I like to think of medicine from a biopsychosocial perspective, which focuses on the bi-directional relationships between body, mind and environment. Note that I did not reference a brain-body, but instead a mind-body relationship. The 33 billion or so cells which serve as the command center of our nervous system is what we refer to as our brain. Our mind however is the complex of faculties enabling us to have subjective consciousness and intentionality toward our environment. That is to say, at a minimum, our mind affects our body and vice versa.
Date Posted: July 19, 2012
Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues