Tuesday, July 15, 2014

AANP ND Practitioners North America (Q-R):

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Qaqundah, M. (ND NCNM) states:
[in "Michelle Qaqundah, N.D. -- Director of Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"naturopathic medicine is a distinctively natural approach to health and healing that recognizes the integrity of the whole person. Methods of treatment are chosen to work with the patient's vital force, respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process. Dr. Michelle Qaqundah's education and training has taken her around the world, and now she brings the naturopathic philosophy to CTCA patients";
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Qaun, E. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Electrodermal Testing - Vega Testing"]
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"the Vega Machine is a tool used in bio-energetic-medicine. Its basis is the concept that the first sign of abnormality in the body is an energetic or electrical charge change [...] at acupuncture points [...] all other forms of medicine practices have some concept of a vital force or energy";
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[in "Cancer Support"]
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"key benefits [...] increasing energy and vital force of the individual";
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Rade, B. (ND CCNM) states:
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[for a bio., click here, http://www.bryanradend.com/]
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[in "Therapies"]
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"traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) [...] TCM has an extensive philosophical background that perfectly compliments the naturopathic ideal of recognizing imbalances and bringing them back to equilibrium.  The crux of this thought system is the idea that all living things have an inherent energy within them, known as 'qi' [...] ideally, qi flows in a smooth and steady manner through the body within theoretical pathways called meridians.  Disease is said to occur when the flow of qi becomes disrupted or if the body has too much or too little qi in certain areas.  These abnormalities are righted through the use of Asian herbs or acupuncture";
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[in "Philosophy"]
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"naturopathic philosophical principles [...#] 4. 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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Raffety, S. (ND NCNM 1995) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"we believe that the body has an innate wisdom, and symptoms are a reflection of the vital force's attempt to adapt to stress";
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Raish, P.R. (ND Bastyr 2007) states:
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[in "Natural Therapies Used in Treatment"]
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"homeopathic medicines, when properly prescribed, effect the body's 'vital force' and strengthen its innate ability to heal [...] biotherapeutic drainage is an elegant, gentle, yet deeply-acting therapy that accomplishes profound organ-specific detoxification [...] the elimination of these toxins facilitates the body’s ability to increase its vital force and heal itself from chronic degenerative disease";
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[in "FAQs"]
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"naturopathic medicine encourages the self-healing process [...] what are the principles of naturopathic medicine? [#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic medicine recognizes the body’s inherent self-healing ability, which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic doctors identify and remove obstacles to recovery and facilitate and augment this healing ability [...] acknowledge and respect the individual’s healing process [...] naturopathic doctors combine and tailor these treatments  [...] homeopathic medicine: this powerful system of medicine [...] 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";
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Rampersad, T. (ND Bastyr 2003) states:
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[in "What is Naturopathy?" (2017)]
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"guiding principles of naturopathy [...#2] vix [sic.] medicatrix naturae (the healing power of nature) – often misinterpreted as some mystical, magical hocus pocus, this tenet points to the fact that the patient, themselves, is the great healer (not the doctor), for it is only the body that can heal the body. Thanks to millions of years of evolution and natural selection, the body (of all beings) is endowed with the special gift of self-regeneration and self-preservation. The doctor’s job then becomes assisting the person to heal themselves and removing obstacles to cure";
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[in "About Naturopathic Medicine" (2014)]
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"at the heart of naturopathic medicine are its central tenets which guide and uphold the profession [...] vix medicatrix naturae (the healing power of nature) – often misinterpreted as something mystical, this tenet points to the fact that the patient, themselves, is the great healer (not the doctor), for it is only the body that can heal the body.  Thanks to millions of years of life on this planet, the body (of all beings) is endowed with the special gift of self-regeneration and self-preservation";
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[in “Principles of Naturopathic Medicine” (?)] 
