and principles that typified the alternative healing systems of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly those related to vitalism [...] some of the founding influences that defined naturopathic philosophy and practice include [...] the philosophy of vitalism, which maintained that the body has an innate intelligence that strives constantly for health, so that the practitioner’s role is to assist these efforts by cooperating with the healing powers of nature active within the body [...] the principles that inform naturopathy can be summarized as follows [...] act in cooperation with the healing power of nature [...] act in cooperation with the healing power of nature: the Stoics of ancient Greece believed that there was an animating principle, logos, that acted as a vital force to order the universe [...] seek, identify and treat the fundamental cause of the illness [...] this often requires a thorough examination of the patient’s lifestyle, diet and vital force [...] annex 1: glossary [...] vital force: the essential energy that animates the body, referred to in Chinese medicine as chi and in Ayurvedic medicine as prana."
"[see its page 002] the concept of the healing power of nature remains the core principle of naturopathic medicine today. The vis medicatrix naturae is the energetic quality that animates living beings, helps maintain health and coordinates healing and repair. Nearly every culture has a name for it – the Chinese call it chi, in India they refer to it as prana, the Japanese call it ki. Present when we are born and gone when we die, this animating force exists in every living plant and animal, including humans [...] this powerful, healing force [...] this energy of life [...] naturopathic medicine assists the healing power of nature [...] the vis medicatrix naturae [x2...] naturopathic medicine heals through nature."
He is also speaker at this weekends OAND conference. It is titled Emerging Trends and Treatments in Naturopathic Medicine. In the brochure for the conference, no lie, the root 'homeo' shows up 27 times.
I am sickened, absolutely sickened by this continuous licensed falsehood AND JUST HOW MANY PLAYERS ARE INVOLVED: educationally, politically, and clinically.
"alternative medicine can include treatments offered by practitioners like naturopaths, who attribute disease to blockages in the flow of a life force."
How fascinating that even now, if you visit the site of the ND-NMD school consortia, the AANMC, along every page practically is the false label of "science" upon 'the naturopathic.'
On this (see http://www.aanmc.org/careers/alumni-leaders-in-the-field.php) AANMC page, ND Garcia in fact tells us: