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Exceptional talks, enriching experience, fantastic organization!
- Japan Naturopathic Medicine Society

ICNM  – Where the Best in Natural Medicine comes together!

Our Mission

The International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine ICNM is committed to higher education, promoting excellence in natural medicine, uniting experts from 55 countries. As a result, ICNM has become the international organization for global cooperation amongst the 185 world health institutions.

Our Groundbreaking Event

ICNM is a nonprofit higher education organization in the field of alternative & natural medicine.

At the heart of ICNM’s work is a fundamental belief that collaboration embodies and nurtures the vital pathway to building better, more vibrant and connected natural medicine communities.

Its centerpiece event is the International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine ICNM.

More importantly, ICNM brings together:

  • 600 Delegates from 55 Countries
  • 185 Universities & World Health Organizations endorse the ICNM
  • 48 new research presented and state of the art technology & exhibition
  • 30 Powerful Talks

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

"Join Us at the ICNM World Conference for an unforgettable experience!"

A. NARBONI ND

CANADA - FRANCE

President

    O. LEOST ND

    UNITED KINGDOM

    Executive Committee

      P. COTTINGHAM ND

      NEW ZEALAND

      Executive Committee

        DR A. BOUDET ND

        UNITED STATES

        VP Scientific Committee

          DR A. AGGARWAL ND

          KENYA

          Advisory Board

            DR S. CZERANKO, ND

            CANADA - UNITED STATES

            Honorary & Founding Member

              AC. MERET ND

              FRANCE

              Secretary General

                D. LÉAUD-ZACHOVAL ND

                FRANCE

                Executive Committee

                  P. REPON ND

                  FRANCE

                  Ambassador

                    C. E. AMEY ND

                    ITALY

                    Advisory Board

                      DR J. HWANG ND

                      CANADA

                      Ambassador

                        C. PORTELLA ND

                        BRAZIL

                        Ambassador

                          A. VERET ND

                          FRANCE

                          Executive Committee

                            F. LAVAND’HOMME ND

                            BELGIUM

                            Advisory Board

                              S. LEMOIGNE

                              SPAIN

                              Advisory Board

                                DR F. SONG JR ND cand

                                USA

                                Ambassador

                                  D. Schleich PHD

                                  UNITED STATES

                                  Founding Member

                                    E. Greenwood ND

                                    AUSTRALIA & NZ

                                    Ambassador

                                      D. PARADIS ND

                                      CANADA

                                      Ambassador

                                        L. Milici ND

                                        SPAIN

                                        Ambassador

                                          INVITATION FROM THE CHAIR

                                          Welcome to the 7th ICNM World Congress

                                          Dear friends,

                                          On behalf of the ICNM World Congress executive organizing committee, it is my great honor and privilege to invite you to attend the 7th International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine.

                                          Pursue innovative ideas, engage with new colleagues, re-connect with friends, be challenged by different perspectives, delve into new directions, tools and training—ICNM World Conference is an amazing opportunity for all of us.

                                          This 7th edition is organized with the precious support and close collaboration of the 185 most prestigious natural medicine organizations worldwide.

                                          Today, the congress has an unrivaled reputation as the best global platform for professionals, experts, institutions and partners for the quality of its educational content and research addressing important Natural Medicine topics to meet the growing demand. The theme of the 7th Congress is “Global Patient Care: Restoring Health Naturally”.

                                          In conjunction with the scientific committee and the executive board, we are working together to present an exceptional programme in line with our commitment to innovation, expertise and excellence. Therefore, the program will reflect the progress we have made over the last 50 years, while at the same time focusing on current and emerging topics. There is a strong emphasis on practical, clinical messages that you can use in your daily practice.

                                          We hope that ICNM will ensure there is something of relevance for everyone. Over the course of the congress, advanced academic sessions and workshops will be included along Keynotes & lectures presented by prominent professors from research centers and universities. Natural Medicine topics will include: organic nutrition, aromatherapy, herbal medicine, homeopathy, holistic treatments, ayurveda, natural supplements, mind body spirit…. and special dedicated breakouts on treatments related to pain management, digestive system, the nervous system, cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis & arthritis, oral diseases, allergies, hormones…

                                          Our goal is to provide an environment where you are able to learn new ways to enhance your practice and apply that knowledge immediately.

                                          We look forward to having you with us for n unforgettable event.

                                          Sincerely,
                                          A. Narboni ND
                                          Congress Chair

                                          DISCOVER NATUROPATHY - MIND BODY SPIRIT MEDICINE

                                          Naturopathy is a system of healthcare with a deep history of traditional philosophies and practices, medically trained practitioners and a breath of natural treatment options to serve patients.

                                          Naturopathic History

                                          Naturopathy has been part of every country for centuries. Many of the principles and philosophies of naturopathy originated in Europe in the 16th and 17th century. The original naturopaths – prior to 1900s – from around the world, were trained by European doctors using hydrotherapy, herbal medicine and other traditional forms of healing. Currently, European countries consider their practice of naturopathy as a system of healthcare that has evolved by incorporating the traditional medicine of each country with the naturopathic principles, theories, modalities and traditions that have been codified in North America. Traditional forms of naturopathic teaching and practice are still common in Europe.

                                          Naturopathic Principles

                                          The naturopathic principles taught in most countries include:

                                          • First, Do No Harm (primum non nocere)
                                          • Healing Power of Nature (vis medicatrixnaturae)
                                          • Treat the Cause (tollecausam)
                                          • Treat The Whole Person (tolletotum)
                                          • Doctor as Teacher (docere)
                                          • Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
                                          Naturopathic Theories

                                          There are a number of naturopathic theories practiced around the world including:

                                          • Vital Force (vis vitalis) / Theory of vitality
                                          • Unity of disease
                                          • Hering’s Law of Cure
                                          • Therapeutic Order
                                          • Emunctories
                                          • Naturopathic (Cures) modalities (detoxification, revitalization, stabilization, and regeneration)
                                          • Theory of Toxemia
                                          • Naturopathic Triad of Health
                                          • Humoral Theory
                                          • Theory of Complex Systems
                                          Naturopathic Therapies

                                          The naturopathic therapies used around the world vary by country. Some of the most common naturopathic modalities include:

                                          • Clinical Nutrition
                                          • Botanical Medicine (Herbalism)
                                          • Homeopathic Medicine
                                          • Traditional Chinese Medicine / Acupuncture
                                          • Physical Medicine
                                          • Hydrotherapy – Water Cure
                                          • Prevention and Lifestyle Counselling
                                          • Hygiene Therapy
                                          • Nature Cure

                                          Some naturopathic doctors will have additional training in other natural therapies such as:

                                          • Ayurvedic Medicine
                                          • Prescription Rights
                                          • IV Therapies
                                          • Chelation Therapy
                                          • Minor Surgery
                                          • Colon Therapy