Friday, November 24, 2006

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

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[the US States where naturopathy is 'licensed' are: Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, Washington, US Territories: Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands]
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03. State Organizations:
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I. States proper and their naturopathic boards (on State websites):
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the State of California Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine states:
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[in "A Consumer's Guide to Naturopathic Medicine" (2014)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a distinct and comprehensive system of primary health care that uses natural methods and substances to support and stimulate the body’s self-healing process. It is distinguished by the principles on which its practice is based. These principles include: 1. the healing power of nature: naturopathic doctors (NDs) trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself";
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(click here,
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine Committee Background Information and Overview of the Current Regulatory Program As of October 1, 2012" (2014)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a distinct and comprehensive system of primary health care that uses primarily natural methods and substances to support and stimulate the body’s self-healing process [...] the scopes of practice vary from state to state, but all naturopathic physicians abide by the same six principles: [#1] the healing power of nature: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent healing process in the person that is ordered and intelligent. The body is capable of healing itself. The role of the naturopathic doctor is to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery and to facilitate and augment this inherent natural tendency of the body [...] acknowledge and work with the individual's self-healing process";
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(click here,
(archived here,
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[in "Findings and Recommendations Regarding Minor Office Procedures" (2012)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a distinct and comprehensive system of primary health care that uses natural methods and substances to support and stimulate the body’s self-healing process [...] although the scope of practice varies widely from state to state, all naturopathic doctors abide by the same six principles: [#1] the healing power of nature: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent healing process in the person that is ordered and intelligent. The body is capable of healing itself. The role of the naturopathic doctor is to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery and to facilitate and augment this inherent natural tendency of the body [...] acknowledge and work with the individual's self-healing process";
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(click here,
(archived here,
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[in "Findings and Recommendations Regarding the Practice of Naturopathic Childbirth Attendance" (2012)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a distinct and comprehensive system of primary health care that uses natural methods and substances to support and stimulate the body’s self-healing process [...] all naturopathic doctors abide by the same six principles: [#1] the healing power of nature: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent healing process in the person that is ordered and intelligent. The body is capable of healing itself. The role of the naturopathic doctor is to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery and to facilitate and augment this inherent natural tendency of the body [...] acknowledge and work with the individual's self-healing process";
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(click here,
(archived here,
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[in "Findings and Recommendations Regarding the Prescribing and Furnishing Authority of a Naturopathic Doctor" (2010)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a distinct and comprehensive system of primary health care that uses natural methods and substances to support and stimulate the body’s self-healing process [...] although the scope of practice varies widely from state to state, all naturopathic doctors abide by the same six principles: [#1] the healing power of nature: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent healing process in the person that is ordered and intelligent. The body is capable of healing itself. The role of the naturopathic doctor is to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery and to facilitate and augment this inherent natural tendency of the body [...] acknowledge and work with the individual's self-healing process [...] stimulate the self-healing mechanisms (vis medicatrix naturae) [...] stimulate the healing power of nature";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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the State of Hawaii states:
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[in "H.R. NO.128"(1999)]
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"urging that naturopathic physicians be recognized in the same manner as medical physicians in health care plan and policies […] whereas, naturopathic physicians have been licensed to practice naturopathy (natural medicine) in Hawaii since 1925; and whereas, naturopathic physicians specialize in and have been providing traditional and modern ‘natural medicine, natural therapeutics, and natural procedures, for the purpose of removing toxic conditions from the body and improving the quality, quantity, harmony, balance and flow of the vital fluids, vital tissues, and vital energy’”;
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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the State of Idaho states:
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[in "Senate Health & Welfare Committee: 2004 Minutes" (2013)]
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"vis medicatrix naturae, or the healing power of nature, is central to traditional naturopathic philosophy";
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(click here,
(archived here,
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the State of Iowa states:
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[in "Naturopathic Physician: What They Do: Just the Facts"]
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"diagnoses, treats, and helps prevent diseases using a system of practice that is based on the natural healing capacity of individuals [...] to catalyze the body to heal itself";
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(click here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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the State of Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners states:
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[in "Philosophy"]
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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 [...] 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 [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 designed to suppress symptoms without removing underlying causes are considered harmful and are avoided or minimized";
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['oregon.gov'](click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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['doc.state.org.us'](click here,
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['employment.oregon.gov'](click here,
(archived here,
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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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 treatment are chosen to work with the patient's vital force, respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process [...] 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. Therefore, methods designed to suppress symptoms without removing underlying causes are considered harmful and are avoided or minimized";
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['oregon.gov'](click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
(for a digg.com social bookmark of this {live page}, click here,
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(for a scribd.com jpg archive of this [2008-03 captures], click here,
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[defunct](for a youtube.com slideshow of this, click here,
(for a digg.com social bookmark of this slideshow, click here,
(for a sumo.tv slideshow of this, click here,
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[per Oregon's Office of Private Health Partnerships - 'ipgb.state.or.us'](click here,
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[obne.state.or.us](click here,
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[oregonjobs.org](click here,
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[“CE Report Updated November 17, 2004”]
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“[continuing education courses] 04-047. Vitalistic nutrition. 03/14/2004 [...] 2 [...] Charley Cropley, ND (CANP)”;
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(click here,
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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State of Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine:
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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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 [...] 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.   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.  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";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in 'CEPage/CEByDate' (no formal title)]
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"activity name: Homeopathy without the Remedy - Cultivating the Conditions for Health, Removing the Obstacles to Cure and Stimulating the Vis Medicatrix Naturae before Giving a Remedy [...] Brad Lichtenstein, ND, DHANP, BCB [...] sponsor: National College of Natural Medicine [...] activity name: History of Vitalism: Roots of Homeopathy and Naturopathy [...] Will Taylor, MD [...] sponsor: National College of Natural Medicine [...] activity name: Vitalist Treatment of Acute Symptoms with Herbal Medicines [...] Paul Bergner, RH  [...] sponsor: National College of Natural Medicine [...] activity name: Into the Vital Force [...] Dr. Jayesh Shah [specifics archived here...] sponsor: Pacific Homeopathy";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Naturopathic Medical Scope of Practice-Summary"]
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"our foundation [is] based on the following fundamental principles of naturopathic medicine: [#1] vis medicatrix naturae: work with the healing power of nature";
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(click here,
(archived here,
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the State of Virginia states:
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[in "Joint Commission on Health Care: Regulation of Naturopaths"]
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"naturopathy's underlying principles [...#5] healing power of nature: seek to identify and remove obstacles to the body's natural processes for maintaining and restoring health [...] the person's inherent self-healing process, the vis medicatrix naturae [...] a system of practice that is based on the natural healing capacity of individuals [...] therapeutic methods and substances are used which work in harmony with the person's inherent self-help process, the vis medicatrix naturae";
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(click here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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II. State medical boards:
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the Iowa Board of Medical Examiners:
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[in "Iowa Board of Medical Examiners - A Policy Statement on Naturopathy"(2002)]
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[which contains this caveat: "this description of naturopathy comes largely from naturopaths and does not indicate the Board's acceptance of the beliefs as scientifically sound [...] most methods utilized in naturopathy are largely unproven and are not grounded in peer reviewed scientific research [...] is it okay for a naturopath to practice in Iowa? No. It is unlawful"(!)]
