Sunday, May 27, 2012

Changelog 2012-05-27 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:

the University of Bridgeport 

the science claims of:

ND Cavaiola

reformatted, add added bio.s to, and republished

the 'naturopathy is pseudoscience and quackery' claim of:

Australia's Courier Mail 

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

002.a. ND Chan, V. (ND CCNM) of British Columbia, Canada states in "Close Look TV Show-Young & Successful Naturopath - Dr. Victor" [caution, annoying accompanying piano throughout!] (2011-06-20 upload) [downloaded 2012-05-26]:

#naturopathicpremisecoding #opacity #baitandswitch #dysinformedconsent
"[the interviewer is Simmy Cheema] today we're going to talk to Dr. Victor Chan [...] he's a naturopath  [...and mentions MDs] don't have enough time for the patients [...Dr. Chan] I am a naturopathic physician [...] for about eight years [...] I treat pretty-much anything and everything that comes in through my door [...] all of my treatments are focused on stimulating the body's natural ability to heal [...particularly with] therapeutic injection therapies [...] it s partly the naturopathic philosophy that the body has the innate ability to heal [...and] doctor as teacher [...] a lot of my visit is about teaching [...] I am in a profession [...] the body always has the ability to heal."

Note: so, lets take a CLOSER look than the above close look, to look below this language at what naturopaths ACTUALLY believe regarding healing via ND Chan's provincial association preponderance.

002.b1.  that naturopathy is science-based in "Dear Editors" [vsc 2012-05-26]:

"Dr. Christoph Kind [ND NCNM], BCNA President [...says] published data shows that science education for NDs meets or exceeds that which MD’s receive [...] naturopathic students receive more training in basic and some clinical sciences at accredited naturopathic colleges than students who attend standard medical schools [...] we look forward to continuing to provide high-quality, science-based health care [...] Dr. Oetter would assert otherwise [...perhaps] she is knowingly out to deceive."

Note: so, it is safe to say, NDs as a group claim to be 'scientific'.  They then accuse the regular MDs of not being careful in their statements, and even perhaps being deceptive about the true nature of naturopathy.  The irony is killing me.  Yet, strangely enough, BCNA also places within 'their claimed science stringency' the patently science-exterior.  You can find such at the alma mater of ND Kind quite easily and within the ND licensure laws of the state that school is in.  What do BC NDs think the general public is, stupid?  This is SO EASY to find.

002.b2. naturopathy's 'healing' premise, truly the science-ejected contextualization of physiology known as vitalism, in "Sharon Gurm, ND" [vsc 2012-05-26]:

"Dr. Gurm [ND CCNM, same as ND Chan] believes strongly in the body’s innate ability to heal itself. By working with the vital force of the individual using a holistic approach, true healing and optimal health can be achieved."

Note: and there we go, we've gotten beneath ND Chan's coding to the heart of naturopathy's healing context, the science-ejected premise of 'vital force'.  The epistemic claim is science subset nonscience, which is madness surrounded by ignorance surrounded by thickheaded pseudoscientific sectarianism.

003. overall note

so, this is what I enjoy so much about studying naturopathy, the RUSE and the lack of care for informed consent / deception, though their supposed principles stress 'doctor as teacher' and science supposedly when it comes to naturopathy's overall 'healing context'.

would you go to a doctor who, essentially, believes a figmentation [vital force] and a scientific fact [there is no vital force running physiology] are the same thing?  Is that safe?  It seems to me to be quite a contradiction: a supposed professional who isn't transparent towards whom they hold a fiduciary duty; a supposed profession founded upon falsehood.  It is quite the reversal of values.

who benefits from this licensed falsehood?
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