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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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3 weeks ago


Wonderful news in from New Mexico!It's OFFICIAL!! New Mexico is the 22nd state and 25th US jurisdiction to regulate NDs!! Gov. Lujan-Grisham signed the ND licensure bill today! Congratulations to the NMANP legislative team! We're so proud of you! #naturopathic #naturopathicmedicine #naturopathicdoctors #nmanp #ndlicensure (Pictured: NMANP representatives with Gov. Lujan-Grisham). ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago


The VAANP is on Instagram - please come follow us if you are, too! 🌷 Happy April! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago


We love seeing the great work our members are up to. Check out this amazing offering from Dr. Sarah Giardeneill at Collective Health Center!SPRING INTO SPRING! Register for Annual Spring Cleanse - "request appointment" at www.collectivehealthcenter.com by TOMORROW Monday, April 1st.

Always wanted to cleanse - but didn't know where to start?
Cleanse regularly, but would like more support or a different approach?
This cleanse features:
8 amazing options - that are personalized through an initial 30 minute consult
Four 30 minute webinars every Tuesday in April beginning the 9th - featuring additional info on cleansing!
As many $45 - 30 minute detox acupuncture sessions as you'd like in the month April.
You read that correctly, $45 acupuncture sessions with your participation!

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2 months ago


An update from New Mexico - see action steps below! Thank you!BREAKING NEWS: The New Mexico bill to license NDs unanimously passed the Senate floor today! Next step for SB 135 is the House! Here’s how to support the NMANP in 2 Steps:

Step 1a: If you are a New Mexico resident, complete this form: www.naturopathic.org/lac#/70 asking your state senator and rep. to support SB 135. Taking action only takes a minute!

Step 1b: Not a NM resident? Share the call to action above with people you know in New Mexico.

Step 2: Donate to the NMANP here: bit.ly/2TH6moM Licensing efforts take time and funding. They are raising money for lobbying efforts, marketing, and applications.

New Mexico Association of Naturopathic Physicians #NMANP #naturopathic #naturopathicmedicine #naturopathicdoctors #NMANP #advocacy
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