Friday, September 21, 2007

Appendix B.05.i.a.05. - Naturo. VFS - AANP NDs (Bm-Bz):

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Bogatch, G. (ND CCNM), Ng, C. (ND CCNM), Patton, A. (ND CCNM) state:
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[in "Cancer Therapies"]
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"acupuncture: activating specific points on meridian channels that ensure the smooth flow of qi or 'life energy' can reduce pain and promote relaxation";
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[in "Acupuncture"]
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"from an Eastern perspective of acupuncture, energy fields known as acupuncture meridians can become blocked or have improper flow of energy known as 'qi' which leads to symptoms of pain, fatigue, and even disease.  Acupuncture has the ability to regulate qi within the meridians facilitating proper flow and restoring balance";
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Bongiorno, P.B. (ND Bastyr 2003) states:
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[for a bio., click here, http://innersourcehealth.com/DrPeter.aspx]
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture" (2010)]
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"the term naturopathy refers to the idea of 'nature cure,' which uses the healing power of nature in an effort to allow the patient to cure theft own illness by stimulating the body's vital force, or qi. The tenets of naturopathy hail from a number of healing traditions, including ayurveda, European eclectic medicines, the Greeks, and the Chinese taoist [...] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): nature works through innate systems of healing in the body, and it is the NDs job to access this vital healing energy [...] both naturopathic and Chinese medicine thinking are generally very supportive of the vital qi energy [...] for the patient to gain nourishment and build their qi";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine: A New York State of Mind" (2010)]
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"a new type of doctor has emerged at the forefront of integrative and holistic thinking - the naturopathic doctor. Originating over 200 years ago [new?] in Germany the term 'naturopathic' refers to the healing power of nature that allows the patient to cure one's own illness by stimulating the body's vital force [...] the foundation of naturopathy rests on seven principles shared by all naturopathic doctors [...first of all] access nature's vital healing energy";
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[in "The Doctors P Talk to the Nation" (2010)]
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"with naturopathic medicine and the vital force each one of us possesses, there is healing that can take place that may not always be apparent with conventional views of medicine";
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[in "Environmental Toxicity and the Detoxification Continuum" (2010)]
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"in my experience, many patients do quite well with a host of conditions by simply lowering the current toxic load and then giving individual support in an effort to let the body’s vital force start clearing out";
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[in “How Come They're Happy and I'm Not?: The Complete Natural Program for Healing Depression for Good” (2012)]
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“the innate ability of the body to heal itself – the Latin term for this is vis medicatrix naturae [p.015…] TCM looks to nature to understand health. It considers the natural world to be full of good [p. 156] energy, and it views disease as an imbalance of energy in our body relative to the natural world's energy (called qi and pronounced 'chee'). In many cases, disease is stagnant energy, a deficiency of energy, or more rarely an excess of energy [p.157...] the long-term trapping of qi eventually leads to stagnation of qi in an organ [p.158]”;
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(ISBN 1573245801 978-1573245807)
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine Week: Naturopathic Doctors Recognized Congress Recognizes the Safety and Effectiveness of Naturopathic Care"]
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"naturopathic medical students are taught throughout their four years of medical school that the body has an innate ability to heal";
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Bongiorno, P.B. (ND Bastyr 2003), Hanlon, S. (ND UBCNM), LoGiudice, P. (ND Bastyr), Williams, A. (ND Bastyr) state:
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[in "The Doctors P Talk to the Nation" (2011)]
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"with naturopathic medicine and the vital force each one of us possesses, there is healing that can take place that may not always be apparent with conventional views of medicine";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine: A New York Natural State of Mind" (2013)]
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"a new type of doctor has emerged at the forefront of integrative and holistic thinking - the naturopathic doctor. Originating over 200 years ago [new?] in Germany the term 'naturopathic' refers to the healing power of nature that allows the patient to cure one's own illness by stimulating the body's vital force [...] the foundation of naturopathy rests on seven principles shared by all naturopathic doctors [...first of all] access nature's vital healing energy [... ]naturopathic medicine and its healing power";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture" (2011)]
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"the term naturopathy refers to the idea of 'nature cure,' which uses the healing power of nature in an effort to allow the patient to cure theft own illness by stimulating the body's vital force, or qi. The tenets of naturopathy hail from a number of healing traditions, including ayurveda, European eclectic medicines, the Greeks, and the Chinese taoist [...] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): nature works through innate systems of healing in the body, and it is the NDs job to access this vital healing energy [...] both naturopathic and Chinese medicine thinking are generally very supportive of the vital qi energy [...] for the patient to gain nourishment and build their qi";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture" (2011)]
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"the term naturopathy refers to the idea of nature cure, which uses the healing power of nature in an effort to allow the patient to cure their own illness by stimulating the body's vital force, or qi";
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[in "Balancing Emotions with Chinese Medicine"]
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"from a Chinese medicine perspective, when emotions are out of balance, the qi (the vital energy) can get stuck, become too excessive or even depleted. This imbalance in energy can weaken your body and lead to specific symptoms and/or disease [...] Chinese medicine can help you maintain a harmonious internal flow of positive qi (‘vital energy’) to keep both the body and mind healthy";
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Born, T.A. (ND Bastyr 2010), Jones-Born, L. (ND Bastyr 2010) state:
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[for bio.s, click here, respectively:
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[in "Ayurveda" (2014)]
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"practitioners of Ayurveda refer to a life force 'prana' that runs through everything and is manifested in many different forms [...] Dr. Lindsay Jones-Born is able to provide a comprehensive treatment plan based on your dosha";
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[in "About" (2014)]
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"by using treatments that minimize the risk of harm, naturopathic doctors help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health [...] the following principles are the foundation of naturopathic medical practice [...#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in the person which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic doctors act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process [...] acknowledge, respect and work with the individual’s self-healing process";
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Born, T.A. (ND Bastyr 2010), Jones, L. (ND Bastyr 2010), Stagg, J.J. (ND Bastyr), Yimoyines, K. (ND SCNM) state:
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[in "About Naturopathic Medicine" (2012)]
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"naturopathic physicians focus on supporting the bodies innate vital force [...] the healing power of nature - vis medicatrix naturae: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent ability in the body which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to recovery and to facilitate and augment this healing ability [...] while attempting further assessment or treatment of the causative factors palliate symptoms at hand while being cautious not to undermine the vis";
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Borys, C. (ND Bastyr), Erickson, R. (ND Bastyr), Jorgensen, J. (ND Bastyr), Niedermeyer, M. (ND Bastyr 1984), Westaway, E. (ND Bastyr) state:
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[in "About Naturopathic Medicine" (2016)]
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"principles of naturopathic medicine: [#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): the body has an inherent ability to heal, which is ordered and intelligent. Identify and remove obstacles to healing and support the body’s innate abilities [...] naturopathic medicine is a system of medicine founded on the most time tested medical principle: the healing power of nature [...] the body’s ability to heal itself";
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[in "Newsletter Summer 2008" (2016)]
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"I encourage patients to believe in their own strength and flexibility, and to trust the vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature";
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[in "Newletter February 2003" (2016)]
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"the principles of naturopathic medicine: many of my clients have no idea what the principles of naturopathic medicine are and what guides our practice of medicine. I thought I would share them with you so that there would be a deeper understanding of the medicine. There are seven time-tested principles [...#2] nature has healing powers (vis medicatrix naturae): the body has considerable power to heal itself, and the role of the naturopathic physician is to facilitate this natural process";
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Bosch, C. (NMD SCNM) states:
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[for a bio., click here, http://iluminartherapy.com/drbosch/]
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine Defined & How It Can Help You" (2011)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary care medicine. Its distinction lies in two key areas; one, in its principles of practice and two, it underlying philosophy of practice. The six principles listed below give rise to a medical practice that emphasizes the individual and engenders empowerment towards greater responsibility in personal health care [...#2] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: this key tenet of naturopathic medicine and refers to the innate and inherent ability of the body to heal itself. The vis medicatrix naturae is a concept elaborated in the writings of Hippocrates and is not unlike the concept of chi or qi, or pranna [sp., 'prana'], or any other concept of a life-generating and sustaining force [...] naturopathic therapeutic order [...#3] address weakened or damaged systems or organs [...] harmonize with your life force";
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[Tweeted 2011-11-26]
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Bothma, C. (ND CCNM 1998) states:
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[in "Treatment Options" (2011)]
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"'seeing the life force in human beings brings medicine closer to gardening than carpentry. I don't fix a rose bush. A rose bush is a living process, and as a student of that process, I can learn to prune, to nurture and cooperate in ways that allow it best to happen to maximize the life force in it even in the presence of disease' -- Dr Rachel Ramer [...] homeopathic medicine: this powerful system of medicine is more than 200 years old [...] when carefully matched to the patient they are able to affect the body's 'vital force' and to stimulate the body's innate healing forces on both the physical and emotional levels [...] traditional Chinese medicine / acupuncture: the key principle that defines and connects all of Chinese medicine is that of chi, or vital energy. The chi of all organs must be in balance, neither too active nor too dormant, for a person to be healthy. The chi of the body's organs and systems are all connected in meridians or channels that lie just under the skin. A naturopathic doctor will use Eastern herbs and acupuncture to assist the body in regulating the chi and achieving balance";
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Bove, M.L. (ND Bastyr 1990), Noe, J.E. (ND Bastyr 1995) state:
[in "The Body Heals Itself" (1999-2002)']
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"nature acts in a powerful and profound manner through mental, spiritual and physical mechanisms to restore balance when sickness arrives. In a healthy person, balance is usually quickly restored. When the healing capacities of the body are compromised, help is needed. Naturopathic physicians use natural, effective and nontoxic therapies to support the healing process, stimulate the body's vital force and prevent further disease from occurring";
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Bove, M.L. (ND Bastyr 1990), Russo, S. (ND Bastyr 2002) state:
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[in "What Is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2010)]