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"naturopaths believe that there is a natural equilibrium and harmony [...] expressed as the bodies[sp.] 'vital force'";
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(click here,
(archived here,
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III. Canadian provinces proper:
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Ontario's Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy - Naturopathy states:
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[the banner on their web pages is "the healing power of nature"]
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[as the older boardofnaturopathicmedicine.on.ca]

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[in "Principles and Modalities"(2003-2013)]
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"the underlying principles that guide the naturopathic doctor's selection of therapies for individual patients are [...#2] recognition of the inherent healing ability of the person (vis medicatrix naturae) [...] in recognition of the healing power of nature active within the patient (known as the vis medicatrix naturae), naturopathic doctors strive to assist the intrinsic healing ability of the body in its efforts to restore and maintain a dynamic healthy person [...by way of] the integrated use of therapies and substances that promote the individual's inherent self-healing processes [...] these inherent self-healing processes [...] Oriental medicine and acupuncture [...] this system employs unique methods for evaluating the flow and balance of energy in the body, and includes the specialized use of Oriental herbs and acupuncture";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Policy for Limited Naturopathic Practice"]
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"definition of naturopathic medicine scope of practice: 'the practice of naturopathic medicine is the promotion of health, the assessment of the physical and mental condition of an individual, and the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, disorders and dysfunctions through education, common diagnostic procedures, and the integrated use of natural therapies and natural medicines that promote the individual's inherent self-healing processes.' (Joint submission by BDDT-N/ OAND to HPRAC, September 2000)";
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[in "Guide to the Ethical Conduct of Naturopathic Doctors"]
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"principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] the naturopathic doctor shall recognize, respect and promote the self-healing power of nature inherent in each individual human being (vis medicatrix naturae)";
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(click here,
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[as the newer http://www.bddtn.on.ca/]
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[persistent on EVERY web page, the site's:
standard banner is "the healing power of nature";
standard sidebar is "the individual’s inherent self-healing processes"!!!
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standard side-bar and banner, 2014-02-24:
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[in "Approved Schools"]
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"[banner] the healing power of nature [...sidebar] the integrated use of therapies and substances that promote the individual’s inherent self-healing processes";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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and these pages are also of that language [if there's some some form of vitalism in the body of the page, they're listed below this link list as individual entries]:
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[create link list here, ASP:

banner side-bar only coded vitalism.]
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[in "Guidelines for Candidates Preparing for Ontario Board Examinations"(2013)]
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"candidates should be familiar with the following diagnoses: lung: qi deficiency [...] spleen: qi deficiency [...] qi sinking [...] heart: qi deficiency [...] intestine: qi stagnation [...] pericardium: qi stagnation [...] liver: qi stagnation";
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[in "Modalities"]
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"the underlying principles that guide the naturopathic doctor’s selection of therapies for individual patients are [...#2] recognition of the inherent healing ability of the person (vis medicatrix naturae)";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Practice of Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"ND’s seek to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery in order to facilitate and augment these inherent self-healing processes [...] the integrated use of therapies and substances that promote the individual’s inherent self-healing processes [x2...] naturopathic doctors begin with the principle of Hippocrates [...] in recognition of the healing power of nature active within the patient (known as the vis medicatrix naturae), naturopathic doctors strive to assist the intrinsic healing ability of the body in its efforts to restore and maintain a dynamic healthy person [...and the banner on the page reads] the healing power of nature";
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[in "Mission, Vision, Values"]
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"[the page banner is] the healing power of nature [...] the integrated use of therapies and substances that promote the individual’s inherent self-healing processes [...] principles of naturopathic medicine [...] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic doctors recognize and support the inherent self-healing ability of the individual";
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[in "Guide to the Ethical Conduct of Naturopathic Doctors"]
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"the naturopathic doctor will practice [...] following these principles of naturopathic medicine [...] the naturopathic doctor shall recognize, respect and promote the self-healing power of nature inherent in each individual human being (vis medicatrix naturae)";
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[in "Re: Drug Regulations for Health Professions Referral"]
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"as taught in naturopathic medical schools, the therapeutic hierarchy is a guideline to applying the modalities of naturopathic medicine according to unique needs of an individual patient [...] stimulate the self-healing mechanisms (vis medicatrix naturae)";
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[in "Submission to Health Regulatory Advisory Council: Review of Non-Physician Prescribing and Administration of Drugs Under the Regulated Health Professions Act"]
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"the integrated use of therapies and substances that promote the individual’s
inherent self-healing mechanisms [...] the principles underlying the practice of naturopathic medicine include [...#2] recognition and support of the inherent self-healing ability of the individual (the healing power of nature) [...] this therapeutic hierarchy is a guideline for applying naturopathic medicine [...#2] stimulate the self-healing mechanisms [...] to engage the inherent self-healing ability of the human body [...] working with the body’s self-healing mechanisms";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
IV. AANP state and CAND province org.s:
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the Alaska Association of Naturopathic Physicians states:
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[in "We're Through Senate HSS and on to Labor and Commerce"(2009-03-30)]
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"[a reiteration of the] Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center 2005 Standards of Care in Naturopathic Medicine [...] based on naturopathic principles including: stimulating the patient's vital force to promote healing [...] or replacing the action of the vital force when the patient is unable to respond to curative treatment [...] a discussion of naturopathic considerations including tolle causum [sp., 'causam'], vis medicatrix naturae or vital force [...] naturopathic doctors (NDs) are primary care physicians clinically trained in natural therapeutics and whose philosophy is derived in part from a Hippocratic teaching more than 2000 years old: vis medicatrix naturae";
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(click here, 
(archived here,
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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(click here,
(archived here,
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the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association states:
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[in "The Naturopathic Gathering"]
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"the purpose of the Gathering is to bring the elders of Naturopathic Medicine together with the new generations for conversations about vitalistic medicine in theory and practice [...] the Gathering committees from each of the naturopathic schools have nominated Dr. Ralph Weiss, N.D., D.C. as the 2008 Beacon Award recipient. Along with Dr. Ralph Weiss is an impressive list of guest speakers including Drs. Andre Saine, N.D., DHANP, Jared Zeff, N.D., Alan Goldhamer, D.C., Letitia Watrous, N.D., Charlie Cropley, N.D., Debra Frances, N.D., Paul Mittman, N.D., and Stephen Bailey, N.D. In addition, the master of ceremonies will be Dr. Jim Sensenig, N.D.";
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(click here,
http://www.aznma.com/viewbulletin.php?id=127)[vsc 2008-10-24]
(archived here,
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.aznma.com/viewbulletin.php?id=127)
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the California Naturopathic Doctors Association states:
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[in "Merging Medicine 13 Conference and Webinar"]
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 "8:15 - 9:45 am: The Power of Vitalism. Dr. James Sensenig, ND In this time of great social distress amid rapidly evolving consciousness, is it possible that the fundamental precepts of the natural health profession describe a new medicine from the heart of the old medicine? Dr. James Sensenig will discuss vitalism as it relates to healing and the underlying philosophical precepts of naturopathic medicine, highlighting the fundamental assumptions that define a paradigm of an organized, intelligent and purposeful universe wherein healing is a predictable phenomenon. Dr. Sensenig will explore how vitalism is shaping the current paradigm shift and will examine how it affects 'modern' clinical medicine and the evolving role and purpose of physicians";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine: The Basics"]
