Thursday, August 14, 2008

Uncoding Naturopathy's Essential Science-Ejected Vitalism Premise - NCANP, UBCNM:

here, I use my amazing powers of mundane rational thinking to decode naturopathy's central premise by employing the University of Bridgeport's Naturopathic College site [see 02. below] to show that the North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physician's site is, as usual for naturopathy, not being contextually complete [to be polite; see 01. below] in representing naturopathy's central sectarian principle:

01. the North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians [NCANP] states the "The Principles of Naturopathic Medicine":

"[#1, foremost and centrally, we believe in] the healing power of nature. Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherit [sp., inherent] self-healing process in the person which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process";

Note: the terminology is "inherent self-healing process," and NCANP directs us in "Other Resources" to the University of Bridgeport College of Natural Medicine.

02. the University of Bridgeport states in "Six Guiding Principles: Guiding Principle # 1: The Healing Power of Nature":

"viz [sp., vis] medicatrix naturae: the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent [teleological]; nature heals through the response of the life force [vitalism]. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this process";

Note: so, you are now 'in the know' about naturopathy's central principle -- a particular science-ejected belief.
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