here, I cite from the web pages of Canadian ND Celik, who speaks of naturopathy's essential science-ejected premise and yet labels naturopathy science [see 001., below]:
Celik, S. (ND CCNM) states:
001. naturopathy's essential vitalism as if within science:
001.a. in "Homeopathic Medicine" [vsc 2012-04-02]:
"homeopathic medicine [a subset within naturopathy] is safe and has been shown to be effective in treating various diseases. Homeopathic medicine treats your symptoms by affecting your vital force. Disturbance of the vital force in the body is the root cause of all illness. Your symptoms have manifested as a result of a disrupted vital force. Most of us are searching for long term cures rather than temporarily relief of symptoms. In order achieve this, one must re-balance the vital force and treat the whole person from within [...]
homeopathic medicine has been verified experimentally and clinically for over 200 years. This revolutionary, natural medical science was discovered in 1796 by German scientist."
Note: and there you go, that fake reason for illness, that figment known as a vital for at the heart of naturopathy. Meanwhile, on planet Reality, homeopathy is considered bunk scientifically speaking.
001.b. in "Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture" [vsc 2012-04-02]:
"[in] traditional Chinese medicine [a subset within naturopathy...] the body's vital energy (known in English as 'chi' or 'qi'), flows through channels also known as meridians [...] when the flow of vital energy is functioning properly, the organs and systems are working together in harmony. However, if there is a blockage of the qi, or an imbalance, qi backs up the flow in one part of the body and restricts flow in other parts. This results in disease, disharmony and dysfunction. Re-establishing regular flow of qi is achieved through needling specific, carefully selected points using thin, sterile needles [...]
modern scientific research has recently confirmed the existence of the body's meridians using infrared thermography. This practice is safe, free of side effects and highly effective."
Note: quite a promise, regarding science and qi pathways and efficacy. Empty promises, as recent commentary notes:
"Alastair MacLennan, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Adelaide, said the credibility of universities is under threat from what he calls hocus pocus medicine. 'Legitimate science and research in those universities are undermined by nonsensical practices. They are basically courses that earn money for the university, and give you respectability if you have a degree in pseudo-science. Some call themselves doctors but the public is not good at differentiating.'''
licensed nonsense marches on: the science subset nonsense irrationality and absurdity of worldwide naturopathy!