Lecture Objectives fall2010

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Lecture Objectives Introduction to Holistic Principles Be able to define Paradigm and Worldview and explain how this is related to the old paradigms of reductionism and dualism. o Paradigm: A set of principles and assumptions used by a culture to make sense of the world o Worldview: YOUR personal values and beliefs provide a lens through which to interact and interpret the world. Your values, assumptions and beliefs bring clarity to individual choices and decisions o Reductionism: The idea that we understand things by breaking them down into their separate parts, the whole is the sum of the parts o Dualism: the mind and body are discrete, separate entities o Those were the ways the world was viewed back in the day Be able to explain Systems Theory and give the key principles of the theory o Understanding come from viewing all things as parts of a greater whole o Principles: Seek equilibrium or balance Are both open (permeable) and bound (self-sustaining) The whole is greater than the sum of the parts (creative synergy) Systems regulate themselves through feedback loops Know the core concepts of Holism o Interconnectedness: All living things are made of up interdependent parts that operate on many different levels simultaneously o Balance and Harmony All living things seek to maintain a state of balance (homeostasis) o Multiple Influences o Responsibility Be able to describe and identify key features of the Model of Interconnected Systems. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Revised January 10, 2010 Choices in Living, Holistic Health 1000 JL
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Be able to define complementary, integrative and alternative medicine. o Complementary: involves alternative practices that are meant to complement conventional medicine, self-healing, combination of allopathic and alternative medicine o Integrative: Combination of CAM and conventional medicines, using acupuncture as an anesthetic during surgery o Alternative: Know the characteristics of conventional medicine o Know the characteristics of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). o The body has an ability to heal itself, restore balance enhancing self- healing capabilities, the “whole person” is treated (mind, body, and spirit), diagnosis and treatment are individualized, practices can be complex combinations of interventions Be able to define whole medical systems and give two examples. o Comprehensive set of practices based on a common philosophy, allopathic is an example and chinese Know the domains of CAM practices and the practices that fall under each domain. o Mind/body practices, biologically based, energetically based, manipulative based, whole medical systems Keeping Your Body Fit Students will be able to describe variations in body type and know how to assess their own body type.
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