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we call that capacity of the body to heal itself, the vital force. Naturopathic physicians [per 2003…and updated 2006per] we call that capacity of the body to balance itself, the vital force […we] support the healing process, stimulate the body’s vital force";
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[in "What We Do As Naturopathic Physicians"]
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"acupuncture is the therapeutic insertion of fine needles into acupoints along the natural energy meridians along the surface of the body. The effect is to balance the flow of qi, our inherent vital force";
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Bower, M. (ND Bastyr 2012) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"the foundation of naturopathic medicine is based on 6 philosophical principles, as outlined below [...] the healing power of naturevis medicatrix naturae: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent, natural, self-healing process which is ordered and intelligent.  The body is its own healer.  The role of the naturopathic doctor is to facilitate and invigorate that process by removing obstacles to healing and recovery and to promote the recovery process";
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Bowman, G. (ND NCNM), Jennings, K. (ND NCNM), Tufenkian, J. (ND NCNM), Wiggins, M. (ND NCNM), Zabell, J. (ND NCNM) state:
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[in "Natural Medicine in Portland" (2011)]
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"these principles stand as the distinguishing marks of the profession: [#1] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae [...] the healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician’s role is to facilitate and augment this process [...#3] first do no harm, primum no nocere: the process of healing includes the generation of symptoms, which are, in fact, expressions of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complementary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician’s actions can support or antagonize the actions of vis medicatrix naturae";
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[in "Acupuncture in Portland" (2011)]
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"UWG offers acupuncture in our SE Portland location [...] it is based on the belief that living beings have a vital energy, called 'qi', that circulates through twelve invisible energy lines known as meridians on the body [...] associated with a different organ system. An imbalance in the flow of qi throughout a meridian is how disease begins. Acupuncturists insert needles into specified points along meridian lines to influence the restore balance to the flow of qi [...] cupping - the application of glass cups to create a suction on the skin. This is to relieve stagnation of qi and blood";
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Boyer, J. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Services"]
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"acupuncture: relieving imbalances in the body by adjusting the circulation of qi (energy) and balancing yin and yang. Insertion of fine needles into the skin to help restore your body’s balance and help with pain management";
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[in "The TCM Kidney: The Root of Life"]
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"in the kidneys, essence is also at the root of all the yin and yang energies of the body/organs: yin providing the more material substance and nourishment that helps with birth, growth, reproduction and development and yang helping with all the physiological processes our body will undergo including the heat and energy it needs to function. It is the 'gate of life' that provides the heat and qi (energy) necessary for the body’s functions, which is a point called mingmen found between both kidneys in the lower back";
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[in "TCM Lungs: On the Front Line of Colds and Flus"]
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"in traditional Chinese medicine, the lungs are considered a 'tender and delicate organ'. They are easily affected by respiration, acute colds and emotions. The lungs governs qi and respiration – we inhale pure qi (air and oxygen) and exhale impure qi (carbon dioxide) [...] the lung gathers qi from the air, it is the most external of all our yin organs [...] the lungs also control the space between the skin and muscles which is considered ‘exterior’ and influenced by defensive qi (or wei qi). Defensive qi allows the body to protect itself from those external pathogens [...] as Ted. J. Kaptchuk said in his book The Web That Has No Weaver – Understanding Chinese Medicine, 'a person whose lungs or lung qi are not functioning well may constantly get colds [...] it’s the time of year to focus on strengthening the immune system and our defensive qi to stay healthy throughout the colder months";
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[in "Dr. Josee Boyer"]
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"6 Guiding Principles are [...#2] the healing power of nature";
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[in "The 6 Principles of Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a medical approach based on the following principles [...#2] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: recognize and remove obstacles to the body's inherent self-healing process";
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Boyer, J. (ND ?), Ferreira, T. (ND ?), Kahrobaei, J. (ND ?), MacDonald, M. (ND ?) state:
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"a naturopathic doctor combines the diagnostic skills of a primary care medical doctor with a philosophy and treatment based on the healing power of nature";
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[in "Bowen Therapy"]
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"Bowen therapy is a gentle and effective solution to pain. Bowen acknowledges the healing power of nature, using gentle rolling moves over muscles, tendons and fascia to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process";
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Bozzo, J. (ND NCNM) states:
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[for a bio., click here, http://www.drjoybozzo.com/dr-joy.html]
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2014)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care that emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process [...]  the individual's self-healing process [...] the six principles of naturopathic medicine are: 1) the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in each person which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process";
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Bradley, R.S. (ND NCNM, DHANP AANP) states:
[besides the following references on his 'commerce' practice web site, Dr. Bradley is the author of the chapter on naturopathic philosophy (Chapter 6 - "Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine"[pp.079-087]) in the third edition of the Textbook of Natural Medicine(2005) which I've placed under editors 'Murray, M. (ND) and Pizzorno, J. (ND)' -- it is rather important / significant that the author of this new chapter is of the homeopathic iterating the essentially naturopathic -- they are wed]
