Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Oz ND Bunkum: Naturopathy's "Way" is Based on the "Scientifically Determinable"

here, a classic naturopathy pseudodiagnostic, applied kinesiology, something I was taught in my ND school miseducation:

001. at, in the opinion piece "A Naturopath's Interpretation of Applied Kinesiology" (2017-03-29), I assume naturopath Lewis writes:

"applied kinesiology is a system that was developed by a chiropractor, George Goodheart, in America.  The system has been considered an assessment tool in apparently looking at physical challenges, chemical challenges or mental challenges [...]";

hey, I had to buy Goodheart's book in ND school.  Wikipedia has a GG entry.  And Wikipedia's AK entry tells us "according to their guidelines on allergy diagnostic testing, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology stated there is 'no evidence of diagnostic validity' of applied kinesiology."  True that.

"according to applied kinesiology there exists a complex array of energy circuits and nervous system pathways and circulatory pathways and Chinese acupuncture meridian system pathways that requires consideration [...]";

which are as existent as fairies under a garden.  This is the misuse of "energy" as an alternate for a vitalistic force or spirit, aka qi or chi, aka chiropractic's innate intelligence or naturopathy's vital force.

"it becomes obvious to me that the naturopathic way is clearly based on scientifically determinable nerve endings [...]";

so, a science claim, of a kind, as usual, from naturopathy.  And I got AK in ND school, which claimed upon such "health science", yet AK is a fake diagnostic.
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