Why do we need a unified philosophy of medicine?

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11/01/2021 6:49

Integrating modern medicine and self-healing functional medicine is vital to achieving optimal healthcare. They are the sides of the same coin.

Integrated pilosophy of medicine.

"It is easy to hate, and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve, while bad things are straightforward."

Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, politician, and philosopher. By Simran Khurana (Updated March 18, 2017)

"If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, you will also suffer a defeat for every victory gained. You will succumb in every battle if you know neither the enemy nor yourself." (Sun Tzu) 

Medicine has extensive professional literature, history documentation, many methods, treatment protocols, and advanced technologies, but these are not a philosophy but, at best, just a tactic.

 

In the absence of a philosophy of medicine - medicine has no compass. You will never find it if you do not know what you are looking for!

Is there a unified philosophy of modern medical science today? Surprisingly, the answer is "No."

I brought below some quotations to reinforce my arguments.

 

Is there a need for a unified philosophy of medical science? The answer is definitely "yes."

The medical field in the 21st century is a war zone dictated by modern lifestyle. Would the human race allow itself to enter a tough war without a strategy? I guess not!

Link: Conventional modern medicine vs. Self-Healing medicine

  • The confusion between symptoms, causes, and catalysts, which leads to fighting the symptoms, is, in my opinion, part of this trend, " medical philosophy is a field for philosophers."
    • Symptomatic treatments cannot cure the patient, as they do not eliminate the causes of the disease.
  • Advanced biochemistry and other technological instruments do not reveal all the secrets of the body, mind & spirit.
  • The internal distinction between alternative medicine and functional medicine requires deeper philosophical thinking.
  • We must understand what we are searching for to know the correct answers.
  • Medical philosophy should be above the biochemistry involved. 

 

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