Thursday, August 03, 2006

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La, K. (ND Bastyr) states:
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[for a bio. page, click here, http://www.drkarenla.com/bio]
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[in "About Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"the principles of naturopathic medicine: [#1] first do no harm, primum 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 complementary to and synergistic with this healing process.  The physician’s actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vis mediatrix [sp., medicatrix] naturae – the healing power of nature [...#2] the healing power of nature, vis 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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LaForge, J. (ND BINM) states:
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[for a bio., click here, http://drjonaslaforge.com/about.html]
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[in 'homepage']
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"a naturopathic doctor is a primary care practitioner that seeks to restore and maintain optimum health in their patients by emphasizing nature’s inherent self-healing process";
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Lai, G. (ND SCNM), Sinclair, S. (ND SCNM) state:
[in "Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine"]
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"early written accounts of TCM date back to 180 B.C. in China and are based on the belief that health is determined by balancing the flow of the vital life energy (called qi or chi) that circulates through all living organisms. According to acupuncture theory, qi circulates in the body along 12 major energy pathways, or meridians, which are associated with specific internal organs and organ systems. When special needles are inserted into certain points along these meridians, they help correct, balance and re-establish the proper flow of qi. Clinical research continues to demonstrate acupuncture's effectiveness for alleviating pain, increasing immune function and improving a wide variety of conditions by balancing the flow of vital life energy throughout the body";
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Lam, P. (ND UBCNM) states:
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[in "About Naturopathy"]
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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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[in "What Is Naturopathic Medicine?"]
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"naturopathic medicine is heir to the vitalistic tradition of medicine in the Western world, emphasizing the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing capacity of the person. Methods of treatments are chosen to work with the patient's vital force, respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process";
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Lambert, A. (ND NCNM 2003) states:
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[in "Acupuncture"]
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"modern acupuncture uses disposable stainless steel needles, gently inserted at specific points, to regulate the qi (energy) of the body. A person’s qi can become imbalanced in many ways [...] with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of blood and qi [...] practitioners may use acupuncture needles made of various materials in combination with moxa, depending on the direction of qi flow they wish to stimulate";
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Lane, K. (NMD SCNM) states:
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[for a bio. page, click here, http://www.aznaturalmedicine.com/lane.html]
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[in "Natural Therapies"]
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"acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine has been in existence for over 5,000 years. This ancient System of medicine uses sterilized fine needles, which are inserted through the skin to stimulate the body's healing process [...] homeopathic medicine. Homeopathy cures in accordance with natural laws of healing [...] homeopathy is a medical system more than 200 years old, which uses highly diluted substances that act to enhance the body's innate healing response [...] homeopathic medicines know as homeopathic remedies, treat a gamete[sp.] of health concerns, including emotional disturbances such as anxiety and depression. It does this my addressing the source of illness not just the symptoms. Homeopathic medicine treats the vital force (known as qi in Chinese medicine), which is the element that distinguishes a living creature from one the not. Homeopathic remedies assist the vital force in returning to a balance state and restoring health physically and emotionally [...] thought field therapy. Thought field therapy (TFT) is a treatment techniques developed over the past 18 years by clinical psychologist, Dr. Roger Callahan using principles of Chinese medicine and energetic (meridians or energy channels located throughout the entire body) for psychological problems [...] from a wholistic perspective, an allergy can be defined in terms of what a substance does to the energy flow in the body [...] the techniques used by Dr. Lane to de-sensitize allergies is based on Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques or NAET [VFS 'energy balancing'] for short. It was discovered by Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad, a chiropractor, kinesiologist, and acupuncturist and has become widely accepted as an alternative and effective treatment of allegories by the medical community, including MDs, DOs, Naturopathic Doctors, and Nurse Practitioners";
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[in "Natural Therapies"]
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"homeopathic medicine treats the vital force (known as qi in Chinese medicine), which is the element that distinguishes a living creature from one the not. Homeopathic remedies assist the vital force in returning to a balance state and restoring health physically and emotionally";
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[in "Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal"]
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"following the first treatment; it is typical to observe an increased glow to the complexion caused by the increased qi and blood flow to the face";
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[in "Ancient Chinese Secret, Huh?"]
