Sunday, March 15, 2009

Naturopathy: Science by Mislabel, Vitalism By Oath, Diagnosis by Woo -- Pincott, I. (ND NCNM 1985):

here, I detail the 'naturopathy is scientific' claims of ND Pincott [see 001., below]; and her iteration of naturopathy's oath to a vitalistic premise [see 002., below]; and her quite wacko devices that NDs use for diagnosis and treatment [see 003., below]:

Pincott, I. (ND NCNM 1985) states:

001.: naturopathy's science bona fides in:

001.a. "The ‘Turf War’ Over Prescriptions" (2009-03-09):

"[Dr. P. says, regarding changes to] regulations for NDs [...such] will improve patient choice in the delivery of quality health care [...] by proposing these changes, Premier Gordon Campbell and Health Services Minister George Abbott have recognized science over spin and patients will benefit [...Julie] in one letter from an MD I read, he accused naturopathic medicine lacking in science calling it 'faith based.' Dr. P: it’s unfortunate, but some individuals are perpetuating a professional 'turf war' and misleading the public with spin. The scientific education and training that naturopathic physicians receive is no different than the scientific training medical doctors receive. It is the philosophy behind the application of that science that differentiates NDs and MDs."

Note: the ND claims that, essentially: naturopathy is beneficial to the public, "science [...] scientific", "quality health care", guided by philosophy, and professional while medicine is threatened in terms of turf, "misleading the public" with "spin", and guided by philosophy.

001.b. in "FAQ's" :

"a 'naturopathic physician' is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an M.D."

Note: yet, vitalism is hugely science-ejected.

002. and naturopathy's essential 'vitalism by oath':

002.a. Pincott states naturopathy's essential vitalism in "Naturopathic Medicine Comes to Campbell River":

"Dr. Pincott believes that in most cases, the body has an inner ability to heal itself when obstacles to cure are removed and therapies are given that stimulate the vital force (the healing force of the body). Naturopathic principles: [#1] the healing power of nature."

002.b. and naturopathy's oath to that premise in "Naturopathic Physician's Oath":

"[quoting the oath] according to my best ability and judgment, I will use methods of treatment which follow the principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] to act in cooperation with the healing power of nature [...] with my whole heart, before this gathering of witnesses, as a doctor of naturopathic medicine, I pledge to remain true to this oath."

003. wacko devices:

003.a. her powerful diagnostic device in "Assessments":

"allergy testing - electrodermal test method EDS (Vega type) testing is a non-invasive energetic evaluation using a galvanometer, developed in Germany over 35 years ago by Dr. Voll and Dr. Schimmel. The machine that is used in our practice for this purpose is the MORA III and is used to evaluate the presence of food sensitivities in the body. This is not a true 'allergy' test as the word 'allergy' refers to a life long reaction to substances or foods. What EDS identifies are 'food sensitivities' through the evaluation of acupuncture point on the hands. Eliminating these substances gives the immune system a chance to heal and symptoms improve more readily [...] electrodermal testing. The diagnostic machine Dr. Pincott uses to measure the stresses in the body is the EAV (electroacupuncture according to Voll) machine. This machine has been used for the past 30 years to measure acupuncture points on the hands and feet that correspond to the organs in the body. This is one of the many tools Dr. Pincott uses to diagnose as well as evaluate her treatment programs."

Note: for an analysis of such, visit "Quack 'Electrodiagnostic' Devices".

003.b. and her powerful therapy in "Therapies":

"detox foot bath. This Ion Wave Detox Foot bath is a safe and painless tool used to detoxify and balance the energy meridians of the body and is a wonderful adjunct to any detoxification program."

Note: for an analysis of such, visit "The Detoxification Myth".
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