01. the ACS states in "Naturopathic Medicine":
02. what the healing power of nature precisely is for naturopathy [aka, don't let the naturalistic language fool you!]:
Mind you, SCNM is within the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges [AANMC] which states, in "Naturopathic Medicine: Naturopathic Physicians Are Rigorously Trained" (archived here):
"students of naturopathic medicine use the Western medical sciences as a foundation.”
AANMC actually labels itself one of the "branches of medical science."
By logical necessity, if the foundation of naturopathy is vitalism and simultaneously naturopathy is labeled a science, then vitalism is science.
You should begin noticing a contradiction: because science truly does not invoke or support the supernatural, yet the NDs are telling us that science contains their essentially supernatural / sectarian belief set [see 02.c2., below].
02.c. the point-man of naturopathy, Pizzorno, J.E. (ND NCNM 1975), EMBODIES this contradiction / irrationality in stating that 'the essentially science-based' is simultaneously 'the essentially science-ejected vitalistic-spiritual':
02.c1. in his book "Total Wellness: Improve Your Health By Understanding the Body’s Healing Systems" (ISBN 0761504338; 1996), he states:
04. an unethical sectarian pseudoscience:
I consider this grossly medically unethical: how is a patient -- particularly a vulnerable cancer patient -- to make an informed decision, therein?