Thursday, December 05, 2013

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Dacyshyn, J.A.S. (ND Bastyr 2005) states:
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"philosophy of naturopathic medicine. Doctors of naturopathic medicine are guided by six principles of naturopathy, which emphasize a holistic and natural approach to patient care, diagnosis, management and treatment of medical conditions. The principles of naturopathic medicine include [...] the healing power of nature: naturopathic medicine respects the innate intelligence of the human body to heal. The 'vital force' stimulates the physiological systems of the body to bring the organism into balance and equilibrium, moving towards a state of optimal health. The physician’s role is to facilitate and augment this process and to help remove obstacles preventing the health and happiness of the patient";
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"what kinds of therapies do naturopathic doctors use in Alberta? [...] homeopathic remedies are minute dilutions of animal, plant, and mineral substances designed to stimulate the body's 'vital force' and strengthen its innate ability to heal. For almost 100 years, homeopathic medicines have been used";
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Dacyshyn, J.A.S. (ND Bastyr 2005), Richmond, D. (ND CCNM), Tocher-Richmond, R. (ND CCNM) state:
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[in "Therapies Available" (2010)]
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"acupuncture is based on balancing the flow of qi or energy in the meridian pathways of the body";
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Daddona, N.M. (ND NCNM?) states:
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[in "Frequently Asked Questions" (2010)]
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"what is homeopathic medicine? [...] it entails using minute doses of plants, animals, and minerals to stimulate the vital force and allow one's body to heal itself";
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[in "Naturopathy" (2013)]
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"the principles of naturopathic medicine.  Dr. Nicole Daddona believes the principles of naturopathic medicine are her foundation and uses them to guide her thinking when treating patients [...] 2. the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae";
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Dahlgren, K.R. (ND Bastyr 2007), Grindstaff, M. (ND Bastyr), Parpia, N.L. (ND Bastyr 2012), Robertson, G. (ND SCNM 2010), Schaffner, C. (ND Bastyr), Zweben, A.M. (ND Bastyr 2011) state:
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[in "Naturopathy" (2012)]
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 "naturopathic medicine is a centuries old system of medicine which honors seven tenets, the cornerstone of which is the ‘healing power of nature’. The ‘life force’ is a concept valued by many traditional healing systems from East to West. It’s the force within us all which, guided by the power of nature, can heal all of our ills. Naturopathy’s goal is to treat the whole person, each an individual, from the inside out – integrating mind, body and spirit";
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Danielson, S. (ND Bastyr), Mutti, B. (ND Bastyr), Powell, K. (ND NCNM) state:
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[in "About Hälsa Naturopathic Medicine" (2017)]
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"the practice of naturopathic medicine is rooted in six fundamental principles of healing [...] healing power of nature: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in people that is ordered and intelligent.  Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and  recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process";
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Dashiell, E.A. (ND Bastyr 2006) states:
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[in "Principles of Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"[#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): the healing power of nature is the inherent self-organizing and healing process of living systems. Naturopathic medicine recognizes this healing process to be ordered and intelligent. It is the naturopathic physician's role to support, facilitate and augment this process [...] naturopathic therapeutic order [...] stimulate the vis medicatrix naturae [...aka] 'qi', 'prana', 'life force' [...] this is the force that moves us towards health; it is the essence that invigorates us. Some modalities that we utilize to stimulate the 'vis' include hydrotherapy, exercise, yoga, mediation, craniosacral therapy, energy medicine and homeopathy";
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Dashiell, E. (ND Bastyr), Herman, P.M. (ND ?), Trebilcock, T.D. (ND Bastyr) state:
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[in "The 6 Principles of Naturopathy"]
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"naturopathic doctors, or NDs, abide by the following principles of their practice, which studies and celebrates nature’s healing powers. The following are taken from the website of the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges [...#2] the healing power of nature. Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself";
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David. L.C. (ND NCNM) states:
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"naturopathic medicine emphasizes the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement and support of the inherent healing capacity of the person. Methods of treatment are chosen to work with the patient's life force, respecting the natural healing process";
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Davies, J. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "The Principles of Naturopathic Medicine" (2010)]
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"within each of us lies a force that is always actively trying to move us towards health. It is called the vis medicatrix naturae, the vital force, or the healing power of nature. It is our body’s innate compass driving all the physiological, biochemical and energetic processes that keep us alive. When this vital force becomes burdened and distorted by stress, trauma, unhealthy living, and suppressive medicines, it is unable to direct its natural course. Naturopathic medicine aims to stimulate and rebalance this innate healing power, so your body can do what it is so intricately programmed to do [...] homeopathic medicine [...] it is a holistic and subtle form of medicine that has a powerful effect on the body’s innate vital force and immune system";
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Davis, A. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Adult Intake Form" (2015)]
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"naturopathic medicine [...] in order to stimulate the body’s inherent healing capacity";
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Davis-Allen, C. (ND Bastyr 2001), Hoykayem, N. (ND UBCNM) state:
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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 'Homepage' (2010)]
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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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Dawahare, M.M. (NMD SCNM) states:
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[in "Summer Vacation Idea For You Vol. 6.1.7" (2011)]
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"during a treatment, the naturopathic medical doctor or acupuncturist inserts fine, hair-like needles into points along your body's meridians, the pathways where qi (pronounced chee) flows. What is qi anyway and how can it help me decrease my stress?!? Very simply put, qi is the vital force of the body that keeps things working smoothly. Stress and anxiety can cause imbalances of qi in the body. Acupuncture seeks to correct those imbalances of qi";
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Dawe, J. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2011)]
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"wherever possible, naturopathic treatment aims to allow the body to heal naturally. This concept of vis medicatrix naturae or 'healing power of nature' remains one of the central themes of naturopathic philosophy [...] acupuncture: this ancient Chinese form of medicine attempts to optimize the flow of life energy known as qi";
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[in "Acupuncture" (2013)]
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"acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical therapy that dates back over 2000 years. It involves the gentle insertion of hair-thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate your body’s own natural healing ability [...] traditional Chinese medicine believes that energy, called qi (pronounced 'chee'), runs in pathways throughout your body. These energy pathways are like rivers that flow and nourish the tissues. Your qi, or energy rivers, flow smoothly when you are healthy. Pain, illness, and disease arise when you get blockages in the flow of energy. These blockages can be due to things like injuries, stress, and overexertion. The purpose of acupuncture is to unblock the obstructions and re-establish the regular flow of energy, thus restoring your body’s health and balance [...] Dr. Joanne Dawe offers the more traditional Chinese acupuncture.  If you are wondering if acupuncture can help you, feel free to call or email the clinic";
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Day, A. (ND NCNM 2004) states:
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[in “ACTCM Faculty Profile" (2006)]
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“’I love teaching acupuncture students about western medicine from a naturopathic point of view […] as experts in integrative medicine, NDs offer a perspective on health which is in sync with TCM: holistic, vitalistic, preventative, seeks root causes, works with nature, and teaches health promotion”;
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de Martino, C. (ND CCNM), Snider, B. (ND CCNM) state:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"traditional Chinese medicine: based on balancing the flow of chi (energy) through the meridian pathways, Asian medicine includes the use of acupuncture and Oriental herbs [...] reiki and qi gong are safe, gentle, non invasive forms on hands-on healing. They are a form of energy healing that involves application or movement of chi for the purposes of balancing the clients energy system [...] traditional Chinese medicine: based on balancing the flow of chi (energy) through the meridian pathways, Asian medicine includes the use of acupuncture and Oriental herbs. The key principle that defines and connects all of Chinese medicine is that of chi, or vital energy. The chi of all organs must be in balance, neither too active nor too dormant, for a person to be healthy. The chi of the body’s organs and systems are all connected in meridians or channels that lie just under the skin. A naturopathic doctor will use Eastern herbs and acupuncture to assist the body in regulating the chi and achieving balance [...] homeopathy: based on the principle of 'like cures like', homeopathic medicine uses minute amounts of natural substances to stimulate the self-healing abilities of the body. This powerful system of medicine is more than 200 years old and is widely accepted in many countries. Homeopathic remedies are made from specific dilutions of plant, animal and mineral substances. When carefully matched to the patient they are able to affect the body’s 'vital force' and to stimulate the body’s innate healing forces on both the physical and emotional levels [...] reiki is a safe, gentle, non-invasive form of hands-on healing. It is a form of energy healing that involves direct application of chi for the purpose of strengthening the clients energy system [...] medical qi gong is a modality of traditional Chinese medicine. Qi gong is a way of affecting and directing qi, or the life force, for various kinds of benefit. Rather than using needles, herbs, or massage, medical qi gong relies on the ability to direct qi with the mind, the hands, or a ritual object, but without necessarily touching the body. Like its better known counterparts acupuncture and herbal medicine, medical qi gong requires thorough knowledge of TCM scientific theory in order to be used skillfully. A medical qi gong practitioner should be at least as well-trained as an acupuncturist or herbalist";
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Dean, C. (ND CCNM, MD DU) states:
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[in “The Worst Crime of the 20th Century" (2010)]
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“at its core, homeopathy is based, not on a biochemical or mechanistic model like allopathy, but on the idea that each person has a vital force, a resonating frequency, if you will. This vital force, called qi or chi in Asian healing arts, is basically the energy or essence of the person that can be observed and measured”;
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[in “Dr. Carolyn Dean's Natural Prescriptions for Common Ailments” (2001); also from "Future Health Now Encyclopedia" (downloadable from her web site)]
