here, I cite from a 2010 Oregon Attorney General enforcement of the Oregon ND practice law [see 001., below]; then, I detail the inherently false and irrational composition of the '.gov' State of Oregon naturopathy definition itself [see 002., below]:
001. Keith Loria reports in "Oregon AG Shuts Down Unlicensed Naturopath" for Legalnewsline.com [2010-11-19][saved 2010-12-05]:
"Oregon Attorney General John Kroger announced on Thursday that [...formerly licensed ND] Paul Shandor Weiss [...was caught practicing] naturopathic medicine in the state without a license [...Weiss] allegedly misrepresented his [naturopathic] licensing status in violation of state law [...] 'Oregonians must be able to rely on the credibility of health care providers,' Kroger said. 'We will not permit unlicensed practitioners to put our personal safety at risk by misrepresenting their qualifications' [...] the Oregon Department of Justice learned of his actions from the state Board of Naturopathic Medicine, which is responsible for licensing and regulating naturopathic physicians in Oregon [...] 'I want to thank the Board of Naturopathic Medicine for their assistance on this case,' Kroger said."
Note: the irony is killing me. Overall, how do you enforce the inherently false and irrational [see 002., below]?
002. that State of Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine states in "Naturopathy" [vsc 2010-11-16]:
"naturopathic physicians (N.D.) are primary care practitioners trained as specialist[s] in natural medicine [(a.k.a naturopathy / naturopathic medicine)..NDs are] educated in conventional medical sciences [(a science claim)...with] a four-year graduate level naturopathic medical college [(a claim of some kind of intellectuality)...naturopathy is] a unique and distinct system of health care [(I think not)...] naturopathic medicine is heir to the vitalistic tradition of medicine in the Western world [(vitalism: the science-ejected)], emphasizing the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing capacity of the person [(coded vitalism)]. Methods of treatments are chosen to work with the patient’s vital force [(vitalism)], respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process [(coded vitalism)]. The practice of naturopathic medicine emerges from six underlying principles of healing. These principles are based on the objective observation [(as opposed to sectarian figmentation -- which is what this crap really is)] of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in light of scientific analysis [(so, we're being told that the science-ejected survives scientific scrutiny -- me arse)...] these principles [...] distinguish the profession [(a claim of credat emptor etc.)] from other medical approaches: [#1] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae [(coded vitalism)...] the healing process is ordered and intelligent [(physiological teleology: the science-ejected)]; nature heals through the response of the life force [(vitalism: the science-ejected)]. The physician’s role is to facilitate and augment this process [(coded vitalism)...#2] identify and treat the cause, tolle causam [...] causes may occur on many levels including physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual [(sectarian supernaturalism: the science-ejected)]. The physician must evaluate fundamental underlying causes on all levels [...#3] first do no harm, primum no nocere. Illness is a purposeful [(teleological)] process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms, which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself [(a science-ejected sectarian figmentation falsely labeled 'scientific fact')]. Therapeutic actions should be complimentary to and synergistic with this healing process [(naturopathy's coded, science-ejected, vitalistic, spiritistic, teleological context)]. The physician’s actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vis medicatrix naturae [(coded vitalism)...#4] treat the whole person [...] health and disease are conditions of the whole organism, a whole involving a complex interaction of physical, spiritual [(sectarian supernaturalism)], mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors. The physician must treat the whole person [...#5] the physician must also make a commitment to his/her personal and spiritual development [(a certain kind of sectarian supernaturalism)] in order to be a good teacher [...this] naturopathic philosophy serves as the basis for naturopathic practice [(like the 'must's from above, this is obligatory -- by law and ND must pose the science-ejected as scientific etc.!)...] the current scope of naturopathic practice includes [...] homeopathic medicine [(a therapy known to be inert and implausible)] is based on the principle of 'like cures like.' It works on a subtle yet powerful electromagnetic level, gently acting to strengthen the body’s healing and immune response [(coded vitalism)]."
Note: so, here's the deal:
OBNM falsely labels the science-ejected -- the vitalistic, the supernatural, the teleological -- as able to survive scientific scrutiny, and then mandates this position onto its ND / NMD members.
This HUGE falsehood is fully sanctioned by the State of Oregon, a full-fledged accomplice to this naturopathic racket -- they position it, they legitimize.
Yet, somehow, in all of this, it is possible to violate the irrational and deceptive pseudostandards of Oregon naturopathy.
Enforcing a misrepresentation of a credential that is inherently a misrepresentation / 'that which lacks credibility' [the essentially naturopathic] defies reason.
That is patently crazy.