Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a holistic diagnostic tool that allows the practitioner to have a dialogue with the patient’s body through the use of manual muscle testing. In AK, every muscle correlates with a specific organ, gland or meridian system. Through the proper use of manual muscle tests, along with standard diagnosis of the patient’s chemical, emotional and structural health, an assessment can be made regarding a patient’s overall health. This club aims to provide Sonoran students the opportunity to gain the skills and practice to be great AK practitioners. We help accomplish this by hosting the AK 100 certification course at Sonoran, bringing in active AK practitioners from the community and providing weekly directed AK.
The Sonoran Botanical Medicine Club explores how herbs can be a powerful modality of Naturopathic Medicine. We inspire students to get to know the medicinal plants in depth.
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What are Entheogens?
The term entheogen literally means “to cultivate the divine within,” and is used to describe sacred medicines, whether of indigenous tradition or synthetic chemical, that catalyze spiritual and physical healing by facilitating altered states of consciousness. Examples include ayahuasca, cannabis, peyote, ibogaine, psilocybin-containing mushrooms, and MDMA. Some entheogens are believed to have been used for healing purposes for thousands of years, while others were synthesized in the last century. They share a powerful potential for healing when used responsibly in a therapeutic context.
A Psychedelic Renaissance
According to a 2014 Scientific American article, “psychedelic drugs are poised to be the next major breakthrough in mental healthcare.” In the United States, numerous Phase II trials have been completed for psilocybin and MDMA. Johns Hopkins has conducted research on psilocybin for tobacco cessation, in healthy experienced meditators, and in patients with depression and/or anxiety associated with a life-threatening cancer diagnosis. In their cancer research, an astounding 92% of participants demonstrated significant and sustained decreases in depressive symptoms after just two treatments, and about 50% of participants described it as the single most meaningful experience of their life. In another study funded by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), 83% of participants with chronic, treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were no longer diagnosable with PTSD after just two MDMA-assisted psychotherapy sessions, and those results were sustained 4 years later. With Phase III trials now underway, both MDMA and psilocybin are anticipated to become medicinally legal by approximately 2021. We are truly in the midst of a psychedelic renaissance, and these medicines hold the potential to offer lasting healing to many people.
Entheogens and Naturopathic Medicine
The team of medical students behind ERA recognize that demand for entheogenic medicine is already substantial and this field will only continue expanding. There will soon be a huge need for healthcare practitioners in this field. With the proper training, naturopathic physicians would be highly qualified to assist patients in entheogenic experiences. Naturopathic doctors are already trained to treat their patients as a whole person and they understand well the profound impact of mental and emotional wellness on physical health. Many people require deep mental-emotional healing in order for their physical symptoms to resolve. Entheogens facilitate a profound level of healing from which true, lasting healing may naturally arise.
What We Do
ERA envisions a new paradigm of healthcare which honors indigenous knowledge of psychoactive substances and their derivatives while upholding the highest standards of evidence-based medicine.
ERA’s mission is to maintain a conversation about therapeutic applications of entheogenic medicine and provide information about current medical research as well as traditional uses of these medicines in ritual and healing. Our lectures and educational resources are frequently free and available to the public because we believe that this information should be accessible to everyone.
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The mission of the GenX Med Club is to support non-traditional students from student to Naturopathic Physician.
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The Sonoran Integrative Pain Management Club is an organization that brings together the principles, practices and practitioners of naturopathic medicine and sports medicine. The goal of this club is to enhance student knowledge of sports medicine, provide students the opportunity to volunteer at athletic events, and help students gain experience providing care to athletes. Additionally, the club works to promote naturopathic medicine in the local community, establish connections with health care professionals in the sports medicine field, and apply the principles of naturopathic medicine in the context of sport medicine.
The Integrative Pain Management Club strives to strengthen the integration between naturopathic medicine and sports medicine by hosting conferences, seminars, and educational events. They are determined to develop a platform where students can learn about, and develop expertise in, various modalities including stretching, massage, trigger point therapy, kinesio-taping, sports nutrition, corrective exercise, preventative medicine and naturopathic manipulation and apply them in a sports medicine setting. The Integrative Pain Management Club hopes to leave a long-lasting legacy where students can prepare themselves for their future and establish themselves as health care leaders in the world of sports medicine.