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“there are homeopathic remedies that can help, but if your vital force is very low, homeopathic remedies might create a healing reaction that can make you even more fatigued, so they should be taken under the supervision of a homeopath [p.047…] there are homeopathic remedies for constipation. These can be used for a short time to stimulate your body’s own vital force to improve this condition [p.055…] your body might not direct its energies toward creating new life until it has a strong, viable life force to sustain it [p.110…] calc carb […] this remedy is used for some acute conditions, but it is mostly a constitutional remedy, which means it is used to boost a person’s vital force [p.196…] staphysagria […] it is therefore prescribed in a high potency to strengthen a person’s vital force [p.206]”;
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DeCicco, P. (ND CCNM) states:
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"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. Illness is a purposeful process of the organism[teleology] . 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. Therefore, methods designed to suppress symptoms without removing underlying causes are considered harmful and are avoided or minimized";
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DeForest, M. (ND Bastyr), Sharif, S. (ND Bastyr 2003) state:
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[in "c) Homeopathic Medicine" (2011)]
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"Hahnemann found that what was being treated with the homeopathic remedies was the 'vital force'. The 'vital force' refers to a person's overall, interconnected energetic and defense processes that aid in self-healing. The vital force guides the homeopath to determine whether or not a remedy is working";
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"EFT complements homeopathy perfectly because they share basic principles, so to my understanding, EFT is homeopathic. EFT's starting point is that 'the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system'. This for me is another way of stating Hahnemann's principle that all disease is caused by 'the dynamic untunement of the vital force' [...] in both EFT and homeopathy we give a dynamically resonant additional stimulus to this suffering enabling the vital force to have its counteractive healing effect";
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[in "7 Steps to Healing" (2011)]
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"optimizing/balancing your chi or vitality using homeopathy, acupuncture, etc. Our main tool for improving your chi is homeopathy. Your 'constitutional' homeopathic medicine can balance your chi [...] by optimizing your chi or vital force, homeopathic remedies can result in optimization of the health of your internal organs/tissues";
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DeGrandpre, Z. (ND NCNM), Kruzel, T.A. (ND NCNM) state:
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[in "Functional Medicine, Allopathic Medicine, and Naturopathic Medicine: How to Reconnect the Dots and Put Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again" (2011)]
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"functional medicine includes some of the important concepts of the vitalist approach [...] vitalism [...] a more vitalist approach [...] vitalism is 'the theory that the origin and phenomena of life are dependent on a force or principle distinct from purely chemical or physical forces' [...] vitalism [...] vitalist medical approaches [...] a more vitalist approach [...] vitalist medicine [...] vitalism posits [...] the vitalist approach [...] the vitalist view [...] vitalism is a philosophy positing that the totality of an individual organism cannot be explained solely by the interplay of biochemistry but that there is an additional 'spark,' an expression of energy that is essential to life [...] the vitalist view of health and disease [...] vitalism";
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DeLuca, H. (ND Bastyr 2005) states:
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[in "Therapies" (2012)]
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"naturopaths use hydrotherapy to stimulate the vital force of the body thereby stimulating the speed of the healing process of common illnesses such as upper respiratory infections, broken bones and skin ulcers";
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DeNault, A.J. (ND CCNM 2000), Mason-Wood, M. (ND CCNM 2003), Robinson, M. (ND BINM), Somji, A. (ND CCNM) state:
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"in TCM, the body is seen as a delicate balance of two opposing and inseparable forces: yin and yang. Yin represents the cold, slow, or passive principle, while yang represents the hot, excited, or active principle. According to TCM, health is achieved by maintaining the body in a 'balanced state'; disease is due to an internal imbalance of yin and yang. This imbalance leads to blockage in the flow of qi (vital energy) along pathways known as meridians. Qi can be unblocked, according to TCM, by using acupuncture at certain points on the body that connect with these meridians";
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[in "General Naturopathic Therapies" (2013)]
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"naturopathic doctors use a variety of non-pharmaceutical treatments. All naturopathic doctors in Canada are trained and licensed in the following natural therapies [...] homeopathic medicine: homeopathic remedies are minute dilutions of plant, animal and mineral substances designed to stimulate the body’s 'vital force' and strengthen its innate to heal. Traditional Chinese medicine / acupuncture: based on balancing the flow of chi (energy) through meridian pathways under the skin, Oriental medicine includes the use of Oriental herbs and acupuncture to regulate and release chi in order to bring the body into balance";
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"what treatments are used?  Basic therapies: [...] acupuncture and Oriental medicine: based on balancing the flow of chi (energy) through the body’s meridian pathways, Oriental medicine includes the use of acupuncture and Oriental herbs";
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Deneen, S.S. (NMD SCNM), Terlisner, A. (NMD Bastyr 2006) state:
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"the practice of naturopathy emerges from six underlying principles of healing [...] they are: 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";
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Dengler, M. (ND SCNM 2005) states:
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[in "Services" (2011)]
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"naturopaths use hydrotherapy to stimulate the vital force of the body, promote detoxification and stimulate the healing process of common illnesses such as upper respiratory infections, broken bones and skin ulcers";
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"the principles of naturopathic medicine are based on the nature of health and disease and form the matrix upon which a whole and holistic system of healing is built [...#1] 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 and allows nature to heal through the response of the life force. The role of the naturopath is to facilitate and augment this process";
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[in "Constitutional Hydrotherapy" (2012)]
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"hydrotherapy acts to fight disease by stimulating the body’s own healing force [...] naturopaths use hydrotherapy to stimulate the vital force of the body thereby stimulating the speed of the healing process of many acute and chronic illnesses such as respiratory conditions, heart disease, autoimmune conditions, broken bones, skin ulcers, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue symdrome, headaches, cold and flus";
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Denis, D. (ND CCNM) states:
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"the naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body [...] natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation and traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, may also be used during treatments [...] acupuncture is a branch of Chinese medicine [...] the classic Eastern explanation for how acupuncture works is that channels of energy or qi [...] an obstruction or blockage in the movement of qi creates imbalance and/or pain in the body and can lead to disease. By manipulating the needles in a certain way, the practitioner is able to bring energy to areas that are lacking or create flow in areas that are blocked, bringing a sense of balance back to the body";
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"the naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body";
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"I think it is our philosophy that truly defines the profession.  Let’s look at the philosophy. [...#6] to support the healing power of the body: as part of every treatment plan I incorporate something that directly stimulates the body’s own ability to cope with illness.  A good example of this is using remedies that stimulate the innate immune system to help treat and prevent colds and flus. Supporting the body’s own ability to fight off infection is an ideal way to treat, so that there is less of a need for external interventions like antimicrobial herbs, or antibiotics";
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Dennis, L. (ND NCNM 2013), Myer, P.J. (ND NCNM 1996) state:
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"very minute doses of the medicine are used to stimulate the healing power in the body";
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"naturopathic medicine is based in the belief that the body has an innate ability to heal itself [...] these principals [sp., principles...] 1) the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): your body has the innate and instinctive ability to heal";
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Derry, C. (ND CCNM), Rodye, Y. (ND CCNM), Udayakumar, S. (ND CCNM) state:
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"the  naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body";
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Deroin, C.M. (NMD NCNM) states:
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"understanding the important role that the endocrine system, nervous system and general vital force of the body play in a healing crisis allows the physician to use the appropriate medicines [...] experiencing a healing crisis [...] its significance lies in a better understanding of the person's vital force [...] it is an example of vis medicatrix naturae at work";
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"naturopathic medicine is built upon a number of principles. The first is vis medicatrix naturae which means the healing power of nature or the vital force as the driving impetus behind healing disease. This concept is derived from the vitalist tradition of medicine [...] modern naturopathic medicine has continued the tradition of evaluating therapeutic modalities which aid the vital force and the healing power of nature";
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[in "Scottsdale Natural Medicine and Healing Clinic, LLC" (2010)]
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"naturopathic physicians view the signs and symptoms of a disease as the body’s attempts to heal itself and are trained to utilize medicine which will work with the patient’s own vital force to restore optimal health";
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"naturopathic physicians are trained to focus on the whole person first rather than just the disease process. Within any group of patients with the same disease, for example multiple sclerosis, there will be symptoms which they have in common and those which are unique to the individual. It is these individual and unique symptoms, which the vital force is expressing, that allow the practitioner to individualize the treatment to aid the healing process";
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"historically, our life force depends on the interdependence of others";
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Derry, C. (ND CCNM) states:
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"Asian medicine and acupuncture: based on the balance of qi (energy), yin and yang through the meridian pathways of the body";
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Deville, L. (ND SCNM) states:
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"the current dominant school of thought in medicine adheres to a mechanistic philosophy [...] the opposite philosophy (and the one adhered to by naturopathic medical doctors) is called vitalism";
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"the current dominant school of thought in medicine adheres to a mechanistic philosophy [...] the opposite philosophy is called vitalism. From this point of view, there is an intelligent design in the body, and an intelligent force at work within it [...] in vitalism the body is viewed as a single organism [...] the assumption is that the body will be able to heal itself (provided it isn’t already so damaged that repair is impossible)";
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Deyglio, S. (ND UBCNM?) states:
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[in “Book Review: Healing Love Though the Tao: Cultivating Female Sexual Energy By Mantak Chia”]
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“[the book] reveals the traditional taoist practice of enabling women to cultivate and enhance their sexual power by transforming it into spiritually creative healing expressions […] the foundation of healing energy, according to traditional Chinese medicine philosophy, is the circulation of sexual energy known as jing. Jing energy is transformative, creative energy vital for the development of chi (life force energy) and shen (spiritual energy). Jing energy is produced in the sex organs. Women continually lose this energy through menstruation and child bearing. The powerful techniques developed by the taoist master teach women how to conserve and use jing energy to revitalize their physical, mental and spiritual well-being. These practices hold many benefits, including the reduction of menstruation discomfort and the ability to attain full body orgasm”;
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Dhiman, N. (ND CCNM), Lee, J.Y.K. (ND Bastyr 2005) state:
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[in "Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)" (2010)]
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"the goal of acupuncture is to activate the natural, self-healing abilities of the human body [...] you have an intelligent energetic system inside your body to help maintain health and balance. In Chinese medicine, we call this energy 'qi' [...] in naturopathic medicine, we call this 'the vital force' and other cultures refer to this energy as 'prana, pneuma or the spirit'. Qi is the 'life energy' that flows throughout our body. It is this invisible energy that animates our bodies, protects us from illness, pain and disease [...] this life energy. In your body, qi flows through specific pathways called meridians [...] where meridian pathways flow, they bring life-giving qi that provides nourishment to every cell, organ, gland, tissue and muscle in the body [...] the quality and flow of qi. An obstruction to the flow of qi is like a dam. When qi becomes backed up in one part of the body, the flow becomes restricted in other parts [...] blockage of the flow of qi can be detrimental to a persons health, cutting off vital nourishment to the body [...] the amount, quality and balance of qi [...] to stimulate the balance of qi [...] facilitating the flow of qi";
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DiCampli, J. (NMD SCNM), Marchese, M. (NMD NCNM), Psenka, J. (ND SCNM), Purcell, A. (NMD SCNM), Retz, M. (ND SCNM), Tamburri, P. (NMD  SCNM) state:
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"a fever is a sign that the body’s vital force, its ability to heal itself, is working very hard to kill whatever bug or toxin is in the system";
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[in "Acupuncture" (2012)]
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"acupuncture literally means 'needle piercing,' the practice of inserting very fine needles into the skin to stimulate specific anatomic points in the body called acupoints or acupuncture points for therapeutic purposes [...] the acupoints (acupuncture points) are stimulated to balance the movement of energy (qi) in the body to restore health [...] acupuncture is used to regulate or correct the flow of qi to restore health";
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Dillon, M. (ND SCNM) states:
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"principles naturopathic physicians follow: the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in the person which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process [...] acknowledge, respect and work with the individual’s self-healing process";
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Dipasquale, R. (ND Bastyr 1995) states:
[in "Robin Dipasquale, Naturopathic Physician. Chair, Botanical Medicine Dept., Bastyr University" (2003)]
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"my work as a naturopathic physician, an herbalist, and a homeopath [...] the choices for how to maintain wellness and health had to come from the understanding of the body, the vital force, and the plant medicine";
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[in "Integrative Medicine: Naturopathic Services"]
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"principles of naturopathic medicine: [...#2] work with the healing power of nature [...] using therapies that work with the healing power of nature";
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DiRoma, K. (ND SCNM) states:
[in "The Team" (2007)]
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"I believe that there is a vital inner force, and in disease it can be suppressed, not allowing one to function optimally. Naturopathic medicine is about stimulating that vital force and allowing it to thrive";
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[in "Korey DiRoma, N.D." (2011)]
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"I believe that there is a vital inner force, and in disease it can be suppressed, not allowing one to function optimally. Naturopathic medicine is about stimulating that vital force and allowing it to thrive [...] naturopathic medicine [...involves such things as] homeopathy";
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[in "Ask The Doctor: Your Most Frequently Asked Questions Answered!" (2012)]
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"[question] is it advisable to take homeopathic remedies when one is undergoing chemo? [...answer] homeopathic remedies do not have an interaction with other medications or chemotherapeutics. Homeopathic remedies differ than herbal and nutrient/vitamin remedies in that there is no actual substance in the homeopathic remedy. Homeopathy works by stimulating the 'life force' or 'vital force' in the body to heal, and it does this without any known mechanism of action [...and the places uses] homeopathic mistletoe therapy";
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Dishman, M. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Chinese Medicine" (2013)]
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"Chinese medical theory is centered around the concept that all nature exists in a state of balance between opposite yet complimentary forces – yin and yang. The human body is made up of a system of Meridians or pathways that run throughout the body and connect to various internal organs where vital energy or bioelectrical force ('qi'), and blood courses in a continuous flow [...] when the normal flow of qi and blood is disrupted, there is imbalance. Insufficient or excessive flow, or blockage of one or more of these vessels creates a complex web of symptoms, disease and imbalance in the body";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"the foundation of naturopathic medicine revolves around the philosophy that the body has an innate wisdom and ability to heal itself [...] principles of naturopathic healing: there are six principles of healing that form the foundation for naturopathic medical practice. These include [...#2] the healing power of nature";
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Doan, J. (ND CCNM, ND[AU] ACNT) states:
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[in "Homeopathic Medicine" (2010)]
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“homeopathy [...] seeks to cure in accordance with natural laws of healing[sect law] and uses medicines made from natural substances such as animal, vegetable and mineral [...] the vital force. The homeopath believes that the body is always striving to keep itself healthy, or in balance. The force that acts in this protective manner is called the vital force. When the body is threatened by harmful external forces, the vital force, or defense mechanism produces symptoms [...] homeopaths believe that the suppression of natural secretions by drugs can give rise to more serious and deeper disorders since the vital force is being opposed and is not being allowed to express itself”;
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[in "Our Approach" (2010)]
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"homeopathy is a 200 year old system of medicine that stimulates the vital force so that the body can heal itself [...] in Chinese Medicine, the body is seen as having a flow of energy (qi) between interconnecting meridians, and this network can be used to diagnose or to treat. Signs and symptoms are associated with a disruption of the flow of qi. Acupuncture is used to restore
the natural flow and thus assist the person's movement towards health";
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Dodds, C. (ND Bastyr 1993) states:
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[in "About Homeopathic Treatment" (2007)]
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"the homeopathic remedy acts like a catalyst to stimulate healing. By mirroring the person’s own state of health, the remedy nudges the life force until inner balance is restored";
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[in "Homeopathy: A Time-tested Medicine For Today"]
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"according to homeopathy, health is a state of equilibrium maintained by a life force or essence. Under the influence of mental and physical stresses, the life force becomes disturbed and expresses its imbalance in the form of symptoms [...] the role of homeopathy is to stimulate the life force to re-establish a state of equilibrium. As the life force is restored to balance, the symptoms recede and the individual returns to a state of health";
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Donovan, P.M. (ND Bastyr 1985) states:
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[in "Who Am I? Where Did I Come From?..." (2005)]
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"through illness, one can discover and dissolve the illusions that have denied the full expression of one's vital force and essential self-affirmation";
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[in "The Face of Consciousness" (2006)]
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"this inherent striving of living organisms towards health has been named in many ways: I like the vis medicatrix naturae, or 'healing power of nature.' It is a powerful force within each of us. But this force is not simply a manifestation of biochemistry [...] but I was not yet a healer. I did not yet understand how to elicit within my patient the full manifestation of her lifeforce, spiritselfness [...] I [...] guided her to find a pathway to exploration of her spiritual self [p.xvi...] a question of the soul [...] the roots of illness [...] most people dwell in an existential quandary of identity [...] the vital force of life that surges through them and drives the evolution of their consciousness on its sacred quest for identity [p.015...] the full expression of your vital force and the evolutionary journey of your consciousness towards self-realization [...] through illness, you can discover and dissolve the illusions that have denied the full expression of your vital force and essential self-affirmation [p.017]";
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Donovan, T. (ND CCNM), Doyle, J. (ND CCNM) state:
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2010)]
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"maturopathic medicine is a form of primary health care which emphasizes prevention of disease using natural therapeutic methods and modalities.  These methods aim to stimulate the vis medicatrix naturae also known as the body’s innate wisdom to heal itself [...] naturopathic doctors (NDs) treat their patients holistically, taking into consideration the individual’s body, mind and spirit.  Working with the vital force or the ‘healing force within’ [...] the naturopathic doctor uses fundamental principles and philosophies [...#1] the physician must work with and respect the vis medicatrix naturae to support the healing process [...] vis medicatrix naturae - to cooperate with the healing powers of nature. It is the NDs role to support and facilitate the body’s own innate healing power";
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Dooley, T.R. (ND NCNM 1978, MD OHSUSM) states:
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[in "Homeopathy: Beyond Flat Earth Medicine: An Essential Guide for the Homeopathy Patient" (2004)]
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"understanding the vital force [...] an old and well known concept. In the era prior to modern science, various concepts of vital force were widely accepted. This is an invisible, immaterial, yet dynamic force which animates the physical body. This vital principle maintains all the parts of the material body [...] without this vital force, the material body is incapable of any sensation or function; in other words, is dead. Ideas similar to vital force are still in use today. In oriental medicine and martial arts this force is referred to as chi, meaning life-force. In yoga and ayurveda it is called prana, meaning vital energy. Hahnemann on vital force. In his book, Organon of Medicine, Hahnemann discusses the basic theories and practice of homeopathy. Hahnemann proposed that the essence of illness is a disorder in the vital force";
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[in "Homeopathy: Beyond Flat Earth Medicine" (2002, 2nd ed.)]
