Saturday, October 04, 2014

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

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the International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine states:
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"the International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine, committed to promoting natural healthcare and wellbeing [...and is made up of] 600+ Healthcare Profesionals, 185 International Organizations and Academic Institutions, 55 Countries represented, 48 New Research presented, 30 Top Speakers, 3 unforgettable days [...] the naturopathic principles taught in most countries include [...] healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae) [...] naturopathic theories: there are a number of naturopathic theories practiced around the world including [...] vital force (vis vitalis) / theory of vitality  [...] some of the most common naturopathic modalities include [...] homeopathic medicine [...and] traditional Chinese medicine / acupuncture";
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the International Naturopathic Medical Association states:
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2015)]
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"naturopathic philosophy: 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 mediatrix naturae, nature is the healer of all diseases [...] the six principles that guide the therapeutic methods and modalities of naturopathic medicine include [...] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: the human body possesses the inherent ability to restore health. The physician’s role is to facilitate this process";
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the International Society of Naturopathic Physicians states:
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[in "Principles of Naturopathic Medicine" (2009)]
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"naturopathy has been expressed in six principles: vis medicatrix naturae (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 [...] respect and cooperate with the vis medicatrix naturae in diagnosis, treatment, and counseling";
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the World Health Organization states:
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"naturopathic practice emerged from an amalgamation of the philosophy, techniques, science and principles that typified the alternative healing systems of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly those related to vitalism [...] some of the founding influences that defined naturopathic philosophy and practice include [...] the philosophy of vitalism, which maintained that the body has an innate intelligence that strives constantly for health, so that the practitioner’s role is to assist these efforts by cooperating with the healing powers of nature active within the body [...] the principles that inform naturopathy can be summarized as follows [...] act in cooperation with the healing power of nature [...] act in cooperation with the healing power of nature: the Stoics of ancient Greece believed that there was an animating principle, logos, that acted as a vital force to order the universe [...] seek, identify and treat the fundamental cause of the illness [...] this often requires a thorough examination of the patient’s lifestyle, diet and vital force [...] annex 1: glossary [...] vital force: the essential energy that animates the body, referred to in Chinese medicine as chi and in ayurvedic medicine as prana";
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the World Naturopathic Federation states:
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[in "Naturopath / Naturopathic Doctor Q and A" (2017)]
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"although there is some variation in naturopathic philosophies and theories, there is a core group that is consistent across naturopathic programs and countries. The core naturopathic philosophies and theories vital force (vis vitalis) / theory of vitality";
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[in "Overview of the Naturopathic Profession" (2017)]
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"the philosophies of 'vitalism' and 'holism' are core to naturopathic practice globally.  Naturopathic principles: there is global consensus on the naturopathic principles [...] the guiding principles of naturopathic practice include: the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae)";
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[in "Naturopathic Historical Reference" (2017)]
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"Hippocrates a Greek philosopher [...] humans have an instinctual force inside, which maintains health, the vital force [...] Aristotle [...] introduced the philosophical theory of vitalism [...] that vitalism is the core of all living [...] Moses Maimonides [...] he contributed to the reinforcement of vitalism [...] Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland [...] 'the truth of health can be found in vis medicatrix naturae (healing power of nature), vis natura regeneratrix (self healing power) and vis vitalis (vital force)' [...] Samuel Thomson [...] subscribed to vitalism describing the vital force as 'vital heal' [...] Isaac Jennings [...] the vital force of the human body. He contributed to the theory of orthopathy (balance of health), heteropathy (imbalance of health) and vital force [...] cellular pathologists [...] those practitioners who held true to the knowledge of traditional medicine and who practiced according to the philosophies of vitalism and holism and the principles of vis medicatrix naturae, tolle causam and tolle totum, established the naturopathic profession and became known as naturopaths, naturopathic doctors, naturopathic physicians or heilpraktiker [...] Louis Kuhne[...] Kuhne contributed to the theory that every disease is caused by toxins and that the living body has a vital force which is the only capable force of healing";
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[in "WNF White Paper: Naturopathic Philosophies, Principles and Theories" (2017)]
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"vital force and theory of vitality [...] naturopathic philosophies: The philosophies of 'vitalism' and 'holism' are core to naturopathic practice globally [...] the body has an innate ability to heal referred to as vitalism [...] vitalism and holism are the core naturopathic philosophies.  I. naturopathic philosophy: vitalism [...] the following are the origins of vitalism: the first recorded reference to vitalism occurred [...] this vital principle [...] the concept of vitalism [...] vitalism or vital force describes the intelligence that animates each and every person and it refers to forces beyond the physical self that govern life, health and healing [...] vitalism postulates that there is a self-organising principle within all life (some say within all matter) [...] the vital force is an invisible power which is discernable only from its effects [...] the concept vital force [...] vitalism is called by many different names, including life force, breath, chi, qi, ki, prana, and mana', depending upon the particular culture or tradition [...] vitalism is also associated with concepts of personal essence, spirit or soul [...] early practitioners supported vitalism by assisting nature in the process of health and healing using food, exercise, hydrotherapy and herbs and promoting the elimination of internal wastes [...] a person's vitality [...] a person’ vital force [...] the naturopathic concept of vitalism [...] the vitalistic approach [...] the vital force of the person [...] vitalism [...] modern vitalism [...] an organism's vitality is complexity [...] contributions to the philosophy of vitalism [...] there have been many traditional and naturopathic practitioners who have written about and promoted the concept of vitalism [...] 'the vital force is the spiritual dynamis that animates the material body and retains all parts of the organism' [...] vital operation [...] in disease the vital force is 'deranged' [...] an American physician describes vital force as the ability in the human to reduce heteropathy (wrong way, imbalance of health, disease) and achieve orthopathy (natural hygiene, straight way, health) [...] Aphorism 9 – 18, 'The Vital Force' in The Organon of the Healing Art [...] has contributed to vitalism in the following statement [...] and increase vital energy [...] 'it is the vital force that triggers the functional normalization responses' [...] 'a vital force, which all living beings possess' [...] 'vital force' [...] the uniqueness of naturopathy arises from the application of seven fundamental principles which complement the naturopathic philosophies of vitalism and holism [...] first, do no harm or primum non nocere refers to not only the patient but to the patient's vital force [...] nature is seen as the force of healing, be it the waters, the sun, the earth our own vital force [...] directing the vital force to stimulate the body's own defences and healing ability [...] 'the truth of health can be found in the vis medicatrix naturae, vis natura regeneratrix and in vital force' [...] 'vis medicatrix naturae is the manifestation of the universal consciousness in biological form. Our environment, beliefs, interactions with others, actions, lifestyle, diet, etc. modulate the manifestation of the vis as our vitality, but vis itself is immutable. As we harmonize with the vis, our consciousness expands' [...] 'vis medicatrix naturae is based in and affected by a unified field created through both upward and downward causation originating in spirit [...] the vis medicatrix naturae. Vis = life force. Vital force and life force may be the same. The vital force is not the same as vis medicatrix naturae. The vital force powers the vis medicatrix naturae within the human organism' [...] the hereditary vitality of each [...] a force of unknown essence (the vital force) [...] naturopathy / naturopathic medicine is inherently based on the philosophies of vitalism and holism and on the seven naturopathic principles [...] vital force and theory of vitality [...] the theory vital force is synonymous with the naturopathic philosophy vitalism [...] I. naturopathic theory: vital force: vital force and theory of vitality is synonymous with the naturopathic philosophy of vitalism [...] vital bath [...] revitalization [...] revitalize [...] the benefits on activating vital force [...] lowered vitality [...] nerve energy = vital force [...] nerve energy or vital energy [...] the vitality of the body [...] energy and vitality [...] the vital action of the organism [...] vitality [...] vitality or vital force [...] Galen also introduced the element ether, which integrated the vital force into the understanding the human body [...] vital force [...] blood is also known as the seat of vital force as it includes all four humors in a certain mixture [...] the 4 elements, the 4 body liquids (humors), strength or deficiency of vital force [...] the pulse is a direct reflection of vital force which reflects a mixture of the 4 body liquids, and the balance of human functions and energies [...] reception and reaction are fundamental for normal functions and health and are part of the vital force [...] lowered vitality [...] the vitality of the patient [...] vitalism [...] living matter is endowed with an instinct of conservation (and repair) which is called 'vital force' [...] intelligence of the vital force [...] vitalism [...] the vital force is always exercised in the best interests of the organism [...] the vital force is of nervous origin [...] vitalism [...] the force vital [...] the vital reaction [...] directed by the 'vital force' [...] a more violent action of the vital force [...] revitalization [...] the importance of the vital force [...] revitalization [...] vitalism [...] the vitality or vital force [...] vitality [...] the vital force and its rational manifestations [...] a vital wasting [...] a vital action of the body [...] as the 'vital force' decreases [...] an intelligent vital resistance [...] a correct vital action [...] the stronger the vital defences [...] the vital potential [...] strong vitality (high potential) [...] diminished vitality [...] vitally bearable to the patient [...] that power is in function of the height of the vital potential [...] the useless wearings imposed to the vital force [...] weaken the vital force [...] the body needs all that vital force to combat humoral overloads and stop their invasion [...] the healing power is in us (vital force) [...] the vital force (which is intelligent, want or not)";
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[in "About Naturopathy" (2016)]
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"explore the strength of naturopathy and the healing power of nature [...] naturopathic theories: there are a number of naturopathic theories practiced around the world including: vital force (vis vitalis) / theory of vitality [...] the naturopathic principles taught in most countries include [...#2] healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae)";
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[in "Findings from the Naturopathic Roots Committee Survey" (2016)]
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"the following ten (10) naturopathic philosophies and theories are taught in over 70% of all naturopathic institutions [...#1] vital force [...] as described in Chart 12 the common theories and philosophies were: vital force (vis vitalis) / theory of vitality";
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"naturopathic theories [...] vital force (vis vitalis), theory of vitality";
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[in "What are the Different Types of Complementary and Alternative Therapies?"]
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"energy therapies. These therapies are based on working with energies that aren't generally accepted by conventional medicine. Some terms used to describe these energies are: qi, prana, the vital force or bioenergy. These concepts are the basis of a number of practices, including: acupressure, acupuncture, polarity therapy, Reiki, therapeutic touch, homeopathy, light therapy, color therapy, magnet therapy, tai qi, qi gong, traditional Chinese medicine, ayurvedic medicine, Tibetan medicine.";
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"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 [...] 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 the human energy field [...] 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 that connects body, mind and spirit to function as one individual. Prana is the essence associated with air and breath. Although prana does not mean air in the physical sense, 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 or ki). The practice of traditional Chinese medicine is founded upon the concept of qi or vital 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 [...] vital force (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";
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the United States Government’s Department of Health, Education, and Welfare states:
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“concepts and philosophy of naturopathy […] the naturopathic approach to health and disease is reflected in its philosophy which is explained in the textbook, Basic Naturopathy (submitted to this study by the NANP), as follows: naturopaths hold that there is a vital force ‘. . . which is the maintainer and healer of the body’ and that all ‘. . . vital actions are correlated by the nervous system.’ When the vital force is depressed, ‘enervation’ exists. Disease is explained as follows: ‘the primary cause of disease is reaction to unnatural environment . . . When the body is weighted down by toxins in excess of the amount with which the vital force is able to cope, then enervation... supervenes and there is a lag in the body's power to expel the ashes of metabolism... Enervation leads to the secondary cause of so-called disease -- toxemia. Toxemia is the state of auto-intoxication resulting from the accumulation ot[sp.] poisons in the body - poisons taken in from without in the form of incorrect food, impure water, vitiated air, etc., and which are not thrown off by the body because of its enervated state, and in addition thereto the poisons formed within the body itself by the processes of metabolism. . . The presence of these poisons within the blood stream and tissues causes the vital force to make efforts to eradicate toxemia, and these efforts are what is called diseased crises. . . . Disease, therefore, is not a hostile entity to be attacked, but is rather a manifestation of vital force in its efforts to continue to live and to remove anti-vital conditions caused by man's deliberate, or ignorant, breaking of the laws of health and life ... Disease, then, is the result of stagnation and accumulation of filth in the blood stream and in the tissues’ […] chiropractic and naturopathic philosophy are very similar, in that practitioner groups believe in the concept of a vital force”;
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the United States Government’s Indian Health Service states:
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"another principle in the medicine of naturopathy is 'vis medicatrix naturae', which basically means that nature is medicine, and our traditional and cultural ways are powerful";
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the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians [AANP] states:
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"'blood is our life force. It tells our body's story,' says Dr. Allison Fillatre, a naturopathic doctor with Choice Nutrition in Saskatoon";
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"Vis Medicatrix Naturae – LifeSource Octagon Series on Vitalism and Contemporary Scientific Paradigms.  Representing FNM, Executive and Senior Editors Snider and Pizzorno are participants in the Vitalism Conference and Contemporary Scientific Paradigms series at Life University. They join a diverse group of international faculty assembled for a rich interdisciplinary examination of the topic. A third conference in the series is scheduled for April 2011. This effort by the LifeSource Octagon Institute aligns with the FNM dialogue and publication on the Vis Medicatrix Naturae to strengthen and characterize this concept among those involved with natural healing. FNM’s discussions and submissions, on the Vis Medicatrix Naturae and the Metaparadigm taxonomy were well received. The Vis dialogue taking place through FNM within the naturopathic medical community is recognized by the Octagon Institute as a leading initiative to, through scholarship; characterize the Vis Medicatrix Naturae in the healing professions. Life Source Octagon has “a mission [...] the dialogue will be based on vitalistic philosophy' [...] http://life.edu/Octagon [...] 1762 - Christof Wilhelm Friedrich Hufeland (d. 1836) Major articulator of vitalistic medicine";
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"vitalism: the historical concept of vitalism proposes the idea that our spirit animates and operates the body... If our mood is depressed we may slump, if we slump we may have a depressed mood";
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[in "Back To The Future: Why Vitalism is the New Medicine" (2013)]
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"naturopathic principles: [#1] the healing power of nature [...] doctrine of viz 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 the healing process to be ordered and intelligent [...] crude matter is but an expression of the life force, itself a manifestation of the Great Creative Intelligence which some call God, others nature, the oversoul, brahma, prana, the great spirit, etc., each according to his best understanding [...] science has recently begun to prove what ancient myth and religion have always espoused: There may be such a thing as a life force [...] it is intelligent energy; otherwise it could not act with the same wonderful precision in the electrons of the atoms as in the suns and planets of the sidereal universe. This intelligent energy can have but one source: The will and the intelligence of the Creator [...] treatments not in conformity [...] are inimical to the viz medicatrix naturae [...] doctrines of naturopathic medicine [#1] viz medicatrix naturae [...] each describes an aspect of the vitalist view [...] the vitalistic conception of ife regards vital force as the primary force of all forces, coming from the great central source of all life. This force, which permeates, heats and animates the entire created universe, is an expression of divine intelligence and will, the logos, the word of the great Creative Intelligence [...] in the healthy condition of man, the spiritual vital force, the dynamis that animates the material body, rules with unbounded sway [...] The Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine: The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)";
