1. What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy or Traditional Naturopathy aspires to the original and purest form of the practice of naturopathy (not to be confused with naturopathic medicine). That which is without invasive practices, drugs or surgery. We believe the body is a self regulating self healing system.


2. What is needed to become a Naturopath? 

Education is foundational in all fields of health. The California Naturopathic Association is proud to hold the highest standard of education for its Traditional Naturopaths. California law stipulates that in order to practice naturopathy and hold oneself out to be a naturopath one must be educated in the subject CNA rigorously examines its members to assure that each naturopath has met standards on education to represent oneself to the public to practice naturopathy.


3. What titles may be used as member of CNA and in California?

Annotated from Senate Bill 796 

 Section 3645 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:



 (a) This chapter permits, and does not restrict, the use of the following titles by persons who are educated and trained as any of the following:

(1) “Naturopath.”

(2) “Naturopathic practitioner.”

(3) “Traditional naturopathic practitioner.”

(b) This chapter permits, and does not restrict, the education of persons as described in paragraphs (1) to (3), inclusive, of subdivision (a). Those persons are not required to be licensed under this chapter.



3. Why affiliate with CNA? 

The California Naturopathic Association is the oldest and only California based association for Traditional Naturopaths which fights for your rights to practice. During the 2017 senate session we lobbied to save the profession as it was threatened by harmful legislation. We gladly report that we won and were able to save our profession. WE CARE ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS AND PRACTICES! 


4. Does CNA provide me with practitioner insurance? 

 The California Naturopathic Association has a referral for its members to obtain professional practitioners insurance. 


5. Will CNA help me set up my practice?

California Naturopathic Association will help you with legalities, forms and client referrals as a courtesy to all of our members. Once more we are here for you!


6. How do I join? 

For Professional/Student Membership Click Here.

For Client Membership Click Here

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