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Naturopathic doctors (also known as NDs or naturopaths) provide health care to people of all ages, focusing on the use of natural therapies to support and stimulate healing processes. 

All licensed NDs complete a minimum of three years' university-level training, including pre-medical courses, then four years at an accredited naturopathic medical college. For information on becoming an ND, or the requirements to practice in Manitoba, please visit the Registration section of our site. 


Since 1946, the Manitoba Naturopathic Association has ensured that the public receives safe, competent naturopathic care from qualified naturopathic doctors. Anyone seeing an ND should expect to be dealing with a highly trained professional who has met comprehensive standards in order to practice. As regulated professionals, NDs are accountable for their conduct and practice.

ND, Naturopathic Doctor and Naturopath are protected titles. That means that only people who have demonstrated the education and qualification to practice can use the title.  It’s important that you know who is delivering your care. Anyone found using a protected title without belonging to that profession’s regulatory college is considered an illegal practitioner, engaged in unauthorized practice.  Our Public Register provides information about all naturopaths registered to practise in Manitoba.

To confirm if your health provider is regulated, please visit the Manitoba Alliance of Health Regulatory Colleges

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