Wednesday, October 29, 2014

State of Oregon - Still a Central Accomplice to Naturopathic Institutionalized Falsehood 2014

here, a point I like to make from time to time:

001. the State of Oregon tells us in "Board of Naturopathic Medicine: About Naturopathy" [archived here]:

"naturopathic medicine is [...] vitalistic [...] emphasizing the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing capacity of the person. Methods of treatments are chosen to work with the patient’s vital force [...aka] the intelligence of the natural healing process. The practice of naturopathic medicine emerges from six underlying principles of healing. These principles are based on the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in light of scientific analysis [...#1] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae [...] the healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force [...]  the process of healing includes the generation of symptoms, which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself [...] a growing body of scientific knowledge validates the naturopathic approach [...such as] homeopathic medicine: this powerful system of medicine";

ah, the false things NDs activities are based upon: the required belief in a life force that is science ejected, the false posture that such survives and is supported by scientific scrutiny.  And illustrating how such falsehood becomes a stupidity-based activity, the claim that homeopathy's empty remedies are powerful.  I can't think of a WORSE example of institutionalized falsehood.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

ND stands for No Distinctions, NMD for Never Make a Distinction.

here, I use upon the credentials ND and NMD, both a which signify 'naturopathic doctor' [see 001., below].  At the the heart of naturopathy is the science-ejected [see 002., below], and placed upon that core is the false label of scientific [see 003., below]; I mention that this absurdity happens because naturopathy defines itself as "blended" [see 004., below]; but science is a kind of knowledge DISTINCTION, not conflation / blending [see 005., below]; then I conclude this muse [see 005., below]:

001. that ND and NMD credential:

in all states, like my own of Connecticut, the credential is ND according to the CNMEHere's where naturopaths in CT are allowed by their DPH to practice.  Here's where the State of CT echoes the NDs-NMDs and states that their licensure exam is "Basic Sciences (Part I) and Clinical Sciences Examination (Part II) of the Naturopathic Physician Licensing Examination (NPLEX)" even though this includes patently nonscientific subjects and practices such as homeopathy.  Therein, don't expect help from the State of CT regarding naturopathy, they are abetting falsehood.

in Arizona, the credential is also NMD according to CNME.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Naturopathic Cardiology: Heart Rate Variability Vital Force Fakery in NDNR 2014

here, I briefly quote from a 2014-10 piece in Naturopathic Doctor News and Review [see 001., below]; then, I briefly comment [see 002., below]; and finally, I visit the practice of the NMD co-author [see 003., below]:

001. NMD Karimov and DC Kessler write in "Heart Rate Variability [...] Part 3" (NDNR 2014-10; archived here 2014) [they SELL this equipment and it can supposedly measure THE IMAGINARY merdians for which it is ODDLY "highly accurate" and it's used to measure "efficacy" ]:

001.a. the language of science that's used:

"evolutionary biology", "a quantitative view of our adaptive capabilities", "homeostasis", "pH", "autonomic nervous system".

001.b. the language of the science-ejected that's used [there are 14 instances of "vital force" used, ISYN]:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

"Homeopathy is NOT Scientific" - Johnathan Jarry in the Prince Arthur Herald

here, I excerpt from a piece on homeopathy and science:

001. Johnathan Jarry of crackedscience.com writes in the Prince Arthur Herald's "Homeopathy is NOT Scientific" (2014-10-23):

"[this] irrationality is dangerous. A sugar pill for the common cold is innocuous, but a homeopathic vaccine against malaria is not. The kind of magical thinking needed to believe in homeopathy often leads to reiki, acupuncture, and reflexology, and can easily draw a person away from conventional medicine and the care they need.  Pseudomedicine comforts us with human warmth and a side-effect-free zone, but it proves itself unable to address our medical needs. Homeopathy is just the low-hanging fruit of a perennial tree of irrationality [...]";

hear, hear.