Wellcome to Cultural Medicine
and be greeted by Professor Bo von Schéele,
focusing on Psychophysiological Behavioral Medicine, Sweden

(NB the very below is a first draft)
First: Without the inspiration from “Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology” by Johnjoe McFadden & Jim Al Khalili, I would not begin to try to somewhat understand quantum principles and its posible importance for medicine, perhaps (hopefully much needed) opening the door for a quite other way to prevent and treat biological/medical dysfunction …. ….  enabling the western medicine to increase respect for old traditional cultural medicine developed during thousands of years … 

 something perhaps to speculative (at present knowledge level) new to be truth?
Below based on a hypothesis: “Even slight disruptions in quantum enzymatic processes could be associated/lead to medical dysfunction”. In other word; subtle disruptions to quantum enzymatic processes could contribute to medical dysfunction

Quantum Behavior in Cultural Medicine?
The difference between organic and inorganic chemistry may mainly be due to catalysts/enzymes where Quantum behaviors plays a crucial role? Perhaps even extremely small inefficiencies in general or locally enzymes can “open up” the development of dysfunction(s)(diseases)?

Can we behaviorally influence enzymatic functionality? Prevent and, if necessary, remedy? To find methods for this, one does not need to understand quantum medicine at all! It is likely that in the future we will find that successful interventions over the millennia can be related to this!

May some of old cultures medicine approaches (NB it seems to some of those working with old traditional medicine “adjust” quantum thinking to support their own thinking, which is the wrong direction to go, my opinion) be motivated of the above be more taken serious to open up for alternative cultural medicine approaches – now more seriously taking into account by the western medicine, e.g. via psychophysiological behavioral medicine approaches including dynamic psychophysiological lab measurements including also integrated neuro- and biofeedback – then to mainly relying on pharmacology, which is mainly not well understood but extremely much used, including patients’ suffering from all side effects while not seldom prescribed without (or limited) an reductionistic examination? (compare e.g. SSRI with 5-HTP (5-hydroxy L-tryptophan) with Bananas)

We can see at cultural medical “overview” that there are certain behaviors that exist in many different cultures, e.g. different breathing strategies (individualized or externally ordered by the medicine man/woman (?) as well as sound resonances and other types of mantra-like behaviors. Performed in groups or individually.

The above reasoning creates a strong interest in cultural medicine after the evolution of quantum related catalysts probably constituted conditions for the beginning of life. We are now talking about not just many hundreds thousands of years, but at least 1-2 billion years when a very simple kind of metabolism started.
Probably, when we examine from a quantum perspective, strategies in all types of living organisms, e.g. we see orientation responses in mollusks without including quantum behaviors? Why? What about microorganisms? What about the medicine of the Western world consider complex aspects of the evolution of living organism until man?
See also a few,. perhaps naive thoughts at https://quantummedicine.website/ and

Quantum Medicine 2024 ->


Now focus on cultural medicine (NB all the pages are old versions which need to become very much updated! – When this is done, this “NB” will be removed!) EXCEPT https://culturalmedicine.se/health-in-complex-world/hela-not-just-for-medicine-consideration/ 

This website is started 2006 but first now beginning to be activated again!
(See also www.biopsychosocialmedicine.com, www.ipbm.se and many Swedish websites (first 1991) as well)
See about our other websites at https://biopsychosocialmedicine.com/about-usinfo/
About us/info | Biopsychosocial Medicine 

Draft below

  • Definition: As there are many definitions/use/perceptions/fights on “constructivism” and social constructivism in general as well as specific, I will carefully define how I use the term/concept!
  • The starting point is to integrative build on and further develop parts/elements of work of Aristotle, Stephen Pepper (World Hypothesis), Lev Vygotski (e.g. internalization. …), Thomas Kuhn (paradigm and its implications), George Kelly (see e.g. http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/kelly.html to get acquainted with him – I have own links I should add), Kar Popers (World 1, 2 and 3 approach).

1. Culture is gradually evolved “upon” biological evolution when human brain is developed “upon” primates around 300.000 years ago. “Cultural content refers to the symbolic meaning, artistic dimension and cultural values that originate from or express cultural identities.” (https://www.lawinsider.com/dictionary/cultural-content) and is forward as a biopsychosocial formative processes internalized in an individual´s encounters with her/his external world.