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[in "History of Naturopathic Medicine" (2010)]
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“naturopathic medicine [...] traces its philosophical roots to the vitalistic school of medicine of Ancient Greece (circa 400 BC). Over the centuries since this time, the two competing philosophies of medicine, vitalistic (now called natural medicine) and mechanistic (now called allopathic or conventional medicine)”;
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http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.heartlandnaturopathic.com/history.htm)
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[in "Glossary of Medical Philosophy Terms" (2010)]
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"glossary of medical philosophy terms [...] natural medicine: a term used to describe the philosophy of the particular alternative systems that emphasize vis medicatrix naturae, 'the healing power of nature.' The therapeutic emphasis is on supporting or stimulating the organism’s self-healing processes [...] this is also sometimes call[ed] 'vitalistic' medicine";
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Bradley, S. (ND Bastyr) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2012)]
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 "the naturopathic principles: 1. the healing power of nature: the body's natural wisdom, its vital force, constantly works to restore health and balance to the human system; 2. first, do no harm: naturopathic medicine seeks to avoid harm to patients by working with the vital force rather than against it, and by utilizing natural healing modalities which minimize harmful side effects; 3. identify and treat the root cause: illness is the result of an imbalance to the vital force which can be caused by any combination of physical, mental, emotional or environmental factors. Naturopathic medicine, with its holistic approach to the patient, seeks to identify the true cause of illness [...] if dietary therapy and lifestyle modifications are not enough to get a person's vital force working to it's optimal ability, sometimes supplementation of vitamins or minerals is necessary to give it a kick start";
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[in "East Asian Medicine" (2012)]
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 "acupuncture is a technique in which fine needles are inserted into specific points along 'meridians' or 'channels' on the patient's body. The intended effect is to increase circulation and balance the ki or qi within the body. Acupuncture helps to ensure that a person's ki or qi is moving properly and efficiently to bring a person to their optimal health [...] the suction created is intended to draw the pathological influences to the surface and to move ki / qi and blood below the point [...] it is designed to stimulate the ki / qi and blood to move and stimulate the healing process";
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Brady, D.M. (ND UBCNM) states:
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[in "Dr. Brady's Health Revolution [...]" (2007)]
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"homeopaths believe that illness of the body is fundamentally due to a distunement of the person's energy or life-force [...] bad constitution or life force [...] the innate life force. Homeopathic remedies are prescribed in order to retune [p.144] the vital force by imparting a specific energy into the body [...] an energy that would perfectly match the person's vital energy [...] this resonance, or matching, of the energy frequency of the remedy and the vital-force is therefore given to reset the vital force [p.145...TCM is based on] theories of the flow of energy and life-force within the body, including a balancing of the competitive energy forces of yin and yang [p.149...] energy (or 'chi / qi' [p.150]";
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(ISBN 1600370802)
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(for an amazon.com short review of this, click here,
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Bramstedt, J. (ND NCNM) states:
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[for a bio., click here, http://naturally-nurturing.com/home.html]
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"the following principles are the foundation of a naturopathic medical practice: [#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in the person which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process [...] acknowledge, respect and work with the individual's self-healing process";
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Brand, P. (ND CCNM) states:
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[for a bio., click here, http://www.drpatriciabrand.com/bio.html]
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[in “Naturopathic Clinical Nutritional Assessment and Support” (2010)]
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“homeopathic remedies may also be recommended. They are made from specific dilutions of plant, animal and mineral substances. When carefully matched to the patient they are able to affect the body's ‘vital force’ and to stimulate the body's innate healing forces on both the physical and emotional levels”;
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Brandeis, D.L. (NMD SCNM 2002) states:
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[in "History of Traditional Chinese Medicine" (2013)]
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"disease is typically viewed as disorder or disharmony, and treatment is directed toward balancing and harmonizing qi [...] in Chinese, 'qi' (pronounced 'chee') means 'vital energy.' This vital energy flows through channels called meridians that traverse the body similar to peripheral nerves and blood vessels.  However, meridians have no physical substance in the manner that nerves and blood vessels have.  Acupuncture regulates the flow of energy by balancing the energy polarity within the meridians [...] when acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are used in conjunction with each other, they become a powerful therapeutic regimen for the treatment of poor health that the Chinese refer to as disturbances in qi [...] with correct needle placement and stimulation, the movement of qi may cause a sensation that has been described as heaviness, distention, tingling or electric.  This sensation may travel up or down the meridian (energy pathway) that is being affected or remain localized.  This sensation is the desired therapeutic effect; it is a sign that the patient’s qi is balancing throughout the body.";
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[in "Homeopathy" (2010)]