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"[via ND Thyr] we connect to as much life force as possible [...] because it is so close to the life force [...from the sidebar] naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic doctors teach their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and natural therapies to enhance their bodies’ ability to ward off and combat disease";
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"[per ND Schor] are we not supposed to be naturopaths and is not our goal supposed to be to stimulate the vital force or the vis medicatrix naturae or something along that line [as in many aliases!...per] stimulating the vis [...] our image of this vis [...] our image of the vis is a conglomeration of the ideas [...] the vis medicatrix naturae [...] the healing power of nature [...] let me quote a respected medical writer on nature’s healing properties [...Hahnemann!] 'what the vital force does in these so-called crises and how it does it remains a mystery to us like all the internal operations of the organic vital economy' [...from the sidebar] naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic doctors teach their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and natural therapies to enhance their bodies’ ability to ward off and combat disease";
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"follows naturopathic philosophy [...] facilitates the vis medicatrix naturae";
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"2013 schedule and speaker list are posted. Don't miss keynotes: James Sensenig, ND, presenting, Back to the Future: Why vitalism is the 'new' medicine";
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 "the Heart of Naturopathic Medicine in Naturopathic Medical Education by Don Warren, ND, Elizabeth Pimentel, ND, Letitia Dick-Kronenberg, ND, and Thom Kruzel, ND [...] a panel of esteemed academic and philosophical leaders will provide context and present practical strategies to re-build the deepest roots of naturopathic medicine [...including] how to re-build and engage vitalistic tenets of our medicine in clinical application, clinical mentorship, scholarship and in our learning environments [...] Herbal Tea Practicum [...] by Glen Nagel, ND [...] he teaches botanical medicine and naturopathic vitalism and naturopathic philosophy at NCNM [...] Back to the Future: Why Vitalism is the New Medicine by James Sensenig, ND. Naturopathic medicine cannot simply be understood as being rooted in 'nature', but rather 'nature' as understood by the vitalist tradition. This world view defines the difference between the currently dominant school of medicine and naturopathic medicine. It holds that 'nature' is intelligent, orderly and purposeful and that the physician\'s role is support the inherent tendency toward order [...] the vitalist thinkers [...] [...] the Diversity of the Vis Medicatrix Naturae by Pamela Snider, ND, and Joseph Pizzorno, ND [...] in the vitalist tradition we work with the vis medicatrix naturae [...] the vis [...] this concept is the heart of naturopathic medicine. We will celebrate the diversity and unity of the vis as our inheritance, work, strength, and legacy in creating a healthy world, through an international philosophical, clinical and scientific dialogue occurring in the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine Textbook, built around Dr. Bill Mitchell’s Equation of the vis. A major focus of the FNM is to develop greater clarity in our expression and understanding of the vis medicatrix naturae";
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"Dr. Glen Nagel  [..] teaches botanical medicine and naturopathic vitalism and naturopathic philosophy at NCNM [...] Back to the Future: Why Vitalism is the New Medicine by James Sensenig, ND. Naturopathic medicine cannot simply be understood as being rooted in 'Nature', but rather 'nature' as understood by the vitalist tradition. This world view defines the difference between the currently dominant school of medicine and naturopathic medicine. It holds that 'nature' is intelligent, orderly and purposeful and that the physician's role is support the inherent tendency toward order [...] naturopathic medicine and the vitalist thinkers";
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"naturopathic principles: the healing power of nature: NDs recognize a person's innate ability to heal and remove obstacles to healing and recovery to facilitate this inherent self-healing process [...] respect and work with the individual's self-healing process";
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"Sensenig, J. (In press). A Proposed Naturopathic Metaparadigm. In Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine: The Healing Power of Nature [...] naturopathic principles: [#1] the healing power of nature [...] doctrines of naturopathic medicine: [#1] viz medicatrix naturae [...] doctrine of viz 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 physician's role to support, facilitate and augment this process [...] crude matter is but an expression of the life force, itself a manifestation of the great creative intelligence which some call god [...] the vitalistic conception of life regards vital force as the primary force of all forces [...] the 'word of the great creative intelligence [...] intelligent energy [...] the spiritual vital force, the dynamis";
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"[via ND Fitzpatrick] what does integrated thinking mean? [...including] what is the strength of the life force? [...] treatment [...including] what is the vital force of the patient? [...and] building up the vital force";
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"[via NDs Snider and Pizzorno (there are 25 instances of medicatrix, 82 instances of vis] the healing power of nature refers to the ‘animating life force’ [...] vis (not VMN) = life force. Vital force and life force may be the same. The vital force is not same as VMN [...] definitions: VMN, vital force, vitality, life force, energy, spirit [...] the first is 'clear operational definitions of concepts such as the vis medicatrix naturae (the ‘vital force,’ ‘healing power of nature’)' [...] archeus (vital force) [...] in order to take ourselves seriously we need to define these terms that have been used interchangeably more precisely: Vis medicatrix naturae, vital force, the vis, vitality-even energy, and spirit [...] naturopathic medicine distinguishes itself philosophically from mainstream medicine by its core principle vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature. Its insistence on referring to the ‘vital force’ [...] Mitchell's vis is not identical to the vital force [...] the vital force powers the VMN within the human organism";
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"[quoting Kruse] naturopathy is actually a belief system based on the pre-scientific belief in 'vitalism,' which proposes that there is a 'life force' or 'vital force' that can be shaped by 'naturopathic' treatments";
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"the following principles are the foundation of naturopathic medical practice: [#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in people 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 individuals’ self-healing process";
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"principles of naturopathic medicine: 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";
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[in "Provide Licensure for Naturopathic Physicians in the State of Iowa" (2014)]
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" the human body is inherently capable of healing itself [...] the six principles of naturopathic medicine: 1) the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: 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. Naturopathic physicians (NDs) take a holistic approach to healing, and aim to cure disease by taking advantage of the body’s self-regenerative powers [...] 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 [...] the body's self-healing response";
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(click here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[coded]
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[in "2013 AANP Vis Award: Call for Nominations"]
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"the Vis Award acknowledges persons who represent the Vis, the healing power of nature, as demonstrated through their work, life, and community service. The Vis Award recipients are naturopathic students, faculty members, or clinicians who exemplify the Vis medicatrix naturae by their understanding and application of the healing power of nature";
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(click here,
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[coded]
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[in "Updates in Pharmacy"]
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"the therapeutic order [...#2] stimulate the healing power of nature [...] principles of naturopathic medicine [...#3] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae";
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(click here,
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[coded]
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[in "Health Reform in the 21st Century"]
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"principles of naturopathic medicine = much of the ACA: the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae)";
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(click here,
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[coded]
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[in "Practice and Professional Development Update"]
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"celebrating the healing power of nature";
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(click here,
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[coded]
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[in "Call for Abstracts AANP 2013 Convention July 10 – 13, 2013 Keystone, Colorado"]
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"we are interested in presentations [...] that provide clinical knowledge and experience to our participants of the healing power of nature";
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(click here,
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[in "Two Schools" (2010-06-01)]
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"[per ND Schor] the late William Mitchell would sometimes use a specific word to describe how a botanical extract affects an organism. He would say that it 'informs' the body or the mind or the vital force [...from the sidebar] naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic doctors teach their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and natural therapies to enhance their bodies’ ability to ward off and combat disease";
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(click here,
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[in "Naturopathic Physician" (2009-02; vol. 183)]
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""we gather layers of insight into our present time from the
core naturopathic belief of the healing power of nature [...] the power of nature [...] the force that we call the vital force, the core animus of life [...] in these occasionally dreary days of February, with confidence in the power of nature and the vital forces within and around us";
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(click here,
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[AANP book]
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[in "[The AANP's] A Guide To Alternative Medicine"(1997)]
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[I own a couple copies of this, much has been OCR'd]
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"acupuncture looks at addictions as imbalances in the flow of the body's vital life energy, or qi, particularly on the kidney, liver, or nervous system meridians channels [p.020...] vital energy, or qi, flows through certain pathways in the body called meridians [...] meridians, or pathways for the body's vital energy [...] the body's meridians, or pathways for vital energy [p.169...] the Chinese believe that qi (pronounced chee), or vital energy, is responsible for health, and that an imbalance of qi results in illness. Acupuncture is used to correct the flow of qi, so to restore health and vitality.  Chinese medicine recognizes 12 major meridians, or pathways, for qi [...] these meridians form an in visible network that carries qi to every tissue in the body. Acupuncture stimulates specific points along these path ways to rebalance a person’s energy, or qi, by redirecting or stimulating it [p.173...] the therapies described here as bodywork are those that focus primarily on the physical functioning of the body or its functioning in combination with the flow of vital energy, or qi, in the body [p.193...] applied kinesiology, and a closely related technique 'touch for health,' use the meridian qi (vital energy) and connections between the neurologic and muscular systems to make diagnoses and provide therapy [p.194...] shiatsu practitioners apply pressure to specific points, called tsubos, on the meridians, to rebalance the body’s ki (the Japanese word for vital energy) [...] points are stimulated through a combination of thumb pressure and transfer of ki from the practitioner [...] pressure is applied to the meridian points and held in specific patterns to energize or enervate the meridian ki [p.211...] naturopathy has a great deal in common with oriental healing philosophies [...] the oriental concept of life force, or qi, and the naturopathic concept of the healing power of nature are similar in theory if not in language [p.296...] qigong promotes health, longevity, and healing through exercises designed to circulate and balance qi, or vital energy, in the body [...] qigong exercises combine repetitions of slow, gently flowing movements of the arms, legs, and torso with mental concentration to allow for the movement of qi within the body [...] during exercise, the practitioner focuses on moving qi through the body’s pathways, but describing the moving of the qi as something that the individual 'does' through his or her own effort is misleading [...] the mental effort can be more accurately defined as mentally getting out of the way so the qi can move freely through the body [p.342...] the source of qi is in the dan tian, located just below the navel. Therefore, each stance begins with hands placed just below the navel at the dan tian and ends with the return of qi to its store house.  As practitioners carry out the movements, they feel the building and the flow of qi throughout the body before it is returned to the dan tian [...] just as water tends to find equilibrium, qi flows where it needs to go, back to balance if allowed and encouraged [...] this exercise is good for nourishing the dan tian the source of qi in the body [p.343...] these masters can emit their qi to balance that of the patient and promote health and healing [p.344...] traditional Chinese medicine places primary emphasis on the balance of qi [...] or vital energy. There are 12 major meridians, or pathways, for qi, and each is associated with a major vital organ or vital function.These meridians form an invisible network that carries qi to every tissue in the body [p.346...] pulse readings [...] reveal the flow of qi through the body and can indicate energy imbalances and their causes [p.347...] a wide range of therapies are used in traditional Chinese medicine to correct physical symptoms, restore energetic balance, and redirect and normalize a person’s qi. Some of the treatment options used are acupuncture, cupping, herbal medicine, massage, moxibustion, qigong [...] acupuncture is used to correct the flow of qi to restore health by stimulating specific points along these pathways [p.348...] moxibustion is the use of heat on energetically active points of the body to stimulate the flow of qi. Practitioners burn the crushed leaves, or moxa, of a daisy-like plant, Artemisia vulgaris, in loose or stick forms to release a radiant heat that penetrates deeply and restores the balance and flow of qi [...] the use of heat to stimulate points on the body works on the same principles as acupuncture and is believed to predate the use of needles to stimulate the flow of qi [...] qigong is used to promote health, longevity, and healing through exercises designed to circulate and balance qi, or vital energy, in the body [p.350]";
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(ISBN 0785319840 9780785319849)
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the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors states:
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[coded]
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[in "Executive Board Members" (2015)]
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"Jacqueline believes that healing comes from within, and that the body has an innate capacity 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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[coded]
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[in "About APND" (2013)]
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"NDs subscribe to a system of medicine that is based on the principle of vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature [...] to stimulate the body's self-healing abilities";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Naturopathic Treatments" (2013)]
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"homeopathy was developed over 200 years ago based on the principle of like cures like. It uses minimal amounts of natural substances that encourage the body's ability to heal itself [...] acupuncture: is a technique of inserting and manipulating very fine needles into specific points on the body for therapeutic purposes. The points lie along meridians on the body along where qi / chi or energy flows [...] traditional Chinese medicine: TCM involves the use of acupuncture, herbs, foods, and exercise to help the body's qi move and resolve disease";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[coded]
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[in "About Naturopathic Medicine" (2009)]
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"naturopathic doctors are guided by six fundamental healing principles [...] to support the healing power of the body, by recognizing and removing obstacles to the body's inherent self-healing process";
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(click here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Services" (2004)]
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"an energetic medicine based on the principle of 'like cures like', homeopathy is the prescription of minute doses of specially prepared natural substances chosen to match the individual's vital force or total health picture [...] the goal is to balance the flow of energy (qi) through the meridian pathways of the body using acupuncture, herbs and Chinese dietary therapy [...] reiki is a Japanese word meaning 'universal life energy'. The purpose of the gentle, hands-on treatment is to promote the free flow of energy within the body and boost the body's innate ability to heal itself [...] it releases energy blockages that create imbalances leading to 'dis-ease'";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this web page, click here,
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the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy states:
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[“The Academy was founded in November 1986 by a group of naturopathic physicians who were eager to provide educational programs of high standard in homeopathy and to promote the practice of homeopathic medicine throughout Canada and the world.”]
