Tuesday, April 30, 2013

AANP ND Practitioners North America (N-P)

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Nardini, P. (ND CCNM 2001) states:
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[in "Chinese Medicine Treatments"]
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"traditional Chinese medicine [...] uses a wide range of methods that focus on physical, emotional, and spiritual health. It is based on the idea that the human body has an energy in it, known as qi [...] and when this energy is out of balance or somehow blocked, it causes illness [...] traditional methods of Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, herbal medicine and other modalities, are used to encourage the flow of qi once again and help achieve a state of optimal health";
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[in "Acupuncture Treatments"]
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"acupuncture is a system of healing which comes from the ancient art of traditional  Chinese medicine treatments.  It involves placing fine needles along specific points along your body’s meridian channels. The idea is to stimulate the flow of energy, called qi [...] throughout your body.  This helps your body heal a wide range of ailments";
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?"]
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"there are a few tenets which every naturopathic doctor practices which you will experience at any naturopathic clinic [...#1] the healing power of nature: the methods naturopathic doctors use are based on boosting the strength of your body’s own system of healing. When your body is in the right position to take care of itself, you can easily achieve optimal health!";
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Natanson, P. (ND Bastyr 2001) states:
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[in "F.A.Q.s”]
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"what is the difference between homeopathy and naturopathy? Homeopathy is a system of medicine based on the idea of 'like treats like,' where various substances are taken in extremely dilute form to correct imbalance within the body and to stimulate the vital force. Naturopathic medicine is more of an umbrella term covering a wide array of different therapies, homeopathy included";
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Naumes, K. (ND Bastyr 2008) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Women’s Wellness" (2015)]
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"naturopathy is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) teach their clients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and cutting edge natural therapies to enhance their bodies’ ability to heal";
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[in "Tools" (2015)]
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"naturopathy is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) teach their clients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and cutting edge natural therapies to enhance their bodies’ ability to ward off and combat disease";
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Nearpass, K. (ND NCNM 2003), Pollack, J.B. (ND Bastyr 1999) state:
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[in "Services" (2011)]
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"our main treatment methods include […] constitutional homeopathy (very dilute substances that stimulate the body's vital force)";
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[in “Mountain-River Services” (2007)]
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“our main treatment methods include […] homeopathy (very dilute - to the point of energy-medicine, substances that stimulate the body's vital force to heal on all levels)”;
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Nelson, K. (ND Bastyr 1994) states:
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[in "Is Microwaving Water Healthy?" (2015)]
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"traditional 'alternative' medicine cultures talk about a universal life force animating all life. In traditional Chinese medicine, for example, this force is known as 'chi', in ayurvedic medicine as 'prana'";
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Nenninger, R. (ND NCNM 1996) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"the principles of naturopathic medicine [...#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic medicine recognizes in the body an inherent ability, which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic doctors identify and remove obstacles to recovery and facilitate and augment this healing ability";
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Neuzil, A. (ND SCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Treatments" (2013)]
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"this is the principal of 'like-cures-like' and is similar to the modern day vaccination. Homeopathy stimulates the body’s vital force and offers great success in patients of all ages and in both chronic and acute conditions. Homeopathy has been verified experimentally and clinically";
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[in "Treatments" (2013)]
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"homeopathy views all disease as an imbalance within the body's vital force, and works to boost the vital force with the principal of 'like cures like'";
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Newell, J. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture and Massage"]
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"facial rejuvenation acupuncture treatment is based on the principles of Oriental Medicine and involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into particular areas of the face, ears, neck, hands, body, and legs along meridians of energy called qi. Specific points are chosen to manipulate the movement of energy in the body according to the individual’s needs";
