ICNM – Where the Best in Natural Medicine comes together!
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:
- Hundreds of delegates from over 55 countries
- 185 Universities & World Health Organizations endorse the ICNM
- 48 new research presented and state of the art technology & exhibition
- 30 Inspirational Talks
The executive committee
"Join Us in Paris for an unforgettable experience!"
A. NARBONI ND, TCM
CANADA - FRANCE
O. LEOST ND
P. COTTINGHAM ND
DR A. BOUDET ND
DR A. AGGARWAL ND
DR S. CZERANKO, ND
CANADA - UNITED STATES
AC. MERET ND
D. LÉAUD-ZACHOVAL ND
P. REPON ND
C. E. AMEY ND
DR J. HWANG ND
C. PORTELLA ND
A. VERET ND
F. LAVAND’HOMME ND
DR F. SONG JR ND
D. Schleich PHD
E. Greenwood ND
AUSTRALIA & NZ
D. PARADIS ND
L. Milici ND
Invitation from the chair
Welcome to the 7th ICNM World Congress
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.
A. Narboni ND, TCM
Restoring health naturally
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.
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.
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
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
- Naturopathic (Cures) modalities (detoxification, revitalization, stabilization, and regeneration)
- Theory of Toxemia
- Naturopathic Triad of Health
- Humoral Theory
- Theory of Complex Systems
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