What is Natural Medicine?
The practice of Natural Medicine is the promotion of health, the assessment of emotional, mental and physical state and the resultant Natural Medicine therapeutic techniques to improve emotional and adaptive function.
This includes, but is not limited to, nutritional and dietary therapeutics, botanical/herbal remedies, mechanical therapy (Reflexology, massage, etc.), homeopathy and vibrational medicine.
What is the Association of Doctors of Natural Medicine – Alberta (ADNMA)?
ADNMA was first formed as an association for all Alberta Doctors of Natural Medicine registered with EBNMP. Over the last few years, the Association has expanded to include other levels of membership, including all Wholistic Practitioners, Alternative Practitioners, Complementary Health Practitioners, and Manual Therapy Practitioners (body-workers) – as well as students of natural medicine who are working towards attaining the DNM designation.
Additionally we also have membership available to people and businesses, who provide services to our membership - health industry suppliers.
What is the Examining Board of Natural Medicine Practitioners (EBNMP)?
The EBNMP is a regulating body for all Doctors of Natural Medicine (DNMs), acting as an “umbrella” to unify practitioners globally within the field of Natural Medicine. However, membership is not limited to DNMs, and EBNMP has categories for different levels of practitioners. Members who are not DNMs have the option of staying within their membership designation or working towards DNM level.
Because the EBNMP has different levels of membership, so too, does the ADNMA.
For more information about the Examining Board, go to:
The Examining Board of Natural Medicine Practitioners - Canada
For more information about the Alberta Association, contact the ADNMA directly at:
780 - 443 - 0315.
Profile and Credentials
Our membership is quite diverse.
Please visit our web site for further information.
Offering membership to all Natural Medicine Practitioners, as well as students and practitioners of the Wholistic (holistic) arts, traditional or nontraditional - Herbology, Acupuncture, Reflexology, Nutrition, Kinesiology, Homeopathy, Massage, Touch for Health, Emotional Freedom Technique, Psychology, Acupuncture, Reiki, Theta, Quantum Touch, Colour Sound, and all other energy-work Practitioners, ( health industry suppliers are also welcome). Contact ADNMA to find out which type of membership is right for you, and what benefits are available to you as a member.
Philosophy and Comments
As Natural Medicine and Wholistic (Alternative, Complementary Health) and Manual Therapy Practitioners, we are all united in our service to the community. This association is an opportunity to foster networking of like-minded people, to share ideas and thoughts, and to support one another.
Do I have to be a Doctor of Natural medicine to become a member?
No. We would like you to be aware of the fact that the Examining Board is a registering body for not only DNMs, but also for other Natural Therapists and Practitioners (including body-workers/manual therapy practitioners).
The ADNMA also is open to all natural medicine providers, and our membership is structured for different levels (just as the EBNMP is). These include, and are NOT limited to: Registered Naturotherapy Practitioner (RNP), Registered Acupuncture Practitioner (RAP), Registered Lifestyle Management Practitioner (RLMP), Registered Nutritional Practitioner (RNMP).
Work Hours and Fee Schedule
Please visit our web pages and contact individual members for their rates.
Membership information can also be found on the web site.
ADNMA 3rd Annual Conference on January 18, 2008!
Association of Doctors of
Natural Medicine – Alberta (ADNMA)
3rd Annual Conference –
January 18, 2008!
Dear Colleagues, Members, Students, and Practitioners of Natural Medicine,
The ADNMA 3rd annual end of year function is on Friday January 18, 2008.
Attendance to conference is by pre-registration only!
Y Registration forms will be ready and emailed out by mid October, please contact ADNMA to have yours sent to you Y
The following is an outline agenda of the day,
10:30 am – 11:00 pm.
Location of Conference:
Howard Johnson Hotel
15540 – Stony Plain Road; Edmonton, AB T5P 3Z2; 780 – 484 – 3333
ADNMA has arranged a special hotel room rate of: CDN $85.00
Online Map to Hotel is: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=53.54121,-113.589486&ie=UTF8&s=&z=12&ll=53.545612,-113.589363&spn=0.072623,0.082741&om=1&iwloc=addr
Plan to join us for a fun filled DAY (doors open at 10:30 am) packed full of speakers, workshops, networking and lots of Door Prizes*!
10:30 am - DOORS OPEN!!!
Registration, Meet & Greet, Socialize & Networking
11:45 am - Announcements & Door Prizes!
