Thursday, August 03, 2006

nonAANP ND Practitioners North America

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[particularly 'nonAANP' because affiliation hasn't been stated, or other affiliation has been stated]
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Adams, C. (ND ?{ANMA}) states:
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[in "What Is Real Natural Health?"]
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"the source of vitality. Our physical body is driven by our life force. Beneath and within the surface of the body's visible mechanisms, breathing life into each cell and tissue system is our vital life force [...] wellness is the condition where our life force is exerted throughout our body in a manner balanced with nature [...] the vital force and its connection to health. Understanding the connection between our vital force and the forces of nature that work within and around the body is the key to determining the factors of well-being. Our activities will either create or disturb that balance [...] a departure from well-being begins when the vital force has conflict from within and/or the vital force is blocked from circulating through parts of the body. Vital force blockages can result from burdens placed upon the body [...] internal disharmony and vital force blockages can cause a weakened constitution and the inability to adapt to or handle further stress. This creates a vicious cycle of imbalanced metabolism and increased vulnerability [...] health is the holistic union of the vital force (spirit), the mind, and a physical body synchronized with the elements of nature [...] death is the natural journey of the living spirit or vital force out of the body at the time intended";
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Africa, L.O. (ND ?) states:
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[in "Nutricide: The Nutritional Destruction of the Black Race"(2000)]
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"naturopathy nourishes the life force in the body and allows the body to cure itself [p.147]";
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(ISBN 1886433305)
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Agolli, G. (NMD USSNAS) states:
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[in "Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"the philosophy of naturopathic medicine is based upon three basic principles.  Principle #1: the body possesses the power to heal itself through its internal vitality and intelligence. This vital force is the foundation of naturopathic philosophy and the naturopathic practitioner strives to create the most favorable conditions to stimulate and enhance this healing power of nature. Principle #2: disease is a manifestation of the vital force applying itself to the removal of obstructions to the normal functioning of organs and tissues. The naturopathic practitioner always seeks to discover and remove the basic causes of disease whether";
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Aldrich, P.A. (ND ?) states:
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[in "Patricia A. Aldrich, N.D.,C.N.C"]
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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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Allen, C. (DN{possesses a 'doctor of naturology,' titles herself 'doctor of naturopathy'} ?) states:
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[in "Natural Healing Arts: Doctor of Naturopathy"]
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"naturopathic medicine emphasizes the treatment of disease through the stimulation and enhancement and support of the inherent healing capacity to the person. Methods of treatment are chosen to work with the patient's vital force, respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process";
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Alwes, P. (NMD ?) hosts the Morton article that states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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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 [...per] 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 [...] 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. Bastyr University now offers a specialization in this ancient system of medicine [how about HINDUISM, if you are going to be HONEST]. As a result, some N.D.'s have earned specialty degrees in ayurvedic medicine and have incorporated it into their practices";
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Ayvazyan, K.R. (NMD ?, MD ?) states:
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[in “Prevention, Healing, Vitality and Longevity!”]
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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 healing power of nature. Vis medicatrix naturae. The body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this process [...] first do no harm. Primum no nocere. Illness is a purposeful process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complimentary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician's actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vis medicatrix naturae. Therefore, methods designed to suppress symptoms without removing underlying causes are considered harmful and are avoided or minimized [...] symptoms are expressions of the body's attempt to heal, but are not the cause of disease. Symptoms, therefore, should not be suppressed by treatment. Causes may occur on many levels including physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. The physician must evaluate fundamental underlying causes on all levels, directing treatment at root causes rather than at symptomatic expression”;
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Barksdale, C. (NHD / PhD{doctorate in natural health / naturopathy} ?) states:
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[in “Transpersonal Healing Concepts...”]
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“master hypnotherapist and instructor of hypnotherapy, as well as being trained by Dr. Michael Newton, in the art of life between lives spiritual regression. She is an emotional freedom techniques practitioner and Australian bush flower essence practitioner - working with the subtle energy and life force within the body”;
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Barnett, C. (ND ?, PhD ?) states:
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[in "Philosophy"]
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"philosophy […] 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 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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Becker, K.S. (NMD ?, DVM SSVM) states:
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[in "Homeopathy For Birds and Exotic Animals"]
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"the beneficial effects of homeopathy are curbed when combined with other types of treatments that alter the life force (drugs and strong herbs). Homeopathy can also 'dig up' old symptoms that have been suppressed by allopathic treatment";
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Behnke, R. (ND CCNH, RN ?) states:
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[in "If You Haven’t Tried Homeopathy..."]
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"vital force [...] there is a common path of all diseases [...] the body’s vital force [...] an inner wisdom that allows the body to maintain a balance [...] other cultures call this inner wisdom the innate wisdom, chi, prana, qui [sp., qi?] , and so forth. for this discussion, it will be called the vital force [...] when something happens to the body that affects the body’s balance [...] the vital force sends signals to the conscious mind to let the person know there is a challenge to the vital force -- these signals are the symptoms of the flu. The symptoms are intended to direct the healing to help the vital force regain balance [...] if the body is allowed to respond to the challenge to the vital force without interference, the body will regain its balance and be stronger, so it can fight the next challenge quicker without having as much of an impact to the vital force [...] a headache is a symptom. If there was no challenge to the vital force, there would be no headache as symptoms do not occur without a reason [...] a disease process will appear in another part of the body first, long before the vital force becomes so compromised that it cannot protect the vital organs [...] but what actually caused his vital force to become so compromised that it was unable to protect the vital organs? [...] what signals from his vital force did John miss? The initial signals the vital force sends are mild, as any challenge to a strong vital force causes only a small imbalance [...] the more the message is suppressed or ignored, the greater the challenge to the vital force, so the more compromised the body becomes [...] when there is a challenge to the body, to the vital force, symptoms direct the care the person needs [...] the vital force, when strong, will do everything it can to keep the vital organs strong. It sends the person signals in an attempt to have the person assist the vital force to protect the vital organs to protect the life of the individual [...] a person who has compromised vital organs needs to have their vital force stabilized to keep it from becoming worse [...] a thorough history has to be obtained to determine the symptoms that had occurred and the suppressions that were used that compromised the vital force along the course of the disease (that allowed the disease to take hold and progress) [...] homeopathic medicines are designed to help the vital force. Although other natural supplements also can assist the vital force, homeopathy is designed for this [...] there are two types of homeopathic practitioners: those who address symptoms to manage them, and those who work to restore the vital force to its optimum [...] only classical homeopathic practitioners work to restore the vital force; they also address the symptoms, but with the focus of helping the person with restoration of the vital force as the intention [...] with homeopathy, john began to reverse the course of disease progression; his new course is towards a strong vital force and health. For some, healing takes years; for others, healing occurs quicker—it all depends on how weak the vital force is, and how deep the hold of the disease process";
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Berghuis, C. (ND CCNH) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"principles of naturopathic medicine: [#1] 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 doctor's role is to facilitate and augment this process [...] naturopathic care. Living things have an innate ability to heal themselves. Our vital force promotes self– cleansing, self-repair, and therefore self-healing. Dr. Carolyn’s naturopathic approach to wellness supports this innate wisdom of your body";
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Berkowsky, B. (NMD ?) states:
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[in "Skin Brushing"]
