Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Vitalism of Naturopathy:

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Taylor, J. (? ?) states:
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[in "Going from W2 to 1099" (2009)]
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"naturopathic medical doctor (NMD): naturopathy is a traditional medical art that works with the vital force of the body, using nature's laws and forces to achieve health [...] health and wellness are achieved through the support of the inherent healing ability of all life, combined with common sense and natural law [p.105]";
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(ISBN 0972704744)
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Teeguarden, I.M. (? ?) {ed.} states:
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[in "A Complete Guide to Acupressure: Jin Shin Do" (2002)]
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"what is qi? […] in acupressure and acupuncture, the balance of ‘qi’ is of primary importance […] it is often translated as ‘vital energy,’ bio-electric energy, ‘life-force,’ or ‘animating principle.’ East Indians call it ‘prana’; Tibetans call it ‘rlun’; Wilhelm Reich called it ‘orgone energy.’ My mother called it ‘energy’ [p.015…] throughout 5,000 years of observation of the tao and qi, the Chinese came to understand […] the major pathways through which the qi, or life-force, moves in the body [p.021…] Reich’s discovery of the orgone energy, or cosmic life energy […] the ‘orgone energy’ or ‘life-force’ […] ‘orgone energy’ as ‘life energy’ or ‘formative energy’ [which] parallels the Chinese descriptions of ‘qi’ [p.037…] Reich hypothesized that there is a ‘specific life-force’ which is not the same as heat, electricity, magnetism, or kinetic energy, but instead belongs only to life processes […] he used various names for this energy: vegetative energy, biological energy, bio-electricity and – most famously – orgone energy. As we have seen, the Chinese call this life-forceqi’ [p.039…] jing, or vital essence, which creates qi […] qi, or life-force which creates shen […] shen, or spirit [p.106]";
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(ISBN 4817090073)
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Teeters, K.S. (? ?) states:
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[in "It's Time to Wake Up: Reiki & Other Essential Tools for Spiritual Awakening" (2003)]
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"ki, universal life force energy [p.011...] keep in mind the 'ki' is...universal life force energy. There is non higher [p.013...diagram] prana, chi, ki. Call it what you want...it's all the same. Many cultures have an awareness of universal life force energy. In China it is called 'chi,' as in 'tai-chi.' In India it is known as 'kundalini,' the energy that moves through the chakra system . Russian researchers call it 'bioplasmic energy.' In the Star Wars Trilogy it was called 'the force.' It is also known as 'animal magnetism' and 'ectoplasm' [p.014...] ki (life force energy) [...] chi, or ki [p.015...] 'prana' is the East Indian word for ki [p.024...] seventh chakra [...] the 'port of entry' for ki, or our life force energy [p.044...] 'ki,' meaning 'life force energy' [p.051]";
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(ISBN 193204793X)
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Temes, R. (? ?) states:
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[in"The Tapping Cure: A Revolutionary System for Rapid Relief from Phobias, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and More" (2006)]
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"what are meridians? […] meridians are particular places on the skin that represent channels inside the body. A person’s life force, called qi or chi […] is said to flow thin those channels […] in India the that life force is called prana […] the life force keeps people balanced and healthy [p.010]";
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(ISBN 1569243247)
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Thomas, B. (? ?) states:
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[in “Immortal Combat: Portrait of a True Warrior” (2007)]
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“'ki' meaning life force [p.034...] chi (life force) [p.054...] spirit is the life force itself. It's a peculiar fact that our modern Western culture is one of the few in the entire history of the world that has no word like 'ki' or 'chi' to represent the life force. In Greek, it is pneuma; in Sanskrit, prana; in Polynesian, mana. The closest we have come to it in the West is Wilhelm Reich's concept of 'orgone' energy. In different cultures the word for chi or ki usually carries the double meaning of both breath and spirit [...] spirit / breath [...] is what integrates the material and energetic worlds, the seen and the unseen [p.097]”;
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(ISBN 1583941738)
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Tice, P. (? ?) & Book Tree states:
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[in "Vril Or Vital Magnetism" (1999)]
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"vril is another name for the life energy of the body, known in other cultures worldwide as mana, chi, or vital force […] it is the life force within our bodies [intro….] in the arcane teaching, the term ‘vril’ indicates the universal principle of vital-energy, life-force, or vital magnetism [p.007…] in our own language the terms ‘virile’ and ‘virility’ indicate life force or vital-energy [p.008…] vital-force, life-energy, or vril […] vital-force, life-energy, nervous energy – vril [p.014…] gravitation, which contradicts all the minor laws of physics [!], is seen really to be vril, life-energy, and vital-force [p.016…] vril […] is the life-force or vital-energy of all organic forms of life – of all living creatures [p.017…] the right use of vital-energy, life-force, vril, is always in the direction of life and health [p.105…etc.]";
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(ISBN 1585090301)
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Tierney, G. (? ?) states:
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[in "Opportunities in Holistic Health Care Careers" (1999)]
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"chiropractors use a holistic, vitalistic philosophy […] they believe in the body’s innate intelligence […] body, mind and spirit […] the normal functioning of the central nervous system – it is seen as the life force of the body [p.015…] essential oils are considered the life force of the plant [p.043…] naturopathic physician's use homeopathic treatments to strengthen the body's immune system to promote a lasting cure for health problems [...] the remedies work on the body's energy level to strengthen the life force energy [p.088...] breathing regulates the life-force energy in the body [p.126]";
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(ISBN 0844218464)
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Tiran, D. (? ?) states:
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[in “Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy: An Integrated Approach to Management” (2004)]
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“'energy' [...] a fundamental life force, referred to by numerous terms [...] traditional Chinese medicine [...] refers to the energy as 'chi' or 'qi,' distributed via channels called meridians which have been show to exist [!] as electrically-charged points throughout the body [...] Indian ayurvedic medicine uses the term 'prana,' with energy distributed via a series of seven wheel-like or funnel-shaped chakras. Miccozzi (1996) refers to the 'vitalism' or vital force, a term used in homeopathic theory [...] an inherent internal force within each of us which facilitates the promotion of self-healing [p.162]”;
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(ISBN 0443073929)
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Too, L. (? ?) states:
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["Lillian Too's 168 Feng Shui Ways to Declutter Your Home" (2003)]
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"energy is the life force. Tuning into the life force – the chi. Chi is the cosmic breath of the universe [...p.003...] energy, the divinely charged spirit that gives life to us and to our homes. It is an intangible life force [...] this spirit [...] the spirit of the home [...] when a home's life force is lively [etc....] every living thing is thought to emit a life force, or chi [p.010...] the cosmic breath, or chi energy, breaths life into all things [...] this powerfully potent life force [p.011...] taoist sages who have developed mastery over their physical bodies speak frequently of the life force, which they describe as spiritual breath. Think of chi as this breath [p.012...] chi, the magical life force [p.028...] the life force of symbols [p.033]";
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(ISBN 1402706103)
