Wednesday, December 26, 2007

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Clack, S. (ND Bastyr 1997) states:
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[in “Our Services” (2005)]
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Sandy has been doing energy work intuitively since she was a child and is a licensed reiki practitioner. Reiki means ‘universal life force energy,’ and its practice originated in Japan in the early 19th Century. It became commonly practiced in North America during the late 20th century. A reiki treatment simply involves the placement of the practitioner's hands over areas of dis-ease on the patient, with the intent of bringing the healing ‘universal life force energy’ to them. This enables the flow of universal energy that helps reduce pain and illness, while enhancing your sense of well being, balance, and complete harmony. Sandy is also trained and experienced as a healing touch practitioner and is a licensed reflexologist”;
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Clark, A. (ND Bastyr), Homkovics, S. (ND SCNM), Stagg, J.J. (ND Bastyr):
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[in "About Naturopathic Medicine" (2018)]
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"Hippocrates, a physician who lived 2,400 years ago, is often considered the earliest predecessor of naturopathic physicians, particularly in terms of his teaching that 'nature is healer of all diseases' and his formulation of 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: 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 [...] the individual’s healing process [...] therapeutic order [...#2] stimulate the healing power of nature: support the bodies natural healing mechanisms and give the body the rest, supportive nutrition and attention necessary for proper functioning [... ] homeopathic medicine is based on the principle of 'like cures like.' It works on a subtle yet powerful electromagnetic level, gently acting to strengthen the body’s healing and immune response [...] naturopathic physicians focus on supporting the body’s innate vital force";
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Clarke, B. (ND BINM 2010) states:
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[in "My Story" (2017)]
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"the human body and its innate healing capacity [...] naturopathic medicine - a medicine that recognized the healing power of nature [...] naturopathic medicine is [...] founded on the following principles [...#2] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae)";
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[in "Services" (2017)]
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"acupuncture [...] during a treatment, ultra-thin needles are inserted into specific points along 'meridians' in the body to help restore balance and flow of energy / qi [...] homeopathy [...] this gentle therapy uses diluted substances of mainly plant, animal, and mineral sources, to help stimulate the body's innate healing";
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Clarke, B. (ND BINM), Dawson, L. (ND NCNM 1997) state:
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[in "Our Team" (2018)]
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"I was elated when I was introduced to naturopathic medicine - a medicine that recognized the healing power of nature";
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[in "Warming Socks" (2018)]
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"hydrotherapy is the use of hot and cold water, in very specific ways, to stimulate the healing capacity of the body";
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Clark, R. (ND ?), Mardian, J. (ND ?), Vok, J. (ND ?) state:
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[in "Feng Shui" (20xx)]
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"feng shui means 'wind and water,' and is an ancient Chinese practice that aims to maximize the beneficial movement of qi (the life force present in all things) through a space [...] in order to harness beneficial qi from one's surroundings [...] feng shui, often called the art of placement, is also called 'the art of flow.' Feng shui practitioners believe that qi wants to flow. When qi is blocked or weak, an individual may feel tired, depressed or unable to focus. In contrast, feng shui practitioners describe the overabundance of qi as similar to a hurricane or flood";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (20xx)]
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"naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine, is a system of medicine based on the healing power of nature";
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Clark, S. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Homeopathy FAQs" (2004)]
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"homeopathic remedies work by stimulating the body's own healing power, by presenting the 'whole picture' to the body’s healing vital force. The vital force is organized and many complaints heal themselves unaided. However, when the healing process is faulty, blocked or slow, the homeopathic remedy acts as a stimulus to the curative powers of the body";
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Clement, M. (ND Bastyr 2011), Lawlor, D. (ND Bastyr 2013), Lenger, B. (ND Bastyr 2001) state:
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[in "AANP Position Paper: Naturopathic Code of Ethics" (2010)]
