Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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I. AANP type ND schools (continued):
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the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine states:
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[in "The Presenters" (2015)]
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"Dr. Stargrove is lead history editor of and a contributing author to the Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine text (Elsevier, in press). In August 2012, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians presented him with the Vis Medicatrix Naturae award in recognition of his activities as a 'naturopathic physician who represents the healing power of nature as demonstrated through work, life, and community service'";
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[in "Schools and Professional Programs 2014-2016" (2015)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a distinct profession of primary health care that emphasizes prevention and treatment of disease, and promotion of optimal health and wellness through the use of natural therapies that enhance the inherent healing wisdom of nature, the vis medicatrix naturae [...] 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 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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[in "Graduate Courses of Instruction 2014-2016" (2015)]
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"Principles and Practice 512: Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine I. This course will explore the philosophical foundations of naturopathic medicine, which form the basis for therapeutic intervention. Vitalistic medicine in the United States of America as an influence on the creation of the naturopathic profession will be discussed. The overall emphasis of the course will be on the philosophical principles that define the empirical 'natural laws' which describe the phenomenon of healing. The relationship of naturopathic principles to medical science is included.  1 lecture hour; 1 semester credit [...] Principles and Practice 722 Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine II. Nature acts powerfully through healing mechanisms in the body and mind to maintain and restore health. Students will receive a more in-depth utilization of naturopathic methods and medicinal substances, which work in harmony with the human system, thus facilitating long-lasting health and recovery. In addition to employing various natural medicines, students will gain an important perspective of the vital force and its role in the healing process, when used in conjunction with naturopathic principles. Prerequisite: PP512. 1 lecture hour; 1 semester credit [...] Naturopathic Practice 712: Generative Medicine I (Elective). This course examines the basics of complexity theory and systems biology as applied to naturopathic strategies, in particular the vis medicatrix naturae. 1 lecture hour; 1 semester [...] Naturopathic Practice 712: Generative Medicine I (Elective). This course examines the basics of complexity theory and systems biology as applied to naturopathic strategies, in particular the vis medicatrix naturae. 1 lecture hour; 1 semester credit";
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[in "Graduate Course of Instruction 2012-2014" (2015)]
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"Principles and Practice 512: Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine I. This course will explore the philosophical foundations of naturopathic medicine, which form the basis for therapeutic intervention. Vitalistic medicine in the United States of America as an influence on the creation of the naturopathic profession will be discussed. The overall emphasis of the course will be on the philosophical principles that define the empirical 'natural laws' which describe the phenomenon of healing. The relationship of naturopathic principles to medical science is included. 1 lecture hour; 1 semester credit [...] Principles and Practice 522: Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine II. Nature acts powerfully through healing mechanisms in the body and mind to maintain and restore health. Students will receive a more in-depth utilization of naturopathic methods and medicinal substances, which work in harmony with the human system, thus facilitating long-lasting health and recovery. In addition to employing various natural medicines, students will gain an important perspective of the vital force and its role in the healing process, when used in conjunction with naturopathic principles. Prerequisite: PP512. 1 lecture hour; 1 semester credit";
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[in "Graduate Courses of Instruction (no years)" (2015)]
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"Principles and Practice 512: Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine I This course will explore the philosophical foundations of naturopathic medicine, which form the basis for therapeutic intervention. Vitalistic medicine in the United States of America as an influence on the creation of the naturopathic profession will be discussed. The overall emphasis of the course will be on the philosophical principles that define the empirical 'natural laws' which describe the phenomenon of healing. The relationship of naturopathic principles to medical science is included. 1 lecture hour; 1 semester credit [...] Principles and Practice 522: Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine II. Nature acts powerfully through healing mechanisms in the body and mind to maintain and restore health. Students will receive a more in-depth utilization of naturopathic methods and medicinal substances, which work in harmony with the human system, thus facilitating long-lasting health and recovery. In addition to employing various natural medicines, students will gain an important perspective of the vital force and its role in the healing process, when used in conjunction with naturopathic principles. Prerequisite: PP512. 1 lecture hour; 1 semester credit";
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[in "UB Highlights 2014-10" (2015)]
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"Naturopathic Gathering On October 10-12, the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine will host the 11th Annual Naturopathic Gathering, a student-led event partnering with the Naturopathic Medical Student Association and celebrating the core philosophies of Naturopathic Medicine. The Gathering coincides with Naturopathic Medicine Week, October 7-13.This year is UB’s first time to hold the Gathering.According to its website, 'The purpose of the Naturopathic Gathering is simple: To bring the elders of Naturopathic medicine together for a conversation with the new generations about vitalistic medicine in practice and theory.' This year’s theme is 'Sowing Seeds, Remaining Rooted.' Gathering events will beheld at the Student Center, with general admission $215 and $120 for students. To learn more, register,and see a list of speakers, visit www.naturopathicgathering.org";
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[in "Schools and Professional Programs 2012-2014" (2014)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a distinct profession of primary health care that emphasizes prevention and treatment of disease, and promotion of optimal health and wellness through the use of natural therapies that enhance the inherent healing wisdom of nature, the vis medicatrix naturae [...] 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 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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[in "UB Health Sciences Center News 2010-05" (2014)]
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"the sun is at its highest, food is abundant, and all plant life is full of vital life force";
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[in "The Program" (2014)]
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"Back to the Future: Vitalism on the Cutting Edge by Dr. James Sensenig. This discussion intends to call naturopathic physicians to their 'higher' purpose. Naturopathic medicine cannot simply be understood as being rooted in 'nature', but rather 'nature' as understood by the vitalist tradition. This worldview [...] 'nature' is intelligent, orderly and purposeful and that the physician's role is support the inherent tendency toward order [...] naturopathic medicine and the vitalist thinkers";
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[in "Life at UB 2014-Spring" (2014)]
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"the following principles are the foundation of naturopathic medical practice: [#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in people that is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process";
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[in "The Schedule" (2014)]
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"Dr. James Sensenig: Back to the Future, Vitalism on the Cutting Edge";
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[in "The Elements of Earth and Water: Alchemy and the Art of Healing" (2013)]
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"citation: A.E. Rowan, 'The Elements of Earth and Water: Alchemy and the Art of Healing', ND dissertation, College of Naturopathic Medicine, Univ. of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, 2013 [...] the following study attempts to illuminate the practical application of these principles in the art of naturopathic medicine, a medicine based in holism and vitalism";
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[in "UB Health Sciences Center News" (2012)]
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"during the summer months, life is at its most expansive. The sun is at its highest, food is abundant, and all plant life is full of vital life force";
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[in "2012-2014 Catalog" (2012)]
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"the mission of the College of Naturopathic Medicine, an integral part of the University of Bridgeport, is to train naturopathic physicians who practice medicine in a way that supports the inherent healing wisdom of nature [...] to act in cooperation with the healing power of nature [...] naturopathic medicine is a distinct profession of primary health care that emphasizes prevention and treatment of disease, and promotion of optimal health and wellness through the use of natural therapies that enhance the inherent healing wisdom of nature, the vis medicatrix naturae [...] the following principles are the foundation [...] 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 [...] Principles and Practice 512, Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine I: this course will explore the philosophical foundations of naturopathic medicine, which form the basis for therapeutic intervention. Vitalistic medicine in the United States of America as an influence on the creation of the naturopathic profession will be discussed  [...] Principles and Practice 522,  Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine II: nature acts powerfully through healing mechanisms in the body and mind to maintain and restore health. Students will receive a more in-depth utilization of naturopathic methods and medicinal substances, which work in harmony with the human system, thus facilitating long-lasting health and recovery. In addition to employing various natural medicines, students will gain an important perspective of the vital force and its role in the healing process, when used in conjunction with naturopathic principles. Prerequisite: PP512. 1 lecture hour; 1 semester credit";