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Treasure, J. (?{medical herbalist}?) states:
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[in “Physiology and Paradigm Part 01”{01-20-2006}]
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[vitalistic and quantum-chaos retrophysiological blah blah blah]
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“the same sort of issues are now emerging inside the biological sciences [00.07.20...] we can sort of reclaim physiology, we can reclaim physiology for herbalists [...] one of the things I'm going to do is track back [00.7.48] physiology [...] the core concept is homeostasis [...] as written by Claude Bernard in 1865 [...in] 'An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine' [...per] 'the constancy of the internal environment is the condition for free and independent life' [...] Cannon is a physiologist who recognized that the body had an intelligence [...] he actually coined the term homeostasis, as opposed to articulating the concept [...per] 'the coordinated physiological arrangements for attaining constancy' [00.09.41...] so we've got this concept of a constant internal environment [...] what did this concept enable scientists to do? [...] early 19th century [...] there was not a lot of hard medical science [...] the physical sciences were up and running, they were off an away [...] what homeostasis did, the first thing, is that it allowed the experimental method and the physico-chemical explanation – materialism, physics and chemistry – to be extended to the inside of the organism [...] a crucial point, it eliminated vitalism – this was a core function of the concept of homeostasis [00.11.48...] herbalists often say 'we are vitalists, we believe in the vital force.' Homeostasis eliminates vitalism, let me explain how. Remember Thomson, Samuel Thompson? His idea of vitalism was heat, the living heat of the organism, the spontaneity of living organisms was concerned with a vital force [...] now, if you have a mechanism of temperature regulation, heat or the loss of heat, can be adjusted for [...] if you describe these mechanisms [...] the need for a concept of vital force, for example as heat, has gone out of the window [00.12.52]. You don't need it. And science works with a reductionist explanations, we prefer the simpler explanation, so who needs the vital explanation. But, this is very core because vitalism was also an essential part of radical, holistic, or alternative thought at that time [...] in physiology, it was Claude Bernard who provided the theoretical basis [that undid vitalism in physiology], he said 'physiology, we can experiment with the organism' and that experimentation, interfering [!] with the organism, which is what an experiment is [!], is actually the same as biomedical therapeutics [!], it's the theoretical foundation of it [!, 00.13.51...] he has taken what was an observational science, the sciences of anatomy, the descriptive medical sciences that preceded experimental physiology [...where] the observer is transformed into experimenter [...] this is also crucial [!], because we've gotten rid of the subject, we're getting rid of a load of woo-woo stuff here, we're getting rid of vitalism, we're getting rid of the subject, this is very good for science, and very bad for us [vitalistic herbalists {laughing} 00.14.36...] from the observer into an experimenter. The experimenter does not include himself, in biomedical experiments, in quantum physics [!, blah blah blah...] in the biological sciences, the experimenter is not part of the set up, the experiment is designed to reveal how the system is working [...] the experimenter is not an active subject [...] very smart, this homeostasis concept, it does a lot for medicine [00.15.47...] here are us herbalists saying, well, yeah, 'physiology is good, homeostasis is good.' I'm not so sure [!...] what has the function of the concept been [i.e. homeostasis 00.16.25...] we have the whole edifice and the achievements of biomedical science to thank them for [e.g, Bernard...] what are the problems? [00.16.49...] look at it from a radical, or herbalist point of view, or just a critical point of view [...] firstly, the idea of this autonomous organism, the organism is passive [!] in relation to the environment [!], passivity of the organism, rather than life, the definition of life being producing your environment [!], the organism is something which responds and adjusts [00.17.19...] the key [...] the key, if you want the intellectual slight of hand, or the logical slight of hand is that [...] what Bernard did was [...] he split the internal into internal and external [...] into extracellular fluid and what goes on in the cell [blah blah blah...] the problem with this way of looking at it [00.18.34] is that it denies, it fails to see how did pH become an unit of information in the first place. How did blood sugar level become a unit of information in the first place? [00.18.52] There is a cognitive intelligence involved in selecting that process [...] produced intelligently from within by the organism [...] if you see that you sort of see the whole thing [...] multisystem conditions [...are] expressions of the failure of our bodies wisdom to recognize itself [00.20.12...] their system of physical chemical explanation doesn't actually deal with that [00.20.19...] physiology becomes pathophysiology [00.20.59...] we've already said that the healing power of nature is out of this system, the healing power of nature is gone, the healing power of the body is gone [...] classical pharmacology acting physico-chemically onto these body systems [00.21.28...] it doesn't have to be that way. I don't know what we want to call it, 'cognitive postmodern physiology' [...] a new version of physiology [...] physiology should be based upon nonequilibrium principles [00.23.12...] nonlinear principles [...] anarchy [...] local self management [...] a new physiology has got to recognize what is called emergent functions [...] this is big [...] the way things are naturally, intelligently organized [00.25.13...] from Thurston's book, I think it's an incredible definition [...] I could live with this as a working definition of the sort of scientific [!] basis of medical herbalism [...c1900] 'a medical philosophy founded on the theorem of the vital force or energy inherent in the living matter [00.28.51] or tissue [blah blah blah...] our being expresses that vital energy [...] that's the healing power of nature [...] it's nice, it's a really good definition [...] so it has been done before [00.29.44...] the Greeks did it too, that's right”;
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Trickey, R. (? ?) states:
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[in “Women, Hormones and the Menstrual Cycle: Herbal & Medical Solutions from Adolescence to Menopause” (2004)]
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“the history of natural medicine […per] the Chinese, the Indian (ayurvedic) and the Greco-Roman […] so remarkably similar were their beliefs […per] a vital force as the living and generative energy in the body [p.003…] the three major medical systems from antiquity […] Greco-Roman […whose] vital energy […is] pneuma […] Chinese […whose] vital energy […is] qi […] ayurvedic […whose] vital energy […is] prana […] a vital force, qi or prana [p.004…] the concept of some form of vital force has informed the practice of natural medicine worldwide [p.552…] all traditional medicine, which is based on a belief in vitalistic concepts, strives to maintain and support the individual’s vital energy, qi or prana [p.554…] pneuma […as] vital energy, life force […] prana (ayurvedic medicine): vital energy, life force [p.561…] qi: vital energy, life force [p.562…] vital force: that subtle force which permeates the universe and organizes and animates all living things. The energy that makes growth, healing and repair possible in the face of entropy and disease [p.563]”;
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(ISBN 186508980X)
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Trivieri, L. (? ?) states:
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[in "The American Holistic Medical Association Guide to Holistic Health: Healing Therapies for Optimal Wellness" (2001)]
