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Pennsylvania Governor Signs Naturopathic Medicine Bill

Naturopathic Doctor In Bucks County Excited About New Breakthrough

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Doylestown, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/11/2016 -- Governor Tom Wolf makes Pennsylvania the 21st U.S. jurisdiction to acknowledge and accept alternative medical practices. The Legislative Chair of the Pennsylvania Association of Naturopathic Medicine (PANP) Heidi Weinhold, N.D. shares her excitement; "We believe in integrative care and this law gives us the stature we need to work peer-to-peer with other disciplines."

The bill itself has been in discussion and reformation for sixteen years under the PANP and state legislature. The biggest goal of the bill was to create a well-known difference between a trained medical professional such as Dr. Julie Lachman of Doylestown Pennsylvania and Dr. Heidi Weinhold, opposed to those that practice from their own self-taught knowledge. This new law determines that any Naturopathic Doctor must successfully complete a four-year, postgraduate program through institutions that are recognized by the United States Department of Education. Some current Naturopathic doctors are working beside medical doctors at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centers for combined studies. Others, Like Dr. Julie Lachman, are handling their own private practices.

About Dr. Julie Lachman
Dr. Julie Lachman is a graduate of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona and is excited for this incredible breakthrough for Naturopathic medicine and its recognition in the state of Pennsylvania. She claims that this will broaden her capability to provide safe and healthier alternatives to chemical based medications. She is passionate in what Naturopathic medicine and shares the following; "This is not just a short-term solution for a possibly long-term problem. This is individual, specialized care for my patient's entire well-being." She is also a member of the PANP and is prepared to work to bring this bill to life so she too can register with the Board of Medicine. Dr. Lachman believes that this opportunity can create a new outlook on medicine and healthy lifestyles and she's prepared to help whoever comes through her door.

With Dr. Lachman patients will be able to identify the underlying condition that causes them pain or distress. She works with her patients to teach them how to have a healthier lifestyle and how to take care of themselves in a whole. She also provides means of prevention to keep her patients continuously healthy. She's excited about the opportunities opening up to Naturopathic medicine and looks forward to the journey ahead with her patients.

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