This paper was delivered at the World Congress of Chinese Medicine, Macau, 15th October 2008
The large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN will soon provide us with experimental evidence of a revolutionary vision of our universe developed since Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and Quantum Physics. The implications of a century of intellectual advancement in human knowledge has not yet influenced the system methodology of medicine today. Evidence Based Medicine is still a largely Newtonian mechanistic worldview of empirical objectivity, which is outdated by the Standard Model in physics and the String Theory of extra dimensions.
A Report delivered at the Integrative Medicine Conference March 2007 · Royal College of Physicians, London
Medicine is facing an era of transformation. Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is being challenged by the revival of traditional medicines such as Chinese medicine and Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) from a holistic natural stand point. The proposal of an integrative medicine must begin by innovating a creditable theoretical methodology to guide its clinical practice. This inquiry looks at the logic of cognition, a progression from evidence, scientism and the holistic metaphysics of medicine to a truer, more coherent methodology. Exploring this progress in terms of the dialectical logic of synthesis, this paper proposes the theoretical advancement of a Dialectical Based Medicine (DBM). Syllogism in Hegel’s science of logic may provide us with a cognitive logic for integrative medical research that incorporates both the changing complexity of physical manifestations and psycho-emotional, social and environmental factors in human health and disease.