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"the naturopathic physician acts [...] following these principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] the naturopathic physician shall recognize, respect and promote the self-healing power inherent in each individual human being (vis medicatrix naturae)";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"naturopathic physicians diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases using a system that is based on the natural healing capacity of individuals [...] naturopathic physicians base their practice on six timeless principles [...#1] let nature heal: our bodies have a powerful, innate instinct for self-healing. By finding and removing the barriers to this self-healing [...] naturopathic physicians can nurture this process [...]  the body’s efforts to self-heal";
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[in "Naturopathic Physician's Oath" (2010)]
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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] to act in cooperation with the healing power of nature";
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Clements, K.E. (ND Bastyr 2003) states:
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"naturopathy is an age old medicine that utilizes natural healing modalities to assist the body's own intrinsic vital force to heal itself";
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Clemons, J. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "What is a Luck Dragon?" (2011)]
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"naturopathic medicine is founded on the idea of a healing force of nature, or vis, which resides within every living thing. In Chinese medicine this could be compared to qi, the focus of Chinese medicine being the cultivation, preservation and restoration of the smooth flow of qi [...] this healing force [...is like] a mythical creature, a luck dragon, which can’t be seen or touched, yet promotes our growth, healing and regeneration [...] this force [...] this vis working to protect our body and enable our healing defenses. We each have our own luck dragon! Within each of us is an individual life force [...] preservation of this vis requires careful, conscious medicine that works to support the luck dragon, rather than suppressing the protective life force of the body. Luck dragon medicine is the medicine that works to cultivate the life force within the body. Naturopathic medicine is a medicine that works to preserve and support the luck dragon to prevent dis-ease and promote lasting health [...] through naturopathic medicine patient and practitioner work to support the vis, to encourage the unique, individual luck dragon in each of us. The naturopathic practitioner works to educate and to empower the patient to understand how they can work to support their own luck dragon.  If we look at it this way, naturopathic medicine could then can be seen as teaching the care and feeding of your luck dragon";
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[in "What Is Acupuncture?" (2011)]
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"the focus in acupuncture is to restore healthy movement of energy or qi. The practitioner will assess through questioning, observation and palpation where the movement of qi is obstructed or impeded. Treatment is focused on removing blockages, expelling pathogens, and restoring the flow of qi or vital force, thereby supporting the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. The Chinese medicine practitioner uses small, sterile, disposable needles for acupuncture. They also use techniques such as cupping and moxibustion to affect or improve qi flow in the body. They can use acupressure instead of acupuncture for patients who are concerned about needles";
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Cleveland-Job, E. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Acupuncture for Pain Relief" (2016)]
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"the practice of acupuncture originated in China about 2500 years ago. It is based on the belief that one’s health is determined by the pattern of energy or qi flowing throughout the body. By this theory, disease and ill health are caused by disruptions to this flow [...] pain is believed to be caused by disruptions in the body’s qi [...] at Knox Wellness [...] we take a naturopathic approach to health and wellness";
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Clifford, K. (ND CCNM 2010) states:
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[in "About Naturopathic Medicine" (2018)]
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"the six principles of naturopathic medicine [...] the healing power of nature: trust in the human body's ability to heal itself";
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Cline, C. (ND Bastyr), Terranella, R. (ND Bastyr) state:
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2018)]
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"the goal of naturopathic medicine is to achieve optimal health by promoting the body’s natural ability to heal itself";
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[in "Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Acupuncture Treatment" (2018)]
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"acupuncture for chronic fatigue: treating qi deficiency. In traditional Chinese medicine, chronic fatigue syndrome is attributed to a deficiency of qi, which is the life force of the mind and body within everyone. This force can be weakened if a person’s mental and physical balance is off — frequently leading to chronic fatigue [...] some stimulants used such as Provigil and Nuvigil, for example, actually can cause long-term harm to the body’s qi, especially the kidney qi. Chinese medicine, on the other hand, recognizes that replenishing and tonifying the qi with the help of acupuncture is the key to long term recovery [...] treating chronic fatigue syndrome involves determining the level of qi in various meridians of a persons’ body [...] building the spleen and kidney qi [...] this process enhances the body’s natural healing capability";
