Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Vitalism of Naturopathy (continued):

[to return to the main document, click here, http://standtoyourduty.blogspot.com/]
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B.01.a.79. - AANP ND Schools (continued):
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Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine states:
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[SCNM's newsletter is titled 'The Vital Force']
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i.[SCNM web page]
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[in "Is Alternative Medicine For You?" (first archive.org'd 2003-03-21 - last archive.org'd 2004-09-29)]
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"the healing power of nature [...] first described in western medicine by Hippocrates, the vis medicatrix naturae, is also referred to as chi in Chinese medicine, prana in ayurveda, and vital force in homeopathy. When alive, the vis medicatrix naturae enables humans and other living beings to resist entropy and decay, unlike inanimate objects that are subject to these effects. Creating treatment plans that harness the healing power of nature, [...] the essence of naturopathic medicine";
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(click here,
http://www.scnm.edu/)
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[defunct](for a youtube.com slideshow of this, click here {entire},
[defunct](for a youtube.com slideshow of this, click here {00.02.00-00.02.54},
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[the SAME LANGUAGE, coincidentally, appears on the website of a supposedly NON-AANP 'the other guys' type school:
(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine - This I Believe"(first archive.org'd 2007-05-22 - last archive.org'd 2008-05-25]
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[per SCNM President and CEO, AZ ND of the Year 2000 (ND NCNM, DHANP AANP), AANMC President;
for his CV, click here,
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"Dr. Paul Mittman's essay for 'This I Believe,' the NPR media project intended to create a national discussion about beliefs and values [...] I believe in the healing power of nature [...when I got hurt] something inside me coordinated the healing and repair [...] completely involuntarily [...] Hippocrates, the father of western medicine [argument from authority], described that 'something' as the vis medicatrix naturae – the healing power of nature [...a] force [...] nearly every culture has a name for it — the Chinese call it chi, in India they refer to it as prana, the Japanese call it ki. Present when we are born and gone when we die [spirit], this animating force exists in every living plant and animal, including humans [...conventional] medicine has few insights into how to harness this powerful, healing force in people. When was the last time you read or heard about a breakthrough in how this energy of life can help maintain health and even cure disease? [...instead] treat[ing] disease by doing things to our patients with an array of medicines that typically begin with 'anti-' – antibiotics, anti-hypertensives, anti-inflammatories, anti-depressants [...] we [...should] should employ the tools to help channel and assist a patient’s intrinsic drive towards health and wellness [...supposedly] three leading causes of death, heart disease, stroke and diabetes, are due largely to environmental factors – poor diet, sedentary lifestyle and, for some, smoking [...] by simply cleaning up our personal and collective ecosystems [...] therapeutic lifestyle changes remove obstacles to cure, permitting [...] the vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature to flow freely and help us regain that equilibrium we call health”;
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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(click here,
(archived here,
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[defunct](for a youtube.com slideshow of this, click here {entire},
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[in "Immune System"(per SCNM, first archive.org'd 2003-04-13 - last archive.org'd 2005-10-30; per author's web page, first archive.org'd 2005-01-16 - last archive.org'd 2006-10-22)]
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[per Kruzel, T. (ND NCNM) who "has taught clinical laboratory medicine, geriatric medicine and clinical urology, while an Associate Professor of Medicine at National College of Naturopathic Medicine, as well as Southwest College. Dr. Kruzel is a former Vice President of Clinical Affairs at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, as well as Chief Medical Officer of Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center. Dr. Kruzel serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and was its President from 1994 to 1997. Dr. Kruzel was named Physician of the Year by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians in September 2000 as well as the Physician of the Year by the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association for 2003" (click here, where he states this CV, http://scottsdalenaturalmed.com/meet/kruzel.shtml)]
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"[writes in an article that initially was on SCNM's website before his own]
stimulation of the vital force [...] holistic medicine is build upon the principle of the vital force being the driving impetus behind the healing process. This concept is derived from the vitalist tradition of medicine [...] when we are ill, we experience a disruption in our vital force which presents as the signs and symptoms of illness [...] it is through stimulation of the vital force that the body is learning to respond to those things which we have come to identify as disease producing”;
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(originally viewed at www.scnm.edu/news/article_23.php
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(therefore, Kruzel hosts it on his site now; click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[COUPLE this preceding insight with this following SCNM claim, and OBVIOUSLY the label of being HOLISTIC means essentially being VITALISTIC {vitalistic nonparsimonious immateriocentric metaphysical unevidenced holisticism} which is SCIENCE-DISCARDED and UNSCIENCEABLE thus ANY CLAIM of the naturopathic {since essentially vitalistic minimally} being SCIENTIFIC en masse is a DELUSION and MISLEADING [what is immediately below is exceptional dissembling obscurantism!]
