Advancing Naturopathic Medicine for Wisconsin

Advancing Naturopathic Medicine for Wisconsin


2017 WNDA Conference - Food as Medicine

Join us for our annual 2017 conference on Food as Medicine, on April 1at the Pyle Center in Madison.



PBS Naturopathic Medicine Series

View clips from PBS's recent series on Naturopathic Medicine


Integrative Cancer Care Conference

Wisconsin Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist Dr. Mihal Davis will be presenting at the UW-Integrative Cancer Care Conference on Friday, October 21st. Please click to download the conference brochure.


Midwest Pain Society Scientific Meeting

Wisconsin Naturopathic Doctor Dr. Robin Dipasquale will be presenting at the Midwest Pain Society Scientific Meeting in Chicago, October 28 and 29. Please click to download the conference brochure.


News story: Dr. Mihal Davis speaks about acupuncture and cancer

Please click here to view this clip, originally aired on Madison's WISC-TV June 1st.


Safe Sunscreens: More protection, fewer chemicals

Ultraviolet A (UVA) and B (UVB) rays are known to penetrate the earth’s atmosphere, leading to skin damage. UVB light is the type that causes sunburn, and it was once thought that only UVB was of concern. The SPF on sunscreen labels denotes protection from UVB only. New research has found that UVA radiation is actually more dangerous than UVB in promoting skin cancer. For the summer swim season, choose a sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB.



The Run
July 17-November 16, 2011

The Run is a 3,250 mile run on foot across the USA that promotes naturopathic medicine and Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) as an appropriate primary care alternative for the American people. The Run will be held July 17, 2011- November 16, 2011 and will include educational public meetings and press conferences across the country.


Dane County Farmers' Market

Representatives from the WNDA will be at the Dane County Farmers' Market on all Saturdays in July, August and September. Stop by, meet local Naturopathic Physicians, and learn more about what how the WNDA is advancing Naturopathic Medicine for Wisconsin.



Naturopathic doctors Allison Becker, Ruddy and patient advocate John Bohman joined with 170 other doctors, students and supporters of naturopathic medicine from all over the country in Washington, D.C., May 2- 4 to lobby for the inclusion of naturopathic doctors in federal health care initiatives.

The event, organized by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), included two days of legislative training followed by a day on Capitol Hill. The Wisconsin delegation visited the offices of Senators Feingold and Kohl as well as those of Congressmembers Baldwin and Kind. The day culminated with a whole foods reception with over 500 Capitol Hill staff members and representatives in attendance.

Naturopathic Doctors are licensed as primary care physicians in many states in the Northeast and Western regions of the country. However the federal government fails to include them in programs providing direct care to underserved populations. “Our graduates are ready and willing to serve in these areas and will help fill the growing shortage of primary care practitioners, estimated to reach 45,000 by 2020,” said Karen Howard, executive director of the AANP. Graduates are currently not eligible for federal loan repayment programs, though their schools and degree, by Department of Education standards, are on par with those of an MD or DO.

Not only are naturopathic doctors being underutilized, but they would also bring valuable expertise in the area of wellness and prevention so desperately needed to stem the epidemic of diabetes, heart disease and obesity sweeping our nation. Naturopathic doctors use a multidimensional approach to encourage patients to improve their own wellness through lifestyle changes and the use of natural therapies that facilitate the inherent ability of the human body to maintain and restore optimal health. Naturopathic medicine is cost effective and focuses on correcting the root cause of illness.

Currently, naturopathic doctors are not licensed in state of Wisconsin which means that many natural health practitioners may be using this title that do not have a doctorate-level education including supervised clinical training. The Wisconsin Naturopathic Doctors Association (WNDA) has been working diligently for licensure so they may practice to the fullest scope of their training.

The public is entitled to full disclosure about the education and training of practitioners to whom they entrust their health. For more information about naturopathic medicine, accredited schools, and legislative issues, visit


H1N1 (Swine) Flu Recommendation

The doctors of the WNDA are concerned about the issue and are recommending that people seek medical care if exhibiting symptoms of the flu such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.

We support standard public health guidelines for hygiene and encourage people to take precautions regarding their exposures.

Our patients typically remain healthy by following naturopathic principles of sound nutrition, exercise, lifestyle choices, and stress management, empowering their bodies' innate healing mechanisms.

For more information about natural prevention and treatment options, contact your local naturopathic doctor.


Chronic Fatigue Study

Do you suffer from Unexplained Chronic Fatigue? WNDA doctors are seeking new patients to participate in a study on Alternative Treatment of Unexplained Chronic Fatigue. Please click here for more information on how you can participate in this important research.