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"the skin [...] its primary functions include [...] the conduction of vital chi [...] bioenergy conduction. 'Aliveness' derives from the presence of high-vibratory, vital energy within an organism [...] the fundamental energy which sustains life and is present in the vibratory, biological processes of every cell.[...the] energy, or natural force, which fills the universe is referred to in traditional naturopathy and homeopathy as vital force and in Chinese medicine as chi [...] I have coined the term vital chi";
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[in "Homeopathy: 'The Art Of Spiritual PhytoEssencing Deep Soul-Spiritual Work Using Homeopathic Dilutions of Essential Oils'"]
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every living cell must be animated by a vital force, or ‘ensouled,’ and it's this incarnation of higher forces into living tissue that lends each organism its tangible expression”;
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Black, D. (ND ?) states:
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[in “Naturopathic Medicine”]
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“naturopathic medicine is heir to the vitalistic tradition of medicine in the Western world, emphasizing the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing capacity of the person. Methods of treatments are chosen to work with the patient's vital force, respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process […] first do no harm. Illness is a purposeful process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complimentary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician's actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vis medicatrix naturae. Therefore, methods designed to suppress symptoms without removing underlying causes are considered harmful and are avoided or minimized […] 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, to act to identify and remove obstacles to health and recovery, and to support the creation of a healthy internal and external environment”;
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Blomgren, E.R. (ND{PhD in naturo.?} ?) states:
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[in "Conquer Tobacco Naturally"(2003)]
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"another major difference in naturopathic interventions is that it is vitalistic in approach. This 'principle' informs many of the subdisciplines that make up the eclectic field of naturopathic medicine. The principle of vitalism [...] the body is believed to possess an innate intelligence or life force that is always seeking balance and health [...] symptoms [...] are the signs of an organisms attempt to defend and heal itself -- a vital, life-force [p.003...] the parallel between the idea of flow blockage of neuropeptides (of emotional energy) and Eastern ideas of chi, qi, energy and the idea of chakras and vibrational medicine – and their contributions to health [p.032…] the subconscious is where the life force resides. If you are grappling with strong habits like smoking and nicotine addiction, the chances are you have more life fore than you suspect. You are not ‘weak’ of character as some might have said, but strong of life force [p.109…] this point combination allows the free movement of qi (sometimes written as chi), the vital energy flowing throughout the body [p.236…] ayurveda and contemporary physics share a common knowledge that it is the underlying quantum energy that accomplishes these things [p.305…] breathing is part of your life force [p.323…]glossary […] acupuncture […] the belief is that energy flow (qi) is rebalanced according to principles of Eastern medicine [p.419]";
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(ISBN 1588320847)
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Burnham, L. (ND ?) states:
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[in “Facial Touch Program for Rejuvenating Your Body and Spirit”(2003)]
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“first priority: life force. Whatever we call this life forcegod, divinity, light, divine love, goddess, great spirit, holy spirit, creator – it is our spiritual substance. This force is a substance that permeates all creation. It is the cohesive force that binds atoms from the vastness of empty space to create the variety of life-forms as we know them. It inspires our creativity and fuels the desires of our heart […] spend time daily tapping into this source of energy […via] organized religion, spiritual groups, prayer and meditation, silence, music, nature [p.023…] prana (light energy) […] the substance of love, a genuine physical substance that moves in around, and through us all the time. It is the life force. It is divine [p.051…] having been replenished and refreshed by the divine life force [p.097]”;
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(ISBN 184181217X)
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Cohen, D. (ND ) states:
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[in “Naturopathic Medicine”]
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“breathing – the involuntary act so many of us take for granted – is much more than the mere physiological act of taking in oxygen […] virtually every major spiritual discipline uses a form of breath awareness as part of its practice. In most languages, the word for breath is the same as the word for spirit. In Japan, the word is ki, in Hindu writings, prana, and in China, qi or chi. Breath is the life force and the significant carrier of energy in the human system. Through mindful breathing techniques, individuals have learned to control their heartbeats, blood flow, blood pressure, immune system, mental conditions and even pain. Qi gong masters direct the breath to heal specific body tissues and organs”;
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Collins-Foster, S. (ND CCNH) states:
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[in "What Is Naturopathy?"]
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"the philosophy of traditional naturopathy is based upon three basic principles […] 1. The body possesses the power to heal itself through its internal vitality and intelligence. 2. That disease is a manifestation of the vital force applying itself to the removal of obstructions to the normal functioning of organs and tissues";
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[in "Digestive Health - Part I, IBS"]
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"plant based foods have the highest amount of energy (life force), which becomes part of our cells when they are consumed and require less of our body's energy to break down and use for growth and repair";
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Cools, G. (PhD{Naturopathy} TCU) states:
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[in “A Brief Overview of Homeopathy”]
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“at death, the physical body remains, but it is no longer curable. That which is curable has left the body. The vital force has left the body. An imbalance in the vital force is the origin of the illness […] homeopathic practitioners use those symptoms to select a remedy especially for that person in his illness, but the remedy is a potentized substance having an energy force. That energy force acts on the vital force. Once the vital force returns to balance, the person heals himself”;
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Cooper, S. (ND SouthernCNM) states:
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[in "Ask Dr. Susie"]
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"honoring the healing power of nature. This refers to the person's natural tendency to achieve, maintain and restore health. The healing process is ordered and very intelligent. Naturopaths respect the life-force and proceed in a supporting manner to allow this process to unfold";
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[in "Ask Doctor Susie' by Susie Cooper, ND. Board Certified Doctor of Naturopathy"]
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"chi, life force, vital force, soul, spirit, vital essence, prana, these are all labels for the same thing: the magnificent vibration of all levels of life working together in harmony inside us. This is the core of the holistic model of wellness";
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Crisafi, D.J. (ND ?) states:
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[in "Vitalism"]
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"vitalism, is based on the concept that life is too well organized to be explained as an assemblage of chemical and physical reactions";
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Dale, T. (ND CU) states:
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[in "Revitalize Your Hormones..."(2005)]
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"it's because disease has bloomed to such a weakened immune system that a person's vital force is too fragile to activate a healing response [...] vital force or immunity [p;196...] part of Hahnemann's genius was to refine a method that allowed him to use the vital force contained within the medicine [...] this vital force contained within the remedy was the primary effect on the patient's vital force. The secondary effect was the reaction of the patient's vital force when activated. In essence, the patient's vital force exorcises the toxic mercury of the similar compound in the remedy. If the minimum dose of the simillimum is used in its potentized form, the vital force of the patient can off-load its disease burden [p.199...] vital force. The homeopath aims to quell the negative influence or disease with the remedy and by accessing the patient's vital force, or life force. The homeopath also believes that every substance in nature possesses a unique vital force, including each homeopathic remedy [...] Hahnemann remained a vitalist, like the European alchemical healers who preceded him [p.200]";
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Dalpé, R.L. (ND ?) states:
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[in “Classical Homeopath Robert Lee DalpĂ©, ND ”]
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“Hahnemann states unequivocally that the symptoms of the patient are produced by the vital force in an attempt to heal the disorder present in the patient. I realized that allopathic medicines of all types, including traditional folk medicine systems, have all bought into the mental perspective of antagonism, contraries and war, in essence. rather than supporting the curative attempt by the vital force to cure itself (by the administration of the similimum, or remedy that goes with the symptoms, not against them) [...] homeopathy is the science [!] of stimulating this innate healing energy that we all have within us. We call it the vital force. The vital force (called qi or chi in oriental medical systems) is an energetic, biodynamic, non material, vibrational level of power which can be manipulated with similar energies (the dynamically prepared similimum)”;
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DeYoung, E. M. (ND ?) states:
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[for a bio., click here, http://www.myockn.com/naturopathy.html]
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[in "How to Live a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy & Safe Life!..."(2011)]
