HEALTH AND WELLNESS—OFFICIAL POSITION STAND
George Engel’s contention that science of medicine is still based popularly on, “the notion of the body as a machine, of disease as the consequence of breakdown of the machine, and of the doctor’s task as repairer of the machine” rings ominously true about the de-personalization that medical profession has gone through ever since the rise of technology.
Though this ‘machine’ approach has worked efficiently in some of the major diseases and delivered phenomenal results, yet it has miserably failed at taking into account the lived experience of a patient and suffering associated with it. Though trends are beginning to shift, the modern interventional approach is still far from enlisting the patient as an active agent in her/his own healing and change process.
As much as we would like to believe, we are not machines and a disease is not an isolated mechanical or organic failure in the physical body. We recognize that a dysfunction reflects a generalized imbalance in human body-mind-spirit axis and its solution or prevention has to be charted on the similar grounds. We, human beings, are a complicated web of physical, mental and spiritual events frozen into time and are driven by our life experiences.
Research studies have indicated that any major onset of a disease in a person is, most of the times, preceded by traumatic events or a prolonged exposure to taxing emotional circumstances.
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