here, I cite from the Wisconsin Naturopathic Physician's Association [WNPA] which labels naturopathy "science" [see 001., below]; and codes naturopathy's primary, science-ejected premise [see 002., below]; and I look at their President's credentials, and use her alma mater as a decoding mechanism [see 003., below]:
001. WNPA states in "About Naturopathic Medicine" [vsc 2010-09-04]:
"naturopathic medical programs provide a solid foundation in the basic medical sciences [...] naturopathic doctors cooperate with all other branches of medical science [...and they speak of] current advances in medical science."
Note: science, science, science.
002. WNPA also states on that same page:
"these six principles, emphasized throughout a naturopathic doctor’s training, outline the philosophy guiding the naturopathic approach to health and healing and forms the foundation of this distinct health care practice: [#1] harness the healing power of nature [HPN]. Naturopathic doctors work to stimulate your own self-healing abilities of body, mind and spirit. Naturopathic medicine harnesses the vast potential of nature’s medicines to stimulate your inherent healing power."
Note: and that's all you get. But, when you look perponderantly at naturopathy, HPN is actually the science-ejected concept known as vitalism blended with supernaturalism, and here half of that is coded. Science excludes both the science-ejected and science-unsupported, including the vitalistic [even if coded] and the supernatural. I wish they'd tell the public that, so that an informed decision could be made. Boy, does naturopathy BLEND [and disguise]. Yet, of course, naturopathic thinking is termed by naturopathy as "distinct." The obscure, opaque, camouflaged and coded distinct; such is also known as "the reversal of values."
003. WNPA states in "Board of Directors" [vsc 2010-09-04]:
"Allison Becker, ND [NCNM], LAc - President."
Note: not even Becker's "Naturopathic Medicine" [vsc 2010-09-04] fully explains the vitalistic, science-ejected premise that is central to naturopathy. Instead the premise is coded as "a deep respect for the body's ability to heal itself." But, if you go to the web page of her alma mater NCNM, you get that explicit vitalism falsely labeled as science, and it is repeated at the '.gov level.'
WNPA has stated that their mission is to base the healthcare system on naturopathic principles: so that something can be labeled what it is not.