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"acupuncture is intended to create balance in the body so an illness has no place to reside. This is achieved by balancing qi [...] qi moves through meridians [...] there are thousands of acupuncture points along the meridians, which can be stimulated to enhance and balance the flow of qi to restore health [...] in addition, six radial pulses are felt, three on each wrist, which give information about the qi flowing through the different meridians";
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Langdon, R.I. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in “About Naturopathy”]
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"what is the therapeutic order? The therapeutic order is the basic approach that naturopathic physicians use to guide their patients to wellness [...3] tonify weakened systems [...] harmonize life forces";
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[in "Treatment Options"]
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"traditional Chinese medicine is based on balancing body functions or the flow of chi (energy) through meridian pathways. It includes the use of acupuncture as well as Chinese herbal formulas and dietary changes to eliminate and prevent disease";
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Lange, A. (ND Bastyr 1984) states:
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[according to his bio.: "Andrew Lange N.D. served as Chair of the Department of Homeopathic Medicine and Supervising Clinical Physician at Bastyr University in Seattle. He has taught internationally, serving on the faculty of the College of Homeopathy in London"]
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[in "What is Spirit?: Messages from the Heart" (2000)]
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"spirit is the creative life force that animates and directs our physical body.  We are all innately spiritual.  There is really no need to seek it.  The inherent nature of our lives allows its expression if we do not impede it [...] spirit is manifested through our creativity.  It can be generated from our light and our darkness. The force of Spirit is universal, yet directed by our own personal expression.  Each vessel determines its use";
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(ISBN 1561706752 978-1561706754)
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[in "Homeopathy" (2005)]
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"vitalism. Disease, in the homeopathic model, is thought to arise from inherent or developed weaknesses in the patient's defense mechanisms [...] this viewpoint is considered 'vitalistic' [...] the vitalistic and holistic perspective of the homeopathic approach [...] homeopathy holds that the disease first affects the vital force [...] vitalists stress the teleological behavior of organisms, i.e., the goal directedness and design in biological phenomena. Disease is therefore regarded as a positive expression of the organism's self-regulatory process [...] it is the natural wisdom of the body, the vis medicatrix naturae, or, using current scientific terminology, the tendency of the body to maintain homeostasis. Medical intervention often acts in conflict with these vital intra- and extra- cellular regulatory functions";
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[in "Getting at the Root: Treating the Deepest Source of Disease" (2002)]
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"Lange proposes [...] more vital, archetypical [?] medicines such as homeopathy, osteopathy, and alchemy [back cover...] this book [...] engages a vitalistic philosophy, in which our study of the body views consciousness as the central influence on physiology [p.001...] vitalistic medicine [...] a vitalistic approach [...is] cultural, environmental, and spiritual [...] vitalism recognizes a capacity for the organism to self-regulate, to maintain or reestablish homeostasis [...] vitalism represents a philosophy of a life force [...] vitalistic medicine is therefore a method that draws upon the body's innate ability to heal itself [p.004...] historically, vitalism has been an attempt to engage the life force or soul in the treatment of disease [...while admittedly] the recognition of the spiritual as an influence on mankind has been untenable in a scientific model [p.005...] homeopathy is utilized in this book as a primary model of vitalistic medicine [p.007...] the vitalistic perspective of the homeopathic approach [p.043...] the essence of homeopathic diagnosis from its vitalistic perspective [etc. p.048...] the concept of the vital force in medicine as a self-regulating mechanism is represented in many ways by the functions of our immune system [p.102...] vitalism is the recognition of the life force as the organizing substratum of material form [...per] purpose and direction [p.115...] the ideas of a life force or spirit. The spiritual or metaphysical [...] the idea of a vitalistic science is an attempt to direct scientific inquiry and discovery toward fulfillment of god's creation rather than against it [...] vitalism was dismissed as a science [!!! p.116...] vis medicatrix naturae: the healing power of nature [p.117...] the life force [...] the archeus or life force of Paracelsus [...] the concept of anima [...per] Stahl [...] as the basis for vitalistic theory in the eighteenth century [p.123...] in the late eighteenth and nineteenth century, the leading representatives of vitalistic medicine were Hahnemann and Anton Mesmer [p.124...] it was assumed that the triumph of chemical and mechanistic demonstrations of nerve impulses in physiology eradicated the remaining postulations of vitalism [p.126...] vitalism [...] may come from out wills or imaginations [...] a participatory science [!...and] arises not out of superstition or holding onto some dogma of an obsolete science [!p.131]";
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(ISBN 1556433956)
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[in "The Textbook of Natural Medicine: Chapter 39, Homeopathy" (2nd ed., vol. 1; 1999)]
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Lantz, T. (ND BINM) states:
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[for a bio. click here, http://www.drtaralantz.ca/drlantz/]
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[in "About Naturopathic Medicine" (2016)]
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"Dr Lantz incorporates the guiding principles of naturopathic medicine when determining the treatment plan for each patient [...#5] the healing power of nature: our bodies have an innate ability to heal.  Naturopathic medical care seeks to support the healing ability of the body, to correct dysfunction and remove obstacles to your ability heal";
