Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Vitalism of Naturopathy:

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Gaeddert, A. (? ?) states:
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[in "Healing Digestive Disorders, Third Edition: Natural Treatments for Gastrointestinal Conditions" (2008)]
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"herbology is an energetic medicine. Plants have a life force: the Chinese call it 'qi' [...] by taking herbs we are bringin the life force of nature inside our bodies [p.060]";
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(ISBN 1556437439)
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Gallo, F.P. (? ?) states:
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[in "Energy Psychology..." (2nd ed., 1998)]
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"the flow of energy, referred to by the Chinese as qi or chi [...] in India the energy is referred to as prana, and as ki in Japan [p.034...] 'life energy' is Diamond's term for qi or prana [p.036...] Hahnemann reasoned that there is a subtle energy force in the body, the vital force [p.044...] Bach [...] after reading Hahnemann's treatise, The Organon of Medicine [...] came to believe that disease was an indication of disharmony between the physical and spiritual aspect of the person and that treating the spiritual aspect would be providing treatment as the most fundamental level [p.047...] 'life energy' is synonymous with the chi of China, prana of India, Paracelsus's archeus, Hippocrates's vis medicatrix naturae. In his view, [Diamond, J.'s] life energy is also spirit [...] 'of chi, of life energy, of spirit' [p.073...] Diamond has also been able to evaluate the effects of a variety of environmental stimuli on one's life energy [...i.e.] certain types of music [...] weaken or block the flow of life energy [...also] the effects of the individual conductor are relevant [...i.e.] one conductor's rendition of a composer's work raises life energy, another rendition of the same composition may lower life energy [...] life energy analysis [p.075...] like Edward Bach, homeopath developer of the Bach flower remedies [Diamond...] believes that every disease is fundamentally a spiritual problem [...] 'I don't think of myself as healing by spirit, but instead helping the sufferer overcome his pain by encouraging the workings of the healing power of his own spirit, which I refer to as life energy' [p.085...] recall that Diamond sees life energy as spirit [p.088...] this energy has been referred as qi, chi, ki, prana, universal life force, and a number of other terms [p.099]";
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(ISBN 1574441841)
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[in "Energy Diagnostic and Treatment Methods" (2000)]
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"subtle bioenergy information or configurations [...] with a balance or unobstructed current of bioenergy [...] bioenergy vibrations [...] the bioenergy has been referred to by such terms as the Chinese chi or qi [...] the Japanese ki [...] the Indian prana, life energy, Paracelsus's archaeus, Hypocrites's [sp.] vis medicatrix naturae, and more [p.003]";
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(ISBN 0393703126)
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Gascoigne, S. (? ?) states:
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[in "The Chinese Way to Health: A Self-Help Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine" (1997)]
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"qi: body energy […] the fundamental principles of Chinese medicine: yin and yang, qi as a ‘life-force’ [p.018…] what is qi? The active principle which results from the yin/yang dynamic is qi […] energy […] qi is the life-force upon which the physical body depends[…] qi is regarded as the life-force [p.020]";
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(ISBN 0804831203)
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Gerachty, B. (? ?) states:
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[in "Homeopathy for Midwives" (1997)]
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"the vital force. This term was used by Hahnemann to describe the balancing mechanism that keeps us in health, that gives us life and is absent at our death [...] the dynamic, spiritual, and vital force [p.015...] the homeopath seeks to apply the smallest dose possible to nudge the vital force [etc. p.017...] dynamis: another term for 'vital force' [p.145]";
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(ISBN 0443057087)
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Gerber, R. (MD ?) states:
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[in "A Practical Guide to Vibrational Medicine : Energy Healing and Spiritual Transformation"(2001)]
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"vital force – therapeutic use [copyright page…] the heart is also driven by a spark of spiritual energy or life force that would seem to leave the body at the time of death […] in the vibrational or energetic model, spirit is seen as the motivating force that animates the physical form. That is, our spirit, like a vaporous ghost, inhabits the mechanical vehicle we call the physical body. At the time of death, our spirit moves on, leaving behind only a lifeless shell [p.012...] subtle energy (called prana by the Hindus) [p.017...] subtle bioenergies (subtle magnetic life energies) [...] prana - another environmental nutritive subtle energy [p.023...] prana, the subtle, nutritive life energy component of sunlight [...] both ch'i and prana are life energies [p.047...] prana or life-force energy [p.080...] etheric energy (prana) [p.240]";
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(ISBN 0060959371)
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Gerson, C. (? ?), Walker, M. (? ?) state:
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[in "The Gerson Therapy: The Amazing Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses" (2006)]
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"from the esoteric medical literature which deals with human and plant energies, is that there is a form of plant 'vital force,' 'qi,' or 'prana' present in the juices when freshly made [...] this 'vital force' benefits the patient's vital force [...] the energetic or psychic level rather than the cellular or biochemical level [p.220]";
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(ISBN 1575666286)
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Gilbert, S.F. (? ?) states:
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[in "Developmental Biology" (2000; 6th ed.)]
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"this strikingly modern concept of nuclear-cytoplasmic interaction and nuclear equivalence eventually caused Driesch to abandon science. Because the embryo could be subdivided into parts that were each capable of re-forming the entire organism, he could no longer envision it as a physical machine. In other words, Driesch had come to believe that development could not be explained by physical forces. Harking back to Aristotle, he invoked a vital force, entelechy ('internal goal-directed force'), to explain how development proceeds. Essentially, he believed that the embryo was imbued with an internal psyche and wisdom to accomplish its goals despite the obstacles embryologists placed in its path. Unable to explain his results in terms of the physics of his day, Driesch renounced the study of developmental physiology and became a philosophy professor, proclaiming vitalism (the doctrine that living things cannot be explained by physical forces alone) until his death in 1941 [p.062]";
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(ISBN 0878932437)
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Gilkeson, J. (? ?) states:
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[in "Energy Healing: A Pathway to Inner Growth" (2000)]
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"premises that have guided the writing of this book […that there’s] a living energy field [that] surrounds and penetrates our physical bodies […per] all life forms have an energy field [p.019…] one of the main roles played by our chakras is the transformation of life-force, or prana, into energy [p.087…] glossary of terms […] chakra: Sanskrit for ‘wheel’; vortices of energy movement located in the etheric […] etheric: the layers of the energy field which immediately surround and penetrate the physical body; also called the ‘vital aura’ or ‘health aura’ [p.201…] prana: Sanskrit for 'life-force' [p.202]";
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(ISBN 1569246556)
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Ginsburgh, T. (?{Rabbi} ?) state:
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[in "Body, Mind, and Soul: Kabbalah on Human Physiology..." (2005)]
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"one of the most fundamental teachings of Kabbalah is the system of the ten sefirot, the channels of divine life force or energy [p.012...] to elevate the divine life-force contained within food [p.067...] the first hei of god's name reflects the circulatory system, which can be described as the basic inner communication of life-force within the body [p.071...] providence channels divine life-force to each of god's creations, and as blood in a living organism, the life-force flows freely from one being to another, from the healthy limb to heal the diseased limb [p.076...] the life-force inherent in the blood [...] the life-force flowing, in the form of blood, through the body [p.079...] the life force that descends from [p.211] the left hemisphere of the brain [...] this life-force is referred to as spiritual 'moisture' [p.212...] the transcendent light enters the body to become the immanent life-force [...] the relatively spiritual life-force is converted into physical 'energy,' which actualizes, in the development and functioning of the body, the latent potential of the spiritual life-force [p.237...] chochmah is the life-force of all the sefirot [p.299]";
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(ISBN 9657146089)
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Goldberg, B. (? ?) states:
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[in "Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide" (2nd ed., 2002)]
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"the philosophy of alternative medicine. The underlying concepts of alternative medicine are far older than those of conventional, allopathic [!] medicine [...per] as early as 5000 BCE [...the belief in a] free flow of invisible vital energy (known in China as qi and in India as prana) [p.005...] vital energy [...per Ivker] 'the free flow of life force energy' [...with alternative medicine aka] complementary medicine, integrative medicine, and holistic medicine [p.007...] spiritual health. Being spiritually healthy means consciously cultivating a connection with spirit, the divine life force that makes all life possible [p.041...] acupuncture alleviates pain and can increase immune response by balancing the flow of vital life energy [...] a balanced flow of qi (also referred to as chi), the vital life energy present in all living organisms [p.062...] Reich's [...] vital energy (which he termed orgone) [p.132...] energy medicine [...] an invisible biofield [...] invisible life force energy (known as qi to practitioners of acupuncture and prana to ayurvedic physicians [...] this life force energy [p.201...] a vital life force that invisibly animates all life [...per] ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine, refer to this subtle energy as prana and qi [...] life force energy [...] Pythagoras referred to this same subtle energy as pneuma [...] the Kahuna people of Hawaii [...] call subtle energy mana [...] in the Judeo-Christian tradition, this healing energy is most commonly known as spirit [...] an invisible vital energy upon which good health depended [...] life force necessary for optimal psychophysiological functioning [p.202...] homeopathic regeneration of hormones [...] 'each organ system of the body, when connected to the individual's essential life force, or qi' [etc. p.373...] alternative therapies [...] what is a naturopathic physician trained to do? [...] acupuncture [...] an ancient Chinese system of medicine involving the stimulation of certain specific [imaginary!] points on the body to enhance the flow of vital life energy know[sp.] as chi [...] along pathways called meridians [p.382...] qi gong and tai chi combine movement, meditation, and breath regulation to enhance the flow of vital energy [...] qi, or vital life energy [p.434...] vital life energy flows through the body following pathways called meridians [...] qi [...] a Chinese word variously translated to mean 'vital energy,' 'essence of life,' and 'living force' [457...] prana (life energy) [...] chronic blockage of the flow of prana can eventually lead to illness [p.466...] subtle bodily energy, known as qi or ki [p.768...] qi (vital life energy) [p.790]";
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(ISBN 1587611414)
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Goldstein, M. (DVM ?) states:
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[in "The Nature of Animal Healing : The Definitive Holistic Medicine Guide to Caring for Your Dog and Cat" (2000)]
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"I do know that healthy animals radiate a vital energy – a life force; a spirit, if you like – so evident that the Chinese have a word for it: chi […] that, to me, is definitely spiritual. I can suggest that a pet’s illness starts with his spirit […] spiritual interdependence. I think that a pet and his own both have spirits, that those spirits interact, and that the interaction affects the mental and physical well-being of both";

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(ISBN 0345439198)
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Goldstein, M.S. (? ?) states:
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[in "Alternative Health Care" (1999)]
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"there are six significant points that distinguish alternative medicine from the medical mainstream [...] a belief in vitalism [p.044...] a belief in vitalism [p.051...] energy flow [...] a basic life force variously called 'qi' or 'chi' [p.058...] vitalism [is] the belief in a basic 'life force' [p.061...] vitalism is an explicit component of most alternative medical system [...] chi or qi in TCM [...] the principle of vitalism provides the basis for much of the naturopathic [p.062...] vitalistic theories of health [...aim] to restore the balance of the life force [...] vitalist tendencies [...] such as the universal intelligence found in chiropractic [p.063...] the core premises of alternative medicine [...] vitalism [p.073...] homeopathy offers a vitalistic worldview which encourages a belief that homeopathic remedies act 'spiritually' on the material world of the body [p.075...] 'chi,' the life force in TCM [...] in ayurveda, [known] as prana [p.113...] their common practice of four key principles: vitalism [p.131...] a belief in vitalism [p.132...] a lead editorial in Homeopathy Today [...states] that the essence of homeopathy is 'a continuation of the vitalistic' [etc. p.133...] beliefs [...such as] vitalism [p.155...] the alternative belief in 'vitalism' [p.224]";
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(ISBN 1566396786)
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Goswami, A. (? ?) states:
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[in "The Physicists' View of Nature: The Quantum Revolution" (2002)]
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"vitalism -- a proposal of a vital force apart from matter [...] vitalism does sound like dualism. The vital force is proposed as part of a dual world apart from matter [p.241...] vitalists used to argue that there is a special 'vital energy' that is responsible for life, that represents life in living matter. The difficulty with the vitalist view is that it is dualistic [...] and dualism is easy to refute [...] there is an alternative to the material machine model and dualistic vitalism. And that model is based on monistic idealism [!] -- the philosophy that consciousness is the ground of being [p.266...] vitalism was rejected in biology because of its problem with interaction dualism [...] this resolution of the problem of dualism requires that the vital body be a quantum body [...] although vital body talk is unfashionable in the West, it remains the basis of Eastern medicine. The movements of the vital body (vital energy) are variously known as prana in India, chi in China, ki in Japan [p.283...] his experiment persuaded Driesch to give up on materialist models altogether and opt for the idea of entelechy -- a nonmaterial causal factor of Aristotelian vintage [p.286...] chi: the Chinese word for the modes of motion of the vital body; see also prana [p.332...] ki: the Japanese word for the modes of movement of the vital body [...] kundalini: coiled up vital energy [p.333...] meridian: Chinese concept for the pathway of the flow of chi, vital energy [p.334...] vital body: the body of life-processes made of life-substance (prana or chi or ki) [...] this is a body separate from and independent of the physical and mental bodies. It contains the morphogenic fields [...] vital energy: the modes of movement of the vital body; also called prana, chi, or ki [...] vitalism: the belief that life is due to living organisms a nonmaterial vital substance [p.337]";
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(ISBN 9780306465093)
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Gottlieb, B. (? ?) states:
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[in "Alternative Cures" (2008)]
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"in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), chi is the life-force or energy that flows in currents, or meridians, throughout the body [p.268...] life force, or chi [p.362...] energy healing involves directing and intensifying this life-force energy to make the body stronger [p.673...] vitality, or life force [...] qigong [...] is the practice of cultivating your life force or vital energy [p.687]";
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(ISBN 0345505395)
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Graham, H. (? ?) states:
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[in "Complementary Therapies in Context: The Psychology of Healing" (1999)]
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"homeopathy, pioneered in the nineteenth century by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a physician whose approach to treatment was closely allied to that of Hippocrates and Paracelsus. Hahnemann used the term 'vital force' to describe the balancing mechanism within each living organism, which promotes, or at least protects, health. He claimed this vital force, comparable with Hippocrates' vix [sp.] medicatrix naturae [etc....] the vital force or inner nature of the organism itself [p.100...] in the East, concepts of energy, variously referred to as chi, ki, prana, kundalini, or shakti, are markedly different, and akin to those of pre-scientific Western civilizations, notably Greece and Egypt [...] German embryologist Driesch, who adopted Aristotle's concept of entelehkia or entelechy -- the vital force which directs the life of the individual -- to describe the impetus which urges the organism to self-fulfillment: a concept similar to the vital force described by the founder of homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann [p.209]";
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(ISBN 1853026409)
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Graham, J.W. (PhD ?), Graham, S.P. (PhD[naturo.] ?) states:
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[in "How To Look Into Your Future: Become Wealthy & Healthy" (2004)]
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"conventional doctors have a philosophy of illness and naturopathic doctors have a philosophy of health and wellness [...] naturopathic therapies seek to strengthen and support the body's innate healing power [...] by raising the body's vitality so that its natural and inherent ability to sustain health is allowed to dominate [...] when using these natural therapies, there is little suppression of the immune system and there are few unintended side effects. This natural therapeutic approach maintains that the constant effort of the body's life force is always in the direction of self-cleansing, self-repairing, and positive health [p.029...] the foundation of his teaching [Hippocrates] and the fundamental principle of naturopathy is summed up in vis medicatrix naturae. Translated, this means, 'the healing power of nature, the vital natural force.' Naturopaths believe that the body is its own best healer. This innate ability is 'vitality' [...and] vitality can allow the body to repair the damage itself [p.023]";
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(ISBN 0595300146; available here)
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Greenia, M. (? ?) states:
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[in "Energy Dynamics: Conscious Human Evolution : Axioms and Resources for Personal Growth, Balance, and the Evolution of Your Body's Energy Systems" (2001)]
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"universal life force [p.xiv, xiv...] what is this energy called? The energy has been given many names by difficult cultures, languages, and spiritual practices. It has been called, for example, universal energy, bioelectric energy, universal life force energy, prana, and other names. Throughout this book, we will use the terms bioenergetic field, energy field, or simply energy [...] various names for universal energy: vital force, vital energy, prana [...] energy fields, ruah [...] pneuma [...] mana [...] bioplasmic energy, biomagnetic energy, bioenergetic energy, universal energy field, ki or chi [...] bioelectromagnetic energy, universal life force energy, breath of life; holy spirit [p.015...] root chakra [...] gives life force to the body [p.034...] reiki utilizes universal life force energy [p.096...] chi: a Chinese name for life force energy [...] the term 'chi' refers to the universal energy, universal life force [p.297...] life force (ch'i) [p.299...] subtle life force energies ('chi') [p.307]";
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(ISBN 1588320081)
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Greer, J.M. (? ?) states:
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[in "The New Encyclopedia of the Occult" (2003)]
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"anima mundi [...] 'soul of the world' [...] dating back at least to Plato [...] the indwelling consciousness of the world, which acts through the spiritus mundi or vital force of the world on the corpus of mundi or physical body of the world [p.024...] animal magnetism [...] a subtle energy closely related to life [...] like od, orgone, vril [...] another term for etheric energy [p.025...] aura. The outermost layer of the human subtle body [...] occult theorists disagree about whether the aura is part of the etheric body [...or] the astral body, or both [...] in theosophy [...aka] the health aura [...] the vital aura [...] the karmic aura [...] the aura of character [...] the aura of the spiritual nature [p.051...] corpus mundi [...] 'body of the world' [...] relates to the spiritus mundi and anima mundi in exactly the same way that the human body relates to its vital energy or soul [p.113...] Egyptian occultism [....VFS as] ka or vital spirit [p.147...] ether [...] also known by dozens of other names such as akasha, od, orgone, vital life force, and vril [...] identical to prana of Hindu philosophy and the ch'i of Chinese medicine and martial arts [p.161...] fohat [...] closely related to the life-force or one life [per theosophy p.177...] ond [...] a term for vital force or etheric energy [...from] some modern magical traditions drawing on northern paganism [p.344...] orgone [...] a subtle energy present in all living tissue [...] another name for ether [p.350...] Paracelsus [...] saw the human body as an alchemical laboratory in which the archeus, the essential vital spirit [is] centered in the stomach [p.361...] prana [...] Sanskrit, 'breath' [...] a term for breath and / or vital energy [...] it seems to be essentially identical with the Western magical concept of ether [p.381...] orgone has been identified with Mesmer's animal magnetism, Reichenbach's odic force [...] Levi's astral light [...] etheric energy [p.395...] spirit [...] Hebrew ruach, Greek pneuma, Sanskrit prana, Chinese ch'i [...] subtle power acting in the world [...] prana and ch'i took on the general meaning of life energy [p.447]";
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(ISBN 1567183360)
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Gregg, S. (? ?) states:
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[in "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Spiritual Healing" (2000)]
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"imbalances between the yin and yang cause obstructions in the qi or life energies of the body [...] qi [...] is the life force or energy the keeps our body alive. An imbalance in our qi can cause disease or discomfort in our body [p.062...] ayurveda [...] focuses on balancing a patient's doshas or life force. Doshas are similar to the Chinese concept of qi. There are three doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha [p.071...] energy work [...] in Chinese medicine life energy is called qi; in India it's called prana [...] energy work takes many forms and has many different names. Most religions include some form of faith healing or energy work [p.105...] your energy field, your life force [p.212]";
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(ISBN 0028638344)
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Grimes, M.J. (? ?) states:
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[in "Dr. John Bastyr: Philosophy and Practice" (2005)]
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"Dr. Bastyr [...] knew it was their vital force that was doing the work [p.033...] 'a person's vital force' [p.042]";
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(ISBN 0965955044)
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(for an amazon.com short review of this, click here,
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Grossinger, R. (? ?) states:
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[in "Planet Medicine: Origins" (2001)]
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"Samuel Hahnemann’s homeopathic microdoses […] a vital force inaugurating and revivifying [p.xxix…] I believe we are energy bodies […per] a subtle prana or chi current [p.xxxix…] vital energy or spirit [p.003…] this book will examine categories of hermetic and elemental medicine, medicine of the vital force and subtle auras [p.006…] the pure spirit of a plant is identical to the vital energy of the plant […] when we examine contemporary systems which depend on vitalistic explanations, we enter a surrealistic landscape in which spirits and quantum particles nimbly changes places with each other, auras radiate from plants and stones, and soothsaying replaces explanation [p.230…] this life force is universal and omnipresent […] Galvani’s life force, the mesmerism of Frank Mesmer, the odic force Karl von Reichenbach […] Prosper Blondlot’s N-rays, Emile Boirac’s nerve radioactivity, David Wagner’s tachyon, and innumerable other semielectric, semimagnetic vital energies a biological vitalist my believe in a single meta-electric[!] life force and seek to define it as an unknown energy within science [!], the hermetic vitalist presumes an enormous amount of occult and psychospiritual linkages [etc. p.232…] a vast realm of unidentified agencies […] voodoo (Africa), chi (China), prana (India), orgone (Reich), wakonda (Dakota Sioux), the astrum (Gnostic Europe) [p.234…] vitalistic medicines are fundamentally nonmaterial [...] homeopathy is a remarkably intact vitalistic medicine [...per] microdoses [...with] nothing physical [...] a vitalistic medicine using spiritized doses [p.249…] prana, is these subtle energy […] oxygen is one form of prana (breathing draws prana into the body) [p.311…] the term 'naturopathy' (combining 'homeopathy' with 'nature cure') […] formal natural medicine […] their intention was to stimulate nature directly through the vital force [p.474]";
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(ISBN 1556433697)
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[in "Planet Medicine: Modalities" (2002)]
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"vitalism comprises a variety of practices, all of them based on an intrinsic life force or transpersonal energy field that provides a catalyst for healing [...e.g.] the body's chakra system, auras, chi and prana, and meridians [...] orgone therapy, astrological medicine [...] polarity [...] alchemical and homeopathic medicines place the vital force in potentised substances [p.009...] reiki [...] the Japanese 'rei' (universal) and 'ki' (life energy or vital force) [p.045]";
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(ISBN 1556433913)
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[in "Homeopathy: The Great Riddle" (1998)]
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"homeopathy [...and] alchemists, gnostics, animists, Rosicrucians, and other naturalist-magicians [...per] a cure based upon the life force [p.002...] the vital force, or archeus [p.026...in] the Organonon (1810), Hahnemann's textbook of homeopathy [...he writes] 'the vital force that pervades all other sensitive and irritable parts of the organism' [p.037...] homeopaths understand that it is ultimately the vital force that cures [p.059...] microdoses and the vital force [...] the vital force is the seed of life [...] homeopathic theory does not confer the power of dynamic readjustment on [crude / material] medicines or the organs themselves, only on the vital force [containing and affecting dose...] homeopathic medicines are 'spiritual' medicines [...] they are not drugs [...] the final product, the actual pill, is such a high dilution of the original substance that nothing is left of it [p.066...] Hahnemann [...wrote in 1796] the organism had only two possible responses to such medicines (in sequence): aggravation [...] followed by stimulation of the vital force [p.098...] remedies work through the defense mechanism and the vital force [p.102]";
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(ISBN 1556432909)
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Grossinger, R. (? ?), O'Malley, J. (? ?), Gloeckner, P. (? ?) state:
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[in "Embryogenesis: Species, Gender, and Identity" (2000)]
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"prana (life-force energy) [p.601...] predating science by at least thousands, if not tens of thousands, of years, spiritualism proposes an invisible aspect to creation [...] although we cannot demonstrate that spirit and vital force even exist, men and women have intuited them, and their higher-dimensional concerts -- gods, ghost-shadows, citizens of hyperspace [...per] supersensible forces [...] a supersensible agency, whether they called it god or vital force [p.697...] if yin and yang separate, one's essence and vital force will be destroyed [p.748]";
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(ISBN 155643359X)
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Grossman, M. (? ?), McCabe, V. (? ?) state:
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[in "Greater Vision" (2001)]
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"this spark of life force is called vital force [...] vital force is a measurement [etc. p.062...] a lack of personal vital force [p.092...] an insufficient vital force [p.099...] where the allopath suppresses the symptoms of discomfort with the hope that the patient's vital force will ultimately heal his body [...] it is the homeopath's belief that as the patient's vital force [etc. p.122...] vital force, or qi [p.144]";