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"homeopathy is a holistic form of medical practice. The aim of homeopathy is to stimulate the body’s innate ability to bring about healing and restore health [...] the practice of homeopathy is the selecting the remedy based on its remedy picture and matching that to the patient. If it is a perfect match, the patient’s vital force should be restored to allow healing on all levels of the being [...] fundamentally, homeopathy is an energetic medicine. This is so because the successive dilutions of the remedies eventually mean that there is little or no physical essence of the substance left";
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http://www.drbrandeis.net/homeo.htm)[vsc 2010-12-27, 2013-03-07]
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Brannick, M.A. (ND Bastyr 2002), Dorough, M. (ND NUHS) state:
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[interesting future book to review, Brannick coauthored "Miserably Happy" http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?index=books&linkCode=qs&keywords=9781630476465]
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[in "Homeopathy" (2013)]
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"homeopathic remedies affect the body’s vital force and strengthen its innate ability to heal";
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[in "Principles of Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"the following principles are the foundation upon which naturopathic medicine is built: [#1] vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of naturopathic medicine: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent ordered and intelligent self-healing process in the person. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process [...] acknowledge, respect and work with the individual’s self-healing process";
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[in "Acupuncture FAQ" (2013)]
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"according to traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture works by aiding the flow of qi, the body’s vital energy, throughout the body. This allows the functions of the organs to work more efficiently, and therefore alleviate symptoms";
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Branter, K. (ND CCNM) states:
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[for a bio. click here,
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[in "Treatment Options" (2012)]
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"homeopathic remedies are minute dilutions of plant, animal and mineral substances designed to stimulate the body's 'vital force' and strengthen its innate ability to heal. Traditional Chinese medicine / acupuncture: based on balancing the flow of chi (energy) through meridian pathways under the skin, Oriental medicine includes the use of Oriental herbs and acupuncture to regulate and release chi in order to bring the body into balance";
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Bratt, A. (ND BINM) states:
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[for a bio., click here, http://www.drbratt.com/biography.html]
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[in "Homeopathy" (2010)]
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"homeopathic medicines stimulate the vital force, or natural curative power of the body, to facilitate healing";
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[in "Traditional Chinese Medicine" (2010)]
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"TCM is based on the philosophy that the body has chi, or vital energy, running in specific channels (meridians) through it, which can be disturbed resulting in disease [...] acupuncture and Chinese herbs are used therapeutically to re-establish health and the flow of body chi. Acupuncture involves insertion of fine needles into specific points along body meridians to stimulate nerves and flow of energy to organs and tissues [...] Dr. Bratt is board-certified in Acupuncture by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of B.C.";
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Breen, S. (ND NCNM), Weiner, G. (ND NCNM) state:
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[in "Naturopathic, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Care for the Whole Family" (2016)]
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"we believe in the healing power of nature and intrinsic vitality each person is born with [...] the Chinese have long studied the movement of vital force (qi) through the body and have developed a system of medicine that reduces symptoms while addressing root causes";
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Brereton, T.Q. (ND NCNM) states:
[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"principles of naturopathic medicine [...] first do no harm - primum no nocere. Illness is a purposeful process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complementary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician's actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vis mediatrix [sp., medicatrix] naturae -- the healing power of nature [...] the healing power of nature - vis mediatrix [sp., medicatrix] naturae. The body has an inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate this process";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine: Trent Brereton, ND" (2013)]
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"principles of naturopathic medicine [...include] vis medicatrix naturae (the healing power of nature): the naturopathic physician shall recognize, respect and promote the self-healing power of nature inherent in each individual human being";
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Bridgman, T. (ND ?), Kind, C. (ND NCNM) state:
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"naturopathic medicine [...] supports your body's own healing ability [...] principles of naturopathic medicine [...] vis medicatrix naturae: shall recognize, respect and promote the self healing power of nature inherent in each individual human being";
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Brignall, M. (ND Bastyr), Ker, A. (ND Bastyr), Rife, A. (ND Bastyr) state:
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[in "How Acupuncture Works" (2013)]
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"acupuncturists [...] fine, sterile needles are inserted at specific acupoints on the body to activate the body’s qi  [...] qi [...] or life energy, flows throughout the body. Qi helps to animate the body and protect it from illness, pain, and disease. A person’s health is influenced by the quality, quantity and balance of qi. Qi circulates through specific pathways called meridians [...] in the same way, meridian pathways transport live-giving qi to nourish and energize every cell, organ, gland, tissue and muscle. When qi flows freely throughout the body, one enjoys good physical, mental and emotional well-being. An obstruction of qi anywhere in the body is like a dam, backing up the flow in one area and restricting it in others. This blockage can hinder the distribution of nourishment that the body requires to function optimally [etc.]";
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[in "Principles of Naturopathic Medicine" (2012)]
