WOODBURY — The national Naturopathic Medical Student Association Beacon Award was given to Woodbury naturopathic physician Dr. Eugene R. Zampieron at the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians conference in Portland, Ore.

The award recognizes a naturopathic physician and professor for wisdom and experience with naturopathic medical philosophy.

Dr. Zampieron, a licensed naturopathic physician and registered professional herbalist, is one of the founding fathers of the University of Bridgeport’s Naturopathic Medical school, where he has taught for more than 20 years and is the senior-most clinical and academic faculty member.

He is curator and steward of the colleges medicinal herb garden which houses 100 species of medicinal plants.

He also teaches classes in botanical medicine, botanical pharmacy, men’s health, rheumatology and naturopathic history and philosophy.

Dr. Zampieron sees patients at the University of Bridgeport clinic and at his private practice in Woodbury, Conn.

Naturopathic medicine is a primary health care system that encourages the body’s self-healing process through the use of natural therapies drawing on both traditional healing methods and modern medical science.

This philosophy blends the natural world with cutting edge technology and research.

Naturopathic medicine is dedicated to the study and celebration of nature’s healing powers and is as old as healing itself and as new as today’s medical breakthroughs.

The medicine utilizes the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies to treat illness and to promote wellness by viewing the body as an integrated whole.

Naturopathic medicine is defined by principles rather than by methods or modalities. Above all, it honors the body’s innate wisdom to heal. 

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