Wednesday, May 4, 2011

"The Run" USA 2011, Naturopathy's False Science Claim, and Its Truly Science-Ejected Vitalistic Absurdity

here, I cite from the web page for the 'PR stunt' that North American naturopathy has planned beginning 74 days from now [see 001., below]:

001. The Run states in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" [vsc 2011-05-04]:

"naturopathic medicine [NM] represents the 'vitalistic' tradition [VT] of medicine in our Western world.  That is, it treats disease through the stimulation, increase, and support of the person’s inherent healing capacity [PIHC].  These treatments are chosen to work with the patient’s vital force [VF], respecting the natural healing processes of nature [NHPN...] the following principles make naturopathic medicine different from all other medical approaches: [#1] 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 [LF] attempting to heal itself.  Therapeutic actions should be complementary to and synergistic with this healing process [THP].  The physician’s actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vis mediatrix naturae,  the healing power of nature [VMN-HPN...#2] the healing power of nature, vis mediatrix [sp., medicatrix] naturae [VMN-HPN]: the body has an inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health.  The healing process is ordered and intelligent [teleological!];  nature heals through the response of the life force [LF].  The physician’s role is to facilitate this process [TP...this] naturopathic philosophy serves as the basis for naturopathic practice [...] these are based on the observation of health and disease.  This observation process involves the use of modern scientific methodologies and language [a FALSE and ABSURD claim that science-eject vitalism SURVIVES scientific scrutiny as 'objective scientific fact' -- the scientifically observed science ejected is THE BASIS of naturopathy]."

Note: so, NM = VT = PIHC = VF = NHPN = LF = THP = VMN-HPN = LF = TP.  By the way, the page states that within naturoapthy is homeopathy and that homeopathy is "powerful" and "effective" and that for NDs / NMDs "homeopathy is a central part of our comprehensive training".  Sponsors include: supplement companies, the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the National College of Natural Medicine, the University of Bridgeport, Bastyr University, and American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and Naturopathic Doctor News and Review.
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