Thursday, August 03, 2006

AANP ND Practitioners North America (A-Ak):

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Aagenes, N. (ND Bastyr 1989), Hancock, J.E. (ND Bastyr 2012), Roush, J. (ND Bastyr) state:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2011)]
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"for the naturopathic physician, abiding by these principles forms the basis of all treatment. They are: [#1] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this process";
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Abdelhamid, Y. (ND Bastyr) states:
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[in "Unani Medical Theory in Principle, Part 2 - The Vis Medicatrix Naturae" (2014)]
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"the doctor [...] enlivens the patient’s self-healing power or vital force (the vis medicatrix naturae), at the level of the subtle body to move him or her toward health and well-ness  [there's more]";
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[Integrative Medicine, vol.11 no.4, August 2012]
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Abell, R. (ND NCNM 1993) states:
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[for a bio., click here, http://bewellhealthclinic.com/rob.htm]
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[in "Welcome to Be Well Natural Medicine Clinic" (2011)]
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"the emphasis of treatment is to remove blockages that keep the individual from self-healing. A healthy person with a strong vital force is inherently self-regulating. Often, however, auto-intoxication from a variety of sources can prevent the organs, glands and cells from working effectively. Therapies are implemented that eliminate these toxic residues and regulate the body’s systems. The goal is to target disease by addressing the underlying imbalances that have created current symptoms. We must stimulate the vital force so that the body is able to push out toxic material and restore homeostatic balance";
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Abercrombie, J. (ND NCNM), Martin, H.A. (ND Bastyr 2009) state:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"these principles are found throughout medicine. Here is their naturopathic interpretation to guide the profession [...] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: the human body possesses an inherent ability to restore health. The doctor’s role is to facilitate this process [...] what makes naturopathic doctors naturopathic? [...] a belief in the vital force and innate healing ability of the body; the ideology of removing the barriers that are blocking the ability to heal while supporting elimination processes and the vital force";
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Abdullah, K.T. (ND Bastyr 1994), Byrne, M. (ND Bastyr), Deichert, D.A. (ND Bastyr), Doerfler, T. (ND Bastyr 1992), Donovan, P. (ND Bastyr 1985), Fahoum, M. (ND Bastyr 2004), Gallegos, S. (ND ?), Gray, M. (ND Bastyr 2006), Hobson, A.E. (ND Bastyr), Kass, E. (ND Bastyr), Kimball, S. (ND Bastyr), McDaniel, T. (ND Bastyr 2002), Miller, E. (ND Bastyr 2005), Milliman, W.B. (ND Bastyr 1992), Oyama, R. (ND ?), Saieh-Yidi, S. (ND Bastyr), Short, K. (ND Bastyr) state:
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[for bio.s, click here:
http://www.seattlehealingarts.com/pracs/prac_abdullah.htm,
http://www.seattlehealingarts.com/pracs/prac_byrne.htm,
http://www.seattlehealingarts.com/pracs/prac_deichert.htm,
http://www.seattlehealingarts.com/pracs/prac_doerfler.htm,
https://theuhc.com/doctors-practitioners/dr-patrick-donovan/,
https://theuhc.com/doctors-practitioners/dr-mona-fahoum/,
no bio.,
http://www.oneskyfamilymedicine.com/providers/molly-gray-nd-lm/,
http://www.seattlehealingarts.com/pracs/prac_hobson.htm,
http://www.oneskyfamilymedicine.com/providers/elias-kass-nd-lm-cpm/,
https://theuhc.com/doctors-practitioners/dr-sabrina-kimball/,
http://www.seattlehealingarts.com/pracs/prac_mcdaniel.htm,
http://www.seattlehealingarts.com/pracs/prac_miller.htm,
http://www.seattlehealingarts.com/pracs/prac_milliman.htm,
no bio.,
http://www.drsilvana.com/about,
http://www.seattlehealingarts.com/pracs/prac_short.htm]
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[in "More About Our Therapies" (2017)]
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"naturopathic medicine [...] naturopathic physicians seek to restore and maintain optimum health in their patients by emphasizing the body's inherent self-healing process";
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.seattlehealingarts.com/therapies_more.htm)
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Abrin, T.A. (ND NCNM) states:
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[for a bio., click here, http://www.drthauna.com/07/sg.php?bio]
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[in "Naturopathic Treatments" (2013)]
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"Bowen technique is a soft-tissue modality developed in the 1940’s by Tom Bowen of Australia [...] these gentle, yet powerful movements send a neurological impulse to the joints and muscles, increasing circulation and encouraging detoxification. Many of the points are located along acupuncture meridians which are known to stimulate and balance the body’s qi or energy";
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[in "Newsletter" (2013)]
