NUNM Researchers Published in Medicina Special Issue

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NUNM’s Helfgott Research Institute Director Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH, and Research Investigator Joshua Goldenberg, ND, were among six researchers to contribute to an article that was recently published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Medicina. The journal’s special issue, “Complementary and Integrative Medicine,” examines these disciplines from a wide range of research fields.

The article, titled “Naturopathy as a Model of Prevention-Oriented, Patient-Centered Primary Care: A Disruptive Innovation in Health Care,” describes naturopathy as a disruptive technology in the healthcare marketplace, and details how the practice meets the criteria of a “disruptive innovation.” The results concluded that “naturopathy may disrupt or remain a durable presence in healthcare delivery” because of its patient-centered approach; and its emphasis on preventive behaviors, self-care, and nonpharmacological health promotion rather than prescription drugs and surgical interventions. Read the full text of the article here.