here, I cite some facts regarding the North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians [NCANP]. First, there is their "science" claim upon 'the naturopathic' [see 001., below]; then, their science-ejected homeopathy actuality [see 002., below]; finally, the language of their 2011 bill which will license falsehood [see 003., below]:
001. that typical 'naturopathy claim of science':
001.a. NCANP states in "About Naturopathic Doctors Licensing Act in North Carolina" [vsc 2012-05-02]:
"the national standards for licensure of naturopaths [includes] requiring college graduation with an emphasis in sciences."
Note: and it gets richer.
001.b. NCANP states in "Education and Professional Standards of Naturopathic Physicians" [saved 2011-06-17; my comments are in unquoted bold]:
"all licensed naturopathic physicians have doctorate of naturopathic medicine degrees from federally recognized medical schools. Their education includes [...] the same foundational and clinical sciences as other medical students [...]";
ah, science subset naturopathy. Supposedly a 'foundation of science, and a clinical methodology of science'.
"[NDs' licensure] NPLEX examinations [...include] Part I - Biomedical Science Examination and [...] Part II - Clinical Science Examination [etc...]";
so, the claim is 'licensure via SCIENCE subset naturopathy'. I think it is reasonable to then expect that naturopathy shouldn't contain the science-ejected. I think this is a promise to society / a social contract that they are posing. If you look closely at that NPLEX, homeopathy is contained on that Part II.
002. the science-ejected essentially naturopathic:
002.a. NCANP states in "About" [vsc 2012-05-02]:
"naturopathic medicine is a primary health care profession [professions claim...] the naturopathic perspective views each person as a whole and recognizes the healing force within each individual. Natural therapies are used to support and stimulate that vital healing force. A naturopathic doctor addresses the underlying cause or imbalance within a person rather than simply treating one’s problem symptomatically. Naturopathic therapies include clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, physical medicine and lifestyle counseling."
Note: ah, we have vitalism as an overall context, and homeopathy! So, a profession based upon figmentation and nonsense...posed as 'to the true cause' as opposed to regular medicine which merely treats ACTUAL things. The absurdity delights me. The ethics disgust me. Now, there is no vital healing force. It's as science-ejected as phlogiston and Mesmerism. Regarding homeopathy particularly, today Science Based Medicine has this to say in "Funding CAM Research":
"homeopathy is rejected by the mainstream because our current understanding of physics, chemistry, and biology tell us that it is impossible for homeopathic potions with extreme dilutions to have any physiological effect."
yet, naturopathy holds these magic beans and unicorn tears SACRED and falsely poses such as able to survive scientific scrutiny.
003. legislating nonsense and falsely posing it as scientific:
003.a. NCANP naturopaths have up for consideration "HOUSE DRH11166-LUfqq-98 (03/24) [...aka] Naturopathic Doctors Licensing Act" [vsc 2012-05-02] which states:
"the purpose of this Article is to provide standards for the licensure of naturopathic doctors desiring to practice naturopathic medicine in this State and to ensure the maintenance of professional competence and acceptable standards of practice [...]";
in essence, the licensure of falsehood and nonsense. What is professional about being WRONG about something? What is acceptable about deceiving the public?
"[and mentions] many of the therapies used by naturopathic doctors, such as [...] homeopathic preparations [...]";
empty remedies posed as medicinal, very professional and scientifically based.
"[...] natural medicines [are] any herbal, nutritional, supplemental, homeopathic, or other nonprescription remedies [...]";
do you get the feeling that if empty remedies are considered medicinal by NDs, that the rest of this stuff is likely mostly JUNK? I mean, if magic beans are now, according to them at least, surviving scientific scrutiny and all...
"the General Assembly concludes that licensure is in the current interest of North Carolina citizens to aid in protecting citizens from deception, fraud, and damage [...] licensure can provide a process in which citizens may more confidently rely on the level of skill, education, and competency possessed by licensed persons [...]";
the irony is both killing me and saddening me. Thanks for caring, State of North Carolina, to absurdly license falsehood.
when is the science-ejected falsely labeled science with a State as an accomplice in the falsehood:
when your state has licensed naturopathic medicine.