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"Hahnemann's perspective [...] homeopathic remedies [...] relied on a concept known as vital force [p.048...] Chapter 7: Understanding Vital Force [...] in the era prior to modern science, various concepts of vital force were widely accepted. This is an invisible, immaterial, yet dynamic force which animates the physical body. This vital principle [p.049...] without the vital force, the material body is incapable of any sensation or function: in other words, is dead [...aka] chi, meaning life-force. In yoga and ayurveda it is called prana, meaning vital energy [...] Hahnemann proposed that the essence of illness is a disorder in the vital force. Because of this disorder [psora], people are susceptible to various diseases and afflictions. When the integrity of the vital force is restored, the whole organism recovers health and disease is cured [...] a single disorder in the vital force results in many signs and symptoms [...] a picture of the disturbance on the vital force can emerge [...] though the vital force itself cannot be directly examined [...] homeopathic remedies are sufficiently subtle to directly correct morbid derangements in the vital force [p.50...] an invisible bioenergetic force [...] vital force continues to be a [supposedly] useful model for perceiving influences and medicinal effects [p.052]";
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Doran, L. (ND CCNM), Ovens, H. (ND CCNM), Whimster, K. (ND CCNM) state:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"naturopathic doctors abide by the following principles [...#2] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): your naturopathic doctor works to restore and support the powerful and inherent healing abilities of your body, mind, and spirit";
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[in "Homeopathy" (2013)]
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"'this powerful system of medicine is more than 200 years old and is widely accepted in many countries. Homeopathic remedies are made from specific dilutions of plant, animal and mineral substances.  When carefully matched to the patient they are able to affect the body’s 'vital force' and to stimulate the body’s innate healing forces";
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[in "Asian Medicine and Acupuncture" (2013)]
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"these therapies may include acupuncture, diet, herbs, and lifestyle changes.  Asian medicine stimulates energy pathways to activate your body’s ability to rebalance. The key principle that defines and connects all of Chinese medicine is that of chi, or vital energy.  The chi of all organs must be in balance, neither too active nor too dormant, for a person to be healthy.  The chi of the body’s organs and systems are all connected in meridians or channels that lie just under the skin.  A naturopathic doctor will use Eastern herbs and acupuncture to assist the body in regulating the chi and achieving balance";
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Dorninger, E.P. (ND Bastyr 2003) states:
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[in "About Dr. Dorninger" (2013)]
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"Eric is a general practitioner who enjoys integrating the wisdom of vitalistic medicine with the latest research of modern medicine";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"doctors of naturopathic medicine are guided by six principles of naturopathic medicine, which emphasize a holistic and natural approach to patient care, evaluation, management, and care for medical conditions [...] symptoms  [...] are viewed as expressions of the body’s natural attempt to heal [...#4] the healing power of nature: naturopathic medicine respects the innate intelligence of the human body to heal. This vital force is likened or related to the will to live, and works to bring the organism into balance and equilibrium, moving toward a state of optimal health. The role of the naturopathic physician is to facilitate this natural process biochemically, physiologically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually";
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Dortero, A. (ND Bastyr 2009) states:
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[in "Dr. Arika Dortero" (2010)]
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"naturopathic treatment is focused on the cause of illness and stimulating the body's vital force to come back to a state of health [...] as a naturopathic pediatric specialist I nurture and help create strong and healthy vital forces in children";
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Drobot, J. (ND NCNM), Riddle, S. (ND Bastyr 2003), Roberts, M. (ND CCNM) state:
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"your blood carries the life force of your body";
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[in "Acupuncture"]
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"thought to have originated on China, acupuncture is a technique of inserting extremely thin needles (thread-like) into the body on specific energy points to rebalance the flow of chi (life-force) and thus restore well-being and eliminate pain and suffering";
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Drost, L. (ND Bastyr 2003), Drost, T. (ND Bastyr 2003) state:
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[in "About Naturopathy" (2004)]
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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. They begin with least force and move to more invasive measures as necessary […] tonify weakened systems […] harmonize life forces";
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"[#3] tonify weakened systems [...] harmonize life forces";
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"[#1] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent ability in the body which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to recovery and to facilitate and augment this healing ability";
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D’Souza, L. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Looking for a Naturopathic Doctor in Oakville or Mississauga?" (2012)]
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"naturopathic medicine [...] treatments include [...] homeopathic medicine [...] homeopathic remedies are minute dilutions of plant, animal and mineral substances designed to stimulate the body's 'vital force' and strengthen its innate ability to heal";
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Ducharme, N.L. [formerly McFadzean] (ND Bastyr 2003) states:
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[in "The Six Guiding Principles of Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"I. 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 [...] III. 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 complimentary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician’s actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vis medicatrix naturae";
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"the digestive system is said to be the seat of much disease and dysfunction, and the root of the life force";
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Duggal, S. (ND CCNM) states:
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"the remedy works on the vital force (another word for life energy), providing it with the information it needs to bring body, mind and spirit back into balance. Unfortunately, the vital force’s natural mechanisms are suppressed by conventional medications that block normal physiological processes required for optimal functioning. The vital force then has no choice but to push the problem to a deeper level, creating chronic disease. Constantine Hering then came up with idea that symptoms, the body’s way of signaling to you that something is out of balance, develop in a particular way. True cure must then take place in the reverse order of the appearance of symptoms. But how does homeopathy work? As the substance is diluted, the vital essence of the molecules that were there remains imprinted as memory, exerting it’s[punct.] effect on the surrounding molecules. Quantum physics [quantum mysticism] suggests that the transfer of information may be through a wave, rather than a particle. In other words, it is electromagnetic. Vibrational theory states that water can be effected by subtle energies, and that remedies contain the energetic frequency of the substance from which they were made";
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Duggan, L. (ND CCNM) states:
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"according to my best ability and judgment, I will use methods of treatment which follow the principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] to act in cooperation with the healing power of nature";
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[in "About Naturopathy"]
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 "the naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body";
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Duguoa, J.J. (ND ?) states:
[in "Jennifer Lyall: Acupuncture - Getting to the Point"]
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"[as reported by Lyall] many people do not realize in Canada and the United States, naturopathic doctors are trained in acupuncture. Dr. J.J. Duguoa is a naturopathic doctor and addresses many questions first-timers have regarding acupuncture. What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is when you take very thin needles, and put them into points on the body to stimulate the qi. According to Chinese medicine, qi is energy, health, nutrients and you want to stimulate the qi in the body to cure disease [...] Dr. J.J. explains that the reason for twisting the needles is to get a qi response [...] the twisting is to stimulate the qi [...] Dr. J.J. then twisted the needles to stimulate the qi [...] she didn't like it when Dr. J.J. stimulated the qi";
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Dunne, N. (ND NCNM) states:
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"[citing ND Kane] yoga is an ancient practice of meditation that includes at it’s [punct.] core special attention to breath. The Sanskrit word for breath is 'prana' which also means life force, or spirit. People have long understood that peaceful and full breath is crucial for optimal health and well-being";
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"shaking is essential to activating the vital force, or the active principle, of each remedy";
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Dye, J.L. (NMD Bastyr 2007), Groves, A. (NMD SCNM 2005), Terlisner, A. (NMD Bastyr 2006) state:
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"for the naturopathic physician, abiding by these principles forms the basis of all treatment. They are: [#1] 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";
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Earls, A. (ND CCNM) states:
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"is naturopathic medicine the same as homeopathy?  No.  Homeopathy is an energetic healing method that stimulates the body's vital force to improve health.  It is only one aspect of naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic medicine utilizes several treatment options, including homeopathy, to treat the causes of disease and support the body's innate healing ability";
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"is naturopathic medicine the same as homeopathy? No. Homeopathy is an energetic heal­ing method that stimulates the body's vital force to improve health. It is only one aspect of naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic medicine utilizes several treatment options including homeopathy to treat the causes of disease and support the body's innate healing ability";
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Edenberger, N. (ND CCNM), Kirwin, E. (ND UBCNM), Westin-Garcia, C. (ND UBCNM) state:
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"naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles that underlie and determine its practice [...] the aim of the naturopathic physician is always to respect and support the body's ability to heal itself";
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Edge, J. (ND NCNM) states:
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"[as reported by Erina Fischer] 'as a naturopath, I can stimulate the patient’s vital force and promote healing,” Dr. Edge says “Naturopathy stimulates healing by using the least invasive — but most effective — methods'";
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"ancient cultures viewed the female body as sacred, an extension of the life force responsible for natural rhythms, rebirth and renewal";
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Edwards, J. (ND NCNM), Olson-Kuyper, K. (ND NCNM 2011), Zieman, K. (ND NCNM) state:
[in "Naturopathic Medicine - Philosophy" (2010)]
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"these principles stand as the distinguishing marks of the profession: [#1] first do no harm.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 [...#2] the healing power of nature. 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";
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Edwards, L.N. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Spirituality: The Science and Application of Naturopathic Clinical Practice" (2010)]
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“spirit [...] soul, life [that’s the essential vitalist equation...] my belief is that healing is rooted in the spirit [not only is life a spiritual essence, disease and health are first and foremost spiritual...] I consider myself a vitalist [...] vitalism: there is an inherent force / vis / spirit that orders the universe and is the basis for health [...] my teachers taught me [in AANP type ND school] that there is only one disease 'disturbance of the factors that promote health' [essentially vfs...per] addressing the spiritual imbalances is essential to the restoration of health [...] the underlying imbalances [naturo.s vfs underlying cause...is the] definition of health [...] the spirit is the essence of a human and transcends the body, therefore, ultimate health is reflected in the well-being of one's spirit [...] rather we are spirits [...] spiritual [...] pertaining to the spirit or soul [...] spirit: the life principle [a direct vfs alias...] the soul [...] healing as a spiritual act [...] no distinction between matter and spirit [pantheism, animatism, spiritism-materialism conflation etc....] recognize the inherent, self ordering wisdom of the 'vis medicatrix naturae' [Latin alias...] spirit leads [...per] spirit > mind / emotions > biochemistry > physiology [naturo. therapeutic order, essentially; with ‘>’ indicating ‘greater than’...] transforming the soul transforms physiology [treat the vfs and all fixes itself...] in clinical practice [...] we are spiritual beings, in bodies [...] disconnection from spirit as obstacle to cure [you cannot heal if you are nonspiritual!!!...] opportunity for spirit to heal [...] some questions to elicit spiritual status [...] doctor as teacher [the creed principle that requires personal spiritual development...] give them [patients] the definition of spirituality”;
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Edwards, S.W. (ND Bastyr 1988) states:
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“constitutional homeopathy: If you have yet to have a homeopathic remedy found for your constitution, call to make a homeopathic appointment so that one can be identified for you. Constitutional homeopathy goes a LONG way in boosting your vital force and helps to reduce your risk of illnesses, from contagions or otherwise”;
