With Arizona’s broad scope of practice, you’ll become an expert at using all naturopathic therapies to treat, heal and inspire your patients. 

  • Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine

    Learn the art and science of unblocking your patient’s energy by needling obstructed energy channels, meridians, to restore balance and heal disease. With your education and clinical experience from SCNM, you’ll use acupuncture to treat everything from the common cold to arthritis to infertility. 

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  • Botanical Medicine

    Botanical medicines, also referred to as herbal medicines, have been used for thousands of years in cultures all over the world. You name an ailment, there’s an herb that can help. Scientific studies have verified the effects of many herbs, including St. John’s Wort and Ginseng root, so more is known about these herbs than ever before. You'll combine traditional herb use with experienced results to treat patients.

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  • Environmental Medicine

    The average American is exposed to an extraordinary number of toxins daily through air, food and water. These toxins can build up and cause wide-ranging health problems, such as autoimmune diseases, chronic neurologic diseases, cancers, allergies, depression and much more. You’ll learn to identify if a toxin buildup is causing a patient’s health concerns, how to reduce these toxins, and ways to heal the body. 

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  • Homeopathic Medicine

    Utilizing natural, non-toxic substances prescribed in minute doses, homeopathic is safe to prescribe to any and all patients. Unlike conventional medications, homeopathic medicines don’t change the body chemically. Rather, they invoke a healing reaction in the patient to naturally restore them to health. It is the healing reaction which cures the patient, not the medicine itself. 

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  • Injection Therapy

  • Mind-Body Medicine

    Also called behavioral medicine, mind/body medicine focuses on the strong influence emotional health has on physical well-being. By studying mind/body medicine, students come to understand the interactions between the brain, mind, body, and behavior, and how social, spiritual, and behavioral factors directly affect health.

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  • Minor Surgery

    As general practitioners, you can perform non-invasive, in-office minor surgery on external surfaces of the patient, including removing moles, skin tags, splinters, warts and cysts. 

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  • Nutrition

    Nutrition is an inherent facet of each individual’s overall health. What we eat and how we digest, absorb, utilize, and excrete food is the naturopathic key for well-being, and helps naturopathic physicians diagnose and treat patients. Through your study of nutrition, you will learn to understand and communicate how diet affects the body and mind.

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  • Pharmacotherapy

    In Arizona, naturopathic physicians have the authority to write several classifications of prescriptions. Although the naturopathic philosophy is to holistically treat the patient with natural therapies, a pharmaceutical medication may occasionally be necessary. You'll receive 100 hours of education in pharmacology as part of your naturopathic medical education. 

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  • Physical Medicine

    From hydrotherapy to manual joint manipulation, you’ll become skilled at using a wide variety of methods and techniques to treat and rehabilitate patients’ musculoskeletal systems. You’ll study manual, physiotherapy, and injection techniques and therapies. 

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