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healing power of nature - vis medicatrix naturae. Naturopaths believe in the innate intelligence of living systems. This intelligent force is the power behind the body's ability to rejuvenate. The naturopath's job is to stimulate the vis, so that the body heals on its own”;
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Rashvand, P. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medical Services at Synergy" (2011)]
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[note: this is an apparently uncredited alteration of S. Barrett MD's naturopathy article]
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"naturopathic doctors assert that diseases are the body's effort to purify itself, and that cure results from increasing the patient's vital force [...] the notion of a vital force or life force - a non-material force that transcends the laws of chemistry and physics - originated in ancient times. Historians call it the doctrine of vitalism [...] vitalistic practitioners maintain that diseases should be treated by stimulating the body's ability to heal itself rather than by only treating symptoms. Homeopaths, for example, claim that illness is due to a disturbance of the body's vital force, which they can correct with special remedies; acupuncturists claim that disease is due to imbalance in the flow of life energy (chi or qi), which they can re-balance by inserting and vibrating needles in the skin; chiropractors claim to assist the body's innate intelligence by adjusting the patient's spine; naturopaths speak of vis medicatrix naturae; ayurvedic physicians refer to 'prana.' And so on";
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Rau, K. (ND CCNM 2005), Vuksinic, R. (ND CCNM 2005), Wallace, C. (ND CCNM 2005) state:
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[in "Treatment Options" (2013)]
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"homeopathic medicine [...] is an energetic medicine which aims to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities [...] based on traditional wisdom, Asian Medicine attempts to rebalance the flow of qi (energy) throughout the body";
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"principles [...#2] healing power of nature";
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[in "Holistic Nutrition and Reiki" (2013)]
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"reiki and IET (Integrated Energy Therapy) are non-invasive, holistic, energy based therapies which can enhance the body’s own healing abilities, aid in stress reduction and relaxation, and help to rebalance and restore the body’s energy system";
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Rau, M.T. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Philosophy" (2013)]
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"first do no harm: the process of healing includes the generation of symptoms, which are expressions of the life force attempting to heal. Therapeutic actions should be complementary to and synergistic with this process [...] the healing power of nature: the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The doctor's role is to facilitate this process";
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Reddy, D. (ND Bastyr 2009) states:
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[in "About Naturopathic Medicine" (2015)]
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"naturopathic doctors are guided by the following 6 principles: [#1] the healing power of nature";
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Reece, M. (ND Bastyr 1983) states:
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[in "Staff Associates"]
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"reiki is a method of natural healing based on the application of universal life force energy [...] the word reiki means universal life force energy, it (strictly speaking) refers to the energy and not the specific techniques taught by reiki masters. The techniques are more properly called the usui system of natural healing after the founder of the system, Dr. Mikao Usui [...] reiki is one of the more widely known forms of energy healing. Energy healing involves direct application of chi for the purpose of strengthening the client's energy system (aura). Chi is the term used by the Chinese mystics and martial artists for the underlying force the universe is made of. Its relative term in Japanese it is known as 'ki.' Mystics in all cultures have talked about the physical universe being made of an underlying form of something, much as modern physics research is now coming to understand the universe is made of energy which is subject to (or affected by) thought. Just as modern physics says this energy is affected by thought the mystics also say this underlying form is affected by thought [...] reiki practitioners channel energy in a particular pattern to heal and harmonize. Unlike other healing therapies based on the premise of a human energy field, reiki seeks to restore order to the body whose vital energy has become unbalanced. Reiki has several basic effects: it brings about deep relaxation, opens energy blockages, detoxifies the system, provides new vitality in the form of healing universal life energy, and increases the vibrational frequency of the body";
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Reichenberg-Ullman, J. (ND Bastyr 1983, DHANP AANP) states:
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[in "Healing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome"]
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"the philosophy of homeopathic medicine sheds some light on the subject. According to homeopathic thought, all illness comes about from an imbalance in the vital force. Your vital force is an intelligent energy principle in your body, which organizes and balances the many functions of life, and provides protection from illness. Your vital force can become imbalanced from many factors including stress, poor diet, lack of exercise, exposure to the elements, emotional trauma, and injuries. There can also be hereditary imbalances in the vital force which also lead to increased susceptibility to disease. Infectious agents such as viruses, bacteria and fungi find that the weakness in your vital force and its physical counterpart, the immune system, provides an opportunity to take hold in your body and grow. Whether this creates symptoms of illness or not depends on how well your body-mind is meeting the challenges of life. The vital force produces symptoms such as the fatigue, swollen glands, mild fever and muscle and joint aches typical of CFS as part of its attempt to restore balance to your system. In CFS cases, the vital force is unable to restore the proper balance after an acute illness, the person never recovers their full vitality, and the illness becomes chronic. If your vital force is functioning well, even if the virus is still present, you will not feel sick";
