001. the State of Oregon tells us in "Board of Naturopathic Medicine: About Naturopathy" [archived here]:
"naturopathic medicine is [...] vitalistic [...] emphasizing the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing capacity of the person. Methods of treatments are chosen to work with the patient’s vital force [...aka] the intelligence of the natural healing process. The practice of naturopathic medicine emerges from six underlying principles of healing. These principles are based on the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in light of scientific analysis [...#1] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae [...] the healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force [...] the process of healing includes the generation of symptoms, which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself [...] a growing body of scientific knowledge validates the naturopathic approach [...such as] homeopathic medicine: this powerful system of medicine";
ah, the false things NDs activities are based upon: the required belief in a life force that is science ejected, the false posture that such survives and is supported by scientific scrutiny. And illustrating how such falsehood becomes a stupidity-based activity, the claim that homeopathy's empty remedies are powerful. I can't think of a WORSE example of institutionalized falsehood.
002. and there you go, in a nutshell, a huge falsehood apparatus with, minimally, these participants:
NCNM, the ND school in Oregon;
AANP, the national ND group;
AANMC, the North American school consortia;
and these members of the Board of Naturopathic Medicine: