First and foremost
seeks to provide the most qualified and professional Naturopaths
to the citizens of the great state of Texas.
Secondly we seek to forge
professional relationships between the “mainstream” medical
Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistance and Dentist helping to
communicate the science behind the Art of Naturopathic Medicine.
Mainstream practitioners have a great need to know what natural
therapies may be contra-indicated or complimentary to the
prescriptions they are writing. Who better than the Naturopaths
to build a bridge of understanding.
seeks to establish a multi-tier licensing law, as well as a
licensing exclusion for those Naturopaths who do not want to be
subject to governmental agencies. We are well aware of the
convictions of our Naturopathic community and how diverse they
maybe. It is not our intent to inhibit anyone who is competent
from practicing their art in Texas. We do however feel that the
practice of Naturopathy must establish itself as a credible
modality and needs to be represented at the state government
Failure to do so will
all by default. Other
mainstream practitioners are beginning to operate in a more
holistic fashion and will begin to lay claim on that which has
been ours all along. We are the experts in nutritional chemistry,
toxicology and diet/lifestyle issues. We must represent ourselves
and legislate our place in the health and wellness community or
eventually none of us will be free to practice here, regardless of
where we were trained!
Our membership is extended to
Doctors of Oriental medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist and
Chiropractors, our fellow holistic oriented colleagues.
TXNMS will bring
regular educational opportunities to its voting members as well as
Allied Members and layman who seek to further there own knowledge
in the field of natural medicine.