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"innervation of the cell: nerve supply and vital force from the brain and spinal cord [p.011...] naturopathy (nature cure) intends to improve and economize vital force [p.012...] Lindlahr stated that those methods that establish normal and natural surroundings in accord with nature's laws economize vital force [p.013]";
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(ISBN 1426953097, 9781426953095)
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Dominguez, G. (ND ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"the foundation of naturopathic medicine is the vitalistic philosophy of the 'healing power of nature.' This means that within every human organism there is a healing energy";
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Donache, D.B. (ND SCN{AKNH}) states:
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[in “Herbs, Nutrition, and Natural Healthcare”]
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“doctors of natural medicine are licensed primary care physicians in many states. They are trained in basic medical diagnostic skills, and natural, effective, and nontoxic therapies that support the healing process and stimulate the body's vital force”;
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Drouin, P. (MD ?, ND ?) states:
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[in “IQ 500 - Quantum Homeopathy and Homotoxicology Online Video Course”]
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“the student will study the basics of Hahnemann medicine and the concept of vital force […] the vital force: a core concept”;
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Elioupoulos, C. (ND ?) states:
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[in “Invitation to Holistic Health: A Guide to Living a Balanced Life”(2004)]
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“in traditional Chinese medicine, qi is considered the vital life force or energy that circulates throughout the body [p.006...] each effort of the muscles to pump blood brings the life force to every cell [p.073...] oxygen is the essence of the life force, every cell of the body requires it for proper functioning [p.076...] every breath inhaled can be considered an opportunity to 'inspire the life force,' to 'bring in spirit' (inspiration) for the soul to be fed or nurtured [p.078...] that which represents the spiritual dimension is represented by many names and ideas such as: god, chi, allah, great spirit, infinite intelligence, unconditional life, goddess, universal life force, intuition, higher power, and most simply, from India, the energy [p.159...] cultural names for energy [...culture, energy name {respectively}] aborigine, arunquiltha; ancient Egypt, ankh; ancient Greece, pneuma; China, chi (qi); general usage, life force; India, prana; Japan, ki; Polynesia, mana; US, bioenergy, biomagnetism, subtle energy [p.240...] the energetics of healing. Most indigenous cultures have a word in their language that means: energy flow through the body. The Chinese call it chi, the Japanese call it ki, in India it is called prana [...] there are several energy systems in the body, including energy fields, energy meridians, and energy centers called chakras [p.294...] the sacral chakra. This chakra is known as the svadhisthana chakra in yogic tradition and is related to the life force and vital body energy [p.338...] basic principles in traditional Chinese medicine [...] qi (chi) believed to be the vital life force or invisible flow of energy that circulates through specific pathways in plants, animals, and people called meridians which are necessary to maintain life [p.354...] acupuncture is used to unblock the pathways (meridians or channels) at specific juncture points through which which the chi or life force flows [...] clearing the blockages allows the chi to run freely through the meridians and restores health [p.355...] in energy healing, subtle energy is seen as the core of life and the central force in healing [...e.g.] therapeutic touch [...] the concept of a universal life force is central to these forms of therapy – like qi [...] is in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture [p.362...] the Chinese believe t'ai chi helps to increase the flow of qi (chi or universal life force) [p.369...] actions of homeopathic remedies [...] key point. The basic premise underlying the science [!] of homeopathy is that the body's own healing process is activated to cure illnesses naturally. Specifically the remedies stimulate and increase the vital force (often referred to as the life force) and restore balance to it, facilitating the body's innate healing ability. The vital force is the energy responsible for the health status of the body and for coordinating its defense against illness. If this vital force is disturbed [...] undesirable symptoms can occur [...] homeopathy is based on the theory [!] that illness emerges as a result of a disturbance of the body's vital force, causing an imbalance within a person [p.434...] it is viewed as a sign that the remedy is working and has affected the vital force [p.435]”;
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Forster, G.A. (NMD ?, DC ?, AP ?) states:
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[in “What is the Florida Chiropractic and Acupuncture Clinic?”]
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“we utilize electronic acupuncture needle-less meridian balancing to remove blockages in the body and restore the normal flow of life force […] our bioenergetics department utilizes state of the art computerized homeopathy using and employing the BodyScan 2010, and we also utilize electronic homeopathic foot bath detoxification protocols”;
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Fredricks, R. (ND Canyon College 2001) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Psychotherapy"]
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"the principles of naturopathic medicine [...include] first do no harm. Illness is a purposeful process of the organism. Symptoms are an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. The physician's treatment must support the healing power of nature [...aka] the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain and restore health [...] the body's innate wisdom to stimulate healing";
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[in "Healing and Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health"(2008)]
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"the principles of naturopathic medicine [...] that distinguish naturopathic medicine from other medical approaches [...] include the following tenets [p.007...#1] nature is a powerful source of healing. This principle is based on the idea of vitalism, which holds that each of us has an innate life force that regulates the repair and regeneration of the mind, body and spirit. The naturopath's role is to facilitate this process [p.008]";
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(ISBN 1434383377)
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Getoff, D.J. (ND{ANMA} ?) states:
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[in "Homeopathy - A Misunderstood Science"]
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"it is believed by many scientists that all life is energy. Ki, chi, qi, prana, and other words in other languages are used to designate the esoteric term of 'life force energy.' If we temporarily accept that we are in fact electrical beings run and effected by energies, then homeopathy becomes a bit easier to fathom. The body, human or animal, (or bird, fish, reptile, etc.) has millions of electrical energetic forces which continually act upon it, help it to live, or in essence actually are its life. Since energies react with one another, then every food, herb, water, sound, emotion, etc., will in some way effect any living thing in its proximity since they are all forms of energy. Homeopathic remedies are made by sequential dilution and succession as previously explained. The energy of the remedy has been imprinted into the molecular structure of the diluent (liquid) and will then be released and begin to act upon the living animal or human which takes or is given the remedy. This is a vibrational energy, so it acts in a more subtle manner than magnetism, infra red heat, or gamma radiation. In fact, many low dose (6 or 12X and 6 or 12C) remedies, do not generally have any noticeable effect unless there is an appropriate problem in the organism for their energy to act upon";
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Goffe-Gardner, J. (ND CCNH) states:
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[in "FAQs"]
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“homeopathy fits the philosophical tenets of naturopathy. The medicines work by stimulating, what homeopaths call the vital force or in naturopathic terms the vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature”;
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[in "Natural Therapies"]
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"energy work is a general term for modalities that are based on the idea that the human body consists of energy fields that can be stimulated through various techniques in order to promote wellness. The concept of energy fields as a vital life force can be traced back to the oldest medical systems and is known as qi in China, ki in Japan, and prana in India";
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Gonzalez, H. (ND ?) states:
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[in "Dr. Gonzalez is a Natural Health Doctor Who Uses Only Nature Vitamins and Minerals Supplements, No Drugs”]
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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 [...] 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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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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Greenberg, E. (ND ?) states:
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[in “Herbs”]
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"naturopathy is the kindling, nurturing and increasing of an innate drive to heal that is present in all of us. This innate drive to heal is our vital force [...] conventional medicine often suppresses the vital force and impairs vital organs from detoxifying. This drives the inflammatory condition deeper into the body. The human body is meant to be well at all times and within each person is a certain vital force that regulates health and strength. This has been called vis medicatrix naturae, or the healing power of nature";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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Hawkins-Fox, T.L. (ND? ?, PhD ?) states:
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[in "Natural Healing"]
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"homeopathy is used to correct energy imbalances, a disturbance of the body's ‘vital force’ […] enzyme therapy falls into 3 categories: metabolic, digestive, and plant enzymes. It is the life force in the food we consume”;
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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Hilton, G.S. (ND CCNH) states:
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[in "Integrative Wellness Options"]
