Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Google Web Search: "Naturopathy Scientifically Proven" (2012-07)

here, I cite 2 NDs from Google's first-page web results using the parameter "naturopathy scientifically proven" without the outside quotes [see 001., below]:

001. results [2012-07-05]:

001.a. California's ND Schenck, a Bastyr graduate, states in "Naturopathic Medicine" [vsc 2012-07-05]:

"naturopathic doctors are trained at accredited, four-year, post-graduate naturopathic medical schools. The comprehensive medical training includes studies in basic medical sciences, clinical and physical diagnosis, laboratory and diagnostic imaging studies, clinical medical sciences, naturopathic philosophy, pharmacology, and a wide variety of natural therapeutics. In order to become licensed practitioners, Naturopathic doctors are required to successfully pass national board exams in the basic and clinical medical sciences as well as all of the naturopathic therapeutics [...] the principles of naturopathic medicine include [...] doctor as teacher - docere, the Latin root for doctor means 'to teach'. A principle objective of naturopathic medicine is to educate the patient with current scientifically-proven information and clinically-valid therapeutics to promote self-responsibility for health and well-being [...including such things as] homeopathy [...and the] spiritual [...and the] the healing power of nature - naturopathic medicine respects the innate intelligence of the human body to heal. The vital force stimulates the physiological systems of the body to bring the organism into balance and equilibrium moving towards a state of optimal health."

Note: oh how the falsehood jumps out of from this page!  Can you find any better 'single-web-page' bundled nonsense?!?!?  As in science subset nonsense?!?!  I dare you!  There's: 'huge science claims' subset 'the scientifically invalid' [like homeopathy, the supernatural, the vitalistic].  Here is where the State of California places its seal of approval over this naturopathic nonsense.  Yes, that is a '.gov' site siding with false commerce claims [science subset 'the naturopathic'] and irrational healthcare practices.

the State of California endorses this pseudoscience with the publication "Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine: A Bureau of the California Department of Consumer Affairs: Findings and Recommendations Regarding the Prescribing and Furnishing Authority of a Naturopathic Doctor" [vsc 2012-07-08; permanently archived here]: "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."

so, the science ejected is falsely claimed to be supported by rigorous scientific analysis.  Truly this is quite 'an ultimate' abuse of the public trust.  And now that California has licensed falsehood, nobody deals with issues of consumer protection besides THE OFFENDERS!  So, if you have a problem with sectarian pseudomedical figmentations being falsely posed as scientific and you wish to complain about violation of consumer rights, they will not move on such.

here's a scan of a response I got from California's Department of Consumer Affairs in 2007 when I complained that naturopathy is "an unethical pseudoscience":

tags: #foxesguardinghenhouse #bureauofnaturopathicmedicine

actually, right in line with supporting this nonsense, the State of California continues to publish naturopathy's false claims and has even approved Bastyr's new campus within the State!

001.b. ND Collier, of Virginia, another Bastyr graduate, states:

001.b1. in "Naturopathic Medicine" [vsc 2012-07-08]:

"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 [...with] a commitment to state-of-the-art scientific research [...] naturopathic medicine is a scientifically proven and tested system of (successful) healthcare [...including such things as] homeopathy [...]";

"principles of naturopathic medicine: [#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic medicine recognizes the body's inherent self-healing ability, which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic doctors identify and remove obstacles to recovery and facilitate and augment this healing ability [...]";

Note: again, that huge science claim upon what ain't. The essential vitalism of naturopathy is coded or masked on this page with naturalistic language, but not to worry, the ND Collier page below gets to it.

001.b2. in "Services" [vsc 2012-07-08]:

"homeopathy: this powerful system of medicine is more than 200 years old and is widely accepted in many countries. Homeopathy is based on the principle that Like cures Like. Homeopathic medicines are very small doses of natural substances that can stimulate the body's self-healing response. Homeopathic medicines, when properly prescribed, affect the body's 'vital force' and strengthen its innate ability to heal."

Note: empty sugar pills are not powerful and that has been quite scientifically decided.
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