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"[#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic medicine recognizes the body’s inherent ability, which is ordered and intelligent, to heal itself. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to recovery, and to facilitate and augment this healing ability [...] acknowledge and respect the individual’s healing process";
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Brinkley, J. (ND Bastyr), Larrow, A.M. (ND SCNM), Morgan, J. (ND SCNM), Raithel, M. (ND SCNM), Young, N. (ND SCNM) state:
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"according to my best ability and judgment, I will use methods of treatment which follow the principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] vis medicatrix naturae: To act in cooperation with the healing power of nature";
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"the vis, the vital force of the body, needs to be supported";
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[in "Our Purpose: Philosophy" (2013)]
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"naturopathic doctors (NDs) [...] philosophy is derived in part from [...] vis medicatrix naturae, nature is the healer of all diseases [...] the six principles that guide the therapeutic methods and modalities of naturopathic medicine include [...#2] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): the human body possesses the inherent ability to restore health. The doctor's role is to facilitate this process";
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[in "Our Purpose: What is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2013)]
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"a comprehensive and integrated approach to assist your body's innate healing processes";
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Broderick, K.A. (ND Bastyr 2009) states:
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"one of the most basic ways that naturopathic doctors support healing in their patients is by helping them to cultivate greater vitality. We call it 'the vital force' or 'the healing power of nature' in keeping with the roots of our medical tradition. In Chinese medicine, we call it 'chi' or 'qi', and in ayurvedic medicine and the yogic tradition, it’s referred to as 'prana'. Deficiency of vitality, or qi, or prana [...] much as I hate to compare the vital force to fossil fuel [...] with that, or similar, questions, we might then notice the level of our vitality each day–the felt-sense of our vitality–and as we use various types of self-care practices to stimulate our vital force, we can gauge how our vitality is increasing";
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[in "About Naturopathic Medicine" (2010)]
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"naturopathic doctors use therapies that support and encourage the patient’s vital force in order to increase the power of the body’s natural healing capacity";
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Broderick, K.A. (ND Bastyr 2009), Kruzel, T. (ND NCNM), Myers, S. (ND SSNT), Thom, D. (ND NCNM 1989):
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[in "Emunctorology" (2010 AANP Convention) (2010)]
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"review the case provided and list which emunctories are engaged, where the 'center of gravity' in the case lies, where the vital force lies [...] the student should also be able to assess the 'center of gravity' of the case based upon the signs and symptoms presented, which will allow them to formulate treatment plans that do no harm and directly address the needs of the individual patient's vital force [...] what do the signs and symptoms of the activated emunctories say about the patient's vital force?";
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Brody, S. (ND NCNM 1996) states:
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[in "Chinese Medicine and Winter" (2014)]
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"in Chinese medicine, the kidney is the root or source of all the energy ('qi') in the body.  The kidneys store this vital essence as a reserve so that it can be used in times of stress, illness and to age gracefully.  In the winter, it is important that we nourish the kidney qi";
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[in "Our Services (2013)]
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"from a Chinese medical perspective the theory is that the body has an energy force running (known as qi, roughly pronounced chee) that travels through the body along 'meridians' (specific pathways). Energy constantly flows up and down these pathways. These pathways can become unbalanced – causing illness. The effect of the acupuncture needles is to restore the balance of the patient’s energy and thereby improve overall health [...] homeopathy is a system of energetic medicine based on the principle of 'like cures like'. Very small doses of substances are used to ‘stimulate ‘ the body’s vital force";
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Brody, S. (ND NCNM 1996), Butler, B. (ND NCNM 2001) state
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[in "Acupuncture" (2011)]
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"the basis of acupuncture is the theory that the body has an energy force running throughout it known as qi [...] qi travels throughout the body along 'meridians' or special pathways. Energy constantly flows up and down these pathways. These pathways can become obstructed, deficient, excessive, or just unbalanced causing illness. Acupuncture treatment is carried out by inserting fine needles into various points on the body";
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[in "Homeopathy" (2011)]
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"homeopathy is a system of energetic medicine based on the principle of 'like cures like'. Very small doses of substances are used to 'stimulate' they body’s vital force";
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Brooke, K. (ND SCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Therapeutic Order" (2011)]
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"the body possesses an intrinsic nature to heal itself using the least possible force. The therapeutic order is a natural order in which naturopathic therapies should be applied in order to provide the greatest benefit with the least potential for damage: [...#2] stimulate the vis – the vis is one’s vital force, the body’s innate self-healing ability. NDs use therapies, such as constitutional hydrotherapy, homeopathy, acupuncture, to facilitate the stimulation and strengthening of this powerful, curative force";
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Brown, H. (ND CCNM 1989) states:
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“my philosophy [...] it is my belief that the human body, mind and spirit are aspects of a single self-healing organism with a natural impulse towards integration. The mind will naturally move towards mental health, the body towards physical health, and the spirit towards understanding and fulfillment. Without interference, the body, mind and spirit will maintain an individual at optimal levels of health throughout all stages of life. However, if this natural flow of life force, or chi energy, is disrupted or interfered with, dysfunction may follow at the physical, biochemical, mental/emotional and electromagnetic levels. All of these areas are of concern and are addressed when dealing with health problems”;