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"Ivker, D.O., past president of the AHMA, described holistic or optimal health as 'the unlimited and unimpeded free flow of life force energy throughout your body, mind, and spirit' [...] loving life energy [...] holistic physicians [...] help their patients learn how to tap into this life force [...] this vital energy [p.004...] qi, or life force energy [p.007...] a recognition of a natural life force, or spirit, that pervades and sustains all life [p.013...] being healthy in spirit means being connected both spiritually and socially to the flow of life force energy [p.014...] a committed spiritual or religious practice, according to Dr. Ivker, lies in its ability to connect us to the underlying life force energy to which all spiritual and religious traditions refer. 'In holistic medicine, this energy is referred to as unconditional or divine love' [p.124...] all living beings are [...] animated by an unseen, vital energy (spirit) [p.149...] based on his research, Palmer reasoned that correcting subluxations enabled the body's own 'innate intelligence' to restore itself to health [...] Palmer's ideas about innate intelligence hold many parallels with the concepts of the body's 'vital spirit' and 'vitalism' espoused by Hippocrates and other ancient healers which are still widely accepted today by most forms of holistic therapies [p.169...] qi, or vital energy [p.225...] bioenergetic healing [...] a 'subtle,' 'vital,' or electromagnetic 'energy field' (the bioenergy field' [p.223...] bioenergy, variously known as prana, qi, ki, or pneuma [...] the therapeutic touch process happens within the vital energy field [p.234...] guiding the flow of vital energy [p.235...] pranic healing uses vital energy, or prana, to correct bioenergetic imbalances said to underlie the majority of physical, psychological, and psychospiritual dysfunctions [p.237...] polarity therapy [...per] the free flow of vital energy [p.245...] homeopathy [...per] 'as you dilute and succuss[shake] a remedy, you lessen its material component while strengthening its energetic component' [...] the energetic signature [...] stimulates each patient's 'vital force' or bioenergy field to activate the body's natural healing response [p.281...] the goal of homeopathy is to reverse any suppression that may be present in order to free up the patient's vital energies [...] the child's vital force [...] 'when the vital force [p.282] becomes depleted' [p.283...] combination remedies are suppressive and more dangerous [...] capable of disrupting the body's vital force [p.284...] each person's vital life essence, known in ayurveda as prana [p.310...] pranic, or vital energy [p.321...] qi, or 'life force' [p.337...] often referred to as 'vital energy' or the 'life force,' qi [p.343...] life force energy known as kundalini [p.367...] prana, or life force energy [p.369...] the concept of a bioenergy field, or 'subtle energy body,' surrounding the physical body has been a central tenet of both ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. This concept was also accepted by Samuel Hahnemann, the developer of homeopathy [...] as well as being part of the belief systems of most religious and spiritual teachings [p.389]";
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(ISBN 0471327433)
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Tovey, P. (? ?) Turner, B.S. (? ?) state:
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[in "The Mainstreaming of Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Studies in Social Context" (2004)]
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"vitalism accepts that all living things are sustained by a vital force that is both different from and greater than physical and chemical forces [...thus, and usually] the vital force is supernatural [...] vis medicatrix naturae (the healing power of nature). Vitalism stands in direct opposition to materialism, which holds that disease can be explained entirely in terms of materialistic factors and therefore there is no need to invoke vitalistic forces [...in modern philosophy] vitalism is usually hold to be a metaphysical belief [...and] invoking vitalistic forces was seen as unnecessary [...aka] in CAM there are numerous ways of expressing this vitalism (qi, life force, yin/yang, prana, universal intelligence, prana, etc.) [p.113]";
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(ISBN 0415267005)
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Trickey, R. (? ?) states:
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[in "Women, Hormones and the Menstrual Cycle: Herbal & Medical Solutions from Adolescence to Menopause" (2004)]
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"the history of natural medicine [...] key words [...] pneuma, prana, qi [...] vital force [...] three cultures, the Chinese, the Indian (ayurvedic), and the Greco-Roman [...] so remarkably were their beliefs [...per] the belief in a vital force as the living and generative energy in the body. The vital force generates heat, circulates throughout the body, and is necessary for life and procreation. Deficiencies of the vital force are associated with poor health, slow recovery from illness and early death [p.003...] pneuma, or vital energy [p.007...] vital energy [...] vital force, qi or prana [...] pneuma the concept of some form of vital force has informed the practice of natural medicine worldwide [...that] a 'vital force' is necessary for this complex arrangement of parts to function [...] for natural therapists, it is the vital force [etc. p.552...] the vital energy determines the way in which an individual reacts to disease [p.553...] vital energy, qi or prana [p.554...] prana (ayurvedic medicine) vital energy, life force [p.561...] qi: vital energy, life force [p.562...] vital force: that subtle force which permeates the universe and organizes and animates all living things. The energy which makes growth, healing and repair possible in the face of entropy and disease [p.563]";
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(ISBN 186508980X)
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Trudeau, K. (? ?) states:
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[in "Nature Cures [...]" (2007)]
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"food actually has measurable 'life force energy' [...] the energetic vibration or 'life force energy' of the food [...] when the 'vibration' of food or 'life force energy' of food is radically altered [...] consuming and eating that food causes the body to go out of balance and causes diseases to develop [p.083...] the nutritional value and the life force energy is in the juice [p.093...] the life force energy is in the juice [p.096...] some are irradiated, wiping out the natural life force energy [p.149...] white flour [...] has little nutritional value, no life force [p.154...] raw, uncooked food [is] full of living enzymes and packed with nutrition and life force energy [p.158...] there is a tremendous life force in nuts and seeds [p.159...] whole food supplements [...] they contain [...] life force energy [p.160...] the first chakra [...] has to do with our basic life force [p.337]";
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(ISBN 0975599593)
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Ullman, D. (? ?) states:
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[in "Discovering Homeopathy: Medicine for the 21st Century" (1991)]
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"homeopaths talk about stimulating the body’s defenses, catalyzing the immune system, and augmenting the ‘vital [p.xxx] force’ [p.xxxi...] homeopaths conceptualize a ‘life force’ or ‘vital force,’ which they describe as the inherent, underlying, interconnective, self-healing process of the organism. This bioenergetic force is similar to what the Chinese call ‘chi,’ the Japanese call ‘ki,’ yogis call ‘prana,’ Russian scientists call ‘bioplasm,’ and Star Wars characters call ‘the force’ [p.015…] ‘life force’ (see ‘vital force’) [p.268]";
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(ISBN 1556431082)
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(also click here [a book excerpt],
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[in “Essential Homeopathy: What It is and What It Can Do For You” (2002)]
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"there are various theories about how homeopathic medicines work […] some assume that the highly potentised homeopathic medicines are ‘energy medicines’ that act on the chi, or ‘life energy’ of the person. It is then assumed that the more potentised the medicine, the more energetic it is, and the deeper it acts on the person’s energy [p.020…] conventional drugs work primarily on the physical level, while homeopathic medicine work on the energy and systemic levels [p.060]”;
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(ISBN 1577312066)
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[in “Homeopathy A-Z” (2002)]
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“homeopaths have long assumed that homeopathic remedies are ‘energy medicines.’ Akin to concepts of energy, ‘chi,’ or ‘ki’ in acupuncture, homeopathic medicines are thought to resonate with the energetic essence of the individual to elicit a healing response [p.009]”;
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(ISBN 1561707988)
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[in "Energy Medicine: Futuristic Healing With Ancient Roots" (2014)]