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[in "Whole Woman Homeopathy: A Safe, Effective, Natural Alternative to Drugs, Hormones, and Surgery"(2004)]
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"the concept of a vital force, or energy principle, had its origins in ancient Chinese and Asian texts [...] this concept [...shared by] acupuncture; Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Tibetan medicine [p.018...] regardless of the type of bacteria, fungus, or illness, the ultimate cause, according to homeopathic thinking, is always an imbalance in your energy system (vital force) [...] much like Chinese medicine, which affirms that the chi or ki must be in balance and flowing harmoniously through the meridians of your body [p.028...] homeopathy [...] brings the vital force into equilibrium [p.029...] by bringing the vital force into balance, homeopathy automatically strengthens the immune system [p.034...] why were you bleeding abnormally in the first place? There was an imbalance in the vital force [p.039...] your vital force, or energy system [p.040...] whether or not you become actually ill depends on the strength of your vital force [p.054...] homeopathy can still help you in a number of ways: to strengthen your vital force [p.178...] defense mechanism - the aspect of the vital force that maintains health and prevents disease [p.345]";
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(ISBN 0761524118)
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[in "Bladder Infections: Rapid Relief"] 
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"you are most likely to end up with a bladder infection if you are under a lot of stress, when your vital force is most susceptible";
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[in "Can You Kick Your Sugar Habit?"] 
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"as the individual's vital force comes into balance, the sugar craving may simply fall away as an unnatural habit";
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[in "Radiant Skin for Life"] 
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"putting a lid on skin symptoms without getting to the root of the imbalance may even result in suppression, that means the imbalance may be driven deeper causing more serious health problems later without ever strengthening the underlying vital force of the person";
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[in "A Smorgasboard[sp.] of Flu Cases"] 
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"this is a good example of the need in homeopathy to give whatever remedy is called for by the vital force, whether or not that remedy is commonly known to be used for that particular illness";
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[in "Do's and Don'ts for Homeopathic Patients"]
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"homeopaths have observed repeatedly that certain substances or influences can disturb the vital force resulting in an interference with the action of the homeopathic medicine. This phenomenon is known as antidoting […] antidoting may occur at any time, even two years after a remedy has been given, if you are particularly sensitive to the substance or the effect of the exposure is strong enough to affect your vital force [p.001…] dental drilling and the use of Novocaine may disturb the effects of homeopathic remedies. It is preferable, if possible, to wait at least three or four months after taking a remedy to have dental work done, which gives your vital force more time to be strengthened by homeopathy [p.002]";
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[in "Healing with Homeopathy: Antidotes that Interfere with Homeopathic Treatment"] 
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"the vital force, which is responsible for all healing, appears to be detrimentally affected by these substances […] antidoting may occur at any time, even two years after a remedy has been given, if the effect of the exposure is strong enough to affect your vital force";
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[in "A Man with Anxiety, Depression, Seizures and Severe Hypoglycemia"] 
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"we have found homeopathy to be consistently effective in treating mental and emotional problems. When there is a combination of mental, emotional and physical symptoms, as if often the case, all three spheres should improve with the simillimum (the exact remedy needed by the individual). Because all symptoms result from an imbalance of the vital force, one it is brought into balance with the correct remedy, the result will be balance on all levels […] from a homeopathic perspective, any symptom, including hypoglycemia, is a result of the imbalance of the vital force of the individual";
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[in "T.L.C. for the Tender Gender"] 
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"make sure your doctor or practitioner helps you to help yourself. It is no medicine or individual who will do your healing for you. It is your own vital force. Now there are certain therapies or approaches which will stimulate or activate your vital force more than others, but be clear that it is you that is responsible for and deserves credit for your healing";
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[in "The Unique Preparation of Homeopathic Medicines"]
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"how often the dose is repeated depends on many factors including the strength of your vital force and whether you are taking allopathic medications […] if your vital force is not very strong, or you are very sensitive to medications, the remedy may be given more frequently, but in a lower potency, so as not to aggravate your symptoms unnecessarily";
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[in "Healthy Update Newsletter. Vol. 7, Issue 19. December 3, 2002"]
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"do you include homeopathy in your healing program. In 'Do's and Don'ts for Homeopathic Patients' Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D., M.S.W., DHANP reminds you that certain substances or influences can disturb the vital force resulting in an interference with the action of the homeopathic medicine";
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[in "From Our Readers"(Yoga Journal, 1992-07,08)]
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"through stimulating the vital force with the correct homeopathic remedy, the underlying susceptibility to illness is altered [p.006]";
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[in "The Promise of Homeopathy"]
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"since homeopathy will stimulate the vital force to heal the organism to the greatest extent possible, we had no second thoughts about whether or not to prescribe for her";
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[in "Natural Medicine Guide to Bipolar Disorder"(2011) by Marohn, S. (? ?)]