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"astragalus root [...] is a potent qi (energy) tonic that has both antibiotic and immune stimulating properties";
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[in "Frequently Asked Questions" (2003)]
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“how does naturopathic medicine differ from conventional medicine? The profession of naturopathic medicine is unique because it’s[punct.] philosophy. We differ from conventional medical doctors in that our practice us guided by the following principles: [the first] use the healing power of nature. The body has the ability to maintain and restore health. Healing occurs as a result of the revival of our 'vital force' - qi, prana, spirit”;
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Abshier, M.D. (ND Bastyr), Abshier, T.L. (ND NCNM) state:
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[for a bio., click here, ]
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[in "The Principles of Naturopathic Medicine" (2010)]
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"the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae). The healing power of nature is the God given power of living systems to recognize, maintain, and restore the divinely established perfect pattern of health. Naturopathic medicine seeks to activate and release this healing process in all levels of the body, soul, and spirit. It is the naturopathic physician's role to support, facilitate and augment the body's naturally embedded ability to heal itself by using substances found in nature; by supporting the function of damaged tissues and organs with various human crutches such as drugs and prostheses while the body does the actual regeneration and repair; and, by encouraging the patient to engage in proper behavior and deeply embrace a true transcendent faith. It is the naturopathic physician's duty to identify the disease and help the patient remove the obstacles to health and recovery while supporting him or her in creating a healthy internal and external environment [...] avoid suppression: whenever possible the suppression of symptoms is avoided, as suppression generally interferes with the healing process. Old symptoms may resurface as a 'healing crisis' for a short time as the vital force eliminates the disease causing agents. Optimum regeneration occurs when the body’s self-healing processes are supported without suppressing the symptoms which may arise in the process of repair" [an odd mixture of animatistic-New-Age-pantheism and fundamentalistic Christian language, in my view; but, 'naturopathy blends'!];
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Achuff, J. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine. What?" (2017)]
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"the idea that nature’s inherent wisdom can heal us is not new to this century or even the last century. It was Hippocrates who first spoke of 'the healing power of nature'.  Naturopathic medicine works with this force, the vis medicatrix naturae, or healing power of nature. The human body seeks to maintain a dynamic equilibrium. It seeks balance. It possesses built in feedback mechanisms to monitor and control this equilibrium. We can call some of this balancing act 'adaptive physiology'";
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[in "ND vs Functional MD" (2017)]
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"'what separates NDs from wholistic MDs, fuctional MDs, integrative practitioners of any sort, is acknowledgement and belief in the vis medicatrix naturae (the healing power of nature, or, the wisdom of the body to heal itself.)' In other words, in naturopathic medicine we learn to really trust that the body wants to heal and it knows how to heal, we just have to remove the obstacle to cure";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2017)]
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"the aim of naturopathic care is to remove the obstacles to health so that the body may heal itself [...] principles of naturopathic medicine [...#3] support the healing power of the body";
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[in "Mayan Abdominal Therapy" (2017)]
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"it facilitates the restoration of normal hemodynamics (blood flow) and lymphatic circulation, as well as stimulating the flow of qi [...] ATMAT works by increasing circulation and balancing blood, qi, nerve, and hormonal flow to the lower and upper abdomen";
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Achuff, J. (ND NCNM), Fontenot, L. (ND NCNM), Woodruff, M. (ND NCNM) state:
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"according to classical Chinese medicine, there is an abundant flow of 'life energy' (qi) throughout the human body. This vital energy originates from the organs and flows through channels called meridians. When the energy flow is smooth and in balance, a person is healthy. When a pathway becomes blocked or there is a shortage of energy in the meridian, illness or pain results. A practitioner of Chinese medicine addresses disharmony or imbalance within the meridians. Acupuncture alleviates and removes obstructions in the channels and supplements a decreased energy flow, resulting in the restoration of the body to its natural state of balance";
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Ackerly, S. (ND NCNM?), Cluney, P. (ND Bastyr), Werner, C. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "What is Naturopathy?" (2016)]
