Friday, February 03, 2006

Appendix J - 'Naturopathy's Coded VFS:'

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[this page concerns COVERT NATUROPATHIC VITALISM: I define a 'lack of transparency' / opacity or coding of VFS per instances of no verbiage of "life force," "vital force," "vitalism, vitalistic, or vitality," "prana," "chi" etc. -- what naturo.s aim at treating, essentially and fundamentally.
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(for their expressed fundamental vitalism, see these examples:
http://www.fnpla.org/philosophy.htm {archived here, http://web.archive.org/web/20021025130843/http://www.fnpla.org/philosophy.htm}[vsc 2010-07-04] and 
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.[an archetype - cleverly masked; here's a web search per yahoo.com on this term, "inherent organizing forces underlying known," click here]
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the Journal of Family Practice [a medical science journal?!?!] states:
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[in “Naturopathic Medicine: What Can Patient’s Expect?”{per Dunne, N. (ND ?), Benda, W. (MD ?), Kim, L. (ND ?), Mittman, P. (ND ?), Barrett, R. (ND ?), Snider, P. (ND ?), Pizzorno, J. (ND ?); 12-2005, vol. 54 no. 12}]
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“the inherent organizing forces underlying known physiologic processes such as metabolism or tissue repair. Naturopathic medicine calls this primary principle [this is, FUNDAMENTAL AND ESSENTIAL] the vis medicatrix naturae, or the healing power of nature”;
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[comments:
this VMN-HPN-VFS is the ghost behind the biological-material, running the show -- animating, vitalizing. It can't properly be said to be 'within,' because there's no need for it in terms of scientific explanation, and there no evidence of it either. An article of faith: metaphysical / idealistic / supernatural / hypostatized -- I can't think, ironically since this is the central premise of 'natural' medicine, of an idea more artificial than a supernatural entity / imaginary figment that doesn't exist in any meaningful / empirical / objectively observed 'worldly' way. While naturopathy claims to not be a belief-set, and claims to be science, and claims to be based upon 'objective observation.' That which is believed without evidence is not within science, it is an article of faith. That which is imagined - projected, is not that which is observed. The a priori is not the a posteriori. "Underlying" physiology / the physical -- is NOT of the physical or empirical, it is 'of the idealistic realm or the supernatural realm or the metaphysical realm' because it directly refers to the VFS-VMN-HPN 'vital spirit force' article of faith that defines naturopathy -- physiology is run by an inhabiting, teleological-finalistic / intelligent, spirit-force per 'vital force, life force, prana, chi, spirit etc.' One must wonder as to WHY the naturopathy profession's luminaries have decided COLLECTIVELY to MASK their essential ideology / supernaturalism / central and collective article of faith - vitalism, the vital principle AND spiritism, bodymindspirit; in my view, it's abusive and intellectually dishonest -- it's unethical, and its how they grow their profession].
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
(for a digg.com social bookmark of this, click here,
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01 schools:
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I. AANP type ND:
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a. schools collectively:
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the American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges states:
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[search tool: >site:www.aanmc.org aanmc.org "healing power"< via google.com here]
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"naturopathic medicine celebrates the healing power of nature. Naturopathic medicine is dedicated to the study and celebration of nature’s healing powers [...] above all, it honors the body’s innate wisdom to heal [...per] the healing power of nature. Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself";
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(here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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ii.