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"the term holistic health or holistic healing comes from the word whole, meaning complete. There is no one standard definition of holistic health, holistic healing, holistic medicine or holistic therapy. To doctors or healers, the term holistic health refers to using some form of natural therapy [the kind that doesn't differentiate between the natural and the supernatural, that is] that does not include conventional medicine. Holistic therapy often includes mind-body medicine, acupuncture and any modality that looks to treat the whole person with non-invasive measures. Many doctors or healers seek out a holistic health school to train in holistic medicine or holistic therapy. A Naturopathic medical school trains students in the art and science of naturopathic medicine, a holistic medicine approach where, in addition to the basic medical sciences, doctors are trained in holistic therapy and holistic health including: therapeutic nutrition, botanical medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, homeopathy and mind-body medicine. Does Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine teach holistic health? Absolutely. The curriculum at Southwest College is one of the strongest in holistic healing and holistic medicine among the Naturopathic medical schools. Students are trained in all of the Naturopathic modalities with a very strong foundation in traditional holistic therapy. Students are trained to become healers or doctors proficient in all holistic healing modalities as defined by Naturopathic Medicine" [what's not being said is that their holistic is minimally vitalistic-pantheistic-animatistic-teleological-metaphysically_holistic-a_priori AND THUS science antithetical; duh!; and 'mind-body' is, like UBCNM does, really all about 'mindbodyspirit'; there can be scientific holism in the parsimonious-materiocentric-physicalistic-rigorous-scientific sense, but THIS AIN'T THAT!];
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Prolotherapy" {per Schwaiger, T. (NMD SCNM 2005)}{SCNM Newsletter, Fall 2004}]
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“the healing power of nature or vis medicatrix naturae is based on the principle that the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this process”;
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here, 
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(click here per 'Pain Management,'
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
(for a digg.com social bookmark of this, click here,
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[defunct](for a youtube.com slideshow of this, click here,
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SCNM's Mittman is quoted [by Winquist, M. (? ?) in her article 'Becoming A Great Physician - The Spiritual Nature of Medicine' as stating Awareness Magazine Sept.-Oct. 2000]{inner quotes}:
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[and the 'further information' provided below the article states: "Dr. Paul Mittman, ND, DHANP, is President of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences in Tempe, Arizona, offering an accredited four-year graduate program in naturopathic medicine, leading to a doctor of naturopathic medicine degree (ND). Naturopathic physicians are trained in the art and science of homeopathy, nutrition, acupuncture and oriental medicine, botanical and physical medicine, hydrotherapy, counseling and minor surgery. For more information on naturopathic medicine, please contact Southwest College at (480) 858-9100"];
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"the lights are out. Seven people sitting quietly holding hands, eyes closed, feet gently on the floor, taking deep, relaxing, abdominal breaths — stress, tension and other worries melt away. A prayer is shared by someone in the group. Minutes pass, eyes are opened, hands release, everyone takes a deep breath and we are ready to go. This is a scene at Dr. Paul Mittman’s afternoon shift at the Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center. When asked how long he had been doing this kind of preparation before seeing patients, Dr. Mittman responded, “I was in Greece at a Homeopathy seminar and asked the instructor, a world renowned homeopath, what it would take for me to become a truly great physician, a real practitioner of the healing arts [Vithoulkas?]. I was thinking, what books should I read, what kind of training should I receive, and without even pausing, the doctor answered me — you must pray every day. Not just to clear your mind, but to get help from outside yourself, to keep your ego in check, and to help you and the patient access the healing power of nature, ‘vis medicatrix naturae’ which, for many people, has many names, including God [autoentheism]. I have followed his advice ever since and I must say the results have been quite striking”;
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Faculty Focus"{Baral, M.I. (ND Bastyr 2000)}]:
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"Dr. Baral was drawn to pediatrics because of the high success rate of healing children through natural treatments. 'Pediatrics seems to be one of the most dynamic and exciting areas of naturopathic medicine,' he says. 'Children respond so much more quickly than adults to natural treatments, their vital force is strong and new. They don't have the years of sedentary lifestyle and abuse to their bodies that many adults have'";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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vii.