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"mission statement. Integrative Wellness Options offers you and yours the paradigm, or model, of energy medicine. The vital life force must direct a powerful energy flow to each organ and gland, to increase immunity and promote health and well being. Integrative Wellness Options guides you on that path, with a focus on energy medicine supplements and protocols that stimulate and increase bio-electricity [...] Dr. Gay Hilton, N.D. is a nationally recognized naturopathic doctor, who integrates a variety of all natural alternative modalities of intervention. Her focus is assisting you in establishing the energetic root of what may be electro-magnetically compromising your well-being [...] the body's innate intelligence knows how to produce exactly the right bio-chemicals, hormones, and immune factors to restore healing [...] improving the vital life force, known in the Orient as 'chi', through the body's vast network of energy channels known as 'meridians' [...] to restore bio-energy balance to glands and organs, the vital life force can be restored and true health can once more become a physical reality [...] acupoint testing and tapping techniques are the new rage in energy medicine. Working with acupoints has very specific ways of clearing and opening channels of life giving energy. This life force imparts innate intelligence to all body cells, which react by performing their myriad of functions";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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Hogue, C. (ND CCNH) states:
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[in "Balanced Approach to Healing"]
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"being a reiki master, Doctor Hogue also uses the universal life force energy to bring balance and harmony to ones body and soul. She practices both reiki and naturopathy in her Houston natural and holistic office";
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Hopkins, J. (ND ?) states:
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[in “FAQ2 – Deep Questions”]
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“what is homeopathy? [...] a key concept is the 'vital force' (or inner source of energy) that determines our individual and unique constitution”;
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(click here,
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Hubbard, D. (NMD KCNH, VND KCNH) states:
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[in “About Naturopathy”]
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“the philosophy of naturopathic medicine […] living things have an innate ability to heal themselves. Our vital force promotes self-cleansing, self-repair, and therefore self-healing”;
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Jackson, G. (ND SNM) states:
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[in "Reiki"]
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"what is reiki? The living body radiates energy. This energy is the universal life force and has many names. The Chinese call it chi, in India it is called prana and orenda by the Native American Indians. In Japan the energy is known as ki and it is used to form the word reiki. Reiki is an ancient form of natural healing derived from ancient Buddhist teachings which date back many thousands of years. It was reintroduced by Mikao Usui in the late 1800’s. The Reiki practitioner channels and transfers this universal energy through their hands. Reiki is said to heal the body, mind and spirit by accelerating the body’s own ability to heal itself. The flow of energy is usually experienced as heat. The experience of receiving reiki is generally felt as a deep sense of relaxation, peace and harmony";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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Jenkins, L. (ND-student CCNH) states:
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[in “Homeopathy – ‘Like Cures Like’”]
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“homeopathy is a medical philosophy that sees disease as an energy imbalance, a disturbance in the body’s ‘vital force’”;
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(click here,
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Kermalli, J. (ND{ANMA} ?) states:
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i.
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[in “Dr. Kermalli on Natural Healthcare - ADHD”]
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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”;
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(click here,
{the Kermalli link to a word doc. per
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[in "Introduction To Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"naturopathic medicine is heir to the vitalistic tradition of medicine in the Western world, emphasizing the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing capacity of the person. Methods of treatments are chosen to work with the patient's vital force, respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process [...] 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 [...] first do no harm. Primum no nocere.
Illness is a purposeful [teleological] process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms, which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself";
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(click here,
(for a digg.com social bookmark of this {live page}, click here,
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King, G. (ND ?) states:
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[in “George King: The Voice for Choice”]
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“millions of Americans , disenchanted with the negative side effects of traditional medications, are turning to the plant kingdom. They are beginning to explore the real possibilities that natural remedies will work in harmony with the body, to enhance the immune system, to activate the vital force, or healing process, to bring about relief; instead of suppressing natural processes in the quest for healing”;
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(click here,
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Koleszar, C. (NMD ?) states:
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[in "What Is A Naturopath?"]
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"what is the basic philosophy of naturopathic medicine? [...] there is a belief in a vital energy or life force beyond the physical realm. Although modern science has not yet discovered a way to measure this life force";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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Kuglics, S. (ND ?) states:
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[in “Focus Of Sandi's Naturopathic Practice”]
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“reiki […] is a Japanese word meaning ‘universal life force energy’ and it is this energy which emanates from the hands of a reiki practitioner […] a simple method of natural healing utilizing universal life force energy”;
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(click here,
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Lanphier, L. (ND NHIH) states:
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[in "Client Information Page"]
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"we use the healing power of nature with lifestyle changes and natural remedies that stimulate the vital force of the body to heal itself. Your body has many healing mechanisms already in place; pharmaceutical drugs and toxins can suppress these natural mechanisms";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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Lapedis, S. (ND{PhD Naturopathy} ?, MDHS IAHS) states:
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[in “Homeopathy FAQ”]
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“what is wrong with traditional/conventional medicine? Conventional medicine has its place in health therapy when there is irreversible structural damage or when the manifestation of the disease has compromised an individual's health to the extent that the vital force is no longer capable of stimulating a viable curative response. However, conventional medicine does not correct inherited, or acquired imbalances of the autoimmune system, which, when functioning properly, protect an individual from chronic and acute diseases […] homeopathy works on the basis of the principle, ‘like cures like.’ Thus, a substance that is capable of producing morbid symptoms in a healthy person has the ability to cure similar symptoms in an individual whose health has been unbalanced. By matching the individualizing symptoms within a patient to those related to a particular homeopathic substance, a homeopathic remedy stimulates the autoimmune system (vital force) to eradicate the underlying cause of the imbalance, thus restoring health and equilibrium [...] how can I be comfortable that homeopathy will actually help me and not harm me? Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic and devoid of any side effects. The very nature of homeopathic remedies is integrated, working harmoniously and directly on the vital force instead of merely on the physiological body”;
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
(also here,
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LaPine, M.A. (ND ?) states:
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[in “Alive at 75! and Cancer Free Due to Alternative Therapies [...]”(2007)]
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“at death [...] the vital force has left the body. An imbalance in the vital force is the origin of illness [p.083...] homeopathy calls to the vital force using truly holistic (whole person) approach [p.108]”;
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(ISBN 1425990800)
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Larmer, J. (ND PCNP{accused of being not true}) states:
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[“Dr. Larmer is a licensed naturopathic doctor in the state of New Hampshire. He is the president of The New Jersey Association of Naturopathic Physicians and The Homeopathic Medical Society of New Jersey, a society incorporated in 1953 to advance the art/science of Homeopathy through practice and education”; see http://www.anma.org/fraud.html]
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[in “Question and Answer Session”]
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“Q: And so, Dr. Larmer, why do you think so may people are sick these days and how do you address this issue? A: We are all born with a genetic predisposition to be sick in a particular way. Some call it susceptibility. Others refer to it as genetic risk factors. What it means is that we are all conceived with a life-force acquired from the health or disease potential of each parent. This life-force quality is not limited to just your parents, but also to their parents and the parents before them and so on back to a period beyond record keeping”;
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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Lawrence, V. (ND CCNH) states:
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[in "What is a Naturopath?"]