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"this invisible yet ubiquitous self-healing/self-regulating system or field within the organism has been given various names at different times in history and in different cultures. Hippocrates called it 'physis' (from which the word 'physician' was derived); Paracelsus called it 'archeus'; the modern-day scientist and discoverer of vitamin C, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, called it 'syntropy' (which he defines as 'the drive in matter to perfect itself'); the Chinese have referred to it as 'ch'i'; the yogis as 'prana'; homeopathic physicians -- 'vital force'; and naturopathic physicians -- 'vis medicatrix naturae' (translated as 'the healing power of nature') [...] like acupuncture and other energy systems of medicines, the heightened power and effect of those homeopathic medicines that have undergone greater potentizations (the process of serial dilution with vigorous shaking in-between dilutions) may be the result of what the homeopaths call the 'vital force' becoming sensitive to and resonant with the medicinal agent";
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Upledger, J.E. (DO ?) states:
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[in “Cell Talk: Talking to Your Cell” (2003)]
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“[quoting Candace Pert, PhD] 'many ancient and alternative healing methods refer to a mysterious force we cannot measure with Western instruments, that which animates the entire organism and is known as 'subtle' energy [p.0389] by meta-physicians, prana by Hindus, chi by Chinese. Fraud called it libido, Reich called it orgone energy. Henry Bergson called it elan vitale' [p.390]”;
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(ISBN 1556434618)
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Valentine, A. (? ?), Yance, D. (? ?) states:
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[in "Herbal Medicine, Healing and Cancer" (1999)]
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"chi, the vital life force [p.vii...] chi, the vital energy or life force present in and activating all creation. India's medical system, ayurveda, calls this life force prana. Japanese medicine calls it ki [...] this life force as an invisible intelligence that 'knows' how to direct and regulate [etc....] the traditional systems attribute any breakdown in health directly to an imbalance in the life force [...] the principal task is to identify imbalances or blocks in the life force [p.003...] a vital life force, a soul [...] herbal medicine [...] supports the life force [...] herbs [...] are imbued with the same vital, intelligent life force that animates the human body. When the right herb is selected [...] its vital life force works synergistically with that of the patient [etc. p.004...] Lindlahr [...] wrote that every living cell is endowed with an instinct for self-preservation that is sustained by the vital life force, and that any illness is activating by that force [p.005...] when the life force is in balance [etc. p.007...] a plant, which is a living and breathing entity, has the ability to understand and work in synchrony with the body's internal needs, in harmony with the vital force within us, to heal and give life [p.094...] our own innate healing vital force [p.119...] we are one with our environment because the same life force that flows through our bodies flows through all other creatures, sustains the planets in their orbits, moves the oceans, rivers, and streams, and enriches the earth and all that grows therein [p.257...] morphine [...] depletes the vital force [p.303...] the organic foods you eat have a spirit of their own, one that will blend with your spirit and strengthen and empower your vital force [p.354]";
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(ISBN 0879839686)
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Vennells, D. (? ?) states:
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[in "Reflexology for Beginners: Healing Through Foot Massage of Pressure Points" (2001)]
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"the life force energy is the subtle foundation of all life [p.008…] one aspect of the Eastern understanding of god is as a universal life force energy; that is, the one true source of all life. All the energy that breathes life into plants, trees, animals, humans, planets, stars and universes comes from this one source [p.008…] there are two main types of life force energy: internal and external. Internal life force energy is the subtle energy that exists within the body and mind of all living beings […it] runs through subtle channels or meridians in the human body, and when these are blocked or unbalanced, due to stress for example, illness can result […] external life force energy exists within plants, flowers, trees, rocks, minerals and crystals […and is] often harnessed for healing purposes as in the Bach flower remedies, crystal healing, and homeopathic and herbal remedies […] [p.009…] when internal life force energy is blocked, sluggish, or unbalanced, regular reflexology treatments […] reflexology treatment also has the effect of opening our energy system to again receive a well-balanced flow of universal life force energy […] being cut off from this life force is the cause of much illness […your] natural relationship with the universal life force [p.010…] conscious energy […] internal and external life force energy […] internal […per] consciousness or ‘mind’ […] external […per] that within trees, crystals, and the earth […without] consciousness or mind [p.011…] acupuncture and acupressure […] based on […] invisible pathways through which flow life force energies, or chi [p.209]";
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(ISBN 0738700983)
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Vickers, A. (? ?), Zollman, C. (? ?) states:
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[in “ABC of Complementary Medicine”(2000)]
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“the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. According to these, the workings of the human body are controlled by a vital force or energy called ‘qi’ […] which circulates between the organs along channels called meridians [p.012…] traditional Indian medicine, with the postures [of yoga] improving the flow of ‘pranaenergy around the body [p.025]”;
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(ISBN 0727912372)
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Vithoulkas, G. (? ?) states:
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[in “The Science of Homeopathy” (1980)]
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"vital force […aka] the defense mechanism […] its function, insofar as possible, is to defend the inner and higher spiritual regions of the organism against the progression of disease […] the philosophy of ‘vitalism,’ which postulated the presence of a vital force possessing the intelligence and power to govern the myriads of processes involved in [p.058] both health and disease […] some force animates the human body […] some animating force or principle enters the organism at the time of conception, guides all the functions of life, and then leaves at the time of death […] the vital force idea has been described throughout history with remarkable similarity […] 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 […] it provides thoughts and creativity, and it conducts spiritual inspiration […] that aspect of the vital force which establishes balance in states of disease we call the ‘defense mechanism’ […] the vitalistic school of thought believed, in fact, that this vital force connects the ultimately unity of the universe […per Ostrander and Schroeder, i.e.] ‘this vital, or psychometric energy […] the vital energy‘ [p.059…] physical and chemical mechanisms are merely tools of the vital force acting upon the physical plane of the organism [p.060…] acupuncture is believed by the Chinese to be a technique whereby the flow of vital force through the body can be modified, channeled, and balanced […] it is considered to be a therapy directly affecting the field of the vital force [p.067…] the vital force in its function as defense mechanism [p.068…] to summarize what we have discovered thus far it can be stated with confidence that there is a vital force animating all levels of the human organism […] one aspect of which is the defense mechanism […per] biological electrodynamic fields [p.073…] an intelligent ‘vital force’ which animates, guides, and balances the organism on all levels in both health and disease […] the defense mechanism is the aspect of the vital force responding specifically to the disease state [p.074…] the vital force of the human organism […] the vital force level of the human organism is considered the dynamic plane [p.078…] the vital force or dynamic plane […] the electrodynamic field (or vital force) [p.087…] dynamic plane or vital force or defense mechanism […] the interaction of mental, emotional, and physical planes as governed by the dynamic plane. The dynamic plane permeates the entire organism on all levels [p.088…] the activity of the defense mechanism originates on the dynamic plane [p.089…] if the vital force is significantly weakened in the parents, the child’s electrodynamic field can be correspondingly weakened at the moment of conception […quoting Hahnemann] ‘diseases peculiar to mankind are of two classes […e.g.] rapid, morbid processes caused by abnormal states and derangements of the vital force’ [p.121…] if we give a test substance in great enough quantity, it will disturb the vital force sufficiently to mobilize the defense mechanism [p.144…] in order for the defense mechanism to produce symptoms at all, the threshold of the vital force must be exceeded [p.146]";
