What Is A ND?

A person with an ND qualification is generally speaking a qualified naturopath. In some countries, ND can mean Naturopathic Doctor, whereas in other countries ND can signify a Diploma in Naturopathy. Dr. Bakker studied for seven years full time, and completed three separate diploma qualifications (naturopathy, homeopathy and herbal medicine) as well as his Bachelor of Health Science Degree, majoring in Complementary Medicine.

The important thing to bear in mind is the experience of the practitioner, rather than purely their qualification, a fake qualification can even be bought online for several hundred dollars. There are many Ph.D.-qualified practitioners who are research orientated and who have never ever seen a patient, likewise, there are practitioners without an ND, MD, who can achieve outstanding results with their patients. Having a “qualification” is not necessarily an iron clad guarantee that your practitioner will achieve the results you are looking for, but it certainly will guarantee you that he or she is competent and has attained a sufficient standard of practice.