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"the practice of naturopathy is based on the premise that the body is self-healing. There is a belief in a spirit, vital energy or life force beyond the physical realm, although modern medicine has not found a way to measure this energy. When there is an illness or disease, the life force has become blocked in its ability to self-heal. The task of the naturopath is to discover what may be the obstacles to healing. The obstacles are of a physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual nature [...] the foundation of naturopathy follows these core values: [#1] vis medicatrix naturae: nature possesses the power to heal illness [...] 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 naturopath’s role is to facilitate this process [...#2] primum non nocere, first do no harm [...] 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 naturae, the healing power of nature";
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(click here,
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[in "Why Naturopathy?"]
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"the foundation of naturopathy follows these core values: [#1] vis medicatrix naturae, nature possesses the power to heal illness [...] the healing process is ordered and intelligent, nature heals through the response of the life force. The naturopath’s role is to facilitate this process [...#2] primum non nocere, first do no harm [...] 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";
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(click here,
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iii.
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[in "Benefits of Cleansing"]
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"your body, lacking the life-force to fight, will then succumb to illnesses like cancer, chronic fatigue, parasites or acute candidiasis that can kill you";
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iv.
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[in "Vaughn’s Philosophy on Healing"]
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"man has industrialized our world, created thousands of toxic chemicals, sprayed our 'food' with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, pasteurized and homogenized our dairy products destroying all life, genetically modified and taken control of valuable crops, polluted our air, rivers, streams and oceans, created fast food junk, processed out food taking away its life force, adding artificial flavors, fillers and preservatives, and the list goes on";
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Lemke, L. (ND[GDR]?, DMD ?, PhD ?) states:
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[in "A Holistic Approach to Dentistry"]
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"holistic health sees each of us as an integrated whole, a unique individual functioning as a totality in relation to the universe surrounding us [does anybody understand that?!?!; is there a THAT to understand in that statement?!?]. All states of health or disease are directly related to our adherence to that principle [which was what exactly?!?]. Deviating from it weakens the 'vital force' (called 'chi' by the Chinese, and 'prana' by the Hindus), bringing about disharmony and dis-ease";
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(click here,
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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Louise, R. (ND ?, PhD ?) states:
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[in "Energy - The River Of Life"]
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"'energy.' Life force energy [...] we are each filled with universal life force energy. It is the essence of our being, our consciousness, our soul. As the flow of life force energy moves through the physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies, it can become imbalanced, stagnant, or blocked. We experience what is called 'dis-ease.' Disease, as the term suggests, is lack of ease. It is the inability of one’s life force energy to flow freely [etc.]";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(also here,
(archived here,
(for this person's "You May Be Psychic" video -- speaking of chakras, psychic abilities, and physical medical diagnosis through her psychic means -- click here,
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Luneski, D. (ND ?) states:
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[in "'Do No Harm': The Philosophy of Natural Healing"]
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"the philosophy of natural healing [...] homeopathy is another method of stimulating the body's own healing processes. If you have a symptom, your vital force is down! It is your depressed vital force, not your symptom, that is the origin of disease [...] this increased energy raises your vital force and you are now stronger to overcome the symptoms [...] to change the 'level of health' you must change the person's constitution or 'vital force' -- a subtle governing energy that organizes and directs physical and chemical action of the body. Efficiency of your vital force is reflected in degrees of health or illness. The present transition toward health and wholeness, rather than disease, has enhanced the growing awareness and importance of subtle energies and influences that encourage the body to heal itself [...] symptoms are an expression of your vital force's effort to heal. Do not suppress your body's attempts to communicate with you! [...] understand that treating symptoms is masking the fact your vital force is down; you need to be dealing with that, rather than just temporarily wanting to feel better";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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Lust, L. (ND ?) states:
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[wife of the 'founder' of naturopathy]
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[in "The Practical Naturopathic Vegetarian Cook Book"(1907)]
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"the great healing agent is the life force within [p.011]";
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(ISBN 142860801X {2006})
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MacIntyre, D. (ND[ANMA] ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"by working with the innate wisdom of the body and the natural life-force within and around us, biological medicine frees our own natural healing systems to do what they were designed to do";
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Madigan-Fleck, E. (ND ?) states:
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[in "Erin Madigan-Fleck - LCE, BS, MS, CNHP, ND c"]
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"the process of healing includes symptoms which are an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Suppressing symptoms without removing underlying causes may weaken the vital force";
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(click here,
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Mangold, S. (ND ?) states:
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[in "Principles of Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"naturopathic medicine [...] represents the 'vitalistic' tradition of medicine in our Western world [...] it treats disease through the stimulation, increase, and support of the person's inherent healing capacity [...per] 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 generation of symptoms [...] 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 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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(click here,
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Martin, D.L. (NMD ?, DOM ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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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 healing power of nature. Vis medicatrix naturae. The body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this process [...] first do no harm. Primum no nocere. Illness is a purposeful process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complementary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician's actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vis medicatrix naturae. Therefore, methods designed to suppress symptoms without removing underlying causes are considered harmful and are avoided or minimized";
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(click here,
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McKendrick, K. (ND CCNH) states:
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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"naturopathy is a system of natural therapies which recognize the existence of a vital curative force within the body [...] a naturopath shall recognize, value and promote the vital self-healing power of nature inherent in each individual. (vis medicatrix naturae)";
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(click here,
(also here,
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Menesses-Diaz, A. (ND ?) et al. state:
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[in “Naturopathic Medicine”]
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“naturopathic medicine is heir to the vitalistic tradition of medicine in the Western world, emphasizing the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing capacity of the person. Methods of treatment are chosen to work with the patient's vital force, respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process [...] the healing power of nature. Vis medicatrix naturae [...] nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this process [...] the generation of symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the life force [...] vis medicatrix naturae”;
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(click here,
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Minard, P. (ND ?) states:
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[in "Elan Vitale Wellness Center"]
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"Elan Vitale Wellness Center first opened its doors in August 2003. Elan vitale (pronounced a-lon vee tall) means the spirit of life or the vital life force";
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(click here,
(archived here,
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Murphy, D. (ND TCNH, PhD ?) states:
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[in “Power Reiki”]
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“the human body is sustained by life force energy. This energy appears to travel through meridian pathways inside the physical body and feed all the main organs, glands and ultimately every muscle, nerve, tissue and cell. We are all about energy. Energy goes by many different names but it remains the universal life-force sea in which we exist and of which we are a part. In Japan it is called ki, in India the life-force energy is called prana. It’s qi (chi) in China […] ki (qi, prana) [etc.]”;
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Needes, R. (ND ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathy for Self-healing: Nutrition, Life-style, Herbs, Homoeopathy"(2002)]