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"naturopathic medicine also works well with conventional medicine to support the body’s natural healing abilities";
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[in "Why Choose Naturopathy?" (2016)]
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"naturopathic medicine also works well in combination with conventional medicine as a support to the body’s natural healing abilities";
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Ackerly, S.T. (ND NCNM?), Skavdahl, J. (ND Bastyr) state:
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[in "What is Naturopathy?" (2010)]
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"naturopathic medicine also works very well in combination with conventional medicine as a support to the body’s natural healing properties";
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Acree, D. (ND SCNM) states:
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[in "Donna Acree, N.D. - Ext. 305" (2012)]
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"the vital force, your living organic energy: naturopathic medicine is based on the philosophy of vitalism, the belief that all living beings possess an intelligent, living energy which provides an innate ability to heal. Naturopathic medicine refers to this energy as the vital force. Chinese medicine call it the qi [...] the vital force represents a natural wisdom of the body which constantly works to restore health to the human system -- in essence a living, intelligent, feedback control system. Naturopathic medicine is designed to work with this inherent healing ability in a holistic manner to restore balance and harmony to the whole person";
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Adatya, T. (ND NCNM) states:
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[for a bio., click here, http://www.dradatya.com/dr-adatya/]
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2017)]
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"naturopathic physicians [...] integrate scientific research with the body’s innate ability to heal [...] the goal of a naturopathic physician is to employ therapies that support and promote the body’s natural healing process [...] principles of naturopathic medicine [...] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): restore and support the powerful and inherent healing ability of your body, mind and spirit";
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[in “What is Homeopathy?" (2010)]
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“what is the ‘vital force?’ In the era prior to modern science, various concepts of vital force were widely accepted. This is an invisible, immaterial, yet dynamic force which animates the physical body. This vital principle maintains all the parts of the material body, both sensation and function, in a harmonious and coordinated manner […] without this vital force, the material body is incapable of any sensation or function; in other words, it is dead. Ideas similar to vital force are still in use today. In oriental medicine and martial arts this force is referred to as chi, meaning life-force. In yoga and ayurveda it is called prana, meaning vital energy. What does ‘vital force’ have to do with homeopathy? In his book, Organon of Medicine, Hahnemann proposed that the essence of illness is a disorder in the vital force. Because of this disorder, people are susceptible to various diseases an[d] afflictions. When the integrity of the vital force is restored, the whole organism recovers health, and the disease is cured. Hahnemann felt that the effects of a single disorder in the vital force results in many signs and symptoms throughout the patient […] viewing the totality of the patient’s signs and symptoms, a picture of the disturbance on the vital force can emerge, even though the vital force itself cannot be directly examined. Hahnemann also felt that homeopathic remedies are sufficiently subtle to directly correct morbid derangements in the vital force […] why don’t conventional doctors consider the ‘vital force?’ Modern science currently teaches that vital force is an outdated and discredited theory. It is now generally accepted that all of these life functions are the result of biochemical processes. These processes utilize the same basic elements and chemical properties inside living things as occur outside of living things. Therefore, it is felt that there is no need for any force which is unique to life. Homeopathic practitioners are conversant with the tenets of modern science [!]. They have studied biochemistry and other sciences which explain the chemical basis of life processes [!]. Yet they still use the term vital force in describing both the patient and the effects of medicines on the patient. In doing so, homeopathic doctors do not reject the well established concepts of science […] vital force […] has little relevance in scientific studies which investigate only the parts of an organism. Homeopathy is the therapeutic science [!] of the whole person. It needs concepts and terms which allow the perception and evaluation of the person in a unified way. Vital force remains the most appropriate and useful term for this purpose. Do you have to ‘believe’ in this concept for homeopathic remedies to work? It is not necessary that one must be a believer in vital force or a convert to vitalism to practice homeopathy [bullshit] or to benefit from its application as a patient. Vital force continues to be a useful model for perceiving disease influences and medicinal effects on the whole person”;