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Brown, H. (ND CCNM 1989), Chan, L. (ND ?), Leah, K. (ND CCNM), Posen, E. (ND ?) state:
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2012)]
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"the naturopathic philosophy is based on the healing power of nature [...] various naturopathic techniques and therapies are applied to assist and promote the healing power of nature";
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[in "Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (2011)]
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"according to the principles of Oriental medicine, a person's health is determined by the quality of qi, the vital life energy, and blood circulating through the body. When qi and blood are circulating properly, the body is properly nourished and functioning optimally which, in turn, enhances fertility";
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[in "Dr. Lawrence Chan"]
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"my teachers through these practices also taught me to understand how the flow of energy (qi) in our body, universally affect health and vitality";
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[in "Meet your Age Management Health Team" (2012)]
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"my teachers through these practices also taught me to understand how the flow of energy (chi) in our body, universally affect health and vitality";
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[in "The Medicine Bag and Tools of the Naturopathic Doctor" (2017)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a holistic, natural approach to healing and health. This approach is based on the philosophy of vis medicatrics naturae – the healing power of nature. Nature acts in a powerful and profound way to restore balance when sickness arises. Balance usually reinstates quickly in a healthy person, but when the healing capacity of the body is compromised, help is needed. Naturopathic medicine uses natural, effective, non-toxic therapies to support the healing process of the body and to prevent future disease [...] principles of naturopathy: the practice of naturopathic medicine is founded on a set of principles which distinguish it from all other medical approaches. They are [...#3] act in cooperation with the healing power of nature [...] homeopathy is used to stimulate your innate healing mechanism [...] shamanic healing of heavy energies";
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[in "Hydrotherapy – Constitutional Water Therapy for the Whole Body" (2017)]
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"hydrotherapy works so well because it acts to stimulate the body’s own healing force";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine – How It Can Work For You" (2017)]
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"a primary goal of a naturopathic doctor is to restore the natural function of the body through treatments that enhance and support the body’s innate healing [...] this comprehensive system of natural medicine has built its’ foundation on six principles:  [#1] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: one of the most time honored principles in the belief that the body has considerable power to heal itself [...] the healing process of the body";
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Brown, L. (? ?), Meletis, C.D. (ND NCNM) states:
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“replenishing the qi (the vital energy necessary for life that all people have [p.131...] one main component of TCM is qi [...] the vital energy necessary for life [p.142...] qi [...] the vital essence of life found in all living things, according to Chinese medicine [p.180]”;
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Brush, J. (ND NCNM), Huffman, J.B. (ND NCNM), Mastrich, A. (ND NCNM), Talebi, V. (ND NCNM) state:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"naturopathic physicians (ND's) are primary care and specialty doctors who address the underlying cause of disease through individualized natural therapies that integrate the healing powers of body, mind and spirit [...] naturopathic medicine emphasizes the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing power of nature. Methods of treatment are chosen to work with the patient's vital force, respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process [...] it is these principles that distinguish the profession from other medical approaches [...#1] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this process [...#3] first do no harm, primum no nocere: illness is a purposeful process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complimentary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician's actions can support or antagonize the actions of the healing power of nature";
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[in "Naturopathic Pediatric Care"]
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"children have a very strong 'vital force', which means that in addition to having lots of energy, they tend to bounce back quickly from illness";
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"children have a very strong 'vital force', which means that in addition to having lots of energy, they tend to bounce back quickly from illness";
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Brush, J. (ND NCNM), Talebi, V. (ND NCNM 2001) state:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2011)]
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"it is these principles that distinguish the profession from other medical approaches: [#1] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix nature [...] the healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this process [...#3] first do no harm, primum no nocere: illness is a purposeful process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complimentary to and synergistic with this healing process [...] 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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Bubis, E. (ND NCNM) states:
[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2010)]
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"it is these principles that distinguish the profession from other medical approaches [...] 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[sp., non] 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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Bull, A. (ND CCNM 2006) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"naturopathic medicine supports the body's own healthy ability [...] it provides the patient with a perspective on health that is different from the current disease-focused model and considers their vital force (vis medicatrix naturae) [...] naturopathic medical philosophy encourages the body’s innate wisdom to heal [...] Bowen therapy [...] stimulates energy flow [...] and is an overall tonic to the body's innate ability to heal itself [...] auricular medicine is an energetic reflex technique [...] auricular medicine is a specialized field of energetic medicine";
