The Intersecting Paradigms of Naturopathic Medicine and Public Health: Opportunities for Naturopathic Medicine

Wardle, Jon and Oberg, Erica B. (2011) The Intersecting Paradigms of Naturopathic Medicine and Public Health: Opportunities for Naturopathic Medicine. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 17 11: 1079-1084. doi:10.1089/acm.2010.0830


Author Wardle, Jon
Oberg, Erica B.
Title The Intersecting Paradigms of Naturopathic Medicine and Public Health: Opportunities for Naturopathic Medicine
Journal name Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1075-5535
1557-7708
Publication date 2011-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1089/acm.2010.0830
Volume 17
Issue 11
Start page 1079
End page 1084
Total pages 6
Place of publication New Rochelle, NY
Publisher Mary Ann Lieber
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Complementary medicine research, including naturopathic medicine research, is plagued with many methodological challenges. Many of these challenges have also been experienced in public health research. Public health research has met these challenges with a long history of multidisciplinary, multimethod, and whole systems approaches to research that may better resonate with the "real world" clinical settings of naturopathic medicine. Additionally, many of the underlying principles of naturopathic medicine are analogous to the underlying principles and activities of public health, specifically in such areas as health promotion, prevention, patient education, and proactive rather than reactive approaches to disease management and treatment. Future research in the field of naturopathic medicine may benefit from adopting public health research models rather than focusing exclusively on biomedical models. A complementary and collaborative relationship between these fields may provide an opportunity to deliver research that more accurately reflects naturopathic medicine practice, as well as providing the opportunity to improve health outcomes more generally
Keyword Whole Systems Research
Alternative Medicine
Integrative Medicine
Outcomes Research
United-States
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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