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"a disturbance in the individual's energy field can contribute to mood disorders [...] if you regard energy from the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine (which includes acupuncture), you analyze disturbance in the individual's vital force, or qi [...] homeopathy is also an energy-based medicine [p.053...] like acupuncture, homeopathy is an energy medicine [...] the medicines help restore the individual's energy (or vital force, or qi) [...] homeopathy can be a highly useful treatment.  Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND [...] is an internationally known naturopathic and homeopathic physician [p.159...] we are energetic organisms, or energy-modulated organisms, explains Dr. Reichenberg-Ullman, and that energy is our vital force or qi [...] 'the vital force of each person, because of their makeup, has a certain susceptibility.  Due to that susceptibility there are going to be certain factors that trigger an imbalance or symptoms in that person' [p.160...] 'it's important to realize that the vital force or the energetic equilibrium of that individual is the bottom line' says Dr. Reichenberg-Ullman [..] the beauty of homeopathy is that it goes to the heart of the matter and corrects the disturbance in the vital force [p.161]";
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(ISBN 1571746560 9781571746566)
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Reichenberg-Ullman, J. (ND Bastyr, DHANP AANP), Ullman, R.W. (ND NCNM, DHANP AANP) state:
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[in "The Patient's Guide to Homeopathic Medicine"(1995)]
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"the vital force and the defense mechanism [...] there exists within you a living intelligent energy that is responsible for healing [p.011...] this energy is called the vital force [...aka] ki, prana, mana, and life force [p.012...] homeopathy taps the inherent power of the vital force within each person [p.019...] how often the dose is repeated depends on many factors including the strength of your vital force and whether you are taking allopathic medications [p.050...] the purpose of the homeopathic consultation is to understand you as a whole person and how your vital force is expressing itself [p.053...] this delay gives your vital force more time to be strengthened by homeopathy [p.060...] defense mechanism — that aspect of the vital force whose purpose is to maintain health and defend the body against disease [p.100...] suppression -- the elimination of a particular symptom without the vital force being strengthened [...] vital force -- the invisible energy present in all living things [...] vitalism -- the philosophy of science[not!] which imbues each living organism with an all-pervading energy force [p.102...] ki (vital force) [...] life force [...] mana (vital force) [p.107...] prana (vital force) [p.108]";
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(ISBN 0964065428)
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[in "Healing with Homeopathy: Dispelling Myths About Homeopathic Treatment"
(Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, 2003-04}]
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"the pace of the reaction to a homeopathic medicine depends on the nature of the illness, the vital force of the patient, and the accuracy of the prescription";
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[in "When Homeopathy is the Best of Naturopathic Medicine [...]"