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Bunin, J. (NC CCNM), Bunin, P. (ND CCNM) state:
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"homeopathic medicine: based on the principle of 'like cures like' homeopathic medicine was developed in the 1695s. Minute amounts of natural substances are used to stimulate the body's self-healing abilities [...] acupuncture and Asian medicine: based on balancing the flow of chi (energy) through meridian pathways, Asian medicine includes the use of acupuncture and herbs";
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"naturopathic doctors are trained as primary health care providers. Their scope of practice includes [...] acupuncture and Asian medicine: based on balancing the flow of chi (energy) through meridian pathways, Asian medicine includes the use of acupuncture and herbs";
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"acupuncture is based on the belief that an energy, or 'life force', known as qi (pronounced 'chee') flows through the body in pathways called meridians. When the flow of qi becomes blocked or is out of balance, illness can occur. Thin steel acupuncture needles are inserted into the skin along these meridians to restore the flow of qi and restore health";
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Burnett, M. (ND Bastyr), Burnett, R. (ND Bastyr) state:
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2012)]
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"the concept vis medicatrix naturae, 'the healing power of nature.'  This concept has long been at the core of indigenous medicine in many cultures around the world and remains one of the central themes of naturopathic philosophy to this day [...] the body's own healing powers [...] naturopathic principles; [#1] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing ability in the body that is ordered and intelligent [...] this healing ability [...] therapeutic order [...#2] stimulate the healing power of nature: support the bodies natural healing mechanisms [...] the body's healing and immune response";
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Burruss, M. (ND NCNM), Lawrence, D. (ND NCNM) state:
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[in "About Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"the practice of naturopathic medicine emerges from six principles of healing [...] these principles stand as the distinguishing marks of the profession: the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician’s role is to facilitate and augment this process [...] first do no harm, primum no nocere: the process of healing includes the generation of symptoms, which are, in fact, expressions of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complementary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician’s actions can support or antagonize the actions of vis medicatrix naturae";
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[in "Revive's Health Philosophy" (2013)]
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"within all living beings, there is a drive to live, to survive.  This drive is known as the vital force, or vis.  It’s what underlies the biochemical processes that heal a cut on your finger, mend your broken arm, or repair a sprained ankle. The vital force continually strives to maintain a state of health and balance, but we encounter toxins [...] when our emunctories become overwhelmed, our toxic burden becomes too great.  This weakens our vital force and results in symptoms and illness [...] this allows for healing to occur from the inside out, directed by the vital force, and addresses the root cause(s) of dis-ease so genuine health is possible";
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"naturopathic medicine honors the healing power of nature and supports the body’s inherent ability to establish, maintain and restore health.  Naturopathic doctors are trained to facilitate and augment this innate capacity to self-heal";
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Bush, B. (ND NCNM), Bush, R. (ND NCNM), Mathieson, B. (ND SCNM), Rogers, M. (ND Bastyr) state:
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"the underlining concept behind all naturopathic cold and flu offerings at the New Hampshire Natural Health Clinic is to boost the immune system and stimulate your vital energy […] what is vital energy? Vital energy is our own innate ability to resist and heal from disease or insult. Vital energy is not measurable by any laboratory but it is observed anytime the body is in stress […] how to stimulate vital energy? Vital energy can be increased by maximizing your optimal health and allowing your body to heal itself as often as medically possible when you are ill […] vital energy can also be exercised by letting your body heal itself when it does become ill. Whenever antibiotics are given as a first choice in therapy, your body never gets the opportunity to mount an immunological defense or ‘learn’ from the illness. Constitutional hydrotherapies exercise your vital energy and stimulate your immune system. Constitutionals are a relaxing 40-minute therapy consisting of alternating hot and cold towels placed on the chest and back. A mild electrical stimulation creates subtle muscle contractions to tonify the key detox centers of the liver and intestines. Constitutionals can also boost digestive abilities and normalize immune function";
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Butler, N. (ND Bastyr 2007) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"the six principles of naturopathic medicine are [...#2] the healing power of nature ('vis medicatrix naturae'): the naturopathic doctor maintains that nature has healing power. This principle more than any other distinguishes a naturopath from a conventionally trained doctor or MD. In India they call this healing power prana, in Asia qi; naturopathic doctors call it the vis or vital force. Every organism has an inherent intelligence of how to heal itself and will always strive to that end. The job of a naturopathic doctor is to support and facilitate the expression of this healing force";
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"as your partner in well-being, she respects each individual and the power of the body to heal itself";
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Butler, N. (ND Bastyr 2007), Kreitzberg, S. (ND NCNM 1985) state:
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"the six principles of naturopathic medicine are [...#2] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: this principle more than any other distinguishes a naturopath from a conventionally trained doctor or MD. In India they call it prana, in Asia qi, naturopathic doctors call it the vis or vital force. The naturopathic doctor maintains that nature has healing power [...] the job of a naturopathic doctor is to always support and facilitate the expression of this healing force";
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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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