Our day-to-day life is often imbued with patterns and “habits” that function at all levels of our being, from the anatomical through the the physiological, the emotional, the mental and the spiritual. Increasing understanding of, and collaboration between, the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, physiology, neuroscience, and psychology will mean debunking the mind/body split of Cartesian European philosophy.
The traditional medical systems of India, China and Tibet provide inspiring models of ways to approach the reintegration of the more specialized and fragmented Western treatment approaches into an integrated system. This will result in newfound health, well-being and dis-ease treatments that embrace the whole individual’s physical, emotional, mental and spiritual states. while taking into account each person’s cultural and environmental context.
Ultimately this requires the development and evolution of a new paradigm. My approach involves an integration of traditional wisdom, Ayurvedic, Chinese and Western constitutional models and the scientific method as it applies to our understanding of physiology, nutrition, and botanical medicine. In other words a synthesis of the wisdom and knowledge of the East and West, ancient and modern with the advances of science from quantum physics through to sociology! A tall undertaking.
For this task I require the contributions and inspirations of people from many fields and much experience. I invite you to join me in the discussion…