From acupuncturists to herbalists, the number of national naturopathic health practitioners has tripled in the past decade. In the Washington region in particular, Maryland and D.C. now license naturopathic care providers and the arrival of a new school of naturopathic medicine in Laurel, Md. reflect the local growth of the field. But questions remain about the options available and how they should or should not be combined with traditional care. Kojo speaks to a naturopathic doctor and a general practitioner about the history of the field and the role of natural remedies in our shifting health care landscape.


  • Andrea Sullivan Naturopathic physician, Center for Natural Healing
  • Theresa Stone Physician, MedStar Health

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