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Edwards, S.W. (ND Bastyr 1988), McCully, S. (ND Bastyr 2004), Wong, M. (ND Bastyr 2002) state:
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“key benefits […] increasing energy and vital force of the individual”;
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Eggerling, C. (NMD SCNM) states:
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[perhaps just a template for a company selling NDs IT services]
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2010)]
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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. The practice of naturopathic medicine emerges from six underlying principles of healing [...#1] 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 [...#3] 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";
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Eggleston, H. (ND BINM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Treatments" (2012)]
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"acupuncture removes blockages and promotes the smooth flow of qi (vitality) through the body restoring health to body, mind and spirit [...] we truly are what we eat as the nutrients and vital force of that food integrates into our cells and becomes the vital force of our bodies [...] homeopathy utilizes natural substances to stimulate the body's ability to heal itself";
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[in "Guiding Principles"]
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"naturopathic doctors are guided by six principles. This set of principles, emphasized throughout our training, outlines the naturopathic approach to health and healing and forms the foundation of this distinct form of health care [...]  the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic doctors work to restore and support the powerful and inherent healing ability of your body, mind and spirit and to prevent further disease from occurring. We identify and remove obstacles to recovery, facilitating and augmenting this ordered and intelligent healing ability [...] acknowledge and respect the individual's healing process";
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[in "Naturopathic Oath"]
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"according to my best ability and judgment, I will use methods of treatment which follow the principles of naturopathic medicine [...] to act in cooperation with the healing power of nature";
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"the naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body";
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"'the natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well' ~ Hippocrates";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2017)]
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"naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability [...] the 6 principals [sic.] of naturopathic medicine [...] the healing power of nature: vis medicatrix nature: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent ordered and intelligent self-healing process. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery which facilitates and augments this inherent self-healing process";
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Ehrlich, S.D. (NMD SCNM) states:
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[in Blackwell's "Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fast Facts for Medical Practice" (2002; editors Herring, M.A. (BSN IWU, MSN UH), Roberts, M.M. (MD UA)]
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"[specific to naturopathy, there's ch. 14 by ND Ehrlich, whose bio. in the book states he was faculty at SCNM at the time] naturopathy is a distinct system of medicine that is based on an understanding that the human organism contains a powerful healing intelligence called the 'vital force.' Naturopathic physicians, as licensed practitioners are referred to in most states, support the vital force by following the six principles of naturopathic medicine:  1. support the healing power of nature [...] naturopathy is unique in that it is defined by its principles rather than its modalities. A variety of interventions are used to help mobilize the vital force in patients to bring about cure [...including] nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, mind-body medicine, physical medicine, and lifestyle counseling [...and] the Eastern modalities of acupuncture and ayurveda [...] as these schools of medicine complement the vitalistic medical philosophy of naturopathy [p.091...] the symptom is merely an expression of imbalance by the vital force, which hints of underlying patterns of disharmony [...] by treating the cause, symptoms are alleviated naturally and permanently, the vital force no longer needing to express a condition of imbalance [p.092...] naturopathy has continued to evolve and integrate more conventional Western medical science with its vitalistic teachings to become the modern system of naturopathic medicine that exists today [...] fast facts for medical practice: naturopaths treat the whole person, using the healing power of nature to enliven a patient's own 'vital force' or innate healing ability [p.095]";
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(ISBN 0632045833 978-0632045839; strangely published under the "Blackwell Science" imprint)
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[in "How to Get your Sparkle Back - an Acupuncture Testimonial"]
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"we have a little saying here at our Phoenix clinic, we say 'qi happens!'.  Meaning that the the resurgence of the energy of life, the vitality of being, the re-awakening of our life force...it happens! [...] using our unique style of acupuncture, blended with cutting-edge naturopathic therapies we are able to [...]  restore vital energy";
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[in "5 Reasons why Acupuncture Treatment is Right for You"]
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"It’s all about energy. Acupuncture works on the innate energy of a person. One of the fundamental principals of acupuncture is all health issues are energy issues (too low, out of balance, or blocked, etc.).  By correcting the body’s energy, acupuncture is treating the problem at the root.  This is treating a cause, not just covering up a symptom. When the right style of acupuncture is applied (a big subject unto itself!) the vital energy that flows through that painful or diseased area is addressed and corrected. This is the qi (chi) that Chinese medicine practitioners talk so much about.  When the qi is corrected, your painful shoulder, knee, hip, etc. can finally begin to heal! [...] as we correct the flow of qi in the body, the whole body gets healthier and stronger.  As we improve the flow of vital energy to one part of the body, the whole body is bathed in this renewed, flowing qi [...] if a point has a lot of congested, blocked qi, a quick dull twinge may be felt.  This is a fleeting sensation called the de qi and it is a sign that the stuck qi has been unstuck! [...] your energy is improved to the point that your health issue is healed";
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[in "Can Acupuncture Treatment Heal a Broken Heart?"]
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"the meridian associated with the emotion of grief is the lung meridian.  The lung meridian is central to our health.  In acupuncture theory, the lung is responsible for taking the qi ('chee') or vital energy from the atmosphere and bringing it into the body.  Moreover, it is said the lungs command the qi and that all the other meridians are dependent on the lungs to do their respective jobs of transporting and utilizing the qi throughout the body [...] but using acupuncture and naturopathic medicine";
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Eino, D. (ND CCNM 2003) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Services" (2013)]
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"acupuncture and Chinese medicine: Chinese medicine is an ancient method of diagnosing and treating illness and disease. Treatment is focused on restoring balance and harmony in the body. Thin, sterile needles are used at specific points to support energy channels, and harmonize 'qi' or energy in the body";
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Elgez, A. (ND CCNM), Shin, S. (ND CCNM), Yun, J. (ND CCNM) state:
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[in "Esoteric Acupuncture"]
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"drawing upon the disciplines of traditional Chinese acupuncture, sacred geometry, the qabbalastic tree of life, the ayurvedic nadi system, and high qi nutrition, esoteric acupuncture brings the subtle and finer aspects of qi (vital energy) into balance.  In these healing traditions, the root cause of many physical health concerns are said to begin at the level of the subtle energy (qi) body within the mind, emotions, and on deeper levels still";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"it is a form of medicine that understands our natural healing ability [...] it is a therapeutic philosophy of health and medicine that uses therapies that co-operate with your body";
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"healing power within all of us - 'natural forces within us are the true healers of disease' – Hippocrates";
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"naturopathic medicine is effective because it focuses on the fundamental causes of disease by using therapies that enhance the natural healing abilities of the body [...] the 4-year program focuses on the practice and philosophy of naturopathic medicine and its treatment principles and therapies";
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Elias, A. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"the practice of naturopathic medicine is founded on six principles of healing [...] 1) the healing power of nature: 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, to identify and remove obstacles to health and recovery, and to support the creation of a healthy internal and external environment [...] 3) first do no harm: therapeutic actions should be complementary to and synergistic with the healing process of nature [...] to facilitate the body's innate healing response";
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[in "Raw Food"]
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"raw foods have higher nutrient values than foods which have been cooked.  Heating food above 115 degrees F can destroy enzymes in foods that can assist in the digestion and absorption of food, as well as degrade the nutrients in foods, thus removing their healing and 'life force' value";
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[in "Acupuncture"]
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"according to TCM, health is achieved by maintaining the body in a 'balanced state'; disease is due to an internal imbalance of yin and yang. This imbalance leads to blockage in the flow of 'qi' (vital energy) along pathways known as meridians. Qi can be unblocked, according to TCM, by using acupuncture at certain points on the body that connect with these meridians [...] by strengthening your vital energy (qi) so that your body can work towards healing itself [...] that is expressed by the qi in the body [...] once the needles are in, there will usually be signs that the qi has arrived which can be a slight tingling, a dull ache, a sensation of heat or cold, or any number of sensations that people experience as the qi.  This qi sensation can be subtle or stronger for some people";
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Elliot, A.W. (ND NCNM) states:
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"naturopathic medicine [...] is an approach to prevention and treatment of disease that seeks to [...] nourish and stimulate the being’s inborn healing forces [..aka] the energetic (called the chi, ki, prana, etheric, or vital force in different cultures) [...] Dr. Elliott’s task is to be open to whatever emerges in the investigation of the origin of a specific disease [...whether] the result of biochemical dysfunction, imbalances of subtle energy flow, long held anger and resentment, refusal to follow a calling of the spirit, or some combination of these";
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Ellis, T. (ND CCNM) states:
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"acupuncture is a type of alternative medicine that treats patients by insertion and manipulation of solid, generally thin needles in the body. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years and is a main concept in today’s traditional Chinese medicine. Its origin theory is based on the premise that bodily functions are regulated by the flow of energy-like entity called qi. Acupuncture, from that traditional perspective, aims to correct any imbalances in this flow by stimulation of anatomical locations on or under the skin called acupuncture points, typically connected by channels known as meridians. At BIHC the naturopathic doctor performs this type of acupuncture. [...] acupuncture Services Provided By: Dr. Matthew Wong, Dr. Ben Osborne, Dr. Tomas Ellis, Dana Goodfellow";
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https://web.archive.org/web/20130814102515/http://bihc.ca/acupuncture.html)
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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Engelbrecht, N. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2017)]
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"the naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body [...] naturopathic doctors are guided by six principles [...] acknowledge and respect the individual's healing process [...] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): your naturopathic doctor works to restore and support the powerful and inherent healing ability of your body, mind and spirit and to prevent further disease from occurring. Naturopathic doctors identify and remove obstacles to recovery, facilitating and augmenting this ordered and intelligent healing ability [...] the body's healing response [...] the therapies used assist the body's healing response [...] homeopathic medicine: this powerful system of medicine [...] homeopathic remedies [...] when carefully matched to the patient they are able to affect the body's 'vital force' and to stimulate the body's innate healing forces [...] traditional Chinese medicine / acupuncture: the key principle that defines and connects all of Chinese medicine is that of chi, or vital energy. The chi of all organs must be in balance, neither too active nor too dormant, for a person to be healthy. The chi of the body's organs and systems are all connected in meridians or channels that lie just under the skin. A naturopathic doctor will use Eastern herbs and acupuncture to assist the body in regulating the chi and achieving balance";
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"acupuncture is an ancient (5000 year old) Chinese system of medicine involving the stimulation of certain specific points on the body to enhance the flow of vital energy (chi) along pathways called meridians. The points are stimulated by massage or needles";
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Epstein, D. (ND Bastyr 2008) states:
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"naturopathic doctors [...] this holistic approach organically encourages a foundation at the level of food and other forms of nutrition, such as nourishing herbs and nutritional supplements, to supply the right building blocks that allow your body's innate vital force to do its job of bringing you into a state of dynamic equilibrium. This strategy rejects the notion of merely suppressing symptoms, as generally happens with pharmaceutical drugs; rather it addresses the underlying causal factors associated with the development of dysfunction and chronic disease [...] to replete deficiencies that may be depriving your vital force of the raw materials it needs to do its work [...] over the course of a series of treatments, by stimulating the natural metabolic processes of the body constitutional hydrotherapy strengthens the vital force, strengthens the immune system, strengthens digestion, tonifies the body, and improves circulation. This treatment gently but steadily reduces symptoms by vitalizing the underlying forces that bring the body into dynamic equilibrium";
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[in "The Naturopathic Approach to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (aka IBS)" (2012)]
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"I take a  classic naturopathic three-pronged approach:  [...] 3. stimulate the vitality: living beings have a vital force – an innate drive toward health and healing. Rather than manipulate the system or only suppress symptoms with pharmaceuticals, our focus is to nourish the system, remove obstacles to healing, and then let the vital force sort out the details";
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Epstein, P. (ND NUNM 1984) states:
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"[from NDNR 2007] the deeper essence of a person, whether you call it the spirit, soul or vital force";
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Erdmann, U. (ND CCNM), Langlouis, C. (ND CCNM), Tapp, B. (ND CCNM), Willms, H. (ND ?) state:
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[in "Therapies" (2013)]
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"homeopathic medicine uses remedies to stimulate your body's innate energy and activate healing [...] acupuncture uses energy (qi) points on the body to stimulate movement of qi. Stagnate qi can lead to various disorders and pain by inserting sterile needles into acupuncture points the bodies natural energy is used to heal and calm. The doctors are trained in both traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and medicinal acupuncture during their four years of naturopathic college";
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Erickson, R.M. (ND Bastyr 2008) states:
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"Dr. Erickson is dedicated to the principles of naturopathic medicine [...#3] when in balance, the human body has the natural, inherent capacity to heal [...] naturopathic steps to improved health [...#1] re-establish a strong foundation for health: support the body’s natural healing process by stimulating the vis medicatrix naturae, the body’s natural capacity to heal itself [...] stimulate the vis –the flow of energy that runs through you";
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Eriksen, T. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Principles of Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"the practice of naturopathic medicine emerges from six underlying principles of healing [...] including #2] vis medicatrix naturae, use the healing power of nature [...] the healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force";
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Erlandsen, A. (ND NCNM) states:
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"first do no harm: the process of healing includes the generation of symptoms, which are, in fact, expressions of the body attempting to heal itself.  Therapeutic actions should be complementary to and synergistic with this healing process [...] these principles stand as the distinguishing marks of the profession [...] the healing power of nature: 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 individual's vitality.  The physician’s role is to facilitate and augment this process";
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Espinoza, G. (ND UBCNM) states:
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"principles of naturopathic medicine: [#1] the healing power of nature: the naturopathic physician’s role is to support, facilitate and augment this process";
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"principles of naturopathic medicine: the healing power of nature: the naturopathic physician’s role is to support, facilitate and augment this process";
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"three concepts of acupuncturist as to its perspective view on health and sickness are as follows: vital energy [...] the acupuncturist also assesses the flow and distribution of this 'vital energy' within its pathways, known as 'meridians and channels'";
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"in acupuncture theory, pain is said to be caused by the stagnation of either qi (energy or life force) [...] pain that is due to qi stagnation [...] it has the unique ability to regulate the circulation of qi [...] acupuncture works by regulating the flow of qi in meridians [...] that distribute qi through the body [...] the qi tends to get stuck around the point bladder 10 at the nape of the neck";
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"it is strengthening and healing to the digestive system, helps to normalize circulation, soothes the nervous system, stimulates eliminative and detoxifying processes, and stimulates the vital force";
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"acupuncture works by regulating the flow of qi or life force in the body. In the case of PTSD, there is often what is called a qi wild condition, in which one's life force / vital energy have become chaotic, disturbed, or grossly inconsistent. Acupuncture is a powerful way to settle such energetic disturbances and return the body and mind to a state of balance and peace";
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"acupuncture works by balancing the flow of qi, or internal life force, in the body. Depression is typically a byproduct of weak qi in the heart or kidneys";
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"perhaps one of the last truly holistic forms of healthcare remaining on the planet, acupuncture works with the qi (life force) of the body in order to induce a variety of therapeutic effects";
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"acupuncture works by regulating the flow of qi (life force) through 14 major meridians on the body. Immune weakness is typically due to deficient qi of the lungs and spleen. When these organs are weak, symptoms such as allergies, diarrhea, fatigue, cough, and recurring infections are commonplace. For these issues, acupuncture points are chosen on the lung and spleen meridians to supplement the qi, thereby strengthening immune function";
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[in "Holistic Remedies: The Modalities of Naturopathic Medicine" (2011)]
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"traditional Chinese medicine: Asian medicine is based on the principle of balancing the body's vital energy or chi. The chi of the body is connected in meridians or channels running just under the skin. Energy is balanced through the use of herbs and acupuncture";
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[in "Acupuncture For Fatigue" (2011)]
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"the majority of patients who complain of fatigue suffer from a deficiency of vital energy (qi). Qi is the basic energy that creates optimal physiological and neurological function. Aside from fatigue, other signs of qi deficiency are diarrhea, pallor, easy bruising, excessive sleep, scanty menses or amenorrhea, frequent urination, low libido, and shortness of breath";
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Esposito, J. (ND CCNM), Grant, C. (ND CCNM) state:
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"the goal of an ND is to use scientifically based therapies that support and promote the body’s natural healing process. It is this healing power of nature [...] principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] act in cooperation with the healing power of nature";
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[in "Treatments" (2011)]
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"naturopathic doctors use eastern herbs and acupuncture to re-balance the body. During acupuncture, thin needles are inserted to stimulate the body's vital force (qi) [...] by stimulating energy (what the Chinese call qi)";
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Fabbro, M. (ND CCNM 1999) states:
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[in “Therapies” (2007)]
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“acupuncture: the use of thin needles or moxa to stimulate specific energy points on the body to effect qi (chi) or energy movement in the body [...] cosmetic acupuncture can also increase your own natural energy, or ‘chiforce”;
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Falkowski, A. (ND CCNM 2003) states:
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"acupuncture [...which works on] meridians or the energy channels that run through the body [...and] qi or the vital energy of the body [...] that smooth flow of qi";
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Falomo, A. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Frequently Asked Questions" (2013)]
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"the patient may or may not feel a very slight quick pricking sensation just as the needle is inserted into the skin layer. This should not be painful. When the needle goes deeper into the muscle layer, the patient should feel a slight sensation as the needle contacts the qi. This sensation can be described as numbness, tingling, dull pressure, type of electric shock feeling, or a sensation of heat. In some cases, the sensation travels along the meridian pathways and can affect whole areas of the body or limbs. This sensation should not be uncomfortable";
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[in "TCM and Acupuncture" (2013)]
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"acupuncture is one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world. The basis of acupuncture is that the body has an energy force within it known as qi (pronounced chee). Qi travels through the body along special pathways known as meridians. These pathways can become obstructed, deficient, or excessive. This creates an irregular energy flow in the body, causing illness and pain. Acupuncture effectively reduces inflammation that causes pain and improves qi and blood circulation to promote healing and maintain good health [...] the effect of the needles is to restore the balance of the patient's energy";
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Farah, L.E. (ND CCNM), Kearns, A. (ND CCNM) state:
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[in "Acupuncture" (2012)]
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"acupuncture is an ancient medicine that was developed over 4000 years ago to treat both pain and dysfunction in the body. Early Chinese physicians discovered there is an energy network crisscrossing just below the surface of the skin that communicates from the exterior to the internal organs. There are over 1,000 acupuncture points on the body and 14 main channels or meridians. This energy works in harmony with the body's circulatory, nervous, muscular, digestive, and all other systems of the body. When this vital energy becomes blocked or weakened, any number of wanted events can result including inflammation, poor circulation, dysfunction of immunity, or hormonal functioning. Stimulation through needle insertion of one or a combination of key acupuncture points on the body aims to restore harmony to the affected area or physiological function";
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[in "Neural Therapy" (2012)]
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"a scar has an electric charge about five times that of normal skin, and functions to disrupt energy, nerve flow and blood flow. This concept is similar to acupuncture, which attributes to energy channels flowing freely in the body. However, scars or injured dead tissue, malnutrition, stress and disease all disturb this flow causing energy imbalances called 'interference fields.' Scars along acupuncture meridian channels block energy flow to the organs causing pain";
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Farahmand, Z. (ND CCNM 2013) states:
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[in "The Principles of Naturopathic Medicine" (2016)]
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"as with any profession, naturopathic doctors need to be guided by certain principles. NDs have six principles which guide how we work with patients for optimal health and wellness. Principles of naturopathic medicine  [...] to support the healing power of the body, by recognizing and removing obstacles to the body's inherent self-healing process";
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Farnsworth, K. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Our Philosophy" (2010)]
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“naturopathic medicine is emphasizes the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing capacity of the person [...] 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 enhance this process”;
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[in "Acupuncture: What is It?" (2010)]
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"the classical Chinese explanation consists of channels or meridians of energy called 'qi' that flow like rivers throughout the body  [...] these energy channels can be manipulated by using acupuncture [...] an obstruction or 'stagnation' in the movement of these energy channels acts like a dam that backs up the flow of water through a river system. The meridians or energy channels can be manipulated and influenced by certain protocols of acupuncture points [...] obstruction of 'qi' that has not been corrected can result in disease as a consequence to the partial or complete blockage of 'qi' and can affect areas such as the digestive, reproductive and respiratory systems. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body's internal organs to correct imbalances and 'stagnation' in areas that are susceptible to blockage of the energy production pathways";
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Farnsworth, K. (ND NCNM), Ram, S.M. (ND BINM) state :
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“naturopathic medicine is emphasizes the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing capacity of the person [...] 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 enhance this process”;
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Farwell, S. (ND CCNM) states:
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"acupuncture [...and] Chinese medicine are based on the Taoism paradigm of balance in nature. Everything in nature can also be classified as yin or yang. When the body is healthy there is a balance between the yin and yang and the body qi (or life force) is moving smoothing within the meridians. If there is an imbalance in the yin or yang, or if the qi is deficient, moving in the wrong direction, in excess or is obstructed the body then becomes more susceptible to dis-ease. Chinese medicine looks for the underlying or' root' cause of this imbalance and seeks to correct it [...] the meridians are the mapped pathways depicting the flow of energy or qi that flows within the body, including the organs they are related to. Acupuncture treatments allows for the proper flow of qi or energy through the body allowing for a natural and balanced healing to occur";
