Saturday, July 3, 2010

6 Current Examples of the Coded Vitalism of Naturopathy's Code of Ethics [ISYN]!

here, I search Google.com with the language >"code of ethics" medicatrix<.  I chose 6 examples from the first two pages of hits.  Have you ever seen a [supposed] code of ethics [COE] that is so opaque that the language used codes [not to pun!] for 'that which we dare not overtly speak about [our science-ejected vitalism]?'  Naturopathy's COE is explicit proof that, from the get-go, naturopathy is 'NOT what it usually presents itself as' [aka, look closer and you'll find ABSURDITY]:

001. the American Naturopathic Medical Association's "Code of Ethics" [vsc 2010-07-02] which states, different from AANP types / competitors:

"I will [...] practice the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae."

Note: and that's all you're told there.

Naturopathy's decoding of HPN-VMN occurs:

a) in their central textbook, wherein we're told by NDs Zeff, Snider and Myers:

"the vis medicatrix naturae,[is] the vital force, [which is] the healing power of nature [p.034]."

b) at the College of Naturopathic Medicine of the University of Bridgeport, which states on this page [vsc 2010-06-29]:

"guiding principle #1, the healing power of nature, viz 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."  This is also in the overarching Connecticut ND oath, by way of the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association page [vsc 2010-07-02]:

"according to my best ability and judgment, I will use methods of treatment that follow the principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] vis medicatrix naturae - to act in cooperation with the healing power of nature."  Oh, how they hate to be explicit!  Coded codes of ethics, galore.

002. Fasig, A. (ND Bastyr 2003) in "Naturopathic Medicine Code of Ethics" [vsc 2010-07-02]:

"the naturopathic physician acts to restore, maintain and optimize health by providing individualized care, according to his/her ability and judgment, following these principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] the naturopathic physician shall recognize, respect and promote the self-healing power of nature inherent in each individual human being (vis medicatrix naturae)."

Note: such essential naturopathic vitalism is also coded here in "Naturopathic Principles" and in "Naturopathic Oath."

003. Wing, L.H. (ND NCNM 1984), Morrison, M. (ND NCNM 1995), Lenger, B. (ND Bastyr 2001), Grove, A. (ND Bastyr 2002) in "AANP Position Paper: Naturopathic Code of Ethics":

"the naturopathic physician acts to restore, maintain and optimize health by providing individualized care, according to his/her ability and judgment, following these principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] the naturopathic physician shall recognize, respect and promote the self-healing power inherent in each individual human being (vis medicatrix naturae)."

Note: the NCNM NDs particularly should know that they are coding vitalism, because that school explicitly states it here.

004. the Quebec Association of Naturopathic Medicine [QANM]states it in "Guide to the Ethical Conduct of Naturopathic Doctors" [vsc 2010-07-02]:

"the naturopathic doctor will practice the art, science and spirit of the profession to the best of his/her ability and judgment following these principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] the naturopathic doctor shall recognize, respect and promote the self-healing power of nature inherent in each individual human being (vis medicatrix naturae)."

Note: additionally, we're told in that COE, after being [falsely] told that this is a profession and science, that the "[ND] will recognize a responsibility to give the generally held opinions of the profession when interpreting knowledge of a scientific nature to the public."  So, if the 'profession' deems science to include the nonscientific -- as it does -- you are bound by naturopathy's 'ethics' to also do the same.

QANM does not transparently communicate naturopathy's essential vitalism in "What Is Naturopathic Medicine?" instead stating:

"naturopathic medicine is a comprehensive primary health care profession distinctive by its unique philosophy and practice.  It seeks to promote health through education and the scientific use of natural therapeutics [...] the philosophical foundation of naturopathic medicine is based on the following five basic principles [...#4] vix [sp., vis] medicatrix naturae: only nature heals."  Yes, they misspelled "vis" "vix"!  Yes, instead of revealing the science-ejected nature of their nature, they instead claim that their HPN-VMN survives the rigors of scientific scrutiny.

005. Queensland, Australia ND Noakes, J. (ND ?) (bio page here) in "Naturopathic Code of Ethics" [vsc 2010-07-02]:

"the naturopathic physician acts to restore, maintain and optimize health by providing individualized care, according to his/her ability and judgment, by following these 6 principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] the naturopathic physician shall recognize, respect and promote the self-healing power of nature inherent in each individual human being (vis medicatrix naturae)."

Note: North American naturopathy language has been spreading globally.

006. the Minnesota Association of Naturopathic Physicians page "About MNANP" [vsc 2010-07-02]:

"the naturopathic physician acts to restore, maintain and optimize health by providing individualized care, according to his/her ability and judgment, following these principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] the naturopathic physician shall recognize, respect and promote the self-healing power of nature inherent in each individual human being (vis medicatrix naturae)."

Note: again, coded vitalism is a supposed code of ethics.
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