Thursday, September 4, 2008

Decoding ILANP's Falsely Postured Vitalistic Central Premise 2008:

I always find it fascinating that naturopathic medicine does not transparently communicate its essential premises: e.g., a science-ejected, sectic belief set centered around the idea that the human body is run by a 'purposeful life spirit' bioagency. Instead, from practitioners upward and from major institutions downward, naturopathy often chooses to employ a very misleading, opaque, coded description [see 001. below] that does not reveal its actual context [see 002. below], in direct violation of professions-level ethical standards [see 004. below]:

001. the Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians states [coded]:

001.a. in "Principles" (archived here):

"[our foremost, #1 - HPN] the healing power of nature. NDs act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery. Their goal is to facilitate and augment the inherent self-healing process in each individual [...#2, NDs] acknowledge, respect and work in conjunction with the individual’s self-healing process."

Note: naturopathy's HPN is expressed as "inherent self-healing process [...and] the individual's self-healing process."

001.b. in "Frequently Asked Questions" (archived here):

"naturopathic physicians seek to restore and maintain optimum health in their patients by emphasizing nature's inherent self-healing process, the vis medicatrix naturae [...] licensure will allow NDs to practice as trained, namely to diagnose and treat disease using naturopathic principles. By establishing licensure for naturopathic physicians, the public can be assured of the physician-level naturopathic medical training of these healthcare professionals."

Note: the "inherent self-healing process, the vis medicatrix naturae [VMN]" is naturopathy's "healing power of nature," by their direct equation. These guiding "naturopathic principles" are stated as the context within which NDs operate. Also stated is the label "professionals."

002. HPN-VMN decoded:

when you actually delve below the veneer of the misleading naturalistic language NDs employ, you see the actual context that ISN'T being communicated: you find that naturopathy's central premise is a vitalistic, spiritistic, teleological sectarian article of faith that has no scientific support and essentially is science-ejected.

003. yet, naturopathy maintains a false science label:

ILANP states in "Frequently Asked Questions" (archived here):

"naturopathic doctors are doctors who specialize in science-based natural medicine."

Note: the label of "science" is falsely being placed upon the essentially naturopathic [e.g. 002. above], and this is what I call nowadays a "confidence game."

004. naturopathy's false professionalism label:

the big inanity: how is informed consent and fiduciary duty possible when a supposed 'science-based medical profession' is essentially based upon modes of deception and falsehood ?!?!?!?!
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