Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Mead, A.M. [formerly Epega] (ND Bastyr 2008) states:
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[in "Assessments" (2013)]
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"homeopathic medicine:this powerful system of medicine is more than 200 years old and is widely accepted in many countries [...] when carefully matched to the patient they are able to affect the body's 'vital force' and to stimulate the body's innate healing forces on both the physical and emotional levels";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2013)]
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"what are the principles of naturopathic medicine? There are seven fundamental principles that guide the practice of naturopathic medicine. These principles distinguish the naturopathic approach from the conventional or allopathic approach to patient care: [#1] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self healing process in the body which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic physicians act to identify and remove obstacles to recovery and to facilitate and augment this healing ability [...] respect the individual’s healing process";
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Meager, T.S. (ND Bastyr), Meager-Benson, A. (ND Bastyr) state:
[in “Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine” (2005)]
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“naturopathic physicians focus on supporting the bodies[sp.] innate vital force”;
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Means, J. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "Acupuncture" (2013)]
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"acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine that originated thousands of years ago in China. It is based on the theory that the body is made up of channels of energy that run through meridians, nourishing the organs, and tissues and merging and diverging with each other. If the energy is flowing freely without blockages, then the person is healthy and vital. If the energy is blocked or depleted, then the person is in pain, or is weakened. By inserting small, sterile needles into specific, well chosen points on the meridians, energy can be encouraged to flow more freely through the body, to properly nourish the organs, and to alleviate pain";
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Means, J. (ND NCNM), Raffety, S. (ND NCNM), Schwartz, R. (ND NCNM) state:
[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2006)]
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"belief in the innate healing power of nature [...] we believe that the body has an innate wisdom, and symptoms are a reflection of the vital force's attempt to adapt to stress";
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Meghji, R.K. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine" (2007)]
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"the practice of naturopathic medicine emerges from six underlying principles of healing [...] it is these principles that distinguish the profession from other medical approaches [...1] the healing power of nature. Vis medicatrix naturae. The body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this process [...] first do no harm. Primum no nocere. Illness is a purposeful process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complimentary to and synergistic with this healing process";
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Meisel, S.E. (ND Bastyr 2012), Richard, D. (ND Bastyr) state:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine / Naturopathy - Claremont, CA" (2012)]
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"naturopathic doctors are distinct from acupuncturists, chiropractors, osteopaths, and medical doctors. They are uniquely trained to provide a comprehensive and integrated approach to assist your body's innate healing processes [...] naturopathic principles: [#1] the healing power of nature: the body's natural wisdom, its vital force, constantly works to restore health and balance to the human system [...#2] first, do no harm: naturopathic medicine seeks to avoid harm to patients by working with the vital force rather than against it";
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Meissner, J. (ND NCNM 1983) states:
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[in "Practitioners"]
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"Julek uses homeopathic medicine to harness your life force, thus helping you to heal yourself. Homeopathic medicine is a holistic method of health care that emphasizes our body's ability to heal itself. Successful treatment rests on an accurate interpretation of the value of symptoms. Symptoms reflect our life force in action, an imbalance within that our life force reacts to. Insight into what is unique (strange, rare, peculiar) about how our life force reacts guides us to choose something in nature that has an affinity to our coping style [...] symptoms are formed by your life force in reaction to your life experiences [...] in the homeopathic approach, there is no separation between physical and emotional/mental symptoms, which are all interpreted as expressions of our life force in action. Symptoms are the unique language our life force uses to guide us to what it needs in order to re-establish balance";
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[in "Biography"]
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"recognizing our inherent healing mechanism as sophisticated and ingenious, Dr Meissner approaches pain and suffering as a language of the life force";
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[in "The Healer Within: Understanding Homeopathy"]
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"our life force is the most powerful medicinal tool available to us. Known as 'chi' in Chinese medicine, 'prana' in ayurvedic medicine, or 'vital force' in homeopathic medicine, the animating force which created us manifests as what is commonly called 'symptoms', our body's vital language indicating an imbalance [...] holistic therapies encourage insight into our true nature and result in mindfulness as we consciously partner with our life force to help us heal ourselves [...per] their nature, their life force, and therefore their inner healer, the medicinal force behind all true healing [...] symptoms [are] an expression of the life force [...] homeopathy works by harnessing life force. The same force which produces symptoms [...] a vital language of our life force [...] that force is what makes the homeopathic approach so powerful [...] all expressions of that person's life force [...] a reflection of their life force manifesting [...] to heal requires tapping into our life force";
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[in "The Healer Within"]
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"these are all expressions of that person's life force, speaking a language most of us are not used to honoring or interpreting as an integrated whole [...] this avoidance of what she is sensitive to depleted her life force, an imbalance which eventually manifested in the form of severe menstrual cramps [...] holistic therapies encourage insight into our true nature and result in mindfulness as we consciously partner with our life force to help us on our healing journey [...] viewed as an intelligent force communicating to us, symptoms [etc....] vital force medicine: holistic healing recognizes our nature as a mysterious force, both the source of and the solution to our health problems. Homeopathic medicine works by tapping into that source. As energy medicine [...] homeopathy is life force medicine, recognizing our life force as the most powerful medicinal tool available to us. Known as 'chi' in Chinese Medicine, 'prana' in ayurvedic medicine, and 'vital force' in homeopathic medicine, we are harnessing our life force when we apply any of these holistic methods of natural health care to help a person heal";
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[in "The Homeopathic Approach to Addictions"]
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"by stimulating your life force, homeopathy activates your inner healer, that mysterious but most powerful force for well-being we all have at our disposal";
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[in "Flu Season: The Homeopathic Approach"]
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"our life force energy is what holistic methods of health care such as homeopathic medicine and Chinese medicine attempt to harness. These time-honored energy enhancing therapeutic methods work by stimulating our vitality";
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[in "Homeopathy Rocks! With Julek Meissner, N.D. [...]"]
