Saturday, August 18, 2007

AANP ND Practitioners North America M-Mc

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Macart, T. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Modalities" (2011)]
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"oriental medicine is a system of balancing excesses and deficiencies. Herbs work with acupuncture to stimulate the body’s circulating energy known as 'chi'";
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[in “Naturopathic Medicine” (2010)]
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“our goal is to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities [...] an individualized treatment plan is proposed to facilitate the healing process [...] vis medicatrix naturae (the healing power of nature). Based on a tradition of vitalism, naturopathic medicine evokes the healing power of nature. We all have an inherent capacity to heal ourselves. Naturopathic doctors help patients tap into this power in order to improve their health”;
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MacDonald, B. (ND NCNM 1997) states:
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[in "Acupuncture" (2013)]
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"the acupuncture perspective is based on the premise that bodily functions are regulated by an energy called qi, which flows through the body along energy 'meridians;' disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease. Acupuncture describes a family of procedures aiming to correct disruptions in the flow of qi by stimulating acupuncture points, by a variety of techniques, including penetration of the skin by very thin metal needles. In acupuncture, disease is generally perceived as a disharmony within or between the qi meridians and/or of the interaction between the human body and the environment. Therapy is based on which 'patterns of disharmony' can be identified. In the case of the meridians, typical disease patterns are invasions with wind, cold and damp excesses";
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MacDonald, B. (ND NCNM 1997), Moskowitz, D. (ND NCNM 1993) state:

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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2017)]
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"principles: [#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): the healing power of nature is the inherent self -organizing and healing process of living systems which establishes, maintains and restores health. Naturopathic medicine recognizes this healing process to be ordered and intelligent. It is the naturopathic physician’s role to support, facilitate and augment this process [...] symptoms can be expressions of the body’s attempt to defend itself, to adapt and recover, to heal itself [...] naturopathic physicians respect and work with the vis medicatrix naturae in diagnosis, treatment and counseling, for if this self -healing process is not respected the patient may be harmed [...] homeopathy is a natural modality that uses non­toxic, single­ origin remedies to gently stimulate the body’s innate efforts to heal [...] hydrotherapy treatment triggers the body’s natural healing response";
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MacDonald, Mary. (ND CCNM 2006) states:
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[in "Brochure" (2013)]
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"naturopathic treatments [...include] traditional Chinese medicine (TCM): is a complete system that has diagnosed, treated and prevented illness for years. When your energy flow or qi is out of balance, your body cannot adapt to stress, leading to the development of chronic illness and pain. A harmoniousflow of qi will sustain your long-term health";
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[in "Treatments" (2013)]
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"your naturopathic doctor is trained in the following modalities and will most likely use a mixture of these treatment options when determining your treatment plan [...] traditional Chinese medicine (TCM): the goal of TCM is to eliminate disease and balance the flow of energy through the body by using acupuncture, botanical formulas and dietary modification. TCM is most beneficial in the treatment of chronic health conditions and pain [...] homeopathic medicine: homeopathy is a system of medicine developed in the 1700s that uses minute amounts of a natural substance to stimulate the body’s innate healing ability. The aim of treatment is to stimulate the body’s own force to act against the root cause of the disease. It is a powerful tool that works on an emotional and physical level";
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MacDonald, Maureen. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Services: Naturopathic Medicine" (2007)]
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"the greatest strength of naturopathic medicine is in mobilizing the body's own innate ability to heal and restore itself [...] homeopathic medicine: this system of medicine stimulates the body's own healing mechanisms [...] Chinese medicine and acupuncture: Chinese medicine is an ancient form of medicine based on the idea that energy (qi) flows through the body through channels called meridians. When this energy flow is disrupted, illness and symptoms may result. Acupuncture helps to regulate the free flow of qi";
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Mackler, J. (ND NCNM 2005) states:
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[in "Cranio-Sacral Therapy: Gentle but Profound Healing" (2012)]
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"every living being is filled with a 'life force' that affects all aspects of our health.  Different healing traditions call this invigorating energy by different names.  Naturopathic physicians call it the 'vis medicatrix naturae,' which means 'the healing power of nature.' Chinese Medicine practitioners call it the 'qi' (pronounced 'chee'), which is often translated simply as 'energy.'  No matter what you name it, this positive energy helps us to grow and thrive, as well as to fight infections and heal injuries.  Cranio-sacral therapy accesses and balances that energy to assist you in optimizing your health";
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[in "Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture" (2012)]
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"Chinese medicine theory asserts that energy or 'qi' runs in regular patterns or channels in the body. These channels called meridians are like river systems flowing through the body. When in balance they nourish and irrigate the tissues and our body is in harmony. When the river is obstructed or depleted symptoms occur [...] acupuncture is the use of thin needles inserted in specific points along the body to move the 'qi' or energy [...] cupping is the heating an application of glass cups to create a suction on the skin. This is done to relieve stagnation of qi and blood, e.g. tight muscles or pain from injury";
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MacLeod, C. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2016)]
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"natural treatments are used to help stimulate the healing potential of the body [...] principles of naturopathic medicine [...] the healing power of nature. Naturopathic medicine recognizes an ordered and intelligent self-healing process that is inherent to every individual";