If you are passionate about sports medicine and promoting naturopathic medicine, then the Sonoran Integrative Pain Management Club is the perfect club for you! Membership for students is free and student members are eligible to attend meetings, conferences, seminars and events held under the dominion of the Sonoran Integrative Pain Management Club. For the latest updates on events, meetings and additional information about the club, you can follow them on Facebook.
The Sonoran LGBT+ Club helps foster a safe and inclusive environment on campus and keeps current and future doctors informed about the unique health challenges faced by those in the LGBTQIA+ community. Most of all, we’re here for our LGBT+ students as a safe place, a friendly face, and a helpful resource.
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Are you passionate about promoting naturopathic medicine? Would you like to learn more about the legislative processes affecting our medicine? Then N-ACT is the club for you!
N-ACT is a student organization that was started in 2003. N-ACT’s mission is to educate students on health care legislation and encourage participation in legislative activities. Additionally, N-ACT strives to establish student involvement in professional organizations, such as the American Medical Student Association.
As a student, we support you with educational resources and help to enhance your skills for your future business. Our goal is to raise awareness about naturopathic medicine and build relationships with other health care professionals in the community. We work closely with the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Our events include the monthly medical school mixers called Med Net, the Black Tie/White Coat Gala, the Arizona Student Lobbying Initiative (AZ SLI), DC Federal Legislative Initiative (DC FLI) and the Scavenger Hunt.
If you are interested in N-ACT, please visit our website at ndadvocacy.org. You can also find out more information on legislative updates and upcoming events by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
Medicine Optimized to Serve & Ameliorate Intersectionality via Culture
Formerly known as Imhotep Circle, MOSAIC continues to celebrate the rich multicultural origins of naturopathic medicine, with an emphasis on African traditional holistic practices. We have expanded our mission statement to better the health and well-being of those from minority and underrepresented groups through awareness of social and racial injustices, naturopathic medicine education, and service. MOSAIC aims to improve community health on both a local and global scale by focusing on intersectionality. We embrace the multi-culturally rich origins of naturopathic medicine by educating ourselves on its globally diverse history and holistic practices.
We honor those who are interested in making a difference in current health disparities. All are welcome to learn more about history and learning about cultural differences. Everyone deserves equity to become successful. We welcome you to join our club and explore with us how we can heal our community through diversity of naturopathic medicine!
We welcome you to join our club and explore with us how we can heal our community through diversity of naturopathic medicine! Please feel free to reach out to us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our mission is to explore natural alternatives to common medical aesthetic treatments. Join our club to learn more about available natural aesthetic therapies that align with naturopathic philosophies and modalities that are not included in our curriculum. We will integrate our knowledge about diet and pathology and how it relates to skin health.
What We Do
We hold educational seminars and fun workshops. We also have plans to attract a variety of successful aesthetics professionals to speak at club gatherings.
Do you have an interest in aesthetics, dermatology or minor surgery? Would you like to know how our health affects our outer beauty? Come join us to gain valuable knowledge and experience in the growing and ever-changing world of natural aesthetics through our club. Get involved!
Who We Are
We are an Sonoran club that is internationally recognized through Toastmasters.
We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.
What We Do
Develop and practice our public speaking skills in front of a supportive group
Build our confidence in speaking to large groups
Enhance leadership skills
Practice professionalism and time management
Give and receive feedback from peers about our speaking
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The Naturopathic Society is devoted to preserving and maintaining the philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine as it relates to nature cure and adherence to natural laws. We firmly believe that nature offers the answers and solutions necessary to achieve and maintain optimal health. We acknowledge the complexity of disease states yet address them with simplicity and common sense, utilizing elements such as the therapeutic order. We’re passionate about our education and often host guest speakers and workshops to further out training in specific Naturopathic modalities. We embrace the medical and technological advances of our time and strive to create balance between the modern world and our founding Naturopathic principles.
The Naturopathic Society commits to preserve, promote and enhance the understanding of naturopathic philosophy and its history. Our purpose is to develop a curriculum for the further training of our student body in other modalities as part of the therapeutic order.
If you’re looking for an edge in the marketplace after you graduate and are serious about your education, join our group! As a member, you will have the opportunity to pursue extra training in various therapies and protocols. You’ll receive discounted prices on seminars and workshops as an incentive to pursue extra education and hands-on learning opportunities. Our members often receive precedence for workshops, seminars and specialty training.