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Large, E. (ND SCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2010)]
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"the 5 principles of naturopathic philosophy. Naturopathic medicine practice follows the 5 principles of naturopathic philosophy [...#1] the healing power of nature: vis 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. Natural medicines and therapies, when used properly and in appropriate circumstances, support the organism and encourage the intrinsic healing process [...#2] first do no harm: primum no nocere. 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";
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Larrow, A.M. (ND SCNM) states:
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[for a bio., click here, http://www.dronthego.com/doctor]
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[in "First and Foremost Love Yourself!"]
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"getting your hormones back in balance alone is not always going to bring the joy back to your life. Sometimes making choices that will bring joy into your life will help to support a healthy body and aid in the balancing of hormones. The vis, the vital force of the body, needs to be supported internally more than it does externally. By that I mean the inner voice in your mind is just as important if not more important than the external voices that you hear";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine Principles and Therapeutic Order"]
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"I want to share the six principles with you again along with the therapeutic order [...#2] vis medicatrix naturae: to act in cooperation with the healing power of nature [...] the therapeutic order is how naturopathic doctors treat each patient [...] tonify systems: support specifically the effected systems and facilitate normalization of their function [...including] harmonize life forces [...]
 being cautious not to undermine the vis";
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Lavallee, M. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "What Treatments Are Commonly Provided By Naturopathic Doctors?"]
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"acupuncture and oriental medicine: based on balancing the flow of chi (energy) through meridian pathways, Oriental medicine includes the use of acupuncture and Oriental herbs";
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Lawler, J. (ND Bastyr) states:
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[in “Homeopathy”]
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“with a homeopathic remedy, the dose is so minuscule that the aggravation it causes merely stimulates the vital force to begin a cure. There are no side-effects to clear”;
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Lawrence, D. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Revive's Health Philosophy" (2015)]
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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 [...] when our emunctories become overwhelmed, our toxic burden becomes too great.  This weakens our vital force and results in symptoms and illness [...] the healing philosophy of the doctors at Revive involves utilizing gentle, yet powerful, diet, lifestyle and natural therapies that optimize the body's physiology, biochemistry and emunctory function.  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.  Suggested therapies are always guided by the six principles of naturopathic medicine [...#1] the healing power of nature";
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[in "About Naturopathic Medicine" (2015)]
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"the six principles of healing that form the foundation of naturopathy [...] 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 "Treatments Used at Revive" (2014)]
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"homeopathy: a system of medicine used worldwide for over 200 years designed to trigger the body's innate healing capacity [...] reiki allows healing energy to travel where it is needed most";
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[in "Frequently Asked Questions" (2014)]
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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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[in "Dr. Derek Lawrence, N.D." (2014)]
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"my therapies are shaped by the six naturopathic principles and serve to stimulate the body’s curative forces";
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[in "Revive Your Health" (2014)]
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"your body is your wisest healer [...] the body’s innate capacity to self-heal";
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[in "Biotherapeutic Drainage" (2014)]
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"the healing capacity of your body";
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Lawton, S. (ND NCNM) states:
[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"the foundation of naturopathic medicine is the vitalistic philosophy of the 'healing power of nature.' This means that within every human organism there is a healing energy";
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Layton, J. (ND NCNM) states:
[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"first do no harm [...] respect the inherent life force in diagnosis and treatment";
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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"principles of naturopathic medicine: [#1] first do no harm [...part 3] respect the inherent life force in diagnosis and treatment";
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Lee, C.K. (NMD SCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability [...] naturopathic physicians base their practice on six timeless principles [...#1] let nature heal (vis medicatrix naturae): our bodies have a powerful, innate instinct for self-healing. By finding and removing the barriers to this self-healing such as poor diet or unhealthy habits naturopathic physicians can nurture this process";
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Lee, D. (ND Bastyr 2009) states:
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[in "Welcome to Naturopathic Medicine"] 
