Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The State of Oregon's Participation in PATENT Naturopathic Fraud (2014)

here, well, I show what I've been showing for close to ten years now -- naturopathy's institutionalized falsehood* -- that great big defining lie about naturopathy that the State of Oregon, its Governor, and his Board are OBVIOUSLY long-standing ACCESSORIES to: science subset naturopathy, which ends up being 'science subset nonscience'!  And, 'oh how' the Next Generation Science Standards are my ally here!

*keeping in mind that while freedom of belief is a right I quite adamantly support, fraud is fraud, and particularly I'm quite irked by fraud that claims an absurd science status.

001. at oregon.gov, in "Board of Naturopathic Medicine", first archived in 2012, we're told:

001.a that naturopathy is based on the patently science-exterior:

"naturopathic medicine is heir to the vitalistic tradition of medicine in the Western world, emphasizing the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing capacity of the person. Methods of treatments are chosen to work with the patient’s vital force, respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process [...] it is these principles that distinguish the profession from other medical approaches [...#1] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician’s role is to facilitate and augment this process [...] the process of healing includes the generation of symptoms, which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complimentary to and synergistic with this healing process.  The physician’s actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vis medicatrix naturae."

and, of course, being truly negligent and fraudulent in a most bone-headed of ways, we're also told by oregon.gov: "these principles are based on the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in light of scientific analysis."  So, the admission is that naturopathy is based on vitalism, and then the crazy is that it survives scientific scrutiny.  Because, the NGSS state, regarding vitalism in the National Academies Press book  "A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (2012)":  "science is replete with ideas that once seemed promising but have not withstood the test of time, such as the concept of the 'ether' or the vis vitalis (the
'vital force' of life)."  And it's as simple as that to prove this naturopathy .gov epistemic fraud.

002. who is this Board?  In other words, who are the immediate agents of this .gov fraud? (a slightly different list of NDs comprised the Board around 2012):

002.a. currently:

in "Current Membership", we're told "membership consists of five licensed naturopathic physicians and two public members."  So, this is basically naturopathy running itself.  We're also told "the Board of Naturopathic Medicine consists of seven members appointed by the governor."  So, let's throw the Governor into this too.

002.b. details [aka there ain't no transparency from these board members' web pages!]:

ND Ohgushi, a graduate of NCNM (who doesn't apparently talk at all about naturopathy's principles) [I go in-depth at this blog post];

ND Myers, a graduate of NCNM (who doesn't apparently talk at all about naturopathy's principles) [I go in-depth at this blog post];

ND McNiel, a graduate of Bastyr (who doesn't apparently talk at all about naturopathy's principles) [I go in-depth at this blog post];

2 public members;

003. academic confirmation of this .gov misrepresentation:

well, you can go to NCNM and see the same 'nonscience survives scientific scrutiny' claim as oregon.gov.  And the State of Oregon, in 2014, adopted the NGSS!  Yet, in Oregon, licensed falsehood marches on...

And I don't see any chance for consumer protection, both commercially and educationally, when you look at who is in bed with who!
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