Monday, March 23, 2009

Decoding Naturopathy's Occult-Sectarian Vitalism Woo: Klearman, E. (ND NCNM):

here, I decode naturopathy's essential science-ejected sectarian premise since an ND -- surprise, surprise -- on her web page doesn't transparently communicate naturopathy's essential science-ejected sectarian premise:

001. Klearman, E. (ND NCNM 2004-ish) states in "Naturopathic Medicine":

"naturopathic doctors are guided by the following six principles: [#1] the healing power of nature [HPN], the body has an inherent wisdom to maintain a balanced and healthy state. The naturopathic doctor recognizes this process as intelligent and uses medicines and techniques to support, maintain, and augment this healing process by identifying and removing any obstacles to health and recovery."

Note: that's all we're told. Nowhere on this web page is the ACTUAL context of naturo.'s HPN premise succinctly explained -- it is disguised. Therein, the public is not able to make an informed decision. You wouldn't know this, unless you know what naturopathy's actual context / essential HPN premise is,

002. so, let me help out:

002.a. the Oregon school she graduated from, NCNM clearly states in "Principles of Healing":

"these principles stand as the distinguishing marks of the [naturopathic supposed!!!] profession: [#1] the healing power of nature -- vis medicatrix naturae. The body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician’s role is to facilitate and augment this process [...] the process of healing includes the generation of symptoms, which are, in fact, expressions of the life force attempting to heal itself [...] these principles are based on the objective observation of the nature of health and disease and are examined continually in light of scientific analysis."

Note: the premise is essentially supernatural, yet the college is of "natural" medicine supposedly 'science-based'.

002.b. the Oregon '.gov' Board that oversees NDs clearly states in "Naturopathy":

"naturopathic physicians (N.D.) [...] are educated in conventional medical sciences [...] methods of treatments are chosen to work with the patient’s vital force, respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process [...] it is these principles that distinguish the profession from other medical approaches: the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae. The body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician’s role is to facilitate and augment this process [...] illness is a purposeful process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms, which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself [...] these principles are based on the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in light of scientific analysis."

Note: your tax dollars at work, Oregonians -- promoting pseudoscience -- because, actually, scientifically speaking, vitalism is profoundly science-ejected. And, it is naturopathy's definitive/essential sectarian premise.

003. questions:

why is it so hard for NDs to be succinct regarding this central naturopathic article of faith, so that the public can make truly informed decisions? Truthfulness is a basic principle of commerce -- never mind professionalism.

why do NDs have to pose what is hugely not scientific as scientific, and engage in commerce under such a misleading label?

Pseudoprofessionalism means claimed to meet professional ethical standards but doesn't.

Pseudoscience means claimed as science when not.

004. now, Dr. K. tells us in the Vail Daily entertainment section article "Vail Natural Path: Ins and Outs of Insomnia":

"there are, thankfully, many vitamins, herbs and acupuncture protocols to treat the underlying cause of your insomnia and help you sleep better overall."

Note: this is entertaining?

This ND couldn't honestly communicate 'the underlying central ND belief' [which basically is that the 'underlying cause of physiology is a purposeful life spirit' figmentation], yet, this ND claims she will find the 'underlying cause' for the diagnosis known as insomnia.

This ND seemingly cannot distinguish, as NCNM and OBNE cannot either, between a scientific fact and an article of faith that has been science-ejected, for, generously, several decades -- but, more like a few hundred years.

I, therefore, have no confidence in the 'actual causality sensitivity' of NDs, since science is meaningless in their world.
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