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MacLeod, J. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Services" (2013)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a distinct approach to health care that utilizes natural therapies to support and stimulate the body’s innate healing capacity [...] the practice of naturopathic medicine emerges from five underlying principles [...#2] act in co-operation with the healing power of nature [...] traditional Chinese medicine: by taking a detailed history of your symptoms, assessing the quality of your pulses and looking at your tongue, Dr. Jada can come to an understanding of your dis-ease from a Chinese medicine perspective. Treatment includes the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbs to restore proper flow of qi (energy) through the body";
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"the practice of naturopathic medicine emerges from five underlying principles [...#2] act in co-operation with the healing power of nature";
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MacRae, H. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathy Guelph" (2013)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a centuries old system of medicine which honors seven tenets, the cornerstone of which is the vis medicatrix naturae or the ‘healing power of nature’. The vis or the ‘life force’ is a concept valued by many traditional healing systems from East to West. The vis is the force within us all which, guided by the power of nature, can heal all of our ills [...] the innate healing power of the body";
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Macredis, J.E. (ND NCNM,) states:
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“what is naturopathic medicine? Naturopathy, the practice of natural medicine, believes in the power of the body's life force and its natural, inherent ability to heal [...] acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine in which sterilized, disposable, tiny steel needles are inserted just beneath the skin into special areas called acupuncture points. This is done to balance out the flow of qi -- or energy -- in the body, thereby promoting a passage to health [...] what is Oriental medicine? The art of Oriental medicine is thousands of years old and comprises the use of acupuncture (Chinese and Japanese techniques), herbal medicine and dietary therapy. This medicine is based on the concept that there is a vitel[sp.] energy named qi (pronounced 'chee') behind all life forms and processes. When this energy becomes deficient or is in excess, or is stuck, disease arises [...] why use homeopathy? When the body's life force is out of balance, symptoms may be expressed physically, mentally and emotionally. Homeopathy, a centuries-old system of remedies, can stimulate the life force or immune system to throw off imbalance, so the the [sp.] body may return to its natural state of balance”;
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Madda, R. (ND NCNM) states:
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"Chinese medicine utilizes acupuncture, Chinese herbology, massage, exercise and nutrition [...] Chinese medicine is based on the concept of qi [...] which is the life force or vital energy. Qi is the animating force that serves to warm us, protect us from external pathogenic factors, promote the functions of the body and hold our organs and tissues in place";
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[in "History of Naturopathic Medicine" (2011)]
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"principles of healing [...] these principles stand as the distinguishing marks of the profession: [#1] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician’s role is to facilitate and augment this process [...#3] first do no harm, primum no nocere: the process of healing includes the generation of symptoms, which are, in fact, expressions of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complementary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician’s actions can support or antagonize the actions of vis medicatrix naturae; therefore, methods designed to suppress symptoms without removing underlying causes are considered harmful and are avoided or minimized [...] the practice of promoting health through stimulation of the vital force and the rational use of natural agents";
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Madeira, S. (ND 2012) states:
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[in "Seattle Naturopathic Medicine Apollo Health Clinic" (2017)]
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"naturopathic medicine explores prevention, treatment, and optimum health through therapeutic methods and substances that help encourage individual self-healing [...] the principles of naturopathic medical practice: [#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): naturopathic medicine recognizes an innate healing power with us all and it is conscious and can heal us.  In Chinese medicine, it is called 'chi' and in yoga or Ayurvedic medicine it is called 'prana,' the breath of life [...] acknowledge, respect, and work with individuals’ self-healing process";
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Maes, L. (ND NCNM) states:
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"chronic diseases are usually of gradual onset, and remain throughout the life of the person (unless treated homeopathically or by some other means of energy medicine). The vital force is unable to overcome the disease; these states become chronic, a stalemate";
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Maiella, E.C. (ND Bastyr 2006) states:
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[in "Philosophy" (2011)]
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"naturopathic therapeutic order: 1. stimulate the vis medicatrix naturae (other names for 'vis' include 'qi', 'prana', 'life force') This is the force that moves us towards health; it is the essence that invigorates us. Some modalities that we utilize to stimulate the 'vis' include hydrotherapy, exercise, yoga, mediation, craniosacral therapy, energy medicine and homeopathy";
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[in "Naturopathic Therapeutic Order" (2010)]
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"stimulate the vis medicatrix naturae. (Other names for 'vis' include 'qi,' 'prana,' 'life force'). This is the force that moves us towards health; it is the essence that invigorates us. Some modalities that we utilize to stimulate the 'vis' include hydrotherapy, exercise, yoga, mediation, craniosacral therapy, energy medicine and homeopathy";
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Malone, T. (ND CCNM 2005) {et al.} states:
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"reiki is a Japanese word meaning universal life force energy. Reiki therapy is a relaxation technique that promotes self-healing. Reiki moves through and around the practitioner and client, such that the universal energy going to the client is enhanced. The innate wisdom of each person's body uses the energy where it is needed most. Reiki sessions are done with the client fully clothed, and lying on a table or sitting in a chair. There is a gentle laying on of hands on a number of areas of the body. An incredibly deep sense of relaxation and peace melts away tension, allowing the life force to flow more freely throughout the body”;
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Maltais, L. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2011)]
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"naturopathic medicine is heir to the vitalistic tradition of medicine in the Western world, emphasizing the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing capacity of the person. Methods of treatments are chosen to work with the patient's vital force, respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process [...] the healing power of nature. Vis medicatrix naturae. The body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this process [...] symptoms [...] in fact [are] an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself";