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[in "5 Element Acupuncture in Phoenix" (2018)]
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"acupuncture is a unique form of medicine, in that it works on the energetic force of the human system and 5 element acupuncture emphasizes this aspect of acupuncture. This energetic force is referred to as spirit by some, and the Chinese call it qi. The word spirit comes from the latin word inspiration, or to breathe. This likely comes from a rudimentary understanding of the difference between something that is alive verse dead. That which allows us to breathe is that which makes us alive and is our spirit. It is this energetic force that is behind the thousands of processes occurring in our bodies unconsciously every day. The Chinese called this energy qi [...] they believe that keeping the chi in harmony and balance keeps us healthy. When the energy is in disharmony, disease occurs [...] when we apply these theories to the dysfunctions of the human body, profound healing can occur";
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[in "Is a Naturopathic Doctor a Real Doctor" (2018)]
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"what is naturopathic medicine? Naturopathic medicine [...] one of the core tenants [sic.] or principals [sic.] is the healing power of nature.  This principle states that the human body is an organism with an intrinsic ability to heal itself. Therefore, the goal of naturopathic medicine is to provide support to the body so it can restore the body to a better state of balance [...] here are 6 principals [sic.] that guide naturaopthic doctors in their care for patients. These 6 principles are: [#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicarix [sic.] naturae): a naturopathic doctor believes that there is an order and intelligence within the body.  It is this force that returns the body to a state of equilibrium and facilitates the natural healing of the body.  Natruopathic [sic.] doctors have to trust in and support this force rather than work against it";
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[in "Phoenix Holistic Pain Management Through Acupuncture" (2018)]
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"qi is the life force that flows through your body along channels called meridians. You can think of these energy pathways as similar to your nervous system. You cannot see the energy, but when the flow is out of balance, that’s when you can feel pain. Restoring that flow alleviates the pain [...] the needles are used to initiate, stimulate and/or balance your qi [...] to restore balance and heal your entire mind/body/spirit";
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"what exactly is acupuncture? [...] the stimulation of specific points on the body through the insertion of thin, painless needles. This process removes any blockages in the flow of qi, (the vital life force that travels in the body through pathways called meridians), build the energy in specific meridians, or sedate the energy in other meridians [...] what is holistic healing? [...] in Western medicine, there is unfortunately a tendency to separate the mind, body, and spirit. With traditional Chinese medicine, mind, body, and spirit are one and interdependent on one another. The disease process manifest itself in the qi of the body in specific patterns. These qi patterns can be the result of mental, emotion, or spiritual dysfunction. Reading these in the qi, allows the acupuncturists to determine your treatment. In addition to acupuncture holistic healing involves diet changes, herbal remedies, mind/body, and mind/spirit therapies";
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"acupuncture for TMJ works to balance the body, stimulating circulation, and the energetic life force, called qi";
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"acupuncture treats depression by circulating the qi - or life force - in the body.  Often, negative emotions and feelings in the body come about from blocked energy channels.  Re-balancing the flow of energy helps to release these blockages. Once healthy energy flow is restored, and the body has released unhealthy mind / body patterns, patients will begin to feel their mind more calm and centered.  Acupuncture for anxiety and acupuncture for depression can help you manage your mental and emotional health";
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[in "Acupuncture Arizona, Answering FAQ's" (2018)]
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"what exactly is acupuncture? [...] the stimulation of specific points on the body through the insertion of thin, painless needles. This process removes any blockages in the flow of qi, (the vital life force that travels in the body through pathways called meridians), build the energy in specific meridians, or sedate the energy in other meridians [...] what is holistic healing?  [...] in Western medicine, there is unfortunately a tendency to separate the mind, body, and spirit. With traditional Chinese medicine, mind, body, and spirit are one and interdependent on one another. The disease process manifest itself in the qi of the body in specific patterns. These qi patterns can be the result of mental, emotion, or spiritual dysfunction. Reading these in the qi, allows the acupuncturists to determine your treatment. In addition to acupuncture holistic healing involves diet changes, herbal remedies, mind / body, and mind / spirit therapies";
