Friday, April 27, 2012
I'm in Complete Agreement: "NDs Do Not Practice Scientific Medicine" @Rosemary's
here, I cite from a 2012 criticism of naturopathy, and provide a web-search example:
Rosemary's Medical Blog writes in "Naturopaths Terrify Me. NDs Do Not Practice Scientific Medicine"(2012-04-26):
"patients beware! NDs are not MDs. No matter what they claim, naturopaths do not practice scientific or evidence-based medicine. No scientist would routinely use, promote or sell untested products or make claims about the safety and efficacy of untested products. Anyone who does that, as NDs routinely do, either doesn’t know diddle about science or is lying when he claims that he practices scientific medicine [...] with today’s NDs it is not a problem of incompetent individual practitioners. It is a problem with the entire profession. Naturopathy is a belief-based system of medicine, not an evidence-based or scientific one and the State of Vermont is giving NDs the same privileges that MDs have. This is terrifying. This is dangerous. It is also highly deceptive."
Note: hear, hear. And here's an example, via a simple google.com search:
a) searching via "naturopathic "with all other branches of medical science"" [without the exterior quotes], today's first-page FIRST result is Alaska's ND Laughlin (SCNM) and ND Del Alba's (SCNM) "Our Services" [vsc 2012-04-27] with such therapeutic jewels as:
"acupuncture [...] homeopathics [...] craniosacral [...] detoxification therapy, NAET treatments, colon hydrotherapy, flower remedies."
And we are promised:
"naturopathic physicians cooperate with all other branches of medical science."
and all the while, the empty remedies of homeopathy are claimed to be "particularly effective", and acupuncture is "recognized all over the world for its effectiveness in treating a wide variety of ailments", and flower remedies are posed as "safe, effective and gentle", hydrotherapy are posed as "effective for treating a wide range of conditions",
and of course, in that vein of naturopathic coding of their essential science-ejected context, we're told:
"the principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae. Naturopathic physicians prefer noninvasive treatments which minimize the risks of harmful side-effects. They are trained to know which patients they can treat safely and which they need to refer to other health care practitioners." And that's all you get. When this is what it REALLY is, a vitalistic science-ejected belief system posing as scientific.
this is of the holistic & naturopathic: nonsense, a ruse / deception. And, by the way, licensed falsehood. And simple to show.