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- Japan Naturopathic Medicine Society

ICNM  – Where the best Natural Medicine world meets!

Our Mission

The International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine is committed to higher education, promoting excellence in natural medicine and to being the international organization for global cooperation among the industry’s various institutions.

The Congress engages the foremost healthcare, research and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Our Groundbreaking Event

ICNM is a nonprofit higher education organization in field of natural medicine and health. As an independent, impartial platform for one of the fastest-growing global marketplaces, moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart of everything it does.

ICNM carefully blends and balances the best of many kinds of organizations, from both the public and private sectors, international organizations and academic institutions.

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 annual International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine.

The previous edition brought together:

  • 600+ Delegates
  • 185 universities, institutions, organisations
  • representatives from 55 Countries, and featured 3 unforgettable days that produced 48 new research presentations and delivered lectures by 30 of the world’s-leading experts!

Executive Committee

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

AM. NARBONI ND

CANADA - FRANCE

Executive Chair

    O. LEOST ND

    UNITED KINGDOM

    International Executive Committee

      P. COTTINGHAM ND

      NEW ZEALAND

      International Executive Committee

        DR A. BOUDET ND

        UNITED STATES

        International Executive Committee

          DR A. AGGARWAL ND

          KENYA

          International Advisory Committee

            DR S. CZERANKO, ND

            CANADA - UNITED STATES

            Honorary & Founding Member

              AC. MERET ND

              FRANCE

              International Executive Committee

                D. LÉAUD-ZACHOVAL ND

                FRANCE

                ICNM Ambassador

                  E. BOUCHER ND

                  AUSTRALIA

                  ICNM Ambassador

                    C. E. AMEY ND

                    ITALY

                    ICNM Ambassador

                      DR J. HWANG ND

                      CANADA

                      ICNM Ambassador

                        C. PORTELLA ND

                        BRAZIL

                        ICNM Ambassador

                          A. VERET ND

                          FRANCE

                          Executive Committee

                            F. LAVAND’HOMME ND

                            BELGIUM

                            Advisory Committee

                              S. LEMOIGNE

                              SPAIN

                              Advisory Committee

                                DR F. SONG JR ND

                                USA

                                ICNM Ambassador

                                  Dr B. BROWN ND

                                  UNITED KINGDOM

                                  ICNM Ambassador

                                    D. Schleich PHD

                                    UNITED STATES

                                    Founding Member

                                      E. Greenwood ND

                                      AUSTRALIA & NZ

                                      ICNM Ambassador

                                        C. Chung ND cand

                                        CANADA

                                        Volunteer

                                          A. Florestal ND Cand

                                          CANADA

                                          Volunteer

                                            Invitation from the Chair

                                            Welcome to the ICNM Annual Congress

                                            Dear friends,

                                            On behalf of the 5th Annual Conference ICNM executive organizing committee, it is my great honor and privilege to invite you to attend the International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine that will take place in London, UK, 6-8 July 2018.

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

                                            This edition is organized with the precious support and close collaboration of the British Naturopathic Association BNA and the General Council & Register of Naturopaths GCRN.

                                            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 Congress to take place in London 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. 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 in London.

                                            Sincerely,
                                            A M Narboni ND
                                            Congress Chair

                                            Discover Naturopathy - Excellence in Natural 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 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

                                            Recordings are a great way to experience the conference if you missed any key sessions. Recordings provide the audio of each session and, if the speaker provided slides, the audio is synced with the slide presentation.

                                            Conference Recordings soon available
                                            • Recordings provide the audio of each session and if the speaker provided slides the audio will be synced with the slide presentation.
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