here, I quote from a recent email I got from the AANP ND organization in Pennsylvania [see 001., below]; then, some ND examples from PA [see 002., below]:
"all Pennsylvanians deserve access to safe, responsible, qualified healthcare providers. Let your legislators know that you feel it is important to license naturopathic physicians this year! We will need you to sign and ask as many Pennsylvanians as you know to do so as well. There is a public hearing Thursday January 19 in the licensure committee on this bill. Thanks in advance for your help!"
Note: the irony is killing me. Hmmm. Seems like they believe that licensure of NDs leads to GOOD things.
002. PANP examples [the bad things that NDs do, really] / PANP state in:
002.a. "Naturopathic Principles" [vsc 2010-07-26]:
"naturopathic medicine is a [...] science [...] naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles which underlie and determine its practice. These principles are based upon the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in the light of scientific advances [...] naturopathic doctors [...] diverse techniques include [...] scientific and empirical methods."
Note: such a science, science, science claim upon the naturopathic domain!!!
002.b. "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" [vsc 2012-01-20]:
"[a page with the root 'scien' on it three times'] many illnesses, both acute and chronic, can be effectively treated using natural techniques, some of which may include [...] homeopathy is a powerful system of medicine that is more than 200 years old. This medical system uses highly diluted substances to cure illness. Homeopathic remedies act to enhance the body's innate immune response."
Note: wow, homeopathy!
003. in sum:
I have often stated that licensure of naturopathy leads to licensed falsehood. This idea of science subset naturopathy subset homeopathy is absurd. Science has truly annihilated homeopathy as efficacious. But, in licensing naturopathy, what happens is:
"science" can be the science-ejected, the inert is now powerful [homeopathy as an example], truth is now falsehood, what is "safe, responsible and qualified" is now bogus, predatory, and whackaloon.
It would be very interesting to contact who is sponsoring the bill. Take action!!!