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Southwest College Unveils New Facility

Feb 27, 2015 06:59PM

The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM), in Tempe, is opening a brand-new, state-of-the-art, 48,000-square-foot, multi-purpose, LEED Platinum certified (pending) Community Commons Center at 2164 East Broadway Road, in March. It features an integrative pain clinic, high-tech classrooms, a fully outfitted teaching kitchen, a natural medicinary, an expanded library, yoga and workout studios and the newest outpost of Nourish restaurant.

Founded in 1993, SCNM is an accredited higher-learning institution offering a four-year medical program. Adjacent to the college, the SCNM Medical Center is the largest naturopathic medical center in the Southwest, with more than 40 doctors and more than 200 student clinicians, offering family and primary care using integrative modalities such as acupuncture, homeopathy, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, manipulation and pharmacology.

Discovery Day, an open house with free activities designed to educate the community about naturopathic medicine and provide insight for prospective students, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 14, with a tour of the new building, vendor fair, guest speakers, yoga classes, chair massages, acupuncture, cooking demonstrations, herbal tea and protein drink tastings, book signings and raffle prizes.

Admission is free and a complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information and to register, visit

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