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[in "Naturopathic Medical School E-Newsletter (Issue 13, May 2007)" and "Alumni Career Spotlight: Andrew J. Kaufmann, ND"]
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"'overall, Native Americans are highly receptive to vis medicatrix naturae (the healing power of nature)' [...] Andrew J. Kaufmann, ND [SCNM 2003], Medical Director, San Carlos Apache Tribe";
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(click here,
(archived here,
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
(click here,
(archived here,
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Naturopathic medicine: What can patients expect?" (by NDs Dunne, Kim, Mittman, Barrett, Snider, Pizzorno and MD Benda]
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"practice principles of naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic medical practice is based upon the premise that it is intrinsic to the nature of living organisms to heal [...] Western medicine rarely takes into consideration the inherent organizing forces underlying known physiologic processes such as metabolism or tissue repair. Naturopathic medicine calls this primary principle the vis medicatrix naturae, or the healing power of nature [p.1067]";
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(click here,
(archived here,
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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(click here for the Journal hosted version,
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[in "Alumni Career Spotlight:William A. Mitchell Jr., ND"]
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"his steadfast belief in the vis medicatrix naturae – the healing power of nature (one of naturopathic medicine's core tenets) [...] the thousands of patients whose lives he touched with grace, with humility and the vis medicatrix naturae [...] his passion to deeply understand and teach the vis medicatrix naturae was unparalleled";
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(click here,
(archived here,
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "AANMC Brochure"]
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"naturopathic medicine[...is] founded in a deep respect for the body’s innate ability to heal itself [...] Naturopathic Medical Principles: six fundamental principles guide every aspect of the naturopathic physician’s orientation to health and wellness [...including] the healing power of nature: trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself [...] a healthy respect for the healing power of nature [...] 'I wholeheartedly recommend naturopathic medicine as a career to those who love working with people and have a deep faith in the power of the body to heal itself' [...] Laurie Steelsmith, ND, LAc";
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(click here,
(archived here,
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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b) schools individually:
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Bastyr University states:
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[in "History of Naturopathic Medicine"] ***nowhere on this supposedly descriptive page is vitalism indicated clearly and directly (no "vital," no "force," no "energy")***
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"Hippocrates, a physician who lived 2400 years ago, is often considered the earliest predecessor of naturopathic physicians, particularly in terms of his teaching that 'nature is healer of all diseases' and his formulation of the concept *vis medicatrix naturae* -- 'the healing power of nature.' This concept has long been at the core of indigenous medicine in many cultures around the world and remains one of the central themes of naturopathic philosophy to this day";
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(click here,
(archived here,
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the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine states:
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[in "2010-2011 Academic Calendar"]
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"naturopathic medicine is a distinct, primary health care profession founded on the time-honored belief in vis medicatrix naturae, 'the healing power of nature' [p.004...] the vis medicatrix naturae is discussed in depth as the basis for naturopathic concepts of health and disease and principles of practice, and as the unifying principle that distinguishes naturopathic practice from other forms of medicine and underlies naturopathic therapeutic modalities [p.026]";
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[2010-2011 version](click here,
http://www.binm.org/docs/AcademicCalendar.pdf)[vsc 2010-08-25]
(archived here,
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.binm.org/docs/AcademicCalendar.pdf)
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the National University of Health Sciences states:
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[in "Accreditation Self-Study Report 2005"]
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"[there is no direct / transparent reference to naturopathy's underlying / actual vital force, life force, or vitalism] naturopathic medicine is based on intrinsic principles, the most fundamental being that the body possesses enormous resources to heal itself [...] the vis medicatrix naturae, or the healing power of nature, is a fundamental tenet [p.185]";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Bulletin 2010-2011"]
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"[there is no 'life force', 'vital force' or vitalisitic' in this catalog...by] doctor of naturopathic medicine, assistant dean – Fraser Smith, ND [CCNM 1997...] naturopathic physicians seek to restore and maintain optimum health in their patients by emphasizing nature’s inherent self-healing process, (what Hippocrates referred to as the vis medicatrix naturae) [p.044]";
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(click here,
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Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine states:
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[in "Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences 2001 - 2002 General Catalog"]
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"[nowhere in the catalog is vitalism explicitly stated, nor is there disclosure of the science-ejected status of what is coded] the six principles that guide the therapeutic methods and modalities of naturopathic medicine [...#2] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: the human body possesses the inherent ability to restore health. The physician’s role is to facilitate this process with the aid of natural, non-toxic therapies";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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02. national org.s:
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***the AANP [THE abusive-misleading-exploiting archetype!!!] states:
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[NEVER mentioning on the page naturopathic vitalism per: "vital force," "life force," "vitalism," "vitalistic," and kind!!! NEVER mentioning naturopathic spiritism per: "spirit." To me this would be like a description of Christianity that fails to mention Christ {I am not a Christian, BTW. Or any other domain 'of the religious' that hides its central theme / premise. SO THIS IS A FORM OF DECEPTION -- it is not ethical. I label this unethical manipulation 'dissembling obscurantism' per: 'lies and omissions' -- they use naturalistic language to hide their essentially supernatural themes, models, outlook and goals. Though this page claims to be EXPLANATORY! And here's the wrong label, they add into all this, per the "science of natural healthcare"].
