here, I cite from an article written by NMD Berkner in the San Tan Valley Today describing naturopathy [see 001., below]; then, from her web pages detailing naturopathy's science-ejected homeopathy and vitalism [see 002., below]:
"naturopathic physicians [...] blend the best of modern medical science and traditional natural medical approaches [...they] base their practice on six timeless principles founded on medical tradition and scientific evidence [...] naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability [...] their bodies’ ability to ward off and combat disease [coded vitalism...#1] let nature heal. Our bodies have a powerful, innate instinct for self-healing. By finding and removing, the barriers to this self-healing [...] naturopathic physicians can nurture this process [...] the body’s efforts to self-heal [coded vitalism...] they use [...amongst other things] homeopathy [...] naturopathic medicine believes that doctors must be educators [...] if you are ready to make a change for the best, call Dr. Berkner at 480-296-6173."
Note: oh the science claim, the vitalism that dare not speak its name, the posed 'educator' ethos. That's the typical manner.
002. NMD Berkner states in:
002.a. "Modalities" [vsc 2011-05-04]:
"homeopathy is a form of therapy intended to stimulate an individual's internal healing process [coded vitalism] with the help of specially prepared and highly diluted substances from plants, minerals, and animals. Remedies match the physical, mental and emotional state of the patient. We utilize homeopathics to treat acute (sudden) illnesses and longer standing chronic physical and mental illnesses [...] acupuncture is based on the belief that health is determined by the balanced flow of vital energy (qi) through the meridians of the body. By restoring proper flow of qi, we can restore balance to the system. By utilizing small acupuncture needles or the use of our laser we can stimulate certain points on the body to optimize and support the flow."
Note: oh how they love homeopathy, acupuncture and vitalism -- magic beans and unicorn tears.
002.b. "Services" [vsc 2011-05-04]:
"my goal is to provide patients of all ages with unsurpassed naturopathic care through the use of nontoxic, natural and effective treatments without harmful side effects [...] I excel in treating: weight loss, back pain, headache, influenza/colds, allergies, digestive Problems, diabetes, post hospital burn recovery, infection, ear, nose, and throat ailments, hypertension/ hgh blood pressure, moking cessation, asthma, anemia."
Note: that's quite a claim of efficacy and what can be effected. How magic beans and unicorn tears get you there, I've no clue.