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"the word Reiki is comprised of two Japanese words-Rei which means 'universal' and pertaining to the spiritual dimension and the soul, and ki which is 'the vital life force'. Reiki refers to 'universal life-force energy'";
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"principles of naturopathic medicine [...] vis medicatrix naturae, healing power of nature: respect and promote self-healing";
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Fassler, K. (ND Bastyr 1988), Hecht, L. (ND Bastyr 1988), Quinn, J. (ND Bastyr 2001) state:
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"your body has an incredible ability to heal [...] we design a personalized treatment plan to stimulate your body's own healing power";
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"naturopathic medicine stimulates the vital force of the body, which heals the patient";
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Fasullo, C.T. (ND NCNM) states:
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"in the autumn of 1989, the AANP adopted its first official definition of our medicine [...] naturopathic medicine [...] is 'distinguished by the principles upon which its practice is based.'  These principles are the very statements that make up our oath [...] Lindlahr identified the highest methods of cure as those which [...#2] economize vital force [...] these tools in hand, we repeat our oath to rely on the healing power of nature [p.019...] a clinically applicable naturopathic philosophy [...requires, as #2] stimulate the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae) [p.020]";
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"because naturopathic medicine focuses on the health of the entire body and not the specific disease, there is never a case where some supportive care can be taken to better allow the vital force to work in regaining health and balance [...] central to naturopathic philosophy is a belief in the innate healing power of nature.  This is the general tendency of a living organism towards highest health [...] our goal is to stimulate the body’s power to heal itself";
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Fasullo, C.T. (ND NCNM), Neale, N. (ND NCNM), Zeff, J. (ND NCNM 1979) state:
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"it is strengthening and healing to the digestive system, helps to normalize circulation, soothes the nervous system, stimulates eliminative and detoxifying processes, and stimulates the vital force";
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Faust, P. (ND Bastyr 2001) states:
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“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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Feibelman, M. (ND NCNM 2011) states:
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"naturopathy is a distinct type of medicine that blends [...] it is guided by a unique set of principles that recognizes the body’s innate healing capacity [...] the principles of naturopathic medicine include [...#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself. The vital force, the 'vis', is the capacity within each living being that promotes self-healing";
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[in "What Is It?" (2014)]
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"naturopathy is a distinct type of medicine that blends [...] it is guided by a unique set of principles that recognize the body’s innate healing capacity [...] the aim of naturopathic care is to remove the obstacles to health so that the body may heal itself. The foundation of this medicine rests in six fundamental principles [...#3] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself. The vital force, the 'vis', is the capacity within each living being that promotes self-healing";
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Felice, J.F.F. (ND Bastyr 2003) states:
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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 [...aka] the healing power of nature. Vis medicatrix naturae";
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[in "Services: Shiatsu" (2010)]
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"Oriental medicine is a complimentary healing philosophy to naturopathic medicine. Shiatsu is a form of touch utilizing specific pressures to promote and influence the state of energy in the body [...] traditional Eastern medicine describes [the body] as having a 'life force' or 'energy' (referred to as chi, qi, or prana). The characteristics and condition of this energy comprises the essence of wellness or illness. The heart of the practice of shiatsu concentrates on restoring this energy and keeping it in optimal condition";
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"Oriental medicine is a complimentary healing philosophy to naturopathic medicine. Shiatsu, also known as acupressure is a form of touch utilizing specific pressures to promote and influence the state of energy in the body [...] traditional Eastern medicine describes as having a 'life force' or 'energy' (referred to as chi, qi, or prana). The characteristics and condition of this energy comprises the essence of wellness or illness. The heart of the practice of shiatsu concentrates on restoring this energy and keeping it in optimal condition";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"the practice of naturopathic medicine emerges from six underlying principles of healing [...] it is these principles that distinguish the profession from other medical approaches: the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae [...] the naturopathic physician respects and enhances the intelligence of the natural healing processes that all living organisms possess.  Naturopathic medicine emphasizes treatment of disease through the stimulation, and support of your body’s inherent healing capacities";
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Ferchoff, M. (NMD SCNM) states:
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"naturopathic medicine developed from the alternative healing systems that were practiced in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries [true]. During this time period, the two competing philosophies of medicine, vitalistic (now called natural medicine) [true] and mechanistic (now called allopathic or conventional medicine) [false], diverged and converged, influencing and shaping one another [false]";
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Ferchoff, R. (ND SCNM) states:
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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 [...#1] 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 [...#3] first do no harm. Primum no nocere. Illness is a purposeful [teleology] 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 [...] the therapeutic order is the basic approach that naturopathic physicians use to guide their patients to wellness [...its #] 2. stimulate the healing power of nature [...its #] 3. tonify weakened systems [...and] harmonize life forces";
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Ferchoff, R. (ND SCNM), McCleod, M. (ND Bastyr), Thurston, T. (ND NCNM) state:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2011)]
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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. The practice of naturopathic medicine emerges from six underlying principles of healing [...#1] 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 [...#3] 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 [..] the therapeutic order is the basic approach that naturopathic physicians use to guide their patients to wellness [...] 2. Stimulate the healing power of nature. Use various systems of health such as botanicals, homeopathy, Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, nutrition, psychospiritual [...] 3. Tonify weakened systems [...including] harmonize life forces";
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Fialk, J. (ND NCNM) states:
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"these naturopathic elders proposed that this hydrotherapy stimulated the body’s 'vital force' and improved overall health by optimizing blood flow and function to the organs that remove waste products from the body: the liver, kidneys, spleen, gastrointestinal tract, and skin";
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"principles of naturopathic medical practice [...#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in people that is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process";
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Figoski, L. (ND NCNM) states:
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"naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability [...] their bodies’ ability to ward off, combat disease and heal from disease [...] we base our practice on six timeless principles [...#2] let nature heal. Our bodies have a powerful, innate instinct for self-healing";
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Finkle, R.J. (ND Bastyr 1997) states:
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"traditional Chinese medicine elegantly and energetically rebalances the qi [...] Chinese medicine is particularly insightful in maintaining childhood health with regards to balancing the qi";
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"naturopathic medicine is based upon seven key principals [sic.]: the healing power of nature [...] traditional Chinese medicine: Chinese medicine is based on the concept of building, moving, or balancing qi, the vital force. Each person is individually assessed for deficiency, excess, or stagnation of that energy [...] we use acupuncture, tui na (Chinese massage), moxibustion (warming with herbs) or Chinese herbs to rebalance the qi";
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Finnell, J. (ND Bastyr 2008) states:
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"I am passionate about understanding the naturopathic concept of the vital force ‘the vis,’ and the Chinese concept of ‘qi’";
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Fiore, J. (ND CCNM) states:
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"the naturopathic practitioner strives to choose treatments that work with the vital force (inherent healing capacity of the person)";
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"qi is the life force that is present in every cell of our bodies. Qi is made up of yin and yang, two opposite yet complementary energies that work together to maintain balance within every living being.  Yin energy is cooling and calming; yang energy is warming and active.  Often, yin is referred to as water, and yang is fire";
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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 treatments are chosen to work with the patient's vital force (inherent healing capacity of the person), respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process";
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"when taking herbs, it may help to visualize that you are also taking in the earth’s life force.  This life force has power, and embodies the potential to help you create a new life";
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Firetag, L.E. (ND Bastyr) states:
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"III. the healing power of nature: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process that is ordered and intelligent. Therefore, I identify and remove any obstacles to healing while facilitating this inherent, powerful self-healing process";
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Fitzpatrick, M. (ND Bastyr 2006) states:
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"we look at the vis, the vitality [...] and treatment is focused at improving and economizing the life-giving force of the individual [...] a homeopathic dose supports the healing power of the body [...] so let us remember, that the healing power of nature prevails.  The body knows how to heal itself";
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Flatland, E. (ND SCNM) states:
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“the philosophy of naturopathic medicine [...] the basic underlying principles of naturopathic medicine [...] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae [...] the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health [...] nature heals through the response of the life force [...] the process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are [...] an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself [...] symptom's are an expression of the body's attempt to heal [...] 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 medicatrix naturae. Therefore, methods designed to suppress symptoms without removing underlying causes”;
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“[#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae). Naturopathic physicians understand that it is nature that is the real healer – not doctors, drugs or surgery. Nature cures through the body’s inherent healing mechanisms. When supported it can maintain and restore phenomenal health. Naturopathic physicians seek to support and enhance these natural healing systems by using medicines and techniques that work in harmony with body and are free of harmful side-effects. 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”;
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Fleck-D'Andrea, T. (ND SCNM), Kelchner, A. (ND NCNM 2003), Rozelle, R. (ND SCNM) state:
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"naturopathy has been around since ancient times. Hippocrates, a physician who lived about 2400 years ago, formulated one of the main principles of naturopathic medicine, vis medicatrix naturae - the healing power of nature.  For thousands of years, healers have been utilizing herbs, food, water, touch, and fasting to spur the innate ability of the body to heal itself [...] to promote the body’s innate natural healing process [...] because naturopathic medicine works to stimulate the body's own healing system [...] naturopathic medicine is defined by six philosophical principles: although naturopathic doctors utilize natural treatment approaches to promote health, what truly defines this medicine are its treatment principles [...#2] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: the body has an inherent ability to restore health through nature’s healing properties [...] homeopathic medicines are diluted thousands of times and when given astutely can gently stimulate the body to heal itself";
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Fleming, S.A. (ND Bastyr 2007), Gutknecht, N.C. (ND NCNM) state:
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"it is guided by a unique set of principles that recognize the body's innate healing capacity [x2...] list 1: principles of naturopathic medicine [...#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic medicine recognizes the body's natural healing ability, and trusts that the body has the innate wisdom and intelligence to heal itself if given the proper guidance and tools [...] list 2: naturopathic therapeutic order [...] 2. stimulate the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): the self-healing processes; 3. address weakened or damaged systems or organs [...including] harmonize life force";
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Flynn, C. (ND NCNM) states:
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"homeopathic thought recognizes the presence and activity of a life force in each individual. The appropriately selected remedy will stimulate this vital force [...] the use of the whole plant as a medicine preserves the intelligent life force that can nourish and heal us in a way no pharmaceutical can";