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"our body has a natural innate ability to heal itself and I specialize in harnessing that ability [...] their unique nature.  An energy that creates those symptoms [...] it's even smaller than microscopic [...] is health and disease a biochemical issue or an energetic issue?  So we're talking about energy and we're talking about a therapeutic approach that uses energy not biochemistry [...] what is energy?  What is it that animates us?  What is it that helps us be alive.  What is life?   What is life force? [...] chi [...] energy [...] an energetic approach [...] an energetic issue [...] a mysterious force that creates symptoms and that heals [...] if we understand what's unique about the individual and their life force, we can find a way to access that natural defense mechanism";
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[in "Homeopathy: What Is It?"]
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"the energy in our body communicates through symptoms in order to alert us of an imbalance. Symptoms are the language our life force uses guiding us to what is needed to restore balance";
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[in "Stress Management and Homeopathy"]
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"the homeopathic approach uses our life force (known as chi in Chinese medicine) to stimulate the healing process. It is an energetic rather than a biochemic approach to medicinal intervention. As such, it is gentle yet powerful, activating our body's self-healing ability";
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[in "Pissed Off - The Psychology of the Bladder"]
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"nurturing our life force: our being is a sophisticated, integrated and dynamic psychosomatic energy [...] in the holistic tradition of Chinese medicine, this mysterious power that runs us is called qi, while in ayurvedic medicine they call it prana. In the homeopathic tradition, we call it vital force. As a holistic practitioner, I am trained to interpret the meaning of the message when this life force manifests itself as dis-ease";
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[hosts  "Addictions and Homeopathy by Frans Kusse"]
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"the combination of being aware of the underlying problem (consciousness) and stimulus to the vital force (homeopathic remedy) enforce each other and can really give permanent cure";
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[in "Introduction to Homeopathy with Julek Meissner March 9th, From 4:00 - 6:00 pm"]
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"unlike modern medicine, homeopathic medicine relies on the flow of energy (vital force, prana in yoga) rather than biochemistry. Paradoxically, your vital force not only creates your symptoms but it also has the ability to heal those same symptoms. Symptoms are a language of our vital force.  By knowing how to interpret what your vital force is asking for through your symptoms [...] learn about the vital force and/or prana-enhancing benefits of homeopathic medicine. Join Julek Meissner, N.D. for this inspiring 2 hour introductory class. Cost: $30 per person";
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Melendrez, M. (ND Bastyr 1986) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"the human body possesses enormous power to heal itself through mechanisms of homeostasis -- restoring balance in structure and function, and adapting to environmental changes. This vital force, the 'vis medicatrix naturae', is the foundation of naturopathic philosophy and practice";
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Meletis, C.D. (ND NCNM 1992) states:
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[former NCNM dean of naturopathic medicine; 2003 'naturopathic physician of the year']
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine: The Basics" (2005-]
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"Oregon CAM course at OHSU [...] naturopathic medicine - the basics [...] 10 vocabulary words used in naturopathic medicine as defined by Chris D. Meletis, N.D.: vital force: the inherent ability of the body to heal and regain life sustaining homeostasis. An individual's ability to heal is dependent upon the quantity of vital force present at the time of onset and during the course of an illness. The greater the vital force the more able the body is to heal with minimal external intervention [...] vis medicatrix naturae - simply defined as the healing power of nature. It speaks to the belief that the body has been instilled with the innate ability to heal. It is thus the goal of the physician to support and bolster the vital force, and ideally doing so first and foremost with nature cure techniques and then progressively more aggressive interventions [...] germs are not the true cause of illness; rather it is a matter of susceptibility. Thus if a host subject is well nourished and possesses sufficient vital force, they can be exposed to a pathogen and shall not get ill. Hence, suggesting that indeed germs do not cause illness rather weaknesses within the host is the cause of disease";
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Mercer, C. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine Therapies"]
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"traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a complete medical system that has diagnosed, treated and prevented illness for thousands of years and incorporates acupuncture, acupressure, diet, massage, and Asian herbs and foods. According to TCM, when your energy flow, or qi (pronounced chi) is out of balance, your body cannot adapt to stress, making you more likely to develop chronic illness and pain. TCM seeks to relieve these imbalances by adjusting the circulation of qi and balancing the forces of yin and yang energy. A harmonious flow of qi, achieved by balancing cold and heat, internal and external, yin and yang, will help sustain long-term physical, mental and emotional health [...] physical medicine: hydrotherapy is one of the oldest forms of medical treatment. It involves the use of water for soothing pains and treating diseases. Constitutional hydrotherapy, a method of stimulating the body’s vital force, is often prescribed";
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Mercer, K. (ND CCNM), O'Brien, T. (ND CCNM) state:
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[in "About Us"]
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"Dr. Mercer felt naturopathic medicine encompassed principles of health care [...including] stimulate the body's own vital force to do the healing, healing power of nature";
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[in "Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine"]
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"acupuncture helps to stimulate these meridians by increasing the qi";
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Mercer, N.J. (ND Bastyr 1987) states:
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[in "Alternative Medicine: Homeopathy and Children" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2007-08-01)]
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"how does it work? Homeopathy turns on the 'self heal' switch. Chinese medicine calls it the 'chi.' Naturopathic medicine calls it the 'vis.' Homeopathy calls it the 'vital force.' They all describe the energy inhabiting the human body that when stimulated moves the human system toward greater health";
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[in "Health Conditions and Concerns. Mental Health. Homeopathy Highlight: Treat Your Anxiety -- and More"]
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"what makes this possible? Mercer explains that the [homeopathic] remedy stimulates a person’s vital force";
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Metz, N. (ND SCNM) states:
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[in "What is Naturopathic Medicine?"]
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"the practice of naturopathic medicine is informed by the following principles [...] vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature: our bodies have a powerful, innate instinct for self-healing. This instinct is referred to as the 'vis' in naturopathic medicine and is akin to the concepts of qi, chi, prana, life force, etc. By finding and removing the obstacles to this self-healing power, such as poor diet or unhealthy habits, Naturopathic Doctors can nurture the self-healing process with nature-based remedies such as food, herbs, vitamins, sunshine and more";
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Mihoc, C.D. (ND Bastyr 2000) states:
[in "Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"naturopathic medicine emphasizes 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 […] homeopathic medicine. This system of medicine evolved more than 200 years ago in Germany. It uses highly dilute concentrations of naturally occurring plants, animals and minerals, called remedies, to gently stimulate the body’s vital force and strengthen its innate ability to heal";
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Mikel, L.T. (ND Bastyr 2002) states:
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[in "Staying in Touch"(2009-05)]
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"the goal is to learn to have freedom with food; to be in touch with how you feel when you eat certain foods, to learn which foods stimulate your metabolism and energy and to appreciate the vital force within us and healing power of nature!";
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"spirituality and medicine: the belief and trust in the healing power of nature implies a belief in some higher power or force  [...] this power is found in religion for many people but it is also found in nature, in relationships of love, and in our passions and dreams";
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Miller, T. (ND NCNM) states:
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[in "FAQS" (2015)]
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"what is naturopathic medicine? Naturopathic medicine [...] emphasizes [...] the self-healing process [...] what are the 6 tenets of naturopathic medicine? [...#2] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine 101: A Natural Path to Health and Healing" (2015)]
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"naturopathic doctors help restore the body’s innate ability to heal itself [...] there are six tenets of naturopathic medicine [...#2] vis medicatrix naturae (the healing power of nature) [...] these tenets are the guiding principles by which naturopathic doctors work and choose their interventions";
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Miller-Lane, K. (ND Bastyr) states:
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[in "The Five Elements in Chinese Medicine - Wood"]
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"in Chinese medicine there are five elements. They can be seen as aspects of qi (vital force) [...] spring is when qi in the wood element flourishes [...] when the wood qi is weak, people can be indecisive, without strong direction in life, and stuck [...] when the liver qi is congested or stagnant, people can be arrogant, over controlling, and have angry dispositions";
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[in "Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture"]
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"our foundation and guidance as naturopathic physicians are based on the following principles [...#3] the healing power of nature";
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Misaghi, N. (ND CCNM) states:
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[in "Principles of Naturopathic Medicine"]
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"naturopathic doctors are guided by six basic principles [...including] the process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself [...] the healing power of nature, vis medicatrix naturae: the body has an inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health.  The healing process is ordered and intelligent;  nature heals through the response of the life force.  The physician’s role is to facilitate this process";
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