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[in “Homeopathic Medicine For the Health Professional” (2011)]
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"the philosophy of homeopathy [...] the basis of [this] medicine [...] the vital force";
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"Chinese medicine believes that bio energy, so-called chi, is generated in the internal organs and flows throughout the meridians, which are channels near the skin surface. There are a number of acupuncture points on the meridians where the flow of the energy can be manipulated. The stimulation of these points by various means affects the flow of energy and produce secondary effects on related organs and systems";
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Mammone, M. (ND NCNM), Mammone, R. (ND SCNM) state:
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[in "Naturopathic Principles" (2013)]
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"naturopathic principles [...] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: the human body possesses the inherent ability to restore health. The physician's role is to facilitate this process with the aid of natural, nontoxic therapies";
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"what are the naturopathic principles? [...#2] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: the human body possesses the inherent ability to restore health. The physician's role is to facilitate this process";
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"qigong: meditative movements for health and wellness: qigong has been practiced in China by millions of people for more than 5000 years for strengthening the flow of the life force and improving health. Magnetic energy fields are formed and created in a slow, graceful manner. The qi (life force) literally pulsates in your hands. These exercises move qi and blood through blockages that normally cannot be crossed. Dr. Oz, Oprah’s favorite M.D., says that qigong helps to reverse the aging process. You will learn exercises that can be practiced at home and incorporated into your life. The history and theory of qigong will also be discussed [...] instructor: John Mammone";
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Manipon, N. (ND SCNM) states:
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[in "Principles of Naturopathic Medicine" (2016)]
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"the healing power of nature: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in the person that is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to facilitate and augment this inherent self-healing process [...] acknowledge, respect, and work with the individual’s self-healing process [...] naturopathic therapeutic approach [...] stimulate the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): the self-healing processes, through low force methods such as constitutional hydrotherapy, homeopathy, acupuncture [...] harmonize life force";
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Manske, S. (ND CCNM 2010) states:
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"traditional Chinese medicine [...] the body is viewed as having a system of meridians (pathways) and that energy flows along these meridians, through individual organs and throughout the body [...] disease manifests when energy flow is disrupted or altered or when the body is attacked by pathogenic factors.  By utilizing diet, herbs, and acupuncture one is able to restore the proper flow of energy throughout the body, stimulate healing and bring balance back to the body to improve health [...] homeopathic medicine is a system of medicine that views the body as having a vital force (life energy) and that illness occurs when this vital force has been weakened and the stronger vital force of an illness or disease has taken hold in the body [...a homeopathic] remedy will [...] subtly strengthen the vital force of the patient, which can [...] push out the illness or disease.  By using minute doses that have been diluted through serial dilutions, we move farther away from a material substance and more towards the energetic imprint of the original substance";
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Mansubi, S.P. (ND Bastyr 2004) states:
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"homeopathy works by stimulating the body's own natural ability to heal itself [...] homeopathic rememedies[sp., remedies...] are energized preparations derived from natural substances like herbs, minerals and animal products, provoke a healing response in an individual's vital force treating the root causes of illnesses which may include emotional conditions";
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Manuel, L. (ND CCNM) states:
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"types of services offered [...] reiki [...] is a Japanese word; the first syllable, 'rei', means 'universal', and the second syllable, 'ki', means life force or energy [...] reiki is a form of spiritual healing and spiritual practice proposed for the treatment of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual diseases. Reiki healing is based upon the flow of 'ki' around the body. Also known as 'chi' or 'qi' in Chinese, ki is the energy of life itself. Reiki clears away any blockages in the flow of ki that lead to illness and stress [...] strengthening the body’s own healing ability and rebalancing its energy. Practitioners use a technique similar to the laying on of hands, in which they claim to be channels for energy ('ki') guided by a universal spirit or spiritual nature ('rei') — flowing through their palms to heal a person wherever they may need healing";
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"how does acupuncture work? The human body’s energy (call the 'chi' in Chinese medicine) flows through meridians or channels that are normally balanced. The meridians can be likened to the flow of blood through the meridian blood vessels. If a disruption of energy flow exists, it can affect the entire body system, producing pain or symptoms throughout different areas of the body. Correction of this delicate balance corrects the body’s dysfunction or problem";
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"'the whole idea of invisible vital energy'";
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Marchildon, D. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathy" (2017)]
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"the naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body";
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"naturopathy [...] is an inclusive form of natural medicine [...that aims to] to utilize the body's natural ability to heal itself";
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Marciano, M. (ND BINM) states:
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"the healing power of nature [...] my next naturopathic principle to unveil [...] this theory can often be presented in a bunch of different ways, some more new-agey and obscure than others. Personally, I like the image of 'supporting the vital force' (which is that thing homeopath’s go on about). The healing power of nature and your vital force are super in love and kind of inseparable. They’re the reason why bracing a broken bone will help it build itself back together, and why the nicest thing to bring someone when they’re sick, is flowers. It’s also why ND’s focus on removing the obstacles to your health and recognize the importance of the vital force phenomenon. It’s the intangible dynamic drive that does more in life than keep you healthy, it keeps you happy [...] nature comes with a caveat. If you stimulate your vital force, your vital force is going to stimulate you. So if your spirit is sore, your adrenals are sad, your nutrition is lousy, and you generally hate everything including your stupid body…the likelihood that your vital force is going to be strong and protectant, is pretty slim. There are lots of ways to keep your vital force primed (e.g freezy ocean dips, fulfilling relationships, adding butter to things) and playing defence against illness, instead of waiting until you’re sick and then gearing into attack mode. Modern medicine combats disease extremely well this way and it’s role is hugely important, but maybe, maybe? it can share the spotlight with your sensational self and give some credit to your personal superpowers of healing [...] to me, 'the constructive principle in nature' is one of the best descriptions for vital force there is. It speaks to the tenacity of nature, its intelligence, and its infinite perseverance to adapt and to mend. Like how a dying forest’s floor sprouts new buds of life, that 'thing' that animates your body to move you through your day, is always working to maintain the best terrain it can for your health to flourish (metaphors! everywhere!). No doctor 'gets' you better, only YOU get you better, it’s just that all of us – even superheroes, even mother earth herself – gets to ask for help once in awhile. So give flowers and go swimming, and make room for nature in your body and in your life – and may the force be with you!";
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"but a TCM doc would consider whatever effects to be resulting from 'the movement of qi' (pronounced like chee-se), which can be difficult to locate in the index of most pathology texts. So qi. Qi is that feeling you lose when you’re ill. It’s a persons qualities of vigour, intensity, speech and action. It’s whatever that thing is that tells you (and others) that you’re alive. It’s 'energy' in the crudest sense of the word. Qi is everything. The vital force. The life source. All that esoteric mumbo jumbo. So qi circulates around the body, through blood, through your organs, and along meridians – which are basically qi conducting superhighways. Acupuncture points lie along the length of the main meridians in various carefully defined places which we can manipulate by poking you with a tiny lil .25 x .25 mm needle. It doesn’t hurt (much), and the benefits I’ve witnessed so far are pretty amazeballs. If you’ve got muscle & joint pains especially, trying out acupuncture may be just the ticket";
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"some specific therapies I’m trained in include: acupuncture to reduce pain, ease muscular tension and guide the smooth flow of qi throughout the body";
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"naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine, is a system of medicine based on the healing power of nature [...] supporting the body's own healing abilities";
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"I will honour the principles of naturopathic medicine [...] to co-operate with the healing powers of nature";
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Marier, D. (ND CCNM) states:
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soul, spirit, and vital force. Bill Plotkin, Ph.D., author of Soulcraft: Crossing Into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche offers definitions of 'soul' and 'spirit' which can be directly related to the philosophy of naturopathic medicine: 'by soul I mean the vital, the mysterious, and wild core of our individual selves, an essence unique to each person, qualities found in layers of the self much deeper than our personalities. By spirit I mean the single, great, and eternal mystery that permeates and animates everything in the universe and yet transcends it all. Ultimately, each soul exists as an agent for spirit.' (Plotkin 2003). This definition immediately brings to mind the concept of 'vital force' as applied to naturopathic medicine in one of its primary philosophies, 'to co-operate with the healing power of nature or vis medicatrix naturae.' The founder of scientific naturopathy, Henry Lindlahr also attempted to define this healing vital force: 'this [vital] force, which permeates, heats and animates the entire created universe, is the expression of the divine will, the 'logos,' the 'word' of the great creative intelligence…it is the supreme power and intelligence, acting in and through every atom, molecule, and cell in the human body, which the true healer, the 'vis medicatrix naturae' which always endeavors to repair, heal, and to restore the perfect type. All that the physician can do is to remove obstructions and to establish normal conditions within and around the patient, so that the 'healer within' can do his [sic] work to the best advantage. (Lindlahr 1913). By integrating the two definitions, we can infer that the vital force or healer within is synonymous with soul. Therefore, healing practices that have the aim of impacting and healing through the vital force, can be considered soul-medicine. As naturopathic doctors, with our philosophy of stimulating the vital force so that the organism heals itself, and with the modalities available to us that directly influence this vital healing force, can we not consider ourselves as purveyors of medicine for the soul? Soul shows us how we, as individuals, are different (in a community-affirming way) from everybody else. Spirit shows us how we are no different from anything else, how we are one with all that exists. (Plotkin 2003)”;
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"shen is a term from Chinese Medicine analogous to spirit, or prana. In naturopathic medicine, we refer to it as the vis or 'life-force'";
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Markow, M.J. (ND Bastyr 1998) states:
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[in "Freedom of Movement"(Vegetarian Times {magazine}; 2000-11)]
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"[per writer Walsh, S.K.] in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), osteoarthritis is considered a disorder of the bone marrow, says Mary Markow, N.D., L.Ac., a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist practicing at the Connecticut Center for Health [...] from the Chinese perspective, a number of factors can cause osteoarthritis, such as an accumulation of dampness that blocks the chi (the life force) in joints, says Markow [...] acupuncturists often insert needles into local points near the affected joint, stimulating stagnant chi to remove the inflammation and encourage healing [...] acupuncturists also stimulate chi along the kidney meridian, an energy channel [p.094]";
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Marquis, J. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Homeopathy"]
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"what is the force that propels the immune system, and what is the animating substance that differentiates a living human from a corpse? In homeopathy the substance responsible for life and health is known as the vital force. 'The vital force is an influence which directs all aspects of life in the organism. It adapts to environmental influences, it animates the emotional life of the individual, it provides thoughts and creativity, and it conducts spiritual inspiration' (Vithoulkas 1979). The key word in this description of the vital force is 'adapt', in that it is a defense mechanism that allows for flexibility in stressful conditions. A diseased state sets in when the vital force can no longer adapt. Homeopathy works by ‘awakening’ the individual’s own vital force [...] the dynamic energy [...] the vital force";
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[in "Naturophatic Medicine"[sp.]]