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[in "UB Clinics Newsletter 2011-05" (2011)]
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"naturopathic medicine is based on the principle vis medicatrix naturae – the healing power of nature. When given the proper natural condition, the human body has a remarkable ability to heal itself of even the most serious diseases";
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[in "Six Guiding Principles, Guiding Principle #3" (2010)]
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"six guiding principles. Guiding principle #3. First do no harm. Viz [sp., vis] primum no nocere: illiness [sp., 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 he [sp., the] viz [sp., vis] medicatrix naturae. Therefore, methods designed to supress [sp., suppress] symptoms without removing underlying causes are considered harmful and are avoided or minimized";
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[in "Graduate Degree Programs 2006-2008" (2010)]
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“Principles and Practice 312. Philosophy of naturopathic medicine 1. This course will explore the philosophical foundations of naturopathic medicine, which forms the basis for therapeutic intervention. Vitalistic medicine in the United States of American as an influence on the creation of the naturopathic profession [...] the overall emphasis of the course will be the philosophical principles that define the empirical 'natural laws' which describe the phenomena of healing [...] Principles and Practice 522. Philosophy of naturopathic medicine II [...] students will gain an important perspective of the vital force and its role in the healing process, when used in conjunction with naturopathic principles”;
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[in "Naturopathic Principles and Practice" (2010)]
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"Principles and Practice 521. Introduction to Natural Therapeutics [...] 1 lecture hour, 1 semester credit [...] in addition to employing various natural medicines, students will gain an important perspective of the vital force and its role in the healing process, when used in conjunction with naturopathic principles";
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[in "Six Guiding Principles. Guiding Principle #1" (2008)]
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"the healing power of nature. Viz [sp., vis] medicatrix naturae: the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent [purposeful; goal-directed]; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this process";
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[in "University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine" (2008)]
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"the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine offers an intensive program of professional education leading to the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) degree. Naturopathic medicine is grounded in the vitalistic tradition of medicine";
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[in “NPP512 - Philosophy and History of Naturopathic Medicine” - instructor Sensenig, J. (ND NCNM)}
(2005)]
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“[a UBCNM first semester syllabus] vitalistic medicine in the United States of America as a precedential influence on the creation of the naturopathic profession will be discussed. This overall emphasis of this course will be on the philosophical principles that define vitalism [...] explain the fundamental philosophical precepts of natural healing, including [...] vis medicatrix naturae or vital force”;
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[in “NPP511 - The History of Naturopathic Medicine” -- instructor Zampieron, E.R. (ND Bastyr)(2005)]
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“the vital force has: a morphogenetic component – indicating an aspect of the field that can generate and contain form; a biophysical component – referring to the actual energetic aspect of this field; a teleological component – refers to that aspect of formative intelligence that maintains integrity [...] the vital force must [...be] endowed with formative intelligence, i.e. it intelligently operates and forms the economy of the whole organism; [be a] substance [that] is subject to changes in other words, it may be flowing towards order or disorder, be sick or normal; pervaded the entire material substance without disturbing or replacing it [...] vitalism. The vitalists believed that there was a special quality of life which defied the laws of entropy [such has been scientifically refuted] and therefore had some great design or purpose [teleology], and that implied the existence of some cosmic force / designer / creator [supreme being, supreme supernatural agency]. Living things possess a vital force that energizes them in an unmeasurable, nonphysical, nonchemical manner which acts beyond the laws of physics and thermodynamics. 