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[in “About the Course - Advanced Chronic Prescribing”]
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“the philosophy of homeopathy. This part of the program presents the fundamental principles of homeopathic doctrine through the study of important works such as the Organon and Hahnemann's Chronic Diseases [...] the basis of medicine [...] the vital force [...] the untunement of the vital force [...] limitation of the vital force”;
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors states:
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[archived also as naturopathicassoc.ca here from 1999]
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[AANP + CAND = North American 'Regionally Accredited' Naturopathy]
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[in "Questions: All Questions -- Naturopathic Therapies -- Homeopathic Medicine"]
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"naturopathic doctors in Canada are trained and licensed in the following natural therapies [...] homeopathic remedies [...which are] designed to stimulate the body's 'vital force' and strengthen its innate ability to heal. [And] traditional Chinese medicine / acupuncture. [Which is] based on balancing the flow of chi (energy)";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this web page, click here,
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[in "Natural Therapies"]
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"naturopathic therapies are all based on the same principles [...] assist[ing] the body's healing response [...e.g.] homeopathic remedies [...] when carefully matched to the patient [...] affect the body's 'vital force' [...] stimulat[ing] the body's innate healing forces [...e.g.] the key principle that defines and connects all of Chinese medicine is that of chi or vital energy [...] 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";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this web page, click here,
[defunct](for a youtube.com slideshow of this, click here {00.00.10-00.01.18},
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[in “Questions: Naturopathic Treatments”]
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“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 "The History of Naturopathic Medicine: A Canadian Perspective"(2009)]
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["copies [...] are available for purchase from the CAND office [...] a limited number of hardcover books have been printed [...] all proceeds from the book will go to support the marketing efforts of the CAND" (click here, http://www.cand.ca/index.php?id=232)]
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"[amongst many references to naturopathy's defining vitalism] the aim of naturopathic physicians is to treat the patient, not the disease, by directing the vital force and encouraging it with naturopathic therapeutics to stimulate the body’s own defenses [p.031]";
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[there is SO much more vitalism to document in this book]
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(ISBN 1552787788)
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Canadian Naturopathic Association states [now CAND, so naturopathicassoc.ca directs to cand.ca on the live web]:
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[archived also as naturopathicassoc.ca here from 1999]
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[coded]
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[in "Guide to the Ethical Conduct of Naturopathic Doctors - Page 1" (2003)]
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"the naturopathic physician will practice [...] following these principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] 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,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[coded]
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[in 'question 1 & 2' (2000)]
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"the term naturopathic medicine refers to a distinct system of primary healthcare that uses natural methods and substances to support and stimulate the body's inherent self-healing process. 'The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well' - Hippocrates.  Naturopathic medicine is founded on the most time tested principle vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature [...] homeopathic medicine: the use of minute amounts of natural substances to stimulate the body's self-healing abilities";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[coded]
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[in 'question 9-12' (2000)]
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"the goal of naturopathic practice is to treat the underlying disorders and to restore normal body function by enhancing the body's own healing abilities";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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Canadian Naturopathic Foundation states:
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[which is strongly linked to CAND]
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[in "Natural Therapies Used by NDs"]
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"homeopathic medicine: this powerful system of medicine [...] homeopathic remedies[...] 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";
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(click here,
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Cancer Treatment Centers of America states:
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[a) alpha by cancer type / topic:]
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[bone]
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[in "Bone Cancer Center: Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"[2008 language] naturopathic medicine, also called 'naturopathy,' is a distinct system of primary healthcare. Naturopathic medicine centers on using the least invasive, most physiologically supportive methods possible to treat illness and diseases, such as bone cancer. The practice of naturopathic medicine is based on the following principles: [#1] the healing power of nature: your body is designed to inherently establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The role of the naturopathic practitioner is to facilitate and augment this process";
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"[2003 language] the following principles are the foundation for the practice of naturopathic medicine: [#1] the healing power of nature: your 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";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[CAM]
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[in "Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"[2004 language] the following principles are the foundation for the practice of naturopathic medicine: the healing power of nature: your body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this process";
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[expressed vitalism then omitted by 2007-05, approx.](click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
.
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[esophageal]
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[in "Esophageal Cancer Treatment – Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"the following principles are the foundation for the practice of naturopathic medicine: [#1] the healing power of nature: your body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain and restore health. Naturopathic medicine seeks to leverage this ordered and intelligent natural healing process, where nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this natural healing process";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
.
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[gall bladder]
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[in "Gallbladder Cancer Treatment: Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"naturopathic medicine centers on the principles included below. The healing power of nature: your 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 during your gallbladder cancer treatment is to encourage the natural healing process";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
.
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[Hodgkin's]
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[in "Hodgkin’s Disease Treatments — Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"naturopathic medicine is founded on the following principles: the healing power of nature.
Focused on the natural healing power of nature, naturopathic medicine centers on your body’s 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 practitioner’s role is to facilitate and augment this process";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
.
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[kidney]
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[in "Kidney Cancer Treatments - Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"[2008 language] the following principles are the foundation for the practice of naturopathic medicine: the healing power of nature. Your 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";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
.
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[laryngeal]
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine Naturopathic Medicine for Laryngeal Cancer"]
.
"naturopathic medicine focuses on using all-natural, noninvasive methods to both treat and prevent laryngeal cancer [...] all naturopathic methods used for laryngeal cancer treatment at CTCA are consistent with the principles below [...] 1. the healing power of nature [...] the healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force [...2.] these experienced professionals respect and work with the healing power of nature";
.
(click here,
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[leukemia]
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[in "Leukemia Cancer Center: Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"[2008, 2003 language] the following principles are the foundation for the practice of naturopathic medicine: the healing power of nature:Your 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";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
.
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[liver]
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[in "Liver Cancer Treatment: Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"[2008 language] the following principles are the foundation for the practice of naturopathic medicine: the healing power of nature: focused on the natural healing power of nature, naturopathic medicine centers on your body’s own 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 practitioner’s role is to facilitate and augment this process";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
.
.
[melanoma]
.
[in "Naturopathic Medicine for Melanoma"]
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"listed below are some of the founding principles of naturopathic medicine [...#3] the healing power of nature: naturopathic medicine (also known as naturopathy) applies the healing power of nature and the body's inherent ability to establish, maintain and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. Your naturopath's role in melanoma treatment is to facilitate and augment this natural healing process [...] homeopathic medicine [...] clinical observation has shown that, by using minute doses of natural materials that simulate the symptoms of a disease, homeopathic medicine can work on a subtle, yet powerful, energetic level to strengthen the immune response and trigger a healing process";
.
(click here,
.
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[multiple myeloma]
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine For Multiple Myeloma"]
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"listed below are some of the founding principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] the healing power of nature. Naturopathic medicine (also known as naturopathy) applies the healing power of nature and the body's inherent ability to establish, maintain and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. Your naturopath's role in multiple myeloma treatment is to facilitate and augment this natural healing process. This is accomplished by identifying and removing obstacles to your health and recovery, while enabling a beneficial internal and external environment for healthy living";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
)
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
.
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[oral]
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[in "Oral Cancer Treatments – Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"listed below are some of the founding principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] the healing power of nature: naturopathy applies the healing power of nature and the body's inherent ability to establish, maintain and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. Your naturopathic practitioner's role in oral cancer treatment is to facilitate and augment this natural healing process [...#1] naturopathic practitioners respect and work with the healing power of nature in oral cancer treatment";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
.
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[ovarian]
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[in "Ovarian Cancer Treatments - Naturopathic Medicine"]
.
"[2008 language] naturopathic medicine is based on the following principles: the healing power of nature. Focused on the natural healing power of nature, naturopathic medicine centers on your body’s 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 practitioner’s role is to facilitate and augment this process";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
.
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[pancreatic]
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine For Pancreatic Cancer"]
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"[2008 language] listed below are some of the founding principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] the healing power of nature. Naturopathy applies the healing power of nature and the body's inherent ability to establish, maintain and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. Your naturopathic practitioner's role in pancreatic cancer treatment is to facilitate and augment this natural healing process";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
.
.
[pharyngeal]
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[in"Naturopathic Medicine for Pharyngeal Cancer"]
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"[2008 language] listed below are some of the founding principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] the healing power of nature. Naturopathy applies the healing power of nature and the body's inherent ability to establish, maintain and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. Your naturopathic practitioner's role in pharyngeal cancer treatment is to facilitate and augment this natural healing process";
.
"[2004 language] the following principles are the foundation for the practice of naturopathic medicine: [#1] the healing power of nature: your 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";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
.
.
[prostate]
.
[in "Prostate Cancer Treatments - Naturopathic Medicine"]
.
"[2008 language] the following principles are the foundation for the practice of naturopathic medicine: the healing power of nature: your 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";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
.
.
[stomach]
.
[in "Naturopathic Medicine For Stomach Cancer"]
.
"listed below are some of the founding principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] the healing power of nature. Naturopathic medicine (also known as naturopathy) applies the healing power of nature and the body's inherent ability to establish, maintain and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. Your naturopath's role in stomach cancer treatment is to facilitate and augment this natural healing process";
.
(click here,
.
.
[testicular]
.
[in "Testicular Cancer Treatments – Naturopathic Medicine"]
.
"the following principles are the foundation for the practice of naturopathic medicine: [#1] the healing power of nature. Your 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 [...#2] naturopathic physicians respect and work with the healing power of nature in diagnosis, treatment and counseling. Therapeutic actions should be complementary to and synergistic with this healing process";
.
(click here,
 (archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
.
.
[uterine]
.
[in "Supportive Therapies for Uterine Cancer Patients: Naturopathic Medicine"]
.
"the foundation of naturopathic medicine is based on the following principles: 1. the healing power of nature: naturopathic medicine is invested in the inherent ability of the body to establish, maintain and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The naturopath's role is to encourage and support this natural process [...#2] naturopaths respect and work with the healing power of nature in diagnosis, treatment and counseling";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
.
.
[vaginal]
.
[in "Vaginal Cancer Treatments – Naturopathic Medicine"]
.
"the practice of naturopathic medicine is based on the following principles: [#1] the healing power of nature.  Focused on the natural healing power of nature, naturopathic medicine centers on the body’s 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 practitioner’s role is to facilitate and augment this process [...] homeopathic medicine [...] works on a subtle, yet powerful, energetic level, gently acting to strengthen the body's immune response and triggering the healing process";
.
(click here,
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[b) alpha per NDs:]
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[Alschuler, L.]
.
[in "Naturopathic Medicine"{Alschuler, L. (ND Bastyr)}]
.
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"naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care [...] it is an art, a science, a philosophy and a practice of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness [...] the following principles are the foundation for the practice of naturopathic medicine [...] the healing power of nature. Your 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 [...] naturopathic physicians respect and work with the healing power of nature in diagnosis, treatment and counseling. Therapeutic actions should be complementary to and synergistic with this healing process";
.
(per 'ovarian cancer,' click here,
http://www.cancercenter.com/ovarian-cancer/naturopathic-medicine.cfm)
(archived here,
)
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
)
.
.
[Qaqundah, M.]
.
[in "Michelle Qaqundah"{ND NCNM}]
.
"naturopathic medicine is a distinctively natural approach to health and healing that recognizes the integrity of the whole person. Methods of treatment are chosen to work with the patient's vital force, respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process [...] the naturopathic philosophy";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[coded]
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[in "September 2007 - Naturopathic Medicine"]
.
"a central goal of naturopathic medicine is to use the healing power of the body and nature to maintain and restore health [...] to strengthen the body's ability to heal itself [...] naturopathic methods may help increase your body's natural healing power to fight disease [...] to strengthen the body's immune response and triggering the self-healing process";
. 
