The Current Medical Paradigm
The conceptual framework of western medicine is based on the Newtonian/Cartesian paradigm, and monistic materialism. Matter is the most important principle. The body is mainly perceived purely as a physical entity. Emotions or cognitive qualities are understood as by-products of a materialistic process. Furthermore, spiritual experiences are basically classified as pathological experiences. The human body is portrayed as a super machine governed by mechanical laws. The image of the body as a purely mechanical system has led to the paradigm that only by dissecting and studying all its parts in detail can we find the solutions to fix it.