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"the following principles are the foundation upon which Naturopathic Medical practice is built: [#1] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent ordered and intelligent self-healing process in the person. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacle 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 [...] natural therapies used in treatment [...] homeopathic medicine. This powerful system of medicine is more than 200 years old, and is widely accepted in other countries. Homeopathic medicines, when properly prescribed, effect the body’s 'vital force' and strengthen its innate ability to heal";
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[in "Natural Therapies at Seattle Naturopathic Center"]
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"naturopathic medicine [...] focuses the treatment of disease through stimulation, enhancement, and support of the body’s healing power. Methods of treatments are chosen to work with the patient’s vital force, respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process";
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[in "Acupuncture at Seattle Naturopathic Center"]
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"acupuncture points are places where vital energy, or qi, can be accessed by acupuncturists to reduce or enhance, or redirect its flow. These acupuncture points exist on meridians, which are the body’s specific pathways for the flow of energy. In most cases, these energy pathways relate to individual organs or organ system, designated as Lung, Small Intestinal, Heart, and others. There are 12 principal meridians and eight secondary channels. Acupuncture is employed for a wide variety of conditions, including pain relief, asthma, migraines, and arthritis";
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Lee, J. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Philosophy of BioEnergetic Intolerance Elimination (BIE)"]
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"vital energy and health: naturopathic philosophy focuses on utilizing the vis medicatrix naturae (the healing power of nature) [...] the vitality of the cells within the body. In traditional Chinese medicine vitality is seen as qi (pronounced chi), in auruvedic [sp., ayurvedic] medicine it is called prana and from a quantium [sp., quantum] mechanical model it is called vibrational frequency or bioenergy. When the body’s vibrational frequency is functioning at a high level the body itself functions free of disease [...] vibrational frequency can be measured scientifically and is also the basis for medical diagnostic techniques as seen with MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanning [...] bioenergy (vital life force energy) fills every cell within the human body. Energy controls all metabolic process, including biochemical and physiological reactions that occur within the cells [...] electromagnetism is fundamentally responsible for all life, and everything in the physical universe. It is also the force or energy – that gives rise to all matter and the function of that matter";
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[in "Sensitivity Testing using Biofeedback Analysis"]
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"muscle testing for sensitivities: biofeedback analysis (BA) muscle testing is based on the vibrational frequency that is emitted from all substances.  The Chinese call this energy qi or chi and work similar to how a magnet produces a magnetic field. Chi creates a field that holds all body cells in alignment. This is the basis of acupuncture which has a series of points that line up along meridians or energy pathways. Chinese medicine focuses on balancing the chi thereby moving the body towards health [...] BA muscle testing is extremely accurate as it measures exactly how the body reacts to specific substances. This is due to the frequency affecting the body’s energy field";
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[in "Musculoskeletal Support"]
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"acupuncture works on the principle of moving qi and blood using needles, they stimulate areas that are particularly congested. Acupuncture is very effective at treating pain and restoring muscle function";
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[in "Traditional Chinese Medicine"]
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"Chinese medicine is based on the principle of balance. It emphasizes the importance of creating and maintaining balanced energy or qi (pronounced 'chee'), which flows in channels throughout the body. Energy moves along pathways within our bodies called meridians. At various points these pathways come to the surface of the skin forming an acupuncture point. Stimulation of these acupuncture points helps our organs, cells and tissues by allowing energy to flow more evenly. Although known primarily for pain relief, acupuncture has an almost unlimited array of uses from digestive disorders to mental calming and infertility. Yin and yang: the ancient Chinese proposed that every living thing is sustained by a balance of two opposing forces of energy, called yin and yang. Together these two opposing energies make up the life essence, also known as qi. Yin is the nourishing aspect of the body, which acts like wood. Yang is the burning aspect of the body which gives off energy. Half of certain organs and meridians are governed by yin and the other half by yang. When yin and yang are out of balance in the body, this causes a blockage of qi and a subsequent illness. Yin and yang imbalances can be caused by stress, pollution, toxicity, poor diet, emotional upsets or infection. For diagnostic purposes, yin and yang are further subdivided into interior and exterior, hot and cold, deficiency and excess conditions";
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[in "Acupuncture"]
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"the art of bridging the qi [...] traditional Chinese medicine or TCM, states that a person's health is determined by a balanced flow of energy circulating through the body. Acupuncture and herbal medicines are means of promoting and maintaining energy within the body and thereby ensuring optimum health. Acupuncture, a form of TCM, focuses on balancing the body’s energy, which is called qi (pronounced chee). The qi from a quantum mechanical perspective is known as 'vibrational frequency.' Qi naturally flows through the body along channels called meridians.  A disruption to the flow of energy results in disharmony and can lead to acute or chronic health conditions. Through insertion of fine needles into the skin an acupuncture practitioner can re-direct the movement of energy and stimulate or sedate the energy to balance the meridian [...] let’s pretend that the water is the qi (or energy) [...] the acupuncture needle can be used to bring the body back into balance and restore healthy body function. The acupuncture needle can be used to sedate the energy channel (to turn down the water release) thereby regulating the flow of water / qi. The acupuncture needle can be used to stimulate the energy channel (to turn up the water release) thereby regulating the flow of water / qi. The acupuncture needle can be used to unblock the energy channel (to remove the pressure on the hose supplying the water) thereby regulating the flow of water / qi";
