Friday, March 19, 2010

Simply Not True Labels: Naturopathy As "Grounded In Science", Respectful via ND Becker at StarTribune.com

here, I quote from a recent article at StarTribune.com that quotes an ND who labels naturopathy 'respectful' and 'science-grounded' [see 001., below]; but, when we THINK, knowing naturopathy's 'sectarian hidden underneath' and what actual science is, that doesn't add up [see 002., below]; and then, I quote directly from that ND's web page[s] which particularly falsely labels naturopathy's homeopathy "science" [see 003., below]: 

001. Giguere, N. (? ?) reports in "Taking The Natural Path" (2010-03-15)[vsc 2010-03-16]:

"[according to] Kristin Becker [ND Bastyr 2004...] naturopathic doctor [...naturopathy is] 'an approach to medicine that's grounded in science and based on respect for both nature and the individual,' she says." 

Note: so, that's the science label used typically by naturopathy [ho-hum], and particularly Bastyr.  Bastyr, of course, is quite absurd in that their label of science is placed up on the supernatural which is science-ejected for a few hundred years, and the vitalistic, which is also science-ejected for several decades [at least].  And we are each promised "respect" [in such an absurd context!].

002. in sum, aka here I decode by THINKING, and I THINK about respect:

002.a. is the science-grounded equal to the science-ejected / -unsupported?  No, they are mutually exclusive;

002.b. what is the nature of the "nature" that naturopathy bases itself upon:

a falsely labeled, often opaquely expressed sectarian science-ejected article of faith;

002.c. and that is the absurdity of naturopathy, labeling something it hugely isn't and trading upon that falsehood. 

003. Becker states, furthermore, at her own web page:

003.a. in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?"[vsc 2010-03-19]:

"based in scientific research [...] the following principles are the foundation of naturopathic medical practice: the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae) [HPN-VMN]. Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in the body that is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to recovery as well as to facilitate and augment this healing ability."

Note: so, there is the "scientific" claim over HPN-VMN.  But, naturopathy's vitalistic context which is what HPN-VMN is, is in fact profoundly science-ejected.

003.b. in "The Education of a Naturopathic Doctor"[vsc 2010-03-19]:

"a licensed naturopathic doctor [...is] educated in all of the same basic sciences and conventional diagnostics as an M.D." 

Note: if naturopathy's science is the same, then why is what is hugely not science [the vitalistic, the supernatural] falsely labeled science?

003.c. in "Treatment Options and Services"[vsc 2010-03-19]:

"homeopathy is a scientific method of cure [...] the therapeutic use of homeopathic medicines is based on scientific experimentation."


004. these were some of naturopathy's 'simply not true' labels:

therein, are you being respected when you are being misled by the extremely WRONG and absurd [the naturopathic/nonscience claimed as science]?

No.
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