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(ISBN 0802151205)
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Waddell, G. (? ?) states:
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[in “The Back Pain Revolution” (2nd ed., 2004)]
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“[per osteopathy’s Still] the cause of disease […per] a disturbance of the life force traveling along the nerves [p.059...per chiropractic’s Palmer] vitalism gave an equally strong metaphysical and spiritual side. Palmer saw this as a life force expressed in the individual as innate intelligence and controls and coordinates bodily activity and influences health and illness. It is the fundamental ability of the body to heal itself. Vitalism is holistic and naturopathic. Holism integrates body, mind and spirit […] the innate intelligence gives purpose, balance, and direction to all biologic function [p.060]”;
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(ISBN 0443072272)
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Walia, J. (? ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathy - The Nature's Way of Healing Life" (2003)]
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"vital force [...] the soul gives energy to the entire body that enables the body organs to function efficiently. The body of the human being is lifeless without the existence of soul, which in other words is called the 'vital force.' If the vital force is powerful, the diseases remain away from the human body, but the moment the 'vital force' begins to lose strength the diseases overpower the human body and suck it like a parasite. The vital force is also called 'life-force energy.' It is due to the presence of 'life-force energy' in the living being that a living being is able to perform any act. In the absence of the 'vital energy, ' the human body or the body of any other living being is just like a statue made up of clay [...] any statue can attain life due to the presence of 'vital force' and any living being can become a statue due to the absence of life force energy [...] a weak 'vital force' results in the malfunction of organs of the living body and makes the body prone to diseases [p.012...per reiki] the ebbing of life force energy is the cause of innumerable disease attacking the living being on the earth [p.060]";
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(ISBN 8128802798)
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Walker, M. (DPM ?) states:
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[in “A Dietary Supplement for 'Life Force' Enhancement”]
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“Jack Gray was working to assist Mitchell in restoring his 'life force', which is referred to in China as qi (pronounced 'chi'), in India as prana, in Japan as ki, and in ancient Polynesia as manna. Other cultures sometimes refer to this life force as the breath of life. In the world of modern American medicine, Dolores Krieger, Ph.D., R.N., Professor Emerita at New York University, has legitimized [!] this laying on of hands for purposes of transferring healing energy […] together, Jack and Mitchell's healing energies restored the life force to Mitchell's wounded body so as to bring about full healing which included the regeneration of new skin, muscle, nerves, organs, and bone [...] engaged in extensive research over many years to document the powerful bio-electromagnetic energies emitted from the hands of healers, Mitchell May has attempted to photograph, map, reproduce, and understand the life force transferred from healer to client in preparation for and during psychic and spiritual healing. He has used various methods of Kirlian photography to show life forces involved with the laying on of hands, qi gong, altered states of consciousness, meditation, and more […] Mitchell was searching for a way to identify this life force energy and how it could be directed to help bring about a healing response […] Mitchell’s twenty-plus years of research into the healing potential of nutrition, life force, energy fields, and his extensive clinical experience in the healing arts, led him to create a very unique botanical superfood formula called Pure Synergy. He designed the formula from his research findings in order to offer the highest level of nourishment, regeneration, and life force enhancement possible […] Mitchell learned from Jack how to activate a powerful and natural healing ‘life force’ which dwells within all of us […] this became the foundation for Mitchell's intense research into cultivating the power of life force and its healing energy. Having personally experienced the healing power of this life force, Mitchell began to investigate and create ways to help others to access and utilize it to help improve their lives […] Synergized Chinese Mushrooms & Herbs is a component of Pure Synergy that began with Mitchell's study of the ancient knowledge of Taoist practitioners in their quest for the creation and utilization of life force energy”;
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(click here,
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Washington, L. (? ?) states:
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[in "Herbal Medicine for Health & Well-Being" (2004)]
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"wellness takes place in every aspect of us as living beings: physical wellness, mental and emotional wellness, and spiritual wellness. By spiritual [...] I am simply referring to the life force within us, which is not our body or our mind [...] the reason we do not feel totally well all the time is because of a restriction of the vital energy within us [...] naturopathic medicine recognizes that the body has the innate ability to heal itself [...] from a scientific perspective [not], we can call this the homeostatic mechanism [p.002]";
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(ISBN 0806915455)
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Wauters, A. (? ?) states:
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[in 'Healing With the Energy of the Chakras" (1998)]
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"the energy which is channeled into our bodies is called the vital force in homeopathy: in the yogic system it is referred to as prana [...] Reich called it the orgone field. The chakras conduct and filter a constant flow of life-energy through us [p.003]"
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(ISBN 0895949067)
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[in "Homeopathic Medicine Chest" (2000)]
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"in order to diagnose people, homeopaths rely on interviews [...] in those interviews we see what the vital force is doing and prescribe on that basis [p.011...] more and more autoimmune deficiency diseases, attesting to some weakening in the vital force [p.013...] in homeopathy there are no biochemical statistics that will prove how the simillimum remedy stimulates your vital force [p.021...] the vital force in mankind. Homeopathy addresses the life principle in each person. The vital force is the aspect of all things which is alive and vital and acts as an internal guiding principle to regulate every bodily function. It is also known as the immune system[!]. It controls your heartbeat, reduces fever when you are ill, and lets you know you are hungry, thirsty, irritable, sad, or happy [...] it does not exist in us when we die [p.023...] symptoms are signs of how the vital force is functioning. Homeopaths are taught to read, see, and hear the signs of the vital force [...] as your vital force is displaying. In response to a remedy, the vital force [etc....] it shows that the vital force [etc....] the strength and vitality of the vital force [etc. p.024...] very ill and terminally ill patients do not have strong symptoms. They have a diminished vital force [p.025...] we try to stimulate the vital force to reactivate itself [p.038...] homeopathy, because it is an energetic medicine, strives to build the energetic economy and revitalize the body. This means it strengthens the immune system and rebalances the vital force [p.040]";
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(ISBN 1580910556)
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Weil, A. (MD Harvard) states:
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[in "Health And Healing: The Philosophy of Integrative Medicine" (2004)]
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“Hahnemann worked out a precise method of diluting [homeopathic] remedies to [supposedly] maximize their effectiveness [...he claimed] when properly diluted, the more effective it will be at simulating the body's vital forces to react against disease [...he wrote] 'homeopathic dynamatizations are processes [...wherein] the crude substance [...is] excited and enabled to act spiritually (dynamically) upon the vital forces' [{ch. end note 6 - see Kaufman's 'Homeopathy in America' p.026} p.018...naturopathy's founder] Lust was an MD from Germany [p.136...] speaking in 1925 [...] Lust said [...] 'most diseases and chronic sicknesses are only aggravated by the use of medicine' [{ch. end note 13; see NYT obituary, Sept. 06 1946, p.021}p.018}...] naturopaths also believe in the vital natural force, the healing power of nature, the medicatrix vis naturae of Hippocrates [p.138]";
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(ISBN 0618479082)
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(for a short amazon.com review of this, click here,
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Weiner, R.S. [editor] (? ?) states:
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[in "Pain Management" (2001)]
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"[per Brill, C. (MD ?) et. al....] the Chinese believe that there is an energy or vital life force in our bodies [p.616...per Polasky, D.H. (MA ?, MH ?, DOM ?, Dipl.Ac. ?, DAAPM ?)] energetic medicine [...] vitalism, believed that life would never be explained by these physical principles alone and that there was a mysterious life force that was separate from the physical but impacted upon it [...] a culture's entire cosmological system that interwove spiritual beliefs [...and] an explanation of the universe [...] often associated with the first form of religion known as animism [...] a religion [...] based on the belief that all things, living and nonliving, are alive and have a vital essence or a spirit that can be contacted [...] this vital essence, life force, or universal energy [...] ruach by the ancient Hebrews, chi / ki in the orient, mana in Hawaii, prana in India, huaca in Peru, and wakonda and manitau among some of the Native American tribes of North America [p.619...per Kirsch, D.L.(PhD ?, DAAPM ?)] most systems of healthcare have historically been based on biophysics [!metaphysics!...per the] Chinese call the electrical properties of life chi energy, Japanese call it ki, Indians call it prana, and chiropractors call it 'innate intelligence' [...] homeopathy is based on the energetic residual of the chemical [p.759]";
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(ISBN 0849309263)
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Weisman, R. (? ?) states:
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[in "Own Your Health: Choosing the Best from Alternative and Conventional Medicine" (2003)]
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"the ‘vital force’ […] qi: the vital force in traditional Chinese medicine […] prana: the vital force in ayurvedic medicine [p.vii…] the integrative medicine pathway […] acupuncture […] involves the (usually painless) insertion of thin needles into special points of the body to restore the flow of what is believed to be our life force, called ‘qi’ […] this life force flows through invisible channels in our bodies, called ‘meridians’ [p.011…] the ‘vital force’ […] the belief that there is, in fact, some non-material ‘life force’ […] ‘energy’ or ‘life force’ […] the Japanese word for life force is ki [p.045 …] ‘there is a life force, a spirit, a soul that breathes life into bodies’ […] a universal life force […] commonly called ‘the vital force’ […] a life force [p.046…] qi: the vital force in traditional Chinese medicine [p.048…] prana: the vital force in ayurvedic medicine […] the life force called prana […] ‘prana is the vital life force’ […] ‘prana, the life force’ [p.055…] qi, or life force [p.191…] ‘qi’ (life force) [p.203…] qi or life force [p.245…] the life force called qi [p.292…] ‘qi is an energy or life force’ [p.294…] ‘reiki is the universally guided life force energy’ [p.315…] ‘the invisible life force called qi’ [p.360…] prana (life force) [p.422…] homeopathy […] homeopathic medicines are given to boost the body’s own ‘vital force’ and promote its self-healing powers to fight disease and infection [p.428]";
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(ISBN 0757300111)
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Wells, J. (ND[Germany] ?) states:
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[in "A Guide to Homeopathy" (2007]
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"homeopathy uses a remedy in form of a vibrational essence that stimulates the vital force. The vital force is today referred to as the immune system [p.011...] what defines disease for a homeopath? Disease is considered to be an imbalance of the vital force, which is the innate healing power [p.013...] silicea people take vitamins, but it doesn't help them, because their vital force is so low [p.021]";
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(ISBN 1425725120)
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Westcott, P. (? ?) states:
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[in "Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Recipes and Advice to Control Symptoms" (2002)]
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"naturopathy [...] the main aim of diagnosis is to find out how well your vital force is working [...in naturopathy,] hydrotherapy may be used to help stimulate the body's vital force [p.058...] traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) [...] the aim of all these [TCM] therapies is to balance the flow of chi, the body's vital force [p.060]";
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(ISBN 0600604950)
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(for an amazon.com short review of this, click here,
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White, R. (? ?) states:
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[in "Energy Healing for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Basics of Spiritual Healing" (2003)]
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"vital force – therapeutic use [copyright page…] the concept of life energy […] prana from India, chi from China, qi from Japan, and orgone energy, developed by Wilhelm Reich, are all concepts of universal life-sustaining energy [foreword p.001]";
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(ISBN 1585422339)
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Whitfield, P. (? ?) states:
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[in "Landmarks in Western Science: From Prehistory to the Atomic Age" (1999)]
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"the school of 'vitalism' or 'animism,' which acknowledged that the life-functions were beyond physical analysis, and were directed by some vital principle, often termed the anima, and therefore analogous in some way to soul or spirit [...] vitalism as a doctrine is associated most often with [...] Stahl [...] who argued that the mechanisms of the body were merely instruments directed by the anima [...] Stahl was equally famous as the leading proponent of the theory of 'phlogiston' [...the] elementary combustible substance [p.171]";
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(ISBN 0415925339)
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Whitlocke, B. (? ?) states:
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[in “Chinese Medicine for Women: A Common Sense Approach” (1999)]
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qi […] is the life force or vital energy that flows through the meridians [p.003]”;
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(ISBN 1580050182)
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Whorton, J.C. (PhD{Hx. of Science} UW) states:
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[for his academic homepage, click here, http://depts.washington.edu/mhedept/facres/jw_bio.html]
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[in "Nature Cures: The History of Alternative Medicine in America" (2002)]
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"the model of irregular vitalism was naturopathy [...] a system [...] explaining] health, disease, and healing in spiritual terms [...per cosmic] 'life force' [p.224...] naturopathic medical practice nevertheless is still comprised of distinctive therapies backed by faith in nature [...] detoxification, like all other therapies, is meant to serve the more basic purpose of strengthening the vis medicatrix. Naturopathy still means trusting in nature to cure [...per] 'confidence in the perception of a vital force or life force.' Hence, today's hydrotherapy procedures are justified in terms that Lust, or even Thrall, would commend: hydrotherapy provides 'general stimulation of the vital force' [...] naturopathic medicine thus retains much of the old in its now [supposed] 'science based natural medicine' [p.291...and VFS, in terms of therapeutic touch, is] prana -- the life force, the vital energy [...and] prana soon became the 'human energy field' [p.277]";
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(ISBN 0195171624)
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(for an amazon.com short review of this, click here,
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[defunct](for a youtube.com video of this in part, click here {00.00.00-00.00.42},