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[in "Traditional Chinese Medicine"]
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"traditional Chinese medicine is based on the idea that your health, like the universe at large, is subject to constant battling between opposing forces which manifest themselves in your body as too much or too little activity in particular organs. Any imbalance can cause a blockage in the flow of your qi [...] or vital energy traveling through your body along invisible pathways known as meridians. TCM practitioners typically use treatments such as acupuncture meditation, herbal and nutritional therapy, restorative physical exercises, deep tissue massage and herbs to help unblock your qi and bring your body back into harmony and wellness";
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Newirth, D. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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“homeopathy is a 200-year-old system of medicine, practiced throughout the world. It is based upon the principle of like cures like, called the law of similars [...] and is designed to positively affect the body's vital force";
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Newman-Kovacev, J. (ND Bastyr 2008) states:
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[in "Meet the Doctor" (2013)]
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"'the natural healing force within each one of us is the true healer of disease. - Hippocrates'";
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[in "About Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"naturopathic medicine is not identified with any particular therapy, but with a philosophy of life, health and disease, vis medicatrix naturae, 'the healing power of nature.' Fundamental to this belief is a deep confidence in the ability of the body/mind to heal itself given the opportunity. All true healing is the result of the whole organism’s inherent and natural capacity, and it could be said 'desire,' to be as healthy as it can be. Naturopathic physicians help to remove the obstacles to cure and employ natural therapies that strengthen and stimulate each person’s own healing processes [...] naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability [...] philosophy and principles: ND’s base their practices on six timeless principles founded on medical tradition: the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): the healing power of nature is the inherent self-organizing and healing process of living systems which establishes, maintains and restores health. Naturopathic medicine recognizes this healing process to be ordered and intelligent. It is the naturopathic physician’s role to support, facilitate and augment this process [...]  this self-healing process [...] the vis medicatrix naturae";
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Nguyen, A. (ND Bastyr 2007) states:
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[in "Therapies"]
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"homeopathy is based on the ancient medical philosophy, 'like cures like' and affect the body’s 'vital force' and strengthen its innate ability to heal [...] hydrotherapy [is] an older method of stimulating the body’s vital force";
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Nguyen, K. (ND SCNM) states:
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[in “The Six Principles of Naturopathic Medicine”]
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“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 [...] illness is a purposeful [teleological] 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 [...] 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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'natural and Oriental medicine recognizes the integrity of the whole person.  It emphasizes 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 (qi), respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process'';
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Nguyen, P. (ND Bastyr) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"methods of treatments are chosen to work with the patient's vital force, respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process [...] it is these principles that distinguish the profession from other medical approaches: 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 [...] what is the therapeutic order? [...] tonify weakened systems [...including] harmonize life forces;
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Nguyen, R. (ND Bastyr 2004) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"homeopathy is an energy medicine, which uses plant, mineral or animal substances in dilute amounts to stimulate the innate ability of the vital force (immune system) to heal itself";
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"the principles of naturopathic medicine are part of what distinguishes the naturopathic approach to health care [...] the following principles are the foundation of naturopathic medical practice: [#1] the healing power of nature: vis medicatrix naturae: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in the body that is ordered and intelligent.  Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to recovery as well as to facilitate and augment this healing ability [...] acknowledge and respect the individual’s healing process [...] homeopathy is an energy medicine, which uses plant, mineral or animal substances in dilute amounts to stimulate the innate ability of the vital force (immune system) to heal itself [...] craniosacral therapy is a light touch energy treatment that works to free up energy tension patterns in the fascia layer – connective tissue that surrounds all of our organs and muscles. Tension patterns can be caused by physical or emotional stress and can disrupt the flow of the natural craniosacral rhythm thereby blocking the body’s innate ability to heal itself";
