Thursday, August 03, 2006

nonAANP ND Pract.s Otherwheres (& CAM pract.s-prop.s):

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a. Australia type ND:
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Ball, E. (ND[AU] ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathy" (2006)]
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"homoeopathy. Diluted and succussed [spiritized] preparations that stimulate the body's vital force to heal itself";
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Bell, K. (ND[AU: B.HSc (Naturopathy)] ?), McAuslin, R. (ND[AU: Diploma in Naturopathy] Nature Care College), Padarin, H. (ND[AU: B.HSc (Naturopathy)] ?) state:
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[in "About Us" (2006)]
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"core principles of naturopathy. Naturopathy is based on a number of base beliefs and concepts. The following are among them [...] first do no harm [...] the natural life force of the individual should be supported to facilitate healing [...] what does 'prana' mean? In Vedic teachings [the religion known as Hinduism!], prana means energy. In ayurveda, prana is also interpreted as the vital, life-sustaining force of both the individual body and the universe";
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Bennett, B. (ND[AU] ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Philosophy" ()]
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"life-force. Naturopathy believes in an inherent life-force, which is present in all living things. It is responsible for the constant effort of the body to self-clean and self-heal. It corrects imbalances and repairs injuries, returning the body to homeostasis (internal equilibrium). This force is at work for instance, when a cut or broken bone heals. Your injuries heal without you having to will your body to do so. It is also at work during more serious and chronic illnesses. However, it can be impeded by our unhealthy lifestyle, dietary deficiencies, a restless mental state and lack of rest, amongst other things. As a naturopath I am trained to encourage this life-force to do its job by advising the patient about better lifestyle choices and by assisting the body in the healing process primarily with herbs, homoeopathy and nutrition";
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Bevage, L. (ND[AU; Adv. Dip. Naturopathy] ?) states:
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[in "" ()]
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"your body already knows how to restore itself to full health. Supporting this inherent ability, or ‘vital force’ underlies all naturopathic healing. Returning your body to optimal health is a process of treating the original cause of ill health, removing blockages to this healing ability";
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Blanch, M. (ND NSWCNT?) states:
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[in “Profile” ()]
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“from early in his studies, Michael became aware of the importance of the principles of holistic health. This means that true health is a reflection of the whole person: the body, the mind and the emotions. Everything is connected; it is regulated by the intelligence of the whole that we might call the life force, known historically as the 'vital force.' Any symptoms of ill health or disease stem from a disturbance in the balance of this whole. The symptoms themselves are the intelligent response by the life force to a disturbance, whether physical, environmental or emotional”;
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[in “Patient Information” ()]
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“the homeopathic understanding is that all your complaints are a reflection of you as a whole. You may be worried about a chronic skin rash, or hay fever, or period pain, or all three. To the homeopath those things are not just problems related to the skin, the nose or the uterus. They are all manifestations of an inner disturbance, in your whole being. Homeopathy calls the inner regulator of health the vital force, or life force [...] it is the homeopaths 'job' then to look at the overall pattern of symptoms. Through knowledge of similar patterns in homeopathic remedies, the medicine is then chosen that matches that pattern. This provides the necessary information to the life force on an energetic level to begin the process of healing”;
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Booth, K. (ND[AU] ?) states:
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[in “What is Herbal Medicine?” ()]
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“herbal medicine in its holistic sense recognizes the human being as an expression of life, enlivened with life force or the vital force”;
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Bowles-Flannery, S. (ND[AU] ?), Harper, P. (ND[AU] ?) state:
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[in "The Six Basic Principles of Naturopathy" (2006)]
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"the healing power of nature. The concept that the body has the natural ability to heal itself, and it is the naturopath's role to try to facilitate this natural process[…] first and foremost, do no harm. The natural life force of the individual must be nurtured to help in healing";
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(click here,
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Burgoyne, B. (ND[AU] ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathy" (2006)]
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"naturopathy […] how it works […] according to the manifesto of the British Naturopathic and Osteopathic Association, naturopathy is a system of treatment which recognizes the existence of a vital curative force within the body. This essential concept pervades all natural therapies […] flower essences are like a form of liquid energy, a vibrational medicine that brings about benefits by influencing our own life force, acting similarly to that of homeopathic remedies";
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Cheong, N. (ND[AU; Adv Dip Nat] ?), Padarin, H. (ND[AU; Adv Dip Nat, B.HSc(Naturopathy) UNE] ?), Pinnington, A. (ND[AU; Adv Dip Nat] ?) state:
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[in “About Us” ()]
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"core principles of naturopathy. Naturopathy is based on a number of base beliefs and concepts. The following are among them [...] first do no harm [...] the natural life force of the individual should be supported to facilitate healing [...] what does 'prana' mean? In vedic teachings, prana means energy. In ayurveda, prana is also interpreted as the vital, life-sustaining force of both the individual body and the universe";
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Clark, J. (ND[AU BHsc] ACNM)states:
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[in "Individual Consultations" ()]
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"the seven principles of naturopathic medicine [...include a] good intuitive sense into a patient's vital force";
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Connelly, G. (ND[AU] ?] states:
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[in "Greg Connelly: Naturopath" ()]
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"natural therapies are based on vitalism and holism [...] ill health is a disturbance of vital energy. Whilst we agree with modern pathology about the causes of disease (cellular dysfunction, genetics, accidents, poisons, and microbes) naturopathic philosophy further believes that our vital force determines our susceptibility, the amount of treatment, vigor of treatment and the speed of recovery. Those with poor vitality will succumb more quickly, require more treatment, need gentler treatments and take longer to recover. Factors influencing our vital force [etc.]";
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Costello, P. (ND[AU] PANT), Tacon, K. (ND[AU] PANT) state:
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[in "Naturopathy" (2002)]
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"nature has provided us with a wondrous immune system, and we have to take care of this inner healing force [...] the natural therapeutic approach maintains that the constant effort of the body’s life force is all ways in the direction of self cleansing, self repairing and positive health. The philosophy maintains that even acute disease is a manifestation of the body’s efforts in the direction of self-cure. Disease or downgraded health, may be eliminated only by removing from the system the real cause and by raising the body’s general vitality so that its natural and inherent ability to sustain health is allowed to dominate [...] naturopathic medicine is ‘vitalistic’ in its approach; the body is believed to have an innate intelligence that is always striving for health";
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D’amico, T. (ND[AU] ?) states:
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[in "The Drinking Water Facts" (2006)]
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"within the body there operates a safe, natural, very low voltage bioelectrical system that is the vital life force [...] every living thing is surrounded by an energy field that is composed of many layers of vibrational pattern and frequency. The innermost layer is what has been called 'vital force' or 'plasma.' The goodness and vitality of an organism [...] depends on the harmony, strength and integrity of these subtle energy fields [...] a negative redox potential reading for foods is interpreted as indicating the presence of a substantial vital force, whilst positive readings indicate weaker energy fields or depletion of a vital force [...] natural water picks up minerals from the soil and absorbs life force as it flows [...] a primary cause of disease is when the body's life forces are depleted. When the life force generation ceases, then the body dies [...] the key to active natural health and well-being is energy levels. When the body is fatigued, suffers from circulation problems, aches and pains and is overweight, the mind becomes depressed and the body's energy levels are minimized. The life force you were given decreases";
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Durlak, J. (ND[AU] SSNT) states:
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"naturopaths believe that the body has the power, or ‘life force' to heal itself. They use a variety of techniques to help the life force flow efficiently";
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Eldridge, J. (ND[AU; Ad Dip Naturopathy] ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Care - Jason Eldridge" (2006)]
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"naturopathy is a system of natural therapies which recognize the existence of a vital curative force within the body [...] naturopathic code of ethics [...] a naturopath shall recognise[sp. UK], value and promote the vital self-healing power of nature inherent in each individual. (vis medicatrix naturae)";
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Elscot, H. (ND[AU] ?) states:
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[in "The Vital Force: Surrounding, Protecting, Nourishing" (2006)]
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"'the vital force: surrounding, protecting, nourishing' [...] the idea that we as human beings contain and are surrounded by a vital force or energy is not a new one. The ancient Chinese believed that the sufficient, uninterrupted flow and balance of qi (pronounced chee) directly influenced the health of a person. The Tibetans name this vital force lung (pronounced bong), the Japanese call it ki (pronounced kee) and the Indian culture recognizes it as prana (pronounced prahna). In Western society it is sometimes described as bio-energy or electromagnetic energy [...] vital force is the evolution of consciousness [...] the concept of vital force, or vitalism, underlies all natural therapies [...] the manifestation of disease can also be regarded as an indication of the body's vital response and not simply the outcome of infection. The emphasis of vital force in health and healing is well established over the time frame of humanity and 'it is only since the Industrial Revolution [how about since scientific knowledge became known...] that the emphasis in health and healing has moved away from the vitalistic concept.' So how does this permeating vital force influence healing? We know that energy and vitality are intrinsically linked in the healing process so therefore the receiving and transmission of this vital force in our bodies must be possible. We can view our gross physical body as the manifestation of the subtle energy field or etheric body which in turn can be likened to a web of light or energy underlying our physical bodies [...] we can therefore say that illness or disease is merely the reflection of imbalances in our etheric body. Vital force or energy flows in our body via channels and energy centers called chakras [...] so how do we equate this vital force in scientific terms, making it applicable in Western society today? Many attempts have been made throughout the history of naturopathy. Paracelcus suggested the existence of 'munia,' a magnetic force radiating from all living things. Mesmer spoke of the attraction of animal magnetism and Wilhelm Reich believed in the cosmic orgone energy. Dr Henry Lindlahr referred to what he called 'divine energy' [...] the concept of vital force [...] vis medicatrix naturae [...] the idea that something as intangible and subtle as vital force [...] the essential nature of the physical world as ultimately not physical";
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Fox, G. (ND[AU] ?), Hunter, A. (ND[AU] ?) state:
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[in "The Moonee Ponds MindBody Health Centre" (2006)]
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"naturopaths follow the principle that there is a life force that enables the body to heal itself, given the right conditions. Natural therapies can be used to stimulate the vital force and realign the body towards a healthy balance";
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Fraser, C. (ND[UK] UKSNN] states:
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[in "Naturopathic Nutrition" (2006)]
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"the core values of naturopathic nutrition include: the healing power of nature: a 'vital force' underpins the self-healing or self-correcting mechanisms of the body";
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Harrigan, D. (ND[AU] ACNM) states:
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2008)]
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"naturopathic medicine [...] always involves addressing the cause, giving your body the opportunity to heal itself and maintaining 'homeostasis' - our inner self-regulating harmony or 'vital force' [...] the six naturopathic principles [...include #2] the healing power of nature - vis medicatrix naturae [...] healing occurs through the response of the life force. The naturopath's role is to support this process";
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Hoehne, K. (ND[AU] ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2015)]
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"naturopathic medicine [...] its main point of difference is that naturopathy fully acknowledges that all living beings contain a vital life force’ that sustains them.  This life force may be referred to as ‘chi’, ‘prana’, ‘spirit’, ‘etheric or astral body’ or the ‘vital force’.  It acknowledges [...] the intangible, spiritual, energy dimension [...] this vital force has an aspect to it that induces our body to heal";
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Jacka, J. (ND[AU] ?) states:
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[in "Healing Yourself Naturally" (1999)]
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"naturopaths have always recognized the existence of the life-force in the physical body [...this supposed] life-force in all living matter has helped to explain naturopathic philosophy [...] the vital force [p.012...] the etheric life force [...] in Hindu philosophy [...] in Chinese medical philosophy [...] the life energy called prana or chi [ respectively p.015...] the words for vital force or energy vary from country to country, but are interchangeable in meaning -- prana in the Hindu system, chi in the medical philosophy of Chine, and bioplasm in Russian literature on the subject [p.013...] glossary [...] chi: a Chinese term for the life-force underlying the physical existence and function of organs and tissues. This life-force [p.324...] prana: the Hindu term for life-energy [...] see also chi [p.326]";
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(ISBN 0895949547)
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Jackson, J. (ND[AU] ACNM) states:
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[in "What Is Naturopathy?" (2004)]
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"'vis medicatrix naturae - the healing power of nature' [...] the fundamental philosophical cornerstone to the practice of naturopathic medicine is a profound belief in the ability of the body to heal itself [...] the role of naturopathic practitioner is to assist and facilitate this healing process [...] naturopathy comprises a common sense and 'vitalistic' approach[...] life is viewed as more than just the sum of biochemical processes, and the body is believed to have an innate intelligence that is always striving for balance (perfection) and health. This healing energy is believed to pervade all living matter and is described in many ways such as the 'vital life force', 'om', 'prana' (ayurvedic), & 'chi or qi,'(traditional Chinese medicine), (to name a few)! Vitalism [...] health [...] is considered to be a vital dynamic";
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[in "Therapies" (2004)]
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"humans, like other animals eat plants and other animals in order to nourish and replace body cells and create life force [...] homeopathy [...] stimulate[s] the body's natural healing response [...] massage, deep tissue manipulation and energy balancing are employed to improve the structure and function of the human body [...] acupuncture is an ancient Chinese form of medicine, which involves stimulating certain specific points on the body to enhance the flow of vital energy (chi) along pathways called meridians. It is a form of natural healing";
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Jenek, G. (ND[AU] ?), Morgan, T. (ND[AU] ?) states:
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[in "Clayfield Natural Therapies and Acupuncture Clinic"]
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"naturopathic medicine. The philosophy of naturopathic medicine. Living things have natural ability to heal themselves. Your individual vital force promotes self-cleansing, self-repair, and therefore self-healing. This process can be achieved by focusing on the immune, hormonal, nervous, and detoxification, elimination systems of your body";
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Jones, A. (ND ?), Trattler, R. (ND BCNO, DO BCNO) state:
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[in "Better Health Through Natural Healing: How to Get Well without Drugs or Surgery"(1985)]
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"'the natural therapeutic approach maintains that the constant effort of the body's life force is always in the direction of self-cleansing' [...] it begins by affirming the basic inner vitality that is life itself [...] 'every cell in an organized body is endowed with an instinct of self preservation which is sustained by an inherent force named the [p.004] vital force of life' [...] to understand the many factors that may cause disease or hinder this life force [etc....] if the life force is unhindered on all planes [etc. p.005...] the total vitality available to the ordinary person equals his or her life force [etc....] these obstructions to the life force [etc....] and obstructive factors which interfere with its life force [etc. p.010...] the obstructions to the vital force [...] vitality equals the life force [etc. p.025...] Hahnemann explains [...] that disease is a disorder of the vital life force first, which is then manifest in the physical (material) plane. Of this life force he says: 'the material organism, without the vital force [etc....] the immaterial being (the vital force)' [...] the langauge of the vital force is first expressed as symptoms [...] this concept of the vital force, or the inner person being the first cause of disease [...] the inner person (vital force) [p.034]";
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[in "Better Health Through Natural Healing: How to Get Well Without Drugs or Surgery"(2004; 2nd ed.)]
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"the foundation of naturopathy. Their most basic tenet, vis medicatrix naturae (only nature heals) [...] the body's ability to heal [...] the central theme of naturopathic philosophy [p.003...] the philosophy of naturopathic medicine. The natural therapeutic approach maintains that the constant effort of the body's life force [etc....] the body's efforts in the direction of self cure [...] the body's general vitality [...] its natural and inherent ability to sustain health [...] the physiological efforts of the body to cleanse itself [...] the cause and treatment of nearly all disease [...] the basic inner vitality that is life itself [...] 'great law of life' [...] the [p.004...] vital force of life [per Lindlahr 1919...] this law [...] the general flow of life's energies [...] this life force [...] 'the constructive principle (great law of life) in nature' [...] the life force [...] the vital force [...] the vital force [p.006...] her life force [...] the life force [...] its life force [p.010...] vital forces [p.019...] the vital force [...] the life force [...] vital energy [p.025...] Hahnemann explains [...] that disease is a disorder of the vital life force first [...] this life force [...] 'the vital force [...] the immaterial being (the vital force)' [...] vital force [...] vital force [...] the inner person (vital force) [p.034...] the vital force [...] the subtle forces of man [...] Hahnemann's vital force [p.035...] the body's vital energies [p.048...] 'vis medicatrix naturae' (only nature heals) [p.051...] the individual's vital energy [p.072]";
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(ISBN 1865152595)
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Karambalis, H. (ND[AU; "Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)]" ?) states:
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[in "What Do Naturopaths Do?"]
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"naturopathy is a holistic therapy [...] Helen Karambalis is highly trained in the safe and effective use of natural remedies, diet and lifestyle strategies that stimulate your body's vital force, its natural ability to heal itself restoring balance and harmony";
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Latheron, N. (ND[AU; B. Health Sc. Naturopathy] ?), Parker, L. (ND[AU] ?) state:
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[in "Homoeopathy"]
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"homoeopathy [...] the vital force is known to orthodox medicine as ‘the immune system’. In Chinese Medicine it is called ‘chi’ and in Ayurvedic medicine it is called ‘pranna’[sp....] symptoms and signs. Symptoms and signs are the sole expressions of the reaction of vital force (immune system) to the forces which create disorders of function and balance in health";
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Ledwith, A. (ND{AU} ?) states:
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[in "Services"]
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"naturopathic principles: 1. primum non nocere – first do no harm. 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 to this healing process. The naturopaths actions can support or antagonize the actions of vis medicatrix naturae - the healing power of nature [...] vis medicatrix naturae – the healing power of nature. 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 naturopaths role is to facilitate this process";
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Loh, L. (ND[AU] SSNT) states:
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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"first, do no harm […] the natural life force of the individual should be supported to facilitate healing";
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Martin, D. (ND[AU] ?), Martin, Z. (ND[AU] ?) state:
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[in “Welcome”]
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“we believe that health is much more than just the absence of disease. At HealthWise, we believe health is best measured in terms of each person's ability to realize his or her maximum potential for enjoyment of every aspect of their life. At the basis of this philosophy is the concept of 'vitalism' or 'life force' which recognizes that there is a vital curative force in the body, unique to each individual”;
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Martin, S. (ND[AU: Adv. Dip. Health Science - Naturopathy (ANPA)] ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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"naturopathy [...] combines a diverse spectrum of natural curative techniques to support the vital healing force within";
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McDowell, J. (ND[AU] ?) states:
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[in "Jennifer McDowell"]
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"naturopath and Bowen therapist Jennifer McDowell believes that health is much more than just the absence of disease [...] Jennifer believes in the ability of the human spirit to bring about healing provided it is given the necessary support to do so [...] at the basis of this philosophy is the concept of 'vitalism' or 'life force' which recognizes that there is a vital curative force in the body";
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McKenzie-Russell, E. (ND[AU: Bachelor of Naturopathy Degree, Diploma of Applied Science (Naturopathy)] ?) states :
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[in "About"]
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"the concept of disease in homoeopathy is that disease is a total affection of mind and body, the disturbance of the whole organism. Individual organs are not the cause of illness but disturbance at the inner level (disturbance of the life force, the vital energy of the body) is the cause of illness [...] it is a system of medicine that helps the body to normalize its own energy flow [...] the remedies are prepared from natural substances to precise standards and work by stimulating the body's own healing power [...] it offers long lasting to permanent cure [...] homoeopathy does not treat superficially by just driving away the symptoms but heals the patient from within [...] the healing power of the body as whole that has to be enhanced [...] homoeopathy has a unique approach of the method of preparation of the drugs in which the end result will contain only the 'dynamic curative power' of the drug substance, devoid of any original crude substance [...] homoeopathic remedies are dynamic agents influencing the body's energy";
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[in "Questions"]
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"homeopathy is based on potentised and energized substances and acts on the individual's vital force";
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Meek, B. (ND[AU] ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"naturopathic medicine - naturopathy is a term that encompasses a range of modalities belonging to the realm of natural medicine […] many factors may contribute to poor health and these include poor diet, insufficient sleep or rest, lack of exercise or fresh air, emotional or physical stress, pollution and negative attitudes. These factors allow toxins to build up within the body, which can overload the immune system and weaken the vital force, which is the body’s innate ability to maintain good health";
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Mills, L. (ND[AU] ACNM) states:
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[in "What is Naturopathy?"]
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"naturopathy is a system of natural medicine that recognizes the existence of a vital curative force within the body. It is a method of healing that employs natural and safe approaches to bring to an individual health and vitality [...] the healing power of nature. There is an innate force inside the body that has the power to heal itself. Naturopaths support that force with natural and innovative treatments";
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Pappas, A. (ND[AU] UNE) states:
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[in “About Homeopathy”]
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“how is it different from orthodox medicine? It has the belief concept of ‘vitality’ or ‘vital energy’ or ‘life force.’ This cannot be measured in a scientific sense, but only experienced subjectively and manifested in good health and a feeling of well being. The depletion of the ‘vital force’ results in disease and poor health. This ‘life force’ is called ‘prana’ in traditional Indian medicine, ‘chi’ in traditional Chinese medicine and ‘hara’ in the Japanese system. ‘Spirit’ would be the closest English equivalent. Many practitioners use the word ’energy,’ although this is a scientific term in Western culture because it is objectively measurable. As ‘life force’ or ‘vitality’ is not objectively measurable, its existence is not acknowledged by Western science. As users of health care, we all feel the presence of ‘life force’ or ‘vitality,’ or not, within our own lives. This may explain why a therapeutic medicinal system like homoeopathy, which includes the subjective concept of ‘life force’ in its aims”;
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Parish, J. (ND[AU; Bachelor Health Science (Naturopathy), Advanced Diploma Health Science (Naturopathy)] ?) states:
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[in "The Vital Force"]
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"history and philosophy of natural medicine [...] the vital force. What is the vital force, that lies at the heart of all healing? If health is the absence of disease, it is equally the presence of the vital force. Natural medicine takes the approach that this vital force is the ‘intelligence’ beyond any of the measurable components of atoms and cells. When our vital force is compromised in any way the effects reverberate throughout the vital energy force and illness is the consequence [...] an ever increasing range of alternative modalities ranging from acupuncture, homeopathy and naturopathy, to [applied]kinesiology, iris analysis and pulse testing, to name only a few, which deal with aligning the body’s energies [...] practices which are believed to effect a person’s vibrational energy levels [...per] esoteric energies modern medicine cannot explain the link between the vital force and health or disease [...that] cannot be seen, captured, controlled, measured or tested by any of the instruments known to science [...] a field beyond the testing capabilities [...] of modern science [...] in China it is known as chi, Sankrist[sp., Sanskrits?] call it prana, Japanese know it as ki, Christ referred to it as mana, Hippocrates called it ‘vis medicatrix naturae’ (L. nature's life force). In new age terminology it is known as cosmic energy, vitalism, or the universal life force [...] there is no greater power than the life force [...] a vital principle [...] the magic of vitalism [...i.e.] in vitalistic terms the energy of a situation [...per] shamanistic healing practices [...and] the physical and spiritual realm [...] natural or alternative therapies also work on this faith basis. It is the same process as used in most religions [...mentions] Paracelsus [...and] vis medicatrix naturae or nature cure [...] the soul and ‘energies’ which affected the human ‘spirit’ [...mentions] Hahnemann [...who] adopted the principles of vitalism [...per] the dynamic or vitalistic force [...] the vital force [...] a power greater than just one god [...] the vital force of the collective unconscious [...the] ancient knowledge [...of] the ‘old religions’ [...per] the energy forces flowing in and around us [...] our vital energy [...] the magic within, the power to heal [...in] our way of modern living, we expend out vitality and thereby jeopardize our health [...] our vitality [...] our requirements for life, herbs, minerals, foods, the oxygen we breath and even light all has its own vitality which must be acknowledged and preserved in the intake in order to maintain and balance of the vital human force”;
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Pearce, A. (ND[AU] ?) states:
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[in “Naturopathy”]
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“naturopathy involves a natural approach to health and healing […] emphasizing the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of your inherent healing capacity. As a naturopath, my role is to facilitate and augment this process […] illness is a purposeful process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of your life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complimentary to and synergistic with this healing process”;
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(click here,
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Pisanelli, D. (ND ) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Principle – do no harm" (2015)]
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"naturopathy is guided by 6 principles which make it different from all other forms of medicine. One of its core principle in particular, typically known as 'first do no harm' [...] 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 healing power of nature";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
)
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Reynolds, D. (ND[AU] SACNT) states:
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[in "Services"]
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[the qi refers hypertexually to the Wikipedia "Qi" entry, click here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi]
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"acupuncture. Traditional Chinese medical theory holds that acupuncture works by normalizing the balance of qi 'vital energy' throughout the body. Pain or illnesses are treated by attempting to remedy local or systemic accumulations or deficiencies of qi";
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(click here,
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Richards, K. (ND[AU] ?) states:
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[in "What is Naturopathy?"]
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"the foundation of naturopathic medicine is the vitalistic philosophy of the 'healing power of nature.' This means that within every human organism there is a healing energy, which is responsible for our wellness and our ability to heal and maintain health";
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(archived here,
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Siodmak, I. (AdvDip Nat[AU] ?) states:
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[in “Creating Energy and Vitality”]
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energy is the vital force necessary for you to carry out activities you desire, not just for basic survival (body function) but also for your own personal satisfaction […] apart from the fats, carbohydrates and proteins that supply energy to the body, raw foods also possess this vital force that is quite miraculous in nature”;
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(click here,
(archived here,
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Stroumos, N. (ND[AU] ACNM) states:
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[in "Narelle Stroumos"]
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"a graduate from the Australian College of Natural Medicine in Melbourne, I am a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society [...] naturopathy. Belief in the 'vital force' ('life force') is the basis of many different healing modalities, although each have their own term for this energy [aliases!]. In naturopathy it is believed that the body has an innate power (or 'vital force') to heal itself (vis medicatrix naturae) [...] cures should be as natural as possible to stimulate the body's ability to heal itself'. This philosophy of stimulating the body's ability to move away from sickness toward a cure or a state of well being, by balancing and strengthening the body's vital force, is my main focus as a naturopath. I believe that the vital force can be seen as an energy integrated in our body from conception, which is part of the wonderful universal force that connects us to others and the environment. This vital force can be affected by such issues as genetics, nutrition supplied during fetal development and karmic influences that determine our constitution. Throughout life other factors can deplete or recharge this vital force, affecting our health. These effects may be attributed to [names some things...] harmony between the physical body, the mind, emotions and the spirit [metaphysical holism] are also important for balance. When the body is not in balance or the vital force is depleted, the different body systems can be overloaded or under/over functioning, which create such health problems as [names health problems...] a naturopathic consultation involves identification and treatment of the underlying cause of the illness and imbalance [VFS], and may incorporate the use of iris analysis, dietary evaluation and nutrition, lifestyle counseling, herbal medicine, mineral therapy or flower essences";
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(click here,
(archived here,
.
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Tabor, V. (ND[AU] ?) states:
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[in "Veronique Tabor"]
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"herbal medicine. Herbs behave as more than just assemblages of chemicals. When a herbal remedy is examined experimentally it is found to have activity that is apparently more than the sum of that of its active constituents. Their combination gives it unique properties, properties that are often hard to mimic with any single isolated drug. These properties are traditionally seen as a different sort of medicine with vitalistic, supportive action of the body's recuperative powers";
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(click here,
(archived here,
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Toms, C.J. (ND[AU: Bachelor of Health Science – Naturopathy; Diploma of Applied Science - Naturopathy] ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles that underlie and determine its practice [...] the healing power of nature. The healing power of nature is the inherent self-organizing and healing process of living systems. It establishes, restores and maintains health. Your naturopath will identify and remove obstacles to recovery and support the creation of a healthy internal and external environment, allowing the body's vital force to heal itself. Nature knows best";
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(click here,
(archived here,
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Turker, J. (ND[AU] ) states:
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[in "What is Naturopathy?" (2015)]
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"what are the principles of natural medicine? The following principles make Naturopathic Medicine different from all other medical approaches: first do no harm, primum non nocere: illness is a purposeful process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complementary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician’s actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vis mediatrix [sp., 'medicatrix] naturae, the healing power of nature [...#2] the healing power of nature: 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";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
.
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Turton, S. (ND[AU] NCC) states:
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[in "What Is Naturopathy?"]
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"reiki is the transmission of 'ki' energy. We are all endowed with this special life force energy, but sometimes when we feel out of balance, an enhancing of our enrgy[sp.] is required. As a reiki healer, I channel this energy through my hands. You receive greater access to this special ki, which the physical and auric body use as necessary to restore health and support healing";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
.
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Watt, H. (ND[AU; Diploma of Applied Science (Naturopathy)] ?) states:
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[in "Helen Watt Naturopathic Services"]
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"understanding naturopathic medicine [...per] vitality. The concept of 'vitality' or 'life force' is central to the naturopathic understanding of health & disease. It is equivalent to the Indian 'prana', the Chinese 'chi' or 'qi' & Japanese 'ki'";
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(click here,
(archived here,
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Wee, T. (ND[AU] student NCC} states:
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[in "A Critique"]
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"this single remedy allows the vital force to concentrate its maximum healing power on the essential picture of the illness [...] combinations may confuse the vital force, counteract the curative effects, disorder the state of illness, and obscure the disease picture [...] while herbs work predominantly on the physical level with perhaps some mental and emotional effects, homeopathic remedies go directly to the energetic level, strengthening the vital force to rid the body of the disease [...] in disease, however, once a certain threshold is crossed, the defense mechanism or vital force of the individual is stimulated, and it may generate processes that are perceived as symptoms on the physical, mental or emotional levels. Rather than the cause of disease, these symptoms are in fact perceived as the workings of the vital force in its bid to restore order and harmony; they are attempts of the organism to heal itself (Vithoulkas 1980) [...] moreover, “since the activity of the defense mechanism (vital force) originates on the dynamic plane, the most logical therapeutic approach would be one which enhances and strengthens this level, thus increasing the effectiveness of the organism’s own healing process' (Vithoulkas 1980) [...] in contrast, by confining 'their primary action to specific areas, organs or systems of the body-mind,' combinations merely address the symptom manifestations of the vital force [...] in Hahnemann’s view, disease is an imbalance of the vital force, expressed by the totality of signs and symptoms in the patient on the physical, emotional and mental planes [...] Wells’ promotion of symptom relief as a treatment goal defies the homeopathic and naturopathic principle of treating the cause, which in the case of homeopathy is, as previously mentioned, addressing the imbalance in the vital force on the dynamic plane [...] by treating symptoms alone, we may even be suppressing the palliatory expression of the vital force, causing the disease to metastasize to the deeper regions and produce a more complex pathological state [...] a well chosen single remedy that approximates the illness as a whole, taps into the vital force to correct any energy blockages";
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(click here,
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Wieland, A.M. (ND[Germany] ?) states:
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[in “Naturopathy”]
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“naturopathic medicine is vitalistic in its approach, embracing the beliefs that life is more than the sum of its parts and that living systems have an innate intelligence that constantly strives for health”;
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(click here,
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b. Cyprus type ND:
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Georgiou, G. (ND[UK] ?) [and many many more degrees] states:
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"the foundation of naturopathic medicine is the vitalistic philosophy of the 'healing power of nature'";
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(archived here,
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c. Israel type ND:
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Freedenberg, R. (ND[Israel] MECNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic / Holistic Treatment of Mild to Moderate Depression"(Natural Medicine Journal 1(4), 2009-12)]
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"anthroposophy is a spiritual science [...] anthroposophic medicine uses the anthroposophic view of the human being as a blend of three interdependent aspects: the physical body; the life force, understood as the source of growth and regeneration and sometimes called the soul; and the 'astral body,' which mediates between the body and the soul, also called the 'ego' or 'consciousness'";
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(click here, 
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d. New Zealand type ND:
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Kirtley, J. (ND[UK] ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Treatment"]
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"[per nutrition] organic food is often said to be higher in life force [...per homeopathy] think of the body as an orchestra [...] the conductor is the life force or vibration force of the body, supported by homeopathy";
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(click here,
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Levin, S. (MD[UK] ?) states:
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"my role as a naturopathic physician is to support the body's natural ability to heal [...] 'vis medicatrix naturae' or the healing power of nature. 'A vital force' as a life energy";
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(click here,
(archived here,
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e. Singapore type ND:
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Liew, S. (ND{ANMA} ?) states:
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i.
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[in "Complementary Therapies"]
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"the healing power of nature. Complementary therapies understand the body’s innate capacity for self healing. The objective of almost all complementary therapies is to enhance the vital force within each one of us. This vital force is called by different names by various cultures – chi, prana, Nature, God’s breathe of life, e.t.c. It is this vital force, which is the true healer, the ‘vis medicatrix naturae’ [...] enhancing your healing or vital force. Given the right conditions, the vital force within you will seek to balance your body and mind for optimum health";
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(click here,
(archived here,
.
ii.
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[in “SL Naturopathic Culture”]
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vital force. Our naturopathic culture understands the body's innate capacity for self healing (our vital force). We educate ourselves and others in creating external and internal environments conducive to healing and enhancing the vital force. Our culture believes that it is the nature of the vital force to preserve life and promotes total healing”;
.
(click here,
(archived here,
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iii.
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[in “FAQ”]
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“when your inner ‘garden' is healthy and your vital force is strong, health belongs to you”;
.
(click here,
(archived here,
.
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f. South Africa type ND:
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Luckett, T. (ND[ACNM 2004] ?) states:
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[in "FAQS"]
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"at the heart of naturopathy lies a vitalistic philosophy based on the vital force, or energy, that is present in the physical body, a lack of vitality in a patient is considered one of the main causes of illness and disease [...] homeopathy is a system of healing developed in the eighteenth century by Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician. Its focus is to promote health by reinforcing and strengthening the body's natural healing capacity, or vital force [...] pneuma was viewed as the primary energy (breath) behind all natural phenomena, the animating vital force of nature. Humours, the qualities associated with the manifestation of pneuma";
.
(click here,
.
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Nye, S. (ND[SA] ?) states:
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[in “Naturopathy”]
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“naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine […] it is a distinct, integrated system of primary health care, based on the vitalistic principles of naturopathic philosophy and holism, which is able to treat a wide range of disorders and imbalances. Vitalism treats disease through the support and stimulation of the body’s own inherent healing capacity i.e. the vital force promotes self-cleansing and self-repair and subsequently self-healing”;
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(click here,
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g. UK and Ireland type ND:
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Bartlett, P. (ND[UK] ?, DO[UK] ?) states:
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[in “Naturopathy”]
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“what is naturopathic medicine? [...] the following principles underpin the practice of naturopathy: the healing power of nature or vis medicatrix naturae: there is a ‘vital force’ or ‘life force’ which drives the self-healing or self-correcting mechanisms of the body”;
.
(click here,
(also here,
.
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Boegner, T. (ND[UK] CNM) states:
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i.
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[in "About Naturopathy"]
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"naturopathy is based on the fundamental principle of 'the healing power of nature'. Naturopathy works with the body's natural healing energies or 'life force' (chi) to promote, restore and maintain health";
.
(click here,
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ii.
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[in "About Homeopathy"]
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"the remedy is either given in pillule form or as drops and will work on the life force energies of your body";
.
(click here,
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iii.
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[in "Chi Kung (Qi Gong)"]
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"what does 'chi' mean? Chi is the Chinese name for the animating life force energy of the body which gives us the power to walk, talk and think. Chi permeates everything, it is in us and around us";
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(click here,
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Bowers, L.J. (ND[UK] UWSIH) states:
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[in “Naturopathy”]
.
“naturopathy is a natural approach to health that recognizes the integrity of the whole person through each individual’s inherent healing capacity. The essentials of naturopathic practice as outlined by the The [sp.] General Council and Register of Naturopaths (GCRN) involve […] the recognition that acute illness is a manifestation of the ‘vital force’ and therefore not to be supressed [sp….] the principles of naturopathy […] the healing power of nature (vis meicatrix[sp.] naturae): naturopathic medicine emphasises [sp.] the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement and support of the inherent healing ability of the person. The methods used work with the individual’s vital force and respect the powerful healing mechanisms of the body and mind to maintain and restore health”;
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(click here,
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Chaitow, L. (ND ?, DO ?) states:
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[in "What is Naturopathic Physical Medicine?"]
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"permeating these areas, in naturopathic thinking, lies a vitalistic appreciation of an energy, or spiritual, dimension";
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(click,
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Chaitow, L. (ND ?, DO ?), Harris, G. (BA ?, LicAc ?, BAcC ?), Morrison, S. (MA ?, FRCGP ?), Peters, D. (MBChB ?, DRCOG ?, MFHom ?, MLCOM ?) state:
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[in "Integrating Complementary Therapies in Primary Care: A Practical Guide for Healthcare Professionals"(2002)]
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"complementary therapies (CTs) [p.preface...are] rooted in vitalism [p.012...the] 'vitalistic' notions expressed by CTs [p.027...] vitalistic explanations of healing [...are expressed in] the language of 'energy' [...] in the CT [complementary therapy] world 'energy' may be described as being blocked or distorted [etc....] used in this way the word 'energy' implies a subtle foundation of 'forces' that underpins and shapes our physiology. This vitalistic framework [what I'll call 'physiological idealism'...per] 'life force', is the notion that unifies the many disparate CTs [...] 'vital force' is at the root of many CT systems, notably Eastern systems (TCM and ayurveda in particular), but also homeopathy [...aka] 'qi' [...] 'energy' or 'life energy' [p.031...] 'vitalistic' therapies [...] practitioners use an entirely different rationale for diagnosing and prescribing [p.033...per] regulatory / vitalistic -- these affect how 'vital forces' shape and regulate all mind-body processes [...e.g.] high-potency homeopathic remedies, traditional acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal medicine and spiritual healing [p.034...] vitalistic imagination [p.048...] traditional acupuncture is based on the concept of qi [...] loosely translated as 'vital energy' or 'life energy' [...which is] in all living organisms and which also finds expression in the surrounding world [p.049...] homeopaths consider disease to be the result of a deep-seated imbalance affecting the whole person [...] the vital force would have been disturbed [first, in order to get sick p.052...] naturopathy [...] according to naturopaths, the organism has to process a complex flow of information ('the vital force') in order to self-regulate and maintain homeostasis [...and] the aging process, maladaption, and an unhealthy lifestyle all tend to disrupt this capacity, so this is said [by naturopaths] to 'weaken the vital force' [p.056...] key naturopathic ideas [...] rather than treating symptoms, naturopaths aim to build up underlying 'vital reserves' [...VFS as] an individual's basic 'vital reserves' [p.057]";
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(ISBN 0443063451)
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Costello, M. (ND[UK] Dip. Naturo. BCOM, BSc. OM BCOM), Scharsach, C. (ND[UK] Dip. Naturo. BCOM, BSc. OM BCOM) state:
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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“naturopathy is the system of primary health care which works with the individual’s efforts towards the optimal expression of physiological, physical, and mental/emotional health. It recognizes the healing power of nature or vis medicatrix naturae and that there is a ‘vital force’ or ‘life force’ which drives the self-healing or self-correcting mechanisms of the body”;
.
(click here per 'naturopathy' on sidebar,
(archived here,
.
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Cullen, G. (ND[IRE] ?) states:
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[in “Naturopathy”]
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“the body has the capacity to heal itself given the right conditions and naturopathy along with most other holistic modalities subscribes to this basic understanding of the body’s own innate intelligence [...] vis medicatrix naturae {the healing power of nature}. There is a 'vital force' or 'life force' that, given the right conditions, will self-heal or self-correct. The vital force is stimulated by factors, which promote health and suppressed by excesses and deficiencies. For example, the body will heal a wound, absorb an ulcer and mend a bone [...] symptoms should not be suppressed. They are there for a reason and are manifestations of nature's healing force. A naturopath will encourage the body to promote its innate healing abilities”;
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(click here,
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Dutfield, J. (ND[UK] CNCM) states:
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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"this is the basic philosophy of naturopathy but there are many principles involved. Some of these our outlined below […] the body has its own vital force or energy and innate intelligence, which empowers it to heal itself";
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(click here,
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Ellwood, C. (ND[UK] ?) states:
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[in “Naturopathy”]
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“natural therapies have been used to treat disease since our earliest beginnings. They include: diet, herbs, fasting, hydrotherapy, exercise and spinal manipulation. The natural therapeutic approach maintains that the constant effort of the body's life force is always in the direction of self cleansing, self repairing and positive health”;
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, c lick here,
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Emmens, T. (ND[UK] LCNM) states:
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[in “What is Naturopathy or Naturopathic Medicine”]
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“naturopathic medicine [...] naturopathy [...] recognizes that there are laws governing human function [...including] every living thing has vitality, this is known as the principle of vitalism. There is a healing power in nature. The body heals itself because of its innate vitality. A medicine given to a cadaver will produce no effect, thus medicines act only to stimulate the innate healing power of the body”;
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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Fryer, A. (ND[UK] CNM) states:
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[in "What Is Naturopathy?"]
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"naturopathy is based on the belief that the body has a natural ability to heal itself, if circumstances are right. The body can heal cuts, mend broken bones and rid itself of infections. Naturopaths believe in the body’s 'vital force' which when weakened allows viruses, bacteria and allergens to invade the body’s defenses and cause illness. Imbalances caused by stress, sleep patterns, lack of exercise and fresh air and an accumulation of toxins from processed foods and environmental pollution weaken the 'vital force.' Rather than tackling symptoms independently, the naturopath will try to identify underlying causes of an imbalance and then seek ways of restoring the inner self-regulating harmony, known as 'homeostasis' that sustains the 'vital force'";
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(click here,
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Green, A. (ND[UK] BCNO, DO[UK] BCNO) states:
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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"the foundation of naturopathic medicine is the vitalistic philosophy of the 'healing power of nature'";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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Greenfield, T. (ND[UK] ?, DO[UK] ?) states:
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[in “Blood Type Diet”{as interviewed by Bertalan Meskó on the blog “ScienceRoll: A Journey Inside Genetics and Medicine”{01-04-2007}]
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“’as a naturopath I work with nature, not against it, which means my treatment aims to augment health, and does not suppress the patient’s vital force. The intention is to educate the patient to be self-sufficient in improving and maintaining their level of health; to prevent illness from taking hold by building vitality and ensuring a good quality of basic health, or building immunity’”;
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(click here,
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Guptha, L. (ND[UK] BCNO) states:
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[at “Help and Services”]
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“the principles of natural therapeutics are based on the concept that the body is a self-healing organism. Natural therapies are directed to enhancing the body’s vital force through homeopathy, herbs, supplementation, hydrotherapy, and promotion of healthy lifestyle [...] Oriental therapy is believed to be the oldest medical system. Dis-ease is viewed as an imbalance between yin and yang that causes disruption of chi energy that flows in the meridians. Oriental therapies work toward rebalancing the disharmony of chi energy”;
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
.
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Kanwar, A. (ND[UK] ?), Lurie, O. (ND[UK] ?), Matthews, N. (ND[UK] ?), Rizwani, S. (ND[UK] ?), Soni, R. (ND{UK] ?) state:
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[in "Treatments"]
.
"naturopathy is an approach to health care which aims to promote, restore and maintain health. The following principles underpin the practice of naturopathy: the healing power of nature or vis medicatrix naturae: there is a ‘vital force’ or ‘life force’ which drives the self-healing or self-correcting mechanisms of the body";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
)
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
[defunct](for a youtube.com slideshow of this, click here {00.02.05-00.02.41},
.
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Kern, M. (ND[UK] ?, DO[UK] ?) states:
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[in “Wisdom in the Body: The Craniosacral Approach to Essential Health”(2005)]
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“a vital force is at the heart of the craniosacral concept [p.xix…] there are various Asian systems of medicine such as acupuncture and ayurveda that have long appreciated the subtle movements which occur throughout the body caused by the flow of vital force or life-energy [p.004…] an underlying vital force, the potency of the breath of life [p.019...] this vital force carried in C.S.F. [p.022...] in Chinese medicine, energy or chi is thought to traverse the body mainly along longitudinal channels called meridians [p.083…] breath of life is the intrinsic natural force within the body [p.163…] our life-force. The concept that there is an intelligent vital force at the basis of life goes back for thousands of years. A balanced flow of energy as a prerequisite to good health […] a vital force [p.217…] a vital force as a therapeutic medium […] Franz Mesmer, described the theory of 'animal magnetism’[p.218…] a fluid-like energy surrounding and permeating all life forms […] subtle bodies of energy that underlie and permeate the physical body […] radiating out and around as an energy field or aura […] the L- or life-field […] the L-field or life force [p.219…] breath of life: a term used by […] Sutherland to describe our essential life-force; an invisible element, a ‘fluid within a fluid’ that contains an innate intelligence […] chakra: a Sanskrit word referring to a center or gateway through which energy or vital force is distributed [p.290…] meridian: a channel through which vital force or ‘chi’ passes, according to the Chinese medical system […] nadi: according to the ayurvedic system of medicine, a channel through which vital force passes around the body [p.297]”;
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(ISBN 1556435592)
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Kiashek, R. (ND[UK] BCNO) states:
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[in "An Introduction to Naturopathic Medicine"]
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“the philosophy of naturopathic medicine is based upon three basic principles. The first principle is that the body possesses the power to heal itself through its internal vitality and intelligence. This vital force is the foundation of naturopathic philosophy and all the naturopathic practitioner does is to create the most favorable conditions to stimulate and enhance this healing power of nature”;
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
.
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King, V. (ND[UK] ?) states:
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[in "About Osel Study Group"]
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"homeopathy known as 'energy medicine' founded in the 19th century by Dr Samual[sp.] Hahneman[sp.] who called this system 'the gentle art of cure.' Based on the principle that disease can be cured by strengthening the defense mechanism or vital force with substances selected and prepared for their energy giving properties";
.
(click here,
.
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Kirtley , J. (ND[UK] ?) states:
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[in “Homeopathy”]
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“the theory is that homoeopathic medicines work by changing the vibration energy state in the body. Each remedy, and there are hundreds, ‘keys in’ to a particular condition. Think of the body as an orchestra. The musicians are the organs, supported by herbal medicine etc. The instruments are the nutritional needs of the body supported by vitamins and minerals etc. The conductor is the life force or vibration force of the body, supported by homeopathy”;
.
(click here,
(archived here,
.
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Kyprianou, A. (ND[UK] ?) states:
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[in “Homeopathy”]
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“homoeopathy is also based on the principle that every living thing has a 'vital force' of energy and symptoms such as headaches, acne, asthma etc. are a sign that the vital force is trying to heal itself. The skill of the homoeopath is to find the right remedy, out of a choice of thousands, which will match the character and symptoms of the patient and stimulate his/her vital force to heal itself”;
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
.
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Land, J. (ND[UK] CNM 2002) states:
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i.
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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"naturopaths work together with you, the patient, to use your body's own 'vital force' to heal itself [...] a naturopath tries to determine what you are deficient in, and then to encourage you to build that up, to aid your vital force to be strong";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
)
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
(for a digg.com social bookmark of this, click here,
.
ii.
.
[in "Naturopathic Principles"]
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"we believe in 'vis medicatrix naturae' ('the healing power of nature') (based on the fact that all living entities possess a 'life-force' or xi) [...] naturopaths work together with you, the patient, to use your body's own 'vital force' to heal itself [...] a naturopath tries to determine what you are deficient in, and then to encourage you to build that up, to aid your vital force to be strong";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
.
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Langley, S. (ND[UK] ?) states:
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i.[College of Naturopathic Medicine UK]
.
[in "Naturopathic Principles"{03-08-2007}]
["this excerpt was taken from 'The Naturopathy Workbook' by Stephen Langley, MSc, ND, DipHom, DBM, DipAc, OMD"]
.
"vis medicatrix naturae - the healing power of nature. There is a 'vital force' or 'life force' that, given the right conditions, will self-heal or self-correct. The vital force is stimulated by factors, which promote health and suppressed by excesses and deficiencies";
.
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
.
(also, click here,
(archived here,
)
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
[defunct](for a youtube.com slideshow of this, click here,
(for a digg.com social bookmark of this page, click here,
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ii.[College of Naturopathic Medicine UK]
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[in "What is Naturopathy?"{06-20-2007}]
["this excerpt was taken from 'The Naturopathy Workbook' by Stephen Langley, MSc, ND, DipHom, DBM, DipAc, OMD"]
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"['back in the day'] medicine, religion and science were intimately related [blended] and man was seen as a whole-a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual being. The same vital force or chi (qi) that made up the universe and nature flowed through man and it was his dislocation from this source that caused illness. Early naturopaths realized that if you could restore the vital force to the patient, the body would naturally heal itself [...] the modern-day naturopath might employ a raft of skills such as herbs, homoeopathy, manipulation, flower essences, acupuncture or biochemical supplementation to augment their work. These may be necessary to offset many of the suppressions brought about through living in our modern times with all its concomitant stresses that seek to strangle the life force in our bodies";
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Leigh, J. (ND[UK] ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"in practice naturopathy recognizes that the stress of the twenty-first century living degrades the life force and various factor[s] affect the body's ability to restore maximum health";
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Matuleviciute, V. (ND[IRE] ?) states:
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[in "Media and Information"]
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"the naturopathic principles […] there is a life-force that, given the right conditions, will self heal or self correct";
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McDevitt, A. (ND[UK] ?) states:
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[in “Naturopathy”]
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“the word naturopathy stems from natur meaning nature and the suffix pathy meaning disease or suffering. The origins of the word means the human individual may be treated using nature cures, which implies using tools from nature e.g. herbs, or rest, or sunlight, water, detoxification, nutrition as well as stimulating the innate healing ability of the body i.e. to stimulate the vital force of the body […] medicine, religion and science were intimately related and man was seen as a whole being, a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual being. The vital force or chi (qi) that made up the universe and nature also flowed through man. If man became dislocated from his source it caused illness. Hippocrates maintained that this balance could be restored with 'the help of the patient.' This fundamental integrated aspect of naturopathy is very important to grasp […] early naturopaths realized that if you could restore the vital force to the patient, the body would naturally heal itself […] these may be necessary to offset many of the suppressions brought about through living in our modern times with all its concomitant stresses that seek to strangle the life force in our bodies”;
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O'Farrell, F. (ND[Ireland] ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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"the naturopathic principles. Vis medicatrix naturae (the healing power of nature). There is a 'life force' that, given the right conditions, will self heal or self correct";
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[in "Acupuncture"]
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"the philosophy behind the treatment is that energy lines or meridians circulate around the body. These meridians contain our energy flow or 'qi'. It is when this flow of qi is interrupted in the body that imbalance and illness occurs";
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Olivia, M.S. (ND[UK] ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathy in South London and Surrey"]
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"the underpinning principles of naturopathy [...include, #2] only nature heals. Any living being carries within the ability to heal itself. This power is referred to as the vital force. [#]3. naturopathy seeks to treat the cause of disease, not the effect. When disease appears, it means that the vital force is working towards the removal of obstructions, which may be biochemical, manifested as excess or deficiency in body fluids such as blood and lymph, or mechanical obstructions such as muscle tension, postural faults and spinal misalignments, or psychological causes such as stress, worry, anxiety, low self esteem and depression";
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Parry, D. (ND[UK] ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Treatments"]
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"naturopaths believe the body has a natural state of equilibrium, known as 'homeostasis', and a 'vital force' that facilitates healing. Naturopaths also believe poor diet, a lack of exercise, fresh air or sunlight, too much stress or too many negative thoughts can disturb this equilibrium - and lead to disease. It’s also thought that an accumulation of toxins in the body - caused by poor elimination of waste products, ingesting chemicals or additives, or the inhaling pollutants - can weaken the immune system and suppress the body's vital force";
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Pike, H. (ND[UK] ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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"naturopathy, also known as natural medicine or natural therapeutics, is the western version of other holistic, nature-based medical systems that harness the body’s own natural healing process. Naturopathy is about health care, both as prevention and treatment. Diagnosis is made through orthodox methods such as blood pressure readings, pH testing, and more complementary methods such as iridology, tongue analysis, kinesiological testing and by looking at things like posture, skin, hair and fingernails. Relying on herbal remedies and diet management, naturopathy seeks to restore and/or maintain ‘homeostasis’ – inner self-regulating harmony or ‘vital force’. Unhealthy lifestyles – stress, pollutants, poor eating and sleeping patterns, little or non existent exercise all result in a lessening of the vital force and weakening of the immune system. It is at this point that viruses, bacteria and allergens can take a hold. Understanding and addressing the underlying causes rather than surppressing[sp.] the symptoms themselves starts the naturopathic healing process. Changes in diet, lifestyle, detoxification and regular cleansing continue to rid the body of toxins and bolster its defenses. In naturopathy it is believed that good health starts in the center of the body, from the inside out. Therefore focus is primarily on the bowel and digestive system and organs. Naturopathy can help with a wide range of disorders";
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Potterton, D. (ND[UK] ?) states:
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[in “Treatments”]
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“naturopathic medicine aids the body’s inherent ability to heal itself through its internal vitality and intelligence. Disease is seen as a manifestation of the body’s vital force in attempting to remove obstructions to normal functioning of organs and tissues”;
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Shah, R. (ND?[UK] ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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“the philosophy of naturopathic medicine is based upon three basic principles. The first principle is that the body possesses the power to heal itself through its internal vitality and intelligence. This vital force is the foundation of naturopathic philosophy and all the naturopathic practitioner does is to create the most favorable conditions to stimulate and enhance this healing power of nature. The second principle is that disease is a manifestation of the vital force applying itself to the removal of obstructions to the normal functioning of organs and tissues [...] the vital force idea that underlies the traditional healing systems from many ancient cultures”;
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Smith-Blecher, D. (ND[UK] CNM) states:
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[in “What Is Naturopathy?”]
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“the fundamental principle of naturopathy is vis medicatrix naturae - the healing power of nature. Naturopathy is a complete system of natural healthcare that believes the body has the wisdom and power to heal itself, if given the right conditions. Treatment addresses the underlying cause of illness, rather than simply masking the symptoms and suppressing the disease. By addressing the root cause of the imbalance, the vital force will be restored and the body will then be able to heal itself [...] homeopathy focuses on a true cure. The appropriate remedy is identified by taking into account emotional, physical, spiritual and mental characteristics, idiosyncrasies, as well as responses to everyday and life-changing events. This is known as a constitutional remedy. It will strengthen the body and encourage the vital force to deal with the root cause of the problem. The body is then able to heal itself [...] naturopathy and homeopathy treat the whole person. As a result the list if conditions that can be treated is infinite. The person rather than the disease is treated. As the vital force is stimulated, the imbalance within the body is corrected. The ailment is simply a manifestation of this imbalance. Therefore the end result is that balance and harmony within is restored, and as there is no longer any need for the body to protest, the symptoms will be relieved”;
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Southgate, S. (ND[UK] ?) states:
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[in "What is Naturopathy?"]
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"detoxification and cleansing are core naturopathic techniques used to eliminate toxic accumulation within the body and thus stimulate the body's vital force";
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Tomlinson, M. (ND[UK] ?), Wellbeck-Pure, J. (ND[UK] ?, PhD ?) states:

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[in "Naturopathy"]
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"the foundation of naturopathic medicine is the vitalistic philosophy of the 'healing power of nature' […] a healing energy";
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Turner, R.N. (ND[UK] ?, DO[UK] ?) states:
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[in "Alternative Therapies: Naturopathic Medicine -- Treating the Whole Person"(1984; 1st ed.)]
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"foreword: naturopathy, or the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae), underpins nearly all the therapeutic techniques in alternative medicine [per Lewith, G.T. (? ?), p.011...] naturopathy [...] the framework of the vitalism upon which it [naturopathy] is based [p.014...] the fundamental basis of naturopathy is the vis medicatrix naturae -- the healing power of nature [p.015...] naturopathy [...is] based on vitalistic principles [p.016...] naturopathy, according to the manifesto of the British Naturopathic and Osteopathic Association, is 'a system of treatment which recognizes the existence of a vital curative force within the body' [...] a less tangible quality [...] often referred to as the life force [...] the concept of vitalism underlies all natural therapies [...] the body's vital response [...] the vital defense mechanisms [p.018...] vital curative ability [p.019...] vis medicatrix naturae: the belief in the healing power of nature is at the core of naturopathy and, indeed, all natural therapies [...aka] a vitality [vitality occurs 25 times in this book], or life force [...] Hippocrates spoke of ponos [p.021...] Aristotle conceived the idea in biology of a life force [...] the idea of vital force [...] a 'divine energy' [...] vis medicatrix naturae [...] Paracelsus [...] suggested the existence of 'munia,' a magnetic force radiating from all living things [...] the vital fluid of the medieval alchemists, the animal magnetism of Mesmer [...] the cosmic orgone energy of Wilhelm Reich [...] one of the fundamental principles in naturopathy is that acute disease way not always be a bad thing; it is often seen as the manifestation of the activity of the vital force [p.022...] naturopathic practice [...] a medical system which has based its approach on vitalism [...] basic vitality [...] represented by the word 'energy' [energy occurs 27 times in the book, p.026...] within its vitalistic framework, naturopathy [etc. p.136...] the vis medicatrix naturae [p.138...] the unifying vitalistic concepts of naturopathy [p.150]";
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(ISBN 0722507852)
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ii.
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[in ""(1991; 2nd ed.)](ISBN 0722523998)
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[in ""(2000; 3rd ed.)](ISBN 0953915107)
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van Dalen, C. (ND[UK] ?) states:
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[in "The Practice of Rejuvenation Medicine"]
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"naturopathy is based on the principle that it is the inherent life force that heals. Some call this vis medicatrix naturae – or nature cures, nature heals. The vital force holds everything in balance in health, but expresses itself as symptoms of illness when there is imbalance, usually expressed as an excess or deficiency [...] homoeopathy acknowledges the vital force (Hahnemann called it the spirit dynamic, the vital principle), which represents the man in totality. There is a great similarity in the principles of homoeopathy with naturopathy. Some sources suggest a homoeopath coined the word naturopathy! Homoeopathy is perhaps the highest system of nature cure known to man at this time: it is natural and works according to nature’s healing laws";
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Varley, D. (ND[UK] BCOM), Varley, J. (ND[UK] BCNO) state:
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?"]
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"naturopathy is an approach to health care which aims to promote, restore and maintain health. The following principles underpin the practice of naturopathy: the healing power of nature or vis medicatrix naturae: there is a 'vital force' or 'life force' which drives the self-healing or self-correcting mechanisms of the body";
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Wardle, J.D. (ND[UK] ?, DO[UK] ?) states:
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[in “Practice Information & Newsleaflet”]
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"what is naturopathy or naturopathic medicine? (the following is extracted from the GCRN website) [...] every living thing has a vitality, this is known as the principle of vitalism. There is a healing power in nature. The body heals itself because of its innate vitality. Medicines act only to stimulate the innate healing power of the body”;
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Warren-Davis, D. (ND[UK]{as medical herbalism-naturopathy} NIMH) states:
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[in "Astrology and Health: Vitalism and Humours"{pt.1}]
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vitalism considers the human body and psyche as being animated by the vital force [...aka] vital energy [...] this flow of vital force is synonymous with the emotional experience of the person [...] vital force is also seen as the substance out of which all ideas are formed [...] the vital force, represented by the fifth element ether [...] in western medicine, vitalism declined in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries with the ascendancy of scientific thinking, though today it is still a central tenet of naturopathic medicine [...] medicine regards vitalism as outdated [...yet] vitalism is still currently found in many guises [...e.g.] herbal medicine (naturopathy)”;
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[in "Astrology and Health: Vitalism and Humours"{pt.1}]
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"ether, representing the vital force, is a paradoxical element. It is described as being beyond physical manifestation - yet it embodies all creation; it has no form yet contains all forms; it has no quality and yet embodies all qualities";
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Williams, A. (ND[UK] BCNO), Williams, C. (ND[UK] ?) state:
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[in "Naturopathy"]
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“the body is able to heal itself providing it is given appropriate support. Therefore naturopaths are keen to listen to the body’s own signals, because they know that the body has an innate intelligence, an inner life force, which if listened to and supported is able to heal your body”;
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Young, J. (ND[UK] ?) states:
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[in "Complementary Medicine For Dummies"(2007)]
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"homeopathy [...] important principles [...#5] vital force or an inherent 'life force' that governs health and disease. The concept has been linked to that of qi in acupuncture. A weak vital force leads to disease. Hahnemann believed that homeopathy remedies could somehow stimulate the vital force [p.146...] grasping the idea behind naturopathy [...] naturopaths believe that as a result, the body's 'vital force', which determines health and healing, becomes weakened and leads to disease [p.203...] by facilitating the body's natural healing mechanism, naturopaths believe that the body's 'vital force' can be strengthened [p.204...] exploring naturopathic diagnosis [...] subtle energy diagnostic methods [...] to measure 'vital force' [p.205...] some naturopathic concepts, such as that of vital force [...] have been dismissed by modern scientists as having no real foundation [p.208...] prana, or life force [p.287...] vital energy, or prana [p.291...] Mesmer [...] used the term to refer to the 'life force' [p.327...] the 'life force' [p.352...] vital 'life force' energy, or qi [p.360...] universal healing energy or 'life force' [p.398]";
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***Bach Flower Practitioners:
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Mack, G. (BFRP ?) states:
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[in “Glossary”]
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“BFRP: Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner […] energetic medicine as defined within the mind/body/spirit model, involves therapies that affect energy fields that defy measurement. These therapies are based on the [c]oncept that human beings are infused with a subtle form of energy. This vital energy or life force is known under different names in different cultures, such as qi in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), ki in the Japanese kampo system, doshas in ayurvedic medicine, and elsewhere as prana, etheric energy, fohat, orgone, odic force, mana, and homeopathic resonance. Vital energy is believed to flow throughout the material human body […] therapists claim that they can work with this subtle energy, see it with their own eyes, and use it to effect changes in the physical body and influence health. Practitioners of energy medicine believe that illness results from disturbances of these subtle energies (the biofield). For example, more than 2,000 years ago, Asian practitioners postulated that the flow and balance of life energies are necessary for maintaining health and described tools to restore them. Herbal medicine, acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion, and cupping, for example, are all believed to act by correcting imbalances in the internal biofield, such as by restoring the flow of qi through meridians to reinstate health. Some therapists are believed to emit or transmit the vital energy (external qi) to a recipient to restore health […] meridian: a traditional Chinese medicine term for the 20 pathways throughout the body for the flow of qi, or vital energy, accessed through acupuncture points […] prana is the energy of the universe. Qi: the Chinese term for vital energy or life force”;
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Ali, R.A. (DC ?) states:
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[in “Glossary of Chiropractic Terms”]
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vitalism. The concept that the functions of an organism are due to a vital principle’ or ‘life force’ distinct from the physical forces explainable by the laws of physics and chemistry. Chiropractors refer to that force as ‘innate intelligence’”’;
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“I have a compassionate understanding of how the body wants to respond by healing itself, how the body has an innate intelligence and wants to recover its balance for optimum health and vitality […] in my chiropractic clinic in San Jose, I emphasize the inherent (the innate) recuperative power of the body to heal itself”;
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Bailey, S. (DC ?) states:
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[in "About Our Practice"]
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"when we are alive, a life force resides within our body, which heals us when we are cut, or sick, and is generally trying to survive and prosper in an organized way. Some call it innate intelligence, others, the universal source. I will call it life force. Acting against this life force to disorganize the system and wreak havoc is stress [...] what's different is that not only do I reallign [sp.] the spine with precise chiropractic adjustments, releasing vital life force nerve energy, so that the body can heal itself from the inside out, but I also work to detoxify and balance the body chemistry by using all natural, time tested homeopathy, and isopathy";
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Cafferty, J. (DC ?) states:
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[in “They're Just Words. Right? ‘Defining the Difference!’”]
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“mainstream chiropractic: the correction of vertebral subluxations (nerve interference) by the use of specific chiropractic adjustive procedures and protocols with the specific intent of allowing the innate intelligence within the human body to return a patient to his/her state of optimal health and wellness. A science [!] which states that healing, all healing, comes from within the body. Practitioners who hold that an innate life force controls and coordinates all functions and actions within living organisms. Doctors of chiropractic who equate lifetime wellness care with optimal human health. The legitimate practice of the philosophy, science [!] and art of traditional chiropractic […] the members of ODOC, the ICA, and the WCA proudly practice mainstream chiropractic!”;
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Goldman, K. (DC PCC 1992) states:
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[in "Do You Have A Vitalistic Viewpoint?"]
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"there is a vital difference between chiropractic and medical philosophy [...] the vitalists [...believe in] the interactivity of the mind, body and spirit [...] vitalists see you as greater than the sum of your parts. Examples include: chiropractors, acupuncturists, homeopaths, naturopaths [...] if you are already a practice member, congratulations on getting involved in a vitalistic approach to health!";
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Maher, J.P. (DC ?) states:
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[in "How To Speak Chiropractic"]
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"innate: to express the individualized intelligence which runs all the functions of our bodies during our wakeful and sleeping hours, I chose the name Innate. Innate— born with. And so far I would not change it except to replace it with the name of that individualized entity which really is a part or portion of that all wise, almighty, universal intelligence, the great spirit, the Greek’s theos, the Christian’s god, the Hebrew’s helohim, the Mahometan’s allah, Hahneman’s vital force, new thot’s divine spark, the Indian’s great spirit, Hudson’s subconscious mind, the Christian Scientist’s all goodness, the allopath’s vis medicatrix naturae—the healing power of nature. Source: The Chiropractor’s Adjuster, p. 493, DD Palmer. Founder of Chiropractic 1910";
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Swingen, L. (DC ?) states:
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[in "Back Issues"]
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“the vitalists believe that there is an innate intelligence, an inner wisdom that knows what's best for the body and heals it from the inside-out […] exercise, nutrition, positive mental attitude, naturopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, and chiropractic care are all vitalistic in approach”;
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Zaleski, L. (DC SCSC) states:
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“our intention is to offer people alternative approaches for their health issues and healing concerns. We acknowledge and honor the vitalistic premise that housed within each of us is an 'innate intelligence' that directs our inner healing processes”;
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Eisen-Hecht, S. (DC ?) states:
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[in “New Hope Wellness Center”]
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“homeopathy stimulates the body’s own healing force and allows patients to heal themselves naturally […] classical homeopaths do not seek to treat symptoms or diseases, but rather to strengthen the patient’s vital force. This enhanced vitality can lead to many diverse improvements in overall physical, mental and emotional health. Many patients find that, with the vital force strengthened, they can now cure themselves of all sorts of conditions, diseases, etc., even many that were conventionally considered to be incurable”;
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Salzarulo, A. (DC LACC) states:
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[in “About Homeopathy”]
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“these homeopathic remedies specifically match different symptom patterns or ‘profiles’ of illness, and act to stimulate your life force or ‘vital force.’ Healing can occur very rapidly once the vital force is flowing freely”;
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***dentists:
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Schecter, M. (DDS ?) states:
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[in “Homeopathic Medicine For An Holistic Approach to Dentistry”]
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vis medicatrix naturae: it is neither the physician nor the treatment that heals but the vital force, prana or chi, within a living organism. Therefore, the physician must seek to encourage this innate process with the help of the various forces and influences of nature [...] in their potentized form, these [homeopathic] remedies encourage the vital force to regain balance and stimulate the healing process”;
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Yance, D.R. (RH{AHG} ?) states:
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[in "American Herbalist Guild - 16th Annual AHG Symposium: Herbal and Nutritional Strategies For..."]
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"by enhancing the vital force and addressing the root cause of dysfunction";
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***homeopaths [classical 'orthodox Hahnemannian' homeopathy is built into an ND curriculum / mandatory]:
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Birch, K (? ?) states:
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[in “White House Commission On Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy: Town Hall Meeting Part IV”{03-16-2001}]
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"I am going to talk about access to complementary and alternative information within the public educational system [...] my understanding is that the public has been limited to the access to CAM practices through these educational systems. The absence of curriculums designed to embrace CAM healing concepts limits our exposure to the possibilities in our own health choices. Our educational system is based on a reductionistic and mechanistic view of life. Furthermore, as there is a separation of church from state, this education system negates any understanding into the development of the human spirit. Tragically this mechanistic view of the world has been fully developed into the existing medical model. I will just say the first point here that from allopathic [!] perspective most disease processes are viewed as mechanistic and physiological phenomena in the body. And continue on to say that at this moment healing modalities are becoming more and more wide spread but the biggest limit for the consumer to them is education. Superstition, fear, ignorance and naivete rooted in the public education system about concepts having to do with spirituality, energetic understandings about life, or the true nature of our internal healing mechanism is limiting the public's right to the healing modalities that respect them as an integration of mind, body and spirit. Contrary to conventional medical practices, most CAM practices operate under the following principles: and I will just read the first one I have here. That is that the dynamic force that regulates health and disease is a piece of most CAM practices. One only has to look at the crisis within the public education system to see there is something inherently missing in an education system that denies vitalistic principles and sees people as mere protoplasm and negates any spiritual recognition of the individuals that get churned through the system [...] with this understanding, I offer some solutions: Education at the primary, high school and collegiate level to include: (1) theory behind vitalism and healing, (2) that the history of medicine be reviewed in encyclopedias and amended to include more comprehensive and unbiased material on the great physicians or trends of thought with regards to healing practices that have otherwise been omitted, disregarded or disparaged as they offer ideas or conclusions contrary to allopathic [!] medical practices. There are many examples here, (3) design curriculums where concepts of mind, body and spirit are discussed and incorporated into learning strategies, (4) have courses open as to metaphysical science and practices [!], meditation and hands on healing practices, (5) explore and apply principles for anthroposophical education in the public school system [!]";
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Field, R. (RSHOM ?, APH ?) states:
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{“Robert Field R.S.Hom., A.P.H. is a classical Homeopath with practices in Reno and Tahoe City and Founder and principal Teacher of Resonance School of Homeopathy in Reno training Classical Homeopaths”}
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“it is the innate wisdom of the body’s ‘vital force’ to heal itself […] we are spiritual beings with a body. Not a body that gets a spirit. So to treat the ‘vital force,’ the spiritual energy that animates the body, is the highest form of healing. After all it is responsible for the expression of all life, health, dis-ease and healing. It is all a result of our ‘vital-force.’ Without this ‘vital-force’ we are dead; there is no life”;

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Hatherly, P. (homeopath ?) states:
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“the homeopath is essentially a vitalist; that is one who sees the human organism as a body/mind/spirit complex which, as a whole, makes a response to environmental stressors […] there is an innate power of self healing in every creature (which can be termed the life force) and a tendency always to restore order. In the Organon of Medicine, the homeopath’s ‘bible,’ this self-healing power is referred to by Hahnemann as a ‘dynamis’ which gives life to the body. In other traditions, this energy is often referred to as: chi; prana or soul. Today, homeopaths call it the ‘vital force.’ In keeping with the vitalist tradition, homeopathy sees the vital force as being that aspect of each individual which: adapts to environmental influences; animates the emotional state; provides thoughts and creativity and gives rise to spiritual inspiration. Signs and symptoms of disease then are referred to by homeopaths as being the defense mechanism of the vital force at work as it attempts to restore equilibrium when subjected to a stressor whether it be physical, environmental or mental/emotional. A good example of this fact occurs with food poisoning. As soon as the vital force recognizes that a poisonous substance has been ingested, the most unpleasant results of vomiting and diarrhea can be sure to follow as the body attempts to come back into balance. Disease then, is merely a response of the body to an assault on the vital force”;
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Jonas, J. (CCH ?, LAc ?) states:
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[in "Homeopathic Glossary"]
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"life force - see 'vital force' [...] materialism is the philosophical belief that the world is comprised of small units of 'material.' These small substances are what comprise the body. The theory postulates that the body is like a machine made up of various parts. If we understand the parts well enough, we can 'fix' the broken ones and restore the body to health. This is in contrast to the vitalistic belief of homeopathy which postulates an immaterial vital force or dynamic energy as the basis of all life [...] provings can also happen during the therapeutic process if the homeopath has not properly taken into account the healing path of the vital force, and repeats an incorrect remedy too often [...] sensations have always been very important in finding the correct homeopathic remedies, because they express more directly the particular nature of an individual's vital force [...] the concept of the vital force is central to homeopathic philosophy. The vital force is the life energy that keeps us alive and breathing. It is the energy that helps us grow and evolve. In homeopathy, we become sick when the vital force become 'mistuned' or misdirected. The correct homeopathic remedy will 'retune' us [...] the concept of the vital sensation is of a basic sensation that is linked directly to the vital force";
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Little, D. (? ?) states:
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[in “Can Homoeopathy Be Dangerous?”]
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“all diseases have an effect on the entire human organism which manifests as signs and symptoms on the mental and physical levels. The instinctive vital force attempts to externalize constitutional disharmony in the form of local affections and one sided complaints in the more external parts […] the constitutional vital force may set up a local discharge, a regional affection or a persistent one-sided complaint to palliate an internal disorder […] if a local manifestation of this constitutional derangement is treated one-sidedly by a single symptom or a common disease name it may suppress this palliatory expression of the vital force causing the disease to metastasize to the interior regions producing a more complex pathological state […] as each individual represents a single mind/body organism any mistunement of the unitary vital force produces a syndrome of signs and symptoms. This singular constitutional state is most similar to the single remedy that is the simillimum of the entire derangement. The singularity of the similar remedy reflects the integrated nature of the defensive powers as well as the unitary nature of the vital force. The single remedy allows the vital force to concentrate its maximum healing power on the essential picture of the illness rather than dispersing vital energy in reaction to several medicinal influences simultaneously […] the primary action of the homoeopathic remedy is opposed by the secondary healing action of the vital force which leads to the cure. If a constitution is too warm a similar warm remedy in potency will stimulate the opposite reaction of coolness from the instinctive vital force bringing the individual toward a balanced state of health. This is Hahnemann's model of how homoeopathic remedies work (Organon, § 63, 64, 65, 66) […] the vital force will oppose this primary coolness by producing more secondary heat making the disease worse not better. Such phenomena have been documented […] the secondary action of the vital force may become fragmented running the danger of confusing secondary reactions, coincidental suppression and disruption of the natural symptom pattern […] ‘by virtue of its homoeopathic similarity of action, it makes upon the vital force which it attacks and, through the vital force’ […] the amplitude of a force is increased when the number of quantums of energy present are expanded at any given wave length […] why do classical homoeopaths respect these principles so much??? Because over the years in our ignorance we have given the wrong remedies and caused negative affects, suppressed symptoms with partial simillimums, given the wrong potency, used too large a dose, disrupted the vital force with untimely repetition, and aggravated cases to the point of danger on occasions […] or the repetition of the remedy when not needed. No further doses are needed as the primary action of the remedy is too strong for the vital force to begin its secondary reaction […] a homoeopathic aggravation is controlled by the primary action of a homoeopathic remedy while a natural healing crisis is controlled by the secondary action of the vital force. Therefore, natural healing cycles are under the curative power of the vital principle within the constitution […] normally, it is only a matter of time before the remedial effect lessens and the secondary counteraction of the vital force moves the constitution toward the state of health […] the will regularize the vital force and move the case forward. If the reaction is severe, the remedy should be canceled by a dynamic antidote […] this new remedy should regularize the vital force, remove the remedial symptoms, and ameliorate the natural symptoms […] when the dose is given in a proper small amount in a conservative potency a wrong remedy often has no effect on the vital force […] during the process of rejection there may be a slight shift in the vital force but it should not disrupt the constitutional reserves of vitality […] yes, a surrogate elimination can be set up by the vital force to drain morbid energy from the more important vital organs […] there is a transition period where there is an interchange between the primary action of the remedial potency and the secondary action of the vital force. It is the interchange between the remedial powers and the life force that produces the signs of similar and dis-similar aggravations as well as accessory symptoms […] the secondary action of the vital force removes the remedial affects in an appropriate period of time“;
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Owens, S. (RSHom[NA] ?, CCH ?) states:

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[in “Directory of NASH Registered Homeopathy Teachers”]
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“specialties […] understanding the characteristic nature of the vital force […] please visit www.vitalforceconsulting.com”;
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[in “Vital Force, Homeopathy, Health, Healing”{with Marylu Miller Peterson}]
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vital force is the vitalizing, life-giving, life-sustaining flow of energy that animates the body. It is the force field that impregnates all living beings. Vital force integrates various systems in the body in a way that preserves the whole. It is called ‘prana’ in India and ‘chi’ in China. It keeps the body-mind-spirit in harmony and functioning as a whole in a healthy state”;
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Rayfield, D. (RN ?, DipN ?, DipNED ?, DipHomMed ?) states:
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[in "About Naturopathy"]
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"naturopathic medicine, or naturopathy [...] the natural healing of naturopathy. The foundation of naturopathic medicine is the vitalistic philosophy of the 'healing power of nature.' This means that within every human organism there is a healing energy, which includes our immune system in the fuller sense of both the physical and the psyche, which is responsible for our wellness and our ability to heal and maintain health [...] types of naturopathy. One therapy that falls under the broad term of naturopathy is homeopathy [...] homeopathy is an extremely effective form of naturopathy";
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Sankaran, R. (?{homeopath} ?) states:
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{see the Wikipedia entry, click here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajan_Sankaran}

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[in "In About Homeopathy"]
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“the healer within [...] everyone carries within him his own doctor. Ancient physicians were familiar with this natural power of the organism to control disease and they invented for it a beautiful expression. 'Vis medicatrix nature'[sp.] (healing power of nature). This healting[sp.] power is a function of the life force itself. Hahnemann called it the vital force. Disease is a disturbance of this force”;
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Wylde, B. (HD{homeopath} ?) states:
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[in “Our Mission”]
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“I hereby dedicate myself to the service of humanity as a practitioner of the art and science of homeopathic medicine. By precept, education and example, I will assist and encourage the vital force within all of us, reduce the risk of disease, and preserve health. I will continually endeavor to improve my knowledge and ability. I will conduct my life and practice of homeopathic medicine with integrity and freedom from prejudice. I will keep confident what should not be divulged. I will honor the principles of homeopathic medicine: First, to do no harm. To co-operate with all of our natural healing powers. To address the fundamental cause of disease. To heal the whole person through individualized treatment. To educate patients and teach them the principles of individuality, healthy living and preventative medicine. With my whole heart, before you as witness, as a doctor of homeopathic medicine, I pledge to remain true to this oath”;
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Bell, I.R. (MD ?, PhD ?) states:
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[in "Getting Whole, Getting Well: Healing Holistically from Chronic Illness"(2008)]
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"[per Pelletier] 'physis' referred to the 'healing force within' [p.xxi...per Bell] these systems see the [p.097] person as a living system in which an invisible vital force or qi (subtle energy) moves [p.098...] naturopathic medicine, or naturopathy, is a CAM alternative medical system [...] philosophically, naturopathy is similar to homeopathy, Chinese medicine, and ayurveda in that it proposes that there is a healing power or vital life [p.104] force in the body that establishes, maintains, and restores health [p.105]";
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Lake, J.H. (MD ?), Spiegel, D. (MD ?) {ed.s} state:
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[in "Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Mental Health Care"(2007)]
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"a postulated 'energy' (qi) [p.005...] a universal energetic process (qi) [p.065...] postulated vital energy called prana [p.066...] qi is an animating force and is regarded as the intermediary between matter and thought [p.170...] principles of homeopathy [...including] vital force. Like medical systems, such as ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine, classical homoeopathy posits a life energy that animates all organisms [...] known as prana or qi in these other systems, this animating energy is called the vital force in homeopathy [...] according to Hahnemann, this force combines the soul and emotions of humans with more physical energies [...] and dynamically responds to change [...quoting Hahnemann's aphorism 9] 'in the healthy human state, the spirit-like life force (autocracy) that enlivens the material organisms as dynamis' [etc....] Hahnemann felt that 'mistunements' of this vital force underlie all physical, mental and emotional symptoms that patients experience and that only applications of medicines that correctly act on the vital force can restore health. For him, 'mistunement' of the vital force as a unified whole was the disease needing treatment [p.198]";
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Manahan, B. (MD ?) states:
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[in “A Summary of Healing, CAM, and Medical Philosophies”]
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“ethnomedicine […] ayurveda […wherein] disease is seen as an imbalance in the life force (prana), or it may be karmically preordained […] traditional Chinese medicine […wherein] TCM works with qi, the life force […] energy medicine [….] homeopathy […] the cardinal doctrine of homeopathy is that there is a vital force in the body that strives for health. Disease or disruption of this force cannot be classified but is unique to each person […] spiritual medicine […] spiritual healing is rooted in the belief that there is a supreme being or universal energy at work in the world. Health and illness can be influenced by our connection with that being or energy. This supreme being or energy is known by various names including god, goddess, allah, krishna, brahman, the tao, the universal mind, the almighty, the one, chi, prana, the great spirit, love, the life force, and the absolute“;
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Manso, G. (MD UTMB), Wells, ?. (DO TCOM) state:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2015)]
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"Dr. Manso  and Dr Wells have over 25 years of combined practice in naturopathic medicine [...] the therapies used in naturopathic practice include [...] traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) [...] according to TCM, when your energy flow, or qi (pronounced 'chi') is out of balance, your body cannot adapt to stress, making you more likely to develop chronic illness and pain. TCM seeks to relieve these imbalances by adjusting the circulation of qi and balancing the forces of yin and yang energy. A harmonious flow of qi, achieved by balancing cold and heat, internal and external, yin and yang, will help sustain long-term physical, mental and emotional health [...] constitutional hydrotherapy, a method of stimulating the body's vital force, is often prescribed";
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Mayer, E.A. (MD ?) states:
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[in “The Neurobiology Basis of Mind Body Medicine: Convergent Traditional and Scientific Approaches to Health, Disease, and Healing”]
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“the universal concepts of traditional healing practices, ranging from the prehistoric shamans to the practitioners of Western Hippocratic [!], Traditional Chinese, Aryuvedic [sp.] (a tradition in India), and Native American medicine include the following beliefs: the belief in a universal life force (pneuma, chi, prana, animal magnetism, vis medicatrix naturae, bioenergy) […] the role of the healer was seen as a catalyst who uses subtle interventions to stimulate the body's own healing abilities, with the goal to re-establish harmony and the undisturbed flow of the universal life force […] the health promoting effects of re-establishing the flow of ‘energy’ or ‘life-force’ within the body-mind continuum”;

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Muehsam, P. (MD ?) states:
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[in “What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?”]
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“complementary and alternative medicine [...] for approaches to reinforcing the individual's 'life force' [...] traditional Chinese medicine [...] central to this ethos is the notion of qi, usually translated as 'vital energy' or 'life force'”;
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Pelletier, K.R. (MD ?) states:
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[in "Treatment Methods of Naturopathy"]
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"a naturopath's treatment may reflect his or her specialty, such as traditional Chinese medicine or homeopathy. In addition, some naturopaths try to cure illnesses by aggressively stimulating general health; this is called the 'vitalistic' approach";
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[in "The Best Alternative Medicine" (2000)]
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"modern naturopathy is founded on six basic principles: 1. nature has the power to heal. It is the physician's role to support the self-healing process by removing obstacles to health [...] naturopathic physicians help mobilize their patients' own natural healing powers [p.179...] the body's self-healing mechanism [p.180...] homeopathy, discussed in detail in another chapter, is a frequent area of specialization among naturopathic practitioners, and is a healing system that stimulates the body's own natural force [...] a common area of specialization among naturopaths is traditional Chinese medicine [...] Bastyr University, a naturopathic college in Seattle, now offers a specialization in ayurveda [p.181...] in addition, some naturopaths try to cure illnesses by aggressively stimulating general health; this is called the 'vitalistic' approach [p.183...] central to Chinese medicine is the concept of qi [...] which is the vital energy, or life force, that animates all living beings and the entire universe. According to Chinese medicine, qi travels through a system of energy channels, or meridians, which flow along the surface of the body and through the internal organs. In Chinese medicine, a balanced, harmonious flow of qi naturally creates a state of health. Illness results when qi is blocked or unbalanced [p.118...] pranayama is the control of breath, from the Sanskrit prana, or life energy, [...] prana is the life force, and is roughly equivalent to such concepts as qi or chi in traditional Chinese medicine, or 'vital force' in homeopathy. Yoga teaches that interruption of the flow of prana [p.246...] Hahnemann believed that homeopathic remedies operate by influencing what he called the 'vital force,' the organizing, animating principle that maintains health in a living system. There is no concept parallel [p.199] to vital force in Western medicine, but it is somewhat similar to qi in Chinese medicine, or prana in Ayurveda. A properly selected homeopathic remedy is believed to provoke the vital force, so that the body's own healing power can produce the cure. Homeopaths believe that modern pharmacological medicine may actually interfere with the body's efforts to heal by artificially suppressing symptoms and weakening the vital force [p.200...] acupuncture, as one modality of TCM, seeks to balance yin and yang by influencing the flow of qi energy through the body [p.118...] qi-based diagnostic points [...] pulses help the practitioner to determine the condition of qi [...] qi gong, which is an ancient system of exercise that integrates movement, breath, and meditation to help the flow of qi [p.119...] the overall impact of the formula is less drastic, and is intended primarily to harmonize the function of the organs and the qi [p.122...] according to Chinese medicine, health is determined by a balanced flow of qi (or chi), the vital life energy that is said to animate all living organisms. Qi flows to all parts of the body through fourteen major energy pathways, or meridians, twelve of which are associated with specific organs. Thus, acupuncture anatomy is a multilayered, interconnecting network of energy channels that permit qi to move through the muscles and organs. Chinese medicine views disease as the result of an excess or a deficiency of qi in various parts of the body. This imbalance of qi is influenced by many factors, including heat, cold, dampness, emotions, diet, exercise, and the spirit. Acupuncture seeks to rebalance the flow of qi by inserting special needles at any of 360 specific points along the energy meridians [p.139...] qualities of the pulse reveal the balance and flow of qi throughout the body [...] there may be a very slight pricking sensation, followed by a feeling of heaviness, numbness, warmth, or a mild aching, which is knownas 'obtaining the qi' [p.140...] this approach is based on the theory that the human organism is surrounded by an energy field, such as that described as qi in China, or prana in India [p. 270, 370...]";
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Terlinsky, A. (MD ?, FACP ACP) states:

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[in “Complementary and Alternative Medicine Terms”]
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qi (chi [...] ki): the vital force that underlies functioning of body, mind, and spirit. The concept is fundamental to various traditional Chinese practices in architecture, art, health systems, magic, and martial arts. In qigong theory, qi encompasses air and internal qi, or true qi, which includes essential qi (‘vital energy’). Qi gong: ancient ‘soft’ Chinese martial art form combines movement, mindful meditation, and focused breathing as a means of cultivating qi, or chi, throughout the body for perceived health benefits and spiritual insights. The slow gentle movements are thought to promote self-healing, strengthen the immune system, release tension and stimulate vitality. Precurser[sp., precursor] to the more complex tai chi […] spirit: the alleged vital force within living beings; an alleged soul inside or outside a living being; any alleged supernatural being; the nature of a person or of a group of persons; genius; and liveliness […] vital force (bioenergy, cosmic energy, cosmic life force, elan vital, energy of being, life energy, life force, nerve energy, personal energy, spirit, subtle energy, universal energy, universal life force, vital cosmic force, vital life spirit, vital magnetism, vital spirit): a purported ‘force,’ non-material in nature, which sustains and promotes life”;
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Travis, J.W. (MD ?, MPH ?) states:
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[in "Breathe for Life"]
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"one reason that exercise is so valuable is that it forces you to breathe more fully, literally replenishing your dwindling supply of oxygen. Hindus call it prana—the life force carried in the breath. Many languages use the same word for both breath and spirit, or life force. In Hebrew, the word for soul or spirit is rauch. In Greek, it is pneuma. In Latin, spiritus. Each of these words also means 'breath.' In English, to inhale is to inspire—to take in the spirit [...] taking a full breath periodically uses the lungs to capacity and extracts great amounts of 'life force' from the air";
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Zunin, I.D. (MD ?, MPH ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"naturopathic medicine is vitalistic in its approach, embracing the beliefs that life is more than the sum of its parts and that living systems have an innate intelligence that constantly strives for health.";
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Shah, R. (MD ?), Shah, R. (MD ?) states:
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[in “About Homoeopathy”]
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“homoeopathy: holistic medicine: the concept of disease in homoeopathy is that disease is a total affection of mind and body, the disturbance of the whole organism. Individual organs are not the cause of illness but disturbance at the inner level (disturbance of the life force, the vital energy of the body) is the cause of illness”;
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Finck, M. (DOM [AU ACNT] ?) states:
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[in “Laser Acupuncture”]
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“acupuncture is the practice of inserting thin needles or directing a laser beam at specific points of the body to improve circulation and reduce pain. According to acupuncture there is a life-force energy called 'qi' which permeates all living things, running through channels in the body called meridians [...and] along the meridians are the acupuncture points [...] where the qi of the channels rise close to the surface of the body. When qi flows freely through the meridians, the body is balanced and healthy. If the energy becomes blocked or weakened, it can result in physical, or mental ill-health. Acupuncture helps keep the natural energy flow running smoothly, by rebalancing the energy system, to restore health, or prevent the development of disease”;
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Alt, S. (DO ?) states:
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[in “Natural Holistic Medicine...”]
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"animism. Belief that a spirit or force resides in every animate and inanimate object, every dream and idea, giving individuality to each. The related Polynesian concept of mana holds that the spirit in all things is responsible for good and evil [...] prana. The yogic concept of a cosmic energy or life force, similar to the Chinese idea of chi, that enters the body with the breath. Prana is thought to flow through the body, bringing health and vitality. It is considered the vital link between the spiritual self and the material self";
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Hendryx, J. (DO UNTHSC/TCOM) states:
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[in “Jan Hendryx – About Osteopathy”]
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“Einstein's famous equations E=mc2 means that energy and matter are inter-convertible, and that matter is simply condensed energy. Our bodies (matter) produce energy and are energy. They are animated by an energetic life force. This energetic life force goes by various names such as L-field, chi, qi, ki, prana, vital force, subtle energy, spirit, breath of life, tide, potency etc. A bioelectric field can be detected around the body with sensitive scientific instruments [...] the biophysics of living systems is not emphasized in conventional biology and medicine. However, energy is the driving force behind chemical reactions and communications within the body. Energy is behind the healing phenomenon in large part [...] acupuncture points lie on channels or 'meridians' which are thought to carry a stream of life force energy called 'qi' [...] life force 'chi'”;
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Curry, D. (PhD{psychology} ?) states:
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[in "Subtle Energy, Flower Essence Therapy, and Spiritual Emergency"]
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"the vital force concept at the heart of naturopathic medicine";
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Schanks, T. (LCSW ?) states:
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[in “Glossary”]
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“acupuncture: an ancient Chinese medical system over 5000 years old, recently revived in China and becoming popular in the West. It deals with subtle energy flows (chi) in the body related to the cosmic principles of yin and yang. The balance of these energies in the human body affects health and disease. Acupuncture therapy alters these energy flows by inserting fine needles at key pressure points […] alternative medicine: any form of medicine or healing other than the type approved by medical doctors and hospitals. May also be called: alt-care, alternative care, alternative-complementary healthcare [ACH], alternative healing, alternative healing therapies, alternative health, alternative therapeutics, alternative therapies, alt-med, complementary and alternative medicine [CAM], complementary care, complementary health care, complementary medicine [CM], complementary practices, extended therapeutics, holistic healing, wholistic healing, holistic health, holistic medicine, mind-body-spirit medicine, natural healing, natural health, natural medicine, nonstandard medicine, unconventional medicine, unconventional therapies, unconventional therapy. Related expressions include ‘innovative medicine,’ ‘integrated healthcare,’ ‘integrative medicine,’ or ‘mind-body medicine’ […] aura: the electromagnetic field [!] surrounding the human body, as well as any living thing. Measurements of this field are often used in conventional medicine to diagnose illness and disease. Examples of these measurements include electroencephalograms (EEGs) [!], electrocardiograms (EKGs) [!] and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) [!]. This electromagnetic field [!] around the body can be detected by a healer or an intuitive […] ayurveda: (ancient Indian medicine, Vedic medicine): ancient Hindu medical-metaphysical healing science [!…] Bach flower therapy […] homeopathic system of diagnosis and treatment developed in the 1930’s by British physician Edward Bach. Bach held that disease was essentially beneficial and that its design was to subject the personality to the divine will of the soul. He researched and specific healing effects of 38 wildflowers, trees, and plants. The life force (‘soul quality’ or ‘energy wavelength’) of each of these flowers is transferable to water and to humans […] biofield: an energy field that suffuses living bodies and extends several inches beyond the body. This concept is employed in therapies such as healing touch, medical qigong, therapeutic touch, and reiki. In these therapies, the biofield from a practitioners hands is joined to the recipients biofield in order to treat an illness or to promote health. There is no consensus on what biofield is; some say it is spiritual energy, others say it is an electromagnetic field [!...] biofield therapies: definition given to energy healing by the US Government / NIH. Biofield or energy therapies are intended to affect energy fields that surround and penetrate the human body. Some forms of energy therapy manipulate biofields by applying pressure and/or manipulating the body by placing the hands in, or through, these fields. Examples include healing touch, reiki, crystal therapy, etc. […] chakras: energy centers within our bodies that are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura. Too much or too little energy in one chakra can be the cause health problems or frustrations in everyday life […] the seven vital energy centers of the body. The chakras extend from the base of spine to the crown of head […] chakra healing: (chakra balancing, chakra energy balancing, chakra therapy, chakra work): any method akin to aura balancing and relating to chakras. Chi: a Chinese term for the all-encompassing universal life force that flows in and around our body. Also called ki, prana, mana and many other names in other belief systems […] energy work, energy healing/balancing: healing technique that involves working in the body's energy field to promote mental, emotional, physical, or spiritual healing. (see biofield therapy) […] etheric levels: other healers see things in terms of the etheric levels, and note that just above the skin's surface, the human energy field is divided into etheric levels […] faith healing (spiritual healing): 1. any method wherein one makes an appeal to god or a spirit to participate in healing others, typically a combination of prayer, meditation, and utilization of faith in god. 2. an ill-defined group of methods that encompasses absent healing, Christian Science, the laying on of hands, mesmerism, and shamanism […] holistic healing: a view of health care focusing on the 'whole self' (body, mind and spirit) and natural or spiritual cures. The system embraces both traditional and New Age therapy. Holistic medicine: 1. alternative medicine […] homeopathic medicine: a CAM alternative medical system […] meridians or channels: according to traditional Chinese medicine, shiatsu, and other acupressure systems, energy flows through a person's body via various acupoints that are organized into channels, or meridians. The meridian system contains several hundred points that can be manipulated to promote energy balance in parts of the body that experience discomfort or disease […] metaphysics: a field of abstract thought and philosophy about topics not on the concrete or physical level of understanding. This includes subjects like existence, the soul, being, the supernatural, astral travel, psychicism, and so on […] prana: the life force or energy which animates material forms. It is also present in breath. Also chi, ki or mana in other belief systems […] reiki […] is a Japanese name consisting of 2 words rei and ki meaning spiritually guided life energy (commonly known as universal life energy), an energy which animates us all and is found all around us. Reiki is a form of spiritual healing using ‘universal life energy’ channeled through the practitioner to the recipient. Reiki helps to harmonize body, mind and spirit for yourself or anyone you want to help […] self-healing: an approach to health, or process that typically involves using affirmations, prayer, and/or visualization techniques to tap one's innate healing potential or vital force […] spirit: the true, non-physical part of an individual […] vibrational medicine: the expressions ‘energy healing,’ ‘energy work,’ and ‘energetic healing work’ appear synonymous with ‘vibrational medicine.’ Healing philosophy whose main tenet is that humans are ‘dynamic energy systems’ (‘body/mind/spirit’ complexes) […] vibrational medicine embraces acupuncture, aromatherapy, Bach flower therapy, chakra rebalancing, channeling, color therapy, crystal healing, absent or distance healing, healing touch, electroacupuncture, flower essence therapy, homeopathy, Kirlian photography, crystal healing, the laying on of hands, meridian therapy, moxibustion, past-life regression, polarity therapy, psychic healing, reiki, transcendental meditation, and therapeutic touch”;
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