001. thedailyrecord.com reports in "MUIH to Begin Naturopathic Medicine School in 2018" (2017-08-10):
"Maryland University of Integrative Health, which provides education in the practice of natural medicine, announced Thursday that it will establish a naturopathic medical program in fall 2018. 'In establishing our School of Naturopathic Medicine, MUIH is taking a bold step to address some of the most challenging issues in health care,' said Steven Combs, president and [...]";
and the rest is behind a paywall.
002.a. "Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine" [2017 archived]:
"MUIH is regionally accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This is the most rigorous and comprehensive accreditation an institution of higher education can achieve. MUIH has also received endorsement to offer the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine by the Maryland Higher Education Commission";
002.b. "Areas of Study: Naturopathic Medicine" [2017 archived]:
"naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. The practice of naturopathic medicine [...is] guided by 6 principles of healing: [#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic medicine recognizes the inherent healing wisdom of nature and the body. Naturopathic doctors strive to identify and remove the conditions that obstruct healing and recovery, and to facilitate the natural healing process [...] the therapeutic order consists of three essential guidelines: honor, respect, and work in harmony with the individual’s inherent healing process";
it is always ironic how "distinct" also involves coded vitalism. A model that's rotten at the core.