Wednesday, March 25, 2015

UB Homeopathy Round-Up Absurdity

here, as I write the Naturocrit Podcast Episode 009b., I amass UB's current pages that feature homeopathy [and there's A LOT], occurring within a supposed "Division of Health Sciences" [watch out: falsehood!!!]:

001. dispensary related:

001.a. there's "Naturopathic Dispensary" [vsc 2015-03-26] (2015 archived) which states:

"our dispensary is an over-the-counter natural pharmacy [...] the dispensary carries [...amongst other things] homeopathic remedies."

001.b. there's "UB Clinics Dispensary" [vsc 2015-03-26] (2015 archived) which states:

"Health Sciences Programs [...] UB's health sciences programs include […] the College of Naturopathic Medicine [...] the UB Clinics Dispensary Center provides the community with an over-the-counter dispensary [...which includes]  homeopathic remedies."

003. program or catalog related:

003.a. there's "Program Features: College of Naturopathic Medicine" (2015 archived) which states:

"the nation’s only CNME-accredited school on the east coast, the College of Naturopathic Medicine was established in 1997 and resides within a Health Sciences Division [...] naturopathic clinic: student clinicians train at the on-campus UB Clinics that houses the teaching clinics for the Health Sciences Division programs [...] under the expert guidance of our clinical faculty, student clinicians care for a diverse population of patients on general medicine and elective specialty shifts, such as personalized medicine, mind-body medicine, pediatrics, physical medicine, homeopathy, and integrative oncology."

003.b. there's “Curriculum and Program Requirements” (2015 archived) which states:

“the College of Naturopathic Medicine curriculum follows a sequential course of study in which students continuously build upon a deepening foundation of biomedical and clinical sciences. Concurrently, students are integrating naturopathic philosophy, principles, and therapeutics into their medical knowledge […including four courses in] homeopathy.”

003.c. there's "University of Bridgeport 2010-2012 Catalog" (2015 archived) which states:

"[15 instances of homeop] naturopathic practice includes the following diagnostic and therapeutic modalities: [...including] homeopathy [...and] acupuncture [...] Course Identification […] NHM Homeopathic Medicine […] Semester IV [...] NHM 621 Homeopathy I [...] Semester V [...] NHM 711 Homeopathy II […] Semester VI [...] NHM 721 Semester III."


Note: and there's the similar 2012-2014 Catalog (2014 archived), "Schools" (2015 archived).

003.d. there's "Graduate Courses of Instruction 2014-2016" (2015 archived) which states:

"[13 instances of homeop] Clinical Nutrition II: Treatment and Management […] treatment protocols for each condition using nutritional supplements, herbs, diet and homeopathic medicines […] Naturopathic Principles and Practice 511 History of Naturopathic Medicine This course will examine […] naturopathic medicine and its eclectic blend of healing arts and fundamental roots [...including] homeopathy, energy medicine, and ancient healing systems from around the globe […] Homeopathic Medicine 621 Homeopathy I: this course lays the foundation of the basic laws and principles of homeopathy upon which future courses will build. The principles as set forth by Hahnemann in his Organon are the bases of the course. The student will also become thoroughly acquainted with the use of Kent’s repertory [...] Homeopathic Medicine 711 Homeopathy II: this course will continue the examination of Homeopathy, with emphasis on the concept of acute prescribing, case taking, and analysis. Students will continue their discussion and understanding of the drug pictures of the remedies for acute complaints commonly seen in a general or family practice […] Homeopathic Medicine 721 Homeopathy III: students will continue their study of the hierarchy of symptoms as they are expressed in the repertory and will begin to recognize the keynote symptoms of polycrest remedies and be able to distinguish among them. Computer repertorization is used throughout to illustrate the relative values of possible rubrics to include in a given case [...] Homeopathic Medicine 821 Homeopathy IV: this course focuses on case taking and analysis in chronic case management. The patient’s level of health and inherited patterns of disease are taken into consideration. Re-analysis of cases for the second prescription is covered. The student’s knowledge of materia medica is reinforced through remedy comparisons in the process of remedy selection."

Note: there's the similar undated "Graduate Courses of Instruction" (2015 archived), and the similar 2012-2014 "Graduate Courses of Instruction" (2015 archived), and thee similar whole catalog for 2014-2016 (2015 archived).

003.e. there's "Life at UB (Spring 2014)" [vsc 2015-03-26] (2015 archived) which tells us:

"naturopathic practice can include the following diagnostic and therapeutic modalities [...including] homeopathy […] the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors explains the origin of naturopathy […] naturopathic medicine was first brought to North America by Dr. Benedict Lust. Dr. Lust used the term 'naturopathy' to describe a clinical practice that integrated such natural healing methods as […] homeopathy […] manipulative therapy [...and] acupuncture […UB's] program has a variety of skilled professors [...there's] Dr. McPherson and Dr. Hershberger, who specialize in homeopathy."

