Monday, October 20, 2014

ND Bongiorno is the New NYANP President [And His Epistemic History!]

here, I cite from a recent direct email from the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians [see 001., below]; then, I point out that nonsense-without-end at the heart of naturopathy by way of the NYANP's new President [see 002., below]:

001. the NYANP states in the email I just received "Meet the NYANP Board" (2014-10-20):

"we recently held elections for the NYANP Board of Directors prior to our October Annual Conference. The results were announced during the annual membership meeting [...] Dr. Peter Bongiorno, President [...] Dr. Ed Murach, Vice President [...] Dr. Sean Heerey, Treasurer [...] Dr. Patricia Pimentel Selassie, Secretary [...] Dr. Doni Wilson [...] Dr. Paul Mittman [...] Dr. Rick Brinkman."

002. ND Bongiorno's practice page states [there are four other NDs at the practice]:

002.a1. illustrating the science-ejected vitalism at the heart of naturopathy, in "The Doctors P Talk to the Nation" [archived here 2012]:

"with naturopathic medicine and the vital force each one of us possesses, there is healing that can take place that may not always be apparent with conventional views of medicine [...] Dr. Peter."

so, there's that "vital force" figmentation that naturopathy is based upon.

002.a2. also illustrating the same, perfectly for me really, "Naturopathic Medicine: A New York Natural State of Mind by Peter B. Bongiorno, ND, LAc" [archived here 2013]:

"originating over 200 years ago in Germany, the term 'naturopathic' refers to the healing power of nature that allows the patient to cure one’s own illness by stimulating the body’s vital force. Naturopathic doctors treat the whole person (body, mind and spirit) [...] the foundation of naturopathy rests in seven principles shared by all naturopathic doctors [...#1] access nature’s vital healing energy using the safest methods."

so, how did they do it?  How did they get the nonscientific and unscienceable into science?  Well, they didn't.  It's a patently false categorization.
002.b. and yet there's that 'science subset naturopathy subset acupuncture / TCM' claim in "About Us  [...] Dr. Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc" [archived here 2014]:

"Dr. Peter Bongiorno graduated from Bastyr University, the leading accredited university for science-based natural medicine. He completed five years of training in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture, and was honored to be his class speaker."

so typical for Bastyr.  Patent nonsense.  Aka "a failed medieval paradigm."  Acupuncture is also based on this failed vitalistic conception, according to the practice's page "Naturopathic Medicine & Acupuncture By Peter B. Bongiorno ND, LAc."

002.c. in sum:

there's the claim 'science subset blatant nonscience', which is ridiculous. This is why I term naturopathy irrational, and falsehood.  Epistemically, naturopathy is nonsense.

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