2. Internalization describes the physio-psychobiological process/outcome of a not conscious (old brain, preferably Limbic/mammalian (spatial code) brain) as well as more or less conscious perception (new brain, preferably (verbal code) human brain perception of/about processes goings on. An internalization is mainly automatic, taken for granted. Internalization of ideals/values/moral/ethics etc. might take place in an individuals and also mammals/Limbic development creating the platform for a biopsychosocial-cultural development, e.g. in religions, political ideologies, etc. Internalization is directly associated with learning within an organism (or organization). The principle of internalization is use and misused in the development of societies, which can be extremely misused as Neal Postman argues;

“What Huxley teaches is that in the age of advanced technology, spiritual devastation is more likely to come from an enemy with a smiling face than from one whose countenance exudes suspicion and hate. In the Huxleyan prophecy, Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours. There is no need for wardens or gates or Ministries of Truth. When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; culture-death is a clear possibility ” .. Who is prepared to take arms against a sea of amusements? To whom do we complain, and when, and in what tone of voice, when serious discourse dissolves into giggles? What is the antidote to a culture’s being drained by laughter? (Postman, 1985, p 155-156) .. ”What afflicted the people in Brave New World was not that they were laughing instead of thinking, but that they did not know what they were laughing about and why they had stopped thinking” (p. 170).

3. Externalization can be regarded (not specifically in Freud´s term exactly) as when an individual´s “World Map” IS the presumed real, objective world, that is, all other people percept the real world as the individual does (this text must be more clearly formulated)

4. Constructivism
The constructivist theory is based around the idea that learners are active participants in their learning journey; knowledge is constructed based on experiences. As events occur, each person reflects on their experience and incorporates the new ideas with their prior knowledge. Learners develop schemas to organize acquired knowledge. This model was entrenched in learning theories by Dewey, PiagetVygotskyGagne, and Bruner. https://educationaltechnology.net/constructivist-learning-theory/

5. The Paradigm

6. Medicine
It is not pills (of interests for profits of pharmacological companies adopted my too many, including in health care systems) but the art of healing, more in terms of “Introduction. The title of this review refers to the popular phrase ‘Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food‘, often ascribed to Hippocrates (400 BC), and used to emphasize the importance of nutrition to prevent or cure disease” https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014299918303595

“The art of medicine has roots that lie deep in developing the biopsychosocial connection. Understanding a human body (both its physiology and pathology) along with components of emotional and spiritual cores can lead to provision of excellent medical care and better outcomes. The harmonization of psychosocial consequences of a biological disease is helpful not just for health care professionals but also for patients. Where it keeps the empathy and compassion alive and results in greater patient satisfaction, it also helps boost the physician’s morale.Our objective is to reflect on the impact of narrative medicine on physician-patient dynamics for health care professionals in a clinical setting. This article was written after synthesizing the findings of evidence-based literature, retrieved from different sources, along with our own reflections on our encounters with patients.One could infer from the evidence-based research that the practice of narrative medicine improves one’s concern and understanding toward the patient. This requires more time from the clinician, but medical care without compassion and humaneness causes high rates of dissatisfaction among both patients and health care practitioners, along with the risk of recurrent ailments. Our own patient encounters provide a testimony to this inference. The biopsychosocial model carries the same holistic approach toward patients. The mainstay of treatment in any domain of medicine should contain thoughtfulness for the sufferer rather than sole consideration of the suffering. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29035184/

7. Stress
See e.g. “The evolution of the concept of stress and the framework of the stress system” The evolution of the concept of stress and the framework of the stress system – PMC (nih.gov)

8. Limbic Construct
Text will come based on George Kelly Personal Construct Theory 1955

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Below during translation

  • Utgångspunkten är att integrerande bygga vidare på delar av Aristoteles arbeten, Stephen Pepper (World Hypothesis), Lev Vygotski (bl.a. internalisering ….), Thomas Kuhn (paradigm och dess konsekvenser), George Kelly (se t.ex.  http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/kelly.html för att bekanta er med honom – jag har egna länkar jag skall lägga in), Kar Popers (Värld 1, 2 och 3 modellen).

1. Kultur
2. Konstruktivism
3. Paradigm
4. Medicin
5. Stress
6. Konstrakt

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