004. specific NDs' pages:

004.a1. there's "Eleonore Herschberger" [vsc 2015-03-26] (2015 archived) which states:

"Senior Lecturer, College of Naturopathic Medicine [...an ND graduate of] National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR […] Dr. Herschberger has been a member of the Faculty at UBCNM since 1999 […she] served as Clinic Director from 2000 to 2002, and as Associate Dean of Academics from 2002 to 2008. She has taught Homeopathy since 2001, and is currently teaching Homeopathy and Oriental Medicine in the classroom and supervising homeopathy shifts at UB Clinics [...] her primary interest and area of expertise has been homeopathy for the past 20 years."

004.a2. she also has the "Book Corner" page at bridgeport.edu "Dr. Eleonore Herschberger" [vsc 2015-03-26] (2015 archived) which states:

"Homeopathic Medicine at Home by Panos and Heimlich: this was one of the first books on homeopathy I ever bought. It inspired me to pursue further studies in homeopathy, which led me to find out about naturopathic medicine, the only doctorate-level medical training in the country that included classical homeopathy in its core curriculum. That was a very important consideration when I was searching for a training program.”


004.b. there's "The Presenters" of the "11th Annual Naturopathic Gathering" (2015 archived) which has homeopathy galore by way of ND McPherson, a UBCNM ND graduate.  Her paragraph states:

“she is an adjunct clinical and didactic professor of homeopathy at the College of Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Dr. McPherson is currently teaching an introductory homeopathy course at the university which she designed and created for first and second year naturopathic students, and [is] supervising fourth year student clinicians at the university's health clinic.”

Note: and there's also ND Rothenberg on that page, a 1986 NCNM ND graduate, who calls homeopathy, in her paragraph, "effective".

004.c. there's the ND Brady authored NDNR article from June 2012 “A Message From the President: News From the College of Naturopathic Medicine” which I also have in paper, which states:

“the clinical program of study at the UBCNM […is] grounded in naturopathic philosophy [...] the clinical experience includes specialty teaching shifts in the following areas [...including] homeopathy […] the pediatric and autism clinic thoroughly analyzes each child, providing nutritional analysis and physical examinations, while educating parents about the proper use of herbs, vitamins, homeopathic remedies, and healthy diet and lifestyle changes.”

004.b. there's "Eugene Zampieron" [vsc 2015-03-26] (2015 archived) which states:

"he practices in Woodbury with an emphasis in environmental medicine and detoxification therapy using hydrotherapy, nature cure, homeopathy, and botanical medicine."

005. UB clinic related:

005.a. there's "UB Clinics Newsletter May 25, 2011" [vsc 2015-03-26] (2015 archived) which states:

"naturopathic medicine. Services include [...] homeopathy and various natural supplements [...] the UB Clinics Dispensary Center provides the community with a dispensary that stocks both over‐the‐counter and prescription‐only natural medicines. The items available include vitamins, herbs, homeopathic remedies,and nutraceutical products (natural formulations)."

005.b. there's "Pediatric and Autism Clinic" [vsc 2015-03-26] (2015 archived) which states:

"at UB Clinics at the University of Bridgeport, Dr. Jared Skowron, a national expert in natural medicine for children, provides natural healthcare through nutrition, vitamins, homeopathy, and education about raising a healthy child [...] parents are always striving to do the best and give the most to their child, and healthcare is no option. Natural medicines are a healthy adjunct to your current medications for your child. Changes in diet, vitamins, herbs, and homeopathics are safe, natural remedies that help your child feel better and be healthier, which can be used with your current treatment [...] Dr. Jared Dr. Jared M. Skowron is Connecticut’s expert in natural medicine for children [...] he specializes in the treatment of children with safe, effective, natural remedies."

005.c. there's “The New Center for Naturopathic Medicine[vsc 2015-03-26] (2015 archived) which states:

“the Pediatric and Autism Clinic thoroughly analyzes each child providing nutritional analysis and physical exams, while educating parents about the wonders of herbs, vitamins, and homeopathics […] the UBCNM clinical education curriculum includes specialty teaching shifts in the following areas [...including] homeopathy.”

005.d. there's “Naturopathic Medicine Clinic[vsc 2015-03-26] (2015 archived) which states:

“open to the general public, the dispensary offers natural medicines including professional line supplements, herbal medicines, homeopathics and more […] in addition to basic naturopathic care, the naturopathic medical clinic offers specialty clinical shifts in classical homeopathy, mind-body medicine and physical medicine.”

005.e. there's also the clinic brochure “Your Partners in Health and Wellness[vsc 2015-03-26] (2015 archived) which states:

“UB Clinics also provides radiology services and laboratory services, as well as retail sales of over the counter vitamins, herbal medicines, homeopathics and other health products […] naturopathic services include […] homeopathy […] the naturopathic medical clinic includes a dispensary where natural medicines, including professional line supplements, herbal medicines, homeopathics and more, can be purchased by patients and the public.”

005.f. there's "Specialty Shifts" [vsc 2015-03-26] (2015 archived) which states:

"the Pediatric & Autism Clinic thoroughly analyzes each child providing nutritional analysis and physical exams, while educating parents about the wonders of herbs, vitamins, and homeopathics [...] the UBCNM clinical education curriculum includes specialty teaching shifts in the following areas [...including] homeopathy."
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