Saturday, June 17, 2017

"Naturopaths are Taught Pseudosciences": gazettetimes.com

here, I excerpt:

001. at gazettetimes.com, in "Letter: Naturopath Bill is Irresponsible" (2017-06-15), we're told:

"both the Oregon House and Senate have passed Senate Bill 856, granting naturopaths many of the powers of scientifically trained medical doctors and osteopathic doctors [...] naturopaths are taught pseudoscience like homeopathy [...] per Wikipedia, the ideology and methods of naturopathy are based on vitalism and folk medicine, rather than evidence-based medicine";

it's actually worse than this language: naturopaths are taught and are obligated to falsely presenting such things as homeopathy as "science-based."  

"naturopaths do not do residencies upon graduation. Most have never practiced in a hospital or specialty clinic. Yet SB 856 gives naturopaths the authority to make critical decisions on serious health matters [...] naturopathic practitioners generally recommend against modern medical practices, including but not limited to medical testing, drugs, vaccinations, and surgery. It was a mistake to put the public at risk by giving naturopaths authority to make medical judgments they are not properly educated and trained to make";

sadly yes.  And the essence of naturopathy's knowledge and thinking are quite mistaken.
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