here, I cite from a recent piece up at the Huffington Post regarding the patent nonsense known as homeopathy which is essential to naturopathy [see 001., below]:
001. Rothenberg, A. (ND NCNM), "licensed naturopathic doctor", states in "Homeopathy for Poison Ivy: A Case in Point" [vsc 2012-07-30]:
"I enjoy treating acute problems with homeopathy in the context of my naturopathic medical practice [...] a patient of mine for 15 years [...] has the worst case of poison ivy and it was either calling me or going to the emergency room [...]";
wow, naturopathy-homeopathy woo or actual modern standard of care, equated.
"as have many naturopathic doctors, I see effects of poison ivy that truly take the breath away. I have observed large, excoriated tracts of skin weeping and crusting. I have seen faces blow up to be unrecognizable and limbs grotesquely distorted by swelling. I have been privy to genital exfoliation and plantar disintegration, all from the effects of this ubiquitous and pesky weed. Swede presents none of the above. Instead, what I see when she gingerly rolls back her gauzy cotton sleeve, is a small strand of pearly vesicles, no more than two inches long [...]";
always make sure when treating someone with sugar pills that the battle isn't too up hill. You may otherwise be seen as truly naked in your invisible clothes.
Note: in the light of what science says about homeopathy (see here), the mentioned ND licensure is state-sanctioned protection of quite false ideas and practices, obviously. We are offered a link at the end of the article "for more on natural health", and therein it is quite obvious also that 'natural health' is 'of a strange wasteland'.