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"for patients suffering from cachexia, an extremely low vital force, or comas, homeopathic medicines offer one of the best natural alternatives.";
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[in "Rage-Free Kids: Homeopathic Medicine for Defiant, Aggressive, and Violent Children"(2005)]
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"defense mechanism - the aspect of the vital force that maintains health and prevents disease [p.284...] vital force - the invisible energy present in all living things that creates harmony, balance, and health [p.288]";
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(ISBN 0964065444)
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[in "Prozac-Free: Homeopathic Alternatives to Conventional Drug Therapies"(2002)]
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"vitalistic thinking is nothing new [...] homeopathic treatment [...] homeopathy views illness as an imbalance in the basic life energy, or vital force, of the person [...] the symptoms of psychiatric illness are generated in an attempt by the person's vital force [...] when the vital force is unable to restore balance and symptoms persist, homeopathy can be of help [...] any particular chemical imbalance is merely an indicator of a deeper imbalance at the level of the vital force [p.060...] a patient's symptoms as an indication of imbalance in the vital force to determine [etc. p.061...] defense mechanism - the aspect of the vital force that maintains health and prevents disease [p.281...] vital force - the invisible energy present in all living thing that creates harmony, balance, and health [p.283...] life energy (vital force) [p.294]";
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(ISBN 1556433921)
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[in "Ritalin-Free Kids: Safe and Effective Homeopathic Medicine for ADHD and Other Behavioral and Learning Problems"(2000)]
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"defense mechanism - that aspect of the vital force whose purpose is to maintain health and defend the body against disease [p.285...] vital force - the invisible energy present in all living things that creates harmony, balance, and health [p.289]";
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(ISBN 0761527699)
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[in “Self Care, Quick and Easy”(1997)]
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“contents […] chapter 2 […] the Healing Power of the Vital Force -- 9-10”;
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(ISBN 076150706x)
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[in "Chapter 2: Homeopaths Treat People, Not Diagnoses"]
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"the vital force and the defense mechanism [...] homeopaths believe that, as long as you are alive, there exists within you a living, intelligent energy that is responsible for healing and maintaining balance in your body, mind, and emotions. This energy is called the vital force [...aka] ki, prana, mana, and life force [...] the vital force is intangible [...] the defense mechanism is the aspect of the vital force that is responsible for preventing illness and bringing all of your systems back into equilibrium [p.003...] homeopathy taps the inherent power of the vital force within each person to bring about healing and lasting change [p.009]";
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[in "Homeopaths Treat People, Not Diagnoses"]
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"the vital force and the defense mechanism [...] homeopaths believe[...] there exists within you a living, intelligent energy that is responsible for healing [...] this energy is called the vital force. The idea has been shared by many cultures throughout the world, using names such as ki, prana, mana, and life force [...] the vital force is intangible [...] the defense mechanism is the aspect of the vital force that is responsible for preventing illness and bringing all of your systems back into equilibrium [...] homeopathy taps the inherent power of the vital force within each person to bring about healing and lasting change";
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Reid, M. (ND CCNM), Thammasouk, S. (ND CCNM) state:
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[in "Services"]
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"naturopathic doctors support the healing power of the body by identifying and removing obstacles to recovery and by facilitating a natural self-healing process [...] the practice of acupuncture has been around for over two thousand years and has proven to be very effective especially for pain relief and chronic illness. Eastern herbs and acupuncture are used to assist the body in regulating the chi and achieving balance [...] homeopathy [...] when carefully matched to the patient they are able to stimulate the body's innate healing forces";
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Reid, M. (ND CCNM), Thammasouk, S. (ND CCNM), Sahula, C. (ND CCNM) state:
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"acupuncture is used to assist the body in regulating the vital force (qi) and achieving balance";
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Reimann, A. (ND Bastyr 2011) states:
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"the basis of naturopathic philosophy is that the body has an innate capacity to heal itself";
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[in "Return to Wellness" (2014)]
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"the underpinnings of naturopathic medical practice are in six principles [...#2] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae";
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Reis, K. (ND NCNM) states:
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"polarity therapy is an energy work modality [...] our bodies function on electricity. Our heart beats, our nerves and muscles fire because of positive and negative charges. Like a charging a battery, the therapist places hands on key areas of the body to restore the flow of this life force through us. When energy flows freely, we experience not only physical, but emotional and spiritual vitality and health. When energy is blocked we experience pain, and if ignored long enough, disease. Polarity was developed by Dr. Randolph Stone and combines both Eastern and Western Medicine to restore the free flow of energy throughout the body. Polarity is effective in treating chronic or acute pain and disease as well as emotional and spiritual well-being";
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Resendes, V. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Services"]
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"traditional Asian medicine and acupuncture: based on balancing the flow of qi (energy)";
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[in "Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture: Information Package"]
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"facial rejuvenation acupuncture [...] the treatment is based on the principles of traditional Oriental medicine and involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into particular areas of the face, ears, neck, hands, trunk, and legs along channels or meridians of energy called qi";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"our naturopathic doctor's (ND's) are primary care practitioners that seek to restore and maintain optimum health in patients by acknowledging the body's inborn healing process";
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[in "Acupuncture"]
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 "acupuncture originated in China over 5,000 years ago and is based on the belief living animals have a vital energy called 'qi' (pronounced chee) that flows throughout the body along energy meridians. Each of the twelve meridians is associated with a different organ system. Sickness begins whenever there is an imbalance the circulation of qi. The acupuncturist is able to stimulate certain areas along these 'meridians' by inserting long slender needles [...] there are over 1,000 of these points along the body. The intent of the therapy is to improve the flow of qi and restore energy balance to the body [...] acupuncture is performed by our resident naturopathic doctors";
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Richard, D.J. (ND Bastyr) states:
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine Anyway?"]
