Friday, November 24, 2006

The Vital-Force-Spirit 'Animatistic New Age Pantheism' of Naturopathic Medicine.

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the American Naturopathic Medical Institute states:
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[in "Homepage"]
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“naturopathic medicine is a distinctively natural approach to health and healing that recognizes the integrity of the whole person. Naturopathic Medicine is heir to the vitalistic tradition of medicine in the Western world, emphasizing the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing ability of the person. Methods of treatments are chosen to work with the patient's life force, respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process”;
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the California College of Natural Medicine states:
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[in "What is Naturopathy?"]
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“what is naturopathy? [...quoting Lust] 'naturopathy is the mother, all-inclusive, of natural therapy. It is the basic platform for all methods of healing; without it any healing art will be a failure' [...] ’vis medicatrix naturae’ the healing power of nature. Naturopathic practitioners trust that the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent, nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician’s role is to facilitate and augment this process [...] first do no harm. Illness is a purposeful process [teleology] of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complimentary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician’s actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vis medicatrix naturae. Therefore, methods are designed to suppress symptoms without removing underlying causes are considered harmful and are avoided or minimized [...] the doctor is to teach the patient the elements necessary to restore proper structure and functioning of the body, so as to release and stimulate the vital force to normalize”;
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"master herbalists employ clinical strategies and methods, which support life force";
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the California Hahnemann University states:
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[in “HMU – Naturopathic Education”]
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“what are the guiding principals of naturopathic medicine? The healing power of nature - vis medicatrix naturae. The body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this process [...] first do no harm - primum no nocere. Illness is a purposeful process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complimentary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician's actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vis medicatrix naturae”;
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CanAm College states:
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[in “Naturopathy”]
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“the principles of naturopathy state that the body has the ability to heal itself by its vital force; disease is the resistance by this force to abnormal conditions in the body, disturbing the normal functioning of its organs and tissues and, naturopathy is a holistic treatment which approaches the client as a whole and not merely the symptoms of the complaint”;
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the Clayton College of Natural Health states:
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[in "Homeopathy"]
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"homeopathy is truly 'energy medicine.' Remedies are extremely diluted in preparation and work with a person’s vital force to heal [...] the remedies reinforce the person’s natural healing capacity and strengthen the natural defenses of the body";
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[“Clayton College Presents -- Natural Health Conference 2006”]
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"'Weaving a Tapestry of Natural Health. Breakout Sessions' [...] 'Vitalistic Principle in Herbalism, Homeopathy, and Naturopathy.' Matthew Wood, AHG. The vitalistic principle, a foundation of many natural healing therapies, recognizes that the physical body is animated by a vital life force. Stimulating this life force supports the body and aids the healing process. Matthew explores the important healing doctrines from the 16th to the early 20th century from a vitalistic and holistic view. This session reviews the law of similars, doctrine of signatures, foundations of homeopathy, and the rise and fall of Eclecticism";
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[in "Glossary of Natural Health Terms"]
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“acupressure is a variation of acupuncture, an ancient Chinese system of healing that was developed from theories that the body has an energy force (known in traditional Chinese medicine as qi) running through it along specific pathways called meridians. In order to maintain health, the flow of qi must remain balanced and uninterrupted, and acupressure is one method for correcting imbalances and removing blockages. In acupressure, finger pressure is used at specific points where meridians come to the skin’s surface […] acupuncture is an ancient Chinese system of healing that was developed from theories that the body has an energy force (known in traditional Chinese medicine as qi) running through it along specific pathways called meridians. In order to maintain health, the flow of qi must remain balanced and uninterrupted, and acupuncture is one method for correcting imbalances and removing blockages. In acupuncture, very fine needles are inserted into the skin at specific points where meridians come to the skin’s surface […] based on the work of Dr. Hahnemann, classical homeopathy adheres to the nine principles set out in Hahnemann’s Organon of Medicine. It addresses the complete person in mind, body and spirit. Classical homeopathy recognizes that disease is a change of state that is based upon an individual’s genetics, the strength of their vital life force, their life circumstance, and their environment. In classical homeopathy, one remedy is given at a time in the smallest possible dose to affect a response in the chief complaint. Combinations of remedies are not generally used […] reiki is a type of energy work that draws on several techniques of touch and visualization in order to improve the flow of life energy. In fact, the Japanese term ‘reiki’ translates to ‘universal life energy.’ Practitioners are sensitive to – and trained to correct – difficulties of energy flow on all levels: physical, emotional, and spiritual”;
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the College of Metaphysical Studies states:
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[in "Course Descriptions"]