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[in "Experience the Naturopathic Doctor Difference" (2018)]
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"naturopathic doctors practice a form of medicine called naturopathic medicine. This unique form of medicine is separate from standard Western medicine. There are several things that distinguish a naturopathic doctor from a traditional medical doctor. These are described in detail below under naturopathic medicine principals. However the there are two that stand out to us [...#2] vis madicatrix [sic.] naturae [...] vis medicatrix naturae is Latin for 'the healing power of nature.' It is the energy within the body that allows it to heal itself. Many of the treatments that naturaopthic [sic.] doctors use help this energy work. Sometimes that involve finding and removing things that disrupt it and other times treatments that stimulate it. Using both of these principals you can see that a good naturopathic doctor will teach you how your treatments are helping the body realign with its natural state";
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[in "What Does it Take to be a Naturopathic Doctor?" (2018)]
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"the American Association of Naturopatic Physicians (AANP) describes their work as follows: naturopathic physicians work with their patients to prevent and treat acute and chronic illness and disease, restore health and establish optimal fitness by supporting the person's inherent self-healing process, the vis medicatrix naturae [...] therapeutic methods and substances are used which work in harmony with the person's inherent self–healing process, the vis medicatrix naturae, including: dietetics and nutritional substances, botanical medicine, psychotherapy, naturopathic physical medicine including naturopathic manipulative therapy, minor surgery, prescription medications, naturopathic obstetrics (natural childbirth), homeopathy, and acupuncture";
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Coats, M. (ND SCNM) states:
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"the Chinese texts describe channels of energy, called meridians, that flow throughout the body in regular patterns, a system similar to the circulatory system or the nervous system. These meridians have corresponding parts of the body in different organ systems. Flowing through these meridians is qi (pronounced chee), or energy. Qi is the fundamental concept behind the Chinese and Eastern justification for the function of acupuncture. Acupuncture stimulates the vital force of the body, balancing the qi by working with the meridians of the body. Disease, defined in acupuncture as the imbalance in the flow of qi, may result from blockage of the meridians or a deficiency of energy. The goal of the treatment is to balance any disharmonies within the body and restore the vital force or qi to an optimum level";
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"the 6 principles of naturopathic medicine are an intricate part of this approach; they are: [#1] vis medicatrix naturae: the healing power of nature – trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself; when you give the body the nutrients and the healthy clean foods it needs along with proper hydration the body can do its job";
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"the six principles of naturopathic medicine [...] the healing power of nature: the human body possesses the inherent ability to restore health. The physician’s role is to facilitate this process with the aid of natural, nontoxic therapies";
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Cole, A. (ND Bastyr 2010) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Philosophy" (2016)]
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"principles of naturopathic medicine: [#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in people that is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process [...] acknowledge, respect, and work with individuals’ self-healing process";
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Coles, K. (ND Bastyr), Elliott, E. (ND NCNM), Steelsmith, L. (ND Bastyr 1993) state:
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[in "Health Living: How to Have a Naturally Healthy Libido" (vol. 16 no. 10) (2013)]
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"a naturally health libido comes from a deep wellspring of energy and vitality; sexual energy is a powerful life force [...] according to Chinese medicine, your chi, or vital force, is important for creating your sexual energy.  Your chi is made up of both yin energy [...] and yang energy";
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"according to traditional Chinese medicine, it helps to build your qi (vital force)";
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"this is an exciting development, because it indicates a willingness on the part of conventional oncology to accept the validity of the ancient Chinese system of stimulating qi, or the vital force, for health benefits";
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Collier, T.L. (ND Bastyr 2002) states:
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“homeopathic medicines are very small doses of natural substances that can stimulate the body's self-healing response. Homeopathic medicines, when properly prescribed, affect the body's 'vital force' and strengthen its innate ability to heal. Homeopathic remedies function on both the physical and emotional levels, with few side effects. Some conditions that do not respond well to conventional medicine respond effectively to homeopathy”;