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"naturopathic doctors are guided by six principles [...] (2) the healing power of nature [...] the concept of vis medicatrix naturae -- 'the healing power of nature'. This concept has long been at the core of medicine in many cultures around the world and remains one of the central themes of naturopathic philosophy today";
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the Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors states:
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[in "About Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"naturopathic doctors are guided by six principles. This set of principles, emphasized throughout a naturopathic doctor's training, outlines the philosophy guiding the naturopathic approach to health and healing and forms the foundation of this distinct health care practice [...#1] harness the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: the naturopathic doctor works to restore and support the powerful and inherent healing abilities of the body, mind and spirit. Naturopathic medicine harnesses the vast potential of the natural world to stimulate the process of healing and prevent further disease from occurring [...] the capacity for wellness is inherent in everyone [...] to stimulate a healing response [...] specially prepared dilutions of substances are carefully matched with the patient to stimulate the body's innate healing forces";
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[in "About"]
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"the healing power and wisdom of nature";
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[in "About Naturopathic Medicine: Naturopathic Doctors are Guided by Six Principles"]
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"this set of principles, emphasized throughout a naturopathic doctor's training, outlines the philosophy guiding the naturopathic approach to health and healing and forms the foundation of this distinct health care practice [...#1] harness the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: the naturopathic doctor works to restore and support the powerful and inherent healing abilities of the body, mind and spirit. Naturopathic medicine harnesses the vast potential of the natural world to stimulate the process of healing and prevent further disease from occurring";
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(click here,
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the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association states:
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[formerly CSNP at csnp2000.com (archived 2000-2004);
CSNP's 2004 archived CT ND list is here]
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[in "Dr. Lynnette M. Guida"]
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"Dr. Lynnette M. Guida believes [...] the healing power of nature insures that the human body has the capacity to heal itself if given the proper nourishment and building blocks";
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[in 'homepage']
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"core values: 1. the CNPA Board of Directors and its members are to abide by the Naturopathic Physician’s Oath [...] 'according to my best ability and judgment, I will use methods of treatment that follow the principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] vis medicatrix naturae - to act in cooperation with the healing power of nature";
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(click here,
http://www.cnpaonline.org/)[]
(archived here,
http://web.archive.org/web/20050214013504/http://www.cnpaonline.org/)
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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the Florida Association of Naturopathic Physicians states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"treatment is guided by the six fundamental principles [...] 6 fundamental principles of naturopathic medicine: the healing power of nature: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent healing process in the person that is ordered and intelligent. The body is capable of healing itself. The role of the naturopathic doctor is to remove obstacles to healing and to stimulate this inherent natural tendency of the body [...] the body’s own natural healing abilities [...] the self-healing process";
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[in "Naturopathic Education"]
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"naturopathic physicians (NDs) take a holistic approach to healing, and aim to cure disease by taking advantage of the body's self-regenerative powers and harnessing the restorative power of nature [...] naturopathic physicians work to identify and eliminate the cause of disease, and are guided by six basic principles [...#2] utilize the healing power of nature";
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(click here,
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the Hawaii Society of Naturopathic Physicians states:
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[in "What Is Naturopathic Medicine?"]
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“naturopathic medicine is founded on the honored universal principle vis medicatrix naturae or the healing wisdom of nature. We believe that nature is the ultimate healer and that the body has the innate ability to maintain and restore health.  Our role as naturopathic physicians is to support this process by working in harmony with the body's natural healing ability [...] the body's natural tendency to heal itself [...] our practice is based on the following principles: 'vis medicatrix naturae', the healing power of nature: the universal principle of a 'vital force' or powerful life energy";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here, 
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.hawaiind.org/what_is_naturopathic_medicine.html)
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[in "What Is Naturopathic Medicine?"]
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"how does naturopathic medicine differ from conventional medicine? [...] our practice us guided by the following principles: [#1] use the healing power of nature. The body has the ability to maintain and restore health. Healing occurs as a result of the revival of our 'vital force' - qi, prana, spirit";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[defunct](for a youtube.com slideshow of this, click here,
(for a digg.comm social bookmark of this, click here,
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[in "About Us"]
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"naturopathic medicine [...] our practice us guided by the following principles: [#1] use the healing power of nature: the body has the ability to maintain and restore health. Healing occurs as a result of the revival of our 'vital force' - qi, prana, spirit";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Dr. Madeleine Portuondo"]
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"my practice incorporates the naturopathic principals of the doctor as a teacher, and of treating the vital force, or the body's natural ability to heal itself";
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(click here,


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the Idaho Association of Naturopathic Physicians states:
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[in "About the Association"]
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“first do no harm [...] the process of healing includes the manifestations of symptoms, so that any therapy that interferes with this natural healing process, by masking these 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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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?"]
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"naturopathic medicine emphasizes prevention of disease, encouragement  of the body’s inherent healing abilities [...] naturopathic physicians practice the following fundamental principles of naturopathic medicine: the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix nature): naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent ability in the body which is ordered and  intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to recovery  and to facilitate and augment this healing ability [...] acknowledge and respect the individual’s healing process [...] definition of Naturopathic Medicine: AANP Position Paper, 1989 Snider P., Zeff J.,  Co-Chairs: Select Committee on the Definition of Naturopathic Medicine AANP House of Delegates, Rippling River, Oregon";
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[in "History"]
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"'nature is healer of all diseases' [...] the concept vis medicatrix naturae, 'the healing power of nature.' This concept has long been at the core of indigenous medicine in many cultures around the world and remains one of the central themes of naturopathic philosophy to this day [...] the earliest doctors and healers worked with herbs, foods, water, fasting, and tissue manipulation-gentle treatments that do not obscure the body’s own healing powers";
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(click here,
http://web.archive.org/web/20121230024153/http://www.idaanp.org/history/)
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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the Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians states:

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[in "Modalities of Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"naturopathic physicians use traditional Chinese medicine [...] it is a powerful therapy, and is truly holistic, as it considers the patient’s symptom pattern on both a physical and mental level [...] traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) [...] the fundamental basis of TCM, is that the body's energy flows along certain pathways called meridians. This energy is known as qi;  it enters the body at conception and is the vital principle in the human body throughout life. Health is when the flow of qi is harmonious and uninhibited, and, its fundamental aspects - that of yin and yang, are in balance.  When qi is blocked, or yin and yang are not in harmony - disease results [...the] energetic or mental / spiritual aspects";
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[in "Schools: Becoming a Naturopathic Physician"]
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"'naturopathic physicians (NDs) take a holistic approach to healing, and aim to cure disease by taking advantage of the body’s self-regenerative powers and harnessing the restorative power of nature [...] naturopathic physicians work to identify and eliminate the cause of disease, and are guided by six basic principles [...#2] utilize the healing power of nature";
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the Indiana Association of Naturopathic Physicians states:
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[in "Decoding an Ancient Therapy"]