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"[courses] HA-114/4.0 CH [...] spiritual healing. Spiritual healing contributes to a sense of well-being through a mysterious force called life-force energy [...] the life-force energy referred to by medical and spiritual traditions throughout history represents the answer [...] the energy referred to as prana in India and Tibet, mana by the Polynesians, yesad in the Jewish Kabalistic tradition, qi in oriental medicine, the Christian Holy Spirit or the cosmic unity of the Shaman [...] natural healing body, mind and spirit (HA-117/3.5 CH) [...] the cause of healing is always due to a personal strengthening and normalizing caused by changing the internal environment, physically, energetically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually - an increase in life forces [...] homeopathic remedies [...] the patient's energy level or life force [...] natural healing vibrational therapy (HA-127/7.0 CH) [...] subtle vital force. This mystic force which has been called prana, chi, bioplasma and body-electricity":
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Gateways College of Naturopathy & Natural Therapeutics states:
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[in "P.R.A.N.A. - Polarity Reflex Analysis & Nutritional Assessment"]
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"PRANA Certification Course [...] prana is referred to in Indian Sanskrit as vital energy in and of itself, a basic unit from which all life is made. Prana is the life energy that performs respiration, oxygenation and circulation. There are two types of prana, vital prana and nutrient prana. This vival[sp.] force of life, flows from the universal energy which is the essence of all matter. Thus air - water - plants - and other foods - metals - stones and gems - essential oils - and sound are the outer manifestations of certain forms of energy and these materials contain pranic energy reservoirs that may be drawn upon for healing purposes";
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the Hahnemann Mission University states:
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[in "Naturopathic Education"]
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"what are the guiding principals of naturopathic medicine? The healing power of nature - vis medicatrix naturae. The body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this process";
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Healer’s University School of Naturopathy states:
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[in “School of Naturopathy”]
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“an essence is the vital life force of a plant, flower, or herb that has been extracted and preserved into an elixir”;
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the InterAmerican University states:
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[in "Catalog"]
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"naturopathic medicine. Graduate program [...] the vis medicatrix naturae, is also referred to as chi in Chinese Medicine, prana in Ayurveda, and vital force in homeopathy. When alive, the vis medicatrix naturae enables humans and other living beings to resist entropy and decay, unlike inanimate objects that are subject to these effects. Creating treatment plans that harness the healing power of nature [...] is the art, the heart and the essence of naturopathic medicine";
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(for a youtube.com slideshow of this, click here {00.00.00-00.01.02},
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the JSP Naturopathic and Health Science College states:
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[in "Information Download"]
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"when strengthening and detoxification occur, a patient's vitality becomes stronger, the root cause of the illness is addressed, and a permanent recovery becomes possible [...] ayurvedic medicine is an ancient system of holistic medicine and healing from India [...] one of the key components of this system of healing is an appreciation of the role that one's vital energy, called 'prana,' plays in the healing process. Bastyr University now offers a specialization in this ancient system of medicine";
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[soon to be an AANP school? listed on the Florida AANP site]
the Lane College of Integrative Medicine states:
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[in "Catalog"]
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"the healing power of nature [...] the healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this process [...] first, do no harm [...] the physician's actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vis medicatrix naturae [...] 5005 Naturopathic Philosophy. 5.3 credits. Naturopathic Medicine is a distinctively natural approach to health and healing that recognizes the integrity of the whole person. Naturopathic Medicine is heir to the vitalistic tradition of medicine in the Western world, emphasizing the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing capacity of the person. Methods of treatments are chosen to work with the patient's vital force, respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process";
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(click here, [2004 catalog]
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page click here,
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[now an AANP school!!!]
the National University of Health Sciences states:
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[in "Catalog"]
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"NT4201 Naturopathic Foundations I - 2 Credits. This course forms the basis of the clinical theory stream of courses in the ND program, which serves as a framework for practice. The course begins with an overview of the program, and the vision and ultimate goals of the ND program. The naturopathic principles are discussed at length. Major concepts such as health, holism, and vitalism are analyzed by the class […and] spirituality and its importance to life and healing";
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the Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education states:
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[in "Natural Health Program Classes"]
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"natural health program classes [...] homeopathy I [...] this class will include an explanation of homeopathy; how homeopathy works on the vital force within the body";
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the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics states:
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[in "Core Synchronism"{Stephens, R. (ND ?), "Director of the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics"]
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"core synchronism is a gentle energetic approach to health and harmony. It is a system of bodywork designed to assist nature in establishing a balance in all parts of the being through the vital force and cerebrospinal fluid";
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the University of Natural Medicine states:
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[in "University of Natural Medicine - School of Naturopathy"]
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"naturopathic medicine incorporates all healing methods which are compatible with its philosophy, that the human body possesses enormous power to heal itself through mechanisms of homeostasis - restoring balance in the structure and function (body, mind, spirit) and adapting to environmental changes. This vital force, the 'vis medicatrix naturae,' is the foundation of naturopathic philosophy and practice";
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