Naturopathy - also called naturopathic medicine—is a medical system that has evolved from a combination of traditional practices and health care approaches popular in Europe during the 19th century. Guided by a philosophy that emphasizes the healing power of nature, naturopathic practitioners now use a variety of traditional and modern therapies. Practitioners view their role as supporting the body's inherent ability to maintain and restore health. 

In, Arizona, Naturopathic doctors (NMD’s) are regulated by the State Of Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board. To be licensed to practice naturopathic medicine in Arizona, one must be a graduate of a 4-year, professional-level program at a federally accredited naturopathic medical school and pass the national Naturopathic Physicians Licensing board exams.