here, I reiterate the opaque language offered by the South Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians [SCANP] to NOT explain naturopathy's essential premise [see 001., below]; then, I provide some transparency [see 002., below]:
001. SCANP writes in "Naturopathic Medicine" [vsc 2010-08-17]:
"naturopathic medicine is not defined by the substances used in treatment but rather by the principles, which underlie and determine its practice. These principles include: the healing power of nature, find the cause, do no harm, treat the whole person, doctor as teacher, prevention and wellness [...we have a] reverence for the wisdom of nature [...] the principles of naturopathic medicine [...include #1] 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: and that's all you get.
002. since three of the four board members currently listed at SCANP are Bastyr University NDs, I thought Bastyr would be a good choice to decode / accurately describe / reveal what HPN-VMN is:
this is the 'vitalistic context' / sectarian backbone / science-ejected belief amalgam which essentially is naturopathy.
Note: it's a given that most often naturopathy codes its actual context in what I'll call 'mundane naturalistic language.' This is part of their ruse / foot-in-the-door propaganda MO.