Friday, February 23, 2018

Is It Illegal For AANP - Naturopathic Medicine Institute & Partners Commerce to Falsely Pose Homeopathy as Science-Based?

here, in the sense of false commerce and false assurance, I wonder about the NMI-AANP-USDE claim of 'science subset naturopathy subset homeopathy': 

001. at prnewswire.com, in "Naturopathic Medicine is Growing in U.S. Medical Centers of Excellence" (2018-02-21) [2018 archived], the NMI -- "a close partner to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians" -- tells us:

"naturopathic doctors complete a rigorous, science-based, four-year, post-graduate education in an accredited naturopathic medical college recognized by the United States Department of Education";

so, there's a gross or categorical science claim.  And assurance, via "accredited" and USDE, regarding this commerce.  Now, nowhere in the press release is the root "homeop". 

002. but, let's go to one of those so touted schools.  At National University of Health Sciences -- obviously a school categorically labeling its contents science -- there's an ND program with this page, "Clinical Rotation in Homeopathic Medicine" [2018 archived], which states:

"NUHS offers a specialty rotation in homeopathy during its naturopathic medicine (ND) clinical internship experience [...] homeopathic medicine [...] works by stimulating a natural healing response in the body [...] 'homeopathy is a logical choice for our first specialty rotation' [...] says Dr. Fraser Smith, assistant dean of naturopathic medicine at NUHS [...] for all ND students, the current NUHS curriculum in homeopathy includes four intensive courses. The specialty rotation builds on the knowledge previously learned in the classroom";


so, there's the claim of 'science subset homeopathy' and commerce in so many ways: academically, clinically, and such. And to put "logical" within such a context is truly a reversal of values.  Yet, NUHS students in naturopathy take FOUR homeopathy classes in their curriculum, it states above.  While, that claim of homeopathy as "science" and "works" is complete bullshit.  So, I call foul.  As I have been doing for so long.

003. I welcome any comments about the legality of such commerce, as I pose the question and wonder aloud.
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