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[in "Student Focus: Globe Trotter"]
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''[per student Wazny, P.] it was here that Phil directly witnessed the power of the body's vital force while assisting in the delivery of a baby girl. 'The new mom,' says Phil, 'after only 45 minutes of rest following the delivery felt ready to walk the five miles back to her home. I was truly amazed'";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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viii.
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[in "Healthy Living: Healing through Reiki"]
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"['by Laura Lambert'] reiki is a time-honored form of healing and relaxation that originated in Japan. It is a method of treating the whole person through a 'laying of hands' approach, channeling healing energy into a patient. The word reiki means 'the higher power' (rei) and 'life force energy' (ki)";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "Healthy Living: Eat For Summer"{by marketing associate Lambert, L. (??)}(2008)]
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"by doing this we are obtaining the full life-energy, or vital force, of the plant into our own beings, thus, creating a stronger spirit and harmony with mother nature";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "The Use of Prolotherapy in Pain Management"{per Schwaiger, T. (NMD SCNM 2005)}(2008)]
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"this therapy fits well with one of the basic principles of naturopathic medicine: 'the healing power of nature.' The healing power of nature is based on the principle that the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this process";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "2012-2013 Course Catalog"]
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"president's message [...] it is the passion for transforming health and healthcare through the healing power of nature, the vis medicatrix naturae [...] philosophy and principles [...] naturopathic principles: these seven principles guide the therapeutic methods and modalities of naturopathic medicine [...#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 [...] therapeutic order [...#2] stimulate the healing power of nature [...#3] tonify weakened systems [...including] harmonize life force [...] vision: a world that embraces the healing power of nature [...] OMND 6010 Oriental Medicine I: Theory and Fundamentals of Oriental Medicine [...] this course introduces the fundamental concepts of Oriental Medicine,including [...] qi";
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[in "2010-2011 Course Catalog"]
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"therapeutic order [...#3] tonify weakened systems [...] harmonize life force [p.003]";
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xii.a.
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[in "2008-2009 Course Catalog"]
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"therapeutic order [...requires an ND / NMD] harmonize life force [...] taken from 'A Hierarchy of Healing: The Therapeutic Order' Pamela Snider, ND; Jared Zeff, ND, Lac; and Stephen Myers, ND, BMed, PhD";
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(click here,
(archived here,
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
(click here,
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xii.b.
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[in "SCNM Catalog 2005-2006"]
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"the six principles that guide the therapeutic methods and modalities of naturopathic medicine [...#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 with the aid of natural, non-toxic therapies";
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(click here, 
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xiii.
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[in Complementary Health Practice Review (per SCNM president and CEO Mittman {ND}, SCNM Chief Academic Officer Poorman {PhD}, SCNM graduate and Southwest College Research Institute Medical Director Kim {ND}; Winter 2001 vol. 7 no. 2, ISSN 1533-2101)
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[in "Naturopathic Medical Education: Where Conventional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Meet"]
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"naturopathic physicians are guided by six principles [p.101...] first do no harm [...] illness is a purposeful [teleological] process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms that 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 the vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature [...] 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 [teleological]; nature heals through the response of the life force [...] naturopathic physicians respect and work with the vis medicatrix naturae in diagnosis, treatment and counseling. If this self-healing process is not respected, the patient may be harmed [p.102]";
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xiv.[SCNM newsletter]
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[in "SCNM Insider - Fall 2008"]
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"naturopathic medicine together with the new generations for conversations about vitalistic medicine in theory and practice";
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(click here,
(archived here,
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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xv.a.[SCNM newsletter]
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[in "SCNM Now" (2007 Spring)]
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"[per SCNM President and CEO ND Mittman] first taught by Hippocrates as the vis medicatrix naturae, the concept of the healing power of nature remains the core principle of naturopathic medicine today.  The vis medicatrix naturae is the energetic quality that animates living beings, helps maintain health and coordinates healing and repair.  Nearly every culture has a name for it – the Chinese call it chi, in India they refer to it as prana, the Japanese call it ki.  Present when we are born and gone when we die, this animating force exists in every living plant and animal, including humans [...] this powerful, healing force [...] this energy of life [...] naturopathic medicine assists the healing power of nature [...] the vis medicatrix naturae [x2...] naturopathic medicine heals through nature";
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[pdf isn't directly searchable with Adobe reader](click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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xv.b.[SCNM newsletter]
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[in "SCNM Now 2010-Spring"]
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"through Manos de Ayuda, student volunteers learn the true value of [...] vis medicatrix naturae (healing power of nature) [...] SCNM program outcomes [...] demonstrate a commitment to the principles of naturopathic medicine";
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(click here,
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[in "Immune Dysfunction: Its Role in Lyme Disease, Cancer, Allergy and Beyond"]
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"for the majority of world cultures, life force is carried through the breath and simple changes in respiration can significantly impact our physical, emotional and spiritual health. This presentation will explore the interplay between breath and biology and psychology. As the yogis say - change your breath, change your life";
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xvii.
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[in "Clinical Handbook 2011 - 2012"]

"therapeutic order [...requires that an ND / NMD] stimulate the healing power of nature [...] harmonize life forces [...] these seven principles guide the therapeutic methods and modalities of naturopathic medicine [...include #2] the healing power of nature, vis naturae medicatrix [gram., words out of order]: 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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(click here,
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xviii.
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[in "Clinical Handbook 2007 - 2008"]

"therapeutic order [...requires that an ND / NMD] stimulate the healing power of nature [...] harmonize life forces [...] these six principles guide the therapeutic methods and
modalities of naturopathic medicine [...#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 with the aid of natural, nontoxic therapies";
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(click here,
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xix.
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[in "SCNM Catalog 2003-2004"]
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"while the College does not provide student housing, information on housing in the area may be obtained through school publications such as the Vital Force. Student Enrollment Services maintains a Housing Board for prospective and current students to advertise for roommates or situations in the Student Lounge [...] the tix principles that guide the therapeutic methods and modalities of naturopathic medicine [...#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 with the aid ofnatural, non-toxic therapies";
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(click here,
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[in "SCNM Catalog 2002-2003"]
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"while the College does not provide student housing, information on housing in the area may be obtained through school publications such as the Vital Force. The Admissions Office maintains a Housing Board for prospective and current students to advertise for roommates or situations in the Student Lounge [...] the six principles that guide the therapeutic methods and modalities of naturopathic medicine [...] 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, non-toxic therapies";
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(click here,
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[in "General Catalog 2001 - 2002"]
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"while the college does not provide student housing, information on housing in the area may be obtained through school publications such as the Vital Force [p.035]";
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(click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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[in "SCNM Catalog 2000-2001"]
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"while the college does not provide student housing, information on housing in the area may be obtained through school publications such as the Vital Force and Admissions Buzz [...] the six principles that guide the therapeutic methods and modalities of naturopathic medicine [...#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 with the aid of natural, non-toxic therapies";
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(click here, 
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[in "Student Handbook 2003/2004"]
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"student information [...] vital force [...] the Vital Force – distributed monthly to all students, faculty, staff and alumni [...] information about available housing in the area may be obtained through the College web site and school publications such as the Vital Force [...] the Vital Force is the official monthly newsletter of SCNM for the students, employees, alumni and Board of Trustees [...] the current format of the Vital Force cannot support opinions and editorials [...] professional opportunities are posted on the Career Opportunities Board on the East wall before the Student Lounge and/or monthly in the Vital Force [...] naturopathic physician’s oath [is] taken at graduation, but lives daily as a student [...] I will use methods of treatment that follow the principles of naturopathic medicine [...#2] vis medicatrix naturae, to act in cooperation with the healing power of nature";
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xxi.
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[in "Medical Center Construction & Updates"]
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"light streaming in through corridors and examination rooms, windows opening up to desert landscaping and medicinal gardens, imbue the setting with the healing power of nature, the force that animates every living being";
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