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laceyj
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Can anyone give me info of any good naturopaths?
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For what state?

Your LLMD may know. Many LLMDs and LL NDs have good working relationships. Then ask your support group.
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[ 07-29-2010, 03:10 PM: Message edited by: Keebler ]

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HOW TO FIND A NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR (N.D.)

Of course, beyond the training and licensing credentials, any ND who works with a person with tick-borne infections should also be ILADS-educated (so to speak) and actively still keeping up with ILADS research.

You also need to know that many N.D.s also often incorporate antibiotics just as many LLMDs incorporate support measures.

Check the lyme support groups in the area to compare notes from those who have worked with some LL NDs.

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http://www.naturopathic.org/

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

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http://www.naturopathic.org/AF_MemberDirectory.asp?version=2

Find a Naturopathic Physician - by zip code or location

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http://www.aanmc.org/

Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges

These colleges and universities often have patient clinics that usually offering sliding scale payment options. While the residents and interns may not be LL, they also may be.

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Individual states have their own licensing boards, different from MD boards.

http://www.naturopathic.org/content.asp?contentid=57

Licensed States and Licensing Authorities

Currently, 15 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands have licensing laws for naturopathic doctors. In these states, naturopathic doctors are required to graduate from an accredited four-year residential naturopathic medical school and pass an extensive postdoctoral board examination (NPLEX) in order to receive a license.

Licensed naturopathic physicians must fulfill state-mandated continuing education requirements annually, and will have a specific scope of practice defined by their state's law. The states that currently have licensing laws for naturopathic physicians are:

* Alaska
* Arizona

* California
* Connecticut

* District of Columbia
* Hawaii

* Idaho
* Kansas

* Maine
* Minnesota
* Montana

* New Hampshire
* Oregon

* Utah
* Vermont

* Washington
* US Territories: Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

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Many N.D.s are also licensed acupuncturists (L.Ac.) and there may be a few L.Ac.s who are also LL. Both N.D.s and L.Ac.s have several years of post-graduate education in herbal medicine. You can search the sites to explore the differences in their training - and ask the practitioner in person about their training and experience. They are usually glad to share that all that.

WHAT IF YOUR STATE DOES NOT LICENSE N.D.s?

Some states that allow N.D.s to practice in other ways - such as with a M.D.

Normally, you'd want a licensed N.D., however, in states where there is no licensing, if you find a state professional organization, USUALLY those who belong meet certain professional standards and have the appropriate medical degree from an accredited college of naturopathy.

Search at Google (Yahoo, or Bing):

your state, licensing ``naturopathic physician''

If no results, search: your state, naturopathic (or acupuncture or Ayervedic, etc.)

you want to find some sort of professional organization.

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AYURVEDIC MEDICINE (D.Ay.)

www.ayurveda-nama.org

National Ayurvedic Medical Association

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You should also consider Doctor of Oriental Medicine (O.M.D.)

www.nomaa.org

NOMAA - National Oriental Medicine Accreditation Agency

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HOW TO FIND AN ACUPUNCTURIST (L.Ac.)

www.nccaom.org

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

http://www.nccaom.org/find/index.html

Find a Practitioner

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http://www.acaom.org/

The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)

- the national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit Master's-level programs in the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession.

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http://www.acaom.org/accProgAddress.asp

ACCREDITED PROGRAMS AND ADDRESS DETAILS
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[ 07-30-2010, 01:00 PM: Message edited by: Keebler ]

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Any state is good. I live in Florida so the closer the better.
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It does not appear that N.D.s are licensed in Florida, or the adjacent states.

Some one may come along with some names for you but you might want to ask your area support groups AND search all the sites above for similar practitioners.

You might also contact some of the sites as there are some states that allow N.D.s to practice with a M.D. and their laws may be in a different category.

You might call all the LLMDs in a certain radius to you and ask for suggestions of LL NDs (or those with similar credentials). Usually, there are good relationships between these groups.
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Check out this site:

http://www.fnpa.org/

Florida Naturopathic Physicians Association

Excerpt:

. . . Even though Naturopthic Doctors have had licenses to practice medicine in Florida since the 1920s, the state hasn't issued new licenses in several years.

The FNPA is working to pass legislation that will allow qualified Naturopathic Physicians to practice primary healthcare in the state of Florida. . . .

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Through their links, I found several NDs in Florida. Some states don't issue licenses but N.D.s can still practice, under certain circumstances.

Normally, you'd want a licensed N.D., however, in states where there is no licensing, if you find a state professional organization, USUALLY those who belong meet certain professional standards and have the appropriate medical degree from an accredited college of naturopathy.

You can contact the Florida organization and talk to them about all this.

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http://sonridgehealthcenter.com/

Chaps just posted this link at other site. You might check this out, even if just for support measures. Ask the lyme groups about it.

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www.northeastfloridalymeassociation.org

NEFLA - North East Florida Lyme Association
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[ 07-29-2010, 04:51 PM: Message edited by: Keebler ]

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Lacey, I sent you a PM.

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