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Collings, x. (ND CCNM), Ellis, T. (ND CCNM) state:
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"naturopathic doctors [...] promote the body's inherent self-healing capacity [...] naturopathic doctors follow a unique set of principles [...] vis medicatrix naturae, healing power of nature: respect and promote self-healing [...]  traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) [...] according to TCM, when your energy flow, or qi [...] is out of balance, your body cannot adapt to stress, making you more likely to develop chronic illness and pain. TCM seeks to relieve these imbalances by adjusting the circulation of qi and balancing the forces of yin and yang energy. A harmonious flow of qi, achieved by balancing cold and heat, internal and external, yin and yang, will help sustain long-term physical, mental and emotional health [...] homeopathic medicine [...] assists in the inherent ability of the body to heal itself";
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[in "Highlights" (2018)]
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"naturopathic medicine dates back 2,400 years to Hippocrates who used nature to stimulate the body’s natural healing power";
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Collings, D. (ND CCNM), Karthaus, C. (ND ?), Rade, B. (ND CCNM), Wilcox, R. (ND CCNM) state:
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"vis medicatrix naturae, 'healing power of nature': the body, mind, and emotions have the inherent ability to keep themselves balanced and healthy; however, sometimes factors arise throughout life which disrupt one or more of those areas to such a point where the ability to self-balance is lost, resulting in sickness.  It is the role of the naturopathic doctor to determine what is out of alignment and to administer the treatment which will help rekindle that natural balancing ability";
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Colombini, A. (ND Bastyr 2005), Davis, S. (ND Bastyr), Skedd, V. (ND Bastyr 2011) state:
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"naturopathic medicine is a primary health care profession that emphasizes prevention and treatment of every individual as a unique and whole person and with the understanding that the body has an inherent ability to heal itself [...] naturopathic medicine is guided by six principles: 1. the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in people. Naturopathic physicians work to identify and remove the obstacles to healing and recovery allowing for the bodies inherent self-healing process [...#3] first do no harm [...] the individuals’ self-healing process";
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"naturopathy emphasizes prevention and supporting the bodies’ inherent self-healing mechanisms through natural therapies [...] there are hundreds of acupuncture points along the body’s 14 major meridians. The term 'qi' [...] describes the energy that circulates through meridians. The belief is that illness is caused by a disruption of qi, which leads to an imbalance of energy [...] the meridian system provides a navigable energetic map of the body for acupuncturists to locate and treat many conditions";
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"naturopathy believes in the body’s ability to heal itself [...] the six principles of naturopathic medicine: [#1] the healing power of nature: naturopathic medicine believes in the body’s ability to heal itself and utilizes nature’s medicinal gifts to support this process [...] is able to create his or her own healing";
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Connors, S. (ND CCNM student) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (20xx)]
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"vis medicatrix naturae or 'healing power of nature' remains one of the central themes of naturopathic philosophy [...] acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine: this ancient system of medicine works to optimize the flow of life energy, known as qi. Through understanding the imbalances of qi in the body, a treatment plan can be devised to restore balance to the body";
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Conte, R.A. (ND SCNM), Kruzel, T.A. (ND NCNM), Stage, K. (ND SCNM),Tamburri, P. (ND SCNM 2001), Thacker, M. (NMD SCNM 2007) state:
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"because symptoms are seen as an attempt by the body to heal itself, the action of the medicine stimulates the patient’s vital force to complete the healing reaction [...] naturopathic physicians also may perform acupuncture to treat the symptoms of MS. Acupuncture works on the premise that there’s a stagnant flow of energy throughout the body. This stagnant flow of energy contributes to the symptoms experienced by the MS patient and to the formation of plaques found in the myelin sheath of the nerves. Acupuncture is also a vitalistic therapy in that it stimulates the body’s own healing power";
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[in "Immune System" (20xx)]
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"stimulation of the vital force: holistic medicine is build upon the principle of the vital force being the driving impetus behind the healing process. This concept is derived from the vitalist tradition of medicine, which traces its roots to Hippocrates as well as Native American, religious and folk medicine traditions. When we are ill, we experience a disruption in our vital force which presents as the signs and symptoms of illness [...] a lower energy state [...] upon restoration of health, the person feels better because a higher level of energy has come back. It is through stimulation of the vital force that the body is learning to respond to those things which we have come to identify as producing disease";
