Sunday, January 25, 2015

Appendix B.05.i.c.00. - Naturo. VFS - AANP NDs (G):

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Gabriel, N. (ND Bastyr 2000), Wengell, D. (MBA Emory) state:
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[for a bio., click here, ]
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[in "Educational Opportunities in Integrative Medicine: The A-to-Z Healing Arts Guide and Professional Resource Directory" (2008)]
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[chapter 08]
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"Chapter 8: Naturopathic Medicine (ND) [...sidebar] naturopathic medicine is an integrative and vitalistic medical system [...aimed at] getting to the root cause of illness. It helps patients manifest not just passive recovery, but optimal health [...main entry] naturopathic medicine is defined as much by its holistic principles as by its techniques. There are seven principles of modern naturopathy: 1. do no harm (primum non nocere) [...] 2. respect the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae). There is an innate healing force within all life that is always attempting to prevent and/or heal every possible illness. Skin abrasions heal, broken bone reconnect, grief fades, so long as this 'life force' flows in a balanced, unimpeded way. Naturopaths help their patients to optimize this innate force via positive lifestyle changes and nontoxic therapies; 3. treat the cause (tolle causam) [...] 4. doctor as teacher (docere) [p.119...] 5. prevention [...] 6. treat the whole person [...per] a body-mind-spirit complex [...] 7. wellness [...] most medical systems in place before the rise of modern western medicine [...] followed the basic principles above. They were 'vitalistic' in nature, meaning that a spiritual 'vital force' or 'life force' was believed to be both the source of existence and the essential healing force for every person. Ayurveda's 'prana,' Chinese medicine's 'chi,' and Hippocrates' 'humours' are all versions of the vital force [...per] the vitalistic medical practices being used [historically] around the globe [...in modern times considered by supposed] experimental, scientific, chemically oriented medicine [...of] a mythical past of unproven and obsolete philosophies and techniques [p.120...in naturopathy] vitalistic thinking is still common [...] naturopathic medicine is an integrative and vitalistic medical system [p.122...per] life force flow [p.124]";
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(ISBN 0977655245)
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Galbraith, R. (ND Bastyr 2006) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Principles" (2014)]
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"naturopathic medicine operates under the following six principles [...#] 2. the healing power of nature [...] the body’s own innate ability to heal itself";
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Gallant, J. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "The 6 Naturopathic Principles" (20__)]
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"[#6] 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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[in "What is it?" (20__)]
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"the naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body";
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[in "Frequently Asked Questions" (2013)]
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"some aspects of naturopathic medicine are anecdotal or used based on traditional findings. An example of this is traditional Chinese medicine and qi, it's not something that you can measure but it's been around for thousands of years";
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Garrett, J.R. (ND Bastyr 2012), Garrett, S.A.F. (ND Bastyr 2013) state:
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2013)]
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"one of the core beliefs in naturopathic philosophy is that we have an inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health [...] see the principles of naturopathic medicine below [...#1] vis medicatrix naturae: the healing power of nature: the healing power of nature is the inherent self-organizing and healing process of living systems. Naturopathic medicine recognizes this healing process to be ordered and intelligent. It is the naturopathic physician’s role to support, facilitate and augment this process [...] 'natural forces within us are the true healers of disease' - Hippocrates";
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Geis, M. (ND CCNM 2006) states:
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[for a bio., click here, http://daziran.ca/health/dr-marika-geis/]
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[in "Frequently Asked Questions" (2010)]
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"naturopathic medicine [...] is predicated on the belief that all living organisms have an innate capacity to heal [...] naturopathic physicians structure their interventions in order to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself [...] 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 [...] based on balancing the flow of chi (energy) through meridian pathways under the skin, traditional Chinese medicine includes the use of Oriental herbs and acupuncture to regulate and release chi in order to bring the body into balance [...] all naturopaths are deeply committed to upholding our founding principles [...#1] healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae) [...] the powerful and inherent healing abilities of your body, mind and spirit [...] therapeutic order [...#2] stimulate the healing power of nature";
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[in "Naturopathic Treatments" (2010)]
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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 [...] based on balancing the flow of chi (energy) through meridian pathways under the skin, traditional Chinese medicine includes the use of Oriental herbs and acupuncture to regulate and release chi in order to bring the body into balance";
