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Towards a New Epistemology for Health and Healing

  • Willis Harman
  • Marilyn Schlitz

Abstract

Beginning in the 1970s a series of innovative approaches to health care emerged in the west as viable adjuncts to traditional allopathic healthcare. These included: wellness, holism, behavioral medicine, and alternative and complementary therapies. These developments represent more than an expanded range of available approaches and treatment options, they reflect the emergence of deeper and persistent cultural forces that lead us toward a fundamental reconsideration and reconfiguration of our existing constructs of health and illness.

Keywords

Complementary Medicine Complementary Therapy Western Science Downward Causation Metaphysical Foundation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Willis Harman
    • 1
  • Marilyn Schlitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Noetic SciencesSausalitoUSA

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