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[in "Frequently Asked Questions"]
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"homeopathy is an energetic healing method that stimulates the body's vital force to improve health – it is only one aspect of naturopathic medicine";
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[in "Treatment Approach" (2016)]
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"within this model, Melissa follows the naturopathic medical philosophy [...] to support the healing power of the body";
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Lee, M.J. (ND Bastyr 2004) states:
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[in "Therapies We Offer"]
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"acupuncture is a safe, effective and painless form of traditional Eastern Medicine. Hair-thin needles are applied on the body where the innate flow of qi comes closer to the surface. Acupuncture balances the qi flow or unblocks a stagnation of qi, which caused dysfunction or pain in the body and mind [...] homeopathy is more than 200 years old and is widely accepted in many European countries and India. In the law of Similar, 'like cures like,' and vital force in beings, homeopathic medicinals work as they balance a dis-equilibrium or disturbance of the body's vital force in a disease state and stimulate body’s innate ability to heal itself";
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Lee, S.M. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Professionals"]
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"acupuncture [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] the perspective from which an acupuncturist views health and sickness hinges on concepts of 'vital energy,' 'energetic balance' and 'energetic imbalance' [...] the acupuncturist assesses the flow and distribution of this 'vital energy within its pathways, known as 'meridians and channels' [...] the aim remains the same - adjust the 'vital energy' so the proper amount reaches the proper place at the proper time. This helps your body heal itself";
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Lee, T.S. (NMD Bastyr 1986) states:
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["Physician of the Year Award from the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association 1994 [...] President of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association in 1995 [...AZNMA] board of directors from 1989 to 2000 [...] certified since 1996 as a specialist in Family Medicine by the American Board of Naturopathic Medical Specialists", http://www.naturodoc.com/cardinal/about/TSL_bio.htm]
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[in "NaturoDoc"]
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"naturopathy is a traditional medical art that works with the vital force, using nature's laws and forces to achieve the adaptive balance we call health";
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[in "Principles of Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"the following principles make naturopathic medicine different from all other medical approaches […] naturopathic medicine represents the 'vitalistic' tradition of medicine in our Western world. That is, it treats disease through the stimulation, increase, and support of the person's inherent healing capacity. These treatments are chosen to work with the patient's vital force, respecting the natural healing processes of nature […] 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.] naturae -- the healing power of nature [...] the healing power of nature: vis mediatrix[sp.] 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";
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[in "Homeopathy: Modern Medicine From The Past"]
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"homeopathy. Modern medicine from the past [...] presently, the only medical schools that teach this discipline to their students are the naturopathic colleges [...] these 'energy medicines' work directly on the patient's 'vital force' to activate a correcting, or balancing process. Times are different now, we would hope, but modern vital forces still need help, and homeopathy is appreciated as one way to provide that support [...] homeopathy treats the vital force";
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[in "What Is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2012-09)]
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"what is naturopathic medicine? [...] the philosophy of naturopathic medicine. Living things have an innate ability to heal themselves. Our vital force promotes self-cleansing, self-repair, and therefore self-healing [...] homeopathy is a holistic form of treatment that has been integrated into naturopathic medicine [...and] stimulates the patient's vital force to help resolve the disease [...] according to TCM, acupuncture works due to its effect on the essential substance that makes up the human body and enables it to sustain life activities and functions [...] chi or qi";
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[in "What Is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2001-01)]
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"naturopathic medicine [...] represents the vitalistic tradition of medicine in our Western world. It treats disease through the stimulation, increase, and support of the person's inherent healing capacity. These treatments are chosen to work with the patient's vital force, respecting the natural healing process of nature [...] the following principles make naturopathic medicine different from other medical approaches: [#1] first do no harm, primum no nocere: illness is a purposeful process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complimentary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician's actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vis medicatrix naturae [...#2] the healing power of nature: vital force [...] 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 "Breast Cancer Treatment"]
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“homeopathy: individual prescriptions are used to build the vital force and stimulate the body's immune response”;
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[in “What's With my Hair Falling Out!?”]