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[in "Basic Guide to Healthy Eating" (2010)]
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"sprouted seeds and beans are possibly the healthiest food you can eat, they are actually living when you eat them and you receive all their vitality and life force";
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"naturopathic medicine [...] is predicated on the belief that all living organisms have an innate capacity to heal [...] 'within you lies a healing force more powerful than any treatment and more effective than any health care practitioner' -- Peter Papadogianis, MSc, ND.  Author of Treat the Cause, 1999";
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(click here,
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http://web.archive.org/web/20120315112840/http://daziran.ca/health/)
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Genne, A-H. (ND CCNM) states:
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[for a bio., click here, http://corpusdiem.ca/english/clinic.php]
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2007)]
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"naturopathic medicine originates from hydrotherapy, a medicine based on cold water applications which was used in Eastern Europe in the mid-1600. With time, it has transformed into an assemblage of alternative medicines brought together by a common philosophy […] vis mediatrix [sp., 'medicatrix'] naturae (the healing power of nature). Naturopathic doctors believe that the body has an inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. Thus, the role of the naturopathic doctor is to facilitate this process by identifying and removing obstacles to recovery, such that ultimately it is the body’s vital force that will shift the patient from a disease process to a healing one";
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Gentry, J. (NMD SCNM) states:
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[for a bio., click, here, http://www.drjengentry.com/about.html]
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[in "Questions & Answers About Your Health Care" (2012)]
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"naturopathic medicine follows a vitalistic tradition of medicine, which emphasizes the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing capacity (or vitality) of the person";
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George, J. (NMD SCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2011)]
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"using therapies to support the healing process, stimulate the body’s vital force and prevent further disease from occurring, balance can be restored and wellness achieved";
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Gerber, M. (ND Bastyr), Schenck, M. (ND Bastyr 2003) state:
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[in "About Naturopathic Medicine" (2012)]
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"doctors of naturopathic medicine are guided by six principles of naturopathy, which emphasize a holistic and natural approach to patient care, diagnosis, management, and treatment of medical conditions. The principles of naturopathic medicine include [...#2] the healing power of nature – naturopathic medicine respects the innate intelligence of the human body to heal. The vital force stimulates the physiological systems of the body to bring the organism into balance and equilibrium moving towards a state of optimal health";
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German, H. (ND SCNM), Mazi, J. (ND NCNM), Valencia, I.J. (ND SCNM) state:
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[in "About Thrive Natural Medicine" (2014)]
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"we strongly believe in the innate life force that resides within each of us and our ultimate goal is to help that vital life force become it’s most vibrant, allowing you to fully thrive";
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Gerstmar, T.J. (ND Bastyr 2008) states:
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[in "The Autoimmune Answer" (2017)]
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"we view the body as an interconnected system, not just a bunch of bolted together parts and our goal is to trigger the body’s innate healing power";
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[in "FAQ" (2010)]
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"as natural healers we follow a vitalist philosophy that says that your body has the power and intelligence to heal itself. We use natural therapies that remove blockages to that healing power and stimulate the body to heal itself. We avoid methods which suppress or distort that healing power [...] vitalism is the philosophy that guides naturopathic care. In this philosophy, spirit (intelligence) is the basis of life. We are spirit that gives rise to atoms and molecules. The body possesses an innate intelligence and ability to heal itself. Disease is (largely) a result of imbalances in our lives. Therapies need to restore balance to the body and activate our inborn capacity for healing";
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Ghormley, J.C. (ND Bastyr 2006), Thomas, S. (ND Bastyr 2007) state:
[in "What is Naturopathy" (2007)]
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"the six principles we used to apply to our practice are the following: first do no harm. (Latin: primum non nocere). The process of healing includes symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal the body. The physician’s role is to support and not antagonize nor harm the actions of the vis medicatrix naturae [...] the healing power of nature. (Latin: vis medicatrix naturae). The healing process of the body is inherent, 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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Giard, R.A. (ND SCNM), Trojano, H. (ND UBCNM) state:
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[for bio.s, click here: http://www.starrybrook.com//who-we-are]
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[in "Procedures and Services" (2011)]