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"the naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body [...] to co-operate with the healing powers of nature [...] TCM focuses on promoting the smooth flow of qi (pronounced chee)";
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Martalog, A. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in ""]
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"naturopathic medicine is founded on the vitalistic philosophy of 'vis medicatrix naturae', 'the healing power of nature'";
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[in "Spring Recipe"]
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"this also makes sense from a Western standpoint since beets help to thin out bile, thereby allowing for the smooth flow of qi";
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Marti, M. (ND Bastyr 2009), McKenzie, S. (ND Bastyr 2004) state:
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[in "New Patient Introduction Packet" (2014)]
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"acupuncture is based on the belief that health is determined by a balanced flow of qi, the vital life energy. Qi is circulated in the body along fourteen energy pathways, called meridians, each linked to specific internal organs and organ systems. When special needles are inserted into these acupoints (just under the skin), the flow of energy is corrected and balanced to restore health";
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Martin, H.A. (ND Bastyr 2009) states:
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[in "Treatment Options"]
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"homeopathic medicines, when properly prescribed, effect the body’s 'vital force' and strengthen its innate ability to heal";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"naturopathic doctors (NDs) [...] teach their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and natural therapies to enhance their bodies’ innate ability heal and maintain balance [...] the foundation of naturopathic medicine has been built on the following principles: [#1] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae. Naturopathic medicine recognizes that the body has an inherent ordered and intelligent self-healing mechanism. Naturopathic physicians identify and remove obstacles to healing and facilitate this natural self-healing process [...] they [...] respect and work with the individual’s self-healing process";
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Marturano, M. (ND SCNM 2004) states:
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2013)]
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"principles of naturopathic medicine [...] healing power of nature [...] the body's innate capacity to recover from illness and injury";
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[in "Principles of Naturopathic Medicine" (2014)]
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"naturopathic medicine practice is guided by six philosophical principles [...] common to naturopathic training [...#2] healing power of nature: naturopathic medicine recognizes a self-healing process of the body that is ordered and intelligent";
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Mathieu, B. (ND NCNM 1980, DHANP AANP 1996) states:
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[in "Homeopathy" (2011)]
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"Samuel Hahnemann, M.D., the founder of homeopathy, wrote of this in the Organon of the Medical Art. For instance, he wrote in Aphorism #9: 'the spirit-like life force that enlivens the material organism as dynamis, governs and keeps all parts in admirable, harmonious, vital operation, so that our indwelling rational spirit can freely avail itself of this living, healthy instrument for the higher purposes of our existence' [...] homeopathy is the use of similars to relieve suffering. Rather than opposing the symptom of the disease by a medicine, homeopathy stimulates the vital force with a medicine similar to the disease process [...] used homeopathically, belladonna stimulates the individual's vital force to respond to the disease, and restore[s] health";
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Matteucci, T. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Philosophy" (2013)]
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"the practice of naturopathic medicine emerges from six principles of healing: the healing power of nature: the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health.  The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The doctor’s role is to facilitate and augment this process [...] first do no harm: the process of healing includes the generation of symptoms, which are, in fact, expressions of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complementary to and synergistic with this healing process. Interventions can inherently support or antagonize the body’s natural ability to heal";
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Matthews, J.K. (ND Bastyr 2004) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Therapies" (2010)]
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"homeopathic medicines, when properly prescribed, effect the body's 'vital force' and strengthen its innate ability to heal";
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Maxim, V. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Oath"]
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"I will honor the principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] to cooperate with the healing powers of nature";
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Mazza, M. (ND NCNM 2003) states:
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[in "Monique Mazza, ND" (2013)]
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"Dr. Monique Mazza believes in educating and empowering her patients to understand their illness in an effort to raise awareness of their powerful healing vital force";
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[in "Bastyr University Clinic: Providers" (2013)]
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"Dr. Monique Mazza believes in educating and empowering her patients to understand their illness in an effort to raise awareness of their powerful healing vital force";
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[in "Introducing the California Faculty!" (2013)]
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"'Dr. Monique Mazza believes in educating and empowering her patients to understand their illness in an effort to raise awareness of their powerful healing vital force'";
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McCalment-Fuqua, C. (ND SCNM) states:
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[in "What Is Naturopathic Medical Care?" (2013)]
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"naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability [...] the six principles of naturopathic medicine [...#4] the body has inherent wisdom to heal itself";
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McCarter, S. (ND Bastyr 2010), McDonald, K. (NDS Bastyr), Niedermeyer, M. (ND Bastyr 1984) states:
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[for bio.s, click here:
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[in "Applying the 6 Principles to LMICs: Naturopathic Medicine & the Global Burden of NCDs" (2017)]
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"using the 6 principles of practice to address [...] non-communicable diseases [...] 1. vis medicatrix naturae (the healing power of nature): the utilization of health services for treating and preventing disease is a major social determinant of NCD status [...] spiritual beliefs play a significant role in how people choose to use health services [...] the naturopathic principle vis medicatrix naturae honors the concept of a vital life force that sustains life and directs healing. By acknowledging that the vis (called by a variety of names in different cultures, such as god, spirit, or ancestors) is the undercurrent of healing and can be fed by spiritual leaders and practices, naturopathic medicine aligns with the beliefs of many traditional societies. This approach addresses one of the core components of overall peace and wellbeing - spiritual health";
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McCarvill, E. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"naturopathic doctors are guided by six principles.  This set of principles, emphasized throughout a naturopathic doctor’s training, outlines the naturopathic approach to health and healing and forms the foundation of this distinct form of health care [...] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): your naturopathic doctor works to restore and support the powerful and inherent healing ability of your body, mind and spirit and to prevent further disease from occurring. Naturopathic doctors identify and remove obstacles to recovery, facilitating and augmenting this ordered and intelligent healing ability";
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McClintock, L. (ND NCNM, DHANP AANP) states:
[in "Homeopathy FAQs" (2011)]
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"often a patient with a strong vital force will recover from an antidoting influence without needing another dose of the remedy";
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[in "Services"]
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"homeopathic medicines act to strengthen and direct the body's innate immune response [...] in the Chinese medical model, thin sterile needles can be inserted at specific points on the body to remove an imbalance or blockage of energy that may be causing pain or other symptoms";
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McClintock, M. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine and How Can It Help You?" (2016)]
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"naturopathic medicine is based on seven major principles to promote health and well being [...#2] the healing power of nature: all organisms have an inherent tendency towards healing";
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McCubbins, A. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Fevers are Great!" (2015)]
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"vis medicatrix naturae: the healing power of nature";
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McCullough, F. (ND CCNM), Nikiforuk, E. (ND ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine: What is it and Conditions We Treat" (2014)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a primary health care system which includes a variety of naturally based therapies. Treatment is aimed at removing the cause of disease and stimulating the innate healing processes within the body [...] a naturopath will work with the patient to stimulate the healing power of the body";
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McEachern, T. (ND CCNM), Quan, E. (ND CCNM) state:
[in “Vega Testing - Electrodermal Testing” (2006)]
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“the vega machine is a tool used in bio-energetic-medicine. Its basis is the concept that the first sign of abnormality in the body is a an energetic or electrical charge change in cells or organ tissues. If these abnormal electrical charges are permitted to continue, a structural change will occur creating a condition for disease and degeneration to occur. All other forms of medicine practices have some concept of vital force or energy of some description […] the vega testing measures electrical conductivity across the skin at acupuncture points. A mild voltage is applied with a hand electrode over an acupuncture point on the finger or toe while the patient holds another electrode to complete the circuit. The vega testing machine is useful in assessing several conditions including the following [etc….] for information on other diagnostic tools, or for additional information on vega testing, please speak with Dr. Quan or Dr. McEachern directly”;
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McElgunn, B. (ND NCNM 2001) states:
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[in 'homepage' (2013)]
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"what is naturopathic medicine?  It employs the healing power of nature to heal the body";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"what is naturopathic medicine?  It employs the healing power of nature to heal the body";
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McFadden-Layton, J. (ND NCNM) states:
[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2006)]
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"first do no harm [...therein] respect the inherent life force in diagnosis and treatment";
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McFadzean, N. (ND Bastyr 2003) states:
[in "The Six Guiding Principles of Naturopathic Medicine"]
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“[#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae) [...] the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this process [...#3] first do no harm (primum non nocere): illness is a purposeful [teleological] 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”;
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2010)]
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"the six guiding principles of naturopathic medicine: [#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician’s role is to facilitate and augment this process [...#3] first do no harm (primum non nocere): illness is a purposeful process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complimentary to and synergistic with this healing process";
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[in "Dr. Nicola McFadzean, ND Licensed Naturopath in CT & CA" (2011)]
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"the six guiding principles of naturopathic medicine: [#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician’s role is to facilitate and augment this process [...#3] first do no harm (primum non nocere): illness is a purposeful process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complimentary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician’s actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vis medicatrix naturae. Therefore, methods designed to suppress symptoms without removing underlying causes are considered harmful and are avoided or minimized";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine and the Treatment of Infertility" (2011)]
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"the digestive system is said to be the seat of much disease and dysfunction, and the root of the life force";
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McKenzie, S. (ND Bastyr 2004) states:
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[for a bio., click here, http://www.drserena.com/aboutme.htm;
for a 2007 archived CV, click here, 
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[in "Naturopathic Physician" (2007)]
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"the practice of naturopathic medicine emerges from six underlying principles of healing […] it is these principles that distinguish the [supposed] profession from other medical approaches […] the healing power of nature: the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this process […] 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 complimentary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician's actions can support or antagonize the actions of the healing power of nature […] homeopathic medicine is based on the principle of ‘like cures like.’ It works on a subtle yet powerful electromagnetic level";
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http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.drserena.com/natmed.htm)
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McKinney, N. (ND NCNM 1985) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Oncology" (2012)]
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"I believe in the principle of vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature [p.015...] naturopathic physicians [...] believe that in herbs we can find the healing wisdom of the life force, vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature [p.207...] naturopathic physicians assess the vital force [p.224...] tranditional Chinese medicine [...] the vital energy chi or qi [...] tumors accumulate whent the chi or vital force fails to move matter [p.235]";
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[in “Naturally There’s Hope: A Handbook of Naturopathic Care of Cancer Patients” (2003)]
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“the vis medicatrix naturae – the healing power of nature – can relieve pain, detoxify, tonify and restore health [p.007…] traditional Chinese medicine […its] vital energy or chi […] chi or vital force [p.106…its] qi – vital energy [p.117…] I believe in the principle vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature [p.210]”;
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(ISBN 1412004640 9781412004640)
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McLaren, T. (ND CCNM) states:
[in “Services”]
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“reiki […] is a Japanese holistic, light-touch, energy-based modality. Working as a support mechanism to the body, reiki re-establishes a normal energy flow of qi (life force energy) throughout the system, which in turn can enhance and accelerate the body's innate healing ability. Through a series of hand positions either directly on or just above the body, the energy worker allows for the flow of energy through their body. The clientís [sp., 'client's'] body then draws off the amount of energy that is required”;
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McQuarrie, C. (ND CCNM), Nguyen, C. (ND CCNM), Smith, J. (ND CCNM), Vadeboncoeur, S. (ND CCNM) state:
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" (2013)]
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 "naturopathic medicine is founded on 5 principles [...#2] act in co-operation with the healing powers of nature [...] acupuncture [...] the strategic insertion of needles under the skin is a method of balancing the body's energy to prevent or cure diseases or disorders [...] traditional Chinese medicine [...] any imbalance can cause a blockage in the flow of your qi (chee) or vital energy traveling through your body along invisible pathways known as meridians. TCM practitioners typically use treatments such as acupuncture meditation, herbal and nutritional therapy, restorative physical exercises, deep tissue massage and herbs to help unblock your qi and bring your body back into harmony and wellness";
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[in "Volume 5 Issue 2 Spring 2010" (2013)]
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"homeopathy works by activating our 'vital force', or innate healing ability, to focus on the injured body part and restore normal function quickly and effectively [...] the remedy is not a substitute for proper medical care, but can set the vital force in motion before you even get to the hospital";
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[in "Volume 3 Issue 2 Spring 2008"]
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"acupuncture and homeopathic medicine rebalance the body's vital force, improving the function of organs and soothing emotional irritation";
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[in "Volume 4 Issue 4 Fall 2009" (2013)]
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"since modern day naturopathic doctors employ homeopathy, clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, spinal manipulation, acupuncture and hydrotherapy, we have six distinct ways to not only prevent, but actually treat symptoms of influenza, by stimulating the patient's vital force to be able to fight the virus more effectively [...] homeopathic medicine matches the pattern of a person's symptom picture to the pattern of one of 3000 remedies. The remedies stimulate the vital force, or our innate ability to heal, and allow the body to successfully recover from the flu";
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[in "Volume 4 Issue 1 Winter 2009"]
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 "naturopathic medicine strives to improve the natural healing ability of the body. NDs call this the vis medicatrix naturae, or the healing power of nature [...] consult with a naturopathic doctor today, and see what your vis medicatrix naturae can do for your health";
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McQuinn, B. (ND Bastyr 2009) states:
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[in "Snohomish Naturopathic Doctor"]
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"we make sure that our patients practice self-healing with the power of nature";
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[in "Marysville Naturopathic Clinic"]
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"naturopathy is more commonly referred to as the healing power of nature";
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[in "Marysville Women’s Health"]
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"naturopathy [...] these health solutions make use of the healing power of nature to help the body facilitate its natural ability to heal itself";
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[in "Lynnwood Naturopathic Clinic"]
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"our Lynnwood natural health clinic firmly believes in the support and healing power that nature can give the human body";
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[in "Mill Creek Menopause"]
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"naturopathic solutions rely on the healing power of nature to help ease your pains and discomforts from various health conditions";
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[in "Mukilteo Poor Digestion Treatment"]
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"your body has its natural flow and life force";
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McNamee, J. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Natural Therapies" (2014)]