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Nick [now Cushman], G.L. (NMD SCNM 1998) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medical Visit" (2008-)]
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"the principles of naturopathic medicine are the foundation for the practice of medicine at LTP Natural Medical Center [...] 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 complementary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician's actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vis mediatrix [sp., medicatrix] naturae -- the healing power of nature [...] the healing power of nature, vis mediatrix [sp., medicatrix] naturae:the body has an inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent [teleological]; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate this process";
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Nickels, M.  (ND SCNM) states:
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[in "Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine"]
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"TCM refers to qi [...] as the body's vital energy that travels through the meridians connecting each of us to universal energy [...it] provides our life-force.  When qi becomes blocked, the yin and yang energy of the body creates patterns of disharmony due to imbalance [...causing]  illness in the body.  When qi is vital and balanced we have health, harmony and piece of mind [...] practitioners refer to qi, blood, yin and yang, deficiency, excess, harmony, disharmony and obstruction to explain the clinical picture.  Treating illness is a matter of harmonizing the qi and re-establishing the normal balance [...] this imbalance leads to blockage in the flow of qi (vital energy) along pathways known as meridians";
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[in "The Supplement" (vol. 1, iss. 1)]
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"stress, frustration and unresolved anger can cause a disruption in the flow of qi or energy through the body. These energetic imbalances can throw off the immune system or cause symptoms of pain, sleep disturbances, mood changes, abnormal digestion, headaches, and menstrual irregularities, and, over time, more serious illnesses can develop. Acupuncture treatments can correct these imbalances and directly effect the way you manage stress";
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Niebryzdowski, K. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Services Offered at Radiant Natural Health Clinic"]
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"acupuncture is a procedure using hair-thin sterile needles inserted into points throughout the body to relieve pain and treat internal disease. These acupuncture points exist on meridians or pathways in which qi flows.  Qi is known as the life-force, life-energy or vitality in the body. Disharmony and imbalance in the flow of qi throughout the body is responsible for disease [...] reiki [...] is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Reiki is administer by 'laying on hands'. The word 'rei' means universal and 'ki' means the same as qi in Chinese, life energy. Thus reiki is healing life energy. Dr. Kerry is a reiki master";
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[in "The Philosophy of Natural Health"]
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"Chinese medicine [...] views the human being as a small universe in which the physical, emotional and spiritual being are interconnected by qi [...]  qi can be thought of as a network of energy that connects all parts of the body along meridians [...] the flow or stagnation of qi can determine an individual's health. Chinese medicine employs various therapies [...] acupuncture is merely one form of treatment.  Basically, it assists the flow of qi to stagnant areas of the body through the use of hair-thin needles placed in specific points along meridians";
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[in "An Increasing Number of American's are Turning to One of Oldest Healing Practices"]
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"acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. According to traditional Chinese Medicine we have an energy called qi that circulates our body. 'When there’s imbalance in the body... when there’s pain, asthma, allergies, hormonal imbalances it disrupts the flow of qi,' says naturopathic physician and acupuncturist Dr. Kerry Niebryzdowski. Acupuncture aims to restore that imbalance by stimulating points in the body. But can it cure what ails you? Experts like Dr. Kerry say yes. 'It can treat asthma, allergies, menopausal complaints, thyroid complaints, immune diseases, neurological disorders. Its applications are vast and very effective,' says Dr. Kerry [...] Dr. Kerry says she sees a growing number of patients coming to her Radiant Natural Health Clinic for acupuncture and actively treats about 50 weekly";
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Noe, J.E. (ND Bastyr 1995) states
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"nature acts in a powerful and profound manner through mental, spiritual, and physical mechanisms to restore balance and health. In a healthy person, balance is usually quickly restored, but when the healing capacity of a person is compromised, help in healing is needed. Naturopathic physicians use natural, effective, and non-toxic therapies to support the body's natural healing process, stimulate the body's vital force, and prevent further disease from occurring";
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[in "Herbal Tonic Formulas for Naturopathic Obstetrics"]