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"homeopathic medicine treats the vital force (known as qi in Chinese medicine) [...] by using the healing power of nature through the medicinal properties of plants";
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[in "Procedures and Expertise" (2014)]
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"traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been in existence for over 5,000 years. This ancient medicine uses sterilized fine needles, which are inserted through the skin to stimulate the body's healing process [...] by using the healing power of nature through the medicinal properties of plants [...] homeopathy is a medical system more than 200 years old, which uses highly diluted substances that act to enhance the body's innate healing response [...] homeopathic medicine treats the vital force (known as qi in Chinese medicine)";
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Gignac, T. (ND CCNM), Smith, K. (ND CCNM), Worts, S. (ND BIMN) state:
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[in "FAQs" (2015)]
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"ND’s follow a series of principles that guide their approach to helping you improve your health [...] vis medicatrix naturae, healing power of nature: respect and promote self-healing";
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Gilbert, C. (ND CCNM) states:
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[for a bio., click here, http://www.cyndigilbert.ca/about/]
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"Cyndi Gilbert, naturopathic doctor, draws from the following naturopathic therapies to develop an individualized plan of care [...] traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture [...] the key prin­ci­ple that defines and con­nects all of Chi­nese med­i­cine is that of qi (pro­nounced 'chee'), or vital energy. The qi of the body’s organs must be in bal­ance, nei­ther too active nor too dor­mant, for a per­son to be healthy. This qi trav­els 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 qi and achiev­ing bal­ance";
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Glidden, P.  (ND Bastyr 1991) states:
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[in "Cancer Treatment, You Have Been Duped! January 13, 2016 Dr. Glidden Show" (2016-01-13)]
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"medical doctors are trained in allopathic medicine [...] the philosophy of allopathic medicine is that the human body is a bag of biochemicals waiting to break [...] that evolved by evolutionary fiat, somehow [...] life started and then evolved, it's nonsense [...for MDs] there is no inherent spiritual force, there is no vital force, there is no intelligence inside the human body [...] but this is what the MDs believe [...]";
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[in "The Differences Between MD's and ND's? Is Naturopathy Science Based? [...]" (2013)]
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"whatever it is that organizes all of the millions and trillions of biochemical automatic biochemical processes in the human body every second of every day from our point of view [and he points at himself] this is the vital force.  It's what keeps things running.  Now, can you measure it objectively, no.  Does that mean it doesn't exist, no.  This is the fundamental point of departure.  Holistic physicians are trained to believe that the human body is endowed with a God-given soul-force and it is the soul-force which made your body grow itself, gave your body the intelligence to grow itself all by itself from a single-celled organism into the magnificent manifestation of you.  The MDs think it was just a biochemical coincidence.  Some happenstance of evolution.  Now you are you going to believe? [...]";
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Godby, D. (NMD NCNM 2004) states:
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[for a bio., click here, http://www.diabetesnpc.com/about.html]
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2012)]
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"treatments are chosen to work with the patient’s vital force, respecting the natural healing processes of nature [...] the following principles make naturopathic medicine different from all other medical approaches: [#1] first do no harm, primum no nocere: illness is a purposeful process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself.  Therapeutic actions should be complementary to and synergistic with this healing process.  The physician’s actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vis mediatrix [sp., medicatrix!] naturae – the healing power of nature [...#2] the healing power of nature, vis mediatrix [sp., medicatrix!] naturae: the body has an inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health.  The healing process is ordered and intelligent;  nature heals through the response of the life force.  The physician’s role is to facilitate this process";
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Goehner, J. (ND CCNM), Heinen, S.J. (ND CCNM 1992) state:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2010)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care that uses natural methods and substances to support and stimulate the body's inherent self-healing process.  The foundation is the principle vis medicatrix naturae: the healing power of nature";
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[in "What is Acupuncture?" (2010)]
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"acupuncture has been used for thousands of years by the Chinese and Egyptians as one of the main methods to restore health to the body. Acupuncture is based on the belief that you are born with a certain amount of energy, known as qi, flowing throughout the body along twelve paths or meridians. Illness is thought to occur when the flow of qi becomes blocked, or stagnant, upsetting the balance of the body and its function. Acupuncture uses needles to restore the flow of qi by stimulating areas or points along the energy meridians. Very fine, sterile, disposable needles are used";
