Monday, July 6, 2015

NYANP - Six Essential Principles that Dare Not Speak Their Acual Contexts

here, opacity and obfuscation on the part of the NYANP by way of their ruse of a definition of naturopathy, as compared to naturopathic canon:

001.a. the NYANP had posted on Facebook this today (2015-07-06):

 Note: how do you like them apples?  Because apples.  Why not.  Why?  What's implied is that what you see is what you get, me thinks.  As in apples are not oranges.

001.b. ND Patricia Pimentel Selassie writes in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?":

"you might be surprised to learn just what exactly being a naturopathic doctor means.  So, here is a report on what exactly a naturopathic doctor is [...]";

let's see if this is EXACT.  Or is it just coding bullshit, as is typical of naturopathyland.

"naturopathic doctors are trained in different modalities of healing, natural therapies, and practices  [...] some of these practices, which have incredible benefits for the body, have been left behind by conventional medicine over time.  They include herbal and botanical medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy (healing with water), and more.  As a naturopathic doctor, I use these practices with the basic principles of naturopathic medicine [...]";

so, activities couched in principles.  And as regards homeopathy doing SOMETHING, homeopathy doesn't do ANYTHING in the body, scientifically speaking. 

"the six principles of naturopathic medicine [...] as a naturopathic doctor, there are six standard principles I follow to make sure all my patients get proper care for their individual needs.  These principles are [...]";

so, mandatory STANDARD principles, that cause PROPER care.  And here we go into each principle, and in unquoted bold I'll iterate the NCNM version of the Principle, which I consider CANON.  Because though ND Pimentel Selassie promised us an EXACT rendition of these 'essential naturopathy principles', SO MUCH has be deliberately -- or accidentally if you are charitable -- omitted:

"first, do no harm.  My first method of treatment would be the least invasive option – not surgery or toxic drugs.  For example, a person suffering from constipation would be encouraged to increase their water and vegetable intake before using an over-the-counter laxative [...]";

and that's all you get.  At NCNM, we're told: "first do no harm, primum no nocere: the process of healing includes the generation of symptoms, which are, in fact, expressions of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complementary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician’s actions can support or antagonize the actions of vis medicatrix naturae."  That vitalism at the heart of naturopathy.

"the healing power of nature, the vis medicatrix naturae: if we give the body the tools it needs, such as proper nutrition, the body will heal itself naturally.  Naturopathic Doctors assist with this process by giving the tools needed for healing and removing the obstacles that prevent a cure [...]";

and that's ALL you get.  Well, that's rather MISSING something important.  NCNM tells us: "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."  Ah, ye old vitalism that dare not be mentioned by NYANP which is the HEART of naturopathy. 

"the doctor is a teacher, docere.  As naturopathic doctors, we don’t just write remedies on a prescription pad.  We want to empower our patients so they can heal themselves with the right tools and education – as well as understand the full disease process that’s happening in their body.  Education is a must for us as naturopathic doctors [...]";

what?  No supernaturalism?  NCNM states: "the physician as teacher, docere [...] the physician must also make a commitment to her/his personal and spiritual development."  A mandatory KIND of supernaturalism essential to naturopathy, hidden by NYANP.  The physician as teacher is hugely about sectarian belief, not education or educating.  And, of course, NYANP calls all this "science."  But, apples aren't oranges but NYANP doesn't seem to care, as naturopathy is quite the reversal of values.
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