here, I illustrate the typical CT ND coding MO [see 001., below]; that also occurs at NDs' schools and state associations [see 002., below]; but, you can find their science-ejected foundation 'red in tooth and claw' in their primary textbook [see 003., below]:
001.a. in "Naturopathy" [vsc 2011-06-14]:
"there are six principles of healing that reflect the foundation of naturopathic medical practice [...#2] the healing power of nature: the healing power of nature is the inherent self-organizing and healing process of living systems which establishes, maintains, and restores health [coded vitalism...we] support the body in healing [...] naturopathic medicine is a medical system that focuses on the body's vital ability to heal and maintain itself [coded vitalism...] a wholistic approach [...] the body has the innate potential to heal and repair itself and to keep itself in balance [coded vitalism...#5] doctor as teacher: a principal objective of naturopathic medicine is to educate the patient [...] we often hold workshops and talks to educate people about naturopathic medicine [...] conversation and education."
Note: I don't feel well-educated by this particularly OPAQUE explanation of naturopathy. In fact, I'd call it strategic CODING of the essentially naturopathic [HPN] for marketing / commerce purposes. I'd rather be fully informed so I can actually consent.
001.b. in "What We Do" [vsc 2011-06-14]:
"we I truly believe the body has the ability to heal itself [coded vitalism...] the body's natural intelligence [...] we look at the whole person – mind, body, and spirit [supernaturalism]."
Note: more coding, and that naturopathic supernaturalism! I'm not sure, actually, how one can LOOK at spirit. Such is, fundamentally, a metaphysical and figmentatious concept and if actually apprehendible / discernible [as opposed to projected imaginings / articles of FAITH] I think these NDs would have been awarded Nobel Prizes by now for their measurement-o'-spirit breakthrough.
001.c. in "Homeopathy" [vsc 2011-06-14]:
"homeopathy is a system (art and science) of medicine."
Note: homeopathy is as scientific as astrology! At least astrology uses ACTUAL STARS. Homeopathy is INERT / empty! But, in naturopathyland, science is ANYTHING including crap of the quality of astrology / homeopathy. This practice LIKES homeopathy, too: "[we're told] homeopathic remedies are extremely safe and non-toxic but immensely potent medicines. As such, they have profound implications for virtually all states of disease, or imbalance, in the body." Again: where is their Nobel Prize? Homeopathy is indeed DEBUNKED and 'in the sack'. What a crap claim.
002. the alma mater of these NDs, and their state ND association:
002.a. the University of Bridgeport:
002.a2. but, in supposedly explaining naturopathy, you still only get manipulative opacity and, underneath it all, irrationality:
to this day, UB calls naturopathy "natural health sciences" in a "division of health sciences". The same page states: "are you interested in a career in a field of medicine that works to support the natural healing power [coded vitalism] of the body, mind, and spirit [supernaturalism]? In naturopathic medicine we call this vis medicatrix naturae (the healing power of nature) [HPN-VMN]."
Note: ah, bullshit piled upon horseshit. So, the claim is science subset supernaturalism subset HPN-VMN. So, essentially, the claim is science subset nonsense -- and that's absurdly insane.
002.b. the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association states in "About Naturopathic Medicine" [vsc 2011-06-14; my comments are in bold]:
"naturopathic medicine is a licensed medical profession in the State of Connecticut [...]";
ah, ye old licensed falsehood. Since when is a profession based upon falsehood?
"individualized therapy may include [...] homeopathy [...] naturopathic physicians are the only group of physicians that truly specialize in alternative and natural medicine [...]";
yes, specialized nonsense / junk like homeopathy, which is science-ejected and that also means alternative and natural.
"naturopathic medicine [...] stimulate[s] natural healing forces within the body [coded vitalism]."
and that's what they give you there. That's it.
"this is the removal of the obstacles to cure, which allows the action of the vis medicatrix naturae, the vital force, the healing power of nature. This is the first step in the hierarchy of healing and what naturopathic physicians may call the overarching clinical theory of naturopathic medicine: the therapeutic order."
Note: that is a DECODING of the underlying vitalism that is at the heart of the naturopathic healing context that they do not inform transparently about throughout most of their venues.
the science that is the science-ejected / the science-ejected sectarian belief archaisms that falsely claim the ability to survive modern scientific scrutiny.
that is naturopathy: pseudoscience, pseudoprofession.