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"a most important message in these pages is always to look at yourself as a combined physical, emotional and spiritual being, driven by an innate intelligent force [introduction first page…] disease is altered vital function […] vitalistic beliefs. These are held by those in alternative medicine […] vitalism believes that the body is always trying to maintain the health of all of its components and that this function cannot be directed by an inanimate biochemical component […] we are not just a complex mass of chemical and physical reactions […] we are controlled by some force which co-ordinates all the individual reactions that in turn make up a living organism […] ill-health is considered to be a failure of the body’s organizing force […] vitalists believe that the controlling force only fails when we deviate from living by the laws of nature […] vitalism further believes that the signs and symptoms of disease are not caused by the external agent or disturbed chemical reactions but are a result of the body’s self-healing attempt. To those holding this belief, suppression of symptoms with drugs is harmful, as it inhibits the natural restorative activity […] orthodox medicine […] they do not work from the basis that a weakened organizing force allows [etc. p.002…] the vitalist belief that disease cannot occur if the organizing force is strong […] the healing force […] the vital force. This term describes the energy or organizing force within all living things […] this organizing force is believed to preserve the function of every cell and protect them from decomposition […] it interpenetrates the whole body and is widely believed to be the energy which is captured on Kirlian photography […] vitalists believe that the vital force is the link between the mind and the body, that it operates the healing power of nature and is responsible for the state of health and vitality. It is what makes living thing different from inanimate objects, and is the force that directs our physical and chemical reactions. Non-adherence to the laws of nature results in a damaged vital force which is then likely to promote faulty body chemistry […] vitalists contend that no living matter can exist without it, as it is the generating force of the organism, and only death terminates it. The introduction of any foreign substance into the body will disturb the normal function of this energy and lead to ill-health [p.003…] a controlling force released by a supreme creator […] some kind of unifying force or intelligence. The vitalists have always believed that the animate is different by virtue of a controlling force [p.004…] healing efforts and healing cures can only occur if the patient has the power to respond to the natural treatment. This means that the body must be purified and the vital force strengthened […] we use safe interventionist processes where necessary to help relieve symptoms and restore the self-healing vital force [p.006…] the curative force is inherent in the body [p.008…] a controlling force […] the unifying life force in living things [p.015…] Hahnemann popularized the theory of a controlling energy field in living organisms known as the vital force […] the force that maintains the health of all living organisms, and it is this area on which homeopathic remedies have their effect […] in acute reactions where the vital force is relatively strong [etc.p.021…] symptoms are produced by the vital force in exact proportion to the degree of disturbance […] a toxic body blocks the flow of the vital force on which homeopathy has its effect [p.022…] the formation of lipid (fatty) free-radicals which damage the life force of the cell [p.067…] homeopathy […] arnica […] this remedy stimulates the vital force [p.148]";
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(ISBN 8170215927)
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Negri, C.P. (NMD ?, OMD ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"principles of naturopathic medicine. 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";
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(click here,
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Nigro, R. (ND CCNH) states:
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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"naturopathy is a separate and distinct philosophy, science and approach to health based on vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature [...] at CWH our naturopaths use these natural principles and techniques to guide clients in stimulating their own innate healing energies [...] fruits and veggies contain enzymes, vitamins, minerals, complex sugars and carbohydrates. Juicing also contains the live constituents of plants - the vital life force - which I believe God has placed in all living plants for our enhanced benefit. It’s our ability to harness that energy in the proper way that can take us to the next level of health and wellness";
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(click here,
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Nyquist, J.B. (ND CCNH, NHD CCNH) states:
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i.
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[in "Alternative Healing"]
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“there is a fundamental energy that permeates and animates our bodies and minds. This energy has different names in different traditions: chi in China, ki in Japan, prana in India, mana in Hawaii, wakan among the Lakota Indians and bio-energy among Western healers who (unlike most Western scientists) acknowledge this subtle but universal phenomenon. Energy healing involves directing and intensifying this life-force energy to make the body stronger [...] qigong is one aspect of traditional Chinese medicine. The name comes from the Chinese word for vitality or life-force, and the word meaning to practice, cultivate, or refine. Qigong, then, is the practice of cultivating your life-force or vital energy”;
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(click here,
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"sunlight. Spend at least 15 minutes a day in the sun, without sunglasses each day. This stimulates your pineal gland which activates your healing power or vital force [...] when we are receiving proper nutrition and adequate rest our vitality is strong which keeps us in a positive state of health. When this is not the case, our vitality is lowered and our ability to maintain a healthy state is reduced";
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(click here,
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[in “Frequently Asked Questions”]
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“what is homeopathy and how can it help me? […] it was discovered in the late 1700’s by Samuel Hahnemann, MD […] when properly prepared, homeopathic substances lose any poisonous potential and acquire the ability to help a person heal. These diluted substances send an energetic message similar to a sound wave to specific areas of the body. These messages trigger the body’s own innate, natural healing response, known as the vital force. So instead of masking symptoms, homeopathic remedies work to resolve the cause of the symptoms (not just mask them), resulting in better health in the long term. When the correct substance is given, symptoms can be resolved permanently. Using homeopathic remedies is a core practice in naturopathic wellness care”;
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(click here,
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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Olarsch, D.G. (ND ?) states:
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[hosts and article by Funk, J. (PhD ?) which states]
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“naturopaths are comfortable with the concept of a healing and sustaining life force or energy that exists in all living forms. Many of the natural remedies and treatments prescribed are designed to enhance the functioning of this force in the body. Drugs and processed food, on the other hand, are avoided, as they are said to weaken the body’s life energy. This is not a new concept by any means, as it has been recognized (under names like prana, chi, n/um, mana, and ki) and used in Asian and shamanic healing worldwide for millennia (Walters, 1993)”;
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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Orr, G.J. (ND ?) states:
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i.
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[in "Frequently Asked Questions"]
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"of course, there may be mixtures of these ‘miasmatic’ types in individuals. Patients who develop cancer have inherited weaknesses to their ‘vital force’ from ancestors who had all 3:– syphilis, gonorrhea and tuberculosis (or leprosy) [...] but babies do not generally have the acid production in their stomach as do adults. Babies and children usually respond more dramatically to homeopathic remedies because their vital force is more dynamic and powerful";
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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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ii.
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[in "Home"]
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"I want your body systems to function at 100%, which is an uninterrupted flow of energy and life force throughout your body";
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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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Osborn, A. (ND ?) states:
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[in "About Naturopathy and Acupuncture"]
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"naturopathic medicine is a distinctively natural approach to health and healing that recognizes the integrity and inherent healing capacity of the individual person. Naturopathic medicine principles respect the intelligence of nature’s healing process. Methods of treatment are chosen to work with the patient’s own vital force, and include such diverse therapies as homeopathy, herbal medicine, nutrition, hydrotherapy, and pharmacology";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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Page, L.R. (ND ?, PhD ?) states:
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[in “Detoxification – All You Need to Know to Recharge, Renew, and Rejuvenate Your Body, Mind and Spirit”(1998)]
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energy meridians. Between these flows the life force, or qi [p.022…] qi or life force energy [p.023…] detoxification is both a spiritual and physical process […] medicinal plants themselves are considered to possess a spiritual life force beyond their physical existence that may be accessed for healing [p.025…] the vitality of a plant’s life force increases around the area of the flower bloom [p.059]”;
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(ISBN 1884334547)
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Peet, M.S. (ND ?), Zimmerman, S. (ND ?) state:
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[in "Doc Says I'm Fine..."]
