Research and the Naturopathic Profession
Addressing the question, “To what degree is naturopathy supported by research.”
The World Naturopathic Federation (WNF) recognises the importance of naturopathic research, and has created a WNF Research Committee, which is comprised of naturopathic researchers from around the world.
The Committee holds the premise that there is a substantial body of research, both traditional and modern, that supports the practice of naturopathic medicine directly and indirectly. The WNF Research Committee has taken on two tasks. The first task is to identify the degree to which naturopathy is supported by research. This is a hefty task, and one that will utilize the work of many different naturopathic organizations and research centres globally. The second task is to assist in the growth and development of naturopathic research globally.
The following are the steps that will help the WNF Research Committee accomplish their goals.