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Adrian, L. (ND BINM), Dawson, C. (ND BINM), Ghazali, J. (ND Bastyr), McGee, K. (ND BINM), Parmar, G. (ND ?), Parmar, K. (ND ?), Sjovold, S. (ND CCNM), Willis, M. (ND BINM) state:
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[in "About Naturopathic Medicine" (2012)]
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"naturopathic medicine is dedicated to the study and celebration of nature's healing powers [...] the following is an outline of the principles upheld by naturopathic doctors. These six principles form the foundation of the naturopathic approach to health and healing: [#1] the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae): our bodies have the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. Naturopathic doctors choose treatments which work to restore and support the powerful and innate capacity 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 process [...] naturopathic doctors acknowledge, respect, and work with the individual’s self-healing process";
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Aesoph, L.M. (ND Bastyr 1987) states:
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[for a bio., click here, (looked, can't find except for on book covers)]
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[listed as the President of the South Dakota AANP Chapter 2010-07-18,
co-author of the AANP Homeopathy Position Paper of 1993,
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[in “Maternity Medicine" (2010)]
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"the 1200 remedies found in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States contain minute amounts of plants, minerals or animal substances used to cure a variety of ailments by promoting inner healing, or what America's estimated 3000 homeopathic practitioners call the vital force";
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http://www.healthy.net/scr/article.aspx?Id=372)[vsc 2010-07-18, 2011-01-02]
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[in “Drug-Free Help for Allergies" (2010)]
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“while conventional medicine uses antihistamines, decongestants and allergy shots to treat allergies, more people are turning to homeopathic medicine. Instead of smoothing out physical complaints with drugs, this system uses minute amounts of plants, minerals or animal substances to cure a variety of ailments by promoting inner healing -- what homeopaths call the vital force”;
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Ahenakew, D. (ND CCNM 2001), Fleury, J. (ND Bastyr 1998), Marcoux, M. (ND BINM), Pihowich, K. (ND BINM 2015), Whelan, N. (ND BINM) state:
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[in "Programs and Services" (2017)]
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"acupuncture therapy involves treatment methods including diet, herbs, and acupuncture needles.  The practice of acupuncture promotes the circulation of energy throughout the acupuncture channel system. The chi, or vital energy of the body’s organs and systems are all connected in meridians or channels that lie just under the skin. A naturopathic doctor will use Eastern herbs and acupuncture to assist the body in regulating the chi and achieving balance [...] homeopathy works to promote the body’s innate healing ability (or vital force)";
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[in "Dr. Michelle Marcoux ND" (2017)]
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"the philosophy of naturopathic medicine is based on six vital concepts: 1.) the healing power of nature";
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[in "FAQs" (2017)]
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"naturopathic medicine is a complete approach to improving your health and treating illness. It uses a combination of natural medicines and hands on techniques to support and stimulate the body’s ability to heal";
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Ahlan, J. (ND CCNM), Arrata, E. (ND ?), Chakravorty, A.P. (MD ?), Hoffman, T. (ND SCNM), Janssens, S. (ND SCNM), Wilkinson, S. (MD UC) state:
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[for bio., click here, respectively:
(NDs Ahlan, Arrata, Hoffman only) http://web.archive.org/web/20070606065107/http://www.imicalgary.com/team.html]
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[in "Why IMI" (2008)]
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"the integrative team at IMI […believe, as stated at the description of the practice] physical illness arises from physical imbalances within the body which arise from imbalances at an energetic level, which arise from imbalances at ever higher energetic levels, as we shall see. These imbalances prevent our 'life force' or 'organizing tendency' from flowing optimally and freely";
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Ahlan, J. (ND CCNM), Arrata, E. (ND Bastyr), Exner, J. (ND CCNM), Hoffman, T. (ND SCNM), Owens, R. (ND CCNM), Schlee, C. (ND CCNM) state:
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[for bio.s, click here, http://www.paradigmhealth.ca/group]
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[in "Acupuncture" (2012)]
