Sunday, March 11, 2012

Changelog 2012-03-11 and ND Video:

here, I summarize this week's additions to my public naturopathy database.  I also link to an ND's video each changelog, quote from, and tag the video in some detail:

001. added:

the vitalism of:

ND Acree to Appendix B.05.i.a.01.;
ND Aidun to Appendix B.05.i.a.01.;
NDs Ahlan, Arrata, Exner, Hoffman, Owens, Schlee to Appendix B.05.i.a.01.
augmented the biographical links to Appendix B.05.i.a.01.;

the 'vitalism is science-ejected' claim of:

Rice, S.A. (ISBN 1438110057 9781438110059; 2007) to Appendix C.06.d.;

002. video of the week link [not to pun]:

here's the video of naturopath Hickman, T. (NMD SCNM) titled "Naturopathic Medicine Offers Alternatives" (posted 2012-01-04) [vsc 2012-03-05] which states [embedding is disabled; my notes are in unquoted bold]:

"[in its description] an area naturopathic physician talks about her alternative approach to health care, which includes finding underlying causes of illness and prevention [...]";

and that's all you get there...but there's more.

"[in the video] a local doctor who thinks about health holistically [...]";

ah, that doctor / physician label, and that junk word "holistic".

"Dr. Tara Hickman is a licensed naturopathic physician but what does that mean? She says the answer depends on where you live [...]";

wow.  How relative.

"here are 'The Six Principals of Naturopathic Medicine" [...] source [which is Hickman's site and likely this page...]";

yes, the TV station spelled "principles" wrong, just as the naturopaths' site does.

"number one, 'do no harm.'  This means using therapies which are safe and effective.  Number two, 'the healing power of nature.'  This means the doctor helps facilitate the natural healing process.  Number three, 'discover and treat the cause.'  Instead of giving treatments to suppress symptoms, doctors look for the underlying causes of the illness. Number four, 'treat the whole person.'  This includes body, mind and spirit.  Number five, 'the physician is the teacher.'  The doctor should educate and empower patients.  And number six, 'prevention is the best cure.'  This means doctors should consider risk factors and customize a plan for disease prevention."

ah, and here's where the rubber hits the road.  I'll flesh these out, in part, in 003., below.

"'I really tend to fit into that gray area.'"

the irony is killing me.

Note: so much is contextually left out here that I consider this reporting and the commerce involved to be a misrepresentation / bait and switch.  So, I thought I'd flesh it out better, in the name of decency and informed consent, below.

003. some illumination: Hickman's principles [the coded] versus alma maters' [the noncoded yet mislabeled, via the trunks of the naturopathic tree!]:

003.a. NMD Hickman, along with ND Matthews (ND Bastyr), states in "Naturopathic Medicine" [vsc 2012-03-10]:

"naturopathic medicine uses nature in combination with rigorous scientific methods to facilitate the body's natural healing process [NHP...]";

ah, science plus nature.  But what is, contextually and specifically, NHP to naturopathy?

"there are six principals [spelling!] that guide the therapeutic methods and modalities of naturopathic medicine [...#1] do no harm: naturopathic medicine uses therapies that are safe and effective [...]";

scientifically speaking, by the way, naturopathy's homeopathy, as a therapy / modality, is simply a sugar pill.  Wow, so much for science and efficacy.  See, if you spent money with them and were told 'this is powerfully effective' and it is just a sugar pill, I do believe a lot has been harmed.  Yet here they are telling us homeopathy is "effective".

"[#2] the healing power of nature: the body has an inherent ability to heal itself, and physician's role is to facilitate this natural healing process [...]";

and that's all you get.

"the physician is a teacher: the physician's most important role is to educate and empower the patient [...]";

well, in the sense that already homeopathy is being claimed as effective when actually a sugar pill...I don't feel empowerment is happening at all.

 003.b. what SCNM and Bastyr say about HPN:

well, here's HPN actually expressed as that science-ejected imaginary animistic force that it actually contextually means in naturopathy by SCNM and by Bastyr [who quite falsely label such "science-based"].

Note: so, if I were to tag this video, I'd include:

#codedscienceejectedsectarianism #vitalism #falseefficacy #4thgradelevelreporting
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