Sunday, May 13, 2012

Changelog 2012-05-13 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:

added a response to ND Brady's characterization of me in commentary to
at, a book I'd pointed out the naturopathic-homeopathic
vitalism within in 2008;

the science claims of:

ND Houghton, P.B.; ND Hamilton;
ND Hannaman; ND Hermiston;

ND Barter; ND Bryk; ND Boice
to Appendix I.05.b.;

the 'naturopathy is pseudoscience and quackery' claim of:

Costa and Dwyer of Friends of Science in Medicine 

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

Boice, J. (ND NCNM) states in "Naturopath or Homeopath" [vsc 2012-05-11]:


[#homeopathic #naturopathic #NDBoice #]
"[description] Dr. Boice discusses the difference between homeopath[y] and naturopathy [...from the video] I have many patients who come and say 'you're a homeopathic doctor, right?' [...] yes, I use homeopathy in my practice and I'm a naturopathic physician [...who] use a whole range of therapies [...] naturopathic medicine [...] it's united by its philosophy [...] homeopathy definitely is something I work with."

ND Boice also states in "About Naturopathic Medicine" [vsc 2012-05-12]:

"naturopathic medical students study all of the medical sciences [...] naturopathic medical philosophy: [#1] vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature [...] an innate wisdom that governs the cycles of birth, growth, maturation, and decay [...] plant, mineral, and animal substances provide the foundation for homeopathic medicines.  Each of these medications has an intelligence and healing ability onto itself.  This native, 'natural' intelligence interacts with our own bodies’ healing wisdom."

Note: so, science, then, coded, hugely coded, vitalism aka NONSCIENCE.  That's typical.  Again, check back with her alma mater, NCNM, and you will see that VMN-HPN is the science-ejected concept of a 'life force' governing physiology.  Also, ND Boice works at CTCA, an institution that defines naturopathic as, explicitly, "life force" based and homeopathy as, explicitly, "powerful".  This is the game they play: misinformed consent.  She doesn't spell-out the vitalism at the heart of naturopathy even in her book, "Pocket Guide to Naturopathic Medicine" (1996) and she does tell us:

"the template of healing outlined below is common to both naturopathic and homeopathic medicines: the Laws of Cure, healing occurs:

from inside to outside internal organs first, skin last;

from top to bottom from the head region down to the feet;

from most recent to most distant recent symptoms recur first, followed by older symptoms -- in other words, in reverse chronological order;

front least important to most important organs."

And then tells us: "homeopathy which literally means 'study of similars' is a medical science [...and speaks of] the science of homeopathy [p.040]."

Which is complete nonsense / figmentation.
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