12:00 pm - Workshops & Presenters!
6:30 pm - Buffet Dinner
8:00 pm - Evening Speaker:
Professor Dr. June A. Kelly BAMS, NMD, DO, DAc, Phd, DNM of: Examining Board of Natural Medicine Practitioners (EBNMP) - Canada
9:00 pm - Closing words by: ADNMA President
Dr. Radka Ruzicka D.N.M.
9:15 pm – 11:00 pm - Closing Announcements, Last of the Door Prizes and Networking
[ 12:00 pm–6:30 pm
Workshops & Presenters!
[ “Western Herbs for Eastern Philosophy”
With Evelyn Mulders of Kinesiology College of Canada
(Energy Kinesiologist, Founder and Director of Kinesiology College of Canada, Herbologist, Iridologist, Reflexologist, Creator of Sound Essence, Energy Vibrational Therapist, Owner an Operator of Holistic Tapestries Natural Care Center)
Description of Workshop: With Energy Kinesiology we use many tools to balance the meridians and chakras and auric field of the body. Using plant energies is not new in this work; however using herbs to balance the body on all dimensions, physically, emotionally and spiritually is revolutionary. Plants are in co-creation with humans and they have healing qualities that support the human body on all three dimensions. Using the energy model of healing with the herbs offers the potential to balance the body through the meridians and chakras, which embrace body, mind and soul balance. Choosing to use Western herbs and applying the Eastern model of healing offers a different, whole body perspective to health care. Working inside the holistic model taps into the full potential of herbal healing.
Evelyn’s Biography: Shifting her career from Engineering Technology to Energy Kinesiology in 1995. Owns and operates Holistic Tapestries Natural Care Center in Lake Country, Canada where she enjoys a successful practice. Evelyn was inspired to create vibrational remedies she calls “Sound Essence” endorsed by ICPKP and markets these tools, manuals and accompanying workshops worldwide. Recognized as a natural facilitator, Evelyn is the accredited faculty director of the International College of Professional Kinesiology Practice and Director of the Kinesiology College of Canada, an accredited college offering BKP, PKP, TFH and various other related mini-workshops. Evelyn has published an herbal manual Western Herbs for Eastern Meridians and Five Element Theory and workshop booklet promoting kinesiology and herbs.
[ “Honoured Students: The Sudbury Approach to Education”
With Nicolette Desiree Groeneveld, B.Ed. of: Indigo Sudbury Campus
Description of presentation: A multitude of reasons has many people disillusioned with the traditional education system and looking for alternatives. The Sudbury educational model offers children trust, respect, and freedom with responsibility. It preserves young children’s love of learning and life while rekindling the same in older children. It brings about amazing transformations in students and families, and produces confident, resourceful graduates who create fulfilling lives for themselves. This presentation will explain the Sudbury model in detail and allow time for participants to ask questions.
Nicolette’s Biography: Nicolette Groeneveld co-founded and has been a staff member for six years at the Indigo Sudbury Campus. Prior to this, she spent ten years in public education as a French Immersion teacher at the Junior High level. Nicolette is also a published author, a public speaker, and a strong supporter of Attachment Parenting, infant potty training and “natural” childbirth. www.IndigoSudburyCampus.com Trust. Respect. Freedom. Responsibility. Where children K-12 learn through being.
[ “ART AND SPIRIT:
Spiritually Based Healing Arts”
With Patrick Yesh, BFA, M. Ed of:
Art Heart & Soul
(17 years teaching in the Canadian school systems, International workshop facilitator “Art and Spirit” series For 10 years.)
Description of workshop: In this experiential workshop Health Professionals (and students) will be introduced to spiritually based Therapeutic Arts: how to use the Healing Arts successfully with most clients. The art examples shown reveal the person’s core belief systems. These beliefs can affect each life decision. Specific art projects can quickly reveal important issues to be addressed. As well the created art symbols and language metaphors contain solutions for healing and positive growth.
Patrick’s Biography: I conduct training and experiential creativity workshops for all ages and professions to help solve problems in personal, career and relationship situations. My goal is to increase awareness of the use of Therapeutic Healing Arts for self-healing, problem solving, empowering emotional intelligence, and for personal and spiritual growth. I assist people to find meaning in their art symbols and language metaphors through truthful, clear communication. Their interpretations are guided to result in specific behavioral language. Personality integration of mind, body, and spirit, can occur by applying spiritual values to creative affirmations and decision-making. www.artheartandsoul.com
[ “EBNMP - Canada President Speaker”
With Professor Dr. June A. Kelly BAMS, NMD, DO, DAc, Phd, DNM, of: Examining Board of Natural Medicine Practitioners –Canada
Description of presentation: Update and latest news EBNMP – Canada!
