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Dr. Michael Culp, MA, NMD (Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine) is the Director of The Natural Health and Wellness Centre in London, an innovative multi-disciplinary health clinic specialising in the treatment of chronic diseases and the promotion of optimal wellness. Dr. Culp received his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington in 1995. Dr. Culp does not hold a general medical qualification in the UK, but his degree is a doctorate level degree in Naturopathic Medicine. Bastyr University is a fully accredited university in the United States and its Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Program is fully accredited by Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Michael has been licensed to practice as a Naturopathic Physician in Washington State since 1995. Each state within the United States is responsible for licensing health professionals and determining their scope of practice. In Washington State, Naturopathic Physicians are licensed to practice Naturopathic Medicine which Washington law defines as “the practice by naturopaths of the art and science of the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disorders of the body by stimulation or support, or both, of the natural processes of the human body..... The practice of naturopathic medicine includes manual manipulation (mechanotherapy), the prescription, administration, dispensing, and use, except for the treatment of malignancies, of nutrition and food science, physical modalities, minor office procedures, homeopathy, naturopathic medicines, hygiene and immunization, contraceptive devices, common diagnostic procedures, and suggestion (counselling)”. Naturopathic Physicians have the legal rights and responsibilities to diagnose and treat illness using natural therapies with a limited prescriptive authority for controlled medicines including antibiotics, hormone therapies, and certain pain medications. In the UK, Naturopathic Physicians are not recognised by the General Medical Council.

From 1995-1998, Michael practised as a Naturopathic Physician at University Health Clinic in Seattle and he was an adjunctive faculty member at Bastyr University teaching courses in medical nutrition, nutritional biochemistry, and Naturopathic philosophy.

From 1998-2003, Michael was the Director of Medical Education for Genova Diagnostics Laboratory, in Asheville, North Carolina, the world’s leading laboratory for functional medical testing, where he helped pioneer a number of revolutionary new profiles.

In 2003, Michael moved to the UK and founded Natural Health & Wellness Centre. With over 20 years of clinical experience in the science and art of Natural Medicine, Michael continues to share his knowledge, wisdom, and humour with patients and at numerous academic institutions and professional gatherings in the UK, the USA, and around the world, where he is frequently invited to lecture. In the UK, he regularly delivers seminars for nutrition students at CNELM (Centre for Nutritional Education and Lifestyle Management), and at ION (Institute for Optimum Nutrition). 

Dr. Culp, NMD is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the British Association of Naturopaths, and the Institute for Functional Medicine, and he is listed on the General Register and Council of Naturopaths (UK).