Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Vitalism of Naturopathy (continued):

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B.01.a.49. - AANP ND Schools (continued):
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National University of Health Sciences states:
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[in "National University of Health Sciences: A Career Guide to Becoming a Naturopathic Doctor" (2017)]
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"naturopathic medicine [...] the wisdom of nature [...] it is dedicated to nature’s healing powers and is distinguished by the principles that underlie and determine its practice. What are the fundamental principles of naturopathic medicine?  The six fundamental principles of naturopathic medicine are adhered to by naturopathic doctors [...#]2 the healing power of nature: trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself [...] to support the body’s own ability to ward off and combat disease [...] is the school dedicated to the naturopathic philosophy? Look for a school that not only teaches naturopathic principles and therapies, but is also dedicated to a curriculum grounded in the traditional naturopathic philosophy"; 
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[in "Bulletin [...]" (of many years)]
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"the practice of naturopathic medicine [...] is based on the following six principles: the healing power of nature [...] NT5110N Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine I [...] 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 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 [...] spirituality and its importance to life and healing, and the need for the physicians to be whole themselves, form the concluding portion of the course [...] doctor of naturopathic medicine: assistant dean – Fraser Smith, ND [...] naturopathic physicians seek to restore and maintain optimum health in their patients by emphasizing nature’s inherent self-healing process, (what Hippocrates referred to as the vis medicatrix naturae) [...] a naturopathic treatment plan involves [...] distinguish between treatments that address the determinants of health and those that stimulate the vis medicatrix naturae directly [...] employ measures that effectively stimulate the vis medicatrix naturae [...] naturopathic principles refer to the profession-wide accepted major principles of naturopathic medicine. This includes, by extension, generally accepted naturopathic philosophy as well, which is related to the principles. To truly practice naturopathic medicine, a naturopathic physician must be competent in understanding the application of these principles to practice [...] recognize the effectiveness of other natural health care professions in accomplishing healing through natural methods and support of the vis medicatrix naturae [...] conceive of the vis medicatrix naturae both in philosophical and physiological terms [...] work with the vis medicatrix naturae as seen in the planning and execution of treatment";
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[2013-2014 Bulletin]
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[2012-2013 Bulletin]
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[2010-2011 Bulletin]
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[2009-2010 Bulletin]
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[2008-2009 Bulletin] 
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[2007-2008 Bulletin]
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[2006-2007 Bulletin] 
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[in "Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine: Course Descriptions" (2015)]
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"NT5110N Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine I - Credits 2.0: 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 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. Ecology and environmental health as a basis for individual health and the broader implications of the Gaia theory are explored. Spirituality and its importance to life and healing and the need for the physicians to be whole themselves form the concluding portion of the course. Prerequisite: None";
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2015)]
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"the body's self-healing process [...] our therapeutic order [...] the healing power of nature: trust in the body's inherent wisdom to heal itself [...] level 2 is stimulate the vis: the vis medicatrix naturae is the healing power of nature [...] the healing power of nature, or the body's ability to knit that tissue back together. A naturopathic doctor might use homeopathy or acupuncture to support the vis. In truth, every therapy we offer, including nutrition and a good night's sleep attend to the vis because each therapy supports the body's ability to heal itself";
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[in "What is Hydrotherapy? Part One" (2014)]
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"in naturopathic medicine, we recognize the body's ability and tendency toward self-healing. We call this the vis medicatrix naturae. The vis is the built-in guide we all have that allows our bodies to move 'toward the healthiest expression of function' [...] the vis can work free of encumbrances [...] hydrotherapy, specifically constitutional hydrotherapy, works by stimulating this self-healing mechanism, the vis";
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[in "Change" (2014)]
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"[an AANP conference presentation by ND Draus] the therapeutic order [...#2] stimulate the vis [...] we work to enhance the life force whenever possible, the force that heals";
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2014)]
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"naturopathic medicine [...] is dedicated to nature's healing powers and is distinguished by principles that underlie and determine its practice. These six principles are [...#4] the healing power of nature";
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[in "Naturopathic Services" (2014)]
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"the following methods are safe, gentle and based in the healing power of nature";
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[in "Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Program" (2014)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a system of primary health care focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness. It is dedicated to nature's healing powers and is distinguished by principles that underlie and determine its practice. These six principles are [... #4] the healing power of nature";
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[in "University Urges Springfield: Bring Naturopathic Medicine to Illinois" (2014)]
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"in September 2013, the United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution recognizing October 7-11 as 'Naturopathic Medicine Week.' The resolution is a historic milestone for a growing branch of medicine offering safe, effective health care based on the power of nature for over 100 years [...] 'naturopathic physicians bring to the table the ability to combine techniques that use the healing power of nature ' [...] says Dr. Fraser Smith";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine Student - Simona Ciobanu" (2013)]
