with the double-whammy of also entering the annual cold and flu season? If you are looking for a new natural, safe, and effective remedy to consider including in your wellness routine, Black...

Newsletter: Quick and easy immune-promoting tips

Hello VAANP Supporters & Friends! Today we’re providing you with a few quick and easy immune-promoting tips, to help you navigate the fall & winter months. (We will also be sharing these with our legislative friends in the General Assembly, as they get ready...

Support During COVID-19: A Naturopathic Perspective

Republished with permission from Loudoun County Magazine, original article by Sarah Giardenelli, ND, MSOM, LAc with edits and additions by Marie Rodriguez, ND   COVID-19, the pandemic the world has been waiting for over 50 years now, is creating very valid...

White Paper: Naturopathic Medicine Approach to Chronic Pain in Virginia

"We must take on the challenge of creating an environment in the Commonwealth of Virginia that enables patients’ safe access to naturopathic care in addition to the integrative pain management approaches that naturopathic medicine provides."

The Value of Naturopathic Medicine in Virginia

For the past eight years, my naturopathic practice was in the integrative medicine setting, where I worked hand and hand with my conventional medical colleagues to optimize the health of our patients. My Naturopathic residency was in a mid-sized hospital...

Important Update:

As Virginia continues to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the VAANP is committed to providing accurate and helpful information related to the Coronavirus. We remain available as a healthcare ally to both the public and to the other medical professionals working on the frontlines.

Events & Announcements

Stay Well and Carry On!

The VAANP remains committed to making prevention and wellness a priority in and for Virginia, and will continue to push for legislative initiatives to accomplish this goal.

Legislative Update: HB 2044

Dear Friends of Naturopathic Medicine, Unfortunately HB2044 did not make it out of the Full Committee last night.   The final vote was 8-13, with one abstention. So it's disappointing indeed - yet despite the outcome, there are positives: We picked...

Support HB 2044 Today!

Dear Friends of Naturopathic Medicine, HB 2044 - our bill to create a licensing structure for Naturopathic Doctors in Virginia - is going to be heard in BOTH the Health Professions subcommittee and then also in the full HWI Committee TOMORROW, 1/28! This past week...

Update & Action Alert!

Friends of Naturopathic Medicine, Our ND licensure bill in the House, HB 2044, has been rescheduled for the next HWI Health Professions subcommittee meeting. This means that we need to keep the pressure on and the issue fresh in legislators' minds! We already...

MEDIA UPDATE: VA NDs Receive Press Coverage!

With the 2021 Legislative Session kicking off next week, we’re excited to see our efforts to license medically trained and qualified Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) in Virginia receiving media coverage!Check out this article in the Virginia Mercury, featuring members from...

Being an Advocate During a Pandemic

The VAANP hopes this finds you and yours safe and well as we wind down 2020 in these colder, darker, more inward winter months.  Our hope is that we emerge with renewed strength and hope in the New Year. In spite of the stillness that winter creates, for the NDs...

Legislative Update: Movement towards ND licensing

We hope this finds you and yours doing well during this incredibly challenging time.  The VAANP has been busy behind the scenes working on our licensure movement, and we have been meaning to reach out to you with an important update. Firstly, thank you so much to...

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...

White Paper: Naturopathic Medicine Approach to Chronic Pain in Virginia

"We must take on the challenge of creating an environment in the Commonwealth of Virginia that enables patients’ safe access to naturopathic care in addition to the integrative pain management approaches that naturopathic medicine provides."

Message from the President – First VAANP Newsletter Launch!

Message from the President Hello VAANP Enthusiasts! I am very excited to share with you the launching of our very first monthly VAANP newsletter!  I hope you will find it to be interesting and informative. I recently returned from the “Medicines from the...

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