(click here,
(archived here,
)
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
)
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[in "Integrative Oncology Services"]
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"naturopathic medicine: lung cancer and its treatment may cause a range of symptoms that can affect your quality of life. Naturopathic medicine focuses on the use of noninvasive, nontoxic therapies to encourage the inherent self-healing process [...] the goal is to use the healing power of nature to help maintain and restore health";
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[in "Forest medicine: The Health Benefits of Spending Time in Nature"]
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"I see a distinct connection between forest medicine and the two foundational principles of naturopathic medicine: the healing power of nature and treating the whole person";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine for Vaginal Cancer"]
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"naturopathic medicine is an approach to health care that uses natural, non-toxic therapies to treat the whole person and encourage the self-healing process [...] homeopathic remedies, extremely low doses of plant extracts and minerals that gently strengthen the body's healing and immune response";
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the Federation of Naturopathic Physician Licensing Authorities states [the big naturopathic umbrella organization, along with the AANP]:
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[in "The Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"heir to the vitalistic tradition of medicine in the Western world, naturopathic medicine emphasizes the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing capacity of the person. Methods of treatments are chosen to work with the patient's vital force, 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";
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the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine Project states:
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[this is, essentially, the AANP-CAND-FNPLA type ND/NMD textbook project that aims to 'modernize' Lindlahr's "Nature Cure: Philosophy and Practice Based on the Unity of Disease and Cure" (1913); it is LARGELY funded by homeopathy and supplement companies]
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[in "Summer 2013 Conferences with Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine Project Presenters" (2014)]
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"The Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine Project had four FNM Senior Editors who presented at the AANP 2013 Conference & Exposition in Keystone, Colorado July 10-13: James Sensenig, ND gave the Conference Opening Plenary with the presentation 'Back to the Future: Why Vitalism is the New Medicine'";
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"complete diagnostic and therapeutic systems derived from comprehensive worldviews of nature that are holistic and vitalistic [...] holism, vitalism [...] Milgrom LR. Vitalism, complexity, and the concept of spin. Homeopathy: J Faculty Homeopathy. 2002; 91(1):26-31";
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[in "Pictures at an Exposition: A Report on the 25th Anniversary Convention of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians: Presentations from the two of the modern elders, Jared Zeff, ND and Joe Pizzorno, ND" (2013)]
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"he spoke of the vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature, a concept he places at the center of naturopathic medicine. Zeff urged his profession to continue working on characterizing the nature of the vis, including examining both vitalistic views and materialist explanations of this healing power";
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[in "Interview with Jeremiah Stevens, NMD, IDAANP president" (2012)]
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"Colorado Association of Naturopathic Physicians presents Nature Cure, Vitalism, & Spirituality in Naturopathic Practice When: October 18-19th Where: Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, CO Speakers: Louise Edwards, ND & Deborah Frances, ND";
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[in "Healing Power of Nature, The Vis Medicatrix Naturae - James Sensenig, ND" (2011)]
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"the concept of the vis medicatrix naturae (the healing power of nature) or the physis […] vital force, vitality, simple substance, constructive force in nature, and dynamis, are historically used in naturopathic medicine. Similar terms are found in the indigenous healing traditions of most cultures including, prana, chi, life force and others […] the idea of a ‘vital principle’ at work in nature […] an unquantifable force or agency […] an intelligent force or organizing principle […] naturopathy or naturopathic medicine by that name was the born of an effort lead by Benedict Lust in 1896 to consolidate a number of existing medical practices under one school […] the practices that Lust and his colleagues brought together in a single profession included those of water cure or hydrotherapy, nature cure, homeopathy, hygiene […] while these healing practices may seem disparate at first glance they are united by being vitalistic […] by vitalistic it is meant that these practices had in common, whether stated explicitly or not, the concept of a vital principle […] this vital force or the vis medicatrix naturae […] vitalism is the opinion that a force neither chemical nor mechanical is responsible for the phenomenon of life  […] Hahnemann’s tenth aphorism explains it thusly: ‘the material organism, without the vital force, is capable of no sensation, no function, no self-preservation; it derives all sensation and performs all the functions of life solely by means of the immaterial being (the vital principle) which animates the material organism in health and in disease’ […] the nature of life or vital force […] the vitalistic conception of life […] regards vital force as the primary force of all forces, coming from the great central source of all life. This force, which permeates, heats, and animates the entire created universe, is an expression of divine intelligence and will, the 'logos' the 'word' of the great creative intelligence. It is the divine energy which sets in motion the whirls in the ether, the electric corpuscles that make up the atoms and the elements of matter […] the life force, itself a manifestation of the great creative intelligence which some call god, others nature, the oversoul, brahma, prana, the great spirit, etc. […] this supreme intelligence and power acting in and through every atom, molecule and cell in the human body, which is the true healer, 'the vis medicatrix nature' which endeavors to repair, to heal and to restore the perfect type. All that the physician can do is to remove obstructions, and to establish normal conditions within and around the patient, so that 'the healer within' can do his work to the best advantage […] it is seen from the forgoing that the concept of a vital force (by whatever name) is used to describe the phenomena that living systems tend toward balance and order, and further that is the role of the physician to support, encourage or stimulate this tendency while simultaneously removing any impediments to its expression […] quoting Lindlahr, ‘health is normal and harmonious vibration of the elements and forces composing the human entity on the physical, mental and moral planes of being, in conformity with the constructive principle in nature applied to individual life’ […] an even more eloquent description of health is Hahnemann’s ninth aphorism: ‘in the healthy condition of man, the spiritual vital force, the dynamis that animates the material body' [etc...] we see this same concept described in Hahnemann’s eleventh aphorism: ‘when a person falls ill, it is only this spiritual, self-acting vital force, everywhere present in his organism, that is primarily deranged by the dynamic influence upon it of a morbific agent inimical to life; it is only the vital principle’ [etc.…] the vitalistic therapies that make up the practice of naturopathic medicine have thought of this underlying disturbance as the beginning of disease […] the concept of a vital force or organizing principle […] in order to restore health or balance one must work with the tendency to move towards balance, that is work with the vital force […] to reverse the disease process, or more correctly, to restore order or balance to the body. It is synonymous with assisting the vital force or the healing power of nature […] the restoration of health requires using treatment methods which work with the vis medicatrix naturae or the constructive principle in nature […] according to Lindlahr they are […#5] economize vital force […] there is probably nothing else of therapeutic value in the vitalist model that is not covered by one of these descriptions […] because no distinction is made amongst physical, mental and spiritual symptoms […] the naturopathic physician strives to assist the body, mind and spirit in moving in the direction of health or balance […] doing so is inimical to the direction of the natural tendencies toward correction, more philosophically, is inimical to the vital force  […] in the language of vitalism such treatment suppresses the symptoms […] it is the premise of the vitalist school of medicine that where this reaction fails, it is the physician’s task to stimulate or assist the corrective tendency […] the degree of response and it’s probable outcome are proportional to the degree to which the patient’s vitality will respond […] coughing, diarrhea, vomiting, inflammation are rather robust effects of a strong vital force […] Lindlahr, ‘chronic disease is a condition of the organism in which lowered vibration (lowered vitality), due to accumulation of waste material and poisons, with the consequent destruction of vital parts and organs, has progressed to such an extent that nature’s constructive and healing forces are no longer able to react against the disease conditions by acute corrective efforts.’ When we are healthy, or in balance, or have by definition sufficient vitality we are not sick. As we move away from normal function with decreasing vitality  [...] on the other hand, the individual is not strong enough, if their vitality is to low or weak to make the correction, the disturbance will continue. Such a condition is chronic illness […] restoration of balance, that is, movement toward health in a person who is chronically ill results in increases vitality. Continued increase in vitality [...] in the vitalistic model no distinction is made between the mental and physical symptoms, or, for that matter, the spiritual symptoms [...] the lack of vitality can effect all levels of our being [...] spiritual, mental and physical symptoms can all be understood as manifestation of a disturbance in the vital force [...] this collection of symptoms gives a complete picture of the disturbance in the person’s government, or more consistently here, the disturbance in their vital force [..] a cursory glance at the materias medica of vitalist medical practices will demonstrate that symptoms ordinarily thought of as ‘physical’ or ‘mental’ are listed together as indications for the remedies [...] the vitalistic model of medicine can be thought of as creating or helping to create an environment which supports, and encourages the vis medicatrix naturae […] an optimal internal and external environment which provides the needs of the organism, removes or allows for the removal of encumbrances and conserves or stimulates the vitality  […] the vitalist sees the phenomena of infection in light of the susceptibility of the host […] in his discussion concerning ‘tissue changes’ as the end result of disease, itself a disturbance in the vital force, Kent says that [etc….] disturbances in the ‘government’ or order as the cause of illness […] that which stimulates or evokes a reaction of the ‘physis’ is curative";
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[in "Strength of Vital Force in Classical Homeopathy: Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Correlates Within a Complex Systems Context" (Bell at al., J. of Alternative and Complementary Medicine,
vol. 10, no. 1, 2004, pp. 123–131) (2011)]
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"[91 instances of 'vital force'] objective: to explore associations between a global rating for the classical homeopathic construct of vital force and clinician and patient ratings on previously validated bio-psycho-social-spiritual questionnaires [...] homeopaths rated each patient’s vital force [...] results: greater vital force ratings [etc....] vital force also showed correlations [etc....] conclusion: homeopathic vital force ratings reflect better perceived mental function, energy, and positive dimensions of the individual, beyond absence of disease [p.123...] the concept of the vital force or life force (i.e., the spirit-like dynamism that flows through the material human organism) [...] is as fundamental within classical homeopathy as qi is within Chinese medicine and other forms of energy medicine. Homeopaths believe that their medicines or remedies mobilize the vital force to orchestrate healing responses throughout the organism in a coordinated fashion (Hahnemann, 1843), rather than by local actions on specific drug receptors in the physical body. The body translates the information of the vital force into local physical changes and hence recovery from acute and chronic diseases. The homeopathic inference from finding an individual less resilient or adaptable to environmental stressors of many types is that the person has a weaker vital force [...] given the lack of tools with which to make direct assessments, patients’ symptoms and changes in symptoms are the primary, albeit indirect, measure of the strength and specific expression of the vital force [...] to evaluate vital force clinically, homeopaths [etc....] homeopaths use the vital force assessment to guide dose (potency) selection and treatment pace and to judge the likely clinical course and prognosis [...] Milgrom’s recent theoretical paper [...] presents a well-reasoned case for reconceptualizing homeopathic vital force within contemporary complex systems theory [p.124 etc.]";
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[in 'Foundations Project International Editors Retreat Catapults the Profession Forward: Welcome Aboard, Buckle Up' by Kate Williams, MA"(2008)]
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"after lively debate in a stimulating attempt to harness the substance behind the healing power of nature, the vis medicatrix naturae, participants gained momentum and unity in both agreeing, and agreeing to disagree. This was a first step in recognizing that a unifying theory of naturopathic medicine was not going to mean exclusion, but rather inclusively naming unifying boundaries and diverse models that define scope and standards of practice. Instead of deciding whether or not vital force is used by the spirit, the source of spirit, the same as spirit, or unrelated to spirit, participants unanimously agreed that it exists and informs the practice of naturopathic medicine. That was enough. This discussion was deftly guided by retreat facilitator Valerie Campbell, and associate editors for the textbook’s spirituality section, Louise Edwards, ND, LAc and the late Emma Bezy, MSW";
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"from [proposed] Chap. 38 -- Roots of Naturopathic Medicine and World Religions: philosophies of naturopathic medicine and of major world religions share beliefs that [...that] life is based on a powerful invisible 'force' [...] homeopathic leader Samuel Hahnemann articulated the centrality of spirit to health and healing in these paragraphs of The Organon: it is the disease-tuned life–force alone that brings forth diseases [...as] life principle [...] symptoms are the outward reflection of the suffering of the life force [...] the spirit-like life force that enlivens the material organism as dynamis [...] so that our indwelling rational spirit can freely avail itself of this living, healthy instrument [...] similarly, world religions all teach beliefs [...] the material organism [...] produces its life functions solely by means of the life principle, the life force that enlivens the material organism in health and in disease [...] when a person falls ill, it is initially only this spirit-like, autonomic life-force (life principle), [...] that is mistuned [...] the only way the medical-arts practitioner can remove diseases [...] is by the spirit-like tunement-altering energies of the serviceable medicines acting upon our spirit-like life force [p.044...] spirituality and the vis medicatrix naturae [...] connection with life force and cycles of nature [p.046...] vis is similar to what most religions consider as God/life force";
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"James Sensenig, ND, Senior Editor: Faculty, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine; Founding Dean and Faculty, University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine.  Vis medicatrix naturae: the concept of the vis medicatrix naturae (the healing power of nature) or the physics [sp., physis] and its clinical implications is central to the practice of naturopathic medicine [...] other terms [are used] such as vital force, vitality, simple substance, constructive force in nature, and dynamics [sp., dynamis...] prana, chi, life force and others";
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[in "The Heart of Naturopathic Medicine" (2007)]
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"James Sensenig, ND: Joe’s comments have me thinking about the historical roots of naturopathic medicine and this part of the foundations textbook. I am thinking of words or phrases that we have borrowed from our predecessors that we use interchangeably; vis medicatrix naturae, vitality, simple substance. Hahnemann talks about the dynamis and so on. We do that without differentiating one from the other. Unlike Chinese medicine, for example, where we have different kinds of qi - ancestral qi, kidney qi, and so forth - in the west we just throw around this idea of energy in this very ill-defined way [...] the vis medicatrix naturae and vitality. The vis is this tendency in nature towards organization, order and purpose [...] homeostasis or balance on the physical level, this tendency of living organisms to be ordered and orderly [...] the vis is always there, because it describes the organizational tendency in nature [...]  a medical dictionary I have that was written in 1865 defines the vis medicatrix naturae; vis being force, medicatrix meaning medicine or healing, and naturae being nature [...] ‘a power supposed to preside over the living body and to possess the faculty of resisting, to a certain extent the effects of disease and restoring health’ [...] vitalism [...] this invisible, immeasurable force called the ‘vital force.’ In Dorland’s Medical Dictionary, it is stated that ‘vitalism is the opinion that a force neither chemical nor physiological is responsible for life’ [...] James Sensenig, ND: That is an interesting point, Emma. I think that most of the pure sciences are coming to the place where they are up against this question, about this organizational force in some other reality that is reflected in the physical [...] Joseph E. Pizzorno, ND: [...] what is this power or force in the universe that is creating this highly structured entity we call life? [...] there is this force throughout the universe that moves toward organization, moves toward life, and empowers all living things [...] Jared Zeff, ND: [...] by understanding there is this thing, this force that self organizes and self heals, then my task as a clinician isn’t to heal [...] my task is to work with the wisdom of that force [...] that leads me to understanding a healing reaction not as pathology, but instead as an awakening of this healing force and something to be celebrated and worked with rather than something to be suppressed [...] James Sensenig, ND: [...] he does so without invoking any kind of funny ideas, like vital force, or magical substances and so on [...] Pamela Snider, ND: [...] I question whether or not the healing power of nature is different than the force or the energetic systems of spirit [...] I know from the definition process that the profession undertook in the 1980s that this issue of spirit and the life force, and what that means to us, was incredibly important as a unifying idea. [...] what keeps all that entropy from flying apart is incredibly intriguing, and points, for me, toward a concept of God. But is that different from the healing power of nature or the vital force? [...] UnifiedEnergetics™: This raises some thoughts regarding death and vitality, or death and this vital force being discussed [...] Pamela Snider, ND: [...] through the strength of his vital force, he stood up, and stayed standing and walking until several days before he died [...] it was a magnificent expression of his vital force. Watching his vital force lift him up that way deeply affected me. There seems to be something quite distinguishable between people’s expression of vital force, even as their bodies are going. What is that other force, or energy, that keeps the person alive and as fully present as the remaining elements of their physical system will allow? Whatever it is, I question whether it is explicable from the materialistic view, which holds that the physiological systems are the actual source or creator of vital energy [...] Joseph E. Pizzorno, ND: [...] there was an incredible life force or manifestation of the will to live, independent of the physical body dying down. Pamela Snider, ND: Explaining life force in this context and how it relates to the vis medicatrix naturae is evidence of its mystery and greatness, and its value for deep contemplation as a foundation for naturopathic medicine";
