Monday, January 16, 2017

Parsing an AANMC Press Release's "Well Educated and Trained" sCAM

here, :

001. the AANMC tells us in "Massachusetts to License Naturopathic Doctors" (2017-01-12) [2017 archived]:

"the culmination of over twenty years of advocacy, on January 11, Governor Baker added Massachusetts to the list of states that acknowledge the value of alternative healthcare from a qualified professional. Massachusetts will become the 22nd U.S. jurisdiction to regulate naturopathic medicine [...]"; 

this is advocacy for an 'unethical sectarian pseudoscience.'  Now, a State of the Union will be endorsing such.  How do you regulate nonsense???  Because this is naturopathic medicine. 

"the new law ensures patients can trust that their wellness professional holds a graduate degree from an accredited naturopathic medical school [...like such] AANMC’s member schools [...as] Bastyr University [...] The Boucher Institute [...] Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine [...] National University of Natural Medicine [...] National University of Health Sciences [...] Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences [...]  University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine [...]"; 

so, them schools and an assurance.  Now, should you "trust" nonsense?  Because, for instance, you have the categorical label "science" by NUHS upon naturopathy, which includes such pseudosciences as homeopathy.  Homeopathy is not mentioned, BTW, in this press release.  Oops. 

"Amy Rothenberg, N.D., and president of the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors (MSND), says, 'this law allows the people of Massachusetts access to well-educated and trained naturopathic doctors and their expertise in both preventative medicine and natural integrative care' [...]";

experts in stupid.  You have an ND education that claims "science" upon the patently science-ejected.


"under the new law, the terms naturopathic doctor and N.D. would be reserved exclusively for those who have attended four-year, post-graduate level programs at institutions recognized by the United States Department of Education [...]"; 

here's where we're given a FALSE assurance, as if the USDE recogition requires excellence. 

"the MSND members worked for the last 24 years with the state legislature to advance the much-needed recognition of this growing medical field [...]";

except medicine is an applied science.  And naturopathy is pseudoscience.  Yes, you can legislate nonsense. 

"their goal was to increase the credibility and minimize the confusion between professionals with an advance degree and the self-study practitioner [...]"; 

so, nonsense that's brick and mortar versus nonsense that is mail-order.  Now, what kind of graduate degree in science includes what the national science organizations exclude from science?  Interesting... 

"'this protects the scope-of-work and title for graduates from an accredited N.D. program, and affords the public safety measures and standards of practice through a licensing board,' offers Dr. JoAnn Yanez, executive director of the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges [...]";

accreditation FAILS.  And naturopathy's standard of practice includes treatment towards a required figmentation. 

"naturopathic doctors are general practitioners trained in primary care medicine who have a specialty in natural therapies. The alternative approaches they offer include: nutrition, herbal medicine and supplements [...]";

oh, my.  Where is the homeopathy?  That ND Rothenberg PRACTICES....

"an N.D. teaches patients how to harness their body’s innate ability to stay well via preventative measures and lifestyle changes [...]";

oh, coded vitalism.

"naturopathic doctors are currently regulated in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, District of Columbia, Maryland, Minnesota, Kansas, North Dakota, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Arizona, California, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Naturopathic physicians also are licensed to practice in these provinces in Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan [...] the law will go into effect September 2017 [...]";

licensed falsehood marches on.

"AANMC website is a clearinghouse for information about this growing health field and serves as a resource for prospective students of naturopathic medicine [...]'';

a clearninghouse for misinformation.  And prospective students should BEWARE...
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