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"naturopathic principles: [#1] the healing power of nature. The body's natural wisdom, its vital force, constantly works to restore health and balance to the human system; [#2] first, do no harm.  Naturopathic medicine seeks to avoid harm to patients by working with the vital force rather than against it, and by utilizing natural healing modalities which minimize harmful side effects; [#3] identify and treat the root cause. Illness is the result of an imbalance to the vital force which can be caused by any combination of physical, mental, emotional or environmental factors. Naturopathic medicine, with its holistic approach to the patient, seeks to identify the true cause of illness";
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[in "Treatment Options - Dr. David Richard, ND, LAc - Claremont, CA"]
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"based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) style acupuncture, needles are placed in specific points on the body to access 'meridians' and manipulate 'qi' or 'chi' to benefit most health conditions including acute and chronic pain, digestive issues, headaches, menstrual and menopausal syndromes, post-stroke and paralysis, anxiety, stress, sinus congestion, etc.";
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[in "Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Claremont, CA"]
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"acupuncture [...] the intended effect is to increase circulation and balance energy (qi) within the body";
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Richea, M. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"the guiding principles of naturopathic medicine [...] 2. vis medicatrix naturae: work with the healing power of nature.  Working to restore and support the powerful and inherent self-healing capability of the body, mind and spirit [...] hydrotherapy: the application of hot and cold water to affect physiological processes and stimulate the inherent self-healing capability of the body [...] acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine: the use of acupuncture, diet and traditional botanical formula from an Eastern philosophical perspective for the treatment of diverse conditions. Includes tongue and pulse diagnosis with special attention to one's qi - vital force";
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Richmond, D. (ND CCNM), Tocher-Richmond, R. (ND CCNM), Vojtisek, D. (ND CCNM) state:
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[in "Therapies Available"]
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"acupuncture is based on balancing the flow of qi or energy in the meridian pathways of the body. Through appropriate diagnosis and point location, fine needles are used to balance the energy and promote health";
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Richter, T.E. (ND Bastyr 2011) states:
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?"]
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"naturopathic physicians base their practice on six timeless principles  [...] let nature heal: our bodies have such 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 [...] when possible, do not suppress symptoms, which are the body’s efforts to self-heal";
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Riley, L. (ND SCNM) states:
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[in "Welcome to Whole Health Concord"]
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"naturopaths believe that nature heals by the response of the life force (vis medicatrix naturae) if we can identify and remove the obstacles to health or recovery";
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[in "Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture"]
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"qi, which is pronounced 'chi,' is the vital force that controls mental and physical functioning [...] acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin, sterile needles into different points of the body specific to the patient’s diagnosis. The purpose of these needles is to redirect or rebalance the flow of qi through the body";
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Riseborough, S. (ND SCNM 2004), Winters, N. (SCNM 2003) state:
[in "Services We Offer" (2007)]
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"the naturopathic physician relies on five principles which provide the foundation for assisting the person in restoring and maintaining vibrant health [...#2] act in harmony with the healing powers of nature [...] homeopathy is a system of medicine that uses tiny doses of natural substances including plants, animals, and minerals to stimulate the individuals’ innate healing ability. We call this innate healing power the vital force or the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae) [...] acupuncture [...] works through the flow of qi (chi), in the meridian channels and organs of the body. By balancing and strengthening the body's qi";
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Ristimaki, S. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Programs and Seminars" (2013)]
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"acupuncture can profoundly effect the regulation of hormones in the body, conditions like acne and overly dry skin can be quite improved. By substantially increasing the circulation of blood, lymph, and qi to the head, these treatments improve the complexion noticeably";
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Rios-Young, M.M. (ND Bastyr 2004) states:
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[in “Treatment Modalities” (2012)]
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“homeopathic remedies, when properly prescribed, stimulate the body’s 'vital force' and strengthen its innate ability to heal”;
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Rivers, K. (ND Bastyr 1990) states:
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"the foundation of naturopathic medicine is the vitalistic philosophy of the 'healing power of nature' [...aka] healing energy";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"the naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease [...] homeopathic medicines are very small doses of natural substances that can stimulate the body’s self-healing response without side-effects [...] the naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body [...] principles of naturopathic medicine: naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability [...#1] let nature heal (vis medicatrix naturae):our bodies have such a powerful, innate instinct for self-healing. By finding and removing the barriers to this self-healing—such as poor diet or unhealthy habits—naturopaths can nurture this process";
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Roberts, M. (ND CCNM) states:
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"it appears to boost both specific and non-specific immunity. In traditional Chinese medicine it tonifies qi (your natural energy), blood and the spleen";
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Robinson, M. (ND BINM) states:
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"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 stimulate the body's innate healing forces on both the physical and emotional levels with few side effects. Beneficial for both acute and chronic conditions in all ages" ;
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Roland, H. (ND Bastyr 2010) states:
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[in "Pediatrics and Family Medicine Specialist Dr. Hillary Roland Joins San Francisco Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine College"]
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"the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Hillary Roland, ND to its core faculty [...] a highly regarded naturopathic doctor [...] Roland is a licensed naturopathic doctor. Naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine, is a form of alternative medicine based on a belief that special energy called vital energy or vital force guides bodily processes such as metabolism, reproduction, growth and adaptation [...] 'it honors the body’s innate wisdom to heal'";
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Romero-Bosch, C. (NMD SCNM) states:
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"naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary care medicine. Its distinction lies in two key areas; one, in its principles of practice and two, it underlying philosophy of practice. The six principles [...include, #2] the healing power of nature - vis medicatrix naturae. This key tenet of naturopathic medicine and refers to the innate and inherent ability of the body to heal itself. The vis medicatrix naturae is a concept elaborated in the writings of Hippocrates and is not unlike the concept of chi or qi, or pranna [sp., prana], or any other concept of a life-generating and sustaining force [...] upon these six unifying principles, adopted in 1989 by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), prominent thinkers in naturopathic philosophy and policy, Drs Zeff and Snyder [sp., Snider] articulated a therapeutic order that expounds upon basic naturopathic philosophy. Naturopathic therapeutic order [...] harmonize with your life force";
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Rootes, H. (ND BINM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Services"]
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"traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture: Asian medicine – which includes acupuncture, acupressure and Asian herbs and foods – is a complete medical system that has diagnosed, treated, and prevented illness for thousands of years. According to traditional Asian medicine, when your energy flow, or qi (pronounced ‘chi’) is out of balance, your body cannot adapt to stress, making you more likely to develop chronic illness and pain. A harmonious flow of qi, achieved by balancing cold and heat, internal and external, yin and yang, will help sustain your long-term physical, mental and emotional health";
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Rose, Z. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Homeopathy: An NDs Perspective"]
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"the remedy then stimulates the body to heal itself. It does this by supporting the 'vital force' of the person. Hahnemann described this vital force as the energy that animates all living things";
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"because Zorana has a primary interest in prevention, her practice focuses on treating families and especially children. Children have a strong vital force and respond extremely well to homeopathy. Also, homeopathy is very gentle, and there are no interactions with drugs or side-effects";
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[in "Natural Health Services: Therapies: Classical Homeopathy"]
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"homeopathy [...] stimulates the body's self-healing abilities on all levels. Zorana uses classical homeopathy [...] it is especially beneficial for children. They have a strong vital force and respond quickly";
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Rosen, K. (ND Bastyr 2003) states:
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“[authored specifically by ND Rosen] why do some people seem to possess a greater ‘vital force’ than others? On a similar note, what causes that vitality to suddenly change? […] disease diverts energy from fueling healthy function […] so what is ‘energy’ […the] mechanical view obviously [!] isn’t the whole picture. In naturopathic medicine, one of the fundamental principles upon which the medicine is based is in Latin called vis medicatrix naturae (the vis), which in English means the healing force of nature. The definition of this force is that when free of obstacles and given the proper nutrition, the vis will bring every living thing into a state of perfect balance, or health. Other long-standing healing traditions utilize similar concepts; for example, Chinese medicine calls this fundamental energy chi and ayurveda calls it prana. Achieving health in these paradigms is based upon identifying whatever force is blocking the vis and then supporting the function of the organism so that it is able to bring itself back into balance […] also important to remember that those systems can include the organs, blood, skin, emotions, and spirit. May the months ahead bring you energy and vitality in good health!”;
