Naturopathic Medicine in Tennessee

Page last updated 19 Dec 2019

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Scope of practice

It is illegal to practice naturopathy in Tennessee. Naturopathy is defined by the 2010 Tennessee code as

nature cure or health by natural methods and is defined as the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human injuries, ailments and disease by the use of such physical forces, as air, light, water, vibration, heat, electricity, hydrotherapy, psychotherapy, dietetics or massage, and the administration of botanical and biological drugs.

How to file a complaint

Physicians are regulated by Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners. Information about complaints can be found on the state’s Department of Health website.

Download complaint form

Send completed forms to

Office of Investigations
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor, Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37243