Thursday, September 14, 2017

Changelog 2017-09-14 and ND Video

here, I summarize recent additions to my public naturopathy database.  I also link to an ND's video each changelog, quote from, and tag the video in some detail:

[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!]

001. added:

the vitalism [science-ejected subset naturopathy] claims of:

ND Wootton;
ND Van Gaver;
ND Yanover;
ND Young;
ND Zeller;

the 'science subset naturopathy' category claims of:

the AANMC;
to Appendix I.01.a1.

ND Young;
to Appendix I.05.p.;

the 'scientific rejection of vitalism':

Lawson & Weser;
to Appendix C.06.c.;

'naturopathy blends':

ND Adatya;

NDs Currey, Edwards, Zeiman;ND Foresman-Landers;

ND Jasmin;
ND Lepisto;

Bastyr University;
the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians;
the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine;

ND Petley;

by Rebecca Plevin:
"The Naturocrit Podcast and Blog:
 'Not science backed, implausible, profitable,
risk without benefit...'
Sounds like naturopathy to me: a licensed falsehood.

[submitted but not admin. approved,
therefore not published],
by Eve Marx:
"The Naturocrit Podcast and Blog:
Apparently,'s OBNM has an
interesting pdf about this naturopath:
N13-02-02. -r.c.",
Acupuncture as a Natural Alternative to Medication
(2017-09-10) by Marissa Nobile:
"The Naturocrit Podcast and Blog: Alongside
lay anecdotes and practitioners' advocacy, it should be
noted that high-quality studies of acupuncture indicate quite
clearly that it DOESN'T matter where you stick the needles
or even if you stick the needles. In other words:
regression to the mean, and placebo. The essential premise
of acupuncture is pre-scientific -- e.g. that  body's mapped lines /
'acupuncture channels' and 'points' in the video are IMAGINARY,
they are not 'small nerves' WITHIN acupuncture, they are
 structures not empirically verifiable -- and in sum,
acupuncture is also implausible. And by the way, when we're told
'we look to treat the root cause' as compared to mainstream
diagnoses and treatments obviously, and if that is NOT true
 -- aka fixing imaginary chi or qi, which SHOULD be
mentioned in this article in terms of information for consent /
and lack of effect in terms of rigorous studies  -- aren't we
getting a heaping of 'false necessity'??? -r.c."

Also there:

"Well, I think it's a little more complicated than placebo because...
people tend to seek out care when they're at their worst,
often desperately for an untreatable condition, and the natural
course of so many complaints is that they wax and wane, so...
a person visits an acupuncturist at their worst, and then confuses the
normal cycle of the disorder's waxing and waning with...
effectiveness of the proximal treatment session. That's regression
to the mean, statistically speaking. It is a very good friend
for alternative medicine. But, I get your gist, I believe. -r.c."

002. video link and commentary:

002.a. there's ND Young (NCNM 1992) in the 5 minute YouTube video "Principals of Naturopathic Medicine - Dr. Dan" (2017-08-17) [saved 2017-09-09; 'principals' is spelled wrong, it should be 'principles'], who states:

[tags: #NDYoung ]
"naturopathic medicine is based on several principles [...what] makes naturopathic medicine a little bit different from mainstream medicine is that we really honor and respect and observe the healing power of nature.  In Latin it's called vis medicatrix naturae [...] we believe that your body is smart [...] so, the healing power of nature is really important [...] mental, and emotional, and physical, and spiritual [...] genotypic expressions [...] the human genome";

so, coded vitalism and supernaturalism, and then what actually, truly defies them: chemical physicalism.  The ND is not smart enough perhaps to see the contradiction.

002.b. and there's his practice at which has the pages:

002.b1. "Acupuncture" [2017 archived] wherein we're told:

"a key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is very effective in the treatment of pain. Acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as qi or chi [...] flows through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians helps your energy flow re-balance";

so, that's science-ejected vitalism.

002.b2. "Naturopathic Health Services" [2017 archived] wherein we're told:

"at The Center for Natural Medicine in Eagle River Alaska we use naturopathic medicine to provide comprehensive approach to healing, based on the belief that the human body has the ability to heal itself. As a naturopathic doctor Dr. Daniel Young serves the community by identifying the underlying causes that are preventing healing from occurring and offering a natural, scientific course of treatment personalized to each patient. Licensed naturopathic doctors (NDs) are trained in all aspects of medicine, with the skills to treat and help with a comprehensive list of health conditions affecting people of all ages";

so, after all that science-ejected vitalism, and supernaturalism, and here also coded vitalism again, we're given a categorical claim of SCIENCE.  Typical.  And that 'can do anything' hubris.

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