The training an ND receives is on par with an MD. In the rigorous 4 years in medical school, naturopathic doctors learn all the basic sciences, and must pass state board exams in the sciences and in clinical medicine. The major difference is the focus of treatment. Both professions learn the anatomy, physiology and pathology. ND’s learn in their curriculum how to treat using nutrition therapies, herbal therapies, lifestyle changes, water therapies and homeopathy. All these modalities work in sync with body systems. The remedies work to enhance function and restore balance and whole body healing.