Do you want to run a successful practice after you graduate? A naturopathic medical degree is only part of the equation. You also need to learn about the business side of things – and that’s where the Naturopreneur’s Society can help.
We are a student organization that aspires to develop successful entrepreneurial leaders among current naturopathic students. We achieve this by bringing in successful naturopathic physicians and members of the Small Business Association and Small Business Development Center to provide various talks on business-related topics. We also hold various workshops for students and arrange site visits to successful naturopathic clinics to get insight on what it takes to run a thriving practice.
Our students started Naturopaths Without Borders (NWB) in 2004 by launching a worldwide effort to provide naturopathic health care to impoverished communities. NWB’s goal is to make naturopathic medical care more accessible to all cultural and socioeconomic groups and to educate underserved communities about the principles and modalities of naturopathic medicine. At the same time, NWB would like to prepare students and physicians to provide medical services to these communities through foreign language and cultural training.
In 2010, NWB first partnered with New Birth Mexican Mission, a church serving the community of Puerto Peñasco, after working in this area since 2006. Since then, NWB has worked with various organizations in Puerto Peñasco providing naturopathic health care. Some of the most prevalent diseases patients are seen for are uncontrolled type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Patients also present with musculoskeletal pain and injuries, tooth pain, chronic depression, diabetic neuropathy, facial paralysis, men’s and women’s health issues, pregnancy and common infectious illness. As a student volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to see patients for follow-up visits under the supervision of a ND, witness amazing patient transformations and experience the power of naturopathic medicine.
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Perspective is an RSO club that focuses on mental health and balance. Being in such a rigorous program, doubt and fear cyclically surfaces, and when this is coupled with the stressors of every day life, students often feel burnt out by the end of each quarter. To prevent this, we want to offer students a safe space each week to feel these emotions, process them and hopefully shift their perspective of a particular experience to one that brings more peace of mind. Connecting with other students who also may be struggling and feeling overwhelmed allows us to not feel so alone in this experience; to know that it is okay, to not feel okay, 100% of the time. Sonoran is filled with loving hearts and an abundance of empathy, and we want to give the same attention and care back to the students who so graciously give to others. We share insights of what has worked for us to integrate and align while moving forward in this program and ensure that mental health is our number one priority. This is a judgment free, accepting and welcoming group, and we would love to hear how we can best serve you in this phase of your journey.
President: Michelle Armstrong
Vice President: Jessica Tapper
Treasurer: Julia Chichocki
Secretary: Dorina Ademi
Community Engagement: Melisa Clifton
The Students of Naturopathic Oncology Club is affiliated with OncANP (Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians). The OncANP is open to all licensed NDs and students who are interested in learning more about cancer care. For those interested in specializing in this field, the OncANP devised an independent board that oversees the process of becoming a board certified naturopathic oncologist, denoted as F.A.B.N.O.
This club aims to educate and prepare students interested in oncology and/or becoming board certified naturopathic oncologists through Physician lectures on integrative oncology treatments and practice, educational resources, up to date research in the field and opportunities to meet and network with integrative oncology physicians. Additionally, the club will provide up to date information on available residencies and how to best prepare for them.
Contact Students of Naturopathic Oncology at RSOSNO@sonoran.edu.
SVA’s mission is to create a sense of community and support among student veterans and community veterans. SVA’s mission serves to support veterans’ ease of transition from military to college life and beyond.
We are here to support student veterans transitioning to the role of becoming medical students as well as being a point of outreach to the veteran community. We host events throughout the year to help teach future clinicians about veteran health needs and to recognize the sacrifices that our troops have made for us during their time serving. Some of these events include a Memorial day and Veterans day celebration, collecting donations for homeless veterans, and sending cards and care packages to our troops.
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Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA) is a professional international non-profit organization with a NMSA chapter at each of the eight accredited naturopathic schools. The Sonoran NMSA chapter is composed of an executive board and nine chair positions: Global health, Environmental, Public Relations, Professional Development, Integrative Medicine, Community Outreach, Legislative, ND Philosophy and Fundraiser chairs. We work to unite the student body through community outreach and volunteer opportunities, increase professional development by providing unique leadership positions & networking opportunities through the Gala and NMSA conference. It is our mission to increase student funding to attend conferences which enrich the student experience and prepare our students to become stronger, well-rounded doctors and medical practitioners.