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1

How would you test if naturopathy works?

Each modality needs testing on its own.

2

When did naturopathy first go into decline?

1930s.

3

What types of nutrition advice is given by naturopaths?

Eat a vegetarian and whole food diet. Fasting and detox sometimes necessary. Abstain from alcohol and sugars. Take vitamin and mineral supplements.

4

What is illness caused by according to naturopathy?

Body structural imbalances. Accumulation of toxins. Unhealthy lifestyle (not getting the right nutrition).

5

Is naturopathy taught at any conventional medical schools?

No.

6

Examples of clinical and lab diagnostic techniques used by naturopaths.

Hair and live blood analyses.

7

Most common types of treatments used in naturopathy

Nutrition. Botanical medicines.

8

What types of naturopathic treatment show no convincing evidence of effect?

Homeopathy and iridology show no convincing evidence of effect.

9

Does the use of herbal medicine and homeopathy fall under the same paradigm?

No.

10

What are some "difficult issues" that naturopathy claims it can treat?

Chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, recurrent infections, colds and flus.

11

Where in Canada are naturopaths licensed?

In BC, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Novascotia.

12

What are self-perceived strengths of naturopathy?

More time spent with patients, a holistic approach, and a claimed ability to treat "difficult issues".

13

Are natural treatments necessarily safer or more effective than synthesized ones?

No. Some of thee most toxic substances are natural.

14

When did naturopathy spread to North America.

About 100 years ago.

15

Are naturopathic consultations covered by insurance?

Yes, by some insurance carriers.

16

Naturopathy arose out of what movement?

The European "nature cure" movement in the late 1800s.

17

Naturopathy emphasizes the healing power of ___.

Nature.

18

4 self-described features of naturopathy.

1. Emphasis on prevention and self-care.
2. Treatments promote healing powers of body, mind, and spirit.
3. Search for underlying cause of illness.
4. Individualized treatment.

19

Where in America is naturopathy illegal?

South Carolina and Tennessee.

20

What types of naturopathic treatments are fraudulent?

Live blood analysis, chelation, hair analysis are considered frauds.

21

Naturopathy includes aspects of ___ and ___.

Conventional medicine and almost all other CAMs.

22

When did naturopathy first regain popularity after its decline?

1970s.

23

Types of treatments some naturopaths may use.

Homeopathy. TCM and acupuncture. Body manipulations and physiotherapy. Hydrotherapy. Minor surgery. Psychotherapy and counselling. Chelation therapy. Colonic enemas. Colour therapy. Iridology. Nature cure. Ozone therapy. Vital energy field therapies.

24

Paradigm of naturopathy.

Body works the same way that OM says it does. Nature is good. Cause of illness is the buildup of toxins and an unhealthy lifestyle. Treatments work by preventing imbalance and promoting bodies natural healing.

25

What did the European "nature cure" movement advocate?

Exercise. Natural diet. Avoidance of tobacco, tea, coffee, alcohol, overwork and medical drugs.

26

Where would you go to get training in naturopathy?

A 4-year naturopathic college.

27

Main difference between naturopathy and OM?

The types of treatments used.

28

Where can naturopaths prescribe drugs and perform minor surgeries?

In British Columbia.

29

What types of treatments are not favoured by naturopaths?

Major surgery, synthetic drugs, and radiation. Some practitioners may even recommend against vaccinations and antibiotics.