Thursday, April 27, 2017

Bastyr of the "Science-Based" Swallows AOMA of the "Qi Energy Life Force"

here, same old 'naturopathic misrepresentations' of that which is called science but categorically isn't:

001 at facebook.com, we're told by the account "Bastyr University California":
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"welcome AOMA to the Bastyr University community";

and that links to a main BU post:
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which states:

"the Bastyr community is expanding to Austin, TX! We are pleased to announce that AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine will be joining Bastyr University. Learn more about this exciting affiliation: https://goo.gl/KFv9S4";

which is a link to the BU page "AOMA to Join Bastyr Community" (2017-04-26) [2017 archived] which states:

"Bastyr University is a pioneer in science-based natural medicine accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)"; 

and of course, as I've pointed out numerous times, this categorical "science" claim by BU is bogus.  Their definition of what constitutes science belies the idea of collective agreement at the heart of accreditation.  So is it any surprise...

002. AOMA has the page "Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment of Arthritis" [2017 archived] which states:

"according to Chinese medical theory, arthritis occurs when the qi (energy, life-force) in the body becomes blocked. Unique acupuncture points will be determined after a careful evaluation of the patient’s medical history and once the licensed practitioner pinpoints the root cause of the patient’s qi blockage";

of course, that is prescientific Chinese medievalism in full splendor.  It's hard to believe with the Next Generation Science Standards employing such vitalism as an epitome of what is science-ejected that this commerce continues with impunity.  Because in Naturopathyland and NaturalMedicineLand, science has no boundaries.
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