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[in "Rockwood Natural Medicine Clinic Newsletter" (2013)]
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"homeopathic medicines in contrast to drug therapy act to complete this process in concert with the patient's vital force where as drugs will often stop or suppress the healing process as it attempts to move through the different stages";
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"wet sheet pack [...] along with constitutional hydrotherapy, it stimulates the patient’s vital force to promote healing";
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"constitutional hydrotherapy [...] I have not only incorporated nature cure into my practice, but often will begin my therapeutic regime with it [...] this is simply because it works well, stimulates the patient's vital force, restores homeostasis, and will often decrease the necessity of other therapies";
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"constitutional hydrotherapy [...] I have not only incorporated nature cure into my practice, but often will begin my therapeutic regime with it [...] this is simply because it works well, stimulates the patient's vital force, restores homeostasis, and will often decrease the necessity of other therapies";
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"at Rockwood, we do constitutional hydrotherapy treatments which increase circulation, aid detoxification, and enhance the body's vital force, or ability to adapt to stress [...] in acupuncture theory, meridians of energy flow throughout the body and a disruption causes an imbalance, which the acupuncture needles correct when placed properly";
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"In the wholistic view, an elevated body temperature is the organism's way of correcting an imbalance between its own 'vital force' and the external environment. Viruses and bacteria prevalent in the air, soil and water around us cause infections when a persons 'vital force' is no longer able to oppose it [...] only through supporting the body and its natural ally, fever, will it be able to overcome the disease or toxic process and simultaneously strengthen the vital force. In the long run it will make for less illness and a longer, healthier life";
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"what is functional medicine and how might functional medical practitioners potentially be working toward a more vitalistic approach? [...] health as a positive vitality [...] functional medicine includes some of the important concepts of the vitalist approach, including recognition of biochemical individuality, a homeostatically-based systems approach, and appreciation of the crucial interplay of the mind, body and spirit [...] health as not merely the absence of disease, but as a ― positive vitality. Vitalism, also takes this view, although it is more broadly defined within naturopathic practice [...] where do functional medicine and naturopathic medicine meet at the crossroads of reductionist and vitalist medical approaches? [...] to the roles that vitalism and reductionism [...] a more vitalistic approach [...] naturopathic medicine, while clearly having roots in both the vitalist and reductionist traditions [...] the presentations mentioned above didn’t account for the premise of vitalistic medicine [...] the vitalist approach, by contrast [...] in the vitalist view [...] in the vitalistic view, some people get ill while others do not [...] vitalism is a philosophy that posits that the totality of an individual organism cannot be explained solely by the interplay of biochemistry, but that there is an additional spark, an expression of energy that is essential to life. Furthermore, vitalism posits that the organism itself plays a role in disease";
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"naturopathic medicine encompasses a wide variety of therapeutic modalities [...] these modalities are brought together in a simple philosophical framework [...#6] the healing power of nature [...] the same vital force that animates us and keeps us healthy can also restore health. The vital force of other living things, such as herbs and foods, can support our life force to restore health";
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Coombs, C. (ND BINM), Gurm, S. (ND CCNM 2005), Kassam, S. (ND BINM) state:
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"homeopathic remedies consist of one or more dilute microdoses of a plant, mineral or animal substance designed to stimulate the body’s own ability to heal itself";
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"acupuncture points are stimulated via insertion of fine needles using an essentially painless technique. By doing so, one can carefully manipulate the bio-energy (also known as 'qi') to flow more freely and thereby restore harmony and balance in the body on an energetic and physiological level";
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"cosmetic acupuncture can also increase your own natural energy, or 'chi' force, providing you with a complete sense of relaxation and rejuvenation";
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"Kim [...] in her classes she uses yoga flow and dance to help open the chakras, similar to the way acupuncture is used to help the flow of qi in the body";