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Goetz, X?. (ND SCNM) states:
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[in "About Dr. Goetz" ()]
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"Dr. Goetz focuses on the ramifications they have upon the individual’s spiritual vital force according to Dr. Hahnemann’s insights";
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Goldberg, M. (ND NCNM) {et al} states:
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“herbal remedies are employed in the western world by practitioners of holistic medicine who believe that all individuals possess an inner vital force that is constantly working to maintain physical, emotional, and mental health. Although they do not discount the germ theory of disease held by conventional western medicine, medical herbalists in the western world say that this theory does not fully explain why people become ill. They argue that many diseases and conditions come about because the individual's inner force or natural immune system is weakened or out of balance. Therefore, they prescribe herbal or plant remedies that are found in nature in order to return an individual's natural inner balance, strengthen the resistance to disease, and maintain good health”;
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Goldin, T.S. (ND Bastyr 1990) states:
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[Tara Skye Goldin, N.D. -- May 2006 Newsletter]
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"hydrotherapy also increases what the old-time naturopaths called the 'vital force' also known as 'chi' in the Chinese healing tradition and 'prana' in the Ayurvedic healing tradition";
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Goldman, E.L. (ND Bastyr 1984, DHANP AANP) states:
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“ask Ellen Goldman, doctor of naturopathy and chairperson of the homeopathy department at Bastyr University of Naturopathic Medicine in Seattle, how such dilute solutions can possibly cure diseases and she replies, ‘we don't yet have instruments sensitive enough to measure this effect. Dr. Hahnemann, the father of homeopathy, said that homeopathic medicines stimulate the vital force, or the healing energies, in the body’ […also] Joyce Frye, D.O. […states] ’in cases of chronic disease, how much healing ensues depends on the vital force of the prevailing problem as well as on how early in the process treatment begins,’ she says. "The ability of homeopathy to heal depends on how much damage the disease has done’”;
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Gonzales, G.L. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Primary Care" (2014)]
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"there are six principle of naturopathic medicine. The primary difference between conventional and naturopathic medicine is in the use of the principle of the healing power of nature, as well as the interpretation of the other principles based upon a knowledge of the body’s healing capacity. Vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent ability in the body which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to recovery and to facilitate and augment this healing ability [...] the individual’s healing process";
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Grace, H.A. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Fundamental Principles of Naturopathic Medicine" (2010)]
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"[#]5. the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae). Naturopathic doctors are guided by not only their faith, but furthermore, by their fundamental and scientific understanding of the healing power of nature. ND’s understand that within each of us is an incredible and ancient and infinitely and inherently wise vital force capable of resolving disease and restoring and maintaining wonderful and optimal health. ND’s strive to support and nurture the body in this process. They accomplish this by adhering to all the principles of naturopathic medicine, especially those outlined and summarized here in this introduction. For example, by identifying and treating not only the signs and symptoms, but also the root causes of disease, which are also obstacles to health and recovery, ND’s give the body and its vital force the time and space to implement its incredible wisdom and heal itself better than any doctor can. More figuratively speaking, ND’s understand the healing power of nature in that it is so profoundly healing to reconnect with and explore Mother Nature whenever possible";
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"[includes #3] harmonize life forces";
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Gratton, A. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Acupuncture / Traditional Chinese Medicine" (2012)]
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"in TCM, the body is viewed as a delicate balance between two opposing energetic forces: yin and yang, and that the body’s life energy, referred to as qi [...] flows in a specific pattern along energetic meridians throughout the body.  Health, then, is achieved by maintaining the balance of yin and yang, and allowing free flowing movement of qi throughout the body.  When qi becomes blocked, or when there is an overabundance of either yin or yang, specific symptoms patterns emerge depending on where the blockage of qi occurs. The term 'acupuncture' describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of specific points on the body that lie on the energetic meridians that allow for the movement of qi  [...] once the needles are inserted, some people report a sensation of a dull ache, a mild tingling, burning or itching sensation, or a sense of heaviness; all of which are completely normal as patients experience the stimulated flow of qi in different ways";
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[in "Facial Rejuvenation" (2012)]
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"being based in the medical system of TCM, acupuncture is used to stimulate the flow of qi to benefit the body in general, but with a focus on the face [...] by combining the body and the face points, the qi is stimulated in a way that addresses the underlying factors that may be accelerating the aging process, in addition to using specific points which bring the flow of qi to the face to reduce the visible signs of aging";
