001. ND Koda writes, in "Association Spotlight: A New York Bill for the Naturopathic Medicine Profession" [NDNR 2014-09, not yet on line]:
"this year the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP) added a new definition of naturopathic medicine to be included in an amended version of the licensing bill in New York State [...]"
and this completely fascinates me, in terms of deceptive or incomplete language, this 'selective defining'.I went thoroughly through this bill language in the Naturocrit Podcast Episode 004.
"defining the profession [...] it became apparent that we needed to find wording that clearly distinguishes the practice of naturopathic medicine from other professions [...]";
ah, yes, and the 'of the professions' claim, which is also in the title of the article. In not clearly stating naturopathy is based upon sectarian science-ejected claims falsely labeled as science based which is quite unprofessional, nothing IMHO has been clearly distinguished.
"our naturopathic principles and therapeutic order [...]";
which actually contain the science-ejected vitalistic centerpiece that is 'the essentially naturopathic'.
"ethics provide guidance for discerning what is unprofessional about one's conduct [...]";
that is quite ironic.
"facilitating and augmenting self-healing processes [...]";
ah, ye old coded vitalism-spiritism that dare not speak its name.
"rather than by a medical standard of care for a diagnosed disease [...]";
in other words, a cloud-cuckoo land standard comprised of magic beans and unicorn tears falsely claimed as objective and science-based nonsectarian.
"the 'healing power of nature' principle distinguishes the clinical practice of naturopathic medicine [...] vitalistic philosophy [...that] has been attacked by some outside the profession as 'fostering quackery' Such attacks are a source of misinformation [...]";
so, here we go with the reversal of values so inherent to naturopathy. HPN is the idea of a life force spirit running physiology, basically. The NDs call it "science-based" but it is truly science-exterior. To claim such IS quackery, if you are INFORMED. What NDs specialize in is misinformation.