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"according to traditional Chinese medicine [...] a child's constitutional or vital force -- congenital qi -- is determined at the time of conception [...] according to TCM, when patents begin a system of tonification prior to conceiving a child, they embrace the responsibility of their own health at the time of conception and provide their child with a strong constitutional vital force";
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Nortman, D. (ND CCNM 2004) states:
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[in "Medical Suppression of Symptoms and Its Homeopathic Cure" (2009)]
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"at best the symptoms thus 'cured' recur at some point in the future following such treatments (indicating a healthy vital force)";
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[in "The 7 Essential Factors in Forecasting the Length of Homeopathic Treatment of Chronic Diseases" (2008)]
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"high vitality equals a strong, flexible and resilient life force, one that bends under stress yet rebounds quickly. Low vitality is reflected in an unresponsive, oversensitive life force that will tend to break rather than bend under stress. Getting a sense of the condition of the patient’s life force is the first and most important step in homeopathic forecasting";
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"it is in this spirit that Samuel Hahnemann (the founder of homeopathy) said: 'in the healthy condition of man, the spiritual vital force ... that animates the material body (organism), rules with unbounded sway, and retains all the parts of the organism in admirable, harmonious, vital operation ... so that our indwelling, reason-gifted mind can freely employ this living, healthy instrument for the higher purpose of our existence'";
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"according to classical homeopathy, disease symptoms are manifestations of an underlying disorder on a level deeper than mind and body, a level which may be termed spiritual or energetic. Homeopathy does not fit our current scientific understanding of the world, and is therefore ostracized by mainstream academia. But when considered from more progressive[!], unorthodox scientific perspectives [!!...] the reality of homeopathy becomes very plausible [...] I also use [...] Bowen Technique [...and] Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) utilizes tapping on acupuncture points in combination with spoken affirmations relating to negative emotions or events of any kind. By postulating that emotional disturbances represent an imbalance not of the mind but of the organism's entire energy system (what is variously termed qi, prana, and vital force";
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[in "The Distinction Between Classical Homeopathy and Naturopathic Medicine" (2007)]
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"ultimately naturopathic medicine, homeopathy, and other natural method[s] all share in the ancient philosophical roots of vitalism";
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"successful treatment with these approaches can lead beyond the removal of symptoms to the dissolution of long-term or lifelong issues that have been interfering with the full expression of your life force [...] such clinical results are only possible with therapeutic systems that acknowledge the spiritual nature of life and therefore set as their goal to address ill-health at the spiritual level [...and quotes Hahnemann] 'in the healthy condition of man, the spiritual vital force ... that animates the material body (organism) [etc....] Samuel Hahnemann, Organon of the Healing Art'";
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[in "The Influence of Vitalism on Naturopathic Medicine" (2007)]
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"the philosophical perspective on which the naturopathic clinical approach is based is that of vitalism. According to vitalist philosophy, living beings are not machines running according to strict cause-and-effect relations, but are beings whose existence is guided by a single vital force [...] each of us is imbued with a vital force which guides and unifies our being [...] the complex web of interacting factors that form the corporeal (physical) and spiritual (non-physical) self [...] vitalists and non-vitalists differ in their understanding of health. Mainstream scientists and modern medicine (following a non-vitalist philosophy) reject the non-physical self, while vitalists embrace it. Although many scientists believe in elements of the vitalist tradition, when they publicly discuss psychological phenomena they usually insist that they are talking simply of the operations of the brain. But vitalists analyze bodily illness mainly in terms of the spiritual factors that might be contributing to it [...] in other words, the person’s spirit or vital force determines the health of the body in a very real way [...] vitalists (be they homeopathic or various naturopathic practitioners)";
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[in "What Is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2006)]
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"the term naturopathic medicine refers to a philosophy of medicine that has existed in various forms since antiquity and in modern form for the past 100 years [...] human beings are incredibly complex [...] a complex web of interacting factors that together form the physical and non-physical self [...] it is important to recognize that maximizing treatment potential requires the acceptance by the patient that he or she is not only a complex physical entity but also a spiritual being with an innate life force [naturo. spiritism and vitalism] manifesting itself through physical constitution, behavior, temperament, and beliefs [...] naturopathic physicians [...] maintain a consistent philosophy [..e.g.] vis mediatrix[sp.] naturae (the healing power of nature). The body has an inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The physician's role is to facilitate this process";
