Notes on Eastern and Western Medicine

Initially, I discuss “About Taoism” by Jean Cooper

The poet Po Chu-i has written “Those who speak know nothing, those who know are silent. I have been told these words were spoken by Lao-tse. But if we’re going to believe that Lao-tsa himself was one who knew, how come he wrote a 5,000-word book.

This is exactly the problem you face if you get to grips with writing about Taoism. It will necessarily be an attempt to express what cannot be expressed to ponder the inscrutable, because Tao is the ultimate mystery that the words recoil at what transcends all attempts at human definition, all that might happen and everything according to thinking.”

There is now the embryo for an explanation. From the evolutionary perspective of our brain’s development, that’s exactly what I’m discussing when on the link about how East and West medicine could benefit both from being integrated based on a psychological platform. In short, this means that it is precisely the integration between experiential practice development and science theory knowledge where we can find the solution.

This means that, although we still do not understand how our brain integrates spatial and verbal language, that is precisely the main point, I believe. With increased spatial dominance and experiential development of different targeted (with the aim of influencing different systems to influence e.g. health development) behavioral strategies, it becomes practical methods that the individual tailors to certain guidelines. Animals were often studied, but also humans, and tried to find solutions to various problems, such as the turtle, to influence the nervous system. It then becomes an integrated holistic perspective that is formulated as a tool that each individual interprets and defines in that situation, and in the context in which one finds oneself.

It may sound a bit complicated but actually it is the same principle that happens in lucid dreams but as during the night when we sleep becomes more complex and “strange” surreal dreams, where we can discern certain details sometimes, but we can not “see” as in a regular movie. But spatial. Limbic system constitutes (as we can understand with today’s lack of knowledge)

Interface to somatic/biological/physiological systems and there with its functionality.

Thus, a “door” like Western medicine could in principle benefit greatly from acquiring. This does not mean that millennial knowledge should be neglected and perhaps despised, thereby also hindering Western use, but well in an integrated context where more focus can be placed on Western empirical knowledge bases. While Eastern medicine can benefit greatly from using rational science-based methodological analysis tools, for example.

So the answer to the problem in the introduction could be that: If we use both spatial and scientific languages (dual code theory), we can explain what is practically happening based on both spatial experience-based and rational science theory based.

One could in principle describe this as a dual code where in the east more spatially dominates and in the West more verbally dominates. So if we make good use of eastern medical practical exercises/strategies and integrate them into the perspective of Western rational science theory medicine, then we have the opportunity to find more and more the very integrated solutions that both sides lack where everyone wins. Here I believe that, like the old Taoists, ego-striped profiteers should be avoided and instead developed such integrations into non-profit contexts.