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"acupuncture has long baffled medical experts and no wonder: It holds that an invisible life force called qi (pronounced chee) travels up and down the body in 14 meridians. Illness and pain are due to blockages and imbalances in qi";
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http://www.inanp.com/?p=159)[vsc 2013-07-08]
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"the practice of naturopathic medicine is founded upon seven underlying principles [...#2] vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature: naturopathic doctors recognize the inherent intelligent ability of the body to heal";
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the Maine Association of Naturopathic Doctors states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine Week- Oct 7-13, 2013"]
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"celebrate the healing power of nature in October [...] NDs are rigorously trained in approaches that facilitate the body’s inherent self-healing ability [...] 'Naturopathic Medicine Week is taking place all across the country the second week of October' said Dr. Kotzur [...] president of the Maine Association of Naturopathic Doctors (MAND) [...] 'through the principles and practices of naturopathic medicine'";
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[in "The Maine Association of Naturopathic Doctors (MAND)"]
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"the MAND is dedicated to advancing the principles of naturopathic medicine";
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[in "About"]
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"'the healing power of nature': this concept has long been at the core of medicine in many cultures around the world and remains one of the central themes of naturopathic philosophy today";
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http://web.archive.org/web/20070613021019/http://www.mand.org/about.cfm)
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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the Manitoba Naturopathic Association states:
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[in "Frequently Asked Questions"]
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"therapies used by naturopathic doctors may include [...] Asian medicine and acupuncture: based on balancing the flow of chi (energy) through the meridian pathways, Asian medicine includes the use of acupuncture and Oriental herbs [...] homeopathic medicine uses minute amounts of natural substances to stimulate the self-healing abilities of the body";
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(click here,
http://www.mbnd.ca/faqs.cfm)[vsc 2013-05-29]

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[in "Manitoba Naturopathic Association Guide to the Ethical Conduct of Naturopathic Practitioners"]
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"principles of naturopathic medicine: the naturopathic practitioner will practice [...] following these principles of naturopathic medicine [...]  2. the naturopathic practitioner shall recognize, respect and promote the self-healing power of nature inherent in each individual human being (vis medicatrix naturae)";
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[in "Our Mission"]
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"the following principles guide naturopathic doctors [...#5] support the healing power of the body: the practice of naturopathic medicine recognizes an ordered and intelligent self-healing process that is inherent to every individual. NDs work to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery and to facilitate this natural self-healing process";
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Maryland Association of Naturopathic Physicians states:
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[in "Principles of Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"[#1] respect the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic medicine recognizes in the body an inherent healing ability, which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic doctors identify and remove obstacles to recovery and facilitate and augment this ability";
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the Michigan Association of Naturopathic Physicians states:
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[in "The Principles of Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"the healing power of nature. The body has the innate ability to maintain and restore health. The natural healing process occurs in response to the body's life force";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
(for a digg.com social bookmark of this, click here,
[defunct](for a youtube.com slideshow of this, click here {00.00.24-00.00.52},
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[in 'homepage']
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"the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae";
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[in "Principles of Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"naturopathic practice is predicated upon the assumption that the human body is inherently capable of healing itself [...] naturopathic medicine is founded upon six guiding principles [...] the following are the principles that unite and distinguish naturopathic medicine.  [#1] The healing power of nature: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in each person that is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process [...]  acknowledge, respect, and work with the individual’s self-healing process";
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the Naturopathic Doctors Ontario [formerly Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors] states:

.[NDO]
as ndontario.com
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[here's their 'about' page]


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[in "A Systematic Way to Manage Chronic Disease"]
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"[via ND Thom] complementary/ 'alternative' model (health model), pro-active health model.  Pathology is the last stage of disease representing a long standing disharmony of the vital force";
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[in "The Stress Epidemic"]
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"Joseph E. Pizzorno, ND [...] Foundations of Health [...] this course helps the doctor help their patients in 12 healing systems [...includes] living in harmony with the spirit / life-force";
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[in "Emerging Trends and Treatments in Naturopathic Medicine: An Evolution in Global Healthcare: Systematic Assessment and Evaluation Tools to Improve Clinical Outcomes"]
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"Dr. Abell will discuss the notion of terrain; the nature and cause of disease and address the essence of energy [...] vital energy regulates and organizes the biological mechanisms through the universal formative force (U.F.F.), and it establishes the balance of health through its capacity for self regulation and self-healing [...] the natural medicine charter [...#2] know, respect and use forces of nature.  It is the knowledge of the vital force which is in human beings which guarantees our health; it is through this force that the laws of nature are expressed [...#3] take into account energetic envelops which harmonization underlines the physical and functional body It is the knowledge of the energetic anatomy of the human body [...#4] use self-regulation capacities of the body.  The patient self-regulates by essential vital force through homeostatic systems; in case of disorder, it is necessary to drain the failing system and to boost its function [...] vital force: the founder of homeopathic doctrine, Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), thus described this force animating organisms and endowing them with capabilities for self-regulation (Organon, 6th edition): 'in the healthy condition of man, the immaterial vital force, (the dynamis) that animates the material body (the organism), rules with unbounded sway' [...] vital force: it is only this vital force, deranged to an abnormal state, that can furnish the organism with its disagreeable sensation, and incline it to the irregular processes which we call disease… All such morbid derangements (diseases) cannot be removed from it by the physician in any other way than by the immaterial (dynamic, virtual) alterative powers of the serviceable medicines acting upon our immaterial vital force, which perceives them through the medium of the sentient faculty of the nerves everywhere present in the organism, so that it is only by their dynamic action on the vital force that remedies are able to re-establish health and vital harmony' [...] nature: it maintains the balance, harmony and health of all the psycho-energetic and somatic parts of the organism by means of the elemental formative force (E.F.F. or vital force)";
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[in "The Pulse" (2010 Winter]
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"this creates important new opportunities for the profession to become a much more vital force in the health of Ontarians";
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[in "Natural Path"]
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"the high heat used in the preparation of canned food and kibble leads to a lack of vital force (i.e. the life energy in all living things)";
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[in "The Pulse"(2012 Summer]
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"the judicious use of adaptogens to strengthen the vital force is the basis of adrenal balancing";
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[in "Emerging Trends and Treatments in Naturopathic Medicine: Clinical Applications of Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity to Pain, Trauma, and Other Mind-Body Syndromes"]
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"being ‘holistic’ goes beyond merely finding the right supplement, botanical extract, homeopathic remedy or trigger point. It is being able to contact the deeper essence of a person, whether you call it the spirit, soul or vital force. In contacting this deeper essence, the holistic physician is able to tap the person’s true source of healing, and initiate a process of both healing and transformation";
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[in "The Pulse" (2010 Winter)]
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"the Naturopathy Act creates important new opportunities for the profession to be a more vital force in the health of Ontarians";
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[in "Burlington Ontario Practice For Sale"]
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"please contact me by email at: reception@vital-force.ca";
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[in "The Pulse"(2006 Fall)]