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"the naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body [...] homeopathy: this powerful system of medicine is more than 200 years old and is widely accepted in many countries. Homeopathic remedies 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 [...] Asian medicine and 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 balances";
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"naturopathic medicine (sometimes called 'naturopathy') is a distinct form of primary healthcare addressing both acute and chronic conditions while emphasizing disease prevention by using natural therapies to harness the intrinsic, self-healing processes of the body and mind [...] tenets [...#2] the healing power of nature - vis medicatrix naturae [...] oath [...] according to my best ability and judgment, I will use methods of treatment which follow the principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] to act in cooperation with the healing power of nature";
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"the main tenets of naturopathic medicine are explained within the six facets of our philosophy [...] 2. vis medicatrix naturae, healing power of nature: in humans, animals and all nature, there is a stimulating force for healing intrinsic to us all [...] the therapeutic order [...] second level: stimulate the vital force";
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"the practice of naturopathic medicine is based on the understanding of the body’s ability to heal itself [...] naturopathic medicine adheres to the following six principles: 1. let nature heal: the body has an innate wisdom and desire to heal itself [...] healing is able to take place";
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“the principles of naturopathic medicine […] the healing power of nature. Naturopathic medicine acknowledges and respects the innate intelligence of the human body. Naturopathic physicians see symptoms as the expression of the individual's own vital force working to return the individual to optimal health";
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"naturopathic doctors are guided by six principles [...#2] the healing power of nature: our bodies know how to heal themselves if only guided in the right direction [...] the goal of naturopathic medicine is to identify and uncover the underlying cause of disease to harness the body's innate healing power";
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"2) stimulate the healing power of nature: the self-healing processes of the mind and body [...] 3) address weakened or damaged systems or organs [...including] harmonize with one's life force";
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"in Chinese medicine all disease stems from an imbalance in the body's qi or life force and naturopaths employ acupuncture and Chinese herbs to correct the imbalance";
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"at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, I received a master’s of science in Oriental medicine, MSOM: acupuncture, qi gong, diet and herbal Medicine and completed naturopathic doctoral studies, ND, which emphasized vitalistic, eclectic and naturopathic traditions – western medicine pathology, diagnosis, and pharmacy, hydrotherapy, nutrition, homeopathy, western botanical medicine. I am nationally board certified (NPLEX) in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture (NAACOM)";
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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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"when stress or trauma exceeds the organism's ability to normalize the vital force, [aka] internal defense mechanism, is unable to neutralize the stress";
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"acupuncture and treatments such as cupping, moxibustion, qi gong and herbal medicine seek to restore the natural flow of qi and promote the body's ability to heal itself. This philosophy of medicine is partly based on the idea that energy, called qi ('chee' or 'prana'), flows along pathways – meridians – in the body which forms a micro-cosmic orbit with the greater macro-cosmic orbit of the earth and heavenly bodies. If the flow of qi along these meridians is blocked or unbalanced, illness can occur. Causes of qi imbalance involve external forces - such as wind, cold, or heat; internal forces -such as emotions of joy, anger, or fear; lifestyle factors - such as poor diet, too little sleep, or too much alcohol [...] practitioners claim the radiant heat and herbal effect produced by moxibustion penetrates deeply into the body, warming and restoring the balance and flow of vital life force - qi [...] external qi gong is practiced by a qi gong master who uses his or her hands with the aim to project qi to others for the purpose of healing [...] medical qi gong involves working directly and subtly with a person's qi in ways that are safe and non-invasive";
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"hydrotherapeutic treatments include hot and cold applications of water with packs and or compresses. This treatment modality calls forth the vital force of an individual and works to increase vitality and immunity [...] acupuncture. As a modality of Oriental medicines, needles are inserted at specific points along lines in the body (meridians). The body reacts or awakens to stimulation and begins to reharmonize itself with the cosmos. This can serve to stimulate the vital force, or chi; it has long been used to alleviate symptoms from pain to allergies to addictions";
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