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[in "Services Available at the Golden Naturopathic Clinic, LLC"]
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"in naturopathic medicine, our philosophy states that every living being has a vital force (chi, prana, etc) that when given optimal 'nutrition' and freed from obstacles will come to a state of optimal health";
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"principles of naturopathic medicine [...] act in co-operation with the healing powers of nature [...] homeopathic medicine uses minute amounts of natural substances to stimulate the self-healing abilities of the body [...] it stimulates your immune system to restart its innate healing capacities [...] in biopuncture, the homeopathic substances stimulate the natural healing processes [...] they use homeopathic injections to stimulate the natural self-healing capacities of your body [...] acupuncture points are located on meridians in the body, through which vital energy (qi) flows. Needling specific acupuncture points can remove obstructions and improve the natural flow of qi or energy throughout the body. Acupuncture is used to encourage natural healing";
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"the naturopathic philosophy is to [...] stimulate the natural healing power of the body";
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Rothenberg, A. (ND NCNM, DHANP AANP) states:
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“even if some of Elaine’s physical symptoms had not gone away – and most of them had – I would’ve stuck with this remedy after a good report like that, trusting that she was on the healing path and her vital force would continue the work it had begun […] she remains thankful and even incredulous that those little pills could finally take a hold of that old flu and put it where it belonged”;
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Rouse, J. (ND NCNM) states:
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"life force, oomph, chi, prana, passion, energy—whatever you call it, having a sense of liveliness";
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Roy, S. (ND Bastyr), Saunders, P.R. (ND CCNM) states:
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"naturopathic medicine [...] supports your body's innate ability to heal itself through natural therapies [...] the principles of naturopathic medicine [...] support the healing power of the body [...] one of the primary strategies of naturopathic medicine is to strengthen the body’s own internal ability to heal itself";
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"a naturopath is a health care practitioner trained to work with the body’s own natural tendency to heal itself";
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Rubin, D. (ND SCNM) states:
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“precepts: vis medicatrix naturae [slide 010...] vis medicatrix naturae. Vis = energy, strength or force [...] the body possesses the inherent ability to restore health. The physician's role is to facilitate this process with the aid of natural nontoxic therapies [slide 011...] the vital force. This describes the energy essential for life, the innate life principle, or the inherent power within every living organism. Naturopathic doctors seek to support the vital force [slide 012]”;
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Rubman, A. (ND NCNM) states:
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"plan [treatment]: the naturopathic physician develops a specific written health plan for each patient which is [...] based on naturopathic principles including: a. stimulating the patient's vital force [...] supplementing or replacing the action of the vital force [...] a discussion of naturopathic considerations would include: tolle causam, vis medicatrix naturae or vital force";
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"naturopathic medicine is grounded in principles that guide the practice of all naturopathic doctors (NDs) across the United States and include: the healing power of nature [...] naturopathic medicine is rooted in the belief that the body has an innate healing capacity";
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Russo, S. (ND Bastyr 2002) states:
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"nature acts in a powerful and profound manner to restore balance when sickness arrives. In a healthy person, balance is usually quickly restored. We call that capacity of the body to balance itself the vital force. When the healing capacity of the body is compromised, help is needed. Naturopathic physicians use natural, effective and non-toxic therapies to support the healing process, stimulate the body’s vital force and prevent further disease from occurring";
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"in Chinese,medicine, one of the sources of our life force or qi comes from the food we eat’";
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"harvest is under way and there is a feeling of 'fullness' and ripening of life force";
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"we believe in the healing power of nature";
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"the foundations of naturopathic medicine are rooted in six key principles [...#2] vis medicatrix naturae (the healing power of nature): the naturopathic doctor shall recognize, respect and promote the self-healing power of nature inherent in each individual human being. Naturopathic doctors act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and increase this inherent self-healing process";
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"we believe in the healing power of nature";
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