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"A Multivariate Empirical Approach to Modeling the Vital Force [...] Strength of Vital Force in Classical Homeopathy: Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Correlates within a Complex Systems Context [...] is the vis/vital force: a manifestation of the spirit? [...] Defining the VMN and the Vital Force– Iris Bell, MD, PhD [with overall 15 instance of medicatrix, about 20 instances of 'the vis']";
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"[by NDs Snider, Turner] vis medicatrix naturae [...] the concept of the healing power of nature (at least in spirit, the therapeutic approach was based on the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae)";
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[in "In Search of the Naturopaths' Code"(2007)]
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"British Naturopathic Journal, .Vol. 24, No.3, 2007 [...] The Healing Power of Nature: the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine and the Ecology of Healing [...] The Book The Healing Power of Nature: The Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine and the Ecology of Healing. Section one: The Profession; The Vis Medicatrix Naturae throughout time";
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[in "Summer 2013 Conferences with Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine Project Presenters"(2013)]
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"James Sensenig, ND will give the Conference Opening Plenary with the presentation 'Back to the Future: Why Vitalism is the 'New' Medicine' [...] Pamela Snider, ND & Joe Pizzorno, ND will engage the audience in their presentation 'The Diversity of the Vis Medicatrix Naturae'";
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"[ND Fasullo from NDNR] Lindlahr identified the highest methods of cure as those which [...] economize vital force [...] stimulate the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae) [...] we repeat our oath: to rely on the healing power of nature";

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[in "The Healing Power of Nature: The Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine And the Ecology of Healing: Primary Care for the Twenty First Century Textbook Information Chapter Outline and Contributors" (2008)]
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"Part I. The Healing Power of Nature, Vitalism, and Nature Cure Throughout Time";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine’s Place in the History and Philosophy of Medical Science" (2006)]
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"[ND Standish and co. states lots of defense of vitalism]";
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the Health Education Alliance for Life and Longevity states:
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“naturopathy (natural healing, natural health, natural medicine, natural therapies, nature cure, naturology, naturopathic healing, naturopathic health care, naturopathic medicine): Miscellany that encompasses auriculotherapy (ear acupuncture), ayurveda, balneotherapy, bioelectronic diagnosis, biofeedback, cupping, electroacupuncture, fasting, the grape cure (and other mono-diets), hair analysis, herbalism, homeopathy, hypnotherapy, internal hydrotherapy (e.g., colonic irrigation), iridology, jin shin do, Jungian psychology, macrobiotics, moxibustion, Oriental medicine, ortho-bionomy, orthomolecular psychiatry, thalassotherapy, tuina, and zone therapy. Naturopathy originated in the latter half of the nineteenth century, in Germany. Dr. John H. Scheel, a German-born homeopath, coined the word ‘naturopathy’ in 1895, when he opened the Sanitarium Badekur in New York. Vitalism is fundamental to naturopathy”;
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the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians states:
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[in "The Centesimal and LM Potencies: A Comparison From the 5th and 6th Editions of the Organon" from Simillimum vol. XIV #4 - Winter 2001]
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"[Little, D. (? ?) writes] in this method, the size of the dose is greatly reduced as the potency is gradually increased, so that the vital force never receives the same exact dose twice in succession. In this way, the vital force [etc....] the importance of the balance of the primary action of the remedy and curative response of the vital force [...] the LM potency [...] a long enduring gentle counter action of the vital principle [etc....] against which the instinctive vital force [etc....] compelling the vital force to act [etc....] the aggravation of symptoms compels the vital force [etc....] Hahnemann goes on to say that this medicinal disease alters the vital force [etc....] will soon be extinguished by the vital force [etc....] compelling the vital force [etc....] an increase of energy of the vital force [etc....] the vital force directs its whole energy to remove the mistuning [etc....] the vital force heals the pathology in stages [etc....] the instinctive vital force [etc....] the vital force will have little problem [etc....] the life force may produce an opposing reaction [etc....] the dose [...] may mistune the vital force [etc....] the vital force is compelled [etc....] the vital force will opposed any medicine [...] lebenskraft (vital force) [etc. etc. etc.]";
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[Heron, K. (ND NCNM) states in "Vol.XIII #2 - Two Helleborus Cases"(Simillimum, Summer 2000)]
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"in order to survive these difficulties, the vital force chose these strategies to help survive by becoming numb and dull to the sensory world";
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[in "Vol. XV Issue 3 Fall 2002"]
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"Using Vital Sensations To Connect The Disturbed Vital Force And The Simillimum: A Model Case [by] Jeff Baker ND, DHANP, CCH";
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[in "Vol. XXII Fall Winter 2009"]
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"Release the Vital Force by Nikki Henriques";
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Naturopathic Doctor Development Center states:
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[in "Did You Know that an MD Discovered Homeopathy?" (2016)]
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"Hahnemann did not ascribe the curative powers of remedies to their physical or chemical properties. In his own words: 'our life force, as spirit like dynamis, cannot be seized and affected by damaging impingements on the healthy organism (through inimical potencies from the external world that disturb the harmonious play of life) other than in a spirit-like dynamis way. In like manner the only way the medical art practitioner can remove such morbid mistunements (the diseases) from the dynamis by the spirit-like (dynamic, virtual) tunement altering energies of the serviceable medicines acting upon our spirit-like life force' (Aphorism 16, the Organon by Hahnemann, Trans: Wenda Brewster O’Reilly)' [...] Hahnemann though disease was a dynamic vital process which could only be cured by the energetic process of medicines on the vital force. The vital force, while present in a crude substance, was vastly developed by the process of dilution and trituration that Hahnemann stumbled upon and later embraced.  This idea makes clear that Hahnemann's idea of disease wasn’t dependent upon material or chemical causes, but upon the 'spirit-like dynamis' and can only be affected by the dynamis of medicine, developed and amplified by the process of trituration and dilution.  This insight, and the technology that goes along with it are completely separate from Hahnemann's insight into the law of similars. Either discovery on its own would have been impressive, but to make two such discoveries in one life was an amazing achievement.  Now, in medicine, it was possible to both have accurate knowledge of the curative properties of medicines, and to utilize them in such a fashion as to arouse the curative ability of the vital force without the risk of extensive side effects of crude doses";
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[in "Ethical Considerations of Global Health Volunteering" (2016)]
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"[by Kayla Peters, Jenna Scott who are] first year students at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine [...] the principles of naturopathic medicine is what differentiates naturopathic physicians in the medical realm, and should be considered in all aspects of practice, at home and globally [...] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic medicine believes that every individual possess a vital force, the ‘vis’, that has a natural capacity to heal the body. It is the role of a naturopathic doctor to remove barriers to healing and help stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal.  This belief that healing is more than physical [...] this can contribute to patient empowerment, which can work to stimulate the vis to further promote healing";
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"Dr. Paul Epstein received his ND degree from the National College of Natural Medicine in 1984, followed by a post-graduate residency program in preventive medicine and lifestyle counseling [...] he has come to know that being "holistic" goes beyond 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 that includes both healing and transformation";
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"[via ND Chen] the body is capable of healing itself given the proper support and removing obstacles to heal. Naturopathic doctors call this the vis – the body’s innate ability to cure and maintain homeostasis (balance). The vis is the foundation for the 6 naturopathic principles [...] supporting the healing power of the body – naturopathic medicine recognizes an order and intelligence to the self-healing process inherent to every living creature. Whether or not you believe in a spirit, energy force or vis, isn’t the point";
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[in "What You Ought to Know About Naturopathic Doctors" (2016)]
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"naturopathic medicine supports the body to heal itself, not suppress symptoms.  The body is capable of healing itself given the right support and removing obstacles to heal. Naturopathic doctors call this the vis – the body’s innate ability to cure and maintain homeostasis (balance). The vis is the foundation for the 6 naturopathic principles [...] supporting the healing power of the body – naturopathic medicine recognizes an order and intelligence to the self-healing process inherent to every living creature.  Whether or not you believe in a spirit, energy force or vis, isn’t the point [...] the individual’s self-healing process";
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the Naturopathic Gathering states:
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""the purpose for the Naturopathic Gathering is simple, to bring the elders of naturopathic medicine together for a conversation with the new generations about vitalistic medicine in practice and theory [...] the mission remains to deepen the understanding of naturopathic philosophy in our profession, thus informing its practice, by bringing students, doctors, and elders together in a safe, spirit-filled space for the vis medicatrix naturae to work within them";
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[coded]
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[in "The Speakers" (2014)]
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"in August 2012, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians presented him with the Vis Medicatrix Naturae Award in recognition of his activities as a 'naturopathic physician who represents the healing power of nature as demonstrated through work, life and community service'";
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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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[in "Poetry Contest" (2012)]
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"energies beyond what first comes to mind [...] the substance of our cells [...] the vis [...] the vital force, the wesen, de qi, consciousness [...] the vis";
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(click here,
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[in "The 2011 Gathering Schedule Friday November 4 – Sunday November 6, 2011"]
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there is a lot;
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(click here,
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[in "The Gathering 2010: Schedule of Events"]
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"Saturday breakout schedule [...] Dr. Kathleen Riley – 'Applied Kinesiology: Assessing the Vital Force' [...] Matthew Wood, registered herbalist – 'Vitalist Evaluation' [...] Sunday breakout schedule [...] Matthew Wood, Registered Herbalist – 'Vitalist Evaluation' [...] 11:15- 12:30pm – Keynote Address, Location: Rm 176 (Auditorium), Matthew Wood, Registered Herbalist: 'Vitalism in Theory and Practice'";
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(click here,
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[in "The Vital Force: Theory and Practice" (2010)]
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"what is the vis medicatrix naturae? [...] Rudolf Steiner [...] we could refer to him for information about the vital force [...] the vital force can be an exciting subject, as well as useful [...] there is no weighty discussion of the vital force [...] in vitalist medicine there has been a tendency to develop ‘laws’ describing the vital force [...] Dr. John M. Scudder [...] taught his students to see the vital force [...] the physiomedicalists observed the action of herbal remedies on the vital force [...] vitalist 'actions' are performed by the vital force in response to the medicine, not by the medicine [...] another insight about the vital force preserved in the physiomedical philosophy derives from a discovery of the eighteenth century [...] the first important lesson of vitalism [...] vitalism is a phenomenon defined by experience [...] vitalism demands increased attention to observation and experience as a basis of practice [...] in vitalism. We in the field have a right and the need to design our own medical and healing paradigm [...] vitalism has both a theoretical and a practical branch [...] Laws of vitalism are helpful guidelines for practice [...] probably the best-known law of vitalism is the ‘law of similars' [...] vitalism is an experience of something that lies on the edge of our perceptive abilities and beyond the level of our understanding of the physical world [...] the great advocate of empirical medicine and vitalism in the nineteenth century was Dr. John M. Scudder [...] vitalism is an experience that needs cultivation [...] Bergner [...] records the 'Principles' of their method of vitalism [...] vitalism can influence our knowledge of the properties and dose of medicine [...]  if we wish to be vitalist [...] the holistic, natural, vitalist, and alternative community has both a right and an obligation to formulate its own methods [...] these 'laws' reflect an intuitive, generalized approach to knowledge, characteristic of many vitalist practitioners [...] the fourth lesson of vitalist medicine tells us that disease is suppressible [...] in making a vitalistic analysis of a case [...] a pattern, of disturbed life energy [...] the vis";
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(click here,
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[in "The Naturopathic Gathering 2010: Confirmed speakers for this year's Naturopathic Gathering" (2010)]
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"Dr. Dye [ND NCNM 1979] will share with The Gathering some of the ways he has found to work with our philosophy in the classroom as well as in clinical practice.  He will share his understanding of the vital force and how it expresses during an interview [...] in the process of turning the attention inward, the opportunity immerges [sp., emerges] to see symptoms as a vital reaction [...] in the process, the patient becomes a witness also to powerful present-tense changes in symptoms, both physical and mental, and becomes aware of vital forces at work to heal the problem [...] Leanna Standish, ND [...] what compels me to join in The Gathering? I am coming to the Gathering because I want to share a clear way to think about the vis. My perspectives come from neuroscience and medical research.  I can tell instantly the status of a person’s vital force the moment I step into the waiting room, and I use tongue and pulse diagnosis to confirm this assessment [...] Matthew Wood [...] a practitioner of herbalism for thirty years [...] Matthew is an advocate of the vitalist and energetic perspective in natural healing [...] Matthew's keynote is entitled 'Vitalism in Theory and Practice.' Matthew's breakout will be 'Vitalist Evaluation'";
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(click here,
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[in "Schedule for the Gathering 2009"]
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"10:30-11:45, Stephen Messer ND, 'A Modern Understanding of an Old Concept: The Nature and Therapeutic Implications of the Vital Force'";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "The Naturopathic Gathering: November 14-16, 2008"]
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"the purpose for the Gathering was simple, to bring the elders of naturopathic medicine together for a conversation with the new generations about vitalistic medicine in practice and theory [...] the Gathering’s mission is to deepen the understanding of naturopathic philosophy in our profession, thus informing its practice, by bringing together students, doctors, and elders in a safe, spirit-filled space for the vis medicatrix naturae to work within them";
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(click here,
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the Naturopathic Medical Student Association states:
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[in "Philosophy"]
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"naturopathic principles [...#2] the healing power of nature - vis medicatrix naturae [...] the therapeutic order [...#2] stimulate the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): the self-healing processes [...#3] harmonize with your life force";
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(click here,
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[in "Public"]
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"the therapeutic order [...#2] stimulate the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): the self-healing processes [...#3] harmonize with your life force";
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(click here,
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[in "The Therapeutic Order"]
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"the therapeutic order [...#2] stimulate the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): the self-healing processes [...#3] harmonize with your life force [...] economize vital force";
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(click here,
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(click here,
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[in "The Vital Force"(2007-2008 Winter, vol.1 issue 1)]
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"'our voice while learning the vis'";
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(click here,
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[in "The Naturopathic Medical Student Association Fall 2010 Newsletter"]
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"'our voice while learning the vis' [...] economize vital force";
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(click here,
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[in "Vis Philosophy Scholarship Winners 2012"]
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"naturopathy always endeavors to increase the vital force";
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(click here,
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[in "The Naturopathic Medical Student Association Fall 2010 Newsletter" and in "Therapeutic Order"]
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"according to Lindlahr, the role of the physician [...includes] economize the vital force";
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(click here,
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(click here,
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[coded]
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[in "Naturopathic Principles"]
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"the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: we respect a power within each and every being and life form, it is in this power we put our trust when we say that the natural process of life will heal all ailments";
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(click here,
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the Naturopathic Medicine Institute states:
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[in "Nature Cure: Philosophy and Practice Based on the Unity of Disease and Cure Henry Lindlahr, M.D." (2017)]