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"'I looked at other schools, but National was the best in terms of what I believe. Naturopathy is really taught here as the healing power of nature. We're taught to treat holistically: body, mind and spirit'";
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[in "What is AOM?" (2012)]
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"in AOM, we believe everyone has 12 primary meridians that correlate with 12 organs. According to AOM teachings, by treating the meridians through acupuncture, dysfunctions with a patient's physical organs can also be treated. There are additional meridian systems, but I will stay focused on the 12 primary meridians, today. Each meridian is a pathway for 'qi' to flow. Qi can be thought of as the energy or life force in one's body. When the qi is flowing properly, there is balance between yin and yang, and the person is functioning in a state of well-being and harmony. Simply put, yin and yang can be thought of as the balance of opposites, and the connection of where they flow and turn into each other. In AOM philosophy, the human body is balanced by yin and yang. When yin and yang become imbalanced, AOM works with the meridians and qi flow to balance yin and yang [...] in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the points are referred to by Chinese names that have significance with the purpose or action of the point. The acupuncture points serve as transmitters for moving, tonifying or sedating the body's qi. By using a combination of points based on an AOM diagnosis, the points are punctured and able to help qi return to natural state of well-being. This in turn helps restore the balance between yin and yang";
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[in "The Gathering" (2011)]
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"through all the botanicals, homeopathy, diet changes, etc. that we recommend to our patients, we lose sight of the root and core of our medicine which is the vis -- the healing power of nature";
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[in "Dr. Louise Edwards Receives Prestigious 'Vis' Award" (2011)]
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"the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) honored Dr. Louise Edwards with its prestigious Vis Award for her commitment to the healing power of nature [...] the Vis Award was developed in remembrance of Bill Mitchell, N.D., one of the founders of another naturopathic school, Bastyr University. The highly selective award is granted to individuals who represent the 'Vis'- the profession's term for the healing power of nature  [...] 'as president of National University of Health Sciences, which has a long history of naturopathic education, dating back to the 1930's, I share Dr. Edward's enthusiasm for the future of the profession and I am especially proud of her recent recognition through the awarding of the 'Vis' award,' commended Dr. James F. Winterstein";
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[in "Acupuncture" (2011)]
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"the vital energy on which acupuncture principles are based is called qi [...] qi circulates in the body along channels called meridians. Acupuncture therapy, a procedure that places thin, sterile needles into specific points along the meridians, helps regulate the body's natural energy flow. This therapy alleviates energy blockages and allows the body to regain a state of balance. When qi is strong and flowing as it should, physical, mental and spiritual health and well-being flourish. Achieving this balance and harmony within the body is the main goal of the acupuncturist or oriental medical physician";
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[in "Reflexology" (2011)]
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"in reflexology, it is believed that there is a 'vital energy' that is circulating between organs of the human body, which penetrates into every living cell. Whenever this energy is blocked, the zone of blockage will be affected. The reflex zones can reflect the blockage of energy in different organs. Therefore, if someone has a problem in a particular organ, when a therapist presses on the corresponding reflex zone or zones, the person will experience pain";
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[in "Role of the Natural Medicine Physician within the New Health Care Paradigm" (2011)]
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"[via ND Pizzorno] presentation transcript [...] in legend, Hygeia is the daughter of the god of medicine, and is closely correlated with the origin of the vis medicatrix naturae [...] is a belief in wellness a recognition of the vis? The VIS embraces VITALISM [his caps]. Natural medicine is fundamentally a vitalistic practice (vis medicatrix naturae) [...requiring] understanding the vis [...] I have been involved in naturopathic medicine for 35 years and I still can’t define it. Nonetheless we can see the Vis in others—it is something we all sense [...] the level of a patient’s vitality; when it increases you know youare on the path to cure, but if it decreases then you are only palliating symptoms and suppressing the individual’s expression of the Vis [...] VMN = the healing power of nature. VMN = the self-organizing property. The VMN functions in any given living system as the tendency to organize that system so as to maintain existence.The Vis is universal [...] an internal intelligence for self-maintenance [...] the Vis exists universally and is a cosmological reality [...] the vis is not weakened or strengthened by the weakness or strength of the individual. The VMN exists internally and universally [...] naturopathic medicine distinguishes itself philosophically from mainstream medicine by its core principle: vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature. Its insistence on referring to the vital force [...] my current thinking: Vis is the manifestation of the universal consciousness in biological form. Our environment, beliefs, interactions with others, actions, lifestyle,diet, etc. modulate the manifestation of Vis as ourvitality, but Vis itself is immutable. As we harmonize with the Vis, our consciousness expands [...] natural medicine physician of the future fully understands and embraces the vis [...] FULLY embracing the VIS [his caps]";
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[in "Naturopathic Chronicles: 'Science and Belief'" (2010)]
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"this weekend I was reviewing my notes for a class today on the concept of 'vitalism' [...] a topic that I have taught before [...] vitalism is a concept sometimes [!] ascribed to complementary and alternative medicine, or natural medicine, or holistic medicine [...] naturopathic medicine incorporates many of these practices within a practice framework guided by principles [central to those principles is vitalism]";
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhQVg3QBgs4)
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine Course Descriptions" (2010)]
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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 [...] spirituality and its importance to life and healing [e.g., their 'life spirit'] and the need for the physician to themselves be whole, form the concluding portion of the course";
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[defunct](for a youtube.com slideshow of this, click here {00.03.37-00.04.18},
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhQVg3QBgs4)
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