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WELCOME TO THE WORLD NATUROPATHIC FEDERATION

The World Naturopathic Federation (WNF) represents naturopathic organizations from around the world. The goal of the WNF is to support and promote the naturopathic profession globally, to support regulation and recognition of the naturopathic workforce, to promote accreditation and the highest in educational standards for the global naturopathic profession and to encourage and support naturopathic research.

Naturopathy / Naturopathic Medicine is a traditional system of medicine originating in Europe and that is part of Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T&CM) around the world. It is defined by distinct philosophies and principles and naturopathic care is guided by distinct naturopathic theories. Naturopathic practice is individualized, complex and multi-modal and incorporates core naturopathic therapies, modalities and practices.

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WNF fundraising supports key naturopathic initiatives including naturopathic research projects, humanitarian efforts and initiatives focused on the international development of the naturopathic profession.

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Health Technology Assessment – Naturopathy

The WNF worked with the global naturopathic community to compile a Health Technology Assessment (HTA) on Naturopathy to provide an evidence-based summary of naturopathic practice and the safety, economics and effectiveness of naturopathic care. The scope of the HTA was informed by research conducted by the international naturopathic community over the last thirty years encompassing over 2000 peer-reviewed scientific articles of which more than 300 clinical studies involving over 100 different health populations are outlined in the HTA.

The HTA is a 720 page book with 41 Chapters titled Naturopathy, practice, effectiveness economics & safety. We would like to thank Naturopaths And Herbalists Association Of Australia (NHAA) for their generous support in helping to fund this project. We would also like to acknowledge the 51 naturopaths/naturopathic doctors who contributed to chapters of this HTA (See Appendix IV) and to those that reviewed sections of the HTA (See Appendix V). Click to read more.

Current WNF Initiatives

The following are the current WNF Initiatives: