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From traditional Mediterranean, Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine to the modern time: integration of pathophysiological, medical and epistemological knowledge


Dal Lin, Carlo; Ferrari, Fabrizio; Zampieri, Fabio; Tona, Francesco; Osto, Elena (2020). From traditional Mediterranean, Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine to the modern time: integration of pathophysiological, medical and epistemological knowledge. Longhua Chinese Medicine, 3:21.

Abstract

This review starts describing traditional Mediterranean, Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine systems. Then, the “psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunology” paradigm is examined and reasons for its increasing popularity in biological and medical scientific sciences. In particular, we focus on how this paradigm helps to understand and integrate in a modern view some seminal observations and symbolic languages from the past. Thanks to current technological possibilities, the future challenge will be to conduct medical and biological forefront research, able to successfully integrate traditional medicine into the newest therapeutic schemes. In conclusion, we propose some epistemological considerations based on different examples of therapeutic integration.

Abstract

This review starts describing traditional Mediterranean, Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine systems. Then, the “psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunology” paradigm is examined and reasons for its increasing popularity in biological and medical scientific sciences. In particular, we focus on how this paradigm helps to understand and integrate in a modern view some seminal observations and symbolic languages from the past. Thanks to current technological possibilities, the future challenge will be to conduct medical and biological forefront research, able to successfully integrate traditional medicine into the newest therapeutic schemes. In conclusion, we propose some epistemological considerations based on different examples of therapeutic integration.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Clinical Chemistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
540 Chemistry
Language:English
Date:1 December 2020
Deposited On:05 Feb 2021 14:53
Last Modified:05 Feb 2021 14:55
Publisher:AME Publishing Company
ISSN:2616-2806
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.21037/lcm-20-27

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