here, I cite from a recent article in Natural Medicine Journal [NMJ] regarding the fundamental context of the University of Bridgeport's College of Naturopathic Medicine [UBCNM; see 001, below]; then, I decode their coded sectarian science-ejected VMN figmentation [see 002., below]:
001. NMJ states in "College of Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport is Strong and Growing" [vsc 2010-10-05]:
"in 2011, the Connecticut-based College of Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport (UBCNM) will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its first graduating class [...] over the past 10 years the school has remained steadfast in the philosophy that guides its teaching and clinical training. The philosophy, vis medicatrix naturae, means 'the healing power of nature' [...which is part of the] philosophies and healing modalities whose effectiveness has been proven for centuries [...] UBCNM continues the vis medicatrix naturae tradition by offering a program of professional education to prepare naturopathic physicians to provide compassionate healthcare that addresses the cause of disease."
Note: how to break the coded? Hint: visit the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine. So, they are "steadfast" to VMN and claim it is "proven for centuries." Overall, we're given the impression that naturopathy is "professional" and "compassionate."
002. if you did such, then you know:
002.a. VMN is naturopathy's opaque Latin coding for the superstitious concept of a "life force." As the OBNM site states:
"the healing power of nature, vis 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 [...] illness is a purposeful process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms, which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself."
Note: so, "life force" is claimed as "in fact."
002.b. but, "life force" hugely isn't...in fact:
e.g., Richard Dawkins writes in "The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing" (2008; ISBN 0199216800):
"life is the execution of programs written using a small digital alphabet in a single, universal machine language. This realization was the hammer blow that knocked the last nail in the coffin of vitalism and, by extension, of dualism. The hammer was wielded, with undisguised youthful relish, by James Watson and Francis Crick [p.030...] for me, the greatest achievement of Watson and Crick was to turn genetics from a branch of wet and squishy physiology into a branch of information technology, in the process slaying, as I suggested above, the ghost of vitalism [p.226]."
Note: "life force" is science-ejected. Yet, as we've seen, naturopathy holds on to it "steadfast" and claims VMN is "proven for centuries." This is HUGELY false. Are we told the truth about naturopathy's principle context: that they label as science that which isn't, that they code and disguise their sectarian beliefs? No, instead we are misled.
Therein, as I personally experienced at UBCNM between the years 1998-2002, this is NOT
"professional" or "compassionate." Unless you embrace what I've termed 'the reversal of values', wherein something and its logical opposite [e.g. science and nonscience] are falsely equated, and then therein wrongly called 'the same thing'.