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“hair loss is often the consequence of radiation treatments. Hair regrowth after this type of trauma is possible, however, depending on the state of the hair follicles and the person's overall capacity to return to health. Naturopathic doctors call this their 'vital force'”;
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[in “Provisioning the Campaign Against Cancer”]
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“to prevail, your campaign must include diplomacy and a wise strategy to overcome the inner conflicts and frictions that are so draining of your vital force. To heal from an advanced cancer, you need to make peace with the belligerents and rejoin the energies from all the aspects of your life force”;
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[in "Protocol for Bee Venom Therapy"]
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"[...] or any situation where the vital force of the patient would obviously not be strengthened by localized trauma";
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[in "Homeopathic Travelers Kit"]
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"the 'simillimum' (the ideal remedy for an individual's vital force) can only be found by accurately recording the individual symptoms of the patient, and then consulting repertories, materia medicae, or differential lists.  As in all serious health conditions, a physician trained in homeopathy should be consulted";
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[in "The Salt Pipe Salt-air Inhaler for Respiratory Health"]
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"now you can experience the benefits of salt air easily and simply in the comfort of your own home with the Salt Pipe -- the convenient way to benefit from salt air and put energy, life force, and consciousness directly into your respiratory system";
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[in "Natural Elimination of Allergy Treatment (NEAT)"]
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"the natural elimination of allergy treatment (NEAT) is one of the world's most useful applications of energy medicine.  The body has an energy system that affects all of its other systems.  This physical energy can be measured with electronic devices, and it obeys some of the physical laws of electricity.  Many therapies and procedures work on that energy system. This protocol uses principles from acupuncture and homeopathy along with computer technology to measure and influence the human energy system.  The Computron computer with its software, Acupro II [...] an electrodermal screening system [...] measures conductance of the skin at acupuncture points.  The skin is not punctured, only touched by a blunt probe.  Since we know what specific acupuncture points can do, their electrical energy can tell us about internal functions of that energy [...] a computer can handle electrical energy as a digital signal which is unique for every substance.  Since we have a way to contain these energies, we can test the responses of the patient and then create specific 'medicines' for that individual based on those findings.  Energy exists in a field, not just inside a container [...] holding an energy field will interact with the vital energy in the hand.  The brain will 'see' or 'feel' materials this way.  Our immune systems need for this ability to be working well, or they would not be able to target foreign substances from which to protect us [...] a sensitivity is an exaggerated body energy response to a specific stimulus [...] the patient then holds the vial of allergic substance energies for 15 minutes, to set the new energy state [...] these are energy patterns, not actual physical allergens";
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Lefebvre, G.L. (ND CCNM), Vlahopoulos, C. (ND CCNM) states:
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"homeopathy is one of the many different modalities a naturopathic doctor will use. This is a powerful energetic form of medicine that stimulates the body's vital force in order to facilitate health";
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Lemke, A. (ND Bastyr 2009) states:
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[in "The History and Philosophy of the Medicine We Practice"]
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"naturopathic philosophy. The six core principles of Naturopathic medicine are as follows [...#2] recognize, respect and promote the self-healing power of nature inherent in each individual human being. (Vis medicatrix naturae, a form of vitalism)";
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[in "Homeopathy and Craniosacral Therapy for Babies and Kids"]
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"gentle energy medicines for kids [...] respecting the ‘vital force’ and ‘healing power of nature’ [...] homeopathy is using highly dilute ‘energized’ substances from plant, mineral and tissue origin [...] craniosacral therapy [...] flower essences [...] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent ordered and intelligent self-healing process in the person. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacle to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process";
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[in "What is Integrative Medicine"]
