Saturday, August 9, 2014

Naturopathy's Science / Scientific Claim:

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I.01.a3. - Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine:
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BINM states:
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[in "Dr. Joseph E. Pizzorno N.D." (2014)]
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"Dr. Joseph Pizzorno is one of the world’s leading authorities on science-based natural medicine, a term he coined in 1978";
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[in "Naturopathic Doctor Program" (2013)]
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"health-sciences and professional development courses are taught by instructors with terminal degrees in their subject area. Naturopathic therapeutic modalities, diagnosis and assessment and clinical science courses are taught by naturopathic physicians or other fully-qualified health-care professionals [...] we emphasize integration throughout the curriculum, impressing a holistic world view, embedding the philosophy of naturopathic medicine throughout the educational experience and reinforcing the application of basic medical sciences to clinical realities [...] basic sciences are offered simultaneously as an integrative course, which is unique to the Boucher Institute. The biomedicine course is taught six to nine hours per week over the first two years and encompasses physiology; biochemistry; pathology; histology; embryology; pharmacology and laboratory diagnosis [...] as a synthesis of several fields of study, this series of courses promotes an integrative and clinically relevant view of the basic medical sciences [...] the blended basic sciences course is presented following a systems approach, which is complimented and reinforced by the surrounding curriculum";
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[in "Sponsor Package" (2012)]
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"founded on the time honored belief in vis medicatrix naturae - 'the healing power of nature' - naturopathic medicine is a scientifically grounded, coordinated approach to healthcare";
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[in "Category I - Biomedical Sciences" (2012)]
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"the biomedicine courses within the biomedical sciences program integrate physiology (including histology and embryology), biochemistry, pathology, pharmacology and laboratory diagnosis in their content. They are taught over the first two years of study.   Biomedicine provides a common framework for describing the structure and functioning of the human body. The rigor of science has, through inquiry based on the scientific method, produced a valuable representation of occurrences in the body. While this science is reductionist, under revision, always disputable and incomplete, it allows detailed insight into processes and relationships that are otherwise invisible to the unaided eye. It thus reframes and provides a descriptive quality to our mental imaging of how the body works. As a synthesis of several fields of study, the biomedicine courses set out to promote an integrative and holistic view of the basic medical sciences [...] the biochemistry component forms the basic language and mechanism of the sciences of physiology, pathology, pharmacology, nutrition and laboratory diagnosis, and addresses the application of biochemistry to naturopathic knowledge and practice [...] the pathology component affords a scientific study of disease [...] naturopathic medicine for cancer prevention, therapy, complications and emergencies are given, with a focus on translating science into clinical practice";
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2012)]
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"in addition to conventional training in health sciences and diagnostics, naturopathic doctors employ a range of natural therapies and non-invasive techniques to ensure a holistic, integrated approach to health and healing";
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[in "2007-2008 Academic Calendar" (2007)]
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"['scien' occurs 48 times in this document] BINM's mission statement: to provide an outstanding and distinctive education in the art and science of naturopathic medicine [...] to be faithful to the principles of naturopathic medicine and to recognize and validate the contributions of the sciences [p.004...] history and philosophy of naturopathic medicine [...] this course is included in Naturopathic Clinical Arts and Sciences I [...] the unique philosophy of naturopathic medicine is introduced and traced from its historical origins through modern science-based theory and practice [p.017]";
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[2006-2007](archived here,
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[in "The Only Naturopathic Medical School in Western Canada Opens New Campus"(2006)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a science-based alternative medicine approach to healthcare that combines state-of-the-art scientific research with evidence-based traditional healing systems […] all licensed naturopathic physicians have over 20 years of formal education: three or more years of university, including basic sciences, prior to the successful completion of an intensive four-year full-time approved ND training program and licensing board exams";
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[in "Category IV - Clinical Science"]
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"naturopathic clinical arts and sciences NCAS I-VI";
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