Diana, L.M. (ND CCNM) states in "New Patient Welcome"[vsc 2010-03-19]:
"naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. Naturopathic medicine is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention [...] naturopathic doctors [...] cooperate with other branches of medical science [...] the education encompasses basic medical sciences [...] nutritional microscopy [huh???] is the science of qualitative blood analysis [...] homeopathic doctors combine the art and science of healing."
Note: that lovely lunacy of the blended-distinct, and the label galore of SCIENCE upon the naturopathic enterprise. And upon such absurdities such has homeopathy, and invented areas such as nutritional microscopy.