Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Decoding Naturopathy's Essential Vitalism - Johns Hopkins University via OBNE 2009:

here, I demonstrate how inadequate explanations of naturopathic medicine usually are, even by such an esteemed institution as Johns Hopkins University [JHU; see 001., below]; and using the State of Oregon [SO] as a key to decode what JHU opaquely offers -- even though SO is SO wrong about the scientific status of vitalism [!!!] -- we can see that naturopathy is in fact based upon vitalism, a profoundly science-ejected concept [see 002., below]:

001. JHU states in "A Career in Naturopathic Medicine":

"the six fundamental principles of naturopathic medicine [include #1] the healing power of nature [HPN]. Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself."

Note: and that is all that is said about that! Nowhere is naturopathy's HPN context, as truly defined within naturopathy per the science-ejected concept of 'a purposeful life spirit bioagency', honestly expressed -- in JHU's entire document! So, let's illuminate the premise: because, as happens with naturopathy -- galore -- we are not being adequately informed.

002. SO states in "Naturopathy":

"the healing power of nature. Vis medicatrix naturae. [This means for naturopathy that] the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force [...per] the vitalistic tradition of medicine [...wherein] methods of treatments are chosen to work with the patient’s vital force [...aka] the body’s innate healing response [...wherein] symptoms [...] in fact [are] an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself [...and] these principles are based on the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in light of scientific analysis."

Note: so, we get a half-truth from SO, in that HPN is basically vitalism. Yet, SO claims this concept survives scientific scrutiny, which is PROFOUNDLY not true.

003. in sum:

each institution is an accessory to naturopathy's deception, just in different ways:

occult vitalism per 001.,

absurd pseudoscience per 002.

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