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(ISBN 0658006436)
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Grosz, E. (? ?) states:
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[in "Becomings: Explorations in Time, Memory, and Futures" (1999)]
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"vitalism is the philosophical commitment to a specific life force, a life energy [...] conventionally opposed to mechanism [p.022]";
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(ISBN 0801485908)
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Guess, G. (MD MCV, DHt IFH) states:
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"homeopathy's basic precepts […] the energetic core of the organism; such as, chi (in acupuncture), bioplasmic body, inner physician (osteopathic term), vital force (homeopathic term), etc.";
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Gulati, K.R. (? ?) states:
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[in "Perfect Cure Through Homeopathy: Perfection of Pulse Examination" (2004)]
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"the vital force. Dr. Hahnemann believed that the body contains an in born power to heal itself. He called this the vital force. This is the force or energy responsible for the healthy running of the body, coordinating its defenses against disease. If this force is disturbed by stress, a poor diet, lack of exercise, hereditary problems, or environmental changes, illness results. The symptoms of illness are the outward manifestation of the vital force’s attempt to redress the imbalance and restore order […] homeopathic remedies help to hasten recovery by stimulating the vital force […] the remedies energize the vital force to rid the body of disease [p.045]";
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(ISBN 8180564762)
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Gunavante, S.M. (? ?) states:
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[in "Introduction of Homeopathic Prescribing" (4th ed., 2002)]
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"the vital force is nothing but what modern medicine calls the immune system [!] , or defense mechanism [!...] symptoms and signs are the sole expressions of the reaction of the vital force to the morbid inimical force [p.003...] basic principles of homoeopathy [...] vital force. A truly curative medical science [!] should have a well-proved [!] and correct understanding [!] of the relationship between health, disease, and the therapeutic measures. The cornerstone of homoeopathy's understanding of this question lies in the importance it attached to the vital force pervading the organism, which governs all these three, viz. health, disease and therapeutics [...] the vital force, the life force (or dynamis) [...] it is the vital force which maintains all parts and functions of the body [...] if the vital force is strong, no germs or bacteria can do any harm to it. The germs can thrive in the blood or tissues only if the vital force of the organism is primarily sick and affords a suitable soil for them [...] the fight between the vital force and the disease force [...] in acute diseases the vital force soon overwhelms the disease force [...] in chronic diseases, the vital force cannot conquer the disease unaided by the suitable remedies [...] vital force is nothing but the natural defense mechanism of the body [!...] also called the immune system [! p.007...] the homeopathic physician therefore regards these symptoms as a healthy reaction of the body's vital force [...] a strong vital force thus represents health, while a weak or disordered vital force is the cause of disease [...] how do homoeopathic remedies act? [...] when the disease force is confronted by a similar drug force, the remedial force assists the vital force to overwhelm and cure the disease [...] the deranged vital force (disease) [p.008...] susceptibility. The deranged vital force is very sensitive [...] 'soil' (vital force) [...] the vital force has its sway over the whole body [...] the aim of homeopathic medicine is to restore the deranged vital force to its full power [...] no organ can become diseased without a preceding disturbance of the vital force [p.009...] treat the basic, underlying cause, not the result [...] conditions are the result of diseases, which in turn are caused by deranged vital force [...] good health follows only if we correct or remove the causes which have deranged the vital force [p.011...] self-test [...question] what is the role of the vital force in maintaining good health? [(answer on p.013) p.016...] the vital force i.e., the natural defense mechanism [p.191...] the perverted life force [...] disease (perverted life force) [...] the life force manufactures any pathological formation depending upon the existing or acting miasm [p.198 etc.]";
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(ISBN 8170213096)
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