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine: How It Works"]
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"[their blathering 'dissembling obscurantism']";
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(click here,
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the NIH's NCCAM states:
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"[how factual is this?] get the facts. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)? [...] naturopathic [...] medicine, or naturopathy, is a CAM alternative medical system. Naturopathic medicine proposes that there is a healing power in the body that establishes, maintains, and restores health. Practitioners work with the patient with a goal of supporting this power, through treatments such as nutrition and lifestyle counseling, dietary supplements, medicinal plants, exercise, homeopathy, and treatments from traditional Chinese medicine [where is the naturopathic vitalism directly mentioned?...indirectly, if you go to TCM it states] traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the current name for an ancient system of health care from China. TCM is based on a concept of balanced qi [...] or vital energy, that is believed to flow throughout the body. Qi is proposed to regulate a person's spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical balance and to be influenced by the opposing forces of yin (negative energy) and yang (positive energy). Disease is proposed to result from the flow of qi being disrupted and yin and yang becoming imbalanced [...and the homeopathy definition mentions no vitalism per] homeopathic [...] medicine is a CAM alternative medical system. In homeopathic medicine, there is a belief that 'like cures like,' meaning that small, highly diluted quantities of medicinal substances are given to cure symptoms, when the same substances given at higher or more concentrated doses would actually cause those symptoms [where's the homeopathic vitalism directly stated? this is your government, too]";
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(here,
(archived here,
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03. state org.s:
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the California Naturopathic Doctors Association states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine - The Basics"]
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"Hippocrates, a Greek physician who lived 2400 years ago, first formulated the concept of vis medicatrix naturae -- "the healing power of nature." This concept has long been at the core of medicine in many cultures around the world and remains one of the central themes of naturopathic philosophy today";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
(for a digg.com social bookmark of this, click here,
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the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors states:
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[in "About Naturopathic Health Care"]
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"New Hampshire state law defines naturopathic medicine as 'a system of primary health care practiced by doctors of naturopathic medicine for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human health conditions, injuries, and diseases that uses education, natural medicines and therapies to support and stimulate the individual’s intrinsic self-healing processes' [...] the training consists of comprehensive study of the conventional medical sciences [...] naturopathic doctors are guided by six principles [...including] the healing power of nature [...] this set of principles, emphasized throughout a naturopathic doctor’s training, outlines the philosophy guiding the naturopathic approach to health and healing and forms the foundation of this distinct health care practice [...] Hippocrates, a Greek physician who lived 2400 years ago, first formulated the concept of vis medicatrix naturae — 'the healing power of nature.' This concept has long been at the core of medicine in many cultures around the world and remains one of the central themes of naturopathic philosophy today [...] in the United States, the naturopathic medical profession’s infrastructure includes accredited educational institutions, professional licensing, national standards of practice, peer review, and a commitment to state-of-the-art scientific research [...] the profession by name is just a century old [...] the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) [...] is the recognized authority for establishing and maintaining the educational standards for [the] profession [...] the national organization representing naturopathic physicians, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), is the driving force for the development of the profession. The AANP is instrumental in the development of the profession’s educational and practice standards";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
(for a digg.com social bookmark of this, click here,
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05. practitioners:
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I. AANP type ND:
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Angersbach, D. (ND Bastyr, DC LACC), Beeson, M. (ND Bastyr), Gagliardi, C.J. (ND Bastyr), Oppitz, R.R. (ND NCNM) state:
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>mentions "the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae)" and "naturopathic physicians respect and work with the vis medicatrix naturae in diagnosis, treatment and counseling, for if this self-healing process is not respected the patient may be harmed"; but, not a mention of the fact that this is vitalism on this supposedly explanatory page -- thus, 'the supernatual ideology that dare not speak its name'; this is actually exceptionally common as a misrepresentation by NDs<;
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(click here,
(archived here,
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Bachman, G.A. (ND ?) states:
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[in “Dr. Gary A. Bachman Naturopathic Physician”]
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“homeopathic medicine. This powerful system of medicine […] homeopathic medicines act to strengthen the body's innate immune response; they seldom have side effects. Some conditions that conventional medicine has no effective treatment for respond well to homeopathy”;
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(click here,
(archived here,
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Byrne, M. (ND Bastyr) states:
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[bio.]
