Naturopathic doctors have the unique opportunity to work with pharmacists to provide customized therapeutic solutions for their patients using compounding. Compounding is the art and science of preparing medications to fit the unique needs of the patient. Compounded medications are made based on a practitioner’s prescription and can include prescription medication as well as natural and non-prescription ingredients. For example, alternative medication forms like troches, lollipops, topical preparations and oral liquids can make medications more effective and easier to take. Ingredients can also be excluded from medications due to allergies or other sensitivities. With custom compounded prescriptions, strength, dosage form and flavour can be chosen to suit the patient’s needs. Compounding is a useful tool in varied areas of medicine and includes HRT, flavour compounding, cosmeceuticals, pain management, dental, paediatric and sports medicine.