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[in "Benedict Lust, Naturopathy, and the Theory of Therapeutic Universalism" (2003)]
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"the name naturopathy was intended to convey the principle that the cure of any case of illness is ultimately [p.022] accomplished by the healing power of nature that resides in every individual, a power [...] the unnatural and the sinful were linked in the naturopathic worldview by practitioners' commitment to vitalism, the belief that life derives from and is sustained by some power or spirit that transcends the chemical and physical forces that govern the phenomena of the inorganic world. Natural methods worked because they acted upon the vital force resident within every human being, stimulating it to restore the body to wholeness. But that force, naturopaths proclaimed, was not merely vital; it was in fact divine spirit [...] if the vital force [...] omnipotent power [p.024...] in 1989, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians formally recognized that naturopathic medicine is ultimately defined 'not by the therapies it uses but by the philosophical principles that guide the practitioner.' Contemporary naturopathic literature still abounds with professions of faith in vitalism, respect for the healing power of the vital force [p.028...and Whorton's citations for the previous sentence is] Jared Zeff and Pamela Snider, Report to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians From the Select Committee on the Definition of Naturopathic Medicine, September, 1988 (Bastyr University Library), 17; John Bastyr, Journal of Naturopathic Medicine (1991) 2:40; Joseph Pizzorno and Pamela Snider, 'Naturopathic Medicine,' in: Marc Micozzi, ed., Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (New York: Churchill Livingstone, 2001), 173; Randall Bradley, 'Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine,' in: Joseph Pizzorno and Michael Murray, eds., Textbook of Natural Medicine, 2nd ed., 2 vol. (New York: Churchill Livingstone, 1999), vol. 1, 41-9 [p.029]";
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[defunct](for a youtube.com video of this in part, click here {00.01.04-00.03.49},
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Williams, J.E. (? ?) states:
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[in “Viral Immunity: A 10-Step Plan to Enhance Your Immunity Against Viral Disease Using Natural Medicines” (2002)]
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energy model of viral disease […] the force called qi is the vital intrinsic energy of all living things. Qi has five attributes: defense mechanisms, constant movement, transformation, warmth and the maintenance of body temperature, and holding things in place by resisting gravity [p.025…] food should be alive and full of energy. In the 1970s I learned much about natural diet from my mentors, notably the naturopath Dr. Bernard Jensen, who taught that food is our best medicine. One of his most important lessons was that when food is served it should retain its vital energy, or life force – called prana in yoga philosophy and qi by the Chinese [p.182…] unlike modern Western science, which is only a few hundred years old and is devoid of spiritual implications, Chinese medicine is based upon a cosmology that is thousands of years old […] the Chinese did not produce any definite laws of nature as Western physicians did […] instead they discovered underlying forces of activity such as qi and yin and yang, that govern the laws of the physical world. Refinement to these principles, rather than manipulation of laws, generates harmony and balance and promotes natural health [p.420]”;
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(ISBN 1571742654)
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Wilson, L. (? ?) states:
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[in "Becoming a Complementary Therapist: How to Start a Career in the New Caring Professions" (2001)]
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"the homeopathy syllabus typically includes […] the principles of homeopathy, e.g. law of similars, the vital force [p.052…] qi. Also ‘chi’ and ‘ki.’ Energy, the life force. Qi flows through the meridians [p.140]";
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(ISBN 185703628X)
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Wolfe, D. (? ?) states:
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[in "The Sunfood Diet Success System" (2008)]
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"the zero-point energy animates the universe. It provides life-force and organizing principle to all living things [p.069...] a cooked seed will not grow. Cooked food has no life-force energy. Cooked food has a lower spiritual energy [p.088]";
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(ISBN 1556437498)
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Wood, M. (? ?) states:
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[in "Vitalism: The History of Herbalism, Homeopathy and Flower Essences"(2000)]
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"[mucho!]";
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(ISBN 1556433409)
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[in “The Time For Action Is Now”]
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“natural healing should be a natural right. We can see the wisdom of this from what has been happening within the licensed profession of naturopathy [no, FNPLA decrees from the top of the AANP naturopathic organization that naturopathy is essentially VFS focused]. In order to curry favor with the Federal government, as it doles out tax dollars to 'improve' society, the naturopathic schools have become more and more materialistic and reductionist in their teaching and philosophy [a science-veneer atop the VFS core -- pseudoscience]. They have abandoned holistic ways in order to impress medical doctors in control of money. Increasingly, faculty members are warned to ‘sound professional.’ That means that plants work only because they are like drugs, they are a bag of chemicals. There is no inner life, no spirit, no life force. We are machines and medicine is to be mechanical. As licensed naturopathy has gained power, this has been its voice. Licensing will always deny what for me is the truth, the life and the way in natural healing. Nature is alive. Material science and reductionist philosophy are man-made institutions that arise out of our own minds and the ever-changing consensus agreement of ‘experts.’ To heal naturally, we must have a relationship with nature. The plants speak to us. In their shapes, colors, and contours they reveal their essences and their properties. The tense agrimony for tension, the red madder root for the blood, the yellow celandine for the bile. In 'spirit signatures,' when the plants look like animals, we get the most powerful medicines”;
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(click here,
(archived here,
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[in "The Earthwise Herbal" (2008)]
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"today little emphasis is placed on purging or tonifying humors. Instead, people in terms of 'unblocking qi' or stuck energy. People tend to think of the basic life force or vital force of the body as an energy rather than a humoral substance [p.xx...] energy or life force [p.014...] the plant is seen as having an intelligence or virtue that acts on the vital force or self-regulating system of the body [p.039]";
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(ISBN 1556436920)
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Wright, E. (? ?) states:
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[in "A Brief Study Course in Homoeopathy" (2004)]
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"the meaning of homoeopathy [p.001...] that the basis of therapy is a vital rather than a physiological one, i.e., that the vital force must be stimulated to cure the patient and that only so can he be really cured, that any other drug therapy is palliative or suppressive [p.005...] the epitome of homoeopathic philosophy [...] in real health, the as yet unexplained life force in each person is vigorous. It is usually spoken of as the vital force, which in disease is the true curative power. The object of giving the similar remedy is to stimulate the vital force [...] no remedy can cure disease, it can only at best enable the vital force to function properly again [p.007...] by taking the totality of symptoms from birth on, a deep-acting, chronic constitutional remedy can be chosen which will aid in fending off future acute disease and remove many inherited and acquired encumbrances to the vital force [p.008...] from the homoeopathic standpoint much of pathology is protective [...] an effort on the part of the vital force at localization and extrusion [...] removal before the cure of the constitution [...per that] outlet [...and] the vital force will seek another one [p.011...] the vital force is tactile [...] the high potency would stir up more than the vital force could cope with [p.044...] it is as though the vital force became bored [p.045...] as a sort of vent or effort on the part of the vital force towards house-cleaning [p.046...] a third type of patient is the feeble one where the vital force can easily be overwhelmed [p.047...] thereby buoying up the vital force so that it can carry out the restorative process [p.049...] the vital force has cycles [p.051...] the vital force cannot make the grade of cure [p.056]";