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Fogg, J. (ND CCNM), Lawrence, A. (ND CCNM 1999) state:
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“constitutional hydrotherapy is a very relaxing technique using hot and cold packs along with gentle electrical stimulation that allows the body to utilize and bring back its own healing vital forces [...] acupuncture and Chinese herbs. A Chinese technique whereby a pathological condition within the parameters of traditional Chinese medicine is identified by pulse and tongue diagnosis. Certain acupuncture points, located on the relevant organ channels, are needled either to stimulate or subdue the life force, or qi. This medicine has existed for over 2000 years. These tools are used to balance yin and yang forces in the body and promote proper flow of chi (energy) throughout the body”;
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Forbes, J. (ND NCNM) states:
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"huge stresses, emotional shocks, grief [...] they can so overwhelm the vital force that a new remedy may be indicated, or the former remedy may need to be repeated in a high potency [...] if someone is exposed to a particular stress we may classify as an antidoting factor, the vital force will rebound and the beneficial effect of the remedy will remain intact, especially if the harmful stimulus (coffee, etc.) is eliminated from the diet";
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Ford, V. (ND UBCNM) states:
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"homeopathic remedies function on both the physical and emotional levels affecting the body’s 'vital force' and strengthening its innate ability to heal";
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Franc, V. (ND CCNM), Kush, C. (ND CCNM), Wyatt, J. (ND CCNM) state:
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"naturopathic principles and therapies. 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 […] homeopathic medicine was originally developed during the 18th century by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann, and is widely used throughout the world. Based on the principle of ‘like cures like’, minute amounts of plant, animal or mineral substances are used to stimulate the body's self-healing abilities. When carefully matched to the patient they are able to affect the body's ‘vital force’ and to stimulate the body's innate healing forces on both the physical and emotional levels, with few side effects [...] traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a complete medical system that has diagnosed, treated, and prevented illness for over a quarter of the world’s population for over two thousand years [...] the key principle that defines and connects all of Chinese medicine is that of chi, or vital energy. The chi of all organs must be in balance, neither too active nor too dormant, for a person to be healthy. A naturopathic doctor will use Eastern herbs and acupuncture to assist the body in regulating the chi and achieving this balance";
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Frances, D. (ND NCNM 1993) states:
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"experience [...] 1993 - 2008: family practice in naturopathic medicine [...] practice is based on the vitalistic principles fundamental to naturopathic medicine.  Homeopathic practice includes emphasis on LM potencies in chronic cases";
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"'the freer the inflow of life force into the organism, the greater the vitality, the more there is of strength, of positive resisting, recuperative powers.' Lindlarh, Henry, M.D., Philosophy of Natural Therapeutics, Maidstone Osteopathic Clinic, Maidstone, Kent";
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Francescott, T.J. (ND Bastyr 1999) states:
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“classical homeopathy: This is a powerful energetic system of medicine that is over 200 years old. Homeopathic medicines are diluted many times leaving only the energetic blueprint of the remedy. I utilize these substances to stimulate your inherent self-healing abilities and to strengthen your immune system. These medicines function on both the physical and emotional levels to enhance your vital force”;
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"homeopathic medicines are diluted many times leaving only the energetic blueprint of the remedy. I utilize these substances to stimulate your inherent self-healing abilities and to strengthen your immune system. These medicines function on both the physical and emotional levels to enhance your vital force";
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Francis, G.A. (ND Bastyr 1998) states:
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"naturopathic medicine. Also known as nature cure, or natural medicine, is founded on traditional beliefs in the power of the body to heal itself. The underlying cause of illness is treated instead of the symptoms. Treatment combines diet and noninvasive therapies to stimulate the healing process and vital force of the patient [...] the prescription of herbal remedies to restore the body’s self healing mechanism and vital force";
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"moxibustion [...] enhances the acupuncture treatment by increasing the qi in the area [...] qi gong: an ancient Chinese system of movement, breathing techniques, and meditation which builds and improves the circulation of qi (the life energy) in and around the body";
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[in "Acupuncture" (2012)]
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"the qi energy, vital life force, constitutes and shapes all living beings. The five elements describe the state of constant flux and transformation of the qi in relation to patterns of balance and harmony [...] qi (the life energy)";
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Franzoni, M. (ND UBCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathy" (2012)]
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"naturopaths are licensed primary care physicians (in many states) who use natural, effective, and non-toxic therapies to promote health, stimulate the body’s vital force, and further prevent disease";
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[in "Acupuncture" (2012)]
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"rather than being based on a biochemical model like Western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine is based on an energetic model involving qi [...] qi was first understood by the ancient Chinese who recognized that all life forms have inherent vital energy. They referred to this energy as qi, and documented consistent pathways of its flow throughout the human body. These qi pathways were referred to as meridians. The wise men also noted that if the flow of qi in these meridians was disrupted by trauma, poor diet, medications, stress, hereditary conditions, sedentary lifestyles, environmental factors or excessive emotional issues, normal physiological function was affected resulting in pain or disease. The ultimate goal of traditional Chinese medicine was, and still is, not only to treat pain or disease, but even more importantly, to prevent it. Ancient practitioners had to develop a way to facilitate the flow of qi within the meridians to maintain health";
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[in "Acupuncture Continued" (2012)]
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"in acupuncture treatment small, thin, sterile needles are gently placed superficially into the skin at specific points along the meridians. This age old technique helps to stimulate the circulation of qi and invigorate the body's natural ability to bring the body, mind and spirit back into balance";
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Frazer, J. (ND Bastyr 2006) states:
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[in "Principles of Naturopathic Medicine" (2014)]
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"[#1] the healing power of nature: naturopathic medicine recognizes the body’s inherent ability, which is ordered and intelligent, to heal itself. Naturopathic doctors act to identify and remove obstacles to recovery, and to facilitate and augment this healing ability [...] acknowledge and respect the individual’s healing process [...] naturopathic therapeutic order [...#2] stimulate the vis medicatrix naturae: (other names for 'vis' include 'qi', 'prana', 'life force'). The vis is one’s vital force, the body’s innate self-healing ability. NDs use therapies, such as homeopathy, constitutional hydrotherapy, acupuncture, exercise, yoga, meditation, and craniosacral therapy to facilitate the stimulation and strengthening of this powerful, curative force [...] adapted from: 'A Hierarchy of Healing: The Therapeutic Order-The Unifying Theory of Naturopathic Medicine' by Jared Zeff, ND and Pamela Snider, ND";
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[in "Naturopathic Pediatrics" (2013)]
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"homeopathy is a system of medicine that uses natural substances from plants 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) [...] children have such pure and incredible vitality. When naturopathic medicine is used to stimulate the vital force this is often all that is needed to facilitate complete healing. Naturopathic pediatrics [...] simple, gentle and effective treatments such as homeopathy and hydrotherapy are used to stimulate the vital force during common illnesses of childhood";
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Frigerio, J. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture" (2013)]
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"Chinese medicine [...] is based on the belief that health is determined by a balanced flow of 'qi', the vital life energy present in all living organisms. The primary methods used to bring balance to the body include acupuncture, Chinese herbs, cupping, moxibustion [...] and qi gong.  Qi circulates in the body along fourteen major energy pathways, known as meridians, that are linked to specific internal organ systems. Disease arises when the flow of qi is impaired. The work of the practitioner is to determine the state of qi [...] and to restore its free, energetic flow through the formulation of a treatment plan. There are hundreds of acupuncture points [...] these points help rebalance the flow of energy and consequently restore health";
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Frisch, M.J. (ND Bastyr 2006) states:
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[in "Homeopathy" (2012)]
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"conventional medicine has its place in health therapy when there is irreversible structural damage or when the manifestation of the disease has compromised an individual's health to the extent that the vital force is no longer capable of stimulating a viable curative response [...] the homeopath can discern the nature of your vital force [...] the very nature of homeopathic remedies is integrated, working harmoniously and directly on the vital force instead of merely on the physiological body";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2012)]
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"the principles of naturopathic medicine: naturopathic medicine is distinguished by six principles on which its practice is based: 1. the healing power of nature: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process that is ordered and intelligent. Obstacles to healing and recovery are removed to facilitate this self-healing process [...] naturopathic physicians seek to restore and maintain optimum health in their patients by emphasizing nature's inherent self-healing process, the vis medicatrix naturae";
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Frketich, K. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Therapeutic Services" (2012)]
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"acupuncture: in the same way traffic lights maintain a steady and organized flow of traffic, acupuncture needles direct and move the flow of energy in your body. According to the theory of Chinese medicine, your body is like a roadmap of corridors that contain the flow of your energy -- your life force known as 'qi'. When qi flows through your body unencumbered, you experience health. Alternatively, when the flow of qi is interrupted—much in the same way highway traffic becomes congested by too many cars or roads in disrepair—your health suffers. Acupuncture is a method of aiding and directing the flow of qi through the energetic channels of the body to restore health. By inserting very fine acupuncture needles into points along these energetic channels (the traffic lights), qi flow is restored. Pain is released, your mood is balanced, your symptoms fade away, and your energy is naturally restored";
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[in "Dr. Kira Frketich, N.D." (2010)]
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"the focus of Dr. Kira’s practice is very much centered around aiding the natural healing powers of the body (innate and life force) to do their work";
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Fry, M. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2012)]
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"treatments are administered with the following therapeutic order in mind [...] 3rd: tonify weakened systems [...including]  to encourage regeneration and promote the strength and harmony of your vital force";
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[in "Homeopathy" (2012)]
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"homeopathy speaks of a vital force, which encompasses one’s energy, strength and capacity to heal. Perturbations of the vital force appear as symptoms and this is the means by which the disease can be seen and the appropriate remedy determined [...] symptoms are an effect of an imbalance in the vital force and individuals are treated on the basis of how this imbalance manifests within them; not according to what disease they may or may not have. Homeopathic remedies stimulate the vital force to enact healing from within";
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Fullerton, K. (ND CCNM) states:
[in "Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture" (2010)]
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"traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) [...] this system of medicine recognizes that blocked energy (chi) leads to pain, disease and impaired organ function. The role of acupuncture in TCM is to remove blocked energy by inserting needles at specific points along energy meridians. This allows the chi to move through channels with ease";
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Fullerton, K. (ND CCNM), Young, W. (ND CCNM) state:
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[in "Letter From Your Unborn Child" (2012)]
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"the life force needs an opening to express itself";
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[in "Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture" (2013)]
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"traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) incorporates acupuncture, herbs, diet and lifestyle to restore balance and normal function. This system of medicine recognizes that blocked energy (chi) leads to pain, disease and impaired organ function. The role of acupuncture in TCM is to remove blockages along energy meridians by inserting needles at specific points. This allows the chi (natural flow of energy) to move through channels with ease";
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