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"economize vital force [...] they awaken hope and confidence (therapeutic faith) and increase the inflow of vital force into the organism [...] the nature of life or vital force [...] life or vital force [...] from this it appears that crude matter, instead of being the source of life and of all its complicated mental and spiritual phenomena (which assumption, on the face of it, is absurd), is only an expression of the Life Force, itself a manifestation of the great creative intelligence which some call God, others Nature, the Oversoul, Brahma, Prana, etc., each one according to his best understanding [etc.]";
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[in "Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy by James Tyler Kent, A.M., M.D." (2017)]
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"the doctrine of the vital force is not admitted by the teachers of physiology and,
therefore, the homoeopath sees that true physiology is not yet taught, for without the vital
force
without simple substance, without the internal as well as the external, there can be
no cause and no relation between cause and effect [...] the vital force or vice regent of the soul [...] one who is sick in his vital force needs a physician [...] 'in the healthy condition of man, the spiritual vital force, the dynamis that animates the material body, rules with unbounded sway, and retains all parts of the organism in admirable, harmonious, vital operation, as regards both sensations and functions, so that our indwelling, reasongifted mind can freely employ this living healthy instrument for the higher purposes of our existence.' This paragraph introduces the vital principle [etc.]"; 
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine Institute : The Vital Gathering I May 19-21, 2017, Phoenix, AZ Course Details" (2017)]
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"The Interconnected World of the Vitalist and how it applies to every day clinical practice, diagnosis and the development of treatment plans [...] The Language of the Vital Force Part 1: Law of Similars. Laws of Cure [...] The Language of the Vital Force Part 2: Minimum Dose. Dual Effect [...] Vitalogy: The Science of the Life Force";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine Institute : The Vital Gathering I May 19-21, 2017, Phoenix, AZ Hourly Schedule" (2017)]
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"2:00 - 4:00 pm (2 CE): The Language of the Vital Force Part 1: Law of Similars. Laws of Cure [...] 8:30 - 10:00 am (1.5 CE): The Language of the Vital Force Part 2: Minimum Dose. Dual Effect";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine Institute: The Vital Gathering I May 19-21, 2017, Phoenix, AZ Conference Agenda" (2017)]
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"Naturopathic Medicine Institute : The Vital Gathering I [...] The Interconnected World of the Vitalist [...] The Language of the Vital Force Part 1: Law of Similars. Laws of Cure [...] The Language of the Vital Force Part 2: Minimum Dose. Dual Effect [...] Vitalogy: The Science of the Life Force";
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[in "The Philosophy of Healing: Vitalism 101" (2013)]
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"celebrate the healing power of nature [...] the naturopathic medicine Institute is pleased to present this one day seminar by Dr. Jim Sensenig. This seminar is designed to provide a deeper understanding of the philosophy of naturopathic medicine [...] participants will understand the vital force [...] vitalogy: the science of the life force [...] the history of naturopathic medicine and introduction to the vis medicatrix naturae [...] vitalism [...] the naturopathic medicine Institute is a dynamic collaboration of physicians and the public, promoting a rational approach to achieving optimal health [...] we will demonstrate how using natural treatments that support the individual’s innate vital force for healing allows each of us to reach our highest potential [...] it asserts that the highest ideal in health care must act in concert with the healing power of nature";
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(click here,
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(click here,
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[in "Removing Obstacles to Cure…With Safe Natural Therapies" (2013)]
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"naturopathic physicians can comprehend how chronic illnesses develop, when the vital forces that normally act to keep us well are weakened [...] we will demonstrate how using natural treatments that support the individual’s innate vital force for healing allows each of us to reach our highest potential [...] the highest ideal in health care must act in concert with the healing power of nature [...] the Naturopathic Medical Institute is a non-profit 501(c)3 professional organization that recognizes that the highest ideal in medicine arises from the healing power of nature [...] the Institute educates health care providers and the public in the vitalistic perspective of the true origins of health problems, focusing on practical and effective ways in which people can be empowered to regain and maintain optimal health";
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(click here,
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[in "Contact Us" (2013)]
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"the Naturopathic Medicine Institute [...] asserts that the highest ideal in health care must act in concert with the healing power of nature [...] we will demonstrate how using natural treatments that support the individual’s innate vital force for healing allows each of us to reach our highest potential";
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(click here,
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[in "About" (2013)]
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"the Naturopathic Medicine Institute envisions a world where enjoying optimal health allows people to reach their highest potential for inspired creativity. It asserts that the highest ideal in health care must act in concert with the healing power of nature [...] we will demonstrate how using natural treatments that support the individual’s innate vital force for healing allows each of us to reach our highest potential";
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(click here,
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[in "About" (2013)]
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"the Institute will educate health care providers and the public in the vitalistic perspective of the true origins of health problems, focusing on practical and effective ways in which people can be empowered to regain and maintain optimal health";
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(click here,
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[in "A Note From Dr. Sensenig" (2013)]
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"the Institute of Naturopathic Medicine was founded to reunite us with the therapies of naturopathic practice that respect our vitalist roots";
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(click here,
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the Naturopathic Medicine Network states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2000)]
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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”;
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this web page, click here,
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(for a digg.com social bookmark of this {live page}, click here,
http://digg.com/general_sciences/NMN_Bubis_States_Naturopathy_s_Essential_Vitalism_2007)
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the Naturopathic Public Awareness Campaign states:
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[in "Naturopathic Modalities" (2006)]
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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";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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the Naturopathic Society states:
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[in "The Vital Conversation" (2017)]
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"needs some uplifting motivation? Help remembering why we are here? Listen into 1 hour conversations with Jim Sensenig, ND and other renowned physicians using nature cure and vitalism in their practices as they talk about their experiences, patient cases, opinions on controversial issues and more! And if you missed one week, you can go back and listen to the recording!! Past topics have included: the vital force in action, vaccinations and vitalism, the laws of cure, placebo effects, pharm in our water, and more";
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the Society for Licensed Naturopaths (China?, Taiwan?) states:
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[in "Did You Know That"]
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"above all, naturopathic physicians respect the natural healing power present in all systems of the human body and they attempt to focus and mobilize that power in their treatment process. N.D.'s have found that this natural healing power, if effectively mobilized, can destroy invading organisms, cast off toxins, as well as rebuild strength and vitality [...] when strengthening and detoxification occur, a patient's vitality becomes stronger, the root cause of the illness is addressed, and a permanent recovery becomes possible [...] ayurvedic medicine is an ancient system of holistic medicine and healing from India. Its focus is on treating the whole person with diet, nutrition, and lifestyle recommendations. One of the key components of this system of healing is an appreciation of the role that one's vital energy, called 'prana,' plays in the healing process";
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(click here,
(archived here,
)
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
)
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ndhealthfacts.org [apparently a naturopath-run Wiki] states:
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[the ND editors and advisers include: ND Iva Lloyd, ND Joseph E. Pizzorno, ND David Lescheid, ND Paul Saunders,ND Nadia Bakir, ND Heidi Fritz, ND Catherine Darley, ND Katherine Neubauer, ND Heidi Kussmann]
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[in "Healing Power of Nature"(2012-04-22)]
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"[quote by homeopathy founder Hahnemann] 'during the healthy condition of man the spirit-like force which animates the material body rules supreme as 'dynamis' [...] the term vis medicatrix naturae [...aka] the healing power of nature [...] denote[s] the body's ability to heal itself or innate healing. This healing power [...] an inherent self-organizing, ordered healing process [...] establishes, maintains and restores health [...] the vis medicatrix naturae [...] the power of nature to heal, an extension of creator consciousness or cosmic consciousness [...] this energetic template or spiritual blueprint [...] the mystery surrounding the healing power of the body [...] the wisdom of the body to heal itself [...] the vis medicatrix naturae or the healing power of the body [...] the body's attempt to defend and heal itself [...] examples of the vis medicatrix naturae: when we cut our finger the wound automatically starts to heal, fever is a natural response to the flu, vomiting or diarrhea are the body's way of responding to food poisoning, fractures heal often on their own, after major surgeries or treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation, the body will initiate healing [...] aim of naturopathic treatments [...includes] direct the vital force to stimulate the body's own defenses and healing ability [...] references [...include] American Association of Naturopathic Physicians [...] Godrey [...] '2010 Principles and Practice of Naturopathic Botanical Medicine, Volume 1' CCNM Press, Toronto [...] Neuburger [...] Lindlahr [...] 'Philosophy of Natural Therapeutics. Vol 1 [...] Lloyd [...] 2009 'The Energetics of Health, a Naturopathic Assessment' [...] Kirchfield [...] Boyle [...] 1994 'Nature Doctors: Pioneers in Naturopathic Medicine' NCNM Press, Portland Oregon";
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(click here,
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II. nonAANP type ND:
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the American Association of Naturopathic Medicine states: 
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[in "The Licensure Debate: Should Naturopathic Doctors be Regulated?" (2013)] 
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"naturopathic medicine is not defined by the techniques that may be used. Instead, a unique view of health and disease guides the practice, which is based on six principles. 1. The most fundamental principle is the healing power of nature. It is understood that every living thing a vital force which is always attempting to heal";
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[in "About the AANM"]
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"tenets [...] the practice of naturopathic medicine [...] addressing both the physical and vitalistic aspects of the individual";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
(also here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Introduction to the AANM"]
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"since the advent of its vitalistic philosophy, principles and sciences set forth by its founder, Benedict Lust, M.D., D.C, N.D., in 1896, naturopathic medicine";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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the American Naturopathic Medicine Association states:
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[in "About Naturopathy"]
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"a naturopath is a person who applies treatment modalities based on the principles of naturopathic medicine. Naturopathy is an approach to health care which aims to promote, restore and maintain health. The following principles underpin the practice of naturopathy: [#1] the healing power of nature or vis medicatrix naturae: there is a 'vital force' or 'life force' which drives the self-healing or self-correcting mechanisms of the body";
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(click here,
(archived here,
)
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
)
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[in "Principles"]
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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 [...#1] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this process [...#3] first do no harm, primum no nocere: 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";
.
(click here,
http://www.usanma.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51&Itemid=56)[vsc 2010-07-18]
(archived here,
)
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
)
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III. UK type ND:
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the Association for Natural Medicine[UK] states:
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[describes itself as a charity, not a school]
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[in "Complementary Therapy Courses"]
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"Hahnemann worried about the poisoning effect of large doses of crude drugs. He developed a method of diluting and shaking (succussing) the remedies that moved homeopathy into the realms of energy medicine, working on the body’s vital force (in common with many other complementary therapies) to re-establish harmony and allow healing to take place [...] reiki is a Japanese word meaning universal life energy, the vital force that flows through all matter. It is based on an ancient Tibetan method of natural healing";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners [UK, Ireland, EU] states:
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[homepage]
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[in "The Association of Naturopathic Practitioners"]
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"naturopathic principles [...] nature heals or the healing power of nature: there is a life force that given the right conditions, will self-heal or self-correct. This life force is stimulated [etc....] naturopathy is defined as - 'an eclectic system of healthcare, which promotes the body's self-healing mechanism'";
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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.naturopathy-anp.com/)
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(for a digg.com social bookmark of this {2002 page}, click here,
[defunct](for a youtube.com slideshow of this, click here {entire},
(for a sumo.tv slideshow of this, click here {entire},
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[in "Naturopathic Principles"]
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"naturopathic principles. Nature heals or the healing power of nature: there is a life force that, given the right conditions, will self-heal or self-correct. This life force is stimulated by factors which promote health and is suppressed by excesses and deficiencies";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Naturopathic Philosophy"]
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"the naturopathic axiom that 'nature-cures' [...] our body's own healing power [...] the secrets of the forces or the wisdom of nature [...] naturopathy is holistic medicine and recognizes the spirit in man. The soul is our essence and the expression of divinity [...] the naturopath addresses the soul of the patient";
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(click here,
(archived here,
)
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
)
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the British Naturopathic Association[UK] states:
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[in "About Naturopathy"]
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"naturopathy is an approach to health care which aims to promote, restore and maintain health. The following principles underpin the practice of naturopathy: the healing power of nature or vis medicatrix naturae: there is a ‘vital force’ or ‘life force which drives the self-healing or self-correcting mechanisms of the body";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
[defunct](for a youtube.com slideshow of this, click here {00.01.25-00.02.01},
(previous version archived here,
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the General Council and Register of Naturopaths[UK] states:
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[in "Philosophy"]
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"the following principles underpin the practise[UK] of naturopathy: the healing power of nature or vis medicatrix naturae: there is a ‘vital force’ or ‘life force’ which drives the self-healing or self-correcting mechanisms of the body";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
[defunct](for a youtube.com slideshow of this, click here {00.02.45-00.03.23},
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[in "The Signpost: Newsletter of the General Council and Register of Naturopaths"{Issue 2, Nov. 2001}]
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"the following principles underpin the practice of naturopathy: the healing power of nature or vis medicatrix naturae. There is a 'vital force' or 'life force' which drives the self-healing of self-correcting mechanisms of the body";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
[defunct](for a youtube.com slideshow of this, click here {00.03.25-00.04.02},
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the General Naturopathic Council[UK] states:
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[in "What is a Naturopathic Practitioner?"]
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"a (natur)heilpraktiker, which is synonymous with naturopathic practitioner [...] across the whole of the European Union [...via] supporting or harnessing the patient's own life force [...aka] the body's inherent physiological self-healing mechanism [...] to harness the patient's own life force";
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(click here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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the Institute for Complementary Medicine[UK] states:
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[in "What is Complementary Medicine?"]
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"complementary medicine (CM) includes many different techniques of treating a patient […] they all have one aspect in common […] treating the life force of the patient […] biodynamic massage. In common with all complementary medicine treatments, the vital force [etc….] holism […] treatments focused on the physical, mental, emotions, vital force, spirit and soul […] homoeopathy. Hippocrates and Samual[sp.] Hahnemann (1796) are credited with using the homoeopathic principle. This means treating the vital force to enable the body to re-energize it own repair mechanisms […] naturopathy [...] pranic healing. Prana is the Sanskrit word for ‘life force.’ The traditional healer interacts with the patient’s aura or energy field to allow and[sp.] interaction of healing energy to take place";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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naturopath.org.uk[UK] states:
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[in "Naturopathy Explained: The Basic Tenets..."]
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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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the Research Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine[UK] states:
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[in "CAM Principles – The Core Precepts and Their Context. Turner, R.N. (ND ?, DO ?, BAc ?)"]