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"the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine (Neijing) has, for the most part, been the bible of TCM and acupuncture for centuries. In it, the circulation of qi through the 12 meridians of the body is explained, and its theory is fused with zang-fu theory [...] qi did not circulate from one meridian to the next like in zang-fu theory [...] I present these ideas to give a different context in which to understand the movement of blood and qi";
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(click here,

.[OAND]
as oand.org
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[in "Homeopathy: An ND's Perspective"(Natural Path, Winter 2002)] 
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“[via ND Rose] the remedy then stimulates the body to heal itself. It does this by supporting the ‘vital force’ of the person. Hahnemann described this vital force as the energy that animates all living things [p.006…] when an imbalance occurs (Hahnemann refers to this as a disturbance in the person’s vital force), symptoms, signs or susceptibilities appear[p.007]”;
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Clinical Excellence 2007 The Future of Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"cosmic consciousness and the vis medicatrix naturae";
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[in "The Principles of Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"[#2] act in co-operation with the healing power of nature";
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[in "The Pulse" (2007 Fall)]
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"the strategic approach to augment our body’s own innate defenses against metastasis is fully in line with our philosophy and the vis medicatrix naturae";
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[in "The Modalities of Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"acupuncture and Asian medicine: based on balancing the flow of chi (energy) through meridian pathways, Asian medicine includes the use of acupuncture and Oriental herbs";
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(click here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
)
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine: A Journey Toward Wellness"]
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"naturopathic therapies [...include] traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture [...] balances the flow of energy (chi) throughout the body, effective in maintaining health and healing";
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[in "Theory in Naturopathic Medicine: Metaparadigm"]
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"[NDs Zeff and Sensenig] vital force is the primary force of all forces and originates from a great central source of all power, the vital force permeates, heats and animates the entire universe, the vital force is the expression of creative intelligence and thus the manifestations of this force are innately intelligent, matter is an expression of the life force and is not the source of life itself, this supreme intelligence, resident within the vital force, is the true healer (vis medicatrix naturae) [...] the physician removes obstructions to this vital force / intelligence so that the 'healer' can do its work [...] six defining principles (1989) I. vis medicatrix naturae [...] the true healing force seeks to restore / repair physical manifestations to the perfect/ideal type [...] thought leaders dialogue on the vis";
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[in "The Pulse" (2002 Spring)]
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"[ND Marier] one of the main principles of naturopathic medicine, vis medicatrix naturae, guides us to trust in the healing power of nature, and by extension, the vital force. What is death but simply a transformation of vital force, regardless of religion, creed or spiritual belief? As naturopathic doctors, treating the vital force by giving it the tools it needs to find healing within the organism, we enable the dying patient to find healing within their disease. By respecting their vital force, we are acknowledging the very core of their being [...] homeopathy may prove to be one of the most useful modalities in the healing journey, as it works directly with the vital force [...] a person’s constitutional remedy, when given in a high potency at or near the time of death,will rally their vital force in such a way as to direct it into the dying process, facilitating their transition";
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[in "Homeopathy: Miasms as Epigenetic factors - The Root Cause of Chronic Disease"]
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"[ND Millar] the automatic life energy, called vital force, whose office it is preserve the health [...] some kind of energy, vital force [...] maybe Hahnemann`s 'vital force' is the answer to Strohmann`s question of how gene expression is controlled [...] vitalists believed that a force or energy was responsible for life and that all living things somehow shared this vital force (see Luke Skywalker) [...] the vitalists saw disease as a disruption or distortion of the vital force";
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[in "Convention Recordings 2011"]
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"prana or energy [...] techniques to increase prana";
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the New Brunswick Association of Naturopathic Doctors states:
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[in "About Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"the modalities used by a naturopathic doctor include [...] acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine - the insertion of sterile needles along meridian points to stimulate the bodies own healing energy (qi)";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians states:
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?"(2003)]
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"naturopathic physicians are guided by six principles [...#2] the healing power of nature [...] what are the principles of naturopathic medicine? [#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent ability in the body which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to recovery and to facilitate and augment this healing ability [...] homeopathic medicines, when properly prescribed, effect the body's 'vital force' and strengthen its innate ability to heal";
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(click here,
http://web.archive.org/web/20030808164115/http://www.nyanp.org/main/naturopathic_medicine/index.php)[vsc 2013-07-14]
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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"naturopathic medicine encourages the self-healing process, the vis medicatrix naturae [...] 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 medicine. This powerful system of medicine is more than 200 years old and is widely accepted in many countries. Homeopathic medicines, when properly prescribed, affect the body’s 'vital force' and strengthen its innate ability to heal";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[defunct](for a youtube.com slideshow of this, click here {entire},
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[in "Book Review: Healing Love Though the Tao: Cultivating Female Sexual Energy"]
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"[as reviewed by ND Deyglio] the foundation of healing energy, according to traditional Chinese medicine philosophy, is the circulation of sexual energy known as jing. Jing energy is transformative, creative energy vital for the development of chi (life force energy) and shen (spiritual energy). Jing energy is produced in the sex organs. Women continually lose this energy through menstruation and child bearing. The powerful techniques developed by the taoist master teach women how to conserve and use jing energy to revitalize their physical, mental and spiritual well-being";
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(click here,
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[in "Code of Ethics"]
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"the naturopathic physician shall recognize, respect and promote the self-healing power of nature inherent in each individual human being (vis medicatrix naturae)";
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(click here,
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iv.[coded]
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[in "Learn About Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"the principles of naturopathic medicine: 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 [...] naturopathic medicine encourages the self-healing process, the vis medicatrix naturae";
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(click here,
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[in "Intent of Legislation"]
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"naturopathic doctors (NDs) use familiar, conventional diagnostic techniques and treat illness using traditional therapies and the healing power of nature";
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[in "2012 Annual Conference Speakers"]
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"in practice, Dr. Francis adheres to the philosophy and principles of naturopathic medicine, which include: the healing power of nature";
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[in "Gabrielle Francis, ND"]
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"Dr. Francis adheres to the philosophy and principles of naturopathic medicine, which include: The healing power of nature";
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[in "Full Lecture Descriptions, In Order of Schedule"(2011)]
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"you can become more influential with your patients getting them to comply with treatments as well as engage their own inner healing power";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine: A Holistic Profession You Need to Know About"]
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"naturopathic principles: naturopaths work from the following set of foundational principles: the healing power of nature: the body has an inherent ability to heal itself";
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"naturopathic medicine encourages the self-healing process, the vis medicatrix naturae";
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[in "January 2007 NYANP Newsletter"]
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"he will be deeply missed by us, and by the thousands of patients whose lives he touched with grace, with humility and the vis medicatrix naturae";
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(click here,
http://web.archive.org/web/20070203000253/http://www.nyanp.org/newsletter.php)
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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the Northwest Territories Association of Naturopathic Doctors states:
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?"]
