Wednesday, April 6, 2016

wabi.tv and Maine ND Petley on Naturopathy

here, sparse and one-sided / opaque reporting on naturopathy:

001. @wabi.tv, Alexander Downing writes in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2016 archived) (2016-04-06):

"naturopathic medicine is a unique and distinct sect of the health care profession in that the goal is to work with nature to restore one’s health [...]";

it's rather rare that we see that term, "sect".  What is a professional sect?

"naturopathic doctors carefully blend  [...] they are doctors who listen and educate their patients [...] it also includes spiritual health in order to combine mind, body and spirit [...]";

ah, so now the distinct with the blended, that great contradiction.  If you term what's distinct as what's blended, I don't know what you're hearing and teaching beyond...nonsense.  And there's that supernaturalism.
  
"it focuses on preventing, treating and applying natural substances and therapeutic modalities to encourage the body to heal, an inherent process called vis medicatrix naturae [...] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): inside each individual is the inherent ability to heal thyself, which is an ordered and intelligent process [...] acknowledge, respect and work with the individual’s self-healing process [...] naturopathic doctors encourage the vis medicatrix naturae by blending healing modalities including clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, psychotherapy, physical medicine, minor surgery, and prescriptive medications [...]";

ye old coded vitalism.  And homeopathy nonsense. Without counterargument.

"for more information visit: www.drpetley.com [...]";

let's do that. 


001.b. the embedded video states:

"[the host] more and more people are relying on the healing powers of nature.  With us is Dr. Nate Petley [...] it's a broad range [...and the ND mentions] homeopathy [...and naturopathy is for] prevention [...and] acute conditions [...] chronic conditions [...] pretty-much anything [...] all ages [...] great studies [....support] these modalities [...] without the side effects [...] we can tie this all together [...] because you need one nutrient now, because that is what you were deficient in";

yeah.

002. the ND's practice pages:

002.a. there's a bio. page, where we learn he's a UBCNM 2013 ND graduate;

that place that academically terms as science, the science-ejected.

002.b. there's the page "Naturopathic Medicine" (2016 archived):

"naturopathic principles of healing have been in existence for over 100 years and are reexamined regularly as more scientific advances are made [...]";

yeah.  So why is homeopathy not discarded based on the fact that it's science-ejected?  So, this is not the self-testing and self-correcting of science.

"naturopathic techniques combine scientific and empirical methods and beautifully blend the modern and traditional healing arts available today [...]";

ye old wine plus mud epistemic conflation

"the underlining foundation of philosophy of each naturopathic doctor includes the following principles: [#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): inside each individual is the inherent ability to heal thyself, which is an ordered and intelligent process [...]";

so, coded vitalism.  The "intelligent" aspect is teleology.  Thou must know.
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