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Gray, M. (ND Bastyr), Kass, E. (ND Bastyr), McDaniel, T. (ND Bastyr) state:
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"a set of guiding principles [...] to respect the healing power of nature";
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Green, J. (ND CCNM) states:
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“the most fundamental principle is one of minimum intervention and depending on the power of nature to heal (vis medicatrix naturae) [...] the healing power of nature. In Western philosophy, the body, like the earth, lacks its own wisdom. In contrast, environmentalists and naturopaths believe that an inherent wisdom does exist, and in fact, it is our duty to abide by it. The principle that binds every therapy in naturopathic medicine is 'vis medicatrix naturae / the healing power of nature' [...] Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathic medicine, maintains that 'the vital force strives instinctively and automatically to free itself from disease by revolutionary processes' [...] both naturopathic physicians and environmentalists maintain that there is an inherent balance that guides life and death, ecosystems and our bodies. According to John Lust, a founder of naturopathy, 'we still clearly observe in sick animals the curative instinct that drives them to hunt out and eat a specific plant as a remedy. This same instinct in man [sic] is numbed by a hypnotizing barrage of advertising for chemical-drug medicines. Even so, in all of us there still survives an intuitive preference for the healing powers of nature's life line, the great continuum of life that both contains us and sustains us. By co-operating with the inherent restorative power of the living organism, we attune ourselves once again to the rhythm of nature. We grasp the living spirit!' [...] naturopathy relies on the healing power of nature with all of its therapeutic modalities, from counseling to acupuncture, homeopathy to hydrotherapy. It is only on a rare occasion that a naturopath will depart from acting in accordance with vis medicatrix naturae in order to preserve life. For example, when someone goes into shock, it is our duty to compensate for the body's reaction. Other than these rare instances, working with, rather than against vis medicatrix naturae enables the body and spirit to overcome enormous trauma. Vis medicatrix naturae also helps to prevent the 'Doctor as God' complex by reminding naturopaths who really enacts healing. 'The gardener does not make the garden grow. Nature does. The gardener is an ally who prepares the soil, sows the seeds, waters, and removes the weeds, placing plants in the proper relation to each other and the sun.' As gardeners of healthy humans, naturopaths work to support the miracle of nature";
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"deep-seated ailments corrected only by removing deeper disturbance of the vital force, not by palliating symptoms [...] frequent, low dosing during chemotherapy, radiation and post surgery when the vital force is weak";
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"[from the streaming audio, which does have commercials for supplements, and www.ndaccess.com/drjengreen is her stated web page] impacting the whole vital force to let it know [...] to advise it that cancer might be present [00.33.21]";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2012)]
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"a naturopathic doctor is committed to the following oath [...#2] cooperate with the healing power of nature [...] your body’s natural ability to heal";
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"a naturopathic doctor is committed to the following oath [...#2] cooperate with the healing power of nature";
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Grewal, J. (ND NCNM), Jackson, T. (ND BINM), Miller, J. (ND BINM), Roberts, M. (ND CCNM), Stokes, E. (ND CCNM) state:
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[in "Acupuncture" (2015)]
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"acupuncture is one of the oldest, continually practiced forms of medicine in the world as well as being one of the most researched medical disciplines [...] the process itself involves inserting sterile needles into the surface of the skin with the purpose of stimulating the flow of 'qi', a bioelectrical force in your body. By assisting this flow of 'qi,' acupuncture can help to relieve the stagnation of qi and blood. This stagnation is viewed as the primary cause of pain and disease in Chinese medical theory. With the use of acupuncture needles, the body’s flow of energy is enhanced and balance amongst the many organ systems is achieved";
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[in "Therapies" (2015)]
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"acupuncture is one of the oldest, continually practiced forms of medicine in the world as well as being one of the most researched medical disciplines. Acupuncture can help to relieve the stagnation of qi and blood. This stagnation is viewed as the primary cause of pain and disease in traditional Chinese medical theory. With the use of acupuncture needles, the body’s flow of energy is enhanced and balance amongst the many organ systems is achieved";
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"the concepts from this ancient medicine are used to look for imbalances in the body. acupuncture is one of the oldest, continually practiced forms of medicine in the world [...] the process itself involves inserting sterile needles into the surface of the skin with the purpose of stimulating the flow of 'qi', a bioelectrical force in your body. By assisting this flow of 'qi,' acupuncture can help to relieve the stagnation of qi and blood. This stagnation is viewed as the primary cause of pain and disease in Chinese medical theory. With the use of acupuncture needles, the body’s flow of energy is enhanced and balance amongst the many organ systems is achieved";