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"the following core precepts appear to be common to most systems of CAM: vitalism – concepts of energy, life force, or qi";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "A Project to Examine and Define the Principles and Philosophy of Complementary and Alternative Medicine"]
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"vitalism – the recognition of the ‘innate intelligence of the cell’ (Lindlahr,1913,1975) […] the term ‘vitalism’ […] it relates to the concept of a ‘life force’ that imbues all living things, the self-regulatory or adaptive processes. (See 2.6) As applied to CAM it embraces the various concepts of ‘energy’ […] described in various traditions as ‘vital force’, ‘energy’, ‘chi’, ‘prana' […] some CAMs are more immersed in vitalistic principles […] many practitioners of CAM regard the ability to mount and resolve an acute illness as a healthy phenomenon (see Law of Cure below), the symptoms being the expression of a vital healing response";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this web page, click here,
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IV. Australia type ND:
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the Australian Government[AU] states:
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[in "Complementary Medicines in the Australian Health System"]
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"acupuncture involves the stimulation of specific points on the skin [...] based upon the principles of TCM [...] a vital force or energy called 'qi' [p.157...] Bach flower remedies. The theory[!] behind flower remedies is that flowers contain the life force of the plant [...] naturopathy [p.160...] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae) [and the rest of a 'de-vitalized' Rippling River ND Sectarian Creed; which is deceptive]";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this web page, click here,
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[in the Australian Government's "Better Health Channel: Naturopathy"]
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"naturopathy [...] 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'";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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the Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association[AU] states:
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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"this power to self-heal is called 'the vital force'";
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the National Training Information Service[AU] states:
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[in "(HLTNAT9A) Work Within a Naturopathic Framework"]
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"[the] definition of naturopathy is: naturopathy is a distinct method of healing, underpinned by a philosophical perspective which recognizes that all living forms possess a self-regulatory, inherent ability for self-healing. This inherent ability, or vital force, operates in an intelligent, orderly fashion. Naturopathic approaches to health care are aimed at supporting and enhancing the body's own ability to heal itself [...] underpinning knowledge and skills [...] knowledge of the vitalistic, empirical[! not!] approach to health";
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the Naturopathy and Nutrition Panel[AU] states:
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[in "What is Naturopathic Nutrition?"]
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"naturopathic nutrition embodies the principles [...] the inherent self-healing power and potential of nature [...] recognizes a 'vital force' and works with it to promote and restore healthy balance and wellbeing";
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the Vitalis Institute[AU]states:
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[in "About Food and Nutrition"{per co-founder Paxton, F. (ND[AU] ?)}]
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"workshop content […] types of food and their vital force";
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[in "Montgomery Centre of Natural Healing: About Naturopathy"]
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"homeopathy is a system of medicine that supports the body’s own healing mechanism, using specially prepared remedies. It may be called energy medicine, in that it works with the bodies own vital force";
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V. South Africa type ND:
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the South African Naturopathy Association states:
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[in "Naturopathic Principles and Practices"]
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"vis medicatrix naturae - the healing power of nature. Naturopaths believe that Nature heals through the response of the life force";
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[in "What is Naturopathy?"]
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"naturopathy is a distinct, integrated system of primary health care, based on the vitalistic principles of naturopathic philosophy and holism. Vitalism treats disease through the support and stimulation of the body’s own inherent healing capacity";
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VI. CAM proponents:
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the Alternative Medicine Foundation states:
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[in "Alternative and Complementary Medicine General Resource Guide"]
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"new perspectives on health and medicine, incorporating ideas of 'life force', balance and harmony may be referred to as mind-body [!] approaches";
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the Alternative Medicine Referral Network states:
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"naturopathic medicine is a distinctively natural approach to health and healing that recognizes the integrity of the whole person. Naturopathic medicine is heir to the vitalistic tradition of medicine in the Western world, emphasizing the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing 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 […] 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 […] the process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complimentary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician's actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vis medicatrix naturae";
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the American College for Advancement in Medicine states:
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[in "ND"]
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"principles of naturopathic medicine [...] the natural life force of the individual should be supported to facilitate healing";
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[in "The Voice"(2010-09/10)]
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"the principals [sp., 'principles] of naturopathic medicine [...#2] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae – first described by Hippocrates as the healing power of nature. It is a person’s vital force within that allows an individual to overcome disease. Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent ordered and intelligent self-healing process in each person. naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process [...] harmonize life force";
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the American Holistic Health Association states:
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[in "The Complete Guide to Alternative Medicine: Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Naturopathic Medicine, Homeopathy, Mind/Body Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy & Bodywork"(per Collinge, W. (MPH ?, PhD ?); 1997)]
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"ayurveda […] key principles […] like other traditions of nature-based medicine, ayurveda is built upon a concept of vital energy. Called prana […] analogous to the Chinese concept of chi [p.057…] naturopathic practice […] the vitalistic approach […] the vitalistic school […] the body’s natural healing power (vis medicatrix naturae). The body, with its inherent wisdom [p.107…] the vital force is seen as the preeminent factor in healing [p.108…] homeopathy […] the vital force. Hahnemann postulated that people have a vital force that is being influenced. He asserted that the vital force is the organizing, enlivening energy that keeps us healthy […] Hahnemann observed [!], when symptoms of illness occur, this vital force can be aroused to a higher level, thereby helping the body to use its own inner resources to alleviate the symptoms […] it is this vital force that is affected by the energetic qualities of the remedies, homeopathy is often referred to as a form of energetic medicine […] one subtle energy, that of the remedy, to influence another energy, the energy field of the person or vital force […] ‘vital force’ is a concept somewhat similar to that of the chi in Chinese medicine or prana in ayurveda […] the goal is to very subtly provoke or challenge the vital force [p.137…] modern technological and pharmaceutical medicine carries risks […] such treatment may ultimately weaken the vital force […] what is needed in an instance of illness is for the person’s vital force to be stronger [p.139…] homeopathy is able to treat anything capable of being helped by the patient’s own host resistance (natural defenses) or vital force [p.155…] chiropractic […] the concept of vital force […] like chi in Chinese medicine, prana in ayurveda, and the vital force in homeopathy, it is a major premise of chiropractic [p.237…] the flow of vital force through the nervous system [p.240…] alternative medicine traditions can be thought of as sharing a vitalistic orientation – that is, they all presuppose that there is a life force or vital energy involved in healing [p.309]";
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the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2014)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a primary healthcare system based on the recognition that the human organism has an incredible self-healing capacity. Naturopathic medicine supports this self-healing potential [...] each therapy supports the self-healing efforts of the body [...] fundamental principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] support the self-healing potential of the body [...] the body has an inherent ability to heal, referred to in Latin as vis medicatrix naturae (healing power of nature)";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a primary healthcare system based on the recognition that the human organism has an incredible self-healing capacity. Naturopathic medicine supports this self-healing potential [...] each therapy supports the self-healing efforts of the body [...] fundamental principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] support the self-healing potential of the body [...] the premise that the body has an inherent ability to heal, referred to in Latin as vis medicatrix naturae (healing power of nature) [...] the role of the naturopathic physician is to support the self-healing ability of the whole being";
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the Association of Minority Nephrologists states:
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[in "How 'Natural' Healing Works" (2005)]
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"most traditional indigenous or alternative health systems therapies recognize the complex interaction of energies that comprise the human body. From them arise specific forms of healing generally directed toward imbalances in three broad areas: mental/psychological/emotional, physical and spiritual or 'life force.' Energy therapies focus on imbalances in spiritual or 'life force' energy called by the Chinese 'chi,' the Japanese 'ki,' and in India it is called 'prana.' In the West it is called 'life force' a very fine subtle energy that keeps the body and physical systems in balance. Examples of the energy therapies include acupuncture/acupressure, reiki, qi gong, reflexology, massage therapy, aromatherapy and healing hands/therapeutic touch";
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the Canadian Aids Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE) states:
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[per Maclean, D. (? ?), Shane, A. (? ?), “Traditional Chinese Medicine” (2005)]
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"qi [...] written chi, ch’i) is often translated as vital force, or vital energy, or life force [p.001]";
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[in “A Practical Guide to Complementary Therapies for People with Living with HIV” {“Advisory Committee […] Revised Edition (2004): Paul R. Saunders, PhD. (naturopathic doctor) [and] Sean Hosein (CATIE)} (2005)]
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"prana means ‘before breath.’ It is the life force that must exist before anything can life. Prana is similar to the Chinese concept of chi [p.007…] the balancing of yin and yang stabilizes a person’s energy, otherwise known as chi, or qi [...] the purpose of TCM is fu-zheng, which means to support the true or righteous chi to inhibit diseased chi from progressing [p.013…] prana is the ayurvedic word of the life force on which all life depends [p.030]";
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chiroeco.com states:
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[in "Vitality Through Homeopathy" (2014)]
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"[by way of King, F. (ND ? DC ?)] energy — you can’t see or touch it, but you can observe and feel the results of its power [...] the enigmatic nature of energy [...] the philosopher Aristotle coined the term 'life force,' the mysterious biological energy that differentiates the living from the nonliving. In chiropractic, we call it innate intelligence. In other cultures, that mysterious life force is called chi or prana. Life force, energy, and vitality all evoke the same meaning [...] chiropractic care helps restore the proper nerve flow in the body’s bioenergetic, or bioelectric system. Acupuncture works in a similar way to restore energy flow [...] homeopathy may be one of the most energy-efficient healthcare systems available today [...] two hundred years old, homeopathy is still on the cutting edge of energy technology";
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the Clara Jean Foundation states:
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[for their board of directors -- including director, medical advisory board chair, and NCNM faculty member MacDonald, B. (ND NCNM, LAc ?); medical advisory board members {their 'medical physician' advisers are listed as NDs}: Bye, C. (ND NCNM), Conway, M. (ND ?), Hudson, T. (ND NCNM), Vickers, E. (ND NCNM, LAc ?) -- click here, http://www.clarajean.org/?pg=105]
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2006)]
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"the practice of naturopathic medicine emerges form six principles of healing [...] these principles stand as the distinguishing marks of the [naturopathic]profession: 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 [...] first do no harm. Therapeutic actions that are complementary to and synergistic with the body's innate healing process prevent harm to patients. Naturopathic physicians follow three precepts to avoid harming the patient: 1) use methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk if harmful effects, and apply the least possible force or intervention necessary to diagnose the illness. 2) whenever possible, avoid symptom suppression as it can interfere with the healing process. 3) respect and cooperate with the vis medicatrix naturae in diagnosis, treatment, and counseling";
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[in "Calendar"]
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"Thursdays, 7-9 pm. starting Sept. 20 [2007]. Breast Cancer Notebook. HEP at Quest Center [...] reiki is a Japanese word which means 'universal life force energy.' A simple, yet powerful form of healing, reiki seeks to restore balance and harmony within the body through the application of compassionate and sacred touch. Reiki can also help release patterns of emotional holding and open us in deeper ways to our spiritual selves";
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classicalhomeopathy.com states:
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[in "Info. About Homeopathy"]
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"unlike acute diseases which have a limited duration upon the vital force, chronic diseases can remain in the individual for decades [...] all this eventually leads to a terminal situation due to a weakening of the vital force. Whether it be a specific terminal disease or not, chronic diseases are about the erosion of the stability of the life force. It is only through this continual decline, in the all of the dynamic aspects of the vital force, that we observe the general downward spiraling trend in the over all well being of the individual [...] what they will most likely fail to recognize, is that a traumatic event in someone's life if left unresolved, has enough power in the event to subvert the quality and the stability of the vital force. The destabilization of the life force, with all of its attending checks and balances existing solely to promote homeostasis, then tacitly permits from a place of weakness, illness and disease to begin to occur [...] this almost imperceptible decline is recognized by the vital force's attempt to call for help, by producing symptoms";
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[in "Introduction"]
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"through scientifically [!] formulated methods, the preparation of these remedies is designed to ensure that they will resonate and stimulate the core of the weakened life force, thus enabling it to become strengthened once again and allow the healing process to occur organically from within";
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the Complementary Medical Association[UK] states:
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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"naturopaths believe that the body heals itself and is always striving for balance, referred to as ‘homeostasis.’ They see illness as the end result of a weakened 'vital force' sometimes called 'life energy";
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ehealthcare.ca states:
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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"as the name suggests naturopathic medicine (also known as naturopathy) is a total natural approach to health. It is similar to the vitalistic tradition of medicine in the Western world [...] the principles of naturopathic medicine: 1. the healing power of nature (medicatrix naturae). The body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician’s role is to facilitate and augment this process";
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the Foundation of the Advancement of Innovative Medicine states:
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[in "CAM Glossary"]
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"meridian: channels traversing the exterior surface of the body encompassing the acupuncture points, through which ch’i, or the life force, flow. Through the meridians, the ch’i reveals the condition of the internal functions of the body […] chiropractic […] doctors of chiropractic are physicians who consider man as an integrated being and give special attention to the [etc….] based upon the theories of Daniel D. Palmer in the 1890's, that good health depends in part upon a normally functioning nervous system, chiropractic adjustments energize the life force that connects the spine to all parts of the body to promote healing. Some chiropractors may make use of sophisticated techniques involving the meridians of the body. One of these approaches is called applied kinesiology […] homeopathy […] the resulting remedy stimulates the vital force – the internal defense and repair mechanism of the body";
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the Henry Spink Foundation states:
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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"naturopathy is based on the principle of homeostasis [...] the naturopath believes in the healing power of natural resources. Treatment is aimed at improving the patients' 'vital force' which helps the body fight off disease";
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[in "Immune System"]
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"the naturopath believes in the healing power of natural resources. Treatment is aimed at improving the patients' 'vital force' which helps the body fight off disease. Naturopaths take a preventative and holistic approach and look for underlying causes of the presenting symptoms, believing that fevers and inflammation signify a weakening of the vital force, and the body's fight against intrusion. As such, they are not to be suppressed, unless dangerous, as this could lead to further degeneration";
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[in "Alternative Treatments For Arthritis"]