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"this range of natural therapies[...] supporting the body’s self-healing process [...] Asian medicine [...] according to Asian medicine, when your energy flow or qi [...] is out of balance, your body cannot adapt to stress, making you more likely to develop chronic illness and pain. It seeks to re-balance your energy flow by adjusting the circulation of qi in the meridians or channels running just under the skin and balances the body’s yin and yang energy. The harmonious flow of qi and the balance of yin and yang in the body allow the sustenance of long-term physical, mental, and emotional health [...] physical medicine includes [...] hydrotherapy is also commonly used, as it involves the use of water to stimulate the body’s vital force in order to soothe pain and treat disease[...] the body’s core energy [...] homeopathic medicine is a natural, non-toxic therapeutic system of healing that assists in the inherent ability of the body to heal itself [...] remedies are designed to stimulate the internal curative process";
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[in "The Six Principles" (2014)]
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"2. vis medicatrix naturaehealing power of nature: within each body exists an inherent, ordered, and intelligent ability to heal. Naturopathic doctors support this process by facilitating the body’s self-healing mechanisms [...] respecting the innate self-healing process [...] the body’s natural attempt to heal";
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[in "My Toolbox" (2011)]
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"according to Asian medicine, when your energy flow or qi (pronounced 'chi') is out of balance, your body cannot adapt to stress, making you more likely to develop chronic illness and pain. It seeks to re-balance your energy flow by adjusting the circulation of qi in the meridians or channels running just under the skin and balances the body’s yin and yang energy. The harmonious flow of qi and the balance of yin and yang in the body allow the sustenance of long-term physical, mental, and emotional health [...] hydrotherapy is also commonly used, as it involves the use of water to stimulate the body’s vital force in order to soothe pain and treat disease [...] the body’s core energy";
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McNiven, L. (ND CCNM) states:
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[for a bio. click here, http://www.drlisa.ca]
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[in "What Therapies May Be Used?" (2016)]
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"Oriental medicine & acupuncture - based on balancing the flow of qi (energy) through the body's pathways. It combines traditional botanical formulas with oriental diet principals and/or acupuncture to achieve optimal health [...] homeopathy: minute doses of plant, animal and mineral substances are used to stimulate the body to heal itself";
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McPherson, F. (ND UBCNM) states:
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[in 'homepage' (2016)]
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"homeopathic remedies act curatively and preventively by raising your general level of health by strengthening your own internal defense mechanism or immune system";
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[in “Homeopathy: Keynotes and Restoration of Health” (2016)]
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"Vis Medicatrix Naturae: Homeopathy: Keynotes and Restoration of Health [...] Florence McPherson, ND.  Prescribing to a patient's life force plus the totality of symptoms makes cure possible [...] as a homeopath, I am always close to or aware of the operation of the vital force in each of my patients - that force that animates the physical body in feelings, functions, sensations and awareness - the vital force that exists in all living things and gives life or autocracy to all physical life forms. This life force or energy becomes the basis of all operations in the person - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.  It is the life force in health that keeps bodily functions balanced and in order. It is this same life force in illness or dis-ease that creates imbalance or symptoms in the body, or alterations in form, feelings, and functions in the body.  When we are focused in this manner, we can gain insight into how to enhance a patient's health, leading him or her on a path to wellness by focusing on the whole life force rather than just their diagnosis [...] whether I am prescribing a naturopathic treatment protocol or prescribing a single homeopathic remedy, I am attuned to the process of the vital force in each individual patient. A patient may have an endocrine imbalance, a bacterial infection, a viral infection, etc; it is not only the physical but also the totality of symptoms and the vital force of the patient that is to be cured or assisted on a path to wellness in each instance [...] what is vital force? In Samuel Hahnemann's Organon of the Medical Art,1st through 6th editions, he refers to the life force as 'dynamis,' 'wesen,' and 'genius' to describe this animated force existing in nature. The term genius is found widely in homeopathic literature. Reading the Organon, written in German and subject to translation, one finds difficulty finding proper English words to express what he was intending to teach via these terms in his writings. However, we can understand the concept through his work.  In Aphorism 15, in the 6th edition of the Organon of the Medical Art, Hahnemann writes: 'the suffering of the morbidly mistuned, spirit-like dynamis (life force) enlivening our body in the invisible interior, and the complex of the outwardly perceptible symptoms portraying the present malady, which are organized by the dynamis in the organism, form a whole. They are one and the same. The organism is indeed a material instrument for life, but it is not conceivable without the life imparted to it by the instinctual, feeling and regulating dynamis, just as the life force is not conceivable without the organism. Consequently the two of them constitute a unity, although in thought, we split this unity into two concepts in order to conceptualize it more easily. (Hahnemann S. 1997)' [...] how does restoration of health come about when prescribing to the individual patient's vitality or dynamis combined with the physical or totality of symptoms?  In aphorism 17 of the Organon, 6th ed, Hahnemann expresses the following: when a cure occurs through the taking away of the entire complex of perceptible signs and befallments of disease, the internal alteration of the life force which is lying at its base (consequently the totality of the disease) is simultaneously lifted. It follows, therefore, that the...practitioner has only to take away the symptom complex in order to simultaneously lift and annihilate the internal alteration (i.e., the morbid mistunement of the life principle) and consequently the totality of the disease, the disease itself. When the disease is annihilated, health is restored. (Hahnemann S, 1997)' [...] it was how her expression, her story, her feeling of being traumatized, was affecting her life force and body that was important[...] thuja can have this 'expression' of guilt in the vital force [...] the vital essence of the patient has to have a match to the vital essence of the remedy that we prescribe medicinally. These keynote symptoms are often reliable in leading us to the correct remedy [...] with homeopathy - using diluted, vitalistic substances and according to basic homeopathic principles [...] as a homeopath and physician, it is necessary to understand disease and its processes - causation, prodrome, disease symptoms, exacerbations, associated symptoms, and alterations to the physical body; yet, diagnosis is a piece of the homeopathic or vitalistic treatment";
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[NDNR 2016-02]
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