Yes. The effectiveness of naturopathic medicine is backed up by solid, controlled studies. Naturopathic medicine has evolved and been refined over centuries and continues to grow and incorporate scientific advances.
It is important to keep in mind that there can be a difference between clinical effectiveness and scientifically proven effectiveness.
It is interesting to note that a high percentage of procedures used in allopathic (mainstream medical) medicine have never been clinically verified. This does not mean that they are not good but simply that they have not yet been studied.
In fact, the effectiveness of many naturopathic treatments reflects many decades of positive clinical results. Modern scientific studies are now validating the use of a variety of dietary supplements used by NDs, including fibre and probiotics for proper gastrointestinal health and essential fatty acids for the skin and menstrual irregularities.
The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine along with the many other accredited naturopathic institutions continue to perform state of the art studies that are published in peer-reviewed scientific journals to further research in naturopathic medicine.•
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This article originally appeared in Kids Naturally Summer 2015.