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"treatments used within TCM [...include] acupuncture: the insertion of needles in acupuncture points to aid the flow of qi and thereby balance energy and create health [...] NAET is based on traditional Chinese medical theory of qi flow; when an allergic symptom occurs it is always preceded by a blockage or slowing of qi (energy) in the acupuncture meridian channels. Each meridian corresponds to a particular organ system and where the imbalance occurs will dictate where the symptoms manifest ie. An impairment of the flow of qi in the lungs could manifest as asthma, in the intestines as IBS etc. [...] MORA is a non-invasive assessment and treatment device which uses a person's own qi (energy or electromagnetic oscillations) [...] any type of disturbance whether it be trauma/infection/allergy/emotion etc. affects our qi and can potentially alter our health. Dr. Morell hypothesized that if we manipulate/modify the qi (ultra-fine oscillations) by mirroring back to the body any interfering oscillations they will cancel out and cease to cause disharmony in the body";
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Ahles, S.W. (NMD SCNM), Kotlarz, C.R. (NMD SCNM) state:
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[in "Naturopathic, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine" (2010)]
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"the principles of naturopathic medicine. The foundation of naturopathic medicine is based on six principles formulated from the observation of health and disease. Following are the six principles that distinguish naturopathic medicine from other medical philosophies. The healing power of nature […] the body has the natural ability to maintain and restore health. This natural healing process occurs in response to the body’s life force […] the physician’s role is to facilitate this process by identifying and removing any obstacles to recovery. The naturopath works to support the inherent healing system by creating a healthy internal and external environment […] first do no harm […] the naturopath is trained to utilize noninvasive therapeutics, which help to support the immune system and the healing power of nature";
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Aieta, F.L. (ND UBCNM) states:
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[for a bio., click here, http://www.draieta.com/doctorsbio.html]
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[in Dr. Frank L. Aieta" (2010)]
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"oriental medicine and acupuncture are part of an ancient system of techniques used to enhance the flow of vital energy (chi). Acupuncture involves the stimulation of certain specific points on the body along chi pathways called ‘meridians.’ Acupuncture points can be stimulated by inserting and withdrawing needles, applying heat, massage, a laser beam, electricity, or a combination of these methods";
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[in "What Is Acupuncture?" (2010)]
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"early Chinese physicians discovered there is an energy network traversing just below the surface of the skin which communicates from the exterior to the internal organs and structures over 1,000 'acupoints' on the body. This energy works in harmony with the body’s circulatory, nervous, muscular, digestive, genitourinary and all other systems of the body. When this vital energy becomes blocked or weakened, an effect in a body system or anatomic location becomes evident. Stimulation of one or a combination of key 'acupoints' on the body may restore harmony to the affected area [...] the human body’s energy flow courses over twelve meridians or channels that are normally well balanced. If a disruption of energy flow exists, it can alter the entire system, producing pain or symptoms in the body [...] this is acupuncture’s goal -- to restore normalcy to the body’s energy balance";
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(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.draieta.com/acupuncture.html)
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Aidun, S. (NMD SCNM) states:
[in "Acupuncture" (2012)]
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"central to the discipline of acupuncture is the concept of chi [...] 'qi' or 'ki'[...] chi is that life force or spiritual energy which is part of every living thing that exists. Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture are parts of an ancient system of techniques used to facilitate the flow of chi as a means of enhancing vitality and/or addressing health issues [...] in order to aid the flow of the body's vital energy (chi) [...] in Chinese medicine disease happens if the flow of chi is disturbed or blocked. By inserting thin acupuncture needles into specific acupuncture points, blockage of energy can be released to resume the flow of the vital force to the target organ ensuring its optimal function";
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[in "Cosmetic Acupuncture (Facial Rejuvenation)" (2012)]
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"Oriental medicine and involves the insertion of thin needles into particular areas of the face, ears, neck, hands, trunk, and legs along channels (meridians) of energy (qi, pronounced chee)";
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