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"Western medicine focuses on the physical, what we call matter. Eastern medicine, in contrast, focuses on life force energy and how that energy is used in ways that either foster or prevent illness. 'Life force energy' is energy that sustains all life, and without which life does not exist. It consists of many types of energies, which taken together we call the 'life force.' The interaction of this subtle life force energy and matter creates patterns of health and illness, and these patterns are reflected by our bodies in specific markings";
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Pence, C. (ND ?, CNHP{Board Cert. Natural Health Professional} ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"naturopaths believe that nature heals by the response of the life force (vis medicatrix naturae) ";
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Perkins, C. (ND ?) states:
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[in "Homeopathy: Out of the Shadows and into the Mainstream"]
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"'I tell my patients that I can't take them off the medications they are already taking,' says Carol Perkins, ND, a naturopath who practices in Lexington, Kentucky, and Carmi, Illinois. 'With homeopathy, I work to get them to a state of health so they will no longer need those medications. Homeopathy helps to get their organs working and turn their life force around so that the body can heal itself'";
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Perkins, M.A. (ND SLUSM) states:
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[in “Naturopathy”]
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“naturopathic medicine is a predissor[sp.] to the 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 qi (energy), respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process […] the healing power of nature. The body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is innately oranized[sp.] and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to assist and enhance this process […] first do no harm. Illness is a purposeful process of the organism. The process of healing includes the initial symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complimentary to and synergistic with this healing process”;
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Pina, B. (ND ?) states:
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[in ""]
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"'ra' - meaning the life force, source of life, the energy which we need to sustain life and live. Without this 'ra' energy we would be lifeless/dead. The Ancient Africans called this energy - the 'ra'- others call it chi, kundalini or prana. As an naturopathic physician, it is my duty to research and explore the many wonders of Gods natural, non-toxic herbal medicine which will help rebuild and restore the 'ra' life force energy";
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Putting, A. (ND ?) states:
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"disease is caused by obstruction the free flow of the vital force";
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Rand, J.L. (ND ? GSNMA) states:
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[in "Holistic Health Center"]
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"naturopathy is based on the belief in the body's innate God-given nature to heal itself [...an] energetic view of the human organism [...quoting Gerber ] 'all organisms are dependent upon a subtle vital force, which creates synergism via a unique structural organization of molecular components. Because of this synergism, the living whole is greater than the sum of it's parts. The vital force creates order in living systems and constantly rebuilds and renews its cellular structures. When the life-force leaves the body at death, the physical mechanism is slowly degraded into a disorganized collection of chemicals. This is one of the uniques [sp., unique] principles which distinguishes living from nonliving systems, and people from machines' [...per homeopathy] Dr. Hahnemann himself understood the body to have a 'vital force.' That vital force is the difference between life and death [...quoting Vithoulkas] 'Dr. Hahnemann had discovered that there lies hidden in every substance in nature some inner life, and that we can mobilize and use this force if we know how to process the substance' [...] we are speaking here about energy, like gravity, electricity, and magnetism. And it is the energy, or vital force, of the substance which is transported by the remedy which stimulates the healing energy, vital force, of the body [...] the homeopathic practitioner understands disease as an energy imbalance, a disturbance of the vital force [...] that person's vital force must be strong enough to produce a reaction [...] regarding the second condition, strength of the vital force, it is possible for the vital force to be so weak that the remedy will not be able to evoke a response [...] the philosphy [sp., philosophy] of naturopathic medicine is based upon three basic principles [...] the first principle is that the body possess the power to heal itself through internal vitality and intelligence. The vital force is the foundation of naturopathic philosophy and all the naturopathic practintioner [sp., practitioner] does is to create the most affordable conditions to stimulate and enhance this healing power of nature. The second principle is that disease is a manifestation of the vital force applying itself to the removal of obstructions to the normal functioning of organs and tissues";
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[in "Vibrational Medicine"]
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"[quoting Gerber] all organisms are dependent upon a subtle vital force, which creates synergism via a unique structural organization of molecular components. Because of this synergism, the living whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The vital force creates order in living systems and constantly rebuilds and renews its cellular structures. When the life-force leaves the body at death, the physical mechanism is slowly degraded into a disorganized collection of chemicals. This is one of the unique principles which, distinguishes living from nonliving systems, and people from machines'";
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Rector-Page, L. (ND ?{ANMA}) states:
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[in "Healthy Healing 11th Ed. - A Guide To Self Healing For Everyone"(11th ed., 2000)]
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"naturopathic medicine [...] seeks to stimulate your body's vital healing forces [p.016...] homeopathy is a kinder, gentler medical philosophy that sees disease as an energy imbalance, a disturbance of the body's 'vital force' [...] to stimulate the body's vital force [p.018...] we may be able to protect the body's life force energies with things like [etc. p.026...] flowers are the highest concentration of the life force in a plant [p.041...] the basic premise of Chinese herbal medicine revolves around the belief in an essential life-force, called qi [p.049...] as in Chinese medicine, ayurveda believes in universal life energy force, or prana (qi in Chinese) [p.050...] after the first week, the vital force of your body will often be sufficiently stimulated [etc. p.071]";
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(ISBN 188433489X)
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Redmon, G.L. (ND CCNH, PhD AHCN) states:
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[in "Sensual For Life [...]"(2003)]
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"naturopathic doctors use a theoretical model called the naturopathic model of disease [...] constant distress will eventually disrupt or stifle what naturopathic physician's refer to as the body's vital life force [p.201]";
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Riverz, G. (ND[ANMA] ?) states:
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[in "What Is A Naturopath?"]
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“the practice of naturopathy is based on the premise that the body is self-healing. There is a belief in a vital energy or life force beyond the physical realm, although modern medicine has not found a way to measure this energy. When there is an illness or disease, the life force has become blocked in its ability to self-heal”;
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Rizvi, D. (ND CCNH) states:
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"is a certified naturopath, fitness instructor, and energy healer [...] the philosophy of chi, an invisible life force energy that can effect change in the physical body";
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Sawandi, T. (ND ?) states:
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[in “Ask An Herbalist”]
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"thousands of years ago, the ancient Egyptians learned that the cause of all illnesses and suffering is an imbalance in the energy that empowers and create our inner organs and glands. The same energy that makes the heart beat with life and vitality. In Egypt, this energy is called ra; in China, it is know as chi; and in India, it is called prana. Ailments which arise as this energy goes 'out of balance' are usually the first step toward serious illness [...] applying the appropriate herbs, tincture, and dietary supplements at the first sign of suffering helps to bring energy back into balance. Then, symptoms disappear and suffering is relieved. Energy balance is restored. This, in a nutshell, is the basis of the ancient healing art called 'vibrational medicine'";
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[in “The Science of African Biochemistry”]
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“ancient African health practitioners taught that the human body has a vital force (aura, electromagnetic field) that allows one type of vitamin to change into another type of vitamin/or energy. It is important to understand that energy is the basic unit of the human body. It is the foundation upon which all the cells, organs, tissues, and chemicals are formed in the body. The body emits a vibratory frequency which reflects the thoughts, foods, and medicines we ingest and contributes to the structure of our vital force”;
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Shockey, A. (ND ?), Sobti, M. (ND ?) state:
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[in “Naturopathic Consultation”]
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“principles of naturopathy: the healing power of nature: the naturopath recognizes an inherent self-healing process in each person and facilitates this vital force through natural modalities”;
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[in "Holistic Health Consultations"]
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“the healing power of nature: restore and support the natural, inherent healing processes of the body by using methods, remedies and techniques that are in harmony with natural processes. Never suppress the causes of health imbalances but rather strives to detoxify, build and restore the body's vital force”;
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Silveus, C. (ND ?), Silveus, F. (ND ?) state:
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[in “Nilsson's Natural Health Care Center (Home Page)”]
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“naturopathy emphasizes therapy through the stimulation and enhancement and support of the inherent healing capacity to [sp., of] the person. Methods of therapy are chosen to work with the client's vital force, respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process”;
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Smolnick, J. (ND TCNH) states:
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[in "What Is a Naturopath?]