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"the naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease";
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the North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians states:
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[for their Facebook page, click here,
for their blog, click here,
for their PAC, click here,
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[in "The Six Principles of Naturopathic Medicine" (2014)]
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"[#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 [...] the body’s attempt to heal [...#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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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "About NCANP" (2014)]
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"the naturopathic perspective [...] recognizes the healing force within each individual. Natural therapies are used to support and stimulate that vital healing force";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,

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[in "About [sidebar]" (2014)]
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"the naturopathic perspective [...] recognizes the healing force within each individual. Natural therapies are used to support and stimulate that vital healing force";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2014)]
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"naturopathic medicine [...] emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process";
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[in "Melonni Dooley, ND" (2014)]
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"she believes that the body has innate wisdom and the capacity to heal [...] the healing process";
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[in "Aimee Sheppard, ND, MSOM, LAc" (2014)]
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"naturopathic medicine invokes the healing power of nature";
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[in "Preeta Kuhlman, ND" (2013)]
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"she adheres to the naturopathic principles [...] using the healing power of nature";
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[in "Jade Teta, ND, CSCS" (2012)]
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"Dr. Teta has strong philosophical roots in the healing power of nature";
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(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "About" (2012)]
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"the naturopathic perspective views each person as a whole and recognizes the healing force within each individual. Natural therapies are used to support and stimulate that vital healing force";
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http://www.facebook.com/NCANP/info)[vsc 2012-05-02, 2014-08-04]
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[in "Alternative Medicine: Homeopathy and Children"(2011)]
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"homeopathy turns on the 'self heal' switch. Chinese medicine calls it the 'chi.' Naturopathic medicine calls it the 'vis.' Homeopathy calls it the 'vital force.' They all describe the energy inhabiting the human body that when stimulated moves the human system toward greater health [...from the sidebar] the naturopathic perspective [...] recognizes the healing force within each individual. Natural therapies are used to support and stimulate that vital healing force";
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[in "Boosting Immunity: A Naturopathic Approach to Flu Prevention and Treatment" (2011)]
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"we orient ourselves around the innate healing ability of the person";
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Welcome to www.ncanp.com" (2005)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a primary health care profession emphasizing prevention and treatment of disease with the use of natural non-toxic therapies. The naturopathic perspective views each person as a whole and recognizes the healing force within each individual. Natural therapies are used to support and stimulate that vital healing force";
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(click here,
http://www.ncanp.com/)[vsc 2009-02-05]
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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(for a naturocrit entry concerning this, click here,
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the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians states:
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[OANP]
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[in "Classified Ads"]
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"practice for sale. In beautiful Southern Oregon [...] vitalistic practice utilizes homeopathy, botanicals, physical medicine [...] to inquire: Dr. Deborah Frances N.D.";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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the Pennsylvania Association of Naturopathic Physicians states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine and Health Care Reform"]
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"there are 6 fundamental principles in naturopathic medicine.  The first is 'the healing power of nature'.  Naturopathic physicians are trained to help the body heal itself ";
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(click here,
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[in "Naturopathic Principles"]
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"naturopathic principles [...] 1) 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 doctor's role to support, facilitate and augment this process";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
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[in "About Us"]
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"six principles of naturopathic medicine [...] 3. the healing power of nature. Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself";
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(click here,
(archived here,
 (for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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the Prince Edward Island Association of Naturopathic Doctors states:
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[in "Questions: Naturopathic Treatments"]
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"naturopathic principles [...] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): your naturopathic doctor works to restore and support the powerful and inherent healing abilities of your body, mind and spirit and to prevent further disease from occurring [...] naturopathic 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";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
)
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,

)
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[in "Natural Therapies"]
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"the naturopathic therapies are all based on the same principles, they all assist the body's healing response [...] homeopathic medicine: this powerful system of medicine [...] when carefully matched to the patient they are able to affect the body's 'vital force' and to stimulate the body's innate healing forces on both the physical and emotional levels [...] traditional Chinese Medicine / Acupuncture: the key principle that defines and connects all of Chinese medicine is that of chi, or vital energy. The chi of all organs must be in balance, neither too active nor too dormant, for a person to be healthy. The chi of the body's organs and systems are all connected in meridians or channels that lie just under the skin. A naturopathic doctor will use Eastern herbs and acupuncture to assist the body in regulating the chi and achieving balance";
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[in "Guiding Principles"]
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"naturopathic doctors are guided by six principles. This set of principles, emphasized throughout a naturopathic doctor's training, outlines the naturopathic approach to health and healing and forms the foundation of this distinct form of health care [...] acknowledge and respect the individual's healing process [...#2] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): your naturopathic doctor works to restore and support the powerful and inherent healing ability of your body, mind and spirit and to prevent further disease from occurring. Naturopathic doctors identify and remove obstacles to recovery, facilitating and augmenting this ordered and intelligent healing ability";
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[in "History of Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"the concept of 'the healing power of nature'. This concept has long been at the core of medicine around the world and remains one of the central principles of naturopathic medicine";
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[in "What can Naturopathic Medicine do for You?"] 
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"the naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body";
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[in "Questions: About Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"naturopathic medicine [...] is based on the healing power of nature and it supports and stimulates the body's ability to heal itself ";
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the Quebec Association of Naturopathic Medicine states:
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[in "Everything Homeopathic"]
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"read articles on the healing power of homeopathy - nature's gift to us to heal illnesses and ailments where few other medicines can [...] Homeopathy For Beginners, Part 2: About the Vital Force and Illness in Homeopathy - Learning to Understand Homeopathic Medicine";
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[in "The Vital Force and Illness"]
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"the vital force is similar to the electrical currents that power the lights in your home [...] the vital force also moves through your body without you seeing it [...] it is thought that homeopathic remedies heal by working directly with the etheric, or energy body through the similarity of the correctly applied homeopathic remedy with deranged vital force in the physical body [...] it strikes the vital force, or the energy body, in almost the exact same way the disease force does, rousing the vital force to react against it with a stronger counterattack than against the disease itself.   Because the artificial disease is slightly stronger the vital force, it has no difficulty throwing off the last removing traces of the artificial disease because there are no molecules of the original substance remaining and the vital force can handle a dynamic (energy-based) disease more easily than a natural one.  Homeopaths have observed that this strengthens the ability of the body to heal itself";
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[in "Homeopathy For Beginners Part 1, Understanding Homeopathy"]
