[Mission emphasis: I do this continuous exercise to expose the inherent fraud that naturopathy is logically, academically, commercially, legislatively / politically and clinically. Hugely misleading category labels such as "science based" and "evidence based" "nonsectarian" are being placed upon what truly is science-exterior and even more so disproven sectarian / quack nonsense! Then, the largest of betrayals toward the public occurs with highly orchestrated '.gov' endorsements of naturopaths as "licensed" and "professional." Beware, the naturopathic licensed falsehood racket marches on!]
the vitalism [science-ejected subset naturopathy] claims of:
NDs Bodeen, Chan, Hill, Woodward;
to Appendix I.05.b.;
NDs Calvanese and Strickland;
NDs Camp, Firisin, Hassberger,
Morstein, Sensenig, Southard, Whittemore;
NDs Cherewaty, Durnan, Grimwood,
Mahannah, Prescott, Weisenburger, Zigar;
NDs Chrystal and Young;
NDs Mitchell, K. & Smith;
ND Mitchell, L.M.;
the Rhode Island Association of Naturopathic Physicians;
the 'science subset naturopathy' category claims of:
to Appendix I.05.c.;
to Appendix I.05.f.;
NDs Wood C. & D.;
to Appendix I.05.p.;
the State of California;
to Appendix G.05.f.;
"The Naturocrit Podcast and Blog:
So, we're told naturopathy, division of health sciences,
and then homeopathy. The address for this web page
includes 'health and science.' It is very simple to show
that naturopathy misrepresents itself as science while it
contains the hugely science-exterior homeopathic. Hello...
Is anyone THINKING??? Hello... -r.c."
002. video link and commentary:
002.a. there's a brief introduction to ND Wolf (SCNM), of the Lake Health group where he also has a bio., in "Find Natural Relief From Allergies and Congestion" (2017) at vimeo.com:
[tags: #NDWolf #LakeHealth].
"Jacob Wolf, ND [...] Lake Health";
where he talks about inhaling herbal steam for congestion and allergies. Shake and bake: no history, no physical exam, no differential. Because anything goes in Naturopathyland. And so I got curious about his practice.
002.b. his practice, Ohio Natural Health, has up:
002.b1. "Homeopathy" [2017 archived] which states:
"what is homeopathy? Homeopathy is a system of medicine that works on restoring the body to balance [...] this medicine in large doses will cause the same symptoms in the patient, but in homeopathic (small) doses turns off the symptoms and restores balance [...] is there any research supporting homeopathy? There is an growing body of research supporting the use of homeopathy [...] the number of high quality studies is growing, there still is positive evidence that homeopathy can effectively treat a wide variety of condition [...] ";";
actually, homeopathy has never been shown to work. And science has rubbished it. Period. It is no different from these effects: placebo and regression to the mean.
"it is also one of the only alternative medicine therapies that is regulated by the FDA [...]";
actually, homeopathy isn't regulated in the sense of tested for safety and efficacy. Instead homeopathy is EXCEPT from regulation by the FDA in those two senses. Look at the teething tablet fiasco to see how well this is working.
"naturopathic doctors take many courses in homeopathy and commonly incorporate it into their practice [...] I worked on multiple clinical shifts focused specifically on homeopathy and used it as the only treatment method [...] naturopathic medicine is a multidisciplinary medical field that includes training in homeopathy [...]";
this speaks volumes concerning the poor quality of naturopathy education and practice. What does it mean to PRETEND you are treating someone when actually using unicorn tears?
"Oriental medicine providers in the state of Ohio are able to prescribe homeopathic remedies [...]"
well, that makes as much sense as astrologers being allowed to be water witchers.
002.b2. and also there's "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" [2017 archived], which states:
"naturopathic medicine is a distinct health care profession [...]";
so, that claim of distinct. But then we're told...
"the practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods [...]";
that's not distinct at all, that's a blend.
"the following principles are the foundation of naturopathic medical practice: [#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in people that is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process [...] acknowledge, respect, and work with individuals’ self-healing process [...to] encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process [...]";
ah, so even though we were told distinct, we only get naturopathy's essential vitalism coded. Because we don't deserve to know, so we can then understand.
002.b3. and of course there's the claim of categorical science in "2 Questions You Must Ask Before Selecting Your Naturopathic Doctor* By Dr. Bradley Bongiovanni, ND" [2017 archived]:
"there are only 7 accredited naturopathic medical programs in North America, 5 in the U.S. and 2 in Canada. These superior medical schools are accredited and meet both federal and academic standards. All of these schools have been accredited by one of the regional accrediting agencies approved by the U.S. Department of Education [...including] National University of Health Sciences - Chicago, Illinois [...] naturopathic medical education comparative curricula [...] sciences [...] Yale University [MD program...] 1420 [...] Bastyr University - Naturopathic Medicine [...] 1639 [...] NPLEX [...] covers basic science [...] and clinical science";
so, science subset such things as homeopathy. And on top of that, a super science claim! Beware.