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"principles of holistic medicine [...] recognize, respect and promote the self-healing power of nature inherent in each individual human being  (vis medicatrix naturae, a form of vitalism) [...] all of these therapies recognize that there are subtle energies, and rhythms, that operate in systems that conventional medicine does not recognize. Requires the practitioner to be very sensitively attuned to these subtle energies: acupuncture, cranio-sacral therapy, visceral manipulation, reiki, therapeutic touch";
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[in "Homeopathy FAQ" (2013)]
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"serves to suppress the body’s natural healing ability [...] this remedy, when chosen correctly, appears to stimulate the body’s innate ability to heal [...] although homeopathy’s fundamental mechanism of action has not been fully elucidated, what has been repeatedly observed is the ability of homeopathy to systemically stimulate the body’s ability to heal and rebalance itself [...] homeopathy relies on the body’s own healing process [...] when homeopathy was first developed, it was assumed to work under the popular contemporary theory of vitalism, which attributes a sort of essential, fundamental, and unique energy signature to every plant, animal, mineral, etc.";
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Lester, B. (ND NCNM) states:
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 [in "PHC - Babbie Lester - Naturopathic Physician, Licensed Acupuncturist"]
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"[host] she is a naturopathic physician and a licensed acupuncturist [...ND] the principles of naturopathic medicine are that the body knows how to heal itself, that nature is the best medicine [...] nature has a beautiful healing power once we tap into it [...to] restore the natural flow of the body [...host] you are putting these small, small needles and what it can do to balance your body [...ND] absolutely [...] the whole philosophy of acupuncture is that there are 14 channels, the meridians, that flow through the body and [...] that energy can become stuck or blocked.  And so by putting acupuncture needles in certain points of the body, you restore that flow of energy and clear the blockage";
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LeVine, S. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Welcome to Docere"]
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"her goal is to support the patient in achieving a state of optimal health, meeting the patient where they present and integrating therapeutics to strengthen the vital force. Dr. Sam ascribes to the principles of naturopathic medicine, and incorporates them into her individualized patient care";
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Lewis, L. (ND Bastyr) states:
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[in "Welcome to The Lewis Healing Institute" (2014)]
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"Dr. Lisa Lewis believes in the healing power of nature that resides in us all as a major component in healing [...] the principles of naturopathic medicine: [#1] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent ordered and intelligent self-healing process in the person. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacle to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process [...] homeopathic medicines, when properly prescribed, affect the body’s 'vital force' and strengthen its innate ability to heal [...] acknowledge, respect and work with the individual’s self-healing process";
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[in "Services" (2014)]
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"naturopathic physicians focus on promoting health by assisting the body's natural healing processes [...] acupuncture is based on the concept that the physical, spiritual and emotional bodies are connected in function. And a network of energy called qi [...] flows thru all aspects of the body. The goal of acupuncture is to regulate and balance your life force, the body energy or 'qi'";
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[in "Acupuncture" (2014)]
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"acupuncture is based on the concept that the physical, spiritual and emotional bodies are connected in function. And a network of energy called qi [...] flows thru all aspects of the body. The goal of Acupuncture is to regulate and balance your life force, the body energy or ‘qi’. Qi flows through your body in channels called 'meridians'. Acupuncture uses very thin stainless steel needles to stimulate specific points along those meridians [...] acupuncture is relatively painless, however with correct stimulation you may feel the movement of qi. The qi sensations vary widely and may be described as heaviness, distention, tingling or electric. You may feel these sensations only at the location of the needle or traveling up or down the meridian. These sensations are a 'good' sign that your qi is adjusting towards balance";
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[in "About Dr. Lewis" (2014)]
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"she believes in the healing power of nature that resides in you as a major component in your healing";
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"awaken the healing power you already possess";
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