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Grieder, M. (ND Bastyr), Mann, J. (ND Bastyr) state:
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"naturopathic medicine is distinguished by six principles that guide the physician [...#3] the healing power of nature: trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself when obstacles to cure are removed";
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Griffith, J. (ND ?), Peters, C. (ND CCNM 2004) states:
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"reiki: the word reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese kanji for universal life-force energy. Reiki is a Japanese holistic, light-touch, energy-based modality. Working as a support mechanism to the body, reiki re-establishes a normal energy flow of qi (life force energy) throughout the system, which in turn can enhance and accelerate the body's innate healing ability. Through a series of hand positions either directly on or just above the body, the energy worker allows for the flow of energy through their body. The client’s body then draws off the amount of energy that is required [...] reiki energy works in concert with all other forms of therapy. It is a wonderful complement to other treatments";
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"with the flu and H1N1 season fast approaching, this is the perfect time to tonify and strengthen your energy or 'qi', build the blood and nourish body fluids";
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Grobbink, R. (ND CCNM 2013) states:
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 "naturopathic philosophy works to stimulate the inherent healing power of the body to address and treat the underlying cause of disease [...] principles of naturopathic medicine [...] use the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: by recognizing and removing obstacles to the body's inherent self-healing process in addition to stimulating the patient's vital force, also known as qi, chi, prana and the life force to increase energy to facilitate the healing response";
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"our naturopathic philosophy works to stimulate the inherent healing power of the body [...] as stated in our naturopathic doctor's oath we [...] use the healing power of nature [...] botanical medicine is the use of herbs to treat illness and stimulate the healing powers of the body [...] homeopathy [...] it is based on the principle 'like cures like;' that a similar, but stronger, energetic force can displace a weaker one [...] a catalyst to stimulate your own innate healing abilities [...] TCM is a distinct system of diagnosis and treatment that involves assessing imbalances of energy flow (chi) through various organs and meridians in the body.  When energy is depleted, stagnated or flowing in the wrong direction, we begin to observe signs and symptoms of disease [...] acupuncture works to alter imbalanced energy patterns in the body to allow the flow of energy to be brought back into balance";
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Grusecki, B. (ND Bastyr) states:
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"the practice of naturopathic medicine is based on 6 philosophical principles [...] the healing power of nature - vis medicatrix naturae: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent, natural, self-healing process which is ordered and intelligent.  The body is its own healer.  The role of the naturopathic doctor is to facilitate and invigorate that process by removing obstacles to healing and recovery and to promote self-healing by stimulating one’s innate vital force";
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Gryner, T. (ND NCNM 2012) states:
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[in "Teresa Gryder, Naturopathic Medical Student" (2012)]
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"naturopathic medicine has its roots in the mountain retreats of Europe, where physicians stimulated their patients' vital force using the elements available: cold water, clean air, bright sunshine, and simple food";
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"IV. Let Nature Heal [...] our bodies know how to heal themselves [...] people talk about vitalism as believing in a spirit or force in the organism, well to me that force is life";
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"the following six principles are the founding-tenets of naturopathic medicine in clinical practice: [#1] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae [...] the healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this process [...#3] first do no harm, primum no nocere. Illness is a purposeful process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complimentary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician's actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vis medicatrix naturae";
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Gurm, S. (ND CCNM 2005) states:
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"by working with the vital force of the individual, using a holistic or whole-person approach and applying appropriate integrative medicine, true healing and optimal health can be achieved [...] Dr. Gurm has a strong belief in the body’s innate ability to heal itself";
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"the right elements of food and nutrition provide strength to the vital force within all of us to help fight even the most destructive of diseases – like cancer – and regain the inner balance that aligns our mind, body and spiritual health";
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[in "TCM and Acupuncture" (2014)]
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"acupuncture points are stimulated via insertion of fine needles using an essentially painless technique. By doing so, one can carefully manipulate the bio-energy (also known as 'qi') to flow more freely and thereby restore harmony and balance in the body on an energetic and physiological level [...] the ancient healing power";
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