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"acupuncturists endeavor to rebalance the vital force so that it can circulate freely through the meridians";
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[in "Epilepsy"]
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"based on the principle of homeostasis - that the body can heal itself and will always strive towards good health [...] the naturopath believes in the healing power of natural resources. Treatment is aimed at improving the patients' 'vital force' which helps the body
fight off disease. Naturopaths take a holistic approach and look for underlying
causes of the presenting symptoms, believing that fevers and inflammation
signify a weakening of the vital force";
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idiotsguides.com states:
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"qi (sometimes written chi or ch'i and pronounced chee) is the invisible but fundamental energy that flows through everything and everyone in the universe. It's usually translated as 'energy,' but qi is more than that. It's the life force of all living things, but it's also the energy found in all nonliving things";
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Metagenics.com states:
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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"[NOT!] scientific principles. Naturopathic medicine is vitalistic in its approach [to state vitalism as scientific is to engage in pseudoscience]";
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the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine [NCCAM] states:
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[in "Naturopathy: An Introduction" (2014)]
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"guided by a philosophy that emphasizes the healing power of nature, naturopathic practitioners [...] a central belief in naturopathy is that nature has a healing power (a principle practitioners call vis medicatrix naturae). Practitioners view their role as supporting the body’s ability to maintain and restore health [...] the practice of naturopathy is based on principles [...] healing power of nature. Seek to identify and remove obstacles to the body’s natural processes for maintaining and restoring health";
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the National Center for Continuing Education states:
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[in “Alternative Therapies: Growing Options in Nursing Practice”]
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"naturopathic medicine. There are two broad categories of naturopathic medicine [false, all of naturopathy is by definition vitalistic]. The first is the vitalistic approach, which emphasizes the body's natural healing powers, insists on lifestyle changes, hydrotherapy, and stress reduction techniques to prevent and treat illnesses. Only if these methods fail are herbs and other chemical interventions tried. The second category, the biochemical approach, uses herbs and nutritional ­substances, such as vitamins, as the first line of treatment. This approach is more symptom-oriented than the vitalistic ­approach. This second category is more in line with the views of allopathic [!] medicine, and more easily studied using Western scientific research methods. It is more commonly practiced in this culture than the vitalistic method [inaccurate, all of US naturopathy is by oath, creed, and standard of practice VITALISTIC -- the requirement is there to keep naturopathy 'heir to the vitalistic'...] chiropractic medicine [...] the vitalistic principle, states that the body can heal itself from within through the flow of energy in the body's nervous system. By manipulating the spine and joints through which the flow occurs, chiropractors believe that they remove barriers to the body's natural healing power";
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the National Institute of Health states:
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[in "Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons"(2002)]
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"qi, or vital energy (p.xv…] energy (vital force) [p.xxviii…] qi ( the Chinese term for energy) [p.xl…] qi […] or vital energy [p.071…] ‘energy’ (chi, vital force) [p.104…] some equivalent terms for biofield […terms, source] ankh, ancient Egypt; animal magnetism, Mesmer; arunquiltha, Australian aborigine; bioenergy, United States United Kingdom; gana, South America; ki, Japan; life force, general usage; mana, Polynesia; manitou, Algonquia; m’gbe, Hiru pygmy; mulungu, Ghana; mumia, Paracelsus; ntoro, Ashanti; ntu, Bantu; oki, Huron; orenda, Iroquois; pneuma, ancient Greece; prana, India; qi (chi), China; subtle energy, United States United Kingdom; sila, Inuit; tane, Hawaii; ton, Dakota; waken, Lakota [p.134…] ki: the Japanese term for qi [p.362]";
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"[same publication, additionally from glossary] biofield: a massless field (not necessarily electromagnetic) that surrounds and permeates living bodies and affects the body. Possibly related to qi. See qi […] qi (chi, ki): in Eastern philosophies, the energy that connects and animates everything in the universe; includes both individual qi (personal life force) and universal qi, which are coextensive through the practice of mind-body disciplines, such as traditional meditation, aikido, and tai chi";
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the National Institute of Health's NCCAM states regarding VFS:
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[in "Energy Medicine: An Overview"]
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these "putative [that means SUPPOSED] energy fields (also called biofields) have defied measurement to date[...aka] a subtle form of energy [not science physics in type]. This vital energy or life force is known under different names in different cultures, such as qi in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), ki in the Japanese Kampo system, doshas in Ayurvedic medicine, and elsewhere as prana, etheric energy, fohat, orgone, odic force, mana, and homeopathic resonance. Vital energy";
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[in "Questions and Answers About Homeopathy"]
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"in homeopathy, a key premise is that every person has energy called a vital force or self-healing response. When this energy is disrupted or imbalanced, health problems develop. Homeopathy aims to stimulate the body's own healing responses";
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[in "Acupuncture"]
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"qi: a Chinese term for vital energy or life force. In traditional Chinese medicine, qi [...] is believed to regulate a person's spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical balance, and to be influenced by the opposing forces of yin and yang. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM): a whole medical system that was documented in China by the 3rd century B.C. TCM is based on a concept of vital energy, or qi";
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the Natural Products Association states:
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[in "Natural Products Association Position Papers: Alternative and Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"naturopathic medicine is heir to the vitalistic tradition of medicine in the Western world, emphasizing the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement and support of the inherent healing capacity of the person";
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the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism states:
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"vitalism in healing is a clinical strategy based on the principle that Life, Nature, and the Great Spirit from which they arise are fully present in all the tissues of the body, and also in the psyche, the spiritual heart, and the soul, sustaining life and health, providing momentum for personal evolution on all levels, and for the fulfillment of the highest purpose in social and spiritual life. Vitalist practitioners employ clinical strategies and methods which support this life power through encouragement of nourishment, digestion, rest, and appropriate activity, identification of purpose in personal life, connection with nature, an active spiritual life, identification and removal of obstacles to cure on all levels, and avoidance of methods which suppress or distort life processes. The vitalist incorporates all aspects of science, especially physiology and pathophysiology, but equally values knowledge from traditional medicine, empirical observation, instinct and intuition, and is not confined to the narrow materialistic world view that dominates much of modern science, medicine, and social life";
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the North American Society of Homeopathy states:
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"scope of practice […] each patient must be informed that the goal of the professional homeopathy […] is not to treat any particular disease or condition but to stimulate the vital force";
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Promoting Awareness of RSD and CRPS in Canada states:
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[in "Alternative Treatments"]
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"[citing CCNM] naturopathic medicine [...] the naturopath believes that the body has a vital force which can help heal itself and also defend itself against disease";
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the Society for Vitalistic Health states:
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[in "The Foundations of Our Belief"]
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[the homeopathy text cited and employed is required in AANP naturopathy curriculums overall, including UBCNM; vitalism as 'belief, not new, spiritual';]
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"the foundations of our belief. This is not a new concept. It assumes is that there is a distinct energy or force that creates and sustains all living organisms. This inherent vital principle is distinct from all the biological, physical and chemical components of the body. We call this the life force (vital force). Failure to nurture and maintain this force results in an internal imbalance that is called disease. The basic principle of vitalism is that it is an inherent or in-born intelligence within the body, which animates and heals living creatures. While this vital force has an innate intelligence as it pertains to the sustenance and homeostasis of the body, it, in itself is not sentient or intelligent in the way that we think of consciousness. It is more reaction and instinct. As Dr. Samuel Hahnemann writes in his Organon of the Medical Arts: 'in the healthy condition of man, the spiritual vital force, the dynamis that animates the material body, rules with unbounded sway, and maintains all the parts of the organism in admirable, harmonious, vital operation, as regards both sensations and functions, so that our indwelling, reason-gifted mind can freely employ this living, healthy instrument for the higher purposes of our existence.' It is the un-swaying belief in this vital force [...] an animating force that dwells within our physical form. This energetic force is the difference between the physical state of life and that of death. It is the animation, it is the spark, it is life...";
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[in "Application...Our Religious Tenets"]
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"our religious tenets [...] tenets of faith [...] Society for Vitalistic Health. A Healing Ministry. Tenets of faith [...] our society is founded upon the principle of vitalism [...] a greater energetic component [...] distinct energy or force that creates and sustains all living organisms [...] distinct from all biological, physical, and chemical components [...] we call this the life force, vital force or vital principle. Failure to nurture and maintain this force results in an internal imbalance that manifests itself in disease. It is the fundamental belief of our congregation that the only path to health is through the principles of homeopathy [...quoting Hahnemann] 'the spiritual vital force, the dynamis' [etc....our] unswaying belief in this vital force [...] this vital principle, this life force [...with] the suppression of symptoms through [...] non-homeopathic medical practices [...] have polluted, damaged and distorted the life force in many ways [...including] vaccinations [...all such] weakens the vital force and drives the disease deeper, making it incurable [...with] the use of homeopathic medicine and principles [...which are] universal and inviolate [...] shall serve as the sole means of correcting imbalances of the life force [...our] divine ethics in accordance with the life principle [...and] laws of homeopathy [...with it a] sacrilege [...to partake of] any action that shall serve to weaken the vital force [...] the true pursuit of health through the power of the vital force";
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the South African Society of Integrative Medicine states:
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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“naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine […] it is a distinct, integrated system of primary health care, based on the vitalistic principles of naturopathic philosophy and holism, which is able to treat a wide range of disorders and imbalances. Vitalism treats disease through the support and stimulation of the body’s own inherent healing capacity i.e. the vital force promotes self-cleansing and self-repair and subsequently self-healing”;
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the American Medical Association Council on Science and Public Health states:
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[in "Report 12 of the Council on Scientific Affairs (A-97) Full Text"(1997)]
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"energy healing. Biofield, or energy healing, is described by its proponents as ‘one of the oldest forms of healing known to humankind’ […] theories[!] related to this practice involve transfer of energy from healer to patient in unknown ways, either from a supernatural entity or by manipulating the body's own ‘energy fields.’ Over 25 terms are used in various cultures to describe this life force […] naturopaths practice various treatments such as manipulation and massage, and use herbs, acupuncture, and traditional Oriental medicine. Its practitioners treat underlying causes of illness by facilitating the body's response to disease through its 'life force'";
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the Kentucky Council Against Health Fraud states:
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[in "A Scientific Look at Alternative Medicine: Homeopathy, Naturopathy and other 'Holistic' and 'New Age' Approaches"{02-21-06}]
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“homeopathy […] invokes a vague, undefined vital force in allowing healing […] ’naturopathy did not spring from a unified doctrine and lacks coherence in both theory and practice. It is characterized by a miscellany of vitalistic approaches’ […] ‘vitalism is: ‘a doctrine that the functions of a living organism are due to a vital principle distinct from physicochemical forces’ […] a paranormal ‘life force’ […] ‘a subtle energy, vibration field, non-linear electromagnetic energy, or spirit or vital force’”;
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the National Council Against Health Fraud states:
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[in "NCAHF News, November/December 1996 - Volume 19, Issue #6"]
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"belief in vitalism, 'the doctrine that the functions of a living organism are due to a vital principle distinct from physicochemical forces' (Webster's Dictionary); or, 'the theory that biological activities are directed by a supernatural force; opposed to mechanism' (Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary) provides the conceptual underpinnings that sustains the perpetual plague of quackery. Vitalistic healing systems [...] alleged 'life force:' ancient Egypt, ankh; ancient Greece, pneuma; anthroposophical medicine, formative force / ether body / astral body; ayurvedic medicine (Hindu), prana; chiropractic, innate; energy medicine, energy body / aura / Kirlian effect etc.; homeopathy, vital energy; magnetic healing (Mesmerism), animal magnetism; naturopathy, vis medicatrix naturae; primitive medicine, mana / orenda / tane / gana / sila oki etc.; radiesthesia / medical, dowsing radiation; Reichian psychotherapy, orgone energy; therapeutic touch; prana; traditional Chinese medicine / Taoism, chi / qi / ki";
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[in "NCAHF News, May/June 1993 - Volume 16, Issue #3"]
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"we suspect that what Fetzer is talking about is not the 'mind' in terms of psychobiology (i.e., brain functioning) but a transcendent metaphysical concept of 'mind' (i.e., soul or spirit). 'Alternative medicine' theories founded upon the existence of a transcendent soul are ayurvedic medicine (prana), Chinese medicine (chi), chiropractic (the Innate), energy medicine (bioelectricity), homeopathy (vital force), naturopathy (vis medicatrix naturae), Scientology (thetan), therapeutic touch (prana, again)";
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the American Council on Science and Health states:
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[in "The Unhealthy Alliance" (2007)]
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"naturopathy: a system of treatment based on the belief that the cause of disease is based on violation of nature's laws. Naturopaths believe that diseases are the body's effort to purify itself, and that cures result from increasing the patient's vital force by ridding the body of toxins. Naturopathic treatments can include 'natural food' diets, vitamins, herbs, tissue minerals, cell salts, manipulation, massage, exercise, diathermy, colonic enemas, acupuncture, and homeopathy. Like chiropractors, many naturopaths believe that virtually all diseases are within the scope of their practice";
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the Mayo Clinic states:
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[in "Complementary and Alternative Medicine: What is It?" (2006)]
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"energy therapies. Some complementary and alternative medicine practitioners believe an energy force flows through your body. You can't see this energy, but if its flow is blocked or unbalanced you can become sick. Different traditions call this energy by different names, such as chi, prana and life force. Unblocking or re-balancing your energy force is the goal of these therapies, and each one accomplishes that goal differently. Proponents of acupuncture, for instance, believe that the insertion of needles into points along energy pathways in your body restores your natural energy. Other energy therapies include therapeutic touch, in which practitioners move their hands back and forth across your body to manipulate your energy, and reiki, a Japanese technique that transfers healing energy from one person to another. Others you may have heard of include magnet therapy, polarity therapy and light therapy";
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the National Center For Science Education [NCSE] states:
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[in "Deposition of John F. Haught, PH.h." (2017)]
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"vitalism is the view that some special extranatural or supernatural force has to enter into the universe to elevate inanimate matter to the level  of living stuff";
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[in "Creation / Evolution" (1995)]
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"vitalism: something inherent in life that is not material";
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the National Health Museum's Access Excellence states:
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[in "A Visit With Dr. Francis Crick: Glossary"]
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"vitalism - the idea that life processes have a component entirely separate from the constraints of the laws of natural science";
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Nature's Plus The Energy Supplements states:
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[in "Homeopathic Essentials" (Lane, J.; Energy Times 2000-02-01)]
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"how it works: the vital force. Homeopathy embraces a philosophy centered on the concept of 'vital force,' an intelligent, dynamic life force within each individual responsible for maintaining one's life and balance on all levels. The vital force creates a defense mechanism similar to the immune system, but incorporates protection against imbalances on the emotional and mental planes as well. Homeopathy equates disease with imbalance [...] homeopaths regards these symptoms as evidence of the vital force's curative exertions, not merely annoyances to be eliminated. Symptoms guide the homeopath in his or her attempts to harmoniously augment the efforts of the vital force";
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