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"vital force. Vital force = the basic vital energy or animating force within all living beings:  Also known as chi, divine force, life force, psyche, soul, spirit, vitality. It is this vital force that animates everything that lives, grows, and evolves [...] we have cells and molecules in our bodies, but it is the vital force that makes them alive [...]  an energy that binds the electrons, protons, and neutrons together within each individual atom [...] this same vital energy is contained in the food we eat, and the air we breath, as well as within the cells and atoms within our physical bodies [...] energy used to run the physical body is not obtained from the gross molecular aspects of food, but rather from it's [punct., its] vibrational core [...]  the invisible energy or its vital force. To most, this electrical charge of vital energy is not visible to the eye [...] if there is a partial absence of energy within the body, one can visually notice that the person display's weakness or disease.  Exhaustion is a symptom of low vital energy [...] for the physical body to survive vital energy needs to be constantly replaced.  Vital energy can be easily drained or lost from the body [...] blockages to the flow of the energy within the body restrict the flow of the vital force which moves and circulates through the body in much the same way that blood does [...] when it becomes blocked for any reason, disease may result [...] it is important to understand and sense this energy [...]  it will help when deciding which homeopathic remedy to use [...] it has been known for some thousands of years that some people are able to see this energy emanating around the physical form.  In some cultures it is called the aura [...] thought to be related to the etheric subtle body  [...] next  blog -  how the vital force is related to illness";
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[in "Homeopathy For Beginners Part 2, The Vital Force and Illness, Energy = Health in the Body"]
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"the vital force is similar to the electrical currents that power the lights in your home [...] homeopathic remedies chosen correctly, do a similar thing by restarting, or reminding the electrical current within your body how it is supposed to work [...] the vital force also moves through your body without you seeing it [...] homeopathic remedies heal by working directly with the etheric, or energy body through the similarity of the correctly applied homeopathic remedy with deranged vital force in the physical body [...they] produce an artificial medicinal energy disease t[...] and exists only on the dynamic or energetic plane, not on the chemical plane [...] it strikes the vital force, or the energy body [...] rousing the vital force [...] the artificial disease is slightly stronger the vital force [...] the vital force can handle a dynamic (energy-based) disease [...] homeopaths have observed that this strengthens the ability of the body to heal itself";
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[in "Homeopathy for Beginners Part 3, Understanding Homeopathic Language, Glossary of Homeopathic Terms"]
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"the higher the potency, the stronger the stimulation of the vital force [...] dynamis - life energy, vital force [...] vital force - the energy that maintains life in the individual";
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[in "Homeopathy For Beginners Part 8, Individual Remedy Information, Common Remedies - D to I"]
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"imbalances in the vital force leading to physical pathology arise from attempts to hold the anger in check as well as  being subjected to constant detrimental influences from the environment";
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the Virginia Association of Naturopathic Physicians states:
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[in "Naturopathic Modalities"]
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"homeopathic medicines are very small doses of natural substances that can stimulate the body’s self-healing response. Homeopathic medicines, when properly prescribed, affect the body's 'vital force' and strengthen its innate ability to heal";
(click here,
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Naturopathic Health"]
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"homeopathic medicine: this powerful system of medicine is more than 200 years old and is [...] based on the principle that like cures Like [...] very small doses of natural substances that can stimulate the body’s self-healing response. Homeopathic medicines, when properly prescribed, affect the body’s 'vital force' and strengthen its innate ability to heal";
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[in "Principles of Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"[#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic medicine recognizes the body’s inherent self-healing ability, which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic doctors identify and remove obstacles to recovery and facilitate and augment this healing ability [...] acknowledge and respect the individual’s healing process";
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the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians states:
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"the concept *vis medicatrix naturae* , 'the healing power of nature. This concept has long been at the core of indigenous medicine in many cultures around the world and remains one of the central themes of naturopathic philosophy to this day [...] the body's own healing powers";
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[in "Naturopathic Principles"]
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"the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): the healing power of nature is the inherent self-organizing and healing process of living systems. 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";
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[in "Comparison of ND/MD Scope and Education"]
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"ND education (post graduate) [...] first year [...] the vis medicatrix naturae";
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"naturopathic medicine is [...defined] by the principles which underlie and determine its practice. These principles include: the healing power of nature";
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"as naturopathic physicians, we acknowledge that life is sacred and we are called to affirm the natural principles that govern it [...] we who have spent the time and money to learn how to practice the healing power of nature";
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the Wisconsin Naturopathic Physicians Association states:
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[in "WNPA Quarterly"]
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"the lungs facilitate the breath, the rhythm of life; replenishing energy, calming the mind, and circulating blood and chi";
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[in "About Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"naturopathic principles: these six principles, emphasized throughout a naturopathic doctor’s training, outline the philosophy guiding the naturopathic approach to health and healing and forms the foundation of this distinct health care practice: [#1] harness the healing power of nature: naturopathic doctors work to stimulate your own self-healing abilities of body, mind and spirit. Naturopathic medicine harnesses the vast potential of nature’s medicines to stimulate your inherent healing power";
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[in "WNPA Member List"]
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"Dr. Coleman  [...] as naturopathic primary care physicians our objective goals are to [...#2] stimulate nature's healing power [...] Dr. Ruddy believes [...] that every therapeutic modality offered to each of his patients has to entail the basic tenets of naturopathic medicine: stimulating the healing power of nature [...] Dr. Karen provides the necessary education and guidance for patients to access the healing power of nature";
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V. nonAANP? state org.s:
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the Florida Association of Naturopathic Medicine states:
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[in "FANM Brochure"]
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"the practice of naturopathic medicine [...] addressing both the physical and vitalistic aspects of the individual";
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[in "Legislative Efforts"]
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"naturopathic medicine is defined as [...] : a system of primary health care to support and stimulate a patient’s intrinsic self-healing processes as taught in an approved naturopathic medical program and practiced by a licensed naturopathic physician to prevent, diagnose and treat human health conditions, injuries, and diseases that uses a combination of: a. the practice of biomechanical, material and vitalistic sciences [!] , including but not limited to clinical nutritional medicine, medical manipulation and mechanotherapy";
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the South Carolina Association of Naturopathic Medicine states:
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[in "Introduction to Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"the practice of naturopathic medicine [...] addressing both the physical and vitalistic aspects of the individual";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"naturopathic medicine is not defined by the substances used in treatment but rather by the principles, which underlie and determine its practice. These principles include: the healing power of nature [...] the principles of naturopathic medicine; 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";
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VI. other U.S. States' examination boards:
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the State of Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners states:
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[in “Introduction to the Philosophy, Science, and Art of Chiropractic”]
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“the traditional philosophy of chiropractic. The traditional vitalistic philosophy of chiropractic [...] the vital functioning of each individual is directed by the body's innate intelligence, and expression of universal intelligence. Universal intelligence accounts for the universal regularities and laws of nature [...] the philosophy of chiropractic is both vitalistic and holistic”;
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the State Government of Victoria's Better Health Channel states:
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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“naturopathy maintains that the body can heal itself if given the right circumstances and conditions. It uses a range of treatments to stimulate the body’s own healing powers (‘vital force’) […] naturopathy aims to […] support the body’s vital force (capacity to self-heal) […] this power to self-heal is called ‘the vital force’”;
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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"naturopathy maintains that the body can heal itself if it is given the right circumstances and conditions. A range of treatments or therapies are used to stimulate the body's own healing powers or 'vital force' [...] naturopathy aims to [...] support the body’s vital force (its capacity to self-heal)";
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VII. other CAM proponents / regional resources:
