Thursday, August 21, 2014

British Columbia NDs Suing 'Allegedly Fake NDs' (Oh, and Regarding Falsehoods...)

here, I cite from recent reporting regarding activity of the British Columbia naturopath regulatory body [see 001., below]; then, I point out the falsehood of the BC 'naturopath collective' [see 002., below]:

001. cbc.ca reports in "Naturopaths File Lawsuit Against Unlicensed Surrey Physicians" (2014-08-21) [my comments are in unquoted bold]:

"B.C.'s College of Naturopathic Physicians claims the owners of a Surrey clinic are improperly giving injections and claiming to be physicians.  The college has filed a petition in B.C. Supreme Court against the husband and wife who run South Point Natural Therapies [...]";

this "college" term means, in Canada, 'regulatory body' and not educational institution.

"the Surrey couple claim to be 'doctors of natural medicine', a distinction the College of Naturopathic Physicians says might lead members of the public to believe they're naturopaths [...]";

so, that's where I get this impression that 'fake NDs' are being sued by the College.  Now, the article's picture shows homeopathic remedies and states "naturopathic medicine uses a wide range of treatments including acupuncture, botanical medicine, massage, hydrotherapy, nutrition and homeopathic medicine."  Homeopathy: the great therapeutic pretender.



002. oh, falsehood at the heart of BC naturopathy!  At BCNA, the British Columbia Naturopathic Association, we're told:

002.a. in "Your Health" (archived here):

"naturopathic medicine is science-based."

that is a typical naturopathic broad science claim upon their beliefs, activities, and contents.

002.b. in "Arjuna Veeravagu, ND" (archived here):

"Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu, ND [...hi] practice combines western and Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, clinical nutrition, homeopathy and lifestyle counseling to address the root cause of symptoms and disease utilizing the vis medicatrix naturae, or 'healing power of nature'".

I wonder what that Latin expression means.  It's labeled "science-based".

002.c. in "Sharon Gurm, ND" (archived here):

"Dr. Gurm has a strong belief in the body’s innate ability to heal itself  [...] by working with the vital force of the individual [...] therapies offered [...include the] homeopathic."

ah, the science-ejected idea of vitalism, which is VMN-HPN.  And homeopathy is as science-based as the Easter Bunny.  So, this science-ejected idea is falsely labeled "science-based" by the same collection of people who go after people for being false.  I'm going to bet that they won't be filing a lawsuit against themselves for their own falsehoods!
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