Sunday, July 20, 2014

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Kadish, A. (NMD Bastyr 1983) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Physicians" (2010)]
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"naturopathic medicine is heir to the vitalistic tradition of medicine in the Western world [slide 015...] the healing power of nature, Vis medicatrix naturae [...] nature heals through the response of the life force [slide 016...] first do no harm. Primum no nocere: the process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself [...] this healing process [...] nature's healing power [slide 018]";
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Kaganovsky, A.M. (ND CCNM), Kaganovsky, C. (ND CCNM) state:
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[in "Treatment Overview" (2012)]
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"what treatments do NDs use? [...] based on the concept of balancing the flow of energy (chi) through meridian pathways, oriental medicine includes the used of acupuncture and oriental herbs";
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[in "Su Jok" (2012)]
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"in Russia su jok is being done as effectively with  different seeds, instead of the acupuncture needles, as well. Each seed carries the potential of the tree or the plant and is capable of generating a powerful healing field on given acupuncture/acupressure point(s), absorbing the stagnant chi";
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Kalanick, B. (ND Bastyr 2004) states:
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"what distinguishes Sea Change New York is its vitalistic approach to healing";
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[in "Mindbody Medicine" (2010)]
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"Chinese medicine [...] acupuncture is based on the theory that an electromagnetic life force is channeled in its continuous flow throughout the body by network of meridians. Sterile, disposable needles are inserted at specific points along the meridians to stimulate or disperse the flow of life force in order to correct imbalance”;
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[in "The Thrive Protocol" (2010)]
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"naturopathic medicine honors the body’s innate ability to heal itself. This intelligent life force, known as the vis medicatrix naturae, is constantly working to return you to perfect balance. Many treatments fail because they don’t support the harmony of your internal processes and your body’s constant striving for optimal performance. Acknowledging and engaging this fundamental force helps you improve everything from your daily functioning to the most chronic health problem";
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Kaler, H. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Treatment Modalities" (2017)]
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"traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has for over two thousand years diagnosed, treated and prevented illnesses. Qi is the vital energy that all organs contain in a state of balance. When there is a imbalance in one's qi, illness arises. The qi of all our organs are connected through meridians that run all over our body. Chinese herbs and acupuncture are used to restore the state of balance in one's qi and ultimately restoring health. Acupuncture is when fine needles are inserted into specific points along the meridians to restore this flow of qi [...] homeopathy is a form of medicine that is over 200 years old and found in various countries around the world. Homeopathic remedies are carefully selected for each individual based upon their complete presentation. The aim is to stimulate the body's innate healing abilities on all levels to achieve a cure with minimal side effects";
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2017)]
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"the naturopathic doctor’s oath follows six simple principles [...#2] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): the healing power of nature is an inherent ordered and self-healing process that is present in each individual. ND’s work to identify and remove any obstacles to health and recovery thus facilitating the vis medicatrix naturae [...] to co-operate with the healing powers of nature";
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Kane, E.A. (ND Bastyr 1992) states:
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[for a bio., click here, http://dremilykane.com/about/]
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[in "Asthma" (2011)]
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“one of the fundamental philosophical tenets of yoga, an ancient east Indian meditative exercise technique, which means ‘union’ (of body and spirit), is that the most important part of our bodily function to control is the breath. The Sanskrit word for breath is ‘prana’ which also means life force, or spirit [p.001...] another aspect of TCM is the insertion of ultra fine needles into specific acupoints, to stimulate the vital force (called qi [...] to flow smoothly and restore balance and optimal functioning to the internal organs, emotions and musculoskeletal structures [p.005]";
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[in "Insomnia" (2011)]
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"the TCM approach is to find your constitutional diagnosis, by looking at your tongue, feeling your pulses, asking lots of questions then determining where the vital force (qi) has become stagnant [...] 'yin' is the fluid, feminine, dark, deep form of our vital force while 'yang' is the solid, masculine, light, surface aspect [...] another important part of TCM is using ultra-fine needles to tap into, and stimulate to optimal circulation, the qi, or vital force, which runs throughout the meridians";
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[in "Osteoarthritis" (2010)]
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"traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a 3000+ year old system of diagnosis and therapeutcs [sp., 'therapeutics'] which works primarily in stimulating the body's natural 'vital force' (known as qi";
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[in "Head Colds" (2010)]
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"all living beings are imbued by a 'vital force' which can be seen, for example, as the light shining out of someone's eyes. This is a manifestation of an inner energy that is more than synapsing neurotransmittors [sp., neurotransmitters] and vibrating molecules. This vital force, in traditional Chinese medicine, is called 'qi'";
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[in "Prostate"]
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"another aspect of TCM is the use of ultra-fine 'needles' which are inserted just below the skin to remove blockages in the 'vital force,' known as 'qi'";
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[in "Chinese Medicine" (2011)]
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"what is traditional Chinese medicine and how can it help me? Health, as defined by traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), is balance. The qi […] or vital force, will flow through all meridians when yin and yang are balanced in the body […] the best known aspect of acupuncture in the West, the part people are often most nervous about, is the use of extremely fine ‘needles’ or filaments which are quickly inserted through the skin to tap into the vital force (qi), and restore it to fully flowing balance. Very few patients experience discomfort with the needling; what is more startling at first is the sensation of one's own vital force -- it's strong and can feel for a moment or two like a dull, distending ache";
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[in “Prostate Problems” (2011)]
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"another aspect of TCM is the use of ultra-fine ‘needles’ which are inserted just below the skin to remove blockages in the ‘vital force,’ known as ‘qi’ […] typically each acupuntrue [sp., acupuncture] session involves placement of 4 to 20 ‘needles’ based on the diagnosis. These needles very rarey [sp., rarely] cause pain; the unusual sensation is that of the qi (vital force) ‘grabbing’ the needle, which often causes a dull ache or momentary twinge and now let us consider a very different modality, from a different culture, but that, like acupuncture, works with your vital force […] and now let us consider a very different modality, from a different culture, but that, like acupuncture, works with your vital force";
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[in “Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain” (2010)]
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“all living beings are imbued by a ‘vital force’ which is a manifestation of an inner energy that is more than synapsing neurotransmittors[sp.] and vibrating molecules. This vital force, in traditional Chinese medicine, is called ‘qi’”;
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[in “Migraines” (2005)]
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“traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a 3000+ year old system of diagnosis and therapeutics which works primarily in stimulating the body's natural ‘vital force’ (known as qi”;
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“in Oriental medicine they say that fasting can damage the spleen and stomach qi […] the vital force of the digestive system”;
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[in "Managing Menopause Naturally: Before, During, and Forever" (2004)]
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"if you regularly wake up at a certain time of night, a licensed acupuncturist in your community will be able to help you balance your energy to promote smooth flowing of the vital force (the Chinese call it qi […] within your energy channels (meridians). Health, from the perspective of TCM, is both a smooth flow of qi and a balanced level of qi in each of the major meridians [p.045]";
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[in “Depression” (2007)]
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“acupuncture. Last, but not least, is another form of 'energy' medicine, the very ancient treatment of stimulating the vital force through thin filaments inserted into acupoints at specific points distributed across the body surface. These acupoints connect through an intricate network of channels to organs, including sensory organs, and regulate physical functioning and emotional well-being by restoring an even, balanced flow of 'energy' throughout the system. Health, as defined by traditional Chinese medicine, is balance of the vital force, known as 'qi' [...] within the 14 major meridians of the body”;
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[in "Obesity" (2011)]
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"most people in our society, as a rule, eat way too much yet are not getting the proper nutritional balance of whole, fresh foods to support their vital force";
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Kanevski, J. (ND Bastyr 2006) states:
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[in "Our Services" (2011)]
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"I follow the naturopathic principles to assist in moving individuals towards health starting with the least force interventions. I believe that the body has an innate healing power and I trust the process of healing that occurs in each one of us. My favorite tool is constitutional homeopathy which is a medicine that stimulates our own body’s healing power [...] 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 their vital force this is usually all that is needed to facilitate complete healing [...] simple, gentle and effective treatments such as homeopathy and hydrotherapy are used to stimulate the vital force during common illnesses of childhood [...] when low force naturopathic interventions are used side effects and suppression of symptoms that can cause future problems are avoided";
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Kao, B. (ND CCNM) states:
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"Bruce Kao earned his doctor of naturopathic medicine designation at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario. He has completed additional training and certification in qi beauty skin rejuvenation, Bowen therapy, homeopathy and facial rejuvenation acupuncture. He incorporates naturopathic principals and qi beauty skin rejuvenation skills into anti-aging and preventive health [...] if you are interested in anti-ageing and would like to rejuvenate your skin with qi beauty and dietary intervention, please contact Bruce [...] his treatment approach is to find the underlying causes of the problems and restore foundation of health, vitality and balance. By working with the vital force of an individual using a holistic approach, body’s innate ability is initiated and true healing can be achieved. Bruce believes in integrative medicine";
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[in "Speak Qi: Defining Commonly Used Qi Beauty Terms"]
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"qi: the energy within us all. Low qi can leave us feeling lethargic, tired or just low on energy, it has the same effect on the skin. Qi has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years, it is becoming increasingly accepted in Western culture with reiki, acupuncture and meditation all used to balance and restore qi [...] skin qi is with us from birth, it is what gives skin the energy it needs to repair and function. With qi [...] skin qi diminishes as we age [...] the acupuncture facelifts uses specific acupuncture points to activate qi with needles [...] face matrix: each qi beauty home kit [...] once qi is activated and skin begins to change. The matrix can target specific areas and qi deficiencies [...] maintain qi: maintaining qi [...] TCM: traditional Chinese medicine. Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine understand qi and qi for beauty [...] skin qi deficiencies: the inability for skin to repair. Dehydrated skin, oily skin, or unpredictable skin prone to break outs signals qi deficiencies. Skin imbalances can be treated with the use of the qi beauty protocols [etc.]";
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"qi is the energy that is vital to life, and has been used by acupuncturists for over 3,000 years to restore health. By activating qi meridian pathways, the body can be balanced and repaired. By activating qi around the face using qi beauty's clinically tested acupuncture points [...] qi beauty draws from TCM through the activation of qi [...] Qi beauty uses gold-plated magnetic stimulators - no needles! Through the use of magnetic spheres to direct qi into facial lines to add volume and lift, qi beauty amplifies the ancient techniques of chaining (creating stimulation within scars, lines, and folds to add volume) and bridging (creating an energetic connection between areas of qi deficiency to lift) to link acupuncture meridians";
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Karatzas, I. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine Treatments"]
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"acupuncture has been proven to support treatment of addictions, stress reduction, pain control, and promote healing [...] thin, sterile, acupuncture needles are inserted into acupuncture points to mobilize energy flow (qi), invigorating the function of muscles, nerves, and organs";
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"2005 19the Annual Convention and Exposition (Seattle) [...] Vitalism In Menopause. By: Deborah Frances, N.D., Jill Stansbury, N.D., Debra Brammer, N.D., Robin Dipasquale, N.D.";
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Kargman, S. (NMD SCNM 1996) states:
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"how does acupuncture work? [...] human beings are actually unique bio-energetic systems. For thousands of years Oriental medicine has acknowledged that there is a vital force that flows through all things which is referred to as ‘qi’ (often called ‘energy’ in the West). Qi flows along the pathways in the human body […] Oriental medicine focuses on correcting these energetic imbalances by breaking up obstructions and encouraging even flow of qi, which stimulates the body to heal itself”;
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[in "About Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"the principles of naturopathic medicine unite the profession. The following principles are the foundation that naturopathic medical practice is built upon: [#1] the healing power of nature. 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 [...] homeopathic medicines act to strengthen the body’s innate immune response [...] Oriental medicine: naturopathic physicians are trained in the fundamentals of Oriental medicine and diagnosis, and many use acupuncture, acupressure and oriental botanical medicine in their practices (see acupuncture for more details)";
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Kasdorf, C.A. (ND SCNM 1998) states:
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[in "113TH Congress 1ST Session S. Res. 135" (2015)]
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"whereas naturopathic medicine provides noninvasive, holistic treatments that support the inherent self-healing capacity of the human body";
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"something I was taught in the first week of naturopathic medical school [...] Dr Sensenig quoted Paracelsus in his first lecture [...] Dr Sensenig told us about our naturopathic roots in the mid-19th century when the lay movement of nature cure in Western Europe joined with the homeopaths, and Benedict Lust established the first naturopathic school in this country, called the American School of Naturopathy. Both groups were based on the idea that a vital principle is operating in humans to maintain health, and offered varied ways to facilitate that. Besides the remedies themselves, homeopathy contributed ways of understanding healing, such as Hering’s Rules, which can assess the results of any therapeutic modality. Dr Sensenig urged us to verify for ourselves this underlying philosophy of medicine in our practices";
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"whereas naturopathic medicine provides noninvasive, holistic treatments that support the inherent self-healing capacity of the human body";
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[in "How to Proceed in a Friendly Universe" (2013)]
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"naturopathic medicine has its philosophic base in the self-organizing, intelligent, healing force in a benign universe. It is know as the 'vis medicatrix naturae,' the healing power of nature, or the vital force [...] what we perceive as illness is what the vital force within is producing in an effort to balance and regain health. When there are disturbing factors, the vital force kicks in and has the ability to react, and is so doing, creates a discharge which restores health [...] the 'vis' acts to restore health. Therefore, the healing power of nature is that friendly force that we work with in naturopathic medicine [...] in allowing the healing power of nature to balance and heal, we find a process that is ordered and predictable. The naturopathic doctor following nature cure principles will follow a therapeutic order in designing a treatment.  The most elegant way to honor the vis is to identify and remove the cause, then in natural course complete healing will take place [...] more therapeutics can be added in order to support, augment or remove obstacles to the work of the vis [...] the bottom line are the factors that most disturb the vis: inappropriate diet, excessive stress, toxemia and spiritual disharmony [...] although the usual domain of the physician is the physical body, we must recognize that our spirit animates the body and they only separate on death. Therefore, if the spirit is disturbed, the body cannot be healthy [...] stimulate the self-healing mechanism: once the 'swamp is drained' meaning, we have removed disturbing factors and established a healthier regimen, we may proceed to work directly with the vis. This may be done any number of ways including appropriate exercise, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, homeopathy, or other energy medicine [...] support weakened or damaged systems [...] harmonize with your life force [...] the underlying causative factors are removed, and the vis is allowed to work to restore health";
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[in "How I Can Help" (2013)]
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"the body has ability to heal itself. Because it is endowed with a vital force that knows the health blueprint, I work with that to restore health [...] people of all ages can be treated effectively with homeopathy [...] so the healing inner force can restore function [...] the way that the homeopathic preparation, called a remedy, treats the insomnia is by touching the source of the illness, not just the symptoms. That source is called the vital force and is that element that distinguishes a living creature from that which is dead. Once the vital force is affected by the homeopathic remedy, the natural forces within take over to heal the physical body and mind [...] homeopathic remedies are made from substances found in the vegetable, animal, and mineral kingdoms of nature. They are one step removed from their origins by a process called potentization, which allow them to affect the vital force";
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[in "Dr. Kasdorf’s Health Secrets for Feeling and Looking Great" (2013)]
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"life is an adventure and health is our true default pattern. The part of us that knows that default pattern, known as our vital force, is guiding us on the adventure, which we can listen to, if we can hear it and want to listen to it [...] when we understand what the vital force inside us is attempting to do, we can assist it. This entails a precise understanding of natural law and familiarity with natural means to honor that law and which are capable of communicating with the vital force, such as I have undertaken in my medical training [...] are you communicating with the deep vital force which is directing everything? [...] anything else that appears as an illness is what your vital force has chosen to experience, which can happen with acceptance and ease";
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Kassam, N. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathy" (2009)]
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"the following six principles are the founding-tenets of naturopathic medicine in clinical practice: [#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 [...] naturopathic oath [...] to act in cooperation with the healing power of nature";
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"the basic premise is that we're working with the healing power of nature, that is body has an innate wisdom and knows how to heal itself.  And naturopathic medicine really tries to help with that vital force so the body can trigger its innate wisdom and heal itself";
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Kassam, R. (ND CCNM), Rauscher, A. (ND BINM) state:
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[in "Acute and Chronic Pain Treatment" (2013)]
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"acupuncture [...] is part of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture practitioners stimulate specific points on the body most often by inserting thin needles through the skin. In traditional Chinese medicine theory, this regulates the flow of qi (vital energy) along pathways known as meridians";
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[in "What is Naturopathy?" (2013)]
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"naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine, is a modality that is based on the healing power of nature [...] naturopathy [....has]  two areas of focus [#1] supporting the body’s own healing abilities [...] some treatments may include [...] homeopathic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture";
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Kassam, T. (ND CCNM 1999) states:
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"reiki is administered by 'laying on hands' and is based on the idea that an unseen 'life force energy' flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's 'life force energy' is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy [...] reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being. It is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use";
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"naturopathic medicine approaches the treatment of disease by stimulating and supporting the individual's innate healing capacity. Treatments work with the patient's vital force, honoring the intelligence and integrity of the natural healing process [...] homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine developed in the eighteenth century by German physician Samuel Hahnemann. Its focus is to promote health by reinforcing and strengthening the body's natural healing capacity, or vital force";
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Kassam, T. (ND CCNM 1999),  Rampersad, T. (ND Bastyr) state:
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[in "Naturopathy" (2013)]
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"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";
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Kawai, A. (ND CCNM) states:
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"Dr. Kawai believes strongly in the healing power of nature and the innate ability of the human organism to heal itself [...] In both her personal and professional life, Dr. Kawai strives to follow and embody the 5 principles of naturopathic medicine [...] to cooperate with the healing power of nature";
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Kawasaki, M. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathy" (2013)]
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"I focus on prevention and treatment using natural substances that support and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself [...] based on the principal of 'like cures like' homeopathic medicine was developed in the 1700's. Minute amounts of natural substances are used to stimulate the body’s self-healing abilities [...] based on balancing the flow of chi (energy) through meridian pathways, traditional Chinese medicine includes the use of acupuncture, Chinese herbs and diet to bring balance and harmony to the body";
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"the concept vis medicatrix naturae, 'the healing power of nature.' This concept has long been at the core of indigenous medicine in many cultures around the world and remains one of the central themes of naturopathic philosophy to this day";
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Keen, L. (ND BINM) states:
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[in "Treatments" (2011)]
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"homeopathic medicine is a 200-year-old system founded by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann. Homeopathy remedies are generally dilutions of natural substances obtained from plants, minerals and animals. This low-cost, safe modality stimulates the body's vital force, causes no side effects or adverse reactions and will not interfere with other medications – natural or pharmaceutical";
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"the traditional Chinese medicine approach to acupuncture treatment is predicated on eight principles:  qi (sometimes spelled 'chi') – this is the energy that gives life to all living matter. In traditional Chinese medicine, qi typically refers to the functions of the internal organs as well as life force or energy. Yin and yang – these two opposites make up the whole. To be healthy involves balancing yin and yang. Illness occurs when one of the two is either too strong or too weak. The five phases of transformation (also known as the five elements) – the five elements are metal, wood, water, fire and earth. They are related to the various organs in the body and to one another in a complex manner.  Channels – qi flows through a system of ducts. These ducts form a network of main channels, minor capillaries and collaterals. There are 14 main interconnected channels called 'meridians' through which qi flows. Each meridian is named for the organ it is related to e.g. heart channel";
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Keiffer, J. (NMD SCNM), Nevels, J. (NMD SCNM), Porter, J. (NMD SCNM), Rittling, C. (NMD SCNM) state:
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"acupuncture is based on the concept of energetic balance.  Energy is thought to run smoothly through channels or meridians in a healthy individual. When there is an energetic imbalance, illness often ensues.  Treatments are based on assessing the flow and distribution of this vital energy within its pathways, and influencing health and sickness by stimulating certain areas along these meridians. Traditionally these areas, or 'acupoints', are stimulated by fine, slender needles";
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"naturopathic medicine treats the whole person and embraces the healing power of nature [...] individuals’ inherent self-healing process [...] principles of naturopathic medicine: 1. the healing power of nature (vis mediatrix [sp., 'medicatrix] naturae): naturopathic philosophy is derived in part from the 2,000-year-old Hippocratic teaching that nature is the healer of all diseases. The body is inherently able to restore and maintain health. The physician’s role is to facilitate and augment the body’s innate abilities [...] individuals’ self-healing processes";
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Kelchner, A. (ND NCNM 2003), Phoebus, K. (ND NCNM 2003) state:
[in "What Is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2010)]
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"the greatest difference between an orthodox medical doctor and a naturopathic doctor is the philosophy upon which the naturopathic doctor operates. The core of this philosophy can be expressed in six principals: first do no harm, the healing power of nature, identify and treat the cause, treat the whole person, doctor as teacher, and prevention [...] first do no harm. Primum no nocere. Illness can be looked at as a purposeful process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms (often thought of as the pathology) which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should cooperate and assist with this healing process. The doctor’s actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vis medicatrix naturae (more on this below) [...] the healing power of nature. Vis medicatrix naturae. All bodies have the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. This process of healing is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The doctor's role is to assist and enhance this process";
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Kelly, K. (ND Bastyr 2001) states:
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"my natural medicine San Diego practice, is a form of alternative medicine based on a belief in vitalism, which basically means that a special energy called vital force or energy force guides bodily processes such as reproduction, metabolism, and growth.  Our philosophy is more of a  holistic approach";
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Kerchner, S.J.A. (ND Bastyr 1996) states:
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"[she does includes] craniosacral therapy, therapeutic touch, applied kinesiology [...and] reiki: rei – meaning 'soul' or 'spirit', ki – meaning universal life force energy [...] it is used to help facilitate the flow of energy through the body and accelerates and aids the healing process [...] applied kinesiology [...] this 'muscle testing' amplifies minute fluctuation in the nervous system’s energy and can assist with additional information into your specific medical concern [...] therapeutic touch: is an intentionally directed method of healing during which a practitioner uses their hands to facilitate, smooth, and balance the flow of energy throughout the body";
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[in "Seattle's Premier Naturopathic Doctor FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)"]
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"what is reiki? Reiki, (Japanese rei, 'universal,' and ki, 'life force energy') used in alternative medicine, a hands-on healing system based on channeling universal life force energy. Reiki teaches that a life force energy is present in all living things, and that a shortage or blockage of this energy results in physical and mental imbalance and illness. Balance can be restored by tapping into the universal source of life force energy [...] attunements [...] are believed to link practitioners to the universal life force energy and to empower them to transmit it for healing [...] reiki treatment sessions generally last sixty to ninety minutes, during which the practitioners transmit universal life force energy";
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Kerr, N. (ND UBCNM), Skowron, J.M. (ND NCNM) state:
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"the wonderful power of naturopathic medicine is that it encourages our bodies to heal itself. A well-nourished body, like the plant that grows out of the pavement, can overcome any illness or ailment";
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Keyes, K. (ND CCNM) states:
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"naturopathy medicine works with the vis medicatrix or the healing power of nature and helps to stimulate the body’s vital force to heal";
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"acupuncture and Chinese medicine: the goal is to balance the flow of qi (energy) through meridian pathways in the body using acupuncture and herbs";
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Khalsa, S.V.K. (NMD SCNM), Lane, K. (NMD SCNM) state:
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"homeopathic medicine treats the vital force (known as qi in Chinese medicine)";
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Khosh, F.R. (ND Bastyr 1998), Khosh, M.L. (ND Bastyr 1998) state:
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"our philosophy is based on the six principles of naturopathic medicine:[#1] vis medicatrix naturae (the healing power of nature). Wellness is an expression of equilibrium; nature abhors the instability of illness. The body has more innate healing power than all medicine in history. We call this power the life force, and foremost, we cultivate its restorative processes; [#2] tolle causam (identify and treat the cause). Symptoms are an expression of the life force, not the cause of illness. Rather than treat the symptom, we discover the cause, and direct our healing accordingly";
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Khoury, N. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Why Naturopathic Medicine?" (2016)]
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"homeopathic medicine: 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, with few side effects";
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Khusid, M. (ND Bastyr) states:
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[in "Homeopathy" (2011)]
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"this powerful system of medicine originated in Germany more than 200 years ago and is widely accepted worldwide. Homeopathic remedies function both on the physical and emotional level by triggering the body’s 'vital force' and strengthening its innate ability to heal [...] schedule a consultation with Dr. Marina Khusid today to determine the appropriate homeopathic treatment for you";
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Kian, L. (ND Bastyr 2004) states:
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[in "Welcome to Harmony Healing Naturopathic Clinic" (2011)]
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"homeopathic medicine. This powerful system of medicine is more than 200 years old, and is widely accepted in other countries throughout the world. Homeopathic medicines, when properly prescribed, effect the body’s 'vital force' and strengthen its innate ability to heal";
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"homeopathy is a unique healing medical system that uses highly diluted and energized substances from nature to stimulate the body's vital force";
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Kiani, P. (ND CCNM) states:
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“according to TCM theory, the goal of acupuncture is to balance ‘life energy’ or ‘qi’ that courses through the body along different channels called meridians. If, for example, a person has pain or a rash in a certain part of their body, this indicates improper flow of qi in a corresponding organ system of the body. By stimulating specific spots on the body with acupuncture needles and using specific herbs, the proper flow of qi will be re-established, and the pain goes away or the rash starts to heal. As part of their education, naturopathic doctors are trained to safely and effectively use TCM and acupuncture as one of their tools to restore your health”;
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Kim, J. (ND CCNM) states:
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"naturopathic services offered: acupuncture [...] acupuncture is a 3000 year-old art where needles are inserted at specific points in the body to enhance healing, alleviate pain and improve the sense of well-being by balancing the flow of qi (energy)";
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Kimata, L. (ND NCNM), Nguyen, Y. (ND Bastyr) state:
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"the healing power of nature. Vis medicatrix naturae. There is an inherent self-healing process in the body that is ordered and intelligent. The healing power of nature and the concept of the vital force is deep within us. Whether called chi in China, ki in Japan, prana in India or mana in Hawaii, the vital force is our inherent wisdom, our essence, which inspires healing on all levels [...] your health is a divine journey";
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[in "Sacred Healing Arts"]
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"Sacred Healing Arts is founded on the principles of naturopathic medicine: treat the whole person; address the cause; prevention is key; doctor as teacher; and vital force - that which heals, nourishes and awakens the heart & spirit and supports the body's inherent wisdom";
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Kimata, L. (ND NCNM), Portuondo, M. (ND NCNM), Taketa, K. (ND NCNM), Semanie, H. (ND Bastyr) state:
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"Sacred Healing Arts is founded on the principles of naturopathic medicine [...including]  vital force [...] naturopathic and oriental medicines. These medicines are honored traditions based on 'vis medicatrix naturae' (the healing power of nature) [...] principles: the healing power of nature, the vital force (chi, ki, mana, prana)";
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"the principles of naturopathic medicine: [#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): there is an inherent self-healing process in the body that is ordered and intelligent. The healing power of nature & the concept of the vital force is deep within us. Whether called chi in China, ki in Japan, prana in India or mana in Hawaii, the vital force is our inherent wisdom, our essence, which inspires healing on all levels";
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"the universe is composed of various forces and principles, such as yin and yang, qi and the five elements (wood, water, fire, earth and metal) [...] basic principles of acupuncture: there are 365 points and 14 major avenues, or meridians of energy that flow through the body [...] the energy that moves through the meridians is known as qi (chi) [...] when the flow is disrupted, qi can stagnate and dis-ease will manifest. Acupuncture needles are sterile/ non-reusable needles that are gently placed at one or more of the 365 points along the meridians. These points are stimulated to send a message to the body to re-balance the qi and promote self-healing";
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Kimble, P. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Health Care Choices Coming To Your Town!" (2012)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a natural approach to health and healing that recognizes the integrity of the whole person and represents the ‘vitalistic’ tradition of medicine in our Western world. It treats disease through the stimulation, increase, and support of each person’s inherent healing capacity.  Treatments are chosen to work with the patient’s natural adaptive physiology, respecting the innate healing processes of nature [...] the healing power of nature: trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself";
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[in "Dr Peter Kimble, Naturopathic Doctor visits Topeka Natural Food Coop" (2012)]
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"many people would wonder what naturopathic medicine is.  The short answer is it's a type of medicine that encourages the person's vital energy to help heal their own body";
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Kinney, E. (ND UBCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability [...] naturopathic physicians base their practice on six timeless principles [...#2] 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 [...] acknowledge, respect and and work with the patient’s unique and individual self-healing process";
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Klearman, E. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Acupuncture" (2010)]
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"acupuncture [...] this technique helps increase circulation and balance energy (qi - pronounced 'chee') [...] according to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), it is important for both blood and qi (pronounced 'chee' meaning vital energy) to circulate unobstructed in order to achieve optimal health of the mind and body. Acupuncture meridians are the pathways through which the energy flows in the body [...] the acupuncture points provide gateways to redirect, influence, increase or decrease the patient's qi and blood circulation, thus providing an opportunity to correct many of the body’s imbalances [...] the insertion of the hair-thin needles are generally painless but could cause a brief soreness, pulling or pinching sensation, which simply means that your qi has connected with the needle";
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Knee, C. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Frequently Asked Questions" (2014)]
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"essentially, there are six principles naturopathic doctors follow [...#6] to support the healing power of the body, by recognizing and removing obstacles to the body’s inherent self-healing process [...] homeopathy: based on the principle that ‘like cures like’, homeopathy uses extremely dilute concentrations of natural substances [...] to stimulate the body’s ownenergetichealing power [...] all licensed naturopathic doctors are trained in homeopathy [...] traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture: naturopathic doctors are also trained in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) [...] we look at symptoms and illnesses very similar to medical doctors, but tend to use different terms like ‘qi’, ‘yin’, and ‘yang’, to describe them";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"the principles of naturopathic medicine [...] vis medicatrix naturae (the healing power of nature): the naturopathic physician shall recognize, respect and promote the self-healing power of nature inherent in each individual human being";
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[in "Services" (2013)]
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"homeopathy uses minute amounts of natural substances that stimulate the body’s own self-healing capacity and are specific to the totality of each person";
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Knickrehm, W. (ND Bastyr), Sandstrom, K. (ND Bastyr 2001) state:
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"naturopathic physicians use therapies to support the healing process, stimulate the body's vital force and prevent further disease from occurring";
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Knorr, U. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Services We Offer" (2011)]
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"homeopathy is a specific type of energetic medicine that is based on the concept that 'like treats like'. The medicines act by stimulating the 'vital force' of the body to bring about a healing response";
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Knorr, U. (ND NCNM), Peterson, L. (ND Bastyr) state:
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[in "Services We Offer" (2004)]
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“homeopathy. This distinct form of medicine was established 200 years ago in Germany by Samuel Hahnemann, MD. Homeopathy is a specific type of energetic medicine that is based on the concept that 'like treats like'. The medicines act by stimulating the 'vital force' of the body to bring about a healing response”;
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Koch, E. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in “Erica Koch, ND, EdM – Naturopathic Practitioner” (2013)]
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“when Koch discovered naturopathic medicine, she immediately connected to the wisdom and truth of its philosophy, [the] healing power of nature [...] Koch appreciated the natural remedies and how they support the individual’s vital force”;
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Koch, J. (ND CCNM),  Richards, S. (ND ?CCNM), Sachdev, A. (ND CCNM), Slipacoff, S. (ND CCNM) state:
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[in "What is 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 [...#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 naturopathic oath [...] I will honor the principles of naturopathic medicine [...including] to cooperate with the healing powers of nature";
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[in "Treating The Whole Person" (2013)]
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"[by] Susan Slipacoff, ND [...] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae) and treating the whole person are two closely related naturopathic principles. The healing power of nature is based on the concept that both the body and nature are capable of self-regulation, and if given the right opportunity, are capable of healing themselves. Treating the whole person is closely connected to this concept - when devising an effective and comprehensive treatment plan, obstacles to cure must first be identified and removed in order to support this self-regulating process [...] Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917) was the father of osteopathic medicine and he referred to this power as the life force [...] this life force is referred to in many different ways by naturopathic modalities as well. In traditional Chinese medicine it is called the qi, homeopathic medicine refers to it as the vital force, and in chiropractic medicine it is called the body's innate intelligence";
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Kodnar, L. (ND CCNM) states:
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"naturopathic therapy maintains and supports the natural process of good health [...] general vitality [...] acupressure/acupuncture: methods that specifically address disturbance in qi (chee or chi) an equivalent to the nervous system or blood flow";
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"naturopathic medicine promotes the body’s self-healing processes";
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Koloski, D. (ND NCNM), Plummer, K. (ND NCNM) state:
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"holistic care [...] naturopathic medicine is heir to the vitalistic tradition of medicine in the Western world and emphasizes the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing power of the body [...] the therapeutic modalities used by the doctors at Sage Holistic Health are described below [...] homeopathic medicine is based on the principle of 'like cures like.' Clinical observation indicates that it works on a subtle, yet powerful, energetic level, gently acting to promote healing on the physical, mental, and spiritual levels";
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Komonski, A. (ND CCNM) states:
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"homeopathic medicine: this 200 year-old practice involves using infinitesimally small amounts of animal, plant and mineral substances to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms. When these medicines are carefully matched to the symptom picture of the patient, there is a subtle shift in the body’s vital force that allows for a gentle, long-lasting return to health, with few side effects. Homeopathy is used to treat acute and chronic disease, and is often very effective in conditions that do not respond well to conventional medicine";
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[in "Frequently Asked Questions" (2012)]
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"what exactly is homeopathy? Homeopathy is a 200 year-old practice that involves using infinitesimally small amounts of animal, plant and mineral substances to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms. When these medicines are carefully matched to the symptom picture of the patient, there is a subtle shift in the body’s vital force that allows for a gentle, long-lasting return to health, with few side effects. Homeopathy is used to treat acute and chronic disease, and is often very effective in conditions that do not respond well to conventional medicine";
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Konstantinou, T. (ND CCNM), Lloyd, I. (ND CCNM),  Loken, J. (ND CCNM 2002), May, U. (ND CCNM 2010), Rouchotas, P. (ND CCNM 2004), Smrz, D. (ND CCNM) state:
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"personal essence is a descriptive concept of an individual's vital life force";
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"the term energetic therapies is used to describe gentle practices including polarity therapy, reiki, tai chi, harmonics, etc. that are based on the understanding that living things have a 'vital' force and unique energetic patterns. When energy moves freely, health is present; when it is obstructed, stagnation occurs resulting in pain, discomfort or disease";
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"in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the body is viewed as unique systems and meridians which allow the free flow of qiQi, is the bodies life force that helps keep balance and movement within the body.  When energy is free flowing through the meridians there is no pain and the body can function optimally.  Free flow of energy is best achieved when the body is in a neutral spine. Blockages or stagnation as described in TCM, are a result of the obstruction of the flow of qi and results in pain. Ensuring a neutral spine helps alleviate pain and discomfort and allows the life force to flow freely through the body";
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[in "The Root Cause of Disease is Never Another Symptom" (2012)]
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"the following is an assessment model that is designed to structure the assessment process and to aid practitioners in identifying the root cause of disease. This model is based on the understanding that the psychological, functional, and structural aspects of a person are never the cause of disease, they simply mirror and manifest the imbalances in the body. It is also recognizes the vitalistic aspect of individuals and the presence of a vital or personal essence [...] the personal essence is a descriptive concept of an individual’s vitality or life force. The collective life force, or vital force, is a common pool of subtle energy that connects everyone together and interconnects people to their environment.  Personal essence refers to an individual’s life force or vital energy, which comes from the collective life force, but is also individual and is, as such, impacted by personal factors. It recognizes the partial autonomy of the individual in the greater system of life";
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"energy and prana: breath affects all the subtle energy system of the body such as meridians, chakras and auras. It supplies the body with energy (chi, life force, prana, kundalini, pneuma)";
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"traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture are based on a concept of balanced qi [...] or vital energy, that flows throughout the body. Qi regulates all aspects of the body, influencing spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical balance. Disease occurs when the flow of qi is disrupted and yin (negative energy) and yang (positive energy) become imbalanced. Among the components of TCM are Chinese herbal therapy, meditation, restorative exercises (tai chi, qigong), acupuncture, and oriental massage";
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Koo, L. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2012)]
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“the healing power of nature. Vis mediatrix[sp.] naturae. The body has an inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate this process […] first do no harm. Primum no nocere. Illness is a purposeful process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complementary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician's actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vis mediatrix[sp.] naturae -- the healing power of nature";
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[in "Services" (2012)]
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"Chinese medicine and acupuncture [...] based on balancing the body's qi (energy) through meridian pathways. Acupuncture and traditional herbal formulas balance the body's energy and are valuable tools for healing";
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"naturopathic medicine or 'naturopathy' is a distinct health care profession [...] the term naturopathy, on the other hand, translates to 'nature disease' which reflects the primary guiding principle of the profession - 'vis medicatrix naturae' or the healing power of nature. This principle, as described below, portrays the body as an organism with the inherent ability to balance itself in such a way that corrects dis-ease [...] the profession's holistic guiding principles [...] the principles of naturopathic medicine: healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): a vitalistic belief that there is an ordered, intelligent guiding force that coordinates the natural world and, thus, the human body. It is this force that brings the body back into a state of balance and allows for innate healing to occur";
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Korah, D. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "FAQs" (2012)]
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"homeopathy. This is a powerful energetic form of medicine that stimulates the body’s vital force in order to facilitate health";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2012)]
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"the therapies may include [...] acupuncture and Asian Medicine Asian medicine has been used in the treatment of disease for thousands of years. Energy (or chi) is rebalanced using herbal remedies and/or acupuncture. It has also been proven to be effective";
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"acupuncture is a therapy that has been used for thousands of years. In Chinese medical theory, health problems are caused when there is an imbalance in chi or energy. This energy runs through channels or meridians through the body. Acupuncture combined with herbs can help to rebalance this chi. I can see some of you wincing at the prospect of having needles stuck, 'down there'. Don’t fret. In order to rebalance the chi, the very fine acupuncture needles are often placed in key points in the channels in places such as your arms or legs";
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Korsunsky, S. (ND CCNM 2006) states:
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"the ancient Chinese believed that there is a universal life energy called qi (pronounced 'chee') present in every living creature. This energy is said to circulate throughout the body along specific pathways that are called meridians. As long as this energy flows freely throughout the meridians, health is maintained, but once the flow of energy is blocked, the system is disrupted and pain and illness occur [...] systemic actions: balances flow of qi or energy, relaxes, enhances body’s immunity, water balance, hormone balance and elimination and regulation by tapping into traditional Chinese energy meridians; additional health benefits are usually experienced with the program since the energy flow in the whole body is treated and corrected";
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"in addition to dramatic face lifting improvements, increased energy, improved stress responses and better overall health are experienced as facial acupuncture treatments address the entire body and improve the flow of qi, or energy, throughout";
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Kotzur, S. (ND SCNM) states:
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"in general what a naturopathic doctor is trying to do with any treatment is to stimulate the body's self-healing mechanism, their innate sort of vital force or vitality which believe is the thing that makes the body run in a balanced, healthy way.  And so we use a bunch of different types of tools to stimulate that to happen […] their self-healing mechanism";
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[in "About" (2017)]
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"my purpose in life is to have fun and to share the wisdom of the healing power of nature and how to harness it to reverse chronic disease.  My professional career goal is to expand the modern medical paradigm to include cooperation with, and stewardship of, the body’s self-healing 'vital' force";
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"homeopathy is a safe and effective medicine system which uses preparations of natural substances from minerals, plants, and animal products to stimulate the body’s self-healing response [...] the power of homeopathy lies in its ability to stimulate the body’s innate self-healing response [...] as a result of stimulating the body’s own self-healing mechanisms [...] from the homeopathic perspective the body is endeavoring to heal itself by reactivating the inflammation that occurred back at the time of injury. If we stop its ability to do so, the body’s healing mechanism can be stalled. In the worse case scenario, suppressing the body’s symptoms frustrates the body’s healing mechanism and forces the body to express its disease at a deeper level, usually in a more vital organ";
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[in "Check Out My Recent conversation with Meg Haskell of Bangor Daily News about Chronic Pain" (2017)]
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"'the main difference is that naturopaths believe in the healing power of the body to right itself,' she said";
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"remedies act on the body’s inherent self-healing mechanism and bring about health naturally [...] today’s NDs strike a balance between respect for the healing power of nature — much of which science has yet to be able to fully understand or measure — and the best available research in our fields";
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"because it’s right inside you, all this wisdom and power to heal yourself";
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Kowalsky, S.B. (ND NCNM 1997) states:
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"naturopathic medicine provides noninvasive, holistic treatments that support the body’s inherent self-healing capacity";
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Kozak, C. (ND BINM), Kozak, L. (ND NCNM 1984) state:
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"acupuncture: promotes the flow of energy, or 'qi', through the body using fine needles [...] homeopathy: works with the body's vital force to gently balance the body on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual planes";
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"the human body possesses enormous power to heal itself through mechanisms of homeostasis that restores balance in structure and function and adapts to environmental changes. This vital force, the 'vis medicatrix naurae' [sp.] (healing power of nature) is the foundation of naturopathic philosophy and practice. The naturopathic physician uses those therapeutic substances and techniques that are in harmony with the body's self-healing processes and avoids treatments that are designed to counterpart or supervene them. Ideally, naturopathic methods are applied as a means of assisting and augmenting this 'healing power of nature'. Naturopathic therapy stresses cleansing, detoxification and regeneration […] the physician does not 'cure' disease. Nature (the vital force of the individual) brings about the cure";
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Kozura, C.J. (ND Bastyr 2002) states:
[in "Treatments" (2006)]
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"homeopathic medicines, when properly prescribed, effect the body’s ‘vital force’ and strengthen its innate ability to heal";
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Kraft, A.C. (ND Bastyr 2004) states:
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"in Chinese medicine, our bodies and everything in the universe is animated by energy (qi), and illness and disease occur when there is a disruption in the flow of this energy.  In our bodies the energy travels in a network of channels (meridians), on which lie specific points that influence this flow.  Each meridian is also connected to an element, bodily function, and organ systems.  Through needling the acupoints and harmonizing these different elements, many conditions of the body can be treated and brought back to health and balance";
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Krapp, N. (ND CCNM 2010) states:
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"traditional Chinese medicine [...] involves the insertion of acupuncture needles at specific points of the body to stimulate the movement of qi energy.  These [...] anatomically and physiologically important points [...] 'qi energy' can be understood as the circulation of blood and lymph throughout the body, proper contraction and relaxation of muscles, and the proper signaling within the nervous system";
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[in "Frequently Asked Questions" (2013)]
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"there are 6 principles that guide the naturopathic physician as they work with the patient [...#4] support the healing power of nature: the human body has an inherent ability to heal itself.  Naturopathic doctors seek to remove any obstacles that may hinder the body's own healing process";
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Kreft, C. (ND NCNM) states:
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"naturopathic medicine seeks to encourage your body’s own healing mechanisms and to restore health and vitality [...] they encourage your body’s own healing mechanisms and to restore health and vitality [...] naturopathic healing approaches health care in the following ways [...] life force: recognizing that true healing comes from stimulating the patient’s own innate healing ability";
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"naturopathic philosophy is based on the belief of self-healing";
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"naturopathic doctors (NDs/NMDs) are primary care physicians clinically trained in natural therapeutics, whose philosophy is derived in part from a Hippocratic teaching more than 2,000 years old: vis medicatrix naturae, nature is the healer of all";
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"at Montana Whole Health our treatment approach is grounded in the 6 principles of naturopathic medicine [...] the healing power of nature: naturopathic doctors recognize the self-healing ability of the body.  The primary role of the doctor is to uncover and eliminate obstacles to cure, and to facilitate the recovery process";
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[in "What is Homeopathy? (Insert Controversy Here)" (2013)]
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"I should note here that Hahnemann calls the ability of the body to heal the 'vital force' of a person.  According to Hahnemann it is the vital force which recognizes a homeopathic treatment, and the vital force which precipitates change.  Obviously this concept is a little outdated in modern science, but I think it can be a good metaphor for the way our bodies heal and produce homeostasis (see my article on the vis medicatrix naturae).  In my opinion, the vital force can include all the biochemical, mechanical, electrical, and neurological processes which cause change";
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[in "The Vis Medicatrix NaturaeVitalism, Evolution, Creation or Homeostasis?" (2013)]
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"then we get to the vis medicatrix naturae,translated the healing power of nature. Opponents of naturopathic medicine have used this philosophical principle to label naturopaths as 'vitalists,' a term which many in the scientific field equate with quackery or fraud [...] Bastyr University provides the following explanation for the vis medicatrix naturae: 'naturopathic medicine recognizes the body’s inherent ability, which is ordered and intelligent, to heal itself [...] this healing ability.' In this definition there is no mention of the concept of vitalism, despite the use of the term by many who are antagonistic to naturopathic medicine [...] vitalism, as defined by Merriam Webster dictionary is [...] vitalism is a theory which forms the foundation of many branches of traditional and alternative medical approaches (for example, the concept of 'qi' in traditional Chinese medicine, or the concept of the vital force in homeopathic medicine) [...] Bastyr’s definition of the vis medicatrix naturae [...] the concept of homeostasis may also be relevant to the discussion of the healing power of nature [...] the maintenance of homeostasis is a dynamic process, where each change in the body is countered by a 'force' [...] naturopaths should encourage the self-healing ability of the body by removing barriers to cure and assisting the process for swift recovery";
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"naturopathic medicine is characterized by six philosophical principles [...] the healing power of nature [...] stimulate the self-healing mechanisms, recognize the vis medicatrix naturae [...] the next step in the order is to stimulate the healing power of nature, or the vis medicatrix naturae";
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Kruzel, T. (ND NCNM 1987) states:
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[his bio. states he's "in private practice in Portland, Oregon [...] an Associate Professor of Medicine at National College of Naturopathic Medicine [...]  the author of The Homeopathic Emergency Guide - A Quick Reference Handbook to Effective Homeopathic Care published by North Atlantic Books [...] past President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians."]
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"in the naturopathic view, these symptoms are the body's way of telling the affected person that something is wrong and that it is attempting to correct the imbalance imposed on it by the disease. The pattern of symptoms experienced by the patient becomes even more important than the diagnosis, as it allows the physician to select the medicines with which to treat the person. This is based upon the vitalist tradition of medicine [...] naturopathic physicians do not see the disease process as being incurable or one of inevitable decline, as they believe in the healing power of nature, or vis medicatrix naturae [...] naturopathic physicians also may preform acupuncture to treat the symptoms of MS. Acupuncture works on the premise that there's a stagnant flow of energy throughout the body [...] acupuncture is also a vitalistic therapy in that it stimulates the body's own healing power";
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"[the remedy] carbo veg […for] decreased vital force from loss of fluids [p.174]";
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[in "Fever As Healer";
"published by American Association of Naturopathic Physicians" (2010)]
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"in the wholistic view, an elevated body temperature is the organism's way of correcting an imbalance between its own ‘vital force’ and the external environment. Viruses and bacteria prevalent in the air, soil and water around us cause infections when a persons ‘vital force’ is no longer able to oppose it [its p.001…] only through supporting the body and its natural ally, fever, will it be able to overcome the disease or toxic process and simultaneously strengthen the vital force. In the long run it will make for less illness and a longer, healthier life [its p.004]";
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“it is through stimulation of the vital force that the body is learning to respond to those things which we have come to identify as producing disease […] stimulation of the vital force. Holistic medicine is build upon the principle of the vital force being the driving impetus behind the healing process. This concept is derived from the vitalist tradition of medicine, which traces its roots to Hippocrates as well as Native American, religious and folk medicine traditions. When we are ill, we experience a disruption in our vital force which presents as the signs and symptoms of illness. These signs and symptoms are often unique to the person presenting with them and should be utilized by the clinician for the purposes of diagnosis and treatment”;
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[in "History of Naturopathic Medicine" (2010)]
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"naturopathic medicine has been quick to call attention to those therapies which are harmful to the human organism and counteract the healing power of nature or the vital force. Because of this, naturopathy has more often than not found itself in conflict with other disciplines of medicine who do not share the same philosophy";
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[in "Natural Medicine Pediatric Home Health Advisor" (2012)]
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"naturopathic [p.023] medicine has been quick to call attention to those therapies which are harmful to the human organism and counteract the healing power or nature or the vital force [...] naturopathic medicine is built upon a number of principles. The first is vis medicatrix naturae, or the healing power of nature.  This principle endows the vital force as the driving impetus behind healing disease.  This concept is derived from the vitalist tradition of medicine [...] primum non nocere [...] act in tandem with the body's healing powers rather than against them [...] nature's inherent healing process, the vis medicatrix naturae [p.024...] homeopathic philosophy maintains that the treatment of disease by utilizing substances that oppose the vital force's attempt to normalize homeostasis will result in the disease either changing form or becoming chronic [p.026...] homeopathic philosophy views disease as a disturbance of the patient's vital force [...] administration of the homeopathic preparation stimulates the vital force to eliminate the disease [p.027...] they also tend to mount a fever quickly, a sign of a strong immune system and vital force [p.177...] a wet sheet pack [...] stimulates a patient's vital force to promote healing [p.186]";
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Kruzel, T. (ND NCNM), Stephens, J.E. (NMD SCNM), Weiss, D. (ND SCNM) state:
[in "Frequently Asked Questions" (2010)]
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"naturopathic medicine has been quick to call attention to those therapies which are harmful to the human organism and counteract the healing power of nature or the vital force [...] 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, which traces its roots to Hippocrates as well as folk medicine traditions [...] modern naturopathic medicine has continued the tradition of evaluating therapeutic modalities which aid the vital force and the healing power of nature [...] 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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"Dr. Kulkarni’s approach to treatment is based on the five principles of naturopathic medicine [...] second, stimulate the healing power of nature";
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"naturopathic medicine is [...] based on the following five principles [...] second, stimulate the healing power of nature";
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"[#2] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae – frst described by Hippocrates as the healing power of nature.  It is a person’s vital force within that allows an individual to overcome disease.  Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent ordered and intelligent self-healing process in each person.  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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"integral to naturopathic medicine is a unifying philosophical approach to health summed up in the principles of naturopathic medicine, which recognizes the body's innate wisdom and healing capacity (vis medicatrix naturae) [...] the principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae [...] the healing power of nature. It is a person's vital force within that allows an individual to overcome disease. Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent ordered and intelligent self-healing process in each person. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process [...] naturopathic therapeutic order [...#3] address weakened or damaged systems or organs (via botanical medicine, homeopathy, orthomolecular nutrients, glandulars, homeopathy, and other minimally invasive, safe, natural therapies) [...including] harmonize life force";
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[in "About Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"the principles of naturopathic medicine [...#] 2. the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae – first described by Hippocrates as the healing power of nature.  It is a person’s vital force within that allows an individual to overcome disease.  Naturopathic Medicine recognizes an inherent ordered and intelligent self-healing process in each person.  Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process [...] naturopathic therapeutic order [...] harmonize life force";
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[in "The Voice" (2011)]
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"naturopathic therapeutic order [...] stimulate the healing power of nature (vis
medicatrix naturae
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"address weakened or damaged systems or organs (via botanical medicine, homeopathy, orthomolecular nutrients, glandulars, homeopathy, and other minimally invasive, safe, natural therapies) [...] harmonize life force";
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Kusznireckyj, M. (ND CCNM) states:
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"the principles of naturopathic medicine include [...#2] healing power of nature [...] acupuncture: the stimulation of 'qi' or energy. Our body has an energetic network, similar to the nerves and circulatory system, that has specific points on the body that are linked to internal organs. These are meridians. Similar to highways, when the meridians become blocked or congested, the energy does not flow and pathology results. Acupuncture releases these blockages [...] there is considerable evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture";
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[in "One Part in a Series of Natural Things" (2013)]
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"vitality, or in a mind’s eye, the will, is present everywhere. In homeopathy, this is the life force. An age-old concept rejected at the turn of the century with the introduction of modern medicine and ‘science’, this concept is resurfacing and gaining its well-deserved support. Dis-ease is a reaction of the vital force, and perhaps an uphill battle. Or a web of misunderstandings";
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[in "Case Studies in Children: Homeopathy More than Just Placebo" (2013)]
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"we then follow the symptoms and recognize what has or has not improved or changed, as this is the vital force working its magic";
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"qi as is stated in traditional Chinese medicine, or prana, in ayurvedic systems of medicine – is known as the life force or energy found in the body – commonly rejected as a dishonest concept in Western medicine [...] what I did pay close attention to was where the qi was going, and areas of the body that felt tired, warm, cold, soft, etc… and took that as ancient wisdom of the body moving [...] these concepts have intrigued my sense of what it means to be a naturopathic doctor, and what is the life force, having all five domains intricately balanced?";
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"when I dance, it is not about my body but about the life force. It is about the dynamic origins of energy and the awakening of the spirit to the body";
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"her inspiration came from yoga, and she viewed the body as an empty vessel, through which the spirit or life force flowed through";
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"NDs use the following modalities in their effort to create an individualized treatment plan for the patient [...] Chinese medicine and acupuncture: traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is based on the principle of yin and yang existing in balance. Harmony of yin and yang is evidence of health, whereas disharmony of yin and yang leads to disease. The goal of TCM is to restore balance between yin and yang, and this is done through the use of dietary recommendations, Eastern herbs and acupuncture.  Acupuncture is based on the principle that qi flows through all of body’s meridians. Acupuncture points are located in specific points along these meridians all over the body, and correspond to different organ systems. The use of tiny acupuncture needles in combinations of specific acupuncture points adjust the circulation of qi along the meridians, leading to the restoration of balance";
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Kyba, G. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Natural Medicine" (2007)]
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"six principles of healing form the foundation of naturopathic medical practice.
[#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 enhance this process";
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