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the Baltimore Homeopathic Study Group states:
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[in "Saine2"]
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"vis medicatrix naturae or the healing power of nature. The only way a person can heal disease is through their own healing power. The forces of healing can be used to help the organism to heal itself [...] the physician must understand the vital force. It is the force in a person that keeps them alive and passes life to the next generation. It is the force that heals and which maintains the healthy body. Its nature is a mystery. The vital force is not a material substance, since the substance of the body does not change at death. The vital force is described in aphorism nine [...] the Organon discusses real versus apparent disease. Real disease is an untunement of the vital force. Apparent disease is due to some external cause, such as coffee causing insomnia. When the cause is removed, the disease is gone. This distinction is only made by Hahnemann. Artificial disease is caused by drugs or remedies. A homeopathic proving is an example of an artificial disease Iatrogenic diseases caused by drugs are also artificial diseases. Artificial diseases, can eliminate natural diseases if their symptoms are similar. This is the basis of homeopathiic [sp.] medicine [...] we cannot measure untunement of the vital force, only see its manifestations. This untunement can be transferred from one generation to another. Psychological disturbance can also disregulate the vital force [...] the fundamental, intrinsic cause of real disease is the untunement of the vital force. This only applies to dynamic disease [...] the more the condition is due to the untunement of the vital force, the greater the success of homeopathy [...] swearing can be cured if it is the result of a disturbance of the vital force and not if it is the result of bad upbringing [...] part of the symptoms of disease are related to the vital force and others to poor hygiene";
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts states:
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"naturopathic medicine: is a natural approach to health and healing that recognizes the integrity of the whole 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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Bridgeport [CT] Hospital states:
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[in "Complementary and Alternative Medicine Glossary"]
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"yin and yang - Chinese words for complementary and opposite forces that make up the life force (qi)";
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[in "Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Chinese Medicine"]
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"traditional Chinese medicine [...] Chinese medicine's basic concept is that a vital force of life surges through the body (also called qi). Any imbalance to this life force can cause disease and illness, according to Chinese medicine. The imbalance, in turn, is caused by an imbalance in the opposite and complementary forces that make up the life force, called yin and yang. To regain balance, the belief is [etc.]";
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CAMera (the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Education & Research Network of Alberta)'s McCutcheon, A. (PhD ?), Becker, B. (MJ ?) states:
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[in "Glossary of Terms"]
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"complementary and alternative medicine [...] vital force or vital energy. The term vital force or vital energy is used to express the concept of the essence, spiritual force or energy that animates and sustains living organisms. When this energy is unbalanced, disrupted or blocked, illness can occur. When an organism dies, this vital energy dissolves, or disperses [...] prana. In ayurvedic medicine, the Sanskrit word 'prana' which means life force, is used to describe the vital energy that animates life. Similar to concept of qi in traditional Chinese medicine, prana is power [...] oxygen is a vehicle through which prana is 'seen' in material form. The breathing techniques and exercises practiced in yoga are designed to help focus and enhance this vital life force [...] qi (chi, ki). The practice of traditional Chinese medicine is founded upon the concept of qi or vital life energy. Qi is the energy and potential energy that flows throughout and around the body, animating us and connecting us to all aspects of the world around us. It is evident as the energy that animates life forms and as potential energy in the physical world, in the earth, water and air. The proper balanced flow of individual qi is essential for optimum health. Disruptions, imbalances or blockages in the flow of qi result in illness. For example, qi stagnation (qi that is 'stuck' or not circulating) often results in physical pain. In the human being, qi circulates through 12 main meridians or energy pathways. Each meridian is associated with specific organs and body functions. There are over 1,000 nodes or acupoints along these meridians that focus or amplify the energy. The energy flow can be most effectively manipulated at these acupoints. The flow of qi can be detected and measured as electric currents that flow along the meridians. Qi is perceived as a physical entity[not in any scientific sense!] that can be measured using electronic devices and influenced using herbs and techniques such as qi gong and acupuncture [bullshit...] yin and yang. In Daoist philosophy, any change can be explained in terms of the interaction between two opposite forces, yin and yang, that make up the whole individual or object. Yin and yang are neutral terms that are used to describe any pair of opposites, such as hot and cold, hard and soft, male and female. The vital force, qi, is thought to be generated through the interaction between yin and yang [...] acupressure is a form of Chinese massage that is often described as 'acupuncture without the needles'. Both practices involve working with the body’s vital energy or qi, in order to release blockages and stimulate the balanced energy flow necessary for good health [...] acupuncture is a therapeutic technique that originated in China more than five thousand years ago. It is based on the idea that vital energy, or qi must flow in the correct strength and quality throughout the body in order for health to be maintained. Illness and disease are related to blockages and stagnation of this energy [...] bioenergy. Similar to the concepts of qi, prana and vital energy, bioenergy is the term used to describe the aura or subtle energy field in and around the human body. Bioenergy approaches such as magnetic therapy are used to restore, balance and enhance this energy field";
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the Center For Homeopathy of Southern Vermont states:
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[in "Homeopathic Glossary"]
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“homeopathy - a medical science [!] on the stimulation of the inherent vital energy of the body by energetically potentised remedies [...] life force – see 'vital force' [...] materialism - materialism is the philosophical belief [!] that the world is comprised of small units of 'material' [...meanwhile, back in the stone age] this is in contrast to the vitalistic belief of homeopathy which postulates an immaterial vital force or dynamic energy as the basis of all life [...] provings can also happen during the therapeutic process if the homeopath has not properly taken into account the healing path of the vital force, and repeats an incorrect remedy too often [...] sensations have always been very important in finding the correct homeopathic remedies, because they express more directly the particular nature of an individual's vital force [...] vital force - the concept of the vital force is central to homeopathic philosophy. The vital force is the life energy that keeps us alive and breathing. It is the energy that helps us grow and evolve. In homeopathy, we become sick when the vital force become 'mistuned' or misdirected. The correct homeopathic remedy will 'retune' us [health as a musical instrument]. Vital sensation - the concept of the vital sensation is of a basic sensation that is linked directly to the vital force”;
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[in "Homeopathic Principles: 3. The Vital Force"]
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“Hahnemann and his followers believed that the essential nature of a living being was not to be found in the physical tissues and organs of the body. Homeopaths perceived an intelligence, variously called 'the dynamic principle' or 'vital principle,' 'the dynamis' or 'vital force,' which was responsible for the coordination and activities of life [...a concept] very popular in many traditional cultures [...as apposed to] in the modern world [...wherein] we are accustomed to considering the physical world as a purely material one. Everything else is part of the non-scientific spiritual realm [!]. As a modern 'science,' [!] conventional medicine conceptualizes and analyzes human life as a set of material functions seated in physical tissues [...] when the real life has gone out of a body. It is not a matter of the brain or heart still functioning, but one of the vitality and responsiveness that defines life“;
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the Foundation for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine states:
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“chiropractic adjustments energize the life force that connects the spine to all parts of the body to promote healing […] homeopathy: a school of medicine developed by Samuel Hahnemann in the 1780's. Based on the principle of similars, the theory that symptoms of disease are relieved by minute doses of substances which would produce the same symptoms when given in large doses to a healthy person. The proposed mechanism is that through the method of progressively diluting and succussing (shaking) a substance in a medium, the vital ingredient of the substance is released. The resulting remedy stimulates the vital force - the internal defense and repair mechanism of the body […] meridian: channels traversing the exterior surface of the body encompassing the acupuncture points, through which ch'i, or the life force, flows. Through the meridians, the ch'i reveals the condition of the internal functions of the body”;
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Scientific Medical Research, LLC states:
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[in “Naturopathic Medicine”] 
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“homeopathy is a powerful system of medicine that is more than 200 years old. This system of medicine utilizes highly diluted substances to cure illness. Homeopathic remedies act upon the vital force of the body to restore balance and harmony within the body”;
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(archived here,
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University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina states [per Hess, C.]:
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[in "Naturopathic Physician (ND)"]
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"a naturopathic doctor often combines many different complementary therapies to enhance the body's natural vital force";
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