Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The AANP's President: Naturopathy is An Unsustainable Career

here, I quote from a recent blogpost by the AANP's President which speaks of the unsustainability of a career in naturopathy [see 001., below]: and I comment on some of his language [see 002., below]:

001. AANP President Hangee-Bauer, C. (ND Bastyr 1984) states in "The Cream Rises to the Top" (2010-10-18)[vsc 2010-10-18]:

"I am always on the lookout for trends and conditions in my communities, both local and national, that have effects on my practice and my profession [...it is reported]  many licensed acupuncturists are finding it hard to make ends meet [...e.g.] Lisa Rohleder [...] concludes that 'acupuncture education, and the conventional acupuncture business model [...are] NOT SUSTAINABLE. May take years of your life and leave you with nothing, except huge student loans' [...they] graduate and get licensed, but then struggle for years to pay off student loans and get paid appropriately [...] many fail. Sound familiar? [...] acupuncturists are dealing with some of the same frustrations and challenges that affect the naturopathic profession [...] we are not alone [...] our colleges have to do a better job at preparing our graduates to enter the healthcare marketplace [...] the cream rises to the top,' it's said, and naturopathic medicine is the gold standard for people seeking new choices and new directions for their healthcare."

002. my comments:

-"on the lookout for trends": how about that trend in modern thought wherein 'the essentially naturopathic scientific' [that which lacks evidence, or has been replaced by better information] is science-ejected?;

-"profession": yup, 'ye olde naturopathic of-the-professions claim';

-" many licensed acupuncturists are finding it hard to make ends meet": yet, many NDs carry LAc.s as an attempt to increase their income and practice scope;


-"our colleges have to do a better job at preparing our graduates"; how about your colleges begin transparently engaging the public concerning the actual science-ejected sectarianism that defines naturopathy, and therein your graduates would be better prepared at being factually accurate and more ethical when it comes to their descriptions of 'the essentially naturopathic absurd'?;

-"the cream rises to the top": oh, how folksy;

-"NOT SUSTAINABLE"; good, because it's also not efficacious;

-"huge student loans": know what that's like;

-"many fail": and this is a BAD thing?;

-"the same frustrations and challenges that affect the naturopathic profession"; yes, there you go, naturopathy is as 'not sustainable' and hopefully the scientific blogging community is helping to choke them off;

-"naturopathic medicine is the gold standard": naturopathic medicine's standards are as golden as engaging in commerce with false labels;

-"new choices and new directions": actually, naturopathy is a throw-back to the times when knowledge types were all blended together and by modern standards that is quite 'not new'.
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