'Life force' has been called throughout history: elan vital, pranha [sp., prana] ki, qi, mana, vis medicatrix naturae, pneuma or innate intelligence, they are all referring to the same, vital principle. The Chinese taoist speaks of 'qi,' the undifferentiated primal energy pervading the universe, which is an essential feature in Chinese medical practice, and is regarded as the motivating, force that animates us all. An invisible force known only by its effects, qi is recognized indirectly by what it fosters, generates, and protects. In the same way prana is an essential feature of most Indian philosophy and is used conceptually in its own medicine to underpin the shifting energies between nature and organism. These effects have been measured [!] by biophysicists, like Dr. Beverly Rubick [!] of Temple University. The innate intelligence was a corporeal expression of 'universal intelligence' [...] mechanism [that is, methodology of the modern-scientific variety] denies [false, there is no evidence – denial implies evidence is being suppressed] the existence of vital force, qi, biophoton field, auric field [...mechanism holds] there is no creator / guiding vital force [... ] vitalism addresses the entire organism [...] strengthen the vitalizing forces”;
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[in "Graduate Courses of Instruction 2002-2004" (2003)]
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“naturopathic principles and practice [...] Principles and Practice 511. Naturopathic History and Philosophy [...] the philosophy of vitalism [...] Principles and Practice 521. Naturopathic Philosophy and Therapeutics [...] the philosophical principles of empirical [!] medicine with an emphasis on vitalism [p.249]“;
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[in "Homeopathic Medicine" (2000)]
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"Homeopathic Medicine 621: Homeopathy I. This course introduces the students to the principles and philosophy of classical homeopathy including the concept of vitalism, the concept of vital force in health and disease, the nature of medicinal preparations and ways to effect the vitality of the patient. Prerequisites: PP511, CS521.2 lecture hours, 2 semester credits";
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[in "Naturopathic Principles And Practice" (2000)]
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"Principles And Practice 511: Naturopathic History and Philosophy.  This course is a study in the history of medicine and the roots of the principles and philosophy of vitalism in therapeutic application. The basic philosophical concepts and precepts of modern naturopathic medicine are discussed.  2 lecture hours, 2 semester credits. Principles and Practice 521: Naturopathic Philosophy and Therapeutics. This is a continuation of Naturopathic History and Philosophy. The philosophical principles of empirical medicine with an emphasis on vitalism are discussed in detail with appropriate therapeutic examples. Prerequisite: PP511.2 lecture hours, 2 semester credits";
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[from my first semester course: NPP511 "Naturopathic History and Philosophy" (1998)]
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[my UB notes: from handouts I received directly from Dr. Sensenig, fall 1998; Dr. Sensenig, ND was UBCNM's founding Dean, and the first AANP President. He is also an FNPLA luminary, particularly as regards their FNMP].
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"[from syllabus] course objectives: be able to explain the fundamental philosophical precepts of natural healing, including [...] vital force [...] texts [...] required: Lindlahr, Henry. Philosophy of Natural Therapeutics. Rev. ed. Saffron Walden (England): C.W. Daniels, 1975. Kent, James Tyler. Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy. New Delhi: B. Jain Publishers, 1900. [...] class schedule - fall - 1998 [...] Oct. 29, 9:00 am-11:00 am, vis medicatrix naturae: the healing power of nature, vital force [...] Nov. 12 [...] 11:00 am-1:00 pm, vital force around the world [...lecture #1 handout] we will discuss the philosophy, but don't accept it just because others have elucidated it; watch, see, experience it. Verify for yourself [...] purpose of this class: to explore those natural laws, or fixed principles [sectarian medical dogma] which govern health and disease [...including] vis medicatrix naturae. Healing power of nature [naturopathic medicine's fundamental fixed principle...and the] laws of cure (Herring's Rules) [ADIO etc....lecture #2 handout, the] dominant school's philosophy [...] basically, it is good vs. evil [!...] what is man [...] vitalistic, vital force [...] let's assume by vital force we simply mean that force or tendency which organizes and 'balances' the individual – the innate intelligence [...with] homeostasis [...] the physiological aspect of this [...and per] Paracelsus -[the] body [is] composed of: earth, water [per] lower sphere [and] fire, air [per] upper sphere [which is] tantamount to vitalistic theory [...] all diseases are caused by one main factor which is transgression of natural laws [vital force, ADIO etc.], the results of which are: decreased vital force [...] decreased vital force [...lecture #4, titled] vis medicatrix naturae = healing power of nature [...aka] the body's own ability to heal [...aka] vital force = energy essential for life [...aka] vital force, innate, life principle, prana, bioplasmic energy, the god power within you [I shit you not]." Note: This entails the 'purposeful life spirit' figment which is the central naturopathic sectarian article of faith / belief, of a program that labels itself "scientific medicine" and "non-sectarian."
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