Could there be a synthesis between Western and oriental medicine, and with Sasang constitutional medicine in particular?
Attitudes towards oriental medicine are changing for two major reasons. The first is that many patients, even in the West, are choosing to use its practitioners and methods. The second is that the rise of Systems Biology may offer a better basis for dialogue, and even for synthesis, between the oriental and Western traditions. However, a lot of work is needed to clear the way for such dialogue and synthesis. Much of this work should be devoted to clarifying the meanings of the terms used, and...Expand abstract
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- Citation: Noble, D. (2009). 'Could there be a synthesis between Western and oriental medicine, and with Sasang constitutional medicine in particular?', Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 6(S1), 5-10. [Available at http://ecam.oxfordjournals.org/]. © 2009 Denis Noble. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/uk/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.