Reductionism and Holism
-Macro to Micro (biomedical model of health)
-Neurology, immunology, endocrinology, pathology, physiology,etc.
Mechanistic, systems approach:
-biotech, surgical methods, pharmaceutical intervention, etc.
-Tertiary health (treatment)
-Symptoms (origins of disease)
Challenge: potential disempowerment?
-Autonomy (control) of the body and well-being
-micro to macro (lifestyle and wellness)
-health = synergy of mind, body, and environment
- Ayurvedic, TCM, naturopathic, and other alternative medicines
-Primary health (prevention)
-Expression of life (origins of health)
Challenge: cannot be researched using the traditional scientific method
- Belief= proof