Board of Natural Medicine Doctors & Practitioners-North America (BNMDP-NA) and Natural Medicine Certification Council (NMCC)
Affiliated with the World Organization of Natural Medicine (WONM)-Registry by authority of its Registrar.
Natural Medicine’s basic premise is that all ill health is fundamentally a functional imbalance, or disequilibrium, within the body. Disease symptoms are produced by the body’s attempt to re-establish homeostasis. Natural Medicine Doctors and Practitioners are primary health care professionals who are trained in the combined use of safe, gentle Natural Medicine modalities. Natural Medicine modalities enhance the body’s innate healing abilities to regain and maintain optimal health. Interest in Natural Medicine has grown dramatically over the past few decades, more than in any other field of health care. This development must be viewed in the proper context: the public’s confusion surrounding the complex high-tech methods of allopathic medicine, the popular quest for a way of life that is in harmony with the laws of Nature, the widespread use of synthetic chemicals, and environmental pollution on a worldwide scale.
Membership in BNMDP-NA is non-discriminatory, and is open to individuals holding the designations, Doctor of Naturopathy (N.D.) or Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.M.D.), as well as specialists in other health care disciplines. What unifies our membership is their dedication to natural medicine. While the practice of some members is enhanced by the possession of other medical degrees, such as: M.D., D.O., D.D.S., O.M.D., H.M.D., and D.C., they all have a strong commitment to the philosophy, art and science, of natural medicine.
BNMDP-NA subscribes to high standards of integrity, ethical practice, and the advancement of the profession of Natural Medicine in North America, and seeks collaborations and partnerships with organizations with similar mandates. Certification under BNMDP-NA & the Natural Medicine Certification Council (NMCC) is not equivalent to an academic degree. Potential registrants must provide supporting evidence of a doctoral or equivalent level of education and be successful in natural medicine competency examinations in order to be registered.
BNMDP-NA was established in 1998 as the Examining Board of Natural Medicine Practitioners-North America (EBNMP-NA), as per the World Health Organization’s 1962 Alma Ata Declaration. BNMDP-NA is accredited by and affiliated with the World Organization of Natural Medicine (WONM)-Registry by authority of its Registrar; accredited by the American Naturopathic Association (ANA); and acknowledged by the American Naturopathic Medical Association (ANMA). It serves as a Registry for Traditional Natural Medicine Doctors and Practitioners in North America, and has sub- boards that are responsible for the administration of clinical competency examinations for certification in specialized fields.
NOTE: This organization has no affiliation or collaboration with any other group or person using the acronym “EBNMP.” The organization's name was recently changed to BNMPD-NA so as to protect and secure its corporate identity.