History, evolution, current legality and credibility of Natural Medicine and The EBNMP in Canada - Ethics, structure and future
Dr. June Anne Kelly’s Biography: Dr. June Ann Kelly was born in the Caribbean Island of Trinidad and received her medical education (MBBS) at the Calcutta Bio-Chemic Medical College. June Ann immigrated to Canada, where she graduated from The Commonwealth University of Health Sciences and Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Dr. Kelly is a member of many National and International health organizations. She holds medical degrees in Acupuncture, Osteopathy and Alternative Medicine from the OIUCM Sri-Lanka as well as a Doctor of Philosophy in Naturopathic Medicine (AMRI), an F.F. Homeopath and is a Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist in practice at www.InstituteForNaturalHealingSciences.ca. In 1998, she co-founded the Examining Board of Natural Medicine Practitioners; a federally approved organization that is setting the standard for Recognition, Registration & Accreditation of Natural Medicine Doctors and practice in Canada. Currently, she is President of the E.B.N.M.P. Canada www.ebnmp.com, Chairperson of www.NewEarthCollege.org a private postgraduate teaching institution for natural medicine sciences; as well as a visiting professor of The Sichuan Provincial Academy of TCM - Institute of Acupuncture (China). Dr. Kelly helped to develop the Myomeridian Methodology of Trigenics©, and is the founder of The General Osteopathic Council of Canada, and an advisor and professor to CAISH (www.caish.ca) on the educational standard of Ayurveda and Neurotherapy. A strong proponent of a wholistic approach to health and healing, June Ann brings this philosophy into her daily practice.
*DOOR PRIZES PROVIDED BY:
Issues Magazine / Spring Festival of Awareness (Thank you Angele)
Taking Care of Your Soles (Thank you Linda Woznica)
Kinesiology College of Canada (Thank you Evelyn Mulders)
The Safety Coach (Thank you Leanne Townsend)
Natures Formulae (Thank you Barbra Johnston)
Sacred Stones (Thank you Connie Brisson / Mosaic)
HeartBeat Angels (Thank you Pauline Newman/)
Next Generation Health (Thank you Jeremy Merkel / Synchronicity)
Creation of a New Dawn (Thank you Dawn Dagres)
Wedderspoon Organic, Inc. (Thank you Sebastian & Catherine)
Examining Board of Natural Medicine Practitioners (EBNMP) (Thank you Dr. Kelly)
Optimum Health Vitamins & more ((Thank you John Biggs)
Heel Canada Inc. (Thank you Parmeet Narula)
Albi Naturals (Thank you Deanna Rausch)
ADNMA (Association of Doctors of Natural Medicine – Alberta)
!!!Check back for further updates on NEW Door Prizes!!!
**Food is catered by “Albert’s & Ginger House’ providing: snacks throughout the day (fruit, crackers, cheese, veggies and dip, sausage, juice, coffee and tea)
They will also provide a Buffet supper in the evening: Roast Beef, Chicken, mashed potatoes, veggies, salads, soup, and more!
ALL snacks and evening meal will be presented in a buffet style.
Thank you for your time!
Dr. Barbara Diaz D.N.M.; CMR; RRPr
Why attend the conference?
As Natural Medicine and Wholistic (Alternative, Complementary Health) and Manual Therapy Practitioners, we are all united in our service to the community. This conference is an opportunity to foster networking of like-minded people, to share ideas and thoughts, and to support one another.
Do I have to be a Doctor of Natural medicine to attend the conference?
No. We would like you to be aware of the fact that the Examining Board is a registering body for not only DNMs, but also for other Natural Therapists and Practitioners (including body-workers/manual therapy practitioners). The ADNMA also is open to all natural medicine providers, and our membership is structured for different levels (just as the EBNMP is). These include, and are NOT limited to: Registered Naturotherapy Practitioner (RNP), Registered Acupuncture Practitioner (RAP), Registered Lifestyle Management Practitioner (RLMP), Registered Nutritional Practitioner (RNMP).