Friday, July 22, 2011
The name “NATUROPATH” in fact, is controversial and its true origin is unclear. It is known that the word was coined; possibly from "nature" and "homeopathy," a system of healing that was established and was most recognized at the time. Many early Naturopaths objected to the name because, in literal translation, it means ‘natural disease.’ However, Lust credited its coining with helping to end his persecution.
"The persecution became so intense that we could not use the words cure, healing, therapy, therapist, physician, doctor, or any similar title. We were all in despair. Finally we decided to use the word 'Naturopath' as being the only safe term by which we could designate ourselves as having to do with "the natures cure" and disease (Lust, 1921: 479)."
The term ‘doctor’ originated in 1303, stems ultimately from the Latin, doctor "teacher," from doct- stem ofdocere "to show, teach, and “Originally” make to appear right." The familiar form of "medical professional" dates from 1377 though was not common until the late 16th century. Thus, the term ‘doctor’ cannot be appropriated by any one group. In 1998 a group of Natural Medicine Practitioners reclaimed their rights to traditional natural medicine by use of the title, DNM-Doctor of Natures Medicine in honour of Dr. Lust’s original intentions. They are dedicated to upholding the principles articulated by Dr. Benedict Lust and to preserving traditional naturals medicine health care for future generations while unifying Doctors of Natures Medicine” DNM” and Practitioners of Natures Medicine “PNM”. The By-law of both the EBNMP Canada and EBNMP-NA clearly states that professional associations shall be established in the various states of the United States and the provinces of Canada to help with professional development for members only after they are certified by the EBNMP organizations.
Dr. Bruce Ally was appointed in 2007 as President of the EBNMP-
· The Board cannot be responsible for members who do not pay dues and follow misguided individuals, who think it is appropriate to lead members astray to the detriment of the growth and fulfillment of it mandate for propagation of Traditional Natural Medicine in North America and for the government to take us as a profession seriously.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Professional Development Day a success.
- College of Chiropractor of Ontario
- College of Optometrists of Ontario
- College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario
- College of Psychologists of Ontario
- Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
- College of Homeopaths of Ontario
- College of Naturopaths of Ontario
- College of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture of Ontario
In offering service you may declare your level of education in Natural Medicine as follows; Certified (certificate)Diploma (Dip), B.Sc (Bachelor) in whatever field, M.Sc, Master (in whatever field) PhD Doctorate (in whatever field).
governments and no one can be exempted. You have until 2012 to be in compliance of the Doctorate level. Also be advised that it will take 12 -24 months to complete PhD research depending at where you are in your education -therefore, be proactive.
geneticist who holds a doctorate degree is exempt from the RHPA when he/she is communicating a diagnosis for the purpose of identifying a genetic disease or genetic disorder).
Professional Liability Insurance under Partners Indemnity Insurance is only granted to BNMDP-NA & BOIM members, who are residents of and practice in Canada.
in October or November.