For the second year in a row Congress has unanimously voted to designate a week devoted to naturopathic medicine, resulting in the second annual national Naturopathic Medicine Week, Oct. 6-12, 2014.
“It is immensely gratifying to see naturopathic medicine recognized with its own week for a second consecutive year,” said Seattle, Washington-based Bastyr University President Daniel K. Church, PhD. “The attention and credibility that the profession has and continues to receive is well-deserved, and will go a long way in spreading knowledge about the increasingly important role of naturopathic doctors in today’s society.”
Naturopathic Medicine Week honors those in the profession and highlights the strides made by the industry in recent years. To celebrate this achievement and to further the goals of the week, Bastyr Center for Natural Health is inviting the public to a free event on Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. which will feature:
- Free blood pressure readings
- 10 percent off regularly priced merchandise in the Bastyr Dispensary
- Information tables
- Healthy refreshments
- Coupons for free appointments and more
Additionally, there will be a free lecture from 10:30 a.m. to noon called “Finding the Right Supplement for You,” by Stephen Phipps, ND, PhD, who will discuss how naturopathic medicine can help you:
- Know when it’s the right time to add supplements to your diet
- Find the right supplements for your health
- Learn about interactions with prescription medications
For more information, visit www.bastyr.edu.