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"the practice of naturopathy is based on the premise that the body is self-healing. There is a belief in a vital energy or life force beyond the physical realm, although modern medicine has not found a way to measure this energy. When there is an illness or disease, the life force has become blocked in its ability to self-heal";
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Speroni, A. (ND ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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“naturopaths teach that the process of healing includes the generation of symptoms, which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Naturopaths also teach that all therapeutic actions should be complimentary to and synergistic with this healing process”;
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Starai, J. (ND CCNH) states:
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[in “What is Naturopathy”]
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“the foundation of naturopathy is the vitalistic philosophy of the 'healing power of nature.' This means that within every human organism, there is a healing energy [...] naturopathy works by supporting immune system function”;
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Stephens, R. (ND ?) states:
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{"director of the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics"}
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[in "A Brief History of Nature Cure and Natural Therapeutics"]
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"when healing takes place on the first step, during the acute healing opportunity, it occurs with intensity and for a brief time. The energy (or vitality, or life force) of the individual increases until it can bring about restorative natural cleansing and rejuvenation [...] nature cure masters recognize that food quality depends on the soil in which it is grown. This is also true within the human body, where the 'soil' is the blood and lymph. If the blood and lymph are clean, the vitality, or life force, circulates freely. It is important to remember that, via the nervous system, the morbidity of thoughts and feelings also translate into morbidity of blood and lymph [...] when treatment inhibits this process, it is called suppression because it is contrary to the movement of the life force toward healthy, balanced functioning of the individual's inner ecology [...] to bring about a return to balance, the life force must access more energy at the sub-acute stage than at the acute stage [...] if we suppress the chronic, we eventually drop down to the last rung of the ladder, the degenerative stage. At this level, the physical body is breaking down. The life force is leaving the organism, and the body is becoming unfit for habitation. The problem faced in the degenerative state is whether there is enough vitality to sustain a healing crisis. In this stage, the healing crisis can also be the means for the life force to exit the physical body [...] if the blood and lymph are clean, the vitality, or life force, circulates freely";
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[in "The Philosophy of Core Synchronism"]
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"only soul, the source of divinity within a form of life, is wise enough to carry out the mysterious process known as healing [...] duration. The energy or vitality of the soul, known as the life force, increases to bring about a cleansing. The mental, emotional, etheric [...] the only source of life energy is soul [...] everything depends on soul for life. The soul is the essence of life and is the true healer [...] adopting methods contrary to the movement of the life force is suppression [...] the life force must now move with more energy to bring about a return to balance [...] physical body is breaking down. The soul or life force is leaving the organism. The fleshy suit of clothes is becoming unfit for habitation [...] the driving force behind the movement of CSF is the spiraling life force current";
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Strande, A. (ND[AU, US] ?, PhD{in naturo.} ?) states:
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[in "Stubborn Skin Problems"]
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“according to Thompson's holistic theory, ‘symptoms of the skin are the efforts of the vital force to rid the organism of toxic encumbrance, and hence restore health and harmony’”;
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Stunkard, J. (ND WU) states:
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[in “Jamie Stunkard, ND CN”]
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“naturopathy acknowledges the inherent capacity of the body and mind to heal itself. The body is seen as an integrated system with each part being affected by other parts. Each imbalance resonates throughout the cells of the body. To treat only the area which is projecting pain can only be partially successful. Naturopathy is comfortable with the concept of a healing and sustaining life force that exists in everyone. Drugs and devitalized processed foods are seen to weaken the body's life force”;
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Thiel, R.J. (ND{ANMA} ?) states:
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[in "Combining Old and New: Naturopathy for the 21st Century"(2001)]
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"[quoting Lust] 'naturopathy, with all its various methods of treatment, has always one end in view and one end only: to increase vital force' [p.003...] the bodies inherent processes of healing [...] these vital life forces [p.014...] we, however, claim that drug poisons merely serve to paralyze vital force [...] all acute reactions represent increased activity of vital force [...] the violent activities of vital force [...] the action of the vital force [...] nothing more effectively paralyzes vital force and impairs the vital organs than poisonous drugs [p.048...] homeopathy [...] can raise 'vital force' [...] the oriental concept of 'chi' is similar to Hahnemann's concept of 'vital force' (as is 'prana,' the Indian Sanskrit word meaning life force [p.241...Hahnemann's Aphorism 34] 'upon the vital force' [p.242]";
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Tillman, L. (ND FNUN USSN) states:
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"the healthcheck 2000 [...] a symptomology[sp.] questionnaire and an evaluation of the subtle energies generated by your spirit to assess your entire being---soul (mind), body, and spirit. These evaluations will highlight your complaints and evaluate the functioning of every organ, gland, and system in your being. The saliva is utilized to evaluate your subtle spirit energy which is your vital force that was put into you by god when he created all things. These tests, when utilized with the training that Dr. Tillman has in naturopathy, homeopathy, and mental therapies provides him with the tools to heal soul (mind), body, and spirit as a practitioner of god's natural medicine";
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Toscano, J.M. (ND ?) states:
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[in "Therapeutic Foot Soak Aqua Chi"]
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"imagine a natural treatment that uses living energy, life force energy, the energy of chi [...] traditional Chinese medicine embraces the profoundly elegant concept of internal energy, 'chi' (variant spelling, 'ki' or 'qi'), or 'vital life force'. Chi is also called, 'breath'. It is regarded as a vital force inherent in the breath of bodily fluids [...] the Aqua-Chi Machine can increase vitality";
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Truhlar, J.A. (NMD ANMI {USNLB}) states:
[in “Naturopathic Medicine”]
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“naturopathic medicine is successor 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”;
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[in "The Principles of Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"[#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 naturopathic physician’s [punct., physicians'] role is to facilitate and augment this process [...#3] first do no harm, primum no nocere: the process of healing includes the generation of symptoms, which are, in fact, expressions of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complementary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician’s actions can support or antagonize the actions of vis medicatrix naturae; therefore, methods designed to suppress symptoms without removing underlying causes are considered harmful and are avoided or minimized";
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West, H. (NMD ?, DC ?), West, J. (NMD ?, DC ?) state:
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[in “Dr. Henry West and Dr. Jason West Recently Received The Naturopathic Medicine Doctor (NMD) Degrees”]
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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 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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Weston, F.J. (ND CCNH) states:
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[in "Healthy Information"]
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"the basic tenets of naturopathy [...] first, do no harm [...] the natural life force of the individual should be supported to facilitate healing";
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Whited, K. (ND ?, NMD ?) states:
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[in "Glossary"]
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"mind body spirit medicine [...] alternative medicine is the branch of healthcare that is based on natural cures and prevention. These healing methods are outside of mainstream western medicine. It is also known as holistic medicine, complementary medicine or CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) [...] chi is the life force energy in everything. It is also known as ka, qi, prana and ki";
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Yoon, S. (NMD ?, DOM ?) states:
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[in “Oriental Medicine Physician”]
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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 process [!]. The physician’s of actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vise medicatrix natural [sp.!]. Therefore, methods designed to suppress symptoms without removing underlying causes are considered harmful and are avoided or minimized”;
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