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(ISBN 8170210321)
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Yasgur, J. (? ?) states:
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[in “Yasgur’s Homeopathic Dictionary” (2003)]
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“disease […] according to Hahnemann, disease is a derangement of vital force (that spiritual/dynamic force or quality which enlivens us […] the energetic or psychic level of disease [p.068…] dynamis – force or energy; vital force. The life force of the individual, the level at which real causation of disease originates [p.074…] dynamis / vital force [p.151…] moxa […] it works by balancing the bodily chi [p.158…] rationalist […per] vital energies are largely ignored […symptoms aren’t] viewed as curative expressions of a person’s vital force […] empiricism, a vitalistic approach […] the homeopaths can be called empiricists […disease isn’t a result of the] physical or chemical [p.211…] disease (‘dysfunctional vital force’) [p.245…quoting Roberts] ‘symptoms are the outward and visible signs of the inward disturbance of the vital force’ [p.246..] vital force: that energy which maintains life in the individual [...] the vital force is a unique principle distinct from chemical or physical [p.276…quoting Kent] ‘vital force and soul are in the cell as well as in the body’ […quoting Hahnemann] ‘the spirit-like vital force, the dynamis that animates the material body’ […] vitalism: the theory that all animal functions are dependent upon a special form of energy or force, the vital force, distinct from any other of the physical forces [p.277 & p.320…] vitalist: one who adheres to the doctrines of vitalism [p.320…] acupuncture: the insertion of needles into points of the body to regulate chi and energies in the various bodily meridians in order to treat disease [p.323…] bioenergetic medicine […] healing modalities based on energetics rather than material doses […] a homeopathic remedy […wherein] there is no material substance left in the remedy […aka] vibrational medicine [p.325…] bioenergy – the flow of energy / life-force / chi in the body [p.326…] chi(qi): the energy that flows in meridians throughout the body [p.330…] orgone therapy: therapy using ‘orgone’ […] ‘life energy,’ or prana, or chi [p.341]”;
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(ISBN 818056309X)
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Yin, G.B. (? ?) states:
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[in “A Presentation and Discussion of Energy (Hei, Chi, Qi) From the Perspectives of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Martial Arts”]
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“what is hei (chi, qi). 13 definitions from various sources […including] the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things […] Chinese word meaning energy or universal life force [...] Dragon's Breath, the life-giving forces of the universe […] 'spirit,' 'air,' 'breath,' or 'spirit energy' […] the primordial energy which is the basis for the universe and everything in it. It is the matrix out of which matter and energy are formed, and is expressed as the life force in all living things. The name given to the energy which flows through points and meridians. The life force or essence that is possessed by all living things. Martial artists and swordsmen believe that they can harness and control their chi, using it to produce many powerful techniques and effects. It is believed that a form of energy circulates through the universe. On its path it travels through everything, including people. Many martial arts believe that if this power can be directed, it can be used to put power into techniques. It is also believed that if this energy's path through the body is blocked, illness will follow. The arts of acupressure and acupuncture attempt to remove blockages from the meridians (pathways the energy uses to travel through the body) to ensure good health. A biophysical energy generated through breathing techniques studied in kung fu. Ideally [literally], chi can infuse a person with tremendous vitality and make him or or [gr.] her extremely powerful in action, much more so than power developed through the muscular system alone […] the life force or energy that flows in the body; 'the root of a human being' (Maciocia). In taoism, chi is the cosmic energy that permeates all things. Within the human body, the chi is seen as the vital force of the body and is closely associated with the breath. During the act of breathing, in addition to oxygenating the blood with the outer breath (wai chi), one breathes in with the inner breath (nei chi) the surrounding cosmic energy to resupply the inner chi or life force of the body. A concept that refers to life energy. It is thought that one can cultivate healthy, powerful chi through proper breathing and proper living in general. In the martial arts, one should try to focus their chi into their techniques. You know how sometimes you walk into a room, like the lobby of an expensive hotel, for instance, and there's lots of light, space, and maybe some nice paintings and furniture? Compare the feeling of that room to that of a cubicle in a cinderblock, fluorescent-lit basement office. Chi is the vital energy of the universe. It is not present in most cubicles”;
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Yogananda [Swami] (? ?) states:
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[in "Cooking with: Holiday Recipes" (2006)]
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"prana / pranic [...] there are two kinds of prana [...] cosmic vibratory energy [...and] the specific prana [...] the sparks of intelligence finer-than-atomic energy that constitutes life [...] collectively referred to in Hindu scriptural treatises as prana [...] in essence, condensed thoughts of god [...] of the astral world and [of] life principle of the physical cosmos [p.077]";
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(ISBN 1411678419)
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Yudron, G. (? ?) states:
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[in “Healing Energy....”{Sentient Times Feb./Mar. 2007}]
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“what about the healing energy mentioned in the title? [...] energetically-oriented perspectives [...] take homeopathy for example [...] not the oldest form of energetically-based medicine [...] Paracelsus [...] described 'a healing energy that radiates within and around man like a luminous sphere.' He was speaking about the elan vital, or vital force, also known as chi or prana. Many forms of natural medicine, such as homeopathy, osteopathy and naturopathy work with the vital force. Chinese medicine, which charted a system of energy meridians applied through acupuncture, includes many ways of working with chi or vital force [...] vital force or chi [...] EMDR [...] another form of energy medicine [...] RET is a holistic, spiritually-informed method [...] my the force be with you!”;
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Zi, N. (? ?) states:
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[in “The Art of Breathing: 6 Simple Lessons to Improve Performance, Health, and Well-Being” (2000)]
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“the ‘vitalism’ usually associated with chi energy […] the belief in a discrete ‘life force’ […] from the mechanical point of view there is no single thing called ‘life,’ and certainly no ‘life-force’ […] vitalistic theories, in contrast, deny that the mechanical analysis of the body will ever arrive at an adequate understanding of life itself, and they view life as a united and unifying, special form of energy […] the principle [of] a vital force [preface…] the current of vital energy that can be generated within our bodies, using the air we breathe as fuel. The Chinese call that energy chi [p.008…] all ancient Asian disciplines […] build their principles on the subtle, all-important energy known as chi or ki or prana [p.163…] chi, the inner vital energy upon which Chinese medicinal practices [p.167] and martial arts are based [p.168…] chi energy, that vital force upon which many ancient Asian healing arts are based, is the life force that influences our blood flow, our very cells, and our vibrancy […] knots in any form block the flow of chi energy and can cause aches, pains, discomfort, and illness [p.199…] thin internal, energizing, vibrant element chi or ki or prana [p.223]”;
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(ISBN 1583940340)
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