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"what is naturopathic medicine? […] thus it is important to recognize that maximizing treatment potential requires the acceptance by the patient that he or she is not only a complex physical entity but also a spiritual being with an innate life force that presents through physical constitution, behavior, temperament, and beliefs";
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"[the] therapeutic order of the healing process (according to Jared Zeff, ND) [...third] stimulate vital force [...] naturopathic medicine, with its reliance on concepts such as ‘vital force’, ‘qi'";
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Nortman, D. (ND CCNM), Ormerod, L. (ND CCNM) state:
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"naturopathic doctors (NDs) support and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself";
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Nozari, A. (ND CCNM 2000), Rahman, M. (ND CCNM), Sasson, A. (ND CCNM) state:
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[in "Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture"]
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"very fine needles are used on the face and systemic support is given by way of needles in specific points in the body along channels or meridians of energy called qi (pronounced 'chee'). Many meridians either begin or end on the face while some have internal branches that go to the face. Thus, the face can be specifically affected at the same time as addressing underlying factors that contribute to the aging process and general well-being";
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"these blockages lead to qi or energy imbalances in the body that can lead to a diminished state of health in one or more organ systems";
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"with the concept of pre-atomic energy. I would tike to include all thinkable theories about vital energy: the chi of the Chinese, to bio-photons, scalar oscillations, ether, etc.";
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"naturopathic medicine [...] combines the latest medical research with natural therapies that support the bodies own healing abilities [...] naturopathic medicine embodies several core principles, which differentiate it from other types of medicine. The principles include the following [...#2] respect the healing power of nature: the body has a tremendous ability to heal and naturally strives to be well. Dr. Kimberley’s treatments work to restore and strengthen this innate healing ability, promoting a deeper and more sustainable state of health and helping you to heal naturally";
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O'Dell, K.M. (ND Bastyr 2008) states:
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[in 'Homepage: Listen to Dr. O'Dell speak about Naturopathic Medicine with Christine Lauer on WKXL 1450 AM']
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"our main philosophy is that we realize that the body has the ability to heal itself when it's given what it needs.  Whether you call it your vis, your chi, your prana, your life force […] the life force [...] all that's living [...] increase your vital force [...] your vis [...]
[host] the healing power of nature, the energy […] your goal is to heal at the core […] really helping in the holistic fashion";
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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"six core principles [...#2] the healing power of nature: the vis, chi, prana whatever the term. They all refer to the body’s ability to heal itself. As a naturopath, I will support the body in this ultimate goal";
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"the healing power of nature [...] take control of your health and embrace the healing power within";
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Oliver, H.A. (ND NCNM) states:
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"signs and symptoms are vital and intelligent expressions of the body’s wonderfully wise attempt to heal itself [...] the individual’s healing process [...] 5. the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae). Naturopathic doctors are guided [...] the healing power of nature. ND’s understand that within each of us is an incredible, ancient, infinitely and inherently wise vital force capable of resolving disease and restoring and maintaining wonderful and optimal health. ND’s strive to support and nurture the body in this process [...an] incredible ability to heal itself";
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"naturopathic doctors also adhere to a therapeutic order. This order is based on the belief that the safest and most gentle treatment modalities should always be used first [...#2] stimulate the healing power of nature [...] harmonize life forces, etc. [...] naturopathic oath [...] according to my best ability and judgement, I will use methods of treatment which follow the principles of naturopathic medicine [...] to act in cooperation with the healing power of nature";
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[in "What Do Naturopathic Doctors Do?" (2014)]
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"ND’s are primary care physicians [...] they accomplish this by following the six basic principles of naturopathic medicine [...#5] naturopathic doctors are guided by [...] the healing power of nature";
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Olmsted, V. (NMD SCNM 1999) states:
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"Dr. Valerie recommends [...] Dr. James Hutton, NMD: discusses the use of oxygen therapies in healing; Truth vs Hype. Join us as he explains detoxification of the body and immune support as the two major pathways to healing metabolic dysfunctions - increasing energy and vital force of the body";
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Olson, S.D. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopath" (2014)]
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"naturopathic practice is guided by six principles: [#1] 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 [...#3] first do no harm, primum no nocere: the process of healing includes the generation of symptoms, which are, in fact, expressions of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complementary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician’s actions can support or antagonize the actions of vis medicatrix naturae";
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[in “Naturopathic Doctor: Just What is a Naturopath Anyway?” (2007)]
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“the philosophy of naturopathic practice is guided by six principles: 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: the process of healing includes the generation of symptoms, which are, in fact, expressions of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complementary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician’s actions can support or antagonize the actions of vis medicatrix naturae; therefore, methods designed to suppress symptoms without removing underlying causes are considered harmful and are avoided or minimized”;
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Oon, Z. (ND Bastyr 2011) states:
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[in "Services"]
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"the 6 principles of naturopathic medicine form the basis and help guide the practice of naturopathic medicine [...#2] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): the naturopathic doctor recognizes the body to have an innate wisdom and inherent capability to heal, with the doctor acting as a facilitator to this healing";
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Opal, A. (ND NCNM 2001) states:
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"an innate ability to sense energy flow [...] for those new to naturopathic medicine, the naturopathic philosophy includes [...] the healing power of nature [...] the process of healing includes the manifestations of symptoms, so that any therapy that interferes with this natural healing process by masking symptoms is considered suppressive and should be avoided. The natural life force of the individual should be supported to facilitate healing";
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Orceyre, D. (ND NCNM 2004) states:
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[in "Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture"]
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"what is the energy or qi which flows in the meridians? Qi is body’s energy, vitality or 'life force' – it’s what gives an organism an 'aliveness.' It has yin and yang qualities and is an integral component of spiritual, mental/ emotional and physical being";
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"naturopathic medicine is heir to the vitalistic tradition of medicine in the Western world";
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Orlowski, J. (ND SCNM) states:
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"the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae) . Naturopathic medicine recognizes in the body an inherent ability, which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic doctors identify and remove obstacles to recovery and facilitate and augment this healing ability [...] homeopathic medicines, when properly prescribed, affect the body’s 'vital force' and strengthen its innate ability to heal";
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[in "Use Homeopathic Remedies to Cure Disease and Improve Your Health"]
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"homeopathy believes that each person has an energy or vital force. This vital force can be weakened by lack of exercise, poor dietary habits, pollutants in the environment, and even hereditary problems. Remedies are designed to let the body heal itself by stimulating a person’s vital force";
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Orona, S.Z. (NMD NCNM 2001) states:
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"naturopathic medicine, also known as 'naturopathy' is a school of medical philosophy and practice that seeks to improve health and treat disease chiefly by assisting the body's innate capacity to recover from illness and injury [...there are] five principles of naturopathy: [#1] 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 assist this process [...] first do no harm, primum no nocere. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms, which are, in fact, expressions of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complementary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician’s actions can support or antagonize the actions of vis medicatrix naturae [...] in the state of Arizona, naturopathic medical doctor (NMD) and naturopathic doctor (ND) are used synonymously";
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"naturopathic medicine utilizes the natural treatment methods shown below to activate your innate healing mechanisms and stimulate your vital force [...] acupuncture uses very fine needles to release the flow of vital energy along channels (meridians) in your body. Blocked energy is a cause of disease";
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[in "What Is Naturopathy?"]