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[in "Naturopathy and Naturopathic Medicine"]
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[no where is vital force, life force, vitalistic, qi, prana and what not stated though this practitioner claims to quote from the AANP principles]
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(click here,
(archived here,
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Crinnion, W. (ND Bastyr 1982), Robino, T.A. (??)[cowriter?] state:
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[in "Clean, Green, and Lean: Get Rid of the Toxins That Make You Fat"(2010)]
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[no "life force","vital force", "vitalistic" in entire book" via books.google.com and amazon.com]
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"naturopathic medicine [...] is based on a set of principles [p.004...] one of the other great principles of naturopathic medicine [is] vis medicatrix naturae, or 'the healing power or nature,' which encompasses the body's ability to heal itself [p.010...] another principle of naturopathic medicine is docere, or doctor as teacher [p.012]";
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(ISBN 0470409231)
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Gordon, A. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "What Is Naturopathic Medicine?"]
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"naturopathic medicine [...] combating disease by supporting the natural defenses of the body [...] we look for the causes of unhealth, rather than merely ameliorating symptoms [...]naturopathic doctors [...] we put our ultimate trust in the natural capacity of humans for health [...] our mandate is to support that innate healing capacity [...] homeopathy: an ancient technique of using minute amounts of natural substances to promote health by stimulating bodily energy [...] facial rejuvenation acupuncture [...] it increases qi (energy) [...] the naturopathic doctor seeks to identify and to remove the underlying causes of illness, rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms [...] acknowledge, respect and work with the individual's self-healing process [...] support the healing power of the body (vis medicatrix naturae). Naturopathic Medicine recognizes an inherent self healing process in the person which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic doctors act to [...] facilitate and increase this inherent self-healing process";
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(click here,
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Laux, M. (ND NCNM) states:
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{nothing about the vitalism of naturopathy when explaining naturopathy};
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(click here,
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Matteson, K. (ND Bastyr), Wood, C. (ND Bastyr), Wood, D. (ND Bastyr) state:
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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[no mention or VFS or spirit, but lots o'science; I think they'd know spirit and the 'stuff of the religious' when they 'see' it, because they cite 3-John-2 {per the Christian Gospels} on every web page: which is "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth."]
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"naturopathic physician[s...an] N.D. [...] has completed a postgraduate medical education specializing in natural medicine. Naturopathic physicians are distinct from acupuncturists, chiropractors, osteopaths and medical doctors. They are uniquely trained to provide a comprehensive and integrated approach to assist your body’s innate healing process [...] with all other branches of medical science [...] naturopathic students complete advanced science courses and study from standard medical textbooks. They learn to utilize modern diagnostic and laboratory equipment and tests. It is the last two years of clinical training which really make the difference. At this point in their training, naturopaths learn and put into practice the naturopathic guiding principles [VFS and spirit, and kind!...] the healing power of nature. Natural forces act powerfully through the healing mechanisms already present in your mind and body. These forces maintain and restore health naturally. This is called the homeostatic principle of physiology. When these mechanisms break down, naturopathic physicians work to restore and support these natural and inherent healing systems. They do so by using methods, remedies and techniques that are in harmony with natural processes. Treat the whole person. Health or disease comes from a complex interaction of physical, emotional, dietary, genetic, environmental, lifestyle and other factors. Naturopathic physicians treat you as a whole person taking these factors into account. In the approach, naturopathy is similar to the wisdom of the past as seen in ancient healing systems such as ayurvedic medicine of India, oriental medicine, Native American medicine and homeopathy";
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(click here,
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