HOLISTIC HEALTH and Dynamic Systems
There is a vast difference between healthcare based on traditional Cartesian science (Western medicine) and a healthcare system based on the principles of biophysics and dynamic systems theory (complementary/alternative/energy medicine).
Most branches of healthcare persist in ignoring the new physics and the potential for revolutionary new ways of addressing health problems. With classical diagnostic models, the superimposition of generic labels and practitioner agendas creates dependency on medication and surgical procedures.
One of the most commonly used metaphors in our society is the human body as a machine. At lunch we “fill our tanks” to “keep our motors running.” Our hearts beat like “clockwork.” A complex problem sets our “gears turning.” Is the body simply a machine, as our reductionist tradition and modern language implies? Can we view ourselves as a conglomeration of replaceable “parts”?
Recent discoveries are leading scientists to believe that this is not the case, thus confirming what 'modern' holistic therapists have known all along. Not only our bodies cannot be separated from our mental and emotional states - the consciousness element - but each and every part is necessarily in constant communication with each other in order to maintain balance.
The intricacies of the human body have amazed scientists for generations. Innumerable, entwined feedback loops regulate our internal processes, keeping us within the narrow bounds needed for survival (...) Our bodies conform to a set of non-linear, dynamic rules.
It only makes sense to take a more holistic look at the whole and consider that each individual and unique 'story' cannot be reduced to a single 'fit all' diagnosis and pills.
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