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"Dr. Ostroff's goal is to identify the cause of the illness or disease by using symptoms as clues to the underlying disturbances. They are expressions of the body's vital force attempting to heal";
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"the Center for Natural Healing offers a broad array of services to treat people of any age with any health condition. Naturopathic medicine utilizes the natural treatment methods shown below to activate your innate healing mechanisms and stimulate your vital force [...] acupuncture uses very fine needles to release the flow of vital energy along channels (meridians) in your body. Blocked energy is a cause of disease. Acupuncture is excellent for controlling pain, increasing energy and relaxation";
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"sexual energy, or eros, is life force that permeates all of creation and is part of the joyfulness of creating life and living [...] a new father will need to have patience and understanding that his wife loves him no less, just biologically needs to give her life force to her new baby [...] over time their life force, or chi, is simply exhausted";
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"homeopathic medicine [...] these remedies work by stimulating the vital force of the individual";
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"the ancient Chinese recognized a vital energy behind all life forms and life processes.  They called this energy qi [...] this energy flows along specific pathways called 'meridians' [...] disease is considered to arise due to a deficiency or imbalance of energy in the meridians and their associated physiological systems [...] these therapies work with the natural vital energy inherent within all living things to promote the body’s ability to heal itself [...] acupuncture points are specific locations along the meridians.  Each point has a predictable effect upon the vital energy passing through it";
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[in "Services" and 'homepage']
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"the Center for Natural Healing offers a broad array of services to treat people of any age with any health condition. Naturopathic medicine utilizes the natural treatment methods shown below to activate your innate healing mechanisms and stimulate your vital force";
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"after the detoxification process is complete, nutritional absorption and vital force is enhanced and getting pregnant occurs as it is intended in most cases";
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Ovens, H. (ND CCNM) states:
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 "principles of homeopathy [...] the fundamental intrinsic cause of real disease is the untunement of the vital force. Vital force is the source of life, that which differentiates a corpse from a living being [...] principles of naturopathic medicine: and finally, although I work every day and have for the past 19 years utilizing classical homeopathy, I apply the principles of naturopathic medicine with each and every patient that I see. These are the principles that rule my practice, and these are the principles that every medical professional should follow in my personal opinion [...#3] vis medicatrix naturae, use the healing power of nature (i.e., stimulate and support the body’s inherent self-healing wisdom)";
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[in "Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"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 [...] the practice of naturopathic medicine emerges from six underlying principles of healing [...] it is these principles that distinguish the profession from other medical approaches: [#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae) [...] 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 [...#3] first, do no harm (primum no nocere). Illness is a purposeful [teleological] 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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Owens, H.H. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "What Is Homeopathy?"]
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"homeopathy today [...] homeopathic remedies stimulate the body’s vital force, enhancing its ability to heal itself. The 'vital force' described by Hahnemann [...] a complex interrelationship between immune factors and regenerative biological systems, the essential life force locked within body and mind remains a mystery";
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"energy / chi / qi [...] Chinese medicine works directly with the natural, vital energy—or qi";
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"the philosophy of naturopathic medicine is based on the following principles [...] 2) to work with the healing powers of nature and the body, focusing on boosting the body’s ability to heal itself";
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Owens, K.B. (ND NCNM 2004) states:
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"because they are so full of vital energy, children respond fantastically well to naturopathic medicine";
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"wei-qi or defensive qi circulates on the surface and protects the body from wind invasions. It is only when this protection becomes compromised that we are vulnerable to the elements. Our defensive qi can be weakened from lack of sleep, stress, negative emotions, poor diet or environmental toxins";
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"the philosophy guiding naturopathic medicine is composed of six principles [...#2] 'the healing power of nature': naturopathic physicians believe that the human body possesses innate healing mechanisms, and that if supported sufficiently, these mechanisms can lead the patient to cure. Naturopathic physicians maximize the body’s innate capacity to heal";
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[in "Naturopathic Treatment"]
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"all naturopathic doctors in Canada are trained and licensed in the following natural therapies [...] homeopathic remedies are minute dilutions of plant, animal and mineral substances designed to stimulate the body's 'vital force' and strengthen its innate ability to heal [...] traditional Chinese medicine / acupuncture: based on balancing the flow of chi (energy) through meridian pathways under the skin, Oriental medicine includes the use of Oriental herbs and acupuncture to regulate and release chi in order to bring the body into balance";
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