001. Montana ND Troy, L. (Bastyr 2004) states:
001.a. in "Licensure":
"a licensed naturopathic physician (N.D.) attends a four-year graduate level naturopathic medical school and is educated in the same basic sciences as medical doctors [...NDs are] professional leaders and pioneers in science-based natural medicine."
Note: so we have this claim of typical science upon 'the naturopathic'.
001.b. in "Naturopathic Principles":
"principles of naturopathic medicine: [#1] the healing power of nature - vis medicatrix naturae [HPN/VMN...] naturopathic physicians respect and work with the vis medicatrix naturae in diagnosis, treatment and counseling, for if this self-healing process [SHP] is not respected the patient may be harmed."
Note: so we have the premise HPN / VMN / SHP.
001.c. in "Homeopathy":
"homeopathic medicines stimulate and encourage the body’s own natural healing forces [BONHF...] the individual’s innate healing powers [IIHP] are encouraged."
Note: so we have the premise BONHF / IIHP.
002. obviously, HPN / VMN / SHP / BONHF / IIHP have be labeled science by this ND.
003. don't you believe it:
003.a. VMN or whatever other euphemism / disguise NDs use to describe their 'healing context' is the science ejected concept of vitalism.
Note: this is NDs' M.O., claim science as a context while hiding naturopathy's actual nonscience context. Since the concept of vitalism is as scientific as the Tooth Fairy, warning people that if they don't respect a just-as-imaginary 'purposeful life spirit' that supposedly runs one's physiology [VMN] is as dangerous as a dentist warning a patient that if they don't make offerings to the Tooth Fairy, they are in serious trouble.