Biosemiotic Medicine

Healing in the World of Meaning

  • Farzad Goli

Part of the Studies in Neuroscience, Consciousness and Spirituality book series (SNCS, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Farzad Goli, Shahram Rafieian, Sima Atarodi
    Pages 1-21
  3. Farzad Goli, Reza Johari Fard
    Pages 95-115
  4. Farzad Goli, Mahboubeh Farzanegan
    Pages 117-132
  5. Farzad Goli, Alireza Monajemi, Gholam Hossein Ahmadzadeh, Azadeh Malekian
    Pages 151-193
  6. Farzad Goli
    Pages 217-239
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 241-247

About this book


This book presents an interpretation of pharmaceutical, surgical and psychotherapeutic interventions based on a univalent metalanguage: biosemiotics. It proposes that a metalanguage for the physical, mental, social, and cultural aspects of health and medicine could bring all parts and aspects of human life together and thus shape a picture of the human being as a whole, made up from the heterogeneous images of the vast variety of sciences and technologies in medicine discourse. The book adopts a biosemiotics clinical model of thinking because, similar to the ancient principle of alchemy, tam ethice quam physice, everything in this model is physical as much as it is mental. Signs in the forms of vibrations, molecules, cells, words, images, reflections and rites conform cultural, mental, physical, and social phenomena. The book decodes healing, dealing with health, illness and therapy by emphasizing the first-person experience as well as objective events. It allows readers to follow the energy-information flows through and between embodied minds and to see how they form physiological functions such as our emotions and narratives.


Psychosomatic Medicine Biosemiotic Medicine Placebo Response Systemic Therapy Mind-Body Interaction Hypnosis Hypnotherapy Consciousness Evolution Psychoneuroimmunology Health Education Health Beliefs

Editors and affiliations

  • Farzad Goli
    • 1
  1. 1.Energy Medicine University, CA, USADanesh-e Tandorosti InstituteIsfahanIran

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-35091-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-35092-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-8918
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-8926
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