Biosemiotic Medicine: Healing in the World of Meaning (Studies in Neuroscience #5) (Hardcover)

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By Farzad Goli (Editor)
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This book presents an interpretation of pharmaceutical, surgical and psychotherapeutic interventions based on a univalent metalanguage: biosemiotics. It proposes that a metalanguage for the physical, mental, social, and cultural aspects of health and medicine could bring all parts and aspects of human life together and thus shape a picture of the human being as a whole, made up from the heterogeneous images of the vast variety of sciences and technologies in medicine discourse. The book adopts a biosemiotics clinical model of thinking because, similar to the ancient principle of alchemy, tam ethice quam physice, everything in this model is physical as much as it is mental. Signs in the forms of vibrations, molecules, cells, words, images, reflections and rites conform cultural, mental, physical, and social phenomena. The book decodes healing, dealing with health, illness and therapy by emphasizing the first-person experience as well as objective events. It allows readers to follow the energy-information flows through and between embodied minds and to see how they form physiological functions such as our emotions and narratives.

About the Author

Farzad Goli, MD, Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine. He is a founder of Bioenergy economy as an integrative model of care, in Energy Medicine University Sausalito, CA, USA. He leads a post-doctoral program at psychosomatic research center of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences under supervision of psychosomatic department of Freiburg University. At the moment, he is editor-in-chief of International Journal of Body, Mind and Culture.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783319350912
ISBN-10: 3319350919
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: August 11th, 2016
Pages: 247
Language: English
Series: Studies in Neuroscience